Smyrna’s Johnson, Stroud Lift Women’s Hoops Over Frostburg State

Smyrna’s Johnson, Stroud Lift Women’s Hoops Over Frostburg State

DOVER, Del. – Smyrna natives Brionna Johnson and Alexus Stroud combined for 38 points to lift Wesley College's women's basketball team to a 73-60 Capital Athletic Conference win over Frostburg State on Sunday afternoon.  The Wolverines improve to 7-4 on the year and 3-2 in the CAC while the Bobcats fall to 1-8 overall and 0-4 in league play.

Recording her 11th-straight double-double to open the season, Johnson led all players with 21 points (10-of-13 from the line) and 18 rebounds while also dishing out a team-high five assists.  Stroud buried four triples on the day to add 17 points.  Tiara White also finished in double figures with 11 points while Brittney Kerns sparked the team with nine points off the bench.

Wesley made a season-high 12 shots from behind-the-arc on just 26 attempts for a 46.2 percentage.  The deep shooting really benefitted the Wolverines who shot just 32.8% from the floor but Wesley also benefitted from making 23 free throws compared to just four for the Bobcats.  Frostburg shot 45.8% from the field and made just two three-pointers.

The conference matchup was resumed at 1 pm at Delaware State University's Memorial Hall after play was suspended Saturday afternoon with Wesley ahead, 18-13 with 8:16 left in the first half. White made both free throws as the game resumed. 

White's free throws started a 21-2 run for Wesley as Johnson and Stroud combined for 12 points over the six-plus minute run.  Frostburg closed the first half with eight straight points to cut the deficit to 37-23 at the half.

Wesley maintained a double-digit lead for most of the half but when Frostburg closed to 54-45, Kerns sunk a three-pointer while drawing a foul to convert a four-point play.  Kerns scored on another jumper just 36 seconds later and stole an inbounds pass and laid it in with just under a minute left to seal the victory for the Navy & White.

The Wolverines clash at Rowan scheduled for Monday, January 5 has been postponed and a makeup date has yet to be announced.  Wesley returns to action on Saturday, January 10 for a 1 pm CAC road game at Mary Washington.