Offense Struggles as Women’s Basketball Falls to Marymount

Offense Struggles as Women’s Basketball Falls to Marymount

Arlington, VA – The Wolverines struggled to make a statement on Saturday against conference opponent Marymount, suffering an excruciating loss, 68-15. Wesley extends its losing streak to seven while still searching for their first conference win.

Shervohnia Tolson made a layup bringing the score to 5-8 with 6:04 remaining, keeping the game close during the beginning of the first quarter. This would be the last successful scoring play by the Wolverines until Jourdyn Beverly's layup in the second quarter with 3:33 left. During this scoring drought, Marymount steamrolled past Wesley's defense, putting up 28 unanswered points while silencing the Wolverines' offense. By the half, Marymount led 36-9.

The halftime break didn't help in waking up Wesley's offense, as the team didn't score again until 4:24 in the third on another Beverly layup. Lekeshia Brown-Myrick's free throws were the Wolverines' next pair of points with 6:56 left in the fourth, bringing the lopsided score to 59-13. 

The team could only muster up a 15.6% field goal rate while Sydney Pedersen made Wesley's only three-pointer of the game.

Angelique Gathers grabbed six rebounds while sending the ball for two assists.

Wesley's 15 points marks the lowest scoring game for the team's offense this season, as they continue to look for their first win since December 13th. Home court advantage will hopefully spark the team's offensive strategies this Wednesday, February 5th at 6p.m. against Neumann. Prior to the start of the game Wesley College will honor all Women athletes for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.