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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Four former local standouts saw action for the Westminster mens basketball team this season.

Junior guard Dan Ritter, a 2017, South Range graduate, enjoyed a fine season for the Titans, averaging 11 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from three-point range.

He scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Jan. 4 against Washington & Jefferson. Eleven days later, he submitted 26 points against Bethany.

Ritter’s twin brother Anthony also saw action at Westminster, averaging 3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 28 games off the bench.

Anthony Ritter scored a season-high nine points to go with four rebounds against Chatham on Jan. 25. The Ritter brothers helped lead South Range to its first league title in 18 seasons in 2017.

Former Raider teammate Preston Stitt, a 2016 South Range graduate, was a senior guard this season for the Titans, averaging 3.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game. Stitt played his best game on Jan. 18 against Grove City, scoring 20 points and snagging five rebounds.

He finished his career strong, scoring 13 points and dishing out five assists in a 95-94 triple overtime victory over Penn St.-Behrend in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament. He closed his career with eight points and four assists in a 63-61 loss to Rutgers-Newark in the second round of the ECAC tournament on March 6.

Also playing for Westminster this season was sophomore guard Dakota Hill, a 2018 United graduate. Hill, who owns the career assists record at United, appeared in four games for the Titans this year without scoring. He appeared in nine games last season as a freshman.

The Titans finished their season at 16-12 overall.

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