Wolverines Come off Hiatus with CAC Battle against Frostburg

Wolverines Come off Hiatus with CAC Battle against Frostburg

DOVER, Del. - After their longest break of the young season, the Wesley Women's Basketball team will get back onto the court on Sunday when they face Frostburg State University in a Capital Athletic Conference clash.

The Wolverines are off to their best start in quite a while, beginning the year with a 5-2 mark, including a conference win over Southern Virginia their last time out. The squad has split a pair of CAC games, falling to Marymount earlier in the season. 

Alexus Stroud leads the CAC in scoring with 17.1 points per game. Stroud has topped 20 points three times this season, netting 27 in the season opener against Widener, 20 against Rosemont, and then 27 in the Wolverines' last contest against Southern Virginia. The sophomore has averaged 23.0 points in conference play so far this season and has showed no signs of slowing down. Stroud also leads the CAC in three-point percentage (48.6%) and free throw percentage (87.5%) and ranks 15th in the conference in overall shooting percentage (46.1%).

Stroud has been flanked by Brionna Johnson and Tiyanna Gibbs who average 14.6 and 12.3 points per game, respectively. Johnson, who scored her 1,000th career point last year, is also closing in on 1,000 career rebounds. The senior has averaged 5.7 rebounds per game this season and has grabbed 859 career boards. Gibbs has scored in double-digits in six of eight games this year, including a season-high 18 against Mount Saint Vincent earlier in the year.

As a team, the Wolverines average 69.0 points per game, the fourth-highest scoring total in the CAC. Wesley has allowed opponents 67.3 points per game while opponents have shot 41.6% from the floor against the team, the second-highest clip in the CAC. 

The Bobcats enter the game on Sunday with a 3-6 mark, including a 1-2 record in conference play. The team enters Sunday fresh off their first conference win since February of 2015. The Bobcats earned a 79-63 victory over Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, their second straight win.

Kirsten Rayner has led the Bobcats this season from a scoring standpoint, netting 14.2 points per game. Sharyce Warren has been the only other member of the team to average double-digit points with 10.6 per game. Warren netted 21 against PSU-Harrisburg in Frostburg's last contest while Victoria Diggs poured in a season-high 20 points as well.

Wesley swept the season series with Frostburg last year, beating the Bobcats 80-54 at home. During that game, Brionna Johnson netted her 1,000th point and led the Wolverines to a blowout of the Bobcats. Later in the season the Wolverines outlasted the Bobcats for a 76-72 overtime win to complete the season sweep.

Wesley and Frostburg State square off on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. Live stats coverage will be provided by the Wesley College Sports Information Office.