Men’s Hoops Drops CAC Matchup with St. Mary’s

Men’s Hoops Drops CAC Matchup with St. Mary’s

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's men's basketball team got out to an early ten-point lead but St. Mary's rallied to take the lead at the half and Seahawks guard Nick Laguerre scored 26 second-half points to five SMC the 67-59 Capital Athletic Conference win on Saturday at Wentworth Gymnasium.  The Wolverines fall to 7-8 overall and 5-3 in the CAC while the Seahawks move to 9-4 on the year with a 6-2 mark in league play.

Anthony Bowers led Wesley with 19 points but he was the lone Wolverine in double figures. Wayne Lennon and Quincy Pettiford added nine points apiece.

St. Mary's took its largest lead at 36-25 early in the second half after scoring the first five points of the period.  Wesley slowly cut the deficit, and thanks to a spark by Jason Forges, tied the score with 12 minutes remaining and the teams would trade numerous one-point leads for just over seven minutes.

Wesley had its final lead of the game after Anthony Bowers drained a three with 4:54 left to play, giving the Wolverines a 54-53 advantage.

From then it was all Laguerre, who scored the final 14 points of the game for the Seahawks and 31 in the game.

The Wolverines shot just 32.8% from the field compared to 50.0% for St. Mary's who outrebounded the Navy & White, 45-28.  Wesley stayed alive in the game by forcing 21 turnovers along with some pourous free throw shooting by the Seahawks.

The Wolverines will travel down Route 13 to take on Salisbury on Wednesday, January 21 for a 7:30 pm start.