DOVER, Del. – Wayne Lennon poured in a season-high 21 points as the Wesley College men's basketball team pulled away from Penn State Harrisburg in a 85-69 Capital Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines even their record at 7-7 overall and 5-2 in the CAC while the Nittany Lions fall to 2-12 on the year and 2-5 in league play.
Lennon made 7-of-10 shots from the floor with three triples while also going 4-of-4 from the line. Lennon also grabbed seven rebounds and he also got 16 points from Anthony Bowers as well as AJ Tilghman, who came off the bench.
Making their first starts of the season were Jason Forges and Daniel Toney, and they took advantage of the opportunity tallying nine points each. Toney also dished out a career-high seven assists, matching his total from the first 12 games this season.
Wesley shot 51.7% from the floor compared to just 42.9 for Penn State Harrisburg but it was in the second half where the Wolverines were lights out, making a whopping 64% of their shots with Lennon going for 16 in the period.
The Wolverines took a 57-39 lead with 12:10 remaining on a jumper by Quincy Pettiford but the Lions clawed their way back with a 12-0 run over the next three minutes and 22 seconds. Toney, the sophomore from Bear, Del., stopped the bleeding with a three and the teams traded baskets before a 9-0 Wolverines run in the final five minutes sealed the win.
Wesley is back home on Saturday, January 17 when they host CAC rival St. Mary's in a 3 pm start.