Men’s Hoops Drops Pair of Games at San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico

Men’s Hoops Drops Pair of Games at San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Wesley College's men's basketball team dropped a pair of games at the San Juan Shootout on Sunday and Monday afternoon.  The Wolverines (4-6) fell to Benedictine (Ill.), 96-75 in the opener before being edged by Edgewood, 73-65 earlier today.  Statistics from both games were not available until Monday afternoon.

Despite a career and game-high 27 points by AJ Tilghman against Benedictine, Wesley trailed the entire game on Sunday and trailed 49-17 at the half. Benedictine shot an impressive 61% from the floor while Wesley made nearly 47% of its attempts.

The Wolverines also got 15 points from Quincy Pettiford and 11 from Wayne Lennon but just six points from their bench, all coming from Dontae Jones.

Against Edgewood, Wesley led by as many as nine points early in the first half but the Eagles went on an 11-2 run to tie the score and closed the half on a 13-2 run over the final 4:46 to take a 39-29 lead at the break.

Wesley came out of the gate in the second half rolling to score the first eight points, cutting its deficit to just two points.  The game stayed a one or two possession game for the bulk of the second half but Wesley could not get over the hump as Edgewood pulled away in the final five minutes.

Edgewood outshot Wesley 47% to 39% and the Wolverines made just 7-of-15 shots from the free throw line (46.7%).

Lennon led the Wolverines with a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds while Tilghman added 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. Jordan Johnson also finished in double figures with 11 points.

The Wolverines will host CAC rival Frostburg State on Saturday, January 3 at 3 pm.