Men's Basketball battles Division I Princeton in exhibition

Photo by Jared Wilcox
Photo by Jared Wilcox

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Wesley College men's basketball team competed in an exhibition against Division I Princeton on Sunday. The Wolverines fell to the Tigers, 91-62.

Wesley held the lead in the beginning moments of the game. Brian Cameron scored the game's first basket on a step-back three-pointer. Evan Anderson would convert Wesley's second basket of the game when he would steal a Jaelin Llwellyn pass in the midcourt and score the breakaway layup two minutes into the game.

Princeton would regain the lead briefly before Tyrone Craven knocked down a jumper just outside the paint to tie the game at seven four minutes into the game.

Wesley's defense would hold strong through the first 16 minutes of the game, limiting the Princeton Tigers to under 40 percent shooting from the field. However, Princeton would end the first half on a 16-5 run to take a 43-24 lead into the halftime break.

Coming into the second half, Wesley would attempt to chip away at the halftime deficit. A Craven lay-up and a three-pointer by Cameron would cut the Princeton advantage to 47-29, but Princeton would start to run away with the game. Wesley kept the pressure up on Princeton, wrapping up the final 7:30 of the game on a 14-6 scoring run.

Cameron led Wesley with a game-high 25 points. Cameron was 7-of-14 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the three-point line and hitting all eight shots from the free-throw line. Cameron added a game-high four steals and a pair of rebounds.

Evan Anderson added 12 points and four rebounds of his own while Craven chipped in with seven points and four rebounds. Terrence Braxton hauled in a team-high seven boards. Derick Charles scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds.

Ryan Schwieger led Princeton with 15 points.

Wesley (9-11, 3-4 Atlantic East) opens a three-game Atlantic East Conference homestand on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they host the Marywood Pacers. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.