January 24, 2015

Grove City humbles W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team opened the second half of its Presidents' Athletic Conference schedule Saturday afternoon by rolling to a 68-49 victory over host Washington & Jefferson at the Henry Memorial Center.

Senior guard J.T. Schwartz (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) tied a career high by firing in 25 points, including a career-best six three-point goals. Freshman center Cory Huff (Kersey, Pa./Elk County Catholic) poured in 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting for the Wolverines (8-10, 3-6) and senior guard Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's) contributed 13 points and a game-high six assists.

Grove City led 36-26 at halftime and broke open the game with an 18-3 run midway through the second half. Schwartz ignited the run with a three-pointer while Huff followed with three consecutive baskets in the paint.

Grove City jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never trailed. The Wolverines shot 25 of 58 (43 percent) from the field for the game and limited W&J (1-17, 0-9) to a 17-of-54 (32 percent) effort on field goals. Grove City turned over the ball 12 times while W&J had nine turnovers.

Huff, junior swingman Caleb Knudsen (Saylorsville, Pa./Pius X), sophomore forward Tyler McGrath (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts), and junior guard Joe Vermilya (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) all grabbed six rebounds, helping Grove City own a 48-28 edge on the glass.

Schwartz added four steals while Knudsen tallied four assists.

Mike Resnik led W&J with 15 points.

Grove City will visit conference foe Thomas More Wednesday evening.

Box Score


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-MITCH MARMELSTEIN (2011-Pres.)     1,260
-Mark Timko (1991-94)               1,255
8-Fred Schwab (1970-74)              1,215
9-Deron Ryan (1984-88)               1,205
10-Tim Mokma (1987-91)               1,197
11-Bill Fox (1975-79)                1,192
12-Tom Robinson (1957-62)            1,181
13-Mark Smith (1979-83)              1,171
14-Andy O'Keefe (2006-10)            1,164
16-Jim Wherley (1993-97)             1,162
16-Bart Niemeyer (1958-62)           1,145
17-Shawn Carr (2004-08)              1,121
18-Brett Matson (2008-12)            1,108
19-Benjamin Davis (1990-94)          1,094
20-Ryan Gibson (2005-09)             1,079
21-Dave Marovich (1962-65)           1,072
22-Ron Arrington (1962-66)           1,069
23-Ryan Eller (2001-05)              1,068
24-Mike Donahoe (1975-79)            1,051
25-Dan Von Handorf (1992-96)         1,029
26-Dutch Leonard (1955-59)           1,013

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