DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Basketball team used a gutty performance to pull out a come-from-behind victory over Capital Athletic Conference foe Southern Virginia University in their last time out. The squad will look to carry over their momentum into their matchup with CAC foe Frostburg State on Sunday, December 11.
Wesley has had an eight-day hiatus after their win at SVU in order to allow student-athletes to focus on finals. With exams out of the way, the Wolverines are ready to get back to business when they face Frostburg on Sunday.
JW Lawson had led the team offensively, averaging 17.3 points per game, including a season-high 26 points against Southern Virginia last week. Lawson scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to lead Wesley to a win after trailing by nine at the halftime break. Wesley has opened up the paint for Lawson with sharpshooters Evan Anderson and Brian Cameron. Anderson is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 45.5% from behind the arc. Cameron has added 9.6 points per game with a 41.2% three-point clip.
Paul Clemons has added an element of toughness in the paint for the Wolverines. The junior transfer has grabbed 8.3 rebounds per game to reach the third-highest per game total in the CAC. He has also chipped in with 8.7 points per game for the Wolverines. Rasahn Brinkley leads the CAC in shooting percentage, recording a 56.1% clip from the floor.
Wesley has eight different players on the roster averaging at least 12.0 minutes per game this season and has shuffled their starting lineup all season trying to find the perfect fit.
Frostburg State enters Sunday's game with a 1-7 mark, including an 0-3 record in the CAC. The Bobcats won their season opener over Mount Aloysius but have since dropped seven straight contests. Most recently, the team fell 70-67 to CAC rival Penn State Harrisburg. The Bobcats held a narrow halftime lead but ultimately fell to their conference foes.
Tyler Michael has led the Bobcats in scoring this season, averaging 18.4 points per game this season. The forward netted a season-high 32 points in the team's opener but since has eclipsed 20 points just once. Edwin Cole is averaging 8.5 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for Frostburg while Lawrence Pettis, Jr. leads the team with 3.4 assists per game.
Last season, the Wolverines swept the Bobcats in two meetings. Wesley earned a 70-59 victory over the Bobcats at home and then edged their conference rivals in an overtime thriller late in the season, beating Frostburg 84-82 to keep their playoff hopes alive. JW Lawson led the Wolverines in scoring on both occasions, netting 15 at home and dropping 30 against Frostburg on the road. The Wolverines will likely look to Lawson again this season to down their CAC rivals.
Wesley and Frostburg State meet on Sunday December 11 at 3:00 p.m. Live stats will be provided by the Wesley Sports Information Office.