December 4, 2010

Wolverines thump Presidents, 60-48

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team earned its first Presidents' Athletic Conference victory of the season Saturday afternoon by rolling past visiting Washington & Jefferson 60-48 in the Grove City College Arena. Grove City has now won 16 straight home games against W&J in the regular season.

Grove City limited W&J to just 17 points and six field goals in the first half. The Wolverines yielded just one field goal during a 13-minute stretch of the opening period while taking control of the game with an 11-0 run. The Wolverines led 33-17 at halftime and led by as many as 21 points, 43-22, in the second half.

Junior guard Brett Matson (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) led Grove City with 13 points while senior forward Luke Tomaselli (Cresson, Pa./Penn Cambria) posted a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Wolverines.

Grove City owned a 45-34 edge on the glass. The Wolverines shot 36 percent (19 of 53) from the field, including 6-for-15 accuracy on three-point attempts.

Zach Bellhy led W&J (2-6, 0-1 PAC) with 16 points.

Grove City has held W&J to less than 50 points in each of the last three regular-season meetings between the teams at Grove City College Arena. The Wolverines are 12-2 in their last 14 home games.

Grove City will play the second of four straight home games Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against Penn State Altoona in non-conference action.

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