DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's women's basketball team led for much of the night but a late 10-0 run gave York (Pa.) a 55-48 lead with just over five minutes left and it held on to defeat the Wolverines, 67-57, on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. Both teams now stand at an identical 10-10 overall and 6-7 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
With the score tied at 45 with 7:59 left in regulation, Brionna Johnson, who recorded a double-double 17 points and 10 rebounds, buried a triple to put Wesley back on top by three. However, York answered with back-to-back threes, followed by a pair of layups by Shea Wassel (16 points, 13 rebounds) to grab a 55-48 lead with just over five minutes left.
Following a pair of free throws by Johnson, Jess Selby hit another three, one of four by her on the night, all of which came in the second half. The Spartans made two more triples down the stretch as the Wolverines shot just 29.6% in the second half compared to 53.3% shooting by York.
Alexus Stroud added 14 points off the bench for Wesley while Roniece Williams added 12 but the Wolverines had trouble with York's inside game. The Spartans blocked ten shots on the night, six of which off the hands of Sam Hruz.
The victory was York head coach Betsy Witman's 300th of her coaching career.
The Wolverines return to action at 1 pm on Saturday, February 7 at Christopher Newport.