#9 Men’s Hoops Sets Program-Record in Victory
DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's 9th-ranked men's basketball team scored the game's first 16 points and never looked back, defeating Frostburg State, 85-49, on Saturday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines (17-1, 9-1 CAC) have now won a program-record 12-straight games while the Bobcats fall to 2-17 overall and 1-10 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
The senior trio of Eric Selby, David Langan and Brandin Youngblood scored 14 of Wesley's first 16 points as the Wolverines held Frostburg scoreless until Jabari Kamau hit a jumper with 15:45 left in the first half. The Bobcats missed their first nine shots of the game.
Frostburg cut the lead to as little as nine points when Quinton Dodson sunk two free throws to make the score, 26-17 with just over seven minutes left in the opening period. Wesley was quick to respond, however, scoring the next seven points to extend the advantage to 16 points, the same differential it led by at the half, 43-27.
AJ Tilghman and Selby started the second half with back-to-back easy layups to give the Wolverines a 20 point lead. Wesley would lead by as many as 36 points in the second half when an 8-0 run gave the Navy & White a 83-47 advantage with 5:13 left in regulation.
Four Wolverines reached double figures, led by Langan who scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting, along with seven rebounds. Wayne Lennon notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds while also dishing out five assists. Selby and Tilghman each tallied 13 points while combining for eight assists and six steals.
Off the bench, Xavier Grier had a career-day with six points and seven rebounds in just eight minutes of action and Anthony Bowers also chipped in with seven points. Of Wesley's 28 baskets on the day, 23 of them came off an assist.
Frostburg, who shot just 31.1% from the floor, was led by Kurt Gangler who tallied 13 points. Kamau added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Wesley visits No. 2 Cabrini on Monday, January 3 in a 7 pm tipoff. The Cavaliers are coached by former Wesley assistant Marcus Kahn, while former Cabrini starting point guard AJ Williams is currently an assistant at Wesley.