Wolverines Winning Streak Snapped by Saints

Wolverines Winning Streak Snapped by Saints

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Women's Basketball team saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday night as they fell 83-71 to Capital Athletic Conference foe Marymount University at Wentworth Gymnasium.

Brionna Johnson finished with 16 points on 4-for-6 shooting while Alexus Stroud netted 19 to lead the Wolverines. Brittney Kerns had a solid showing, scoring 11 points as well. The Wesley defense forced Marymount into 20 turnovers, but the team struggled with the Marymount forwards as the Saints mounted up 42 points in the paint to overcome the Wolverines. 

Wesley looked out of sync in the first quarter falling behind 9-0 in the first three minutes, but rebounded with a pair of threes from Paige Hailstock and Alexus Stroud to get the offense going. The Wolverines scored 17 points in the frame, but couldn't stop the Saints' inside attack, trailing 22-17 after the frame. 

Turnovers and second-chance opportunities plagued the Wolverines in the second quarter as Marymount grabbed seven offensive rebounds and forced Wesley into seven turnovers in the frame. The Wolverines went into halftime trailing 41-32.

In the third quarter, Brionna Johnson ignited the offense as the Wolverines' senior scored 10 points in the frame to help the home team cut down the deficit. With 1:23 to go in the third, Johnson drilled a pair of free throws to make it 55-52, bringing Wesley within three. The Saints finished the quarter on a 4-0 run to widen the gap to seven entering the fourth.

The final quarter played out with the Wolverines falling victim to Marymount's inside attack. Forwards Kiki Laux and Nicole Viscuso dominated the paint, combining for 14 fourth quarter points to sink Wesley's hopes of grabbing a comeback win. A three-pointer by Stroud brought Wesley within four points to open the quarter, but that was as close as the Navy and White would draw as Marymount pulled away in the final minutes.

Wesley moves to 4-2 on the season and begins their CAC campaign at 0-1. The squad will travel to scenic Buena Vista, Va. on Saturday to take on CAC foe Southern Virginia University.