Dover, Del. - Despite being up by 16 points in the second half, Wesley (10-7, 6-2 CAC) needed overtime to defeat St. Mary's College (Md.) (5-11, 3-5 CAC) 85-82 in women's basketball. Wesley Colleen Thomas (Howell, NJ/Howell) led all scorers with 24 points hitting 10 of 19 from the floor.
Senior Wolverine point guard Cory Boyd (Point Pleasant, NJ/Point Pleasant) hit two three pointers in the first 5 minutes to stretch Wesley's lead to five. Boyd has been averaging 1.7 threes over the season hit 4 of 6 from three point land to finish with 17 points.
St. Mary's eventually chipped away at Wesley's lead in the first half, but Wesley's reserve guard Ambre Burbage (Seaford, Del./Seaford) nailed 3 three pointers late in the half including one at the buzzer from about 40 feet to give the Wolverines a 6 point lead at 44-38.
In the second half, Colleen Thomas found her range, scoring 10 of Wesley's first 12 points which gave Wesley an early 12 point advantage. Another three pointer by Thomas and six points from Angie Owens (Seaford, Del./Seaford) increased the Wolverines lead to 16 points. Owens finished with 15 points and grabbed 6 boards on the inside for Wesley.
St. Mary's fought back going on a 14-2 run for the next 5 minutes to slice Wesley's lead to only four at 7:57 in the second. Five Seahawks scored in double figures for St. Mary's. Guard Megan Seeman (Frederick, Md.) scored a team high 18 points for the Seahawks.
St. Mary's tied the game with 1:16 left in the half on two free throws by Kiely Murphy (Olney, Md.). Murphy joined fellow Seahawks Allie Scott (Laurel, Md.) and Jamie Roberts (Rockville, Md.) with 14 points in the game.
Wesley failed to make two free throws in the last minute, and Burbage just missed another miracle shot at the buzzer allowing the game to go into overtime.
In overtime, Wesley increased their defensive intensity and got points on the offensive side from four different players to outscore the Seahawks 12 to 9 to earn the 85-82 victory.
After playing 8 games in a little over two weeks, the Wolverines get a much needed break next week, taking 6 days off to prepare for a road game against Gallaudet University (4-11, 0-8 CAC). Wesley is tied for second in the Capital Athletic Confence along side Mary Washington and Marymount (Va.) at 6-2. York (Pa.) is still all alone atop of the CAC with a 9-0 record.