DOVER, Del. – A late 7-0 run by the Wolverines lifted the Wesley College men's basketball team to a 63-51 Capital Athletic Conference victory over York (Pa.) on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines now stand at 10-10 overall with an 8-5 mark in the CAC while the Spartans fall to 4-16 on the year and 3-10 in league play.
With three-straight free throws, York cut the deficit to just 48-45 with exactly five minutes left to play. Daniel Toney stopped the bleeding for Wesley with a jumper from the elbow and following a missed three by the Spartans, Anthony Bowers drained one of his own. On the ensuing possession, Bowers pick-pocketed Matt Scamuffo and drove in for the layup, giving the Wolverines a 55-45 lead with 3:37 remaining.
York called a timeout and responded with two-straight jumpers to pull within six but would not get any closer as Wesley ended the game on an 8-2 run.
Bowers once again had a career-night against the Spartans with a career-high 24 points on 7-11 shooting with four treys. Quincy Pettiford also notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds while JW Lawson added 12 off the bench.
Wayne Lennon also had a great all-around night with eight points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a career-high five blocked shots as the Wolverines held York to just 35.4% shooting.
Wesley will look to go over .500 for the first time all season when it travels to Christopher Newport on Saturday, February 7 for a 3 pm CAC tipoff.