Wesley gives No. 17 Salisbury scare on the road

Wesley gives No. 17 Salisbury scare on the road

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wesley College men's basketball team played the No. 17 ranked Salisbury Seagulls tough but the Seagulls survived the Wolverines upset attempt, eking out a 70-68 win Wednesday night in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action.

The Wolverines trailed 31-28 at the half but went on a 10-2 run to start the second half. The back-and-forth second half, which the Seagulls pulled ahead 68-63 with a little over a minute to go in regulation. A three-point play by JW Lawson cut the Seagull lead to two with 1:03 remaining in the game. A charging call on Salisbury's Gordan Jeter gave the Wolverines the ball back with 35 seconds left in regulation. Paul Clemons made a clutch lay-in to tie the game at 68 with 16 seconds to go.

With the Seagulls out of timeouts, Wyatt Smith broke the Wolverine defense and made a layup to give the Seagulls the two-point advantage. Brian Cameron's three-pointer with time expiring went long off the basket to give the Seagulls the win.

Cameron scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-15 from the field. Cameron also went 4-of-7 behind the three-point line and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe. Cameron added a team-high eight rebounds and four steals for the Wolverines.

Lawson netted 15 points off the bench off of 6-of-10 shooting. Evan Anderson tallied seven points while Clemons collected six points.

Jeter led the Seagulls with 21 points and seven rebounds.

The Wolverines (6-10, 4-5 CAC) will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 21 when they host the Southern Virginia Knights in a CAC contest. The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. tip from Wentworth Gymnasium.