The Wesley College men’s basketball team came away with a tough 73-72 road comeback win against the Neumann University Knights on Wednesday. The win on Wednesday extends the Wolverines win streak to two.
Wesley was trailing Neumann for most of the second half until the late minutes of the half where the two teams were trading the lead till the final seconds of the game.
The Wolverines pulled out a 16-4 run which started at the 3:52 mark which helped them climb back into the game and eventually take the win. Junior guard Brian Cameron and sophomore guard Brandon Lewis led the team on the run with scoring a combined nine points. Cameron would also hit the game winning shot with eight seconds left in the game.
The leading scorer of the game for Wesley was Brian Cameron with 26 points. Cameron also recorded a double-double on the night with collecting 10 rebounds.
Two other Wolverines scored in double digits and they were Brandon Lewis (14) and Senior guard Evan Anderson (13).
Cameron Scores 13 In First Half To Help Wesley To End With Slim Lead
The leading scorer in the first half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who had 13 points. Wesley as a team struggled in the first half to find a lot good shots as the team had a 39.4 % shooting percentage (13-33).
The Knights shot slightly better then the Wolverines as they had a 40.0 % shooting percentage (12-30) in the first half.
Wesley won the turnover battle in the first half by 7-9.
The game started with the Knights going on a quick 5-2 run but Neumann’s lead would not last long as Wesley’s Evan Anderson hit a three pointer to tie the game with 17:06 left in the half.
Around the 14:41 minute mark, the Wolverines went on 6-1 run which gave them a 15-12 lead with 13:01 left in the half.
The game remained a tightly contested battle as the minutes went on in the game as the two teams would trade the lead constantly. It was not until the 8:07 minute mark where the Knights remained in control of the lead about for four minutes.
Wesley was trailing 28-24 with 4:43 left in the first half but the team went on a 14-6 run to take a 36-34 lead into halftime. Cameron led the charge on the run with six points which came from back to back three pointers.
First Half Stats
Wesley shot 39.4 % (13-33) in the first half and Neumann shot 40.0%( 12-33).
Wolverines shot 57.1 % ( 4-7) at the free throw line and the Knights shot 66.7 % (6-9).
The leading scorer in the first half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who had 13 points.
The leading scorer in the first half for the Knights was Nasir Cassel who had 15 points.
Cameron’s 13 Points and Last Second Shot Helps Wesley Pull Out The Win
The leading scorer in the second half for the Wolverines was again Brian Cameron who had 13 points. The team overall shot the ball better in the second half as the team had a 48.3 % shooting percentage (14-29).
Neumann improved their shooting in the second half as well as the Knights had a 50% shooting percentage (14-28).
Wesley lost the turnover battle in the second half by 6-3.
The Wolverines trailed the Knights in most of the second half and it was not until the 1:29 minute mark where Brandon Lewis would hit a layup to give his team a 69-68 lead.
The Wolverines pulled out a 16-4 run which started at the 3:52 mark with Cameron and Lewis leading the way scoring a combined nine points. The run helped Wesley to get back into the game and to continue to battle with Neumann.
The seconds was ticking down in the game as the Wolverines trailed by one but then with eight seconds left Brian Cameron would hit a clutch jump shot to give Wesley a tough 73-72 road win.
Wesley looks to make it three straight wins as the team stays on the road to take on Immaculata on January 26th at 3:00pm ET.
FG%: WC 43.5% & NU 44.8%
3P%: WC 41.7% & NU38.9%
FT%: WC 69.2%& NU 68.4%
Rebs: WC 34& NU35
Ast: WC 11& NU14
Stl: WC 6&NU6
TO: WC 13& NU 12
Blks: WC 2 & NU5