DOVER, Del. – Anthony Bowers scored 17 points and JW Lawson added an additional 17 points to lead all scorers but it was not enough as the Wesley College men's basketball team fell to Salisbury, 68-61, on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines fall to 10-12 overall and 8-7 in the Capital Athletic Conference while the Sea Gulls move to 15-7 on the year and 11-4 in the CAC.
Wesley held a brief lead in the opening minutes of the game but were forced to battle back from behind the remainder of the game as Salisbury took a 40-29 lead into halftime.
The Wolverines came out blazing to start the second half going on a 7-0 run which was capped off by a breakaway slam by Wayne Lennon to make the score 40-36 with 17:08 remaining in regulation. Salisbury answered right back with a three which seemed to be the theme the remainder of the game as Wesley would get back into the game only to be answered with a big three by the Sea Gulls.
Three times later in the half, Wesley battled back to just a two point deficit, but each time Salisbury answered with a three or three-straight free throws as the Wolverines could not get over the hump.
Wesley actually made four more field goals than the Sea Gulls, 24-20, the Salisbury got to the line and converted more often and also made ten triples compared to just four for the Wolverines.
Wyatt Smith led SU with 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks while Savercool added 16 points with four three-pointers.
Wesley goes on the road for two pivotal CAC games with St. Mary's on February 14 followed by Penn State Harrisburg on February 18.