LANGHORNE, Pa. – The Wesley College women's basketball team fell in overtime on the road on Tuesday to the Cairn Highlanders, 57-54.
Wesley got out to a fast start, beginning the game on a 10-2 run. The shots went cold for the Wolverines in the second quarter as Cairn took the 28-24 lead into halftime.
Both teams traded the lead six times in the third quarter before Wesley took the 37-35 lead at the end of the quarter when SherVohnia Tolson made a turnaround jumper at the edge of the paint.
The fourth quarter saw Cairn tie the game with a 1:50 left in regulation when Kendra Stum made a jumper to nod the game at 46. After a Cairn shot clock violation gave Wesley the ball back with a second left in regulation, Jameshia Baker's 3-point chance to win the game fell just short and sent the game to overtime.
Wesley held the 50-46 lead two minutes into overtime before Cairn went on an 8-2 run to lead Wesley 54-52 with just under a minute left in overtime. With 46 seconds to go in overtime, Lekeshia Brown-Myrick converted a putback layup to tie the game at 54.
Aigner Bookard gave Cairn the two-point lead with 15 seconds left in overtime. A turnover in the backcourt and a Wesley foul put Charlotte Allen at the line with eight seconds to go in the game. Allen split the free throws and Wesley had a chance to tie in their final possession. Baker's three-point attempt went long and Cairn sealed the victory.
Sydney Pederson notched 11 points, four steals and three rebounds. SherVohnia Tolson tallied 10 points and nine rebounds.
Shelby Johnson recorded a game-high 18 rebounds and chipped in with eight points. Jameshia Baker collected eight points off the bench while Angelique Gathers registered nine rebounds and seven points. Lekeshia Brown-Myrick pulled down seven rebounds and scored six points.
Payton Emerick had 14 rebounds and 10 points to lead Cairn.
Wesley will be back in action on Thursday when they head to Phoenixville, Pa. to take on the Valley Forge Patriots in non-conference action. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.