#6 Men’s Hoops Stumbles at York (Pa.)

#6 Men’s Hoops Stumbles at York (Pa.)

YORK, Pa. – The sixth-ranked Wesley College men's basketball team shot just 29.3% from the field in a 62-48 loss at York (Pa.) in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup on Thursday evening.  The Wolverines' (17-2, 9-2 CAC) 12-game winning streak comes to an end while the Spartans now stand at 4-16 overall and 2-9 in league play.

Wesley led early on but a 10-0 run midway through the first half allowed York to double up the Wolverines, 18-9 with 9:02 left in the opening period. Wesley would claw back to within oneinag the closing minutes of the first half after five-straight points by Anthony Bowers (9 points) but the Spartans closed the period with a 10-2 run to take a 30-21 lead into the half.

Once again, Wesley fought back to within a single point with a 11-2 run to open the second half.  A layup by Eric Selby cut the deficit to 32-31 with 16:54 left to play, and the Wolverines twice more in the period got to within one of the Spartans but could not get over the hump.

After another layup by Bowers made the score 47-43 in favor of York with 7:49 left in regulation, the Spartans scored 13-straight points to seal the victory.

David Langan notched a double-double with ten points, 12 rebounds along with a season-high five blocked shots while Selby also scored in double figures.

The Wolverines also made just 13-of-21 (61.9%) from the line and 1-of-15 (6.7%) from behind the arc. Wesley also recorded 15 offensive rebounds but was unable to capitalize.

Ryan Beaver led York, who shot 43.4% from the floor, with 19 points while Bred Wesner and Mike Mathews also reached double figures.

Wesley returns to the court on Saturday, February 8 when it hosts Christopher Newport in a 3 pm tipoff.