November 19, 2014
Wolverines hold off UPG, 80-73
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team improved to 2-0 overall Wednesday night by earning an 80-73 victory over visiting Pitt-Greensburg (0-2) in non-conference action at the Grove City College Arena.
Four Wolverine players scored in double figures, led by a 21-point outing from senior guard Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's). Senior guard J.T. Schwartz (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) fired in 15 points while freshman center Cory Huff (Kersey, Pa./Elk County Catholic) added 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Junior guard Stephen Tam (Hamilton, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham) tossed in 10 points.
Grove City shot 64 percent (28 for 44) from the field for the game and limited Pitt-Greensburg to 24-for-65 (37 percent) shooting. Grove City also held a 38-25 edge in rebounds, led by a 15-rebound effort from junior guard Caleb Knudsen (Saylorsville, Pa./Pius X). Huff added eight rebounds.
Grove City led 37-29 at halftime and led by as many as 18 points in the second half. The Bobcats eventually whittled the lead to 73-71 with 1:28 remaining on a jumper by Jerell Figueroa. However, Schwartz went 4 for 4 at the foul line down the stretch to help seal the win.
Figueroa led Pitt-Greensburg with 19 points while Rocco Contristano added 15 points. Pitt-Greensburg had 13 turnovers while Grove City turned over the ball 22 times, including 16 in the second half.
Knudsen tallied five assists while junior Joe Vermilya (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) added three assists. Wednesday's game marked the first time since the 1985-86 season that Grove City has played its first two games of the season at home. Last Saturday, the Wolverines downed Franciscan in the season opener, 58-43.
Grove City will open its road schedule Saturday at Mount Aloysius. Tip-off in Cresson, Pa., is 1 p.m.
GROVE CITY'S 1,000-POINT CLUB
1-Jeff Claypool (1965-69) 2,234
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-Andy O'Keefe (2006-10 1,164
14-Jim Wherley (1993-97) 1,162
15-Bart Niemeyer (1958-62) 1,145
16-Shawn Carr (2004-08) 1,121
17-Brett Matson (2008-12) 1,108
18-Benjamin Davis (1990-94) 1,094
19-Ryan Gibson (2005-09) 1,079
20-Dave Marovich (1962-65) 1,072
21-Ron Arrington (1962-66) 1,069
22-Ryan Eller (2001-05) 1,068
23-Mike Donahoe (1975-79) 1,051
24-Dan Von Handorf (1992-96) 1,029
25-MITCH MARMELSTEIN (2011-) 1,024
26-Dutch Leonard (1955-59) 1,013
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