Men’s basketball cruises to CAC win over Penn St.-Harrisburg

Photo by Joy Cheatham
Photo by Joy Cheatham

DOVER, Del. – Powered by a strong second half, the Wesley College men's basketball scored the season sweep over Penn St. Harrisburg on Wednesday with an 82-70 win over the Lions in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action.

The two teams were tied eight times and traded the lead four times in the first half but Wesley took a 35-34 lead into the halftime break.

Brian Cameron took over the game at the start of the second half with eight unanswered points to start the period to push the Wesley lead out further and keep Penn St.-Harrisburg in check.

Wesley was hot from beyond the 3-point line, nailing seven of their 12 attempts (58.3%). Wesley only turned the ball over eight times and forced 17 Lion turnovers which resulted in 24 points.

Cameron netted 30 points for Wesley, his fourth 30-plus point performance of the season. He was 9-of-18 from the field, 5-for-6 from 3-point range and 7-for-8 in free throws. Cameron also added four rebounds and two assists.

Paul Clemons tallied 16 points and six rebounds. Clemons was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. JW Lawson notched 14 points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists while Evan Anderson scored 13 points, off 4-for-6 shooting and 2-of-2 in 3-pointers, three assists and two steals.

George Cook chipped in with five points, five assists and three rebounds off the bench.

Kahlil Williams had 20 points for the Lions.

The Wolverines (9-9, 5-6 CAC) will wrap up their three-game home stand on Saturday when they host the Christopher Newport Captains. Game time from Wentworth Gymnasium is scheduled for 3 p.m.