Men’s Basketball – Thomas More #5 Damion King
5-10 Sophomore Guard Stat Line: 24 points (5 of 6 on 3-pointers)
The Thomas More men’s basketball team won its first PAC title since 2009 with a 79-68 triumph over the Saint Vincent Bearcats. Sophomore guard Damion King spearheaded the victory over the defending champions by pouring in a game-high 24 points. King was deadly from beyond the arc, pouring in 5 of 6 3-point attempts. It was the fourth time in the last five games that King scored 20 points or more. For his efforts in the league title game, King was named the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game by the PAC Sports Network.
Men’s Basketball – Saint Vincent
#32 Austin Ford
6-7 Senior Forward Stat Line: Career-high 21 points, 7 rebounds
Down by six points at halftime, Saint Vincent rallied in the second half for a 74-65 victory over the Bethany Bison in the PAC semifinals. The Bearcats lost twice to the Bison in the regular season but senior Austin Ford made sure that there would’t be a third loss to Bethany. Ford posted a career-high 21 points and added seven rebounds to extend SVC’s “drive for five” consecutive PAC titles. For his efforts, Ford was named the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game.
Men’s Basketball – Thiel #15 Nyric Gosley
6-2 Freshman Guard Stat Line: 20 points, (2 of 2 on 3-pointers)
The third-seeded Thiel Tomcats advanced to the PAC semifinals with a 69-58 win over sixth-seeded Grove City. It was a tight game most of the night but Thiel pulled away in the final five minutes of the contest thanks in part to Nyric Gosley. The freshman guard netted a team-high 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field. In a strong all-around performance, Gosley added four rebounds and three steals. For his efforts, Gosley was named the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game.
Men’s Basketball – Grove City #14 Brandon Grider
6-1 Sophomore Guard Stat Line: 17 points, 8 rebounds
Grove City rallied from a 15-point deficit at intermission for an impressive 86-73 victory at Bethany in the regular season finale. Grove City shot 75 percent (21 of 28) from the field in the second half and outscored Bethany 42-12 over the final 13 minutes of the game. Helping in the comeback bid was sophomore Brandon Grider who netted a team-high 17 points. For his efforts, Grider was named the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game.
Women’s Basketball – Grove City #20 Lexie Arkwright
5-8 Junior Guard Stat Line: 35 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals
Grove City earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming PAC Tournament with an exciting 82-79 overtime win at Bethany. The league’s leading scorer saved her best performance for the last game of the regular season, posting a career-high 35 points in the victory. Arkwright added six rebounds and four steals on her way to Foster Law Offices Player of the Game honors.