January 23, 2008
Wolverines roll past Thiel; Carr scores 1,000th
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team remained atop the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wednesday night with a 72-54 victory at Thiel in conference action at Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia. Grove City is now 5-1 in the PAC and 11-6 overall.
Grove City senior guard Shawn Carr (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) fired in a game-high 19 points in the win and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Carr drained a three-pointer with 10:28 left in the game to become the 22nd Grove City player to reach 1,000 points. He now has 1,002 for his career.
Sophomore Luke Tomaselli (Cresson, Pa./Penn Cambria) added 11 points, including three three-point goals, while sophomore center Andy O'Keefe (Perry, Ohio/Perry) chipped in 10 points.
Grove City shot 51 percent (25 of 49) from the field, including 11-of-19 (58 percent) marksmanship behind the three-point line. The Wolverines also committed just nine turnovers in the win.
Tomaselli hit back-to-back three-pointers midway through the first half to give Grove City a 23-12 lead. O'Keefe's runner in the lane at the first-half buzzer gave Grove City a 35-23 halftime lead.
Carr scored seven straight points early in the second half to help the Wolverines stretch the lead to 44-23. The lead eventually grew to 25, 72-47, on a three-pointer from senior forward Bobby Turner (New Castle, Pa./Laurel). Turner finished the night with a pair of threes and eight total points.
Defensively, Grove City limited Thiel standout Joe Herrmann to just nine points. Herrmann led the PAC in scoring and rebounding as a junior in 2007. Thiel shot 19 of 42 (45 percent) from the field for the game.
Tommy Hall led the Tomcats (6-9, 2-4 PAC) with 18 points. Thiel is now 5-2 at home this year.
Junior guard Ryan Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) pulled in a game-high seven rebounds for Grove City, helping the Wolverines claim a 28-26 advantage on the glass.
Grove City will host Geneva Saturday afternoon at 3 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-Ryan Eller (2001-05) 1,068
19-Mike Donahoe (1975-79) 1,051
20-Dan Von Handorf (1992-96) 1,029
21-Dutch Leonard (1955-59) 1,013
22-SHAWN CARR (2004-present) 1,002
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