Men’s Hoops Runs Past Rival Washington College

Men’s Hoops Runs Past Rival Washington College

DOVER, Del. – Anthony Bowers scored a game-high 15 points and both Wayne Lennon and Jordan Johnson recorded double-doubles to lift Wesley College's men's basketball team to a 67-34 win over Washington College on Saturday night at Wentworth Gymnasium.  The Wolverines now stand at 1-2 while the Shoremen fall to 0-3.

Wesley shot 51.0% from the field and made 7-of-13 (53.8%) shots from behind-the-arc while its stifling defense held Washington to just 25.4% shooting and 18 turnovers which turned into 23 points.  The Wolverines also got out into transition early and often, scoring 15 fastbreak points compared to just four for the Shoremen.

Lennon and Johnson put up early identical numbers with Lennon going for 12 points and 11 rebounds to go with four blocks and three steals while Johnson finished with 11 points, 11 boards and four assists.

The Wolverines led the entire game, going on a 12-0 run to start the night with Bowers hitting a pair of triples during the stretch.  Washington didn't go down without a fight, scoring the next seven points but Lennon stopped the bleeding with a three, starting a 12-2 run that lasted just over five minutes.

Washington then scored another five-straight but once again Wesley responded with another long run and went into the half with a 36-15 lead at the half.  An early basket by the Shoremen in the second half cut the margin to 19 points but that would be as close as the contest would get. 

Wesley got contributions from all 13 healthy players with Dontae Jones added nine points and six steals and Evan Zimmerman pitched in with eight points.

Next up for Wesley is the North Carolina Wesleyan Roger Taylor Invitational on November 29-30.  The Wolverines first will take on Greensboro at 5 pm before taking on NC Wesleyan the following afternoon at 3 o'clock.