MAHWAH, N.J. – David Langan recorded a double-double and Brandin Youngblood scored a career-high 17 points to lead the 20th-ranked Wesley College men's basketball team to a 76-67 victory at Ramapo College on Saturday afternoon at the Bradley Center. The Wolverines now enter 2014 with a 7-1 overall record while the Roadrunners now stand at 4-5.
Langan scored a game-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting while making 7of-8 from the line to go with 13 rebounds and three blocks, but the real story was Youngblood who went for double figures for the first time in his career. A senior from Trenton, N.J., all five of Youngblood's field goals came from behind-the-arc, while also making both of his free throw attempts.
Quincy Pettiford also added 11 points while Wayne Lennon finished with his first career double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Coming off the bench, Jason Forges tallied a career-high seven points and AJ Tilghman chipped in with five.
Wesley fell behind 3-0 early but after scoring the next four points, the Wolverines found themselves up 10-7 with 13:08 left in the first half. It was there where Youngblood sparked a 16-2 run that lasted three minutes and 55 seconds, sinking three triples to give Wesley a 26-9 advantage with 9:13 remaining in the period.
Ramapo fought back to close the gap to six points before the half and got as close as 65-60 with 3:38 left in regulation. However, the Wolverines scored eight straight to put the game out of reach with just over a minute left.
The Wolverines outshot Ramapo 50.0% to 37.9% and held a 47-28 advantage on the boards.