Men’s Basketball drops opener to Stockton in overtime

Men’s Basketball drops opener to Stockton in overtime

By: Evan Le'Mon

GALLOWAY, N.J. – The Wesley College men's basketball team fell in overtime, 87-82 in their season opener to the Stockton Ospreys on Wednesday.

With 13 lead changes, it was a hard-fought game. Wesley led Stockton 35-32 heading to halftime. Stockton held a four-point lead with a minute and a half left to go in regulation. Paul Clemons sank two free throws to cut the lead to two with a minute left in game.

Evan Anderson forced overtime when he made a jump shot with 23 seconds to go in regulation to tie the game at 75.

Stockton outscored Wesley 12-7 in the overtime session to take the victory.

JW Lawson led the Wolverines with 25 points and 10 rebounds to notch a double-double. Brian Cameron racked up 24 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Evan Anderson scored 14 points. Paul Clemons tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.

Mychal Stefanides grabbed six rebounds off the bench while George Cook handed out four assists in the loss.

Kashaun Barnes had a game-high 30 points for Stockton.

The Wolverines (0-1) will travel to the University of Delaware this Friday to face off against the Blue Hens. Game time from the Bob Carpenter Center is set for 7 p.m.