BALTIMORE, Md. – Wesley College's women's basketball team gave Division I Morgan State a scare midway through the first half but the Bears pulled away to close the opening period and defeated the Wolverines, 90-55, on Wednesday night at Hill Field House. The Wolverines now stand at 0-3 while Morgan State moves to 1-2 on the year.
Wesley scored the opening five points of the game on a layup by Tiara White and a three by Monique Miller but the Bears answered back with six-straight points to take its first lead of the game. The Wolverines then went on 9-2 run in large part to Brionna Johnson who scored seven points during the stretch to give Wesley its largest lead of the game at 14-8 with 14:44 left in the opening period.
Morgan State battled back to tie the score at 14, and the teams went back-and-forth for the next couple minutes until the Bears went on a 19-5 run after a three from Miller to go up by 35-24 with 3:26 remaining in the half.
White stopped the bleeding with a layup and Miesha Reeves hit a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to seven points but that was as close as the Wolverines would get as MSU scored the half's final ten points to take a 45-29 halftime lead.
The second half scoring margin was nearly the same as the first with the Bears scoring another 45 points compared to 27 for Wesley, who got 21 points from Johnson. Miller and White finished in double figures for the first time in their young careers with 13 and ten points, respectively.
Four Morgan State players finished in double figures, led by Tracey Carrington who scored 30 points.
The Wolverines host York (Pa.) in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup on December 1 at 1 pm.