Men's Basketball falls in a game of runs to Marywood

Men's Basketball falls in a game of runs to Marywood

SCRANTON, Pa. – The Wesley College men's basketball team dropped a close, back-and-forth Atlantic East Conference showdown on the road to the Marywood Pacers, 101-94 on Saturday.

Trailing 40-37 at the half, Wesley erased their halftime deficit with an 11-0 run to start the second frame. Wesley maintained their lead throughout the middle part of the second half until Marywood went on a run and tied the game at 62 with 12:12 to go in the game.

Marywood regained the lead on their ensuing possession and got up to a six-point lead. Wesley would get back within one point with a Brian Cameron 3-pointer with 7:41 to go would cut the Marywood lead to 75-74. The Pacers stretched their lead to as much as nine with two minutes to go in regulation. Wesley would battle back and make it a three-point game, 95-92, with under a minute left in the game when Brandon Lewis converted an and-one. With Wesley fouling in the waning moments, Marywood would hit their free throws to take the conference win.

Three Wolverines tallied 20-plus points in the loss. Brian Cameron led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Cameron pulled down eight rebounds and four assists. Evan Anderson picked up 26 points on 9-of-15 from the field. Anderson knocked down 5-of-9 from three and added four rebounds. Derick Charles tallied 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Charles also grabbed six rebounds and swatted two shots.

Brandon Lewis notched eight points, three rebounds and two steals off the bench. Terrence Braxton reeled in six rebounds and scored five points.

Jeremy Ringland led Marywood with 22 points, eight rebounds, five rebounds and four assists.

Wesley (7-8, 1-1 Atlantic East) will be back in action next Saturday when they head to Radnor, Pa. to take on the Cabrini Cavaliers in conference action. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.