January 28, 2015

Wolverines fall at Thomas More

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The Grove City College men's basketball team dropped an 81-65 Presidents' Athletic Conference verdict at Thomas More Wednesday night at the Connor Convocation Center.

Grove City jumped out to a 24-17 lead midway through the first half but Thomas More (13-6, 8-2 PAC) countered with a 20-4 run in taking the lead for good. Thomas More led 40-34 at halftime and extended the lead to double figures early in the second half.

Senior guard Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's) paced Grove City with 15 points while freshman center Cory Huff (Kersey, Pa./Elk County Catholic) posted 14 points. Senior forward Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) added 13 points for the Wolverines, who shot 23 for 60 (38 percent) from the field in the game.

Marmelstein and junior Caleb Knudsen (Saylorsville, Pa./Pius X) both had seven rebounds for Grove City (8-11, 3-7). Knudsen also recorded a game-high five assists.

Nate McGovney led Thomas More with 17 points. The Saints shot 27 of 54 (50 percent) for the game, including a 15-for-25 (60 percent) outing on three-point goals.

Grove City outrebounded Thomas More 38-32. The Wolverines had 13 turnovers and forced 10 Thomas More turnovers.

Grove City will host Waynesburg at 3 p.m. Saturday in conference action.

Box Score

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-MITCH MARMELSTEIN (2011-Pres.)     1,275
6
-Tanner Prosser (1999-2003)         1,263
7-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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