Men’s basketball late rally comes up short at William Peace

Men’s basketball late rally comes up short at William Peace

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.

Terrence Braxton had four rebounds while Tyrone Craven chipped in with three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

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.