Wolverines Outlast Bobcats to Grab Conference Win

Photo Credit: Jamie Wilson - D3photography.com
Photo Credit: Jamie Wilson - D3photography.com

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Basketball team used a 54-point second half outburst to earn an 80-59 victory over Frostburg State on Sunday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium.

JW Lawson led the way with 21 points while Rasahn Brinkley owned the paint with a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double. Brian Cameron added 13 points while Evan Anderson poured in 11 for a Wesley squad that posted a season-high offensive output. Tyrone Craven notched five assists and swiped away five steals to help the Wolverines without scoring.

Wesley struggled in the first half, shooting just 36.0% from the floor (9-for-24) and managing just 26 points. The two teams played evenly through the first 10 minutes with the score tied at 15-15. A three from Christopher Coston put Frostburg ahead 22-17, but four straight converted free throws by Anderson brought Wesley within one. Brinkley gave the Wolverines a lead with a dunk off a Craven steal but the Bobcats finished the half with five straight points to take a 30-26 lead into the half.

In the second half it didn't take Wesley long to overcome their deficit. A steal by Tyrone Craven turned into a transition bucket for Lawson as the Wolverines tied the game at 32-32 just 1:03 into the frame. At the 17-minute mark, Tolu Babalola came off the bench and provided a spark. The freshman converted a three-point play and swatted a shot on the Wolverines' next defensive possession, giving Wesley the lead for good. 

From that point, the Navy and White slowly pulled away gaining a double-digit lead with six straight points from Brian Cameron with six minutes remaining. In the final 6:14, Wesley outscored the Bobcats 22-12 to extend their advantage and finish off the 80-59 victory. 

The win marks Wesley's second straight victory, moving them to 3-4 on the year with a 2-1 mark in the CAC. The squad will take to the road for another conference bout with York College on Wednesday, December 14.