Dover, Del. – With an 85-75 victory over Immaculata, the Men's Basketball team punched their ticket into the Atlantic East Conference Championship on Thursday night at home. Immaculata closed in on Wesley's lead multiple times before the Wolverines' final free throws would send the Mighty Macs packing for the off-season.
The first half featured a close scoring battle between the Wolverines and the Mighty Macs, with Wesley leading by just four with 9:06 left before the halfway mark. A three-pointer by Greg Bloodsworth sparked a nice offensive run in which Wesley led Immaculata 29-20. The Mighty Macs would continue to claw their way back, but ultimately trailed the Wolverines 44-36 at halftime.
Despite leading by as many as nine points in the second, Wesley suddenly found themselves in close company with Immaculata 64-61 with 11:34 left in the game. Brian Cameron's jump shot at 9:15 capped off another Wesley scoring run when they led the Mighty Macs 72-63.
Cameron and Bloodsworth would launch a couple of long three-pointers toward off an Immaculata comeback, drawing the score at 79-70 with just 5:42 to play. As the game came to an end, Immaculata would foul both players and send them to the free throw line with 38 seconds left. They would be perfect on the line, distancing themselves to find their spot in the Atlantic East Conference Championship.
Cameron would be perfect from the foul line all game, sinking seven of his 38 total points for free throws. He elevated for a break-away slam dunk after stealing the ball from a Mighty Mac. His 10 rebounds also secured his bid for a double-double while dishing out six assists on the night.
Bloodsworth tallied 20 points while scoring 12 of them on three-pointers. He sent two assists across the floor and grabbed three rebounds.
Derick Charles' 16 rebounds in the paint would help Wesley keep possession of the ball as they secured a spot in the championship game.
The Atlantic East Conference Championship will be held at home against Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday 2/29. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.