CARY, N.C. – The Wesley College men's basketball team closed out their North Carolina road swing with a close battle with William Peace Pacers on Sunday, but the Pacers withstood the late comeback attempt by the Wolverines to win 84-82,
After erasing a 13-point first-half deficit, Wesley brought the game within two points in the waning moments of the game. With a two-point game with under 30 seconds, William Peace's Mikal Gaylord missed a three-point attempt and gave Wesley a chance to tie. Evan Anderson had a chance to tie with a jumper on the wing that he missed. But Anderson got his rebound and put up a desperation three-pointer to win a game. Anderson's three-pointer hit the front rim and William Peace was able to survive the Wesley comeback attempt.
Brian Cameron recorded his second double-double of the year. Cameron led Wesley with a team-high 28 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron shot 9-of-18 from the field, drained four three-pointers and was 6-of-8 from the free-throw line.
Anderson tallied his third 20-point game of the season with a 22-point performance. He puled down seven rebounds, stole the ball three times and dished out three assists.
Derick Charles was a rebound away from his first double-double of the season, collecting 16 points and nine rebounds. Charles also swatted three shots.
Trey Bryant had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers.
Wesley (2-4) will be back in action on Wednesday when they take on the Centenary (N.J.) Cyclones. The road contest is set for a 6 p.m. tip.