Wolverines clinch playoff berth in 77-58 win over Lions

Photo by Robert Wiggs
Photo by Robert Wiggs

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team rolled to a 77-58 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) victory on the road over the Penn State Harrisburg Lions on Wednesday.

After the game was tied at 13 with 12:08 to go in the first half, the Wolverines used a 28-4 run before the halftime break to take the 42-17 lead over the Lions and never looked back.

Junior forward Paul Clemons and junior guard JW Lawson each tallied 20-plus points in the win for the Wolverines. Clemons notched a career-best 26 points on 9-of-15 from the field and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Clemons also pulled down seven boards. Lawson registered 21 points along with a team-high eight rebounds and four steals. Lawson drained seven of his 13 shots and went 7-of-8 at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Brian Cameron also contributed with double-digit points in the win. Cameron recorded 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Sophomore guard Evan Anderson added seven points for the Wolverines while senior forward Jordan Johnson chipped in with five points and five boards off the bench.

The Wolverines outshot the Lions from the field (42.6-31.7). The Wolverines also went 28-of-32 from the charity stripe.

With the win, the Wolverines clinch a spot in the CAC Championship Tournament for the 10th consecutive season. The Wolverines are currently tied with St. Mary's and Marymount to determine the No. 4-6 seeds in the CAC playoffs. In order to earn to earn a home game in the first round of the tournament, the Wolverines need to win against Mary Washington on Saturday with losses from St. Mary's against Southern Virginia and Marymount against Penn State Harrisburg.

The Wolverines (10-14, 8-9 CAC) will host the Mary Washington Eagles in an important CAC matchup on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip off from Wentworth Gymnasium is scheduled for 3 p.m.