November 16, 2013

Wolverines defeat Houghton for first win

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team hit twelve three pointers and held Houghton to just 33 percent shooting as the Wolverines defeated the Highlanders 75-56 to earn their first win of the 2013-14 season on Saturday afternoon at the Geneva College Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Tournament. 

Junior J.T. Schwartz (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) led the Wolverines (1-1) with a game-high 14 points and went 3-for-3 from three-point range while fellow junior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) added 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Junior Josh Patterson (McDonald, Pa./South Fayette) also reached double-figures, scoring 11 points to go with a game-high eight rebounds. 

After leading 32-23 at halftime, Grove City shot 52 percent from the floor in the second half, including 7 of 11 from downtown to pull away from the Highlanders (0-2).

The Wolverines assisted on 18 of their 26 made field goals, led by a game-high six from junior Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's)

Grove City returns to action on Wednesday when the team travels to Pitt-Greensburg for a 7:00 pm contest.

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