Wesley Men’s Basketball Takes Home the Atlantic East Conference Title

Wesley Men’s Basketball Takes Home the Atlantic East Conference Title

Dover, Del. – The Wolverines etched their names in history Saturday afternoon with a win over Gwynedd Mercy in the Atlantic East Championship game 91-88. 

First quarter nerves would grip Wesley's offense as Gwynedd Mercy pulled ahead 25-16 with 8:09 left in the half. Greg Bloodsworth would turn the tables on the Griffins with a jump shot that tied the game at 28 apiece. A three-pointer by Mychal Stefanides would give Wesley the lead 31-30 soon after. The team didn't look back from here as they led Gwynedd Mercy 38-32 at halftime.

The Men's team shook off its championship game nerves and began to pull away from the Griffins. Terrence Braxton's jumper would give Wesley its biggest lead to this point 55-41with 14:21 left to play.

The Wolverines would keep its lead throughout the rest of the game despite Gwynedd Mercy's come-from-behind rally with under a minute to play. A Griffins layup made the score 88-84 with just 16 ticks in regulation.

By the eight second mark, Gwynedd Mercy put up a three pointer, drawing closer to the Wolverines' lead 91-88. This effort was too late, however, as the team waited out the clock and were stormed by Wesley fans excited to celebrate the team's victory.

Brian Cameron tallied 30 points in the win, 11 of which coming from free throws. He also grabbed three rebounds and airmailed the ball to his teammates for two assists.

Greg Bloodsworth nailed five three pointers in eight attempts, helping him put 24 total points on the board. His four rebounds and three assists helped the Wolverines stay ahead for most of the game. 

Terrence Braxton put up 13 points of his own and owned the paint with his six rebounds.

The Men's Basketball team's next challenge will be securing a Pool B bid for the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines will wait until Monday, March 2nd for their first match announcement.