Wolverines Slip in Conference Opener

Wolverines Slip in Conference Opener

DOVER, Del. - In their first game against a Capital Athletic Conference opponent this season, the Wesley College Men's Basketball team fell 73-62 to rival Marymount University on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. 

Evan Anderson led the Wolverines with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting while Rasahn Brinkley added 13 points off the bench. Leading scorer JW Lawson was held to just six points as the Wolverines were forced to find other ways to put the ball in the hoop. Marymount applied fullcourt pressure to the Wolverines throughout the game, slowing the pace and forcing Wesley turnovers. 

Wesley led for the first 10 minutes of the game, but the momentum shifted midway through the first half and the Saints grabbed the lead. Marymount triggered a 9-0 run to take a 24-17 advantage at the 6:16 mark and never trailed from that point. Wesley drew back to within two points but finished the first half trailing 33-27.

In the second half, Marymount extended their lead with a 6-0 run in the first few minutes. Back-to-back three-pointers from Anderson and Brian Cameron drew the Wolverines to within six points, but the Saints had an answer to every punch the Wolverines threw. 

Michael Anderson led the Saints' second half offense, waking up for 16 points in the period on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting performance. As a team, the Saints shot 66.7% in the second half (14-for-21) to pull away and hang on for the 73-62 victory.

Wesley moves to 1-4 on the season with an 0-1 mark in conference play. The team will travel to Southern Virginia University on Saturday for another CAC contest.