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.
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.