The Wesley College women’s basketball team dominated in the 86-35 road win on Thursday against the Valley Forge Patriots.
The leading scorer of the game for Wesley was senior guard Monshea Newsome-Murray who scored 14 points.
Sophomore Forward Shelby Johnson recorded a double-double in Wesley’s win with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Two other Wolverines scored in double digits and they were freshman guard Sydney Pedersen (11) and freshman guard Jameshia Baker (10).
Wesley College outplayed Valley Forge completely in this game which includes outrebounding the Patriots 40-21.
Wolverines had 17 steals and helped to cause Valley Forge to turn over the ball 29 times in the game.
Wesley also spread the ball around in this game with 17 assists in the win.
The team also took advantage of the free throw line as the team hit 13 of 17 shots from the foul line.
Valley Forge Struggles With Turnovers and Shooting In First Quarter
Wesley’s defense in the first was able to get the Patriots off their game as Valley Forge shot 30.8% from the field in the first quarter. The Patriots also had seven turnovers in the first quarter compared to the Wolverines’ two.
Wesley shot 45.0% from the field in the first quarter.
Monshea Newsome-Murray led Wesley in scoring in the first quarter with six points.
The first quarter started with Wesley going on a 9-0 run which was led by Sydney Pedersen who had five points on the run.
Wesley would outscore Valley Forge 13-11 for the rest of the quarter to end with a 22-11 lead.
O’Neale Scores Six Points To Help Wesley Extend Their Lead In 2nd Qtr
Senior guard Stacey O’Neale led Wesley in scoring the second quarter with six points. O’Neale was 2 for 3 from the three point line in the second quarter. As a team, Wesley shot 50.0% from the three point line in the second quarter.
Starting at the 4:32 minute mark, Wesley went on a 11-0 run to increase their lead to 41-20 which was the score at the half.
First Half Stats:
Wesley shot 47.22% in the first half and Valley Forge shot 36.36%.
Wolverines shot 50% at the three-point line and Valley Forge shot 0%.
Monshea Newsome-Murray and Sydney Pedersen was the leading scorers for Wesley in the first half with eight points.
Megan Firth was the leading scorer for Valley Forge in the first half with six points.
The Offense Was Rolling For Wesley In Third Quarter
Jameshia Baker and freshman forward Angelique Gathers led the scoring for Wesley in the third quarter with six points each. The team shot pretty well in all areas in the quarter by going 50% in the field, 50% from the three point line and 83.3% from the free throw line.
The Patriots went 33.3% from the field, 0% from the three point line and 75.0% from the free throw line in the third quarter.
The Wolverines also had seven steals in the third quarter and out rebounded Valley Forge 10-2.
Starting at the 7:58 mark in the game, the Wolverines went on an 11-0 run to increase their lead to 52-24 with 3:54 left in the quarter. Gathers led the charge on the 11-0 run with scoring six of the 11 points.
Wesley would outscore the Patriots 13-6 for the rest of the quarter to end with a 65-30 lead.
Wesley Outscores Patriots 21-5 In Fourth To Cruise To An Easy Win
Wesley did not have any trouble making the Patriots feel uncomfortable with their shots as Valley Forge shot 13.3% in the fourth quarter. The Patriots also turned the ball over eight times in the quarter.
Wesley College shot 50.0% in the fourth quarter and the team had six steals in the quarter.
Wesley outscored Valley Forge 21-5 in the quarter which set the team up to enjoy a easy 86-35 win.
Wolverines look to make it two straight wins as the team stays on the road to take on Cabrini on January 12th at 1:00pm ET.
FG%: WC 48.5% & VF 27.9%
3P%: WC 41.2% & VF 6.3%
FT%: WC 72.2% & VF 55.6%
Rebs: WC 40 & VF 21
Ast: WC 17& VF 8
Stl: WC 17 & VF 9
TO: WC 14& VF 29
Blks: WC 0 & VF 2