February 12, 2005
Wolverines slip past Presidents, 57-54
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team improved to 13-9 overall and 6-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Saturday afternoon with a 57-54 win over Washington and Jefferson at the Henry Memorial Center.
Senior center Phil Bushre (Swartz Creek, Mich./Swartz Creek) put the Wolverines ahead to stay, 56-54, by sinking a lay-up with 37 seconds left. Senior forward Ryan Eller (Erie, Pa./Iroquois) split two free throws in the final seconds to help secure the win. Bushre and Eller each posted 14 points.
Washington and Jefferson (6-17, 3-5 PAC) jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first half and maintained the lead into the second half. However, a Bushre basket seven minutes into the second half gave Grove City its first lead of the game, 37-35. An Eller jumper with 3:40 left gave the Wolverines their largest lead of the game, 52-47.
President guard Brandon Studer tied the game at 54 at the 1:03 mark with a three-pointer, part of his game-best 15-point effort.
Grove City held a 29-27 edge on the glass, led by Bushre's seven rebounds. Eller had four assists while senior guard J.D. Collar (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) had nine points and three assists.
Grove City will visit Thiel Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
GROVE CITY'S 1,000-POINT CLUB
1-Jeff Claypool (1965-69)
2-Bob Crow (1979-83) 1,450
3-Joe Buckley (1985-89) 1,413
4-John Cochran (1966-70) 1,352
5-Tanner Prosser (1999-2003) 1,263
6-Mark Timko (1991-94) 1,255
7-Fred Schwab (1970-74) 1,215
8-Deron Ryan (1984-88) 1,205
9-Tim Mokma (1987-91) 1,197
10-Bill Fox (1975-79) 1,192
11-Tom Robinson (1957-62) 1,181
12-Mark Smith (1979-83) 1,171
13-Jim Wherley (1993-97) 1,162
14-Bart Niemeyer (1958-62) 1,145
15-Benjamin Davis (1990-94) 1,094
16-Dave Marovich (1962-65) 1,072
17-Ron Arrington (1962-66) 1,069
18-Mike Donahoe (1975-79) 1,051
19-RYAN ELLER (2001-present) 1,031
20-Dan Von Handorf (1992-96) 1,029
21-Dutch Leonard (1955-59) 1,013
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