GLASSBORO, N.J. – Brionna Johnson scored a game-high 21 points but it was not enough as the shorthanded Wesley College women's basketball team fell at Rowan University, 78-49, on Monday night. The Wolverines now stand at 10-9 overall while the Profs improve to 15-5 on the year.
After falling behind by 15 points midway through the first half, Wesley battled back to within five at 46-41 with 12:34 remaining after Johnson hit a pair of free throws. That would be as close as the Wolverines would get, however, as Rowan immediately went on a 9-2 run, and outscored Wesley, 25-6 over the final ten minutes.
Johnson was the only Wolverine to finish in double figures while Tiara White finished with nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Wesley, who was without freshman Alexus Stroud, shot just 28.3% from the floor and committed 31 turnovers.
Rowan, who was paced by Kate Matthews' 14 points and 13 rebounds, recorded 24 offensive rebounds which turned into 21 second-chance points. The Profs also scored 35 points off turnovers.
The Wolverines return to action on Wednesday, February 4 when they host York (Pa.) in 6 pm Capital Athletic Conference matchup.