NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men’s basketball team won, 99-61, over non-conference foe Penn. State Beaver in day two of the Buzz Ridl Classic Saturday afternoon.
Senior Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and sophomores Cameron Kane-Johnson (Niles, OH / Niles) and Marco Delorenzo (Canfield, OH / Canfield) represented Westminster on the Buzz Ridl Classic Team. Marcus Dempsey (Muskingum University), Tyreik Burton (Thiel), and John Foster (Penn. State Beaver) were also named on the team.
Against the Lions (1-3), three Titans scored in double-digits, led by sophomore Cameron Kane-Johnson (Niles, OH / Niles) with a game-high 18 points. Junior Austin Armwood (Columbus, OH / Westerville North) and sophomore Lloyd Chatman (Columbus, OH / Reynoldsburg) scored 16 and 13 points, respectively. Chatman’s point total tied a career-high. Senior Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) tallied a game-high 11 rebounds, to go along with nine points. Freshman Isaac Stamatiades (Elkridge, MD / Avalon) added seven points, while Vrabel, freshman Anthony Ritter (North Lima, OH / South Range), and sophomore Blake Payne (Ashtabula, OH / Jefferson Area) each had six points. Delorenzo also earned game- and career-highs in assists (5) and steals (4).
Westminster outshot Penn. State 48.1% (38-79) to 31.5% (17-54) and had a 52-34 advantage in rebounds.
The Titans, who never trailed in the game, took their first double-digit lead (26-16) when Kane-Johnson made a three-pointer with 8:52 to go in the first half. Westminster took its largest lead of the half (46-26) when sophomore Preston Stitt (Boardman, OH / South Range) made a layup with 1:16 on the clock. Westminster led 46-30 at halftime. The Titans outscored the Lions 53-31 in the second half and had their largest lead of the game (97-56) with 2:28 to play.
Westminster won 89-80 over Muskingum Friday night in day one of the Buzz Ridl Classic.
Thiel topped Muskingum, 85-84, in the first game of Saturday’s contest.
Westminster (3-0) is back in action Tuesday, Nov. 21 when it plays at Division I Youngstown State University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.