ALUMNI REPORT: Toro, Samec play in D-II tourney

ALUMNI REPORT: Toro, Samec play in D-II tourney

Abington Heights graduate Tim Toro started and Hazleton Area graduate Josh Samec played by far his most significant minutes of the season when West Chester University closed out its season with an appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Tournament.

Toro, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, had six points and seven rebounds in the 74-65 national tournament loss to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Samec, a 6-foot-7 freshman forward, played a season-high 19 minutes. He had six points, two rebounds and a blocked shot.

West Chester went 22-9.

Toro started all 28 games he played, averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor.

The Golden Rams played Indiana of Pa. in their last two games. Toro had a career-high 20 points in a 90-69 loss to IUP in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs.

Toro has played 77 games, including 63 starts, in his three seasons at West Chester.

Samec had 14 points and 6 rebounds in limited action in 11 games this season.

Ian Langendoerfer, a 6-foot-6 junior forward who had played his first two college seasons at Division I Loyola of Maryland, was also on the team.

Langendoerfer played 84 minutes in 17 games for the Golden Rams this season, averaging 1.8 points.

The 6-foot-5 junior forward finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a blocked shot. He shot well from the floor, going 12-for-25 (48.0 percent) overall and 6-for-13 (46.3) from 3-point range. He went 1-for-6 (16.7) from the line.

Langendoerfer played 25 games as a freshman at Loyola, averaging 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds. He made 3 starts while playing 14 total games as a sophomore and finished with 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.