Charles scores career-high as men’s basketball cruises past Cairn, 88-69

Charles scores career-high as men’s basketball cruises past Cairn, 88-69

LANGHORNE, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team ended their four-game away stand and earned their second-straight win on Monday by defeating the Cairn Highlanders. 88-69.

In a game where Wesley never trailed, four Wolverines recorded double figures led by Derick Charles, who tallied a career-high 23 points.

Wesley dominated much of the first half opening up the game on a 16-4 run, forcing Cairn to use an early timeout just five minutes into regulation.

Cairn would try to claw their way back in the first half, but Wesley would prove to be too much as they would take a 46-31 lead into halftime.

The Highlanders started off strong in second half going a 13-3 run, cutting the Wolverine lead down to five. A five-point deficit would be the closest to the lead Cairn would get as Wesley would stretch their lead back to double digits and ended the game with the 19-point victory.  

Charles hauled in eight rebounds, handed out four assists, recorded a block and steal to go along with his career-high point total.

Cameron tallied 23 points, to match the game-high. He also dished out six assists, pulled down five rebounds and recorded two steals  

Evan Anderson and Terrence Braxton also registered double-digit point performances with 19 and 10 points respectively. Anderson tied his season-high in three-pointers, knocking down 6-of-7 from beyond the arc. Braxton shot 4-of-5 from the field, hauled in six boards and dished out four helpers.

Julian Collazo led Cairn with 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

Wesley (6-6) plays their final game of 2018 at home when they host the Misericordia Cougars on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Tipoff from Wentworth Gymnasium is scheduled for 1 p.m.