ASTON, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team engaged in a back-and-forth battle with the Neumann Knights in Atlantic East Conference road action and came out with a come-from-behind, 73-72 win on Wednesday.
Both teams would exchange most of their ties and lead changes early on but it would be Neumann who would pull away to a five-point lead with five minutes remaining in the first half. Wesley would counter with a 13-6 run to take a 36-34 lead into the half.
The Knights came out firing out of halftime, scoring the first six points of the second half to regain the lead. Neumann would get out to a 54-45 lead, their largest of the game, with over eight minutes left in regulation. Wesley would spend the remainder of the game clawing their way back, chipping away at the lead. With 2:16 remaining in regulation, Brandon Lewis hit a clutch three-pointer to cut Neumann's lead down to 68-67. Two possessions later, Lewis would steal the ball from Neumann's Mark Perry and sink a layup on the fast break to give Wesley the 69-68 lead with 1:29 to go in the game.
After drawing a foul, Neumann's Waheem Lowman would make both of his free throws to allow Neumann to retake the one-point lead, 70-69 with 1:14 left in the game. Wesley and Neumann would exchange leads in the final minute of the game with Neumann holding the 72-71 lead with 20 seconds left in regulation.
In Wesley's final possession, Brian Cameron would drain the go-ahead jumper with eight seconds left in regulation to put the Wolverines up 73-72. Neumann had a chance to win but Lowman would miss the desperation three-pointer and seal the Wesley's first Atlantic East road victory.
Cameron led Wesley in their comeback, scoring a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds to notch his fifth double-double of the season. He would also add three assists, two steals and a block in the win.
Lewis and Evan Anderson joined Cameron in scoring double-digits with 14 and 13 points respectively. Lewis also recorded in four rebounds, two steals and an assist. Tyrone Craven chipped in with nine points and a team-high four assists. Terrence Braxton added five points and five rebounds.
Lowman led Neumann with 19 points.
Wesley (9-10, 3-3 Atlantic East) will hit the road again this Saturday to go up against the Immaculata Mighty Macs in Atlantic East action. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.