Despite Loss to Greenville, Men’s Basketball Shows Potential

BY BEN CAMPBELL
SPORTS EDITOR 

The Westminster men’s basketball team fell to Greenville College by a score of 117-98 on Saturday. The loss drops the Blue Jays to an even 3-3 record overall and a 1-1 mark in conference play.


Stu Hollandsworth, ‘19, led the way for Westminster with 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, while Zach Nelson, ‘17, contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds.

The Blue Jays dominated inside, securing 61 out of 96 rebounds, but the Panthers were able to capitalize on Westminster’s 25 turnovers for 32 points.

Although the Blue Jays came up short on Saturday, Tanner Gentges, ‘17, saw some important takeaways from the game.

“We are a relatively young team, and guys showed tremendous fight throughout the game, even though we were losing through most of it,” Gentges said. “Later on in the season when we (will) face diversity, we will be better equipped to handle it.

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Romo Tabb, ’18, goes up for a dunk in Wednesday’s game against Fontbonne. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER ATHLETICS.

On Wednesday, the Blue Jays outscored Fontbonne by 25 points (94-69), showing that they are capable of overpowering their opponents.

Hollandsworth said that the team’s biggest weakness is its inconsistent defense.

“We put up 90 points (in) our first two conference games, which shows where we’re at offensively,” he said. “We’re the biggest team in the conference, and we need to play like that more on defense.”

The Blue Jays are off until Saturday, Dec. 10, when they will host conference rival Webster at 3 p.m.

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