DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's women's basketball team was edged in its season finale by Mary Washington, 66-60, on Saturday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines finish the year at 11-14 overall and 7-11 in the CAC and were the odd team out because of a three-way tie for the final two spots in the CAC Playoff race.
Brionna Johnson closed out the year with a double-double 18 points and 12 rebounds while Roniece Williams added 14 points with five steals in her final collegiate game. Alexus Stroud chipped in with 12 points off the bench.
Mary Washington, who got 29 points (14-of-19) and ten boards from Brianne Comden outshot Wesley, 48 percent to 32 percent but Wesley stayed in the game with ten three-pointers and good free throw shooting (16-of-21) while the Eagles shot just 52 percent from the stripe.
Wesley led for much of the first half and took a 28-25 lead into the break with five unanswered free throws to end the period. The Eagles scored the first six points of the second half to retake a 31-28 lead but triples by Johnson, Tiyanna Gibbs and Tiara White gave the Wolverines back the advantage at 37-33 with 17:19 left to play.
The teams remained equal but after Stroud made a three to give Wesley a 46-45 lead, Mary Washington answered with a jumper which started a 10-0 Eagles run. Wesley got to within three on a trifecta by Johnson with 37 ticks left but Mary Washington made a pair of free throws which seal the win.