Johnson paces women’s basketball past Chargers

Johnson paces women’s basketball past Chargers

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The Wesley College women's basketball team earned their first victory of the season with a 52-49 come-from-behind win over the Lancaster Bible Chargers to wrap up the Hampton Inn Tip-Off on Saturday.

Down by as many as 12 in the third quarter, Wesley closed the gap to four after ending the quarter on a 12-4 run.

Coming out of a timeout with 4:03 left in the game, freshman guard Sydney Pederson hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 44. 30 seconds later, sophomore forward Shelby Johnson made a layup that gave Wesley the lead with 3:14 left in regulation. After both teams traded layups in the latter part of the game, Lancaster Bible would cut Wesley's lead to three with eight seconds left in regulation. With four seconds left, Lancaster Bible's Caitlin Hickey would miss an attempted game-tying three pointer that would give Wesley the game.  

Four Wolverines registered double-digit points, led by Johnson. Johnson scored 14 points off 7-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds. Pederson scored 11 points while senior guard Stacey O'Neale added 10 points of her own, shooting two-of-five from beyond the three-point line.

Off the bench, freshman forward  Angelique Gathers scored 10 points and hauled in three rebounds. Monshea Newsome-Murray tallied out a game-high seven assists and five steals.

Wesley (1-2) will enjoy the Thanksgiving break with their families and be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 25 when they travel to Glenside, Pa. to take on the Arcadia Knights.