Wolverines Cut Down by Cardinals

Photo Credit: Jamie Wilson - D3photography.com
Photo Credit: Jamie Wilson - D3photography.com

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Basketball team could not overcome an 11-point halftime deficit as they fell to the Catholic University of America Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium. 

Paul Clemons led four Wolverines in double-figures with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Brian Cameron finished with 15 points while Rasahn Brinkley and JW Lawson each scored 12 points on the day. Wesley's uptempo offense was slowed by the Cardinals' full-court pressure and their three-point shooting was stymied by their opponents' extended zone defense. Wesley shot just 4-for-16 from beyond the arc, tying the fewest threes in a game this season. 

The Cardinals opened up a 25-12 lead in the first half, but the Wolverines came battling back from the deficit with a 13-0 run to tie the game. Rasahn Brinkley drilled a pair of mid-range jumpers and Brian Cameron added two triples and a pair of foul shots to bring the Wolverines back to even. Catholic responded though, ending the half on a 17-6 run to take an 11-point lead into the halftime break.

The Wolverines struggled to cut into the Cardinals' lead in the second half. Every time the Wolverines looked to mount a run the visiting team responded with a bucket or forced a Wolverine turnover. The Navy and White finally cut the deficit to single digits on a Clemons jumper that made it 61-53 with 6:59 to go but that was as close as the Wolverines could draw to the Cardinals. Wesley went just 3-for-8 from the floor in the final five minutes, including 0-for-3 from behind the arc as the Cardinals held on for the 75-65 victory.

Wesley moves to 1-3 on the season and will begin their Capital Athletic Conference schedule on Wednesday, November 30 when they play host to Marymount University.