Men’s Basketball Delivers First Conference Loss to Gwynedd Mercy

Photo by Kai Lee
Photo by Kai Lee

Dover, Del. – The Wesley Wolverines(11-8, 5-1) held off Gwynedd Mercy (14-5, 5-1) in a close thriller on Wednesday night, defeating the Griffins 76-73. With leads changing 11 times over the course of the game, Wesley's defense helped tease the Griffins' hunger for a late comeback, but ultimately denied the team a win in the end.

By the half, Wesley and Gwynedd Mercy had nearly matched their scores 36-34, as the equally skilled teams showcased a barrage of offensive opportunities as well as a stellar display of defensive capabilities. Wesley shot 41.7% from field goal range while the Griffins shot 36.1%.

Both Wesley and Gwynedd Mercy shot for 26 made field goal attempts, but Wesley's ability to knock down crucial free throws, making 76.9% by the end of the game.

Brian Cameron dominated the floor with 30 points and nine rebounds while sinking 12 of his 14 free throw attempts. He passed the ball for five assists as well.

Greg Bloodsworth sank the ball for 20 points of his own, making him one more problematic player for Gwynedd Mercy to worry about. 

Wesley seeks to ride the lightning off their win over the Griffins to take another conference victory against Marymount on Saturday at 5 p.m.