Women’s Basketball closes gap in second half but falls to Salisbury

Photo by Evan Anderson
Photo by Evan Anderson

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's basketball team dropped a non-conference clash with Route 13 rival Salisbury, 64-47 at Wentworth Gymnasium on Sunday.

Trailing 36-28 at half, Wesley would come out hot out of the break. Wesley would cut the lead to three, 40-37, in the middle of the third quarter behind a 9-4 scoring run by the Wolverines, that was capped by a Sydney Pedersen three-pointer.

The shots would go cold for the Wolverines after their run to start the second half. Salisbury would end the game on a 24-10 run to take the win.

The Wesley perimeter defense would stymie Salisbury from beyond the arc, holding the Sea Gulls to 0-7 from three.

Monshea Newsome-Murray led Wesley with 12 points, six assists and two steals. Stacey O'Neale tallied nine points while Sydney Pedersen notched eight points.

Angelique Gathers and Shelby Johnson paced the Wesley low-post effort with nine and eight rebounds respectively. Johnson recorded six points while Gathers had five points.

Jameshia Baker chipped in with five points off the bench.

Rachel Ryan led Salisbury with 17 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Wesley will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Baltimore to take on the Notre Dame (Md.) Gators. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.