Men’s basketball sets program assists record in win over St. Mary’s

Photo by Joy Cheatham
Photo by Joy Cheatham

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's basketball team picked up an 80-59 victory over St. Mary's on Saturday in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action.

The Wolverines assisted on 30 of their 33 made field goals in the win, which was the most since Wesley has been a four-year school. The Wolverines were 33-for-54 from the field (61.1%) and knocked down nine 3-pointers.

"Something that we talk about and value is having energy and being unselfish with the ball," said head coach Dean Burrows. "After hitting 15 threes at York, we wanted to keep the ball moving and flowing in our offense. This will definitely be a game that we look back on as a highlight of the season because everyone was involved in the offense today."

Wesley never trailed in the game and was fueled by a 20-7 run at the end of the first half to go into the locker room with a 43-28 lead over St. Mary's.

Wesley upped their lead to as much as 26 with nine minutes to go in the second half to take a 69-43 game. The Wolverines cruised to the eventual 21-point win.

Five players were in double figures for the Wolverines, including four of the five starters. Mychal Stefanides led the charge with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including five 3-pointers. Stefanides also dished out eight assists and stole the ball twice.

Evan Anderson tallied 17 points, five assists and four rebounds while Paul Clemons notched 12 points on 5-of-6 from the field and six rebounds. JW Lawson was a perfect 5-for-5 shooting to pick up 11 points and was a rebound away from a double-double with a game-high nine boards. Lawson chipped in with four assists.

Brian Cameron registered 10 points, nine assists and four rebounds in the win. Derick Charles chipped in with seven points.

Chris Craft led St. Mary's with 13 points.

The Wolverines (10-11, 6-8 CAC) will look to avenge an early-season home loss when they take on the Marymount Saints on Wednesday. Tip-off from the BB&T Center is slated for 8 p.m.