Lawson scores 1,000th point as Wesley falls in quarterfinals to York

Lawson scores 1,000th point as Wesley falls in quarterfinals to York

YORK, Pa. – The sixth-seeded Wesley College basketball team pushed hard in the waning moments of a back-and-forth quarterfinal matchup but dropped a 102-91 decision on Tuesday to the third-seeded York Spartans in the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship Tournament.

Junior forward Paul Clemons led the Wolverines with 29 points to set a new career-high. Clemons went 12-of-17 from the field while also going a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Clemons also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

Three other Wolverines registered double-digit points in the loss. Sophomore guard Evan Anderson scored 19 points while junior guard JW Lawson and freshman guard Brian Cameron contributed with 13 and 10 points respectively. Cameron's 10 points all came in the second half. Lawson pulled down seven rebounds while Anderson had five boards for the Wolverines.

Lawson converted a layup with 13 seconds remaining in the game to become the 13th player in Wolverine history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.

The Wolverines shot 46.5 percent from the field and outrebounded the Spartans at a 43-to-27 clip but the deciding factor in the game was from beyond the three-point line. The Spartans went made 14 threes while the Wolverines knocked down eight from three-point range.  

The Wolverines finished the 2017 season 10-16 overall and 8-10 in the CAC.