November 18, 2005

Allegheny tops Grove City in West Penn Classic

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team opened the 2005-06 season Friday night with a 73-64 loss to visiting Allegheny in the first night of the West Penn Classic at the Grove City College Arena.

Five Gators scored in double figures, led by Matt Majzlik's 20-point outing. An 8-2 Allegheny run midway through the second half gave the Gators a 59-52 lead with 6:42 left. Grove City (0-1) could get no closer than to within five down the stretch.

Senior guard Matt Phillips (Bainbridge, Ohio/Kenston) led Grove City with 15 points while sophomore guards Shawn Carr (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) and Ryan Gerber (Baltic, Ohio/Garaway) each added nine points. Allegheny out-rebounded the Wolverines, 32-31.

Casey McCloskey added 13 for Allegheny while Larry Sharp and Ryan Hollihan each chipped in 11. Ben Torsney tossed in 10 for the Gators.

Grove City will visit Carnegie Mellon Saturday night in the second night of action in the West Penn Classic. Allegheny will play Washington and Jefferson at 6 p.m., followed by the Grove City-CMU game at 8 p.m. Carnegie Mellon downed Washington and Jefferson, 96-68, in Friday night's opener. 

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