ARLINGTON, Va. – Alexus Stroud scored a game-high 17 points off the bench to lead the Wesley College women's basketball team to a 56-46 Capital Athletic Conference win at Marymount (Va.) on Wednesday night. The victory, the Wolverines' first over the Saints since February 9, 2011, improves Wesley to 9-8 overall and 5-6 in the CAC while Marymount falls to 12-6 on the year and 8-3 in league play.
Stroud sunk 5-of-9 shots from the floor while making three shots from downtown while adding 4-of-5 from the stripe. Brionna Johnson and Tiyanna Gibbs were also in double figures with 13 points apiece for Wesley, who held the Saints to just 30.9% shooting from the field.
The rivals traded leads for much of the first half but an 8-0 run by the Saints gave them its largest lead at 18-12 with 4:48 left in the period. Wesley stayed in the game and Johnson drained a triple just before the buzzer to make the deficit just 22-20 at the half.
Trailing by four with 16:26 left in regulation, Stroud and Johnson made back-to-back jumpers to give the Wolverines the lead and they never looked back. Stroud then hit two more jumpers to cap a 9-0 run, and Wesley extended its advantage to as many as 13 points with 5:52 left to seal the victory.
Wesley will look for its 10th win of the season at Frostburg State on Saturday, January 31 at 1 pm.