Anderson’s three-pointer seals comeback win over Penn St.-Harrisburg

Photo by Joy Cheatham
Photo by Joy Cheatham

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team overcame a late deficit to take a road Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) win away from the Penn St.-Harrisburg Lions, 74-73 on Tuesday.

Wesley gave up the lead with 11:36 left in the first half and trailed for a majority of the game. Wesley trailed by as much as 12 points with 2:16 left in regulation when Ibn-Haneef Nelson hit two free throws to make it a 71-59 ballgame.

Wesley then started their comeback late in the game. A JW Lawson layup with 46 seconds left in regulation cut the Penn St.-Harrisburg to one. A foul put PSU's Gbolahan Alliyu on the free-throw line with 24 seconds to go. Alliyu only made one of his two free throws to make it a 73-71 game.

Mychal Stefanides missed a jump shot to tie the game but Paul Clemons pulled down the offensive rebound and found Evan Anderson behind the three-point line. Anderson drained the three-pointer to put Wesley up one with five seconds left in the game. Anderson's three-pointer finished off a 15-3 run for Wesley in the final two minutes of the game.

Anthony Bennett's three-point attempt to win the game for PSU-Harrisburg fell short to seal the comeback win for Wesley.

Lawson led the Wolverines with a game-high 20 points. Lawson also led the team with five rebounds and five steals.

Anderson and Brian Cameron each tallied 16 points for the Wolverines. Cameron and Tyrone Craven each dished out four assists.

Stefanides added nine points off the bench for the win.

Trent Thomas led the Lions with 16 points.

The Wolverines (1-2, 1-0 CAC) will be back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday when they host the York (Pa.) Spartans in a CAC contest. The game is slated to begin at 8 p.m.