Men's Basketball rolls through Eastern, 94-68 to start 2019

Men's Basketball rolls through Eastern, 94-68 to start 2019

ST. DAVIDS, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team started off 2019 on a high note by rolling through the Eastern Eagles, 94-68 on Thursday.

The score was relatively close to start the game with Wesley falling behind early to Eastern. But Wesley would find their rhythm and take a 48-35 lead into halftime.

Wesley would start the second half on fire, getting on a 23-9 run to start the half to take a 29-point lead in the middle part of the second. Wesley kept the pressure on Eastern, extending their lead to 36 with 3:45 to go in the game when Terrence Braxton knocked down a pair of free throws.

As a team, Wesley shot 44.3 percent (27-61) from the field and hit seven 3-pointers. Wesley took advantage of their chances at the charity stripe, as the Wolverines knocked down 33 of their 37 chances (89.2 percent) at the free-throw line. Wesley also held the 39-28 rebounding edge over Eastern.

For the third time in the past four games, Brian Cameron eclipsed the 30-point mark as he tallied 31 points. He was 6-of-11 shooting, 3-of-5 from beyond the 3-point line and went 16-for-17 from the free-throw line. Evan Anderson scored 20 points in the game to tally his sixth game with 20 or more points. Both Anderson and Cameron recorded three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Derick Charles and Terrence Braxton also registered double figures in the win. Charles was a rebound away from a double-double, picking up 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Charles was 7-of-9 from the field. Braxton collected 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Tolu Babalola and Brandon Lewis chipped in off the bench with six points and three rebounds apiece. Lewis added three steals. Tyrone Craven pulled down six rebounds from his point guard position.

William Blet paced Eastern with 12 points.

Wesley (7-7) resumes Atlantic East Conference play on Saturday when they head to Scranton, Pa. to take on the Marywood Pacers. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.