GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – Four Wolverines scored in double figures but the Wesley College men's basketball team fell at Gwynedd Mercy, 85-70, on Tuesday night at the Griffin Complex. The Wolverines now stand at 0-2 while the Griffins move to 2-0.
Jordan Johnson led Wesley with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 6-of-7 from the line while Wayne Lennon added 14 points with a pair of threes. Starting backcourt mates AJ Tilghman and Anthony Bowers added 12 and ten points, respectively. Off the bench, JW Lawson and Evan Zimmerman chipped in with eight points, apiece, which is also a career-high for Zimmerman.
Dontae Jones also had a solid day handling the ball, corralling a team-high six rebounds and five assists.
The Wolverines got out to an early lead on a layup by Johnson in the opening seconds with an assist by Tilghman. The Griffins then scored four straight points before Lennon sunk a three-pointer to give Wesley a 5-4 advantage with 17:41 left in the first half.
That would be the last time the Wolverines would hold the lead as the Griffins eventually opened up a nine point advantage and went into the half with a 37-34 lead. Wesley hung within a two-possession game for the first ten minutes of the second half but the Griffins scored seven-straight and extended the lead to as many as 19 to seal the win.
Gwynedd Mercy narrowly outshot Wesley 47.4% to 44.4% but used its size to outrebound the Wolverines, 44-26, which turned into 17 second-chance points.
Wesley returns to action when it welcomes nearby Washington College to Wentworth Gymnasium at 6 pm on Saturday, November 22.