The Wesley College men’s basketball team has now won two straight games as the Wolverines defeated the Cabrini University Cavaliers 105-98 on Wednesday at the Wentworth Gymnasium.
The leading scorer of the game for Wesley was junior guard Brian Cameron with 34 points.
Two Wolverines recorded double-doubles in the win and they were senior guard Tyrone Craven and junior forward Terrence Braxton. Craven had 11 points and 10 assists on the night and Braxton had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior guard Evan Anderson and junior forward Derick Charles also scored in double digits in the win with Anderson scoring 22 and Charles with 12.
Wesley had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included Rebounds (44-40), Bench Points (16-9) Points off Turnovers (31-21) and Fast Break Points (13-4).
Wolverines also had the advantage in shooting as well, with the team shooting 49.2% ( 29-59) and with Cabrini shooting 46.2% (36-78). Wesley also held the advantage in three point shooting with a 50% shooting percentage (12-24) and free throw shooting with a 70% shooting percentage (35-50).
Cameron Scores 18 To Help Wesley To First Half Lead
The leading scorer in the first half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who scored 18 points. As a team, the Wolverines shot 63% (17-27) in the first half and the team was hot on all of the shooting categories. Wesley was drowning shots at the three point line with ease as the team shot 61.5% (8-13) in the half. The Wolverines also made their foul shots count as the team shot 72.2% (13-18) in the first half.
The Cavaliers shot 42.9% (15-35) in the first half and struggled at the three point line shooting 31.3% (5-16).
The game started with Wesley going on a 8-0 run which had two good looking shots from downtown by Cameron and Terrence Braxton.
Around the 8:55 minute mark, the Wolverines went on a 10-5 run which increased their lead to 44-31 with 6:02 left in the half. The run was led by Cameron and sophomore guard Brandon Lewis who each scored five points in the run.
Cabrini would outscore Wesley 10-7 for the rest of the quarter but the Wolverines would take a 55-41 lead into the half.
First Half Stats
Wesley shot 63% (17-27) in the first half and Cabrini shot 42.9% (15-35).
Wolverines shot 61.5% (8-13) at the three point line and the Cavaliers shot 31.3% (5-16).
The leading scorer in the first half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who had 18 points.
The leading scorer in the first half for the Cavaliers was Alsmith Saintilus who had 13 points.
Cameron & Anderson Combine For 27 Pts To Help Seal Wesley’s Win
The leading scorer in the second half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who scored 16 points. Cameron’s teammate Evan Anderson was right behind him with scoring 11 points in the half.
The Wolverines shooting cooled down in the second half as the team shot 37.5% (12-32). Wesley did do a lot of damage at the free throw line in the second half as the team shot 68.8% (22-32).
The Cavaliers improved their shooting in the second half as the team shot 48.8% (21-43) and the team shot 66.7% (12-18) at the foul line.
The second half started with Cabrini going on a 10-2 run which decreased Wesley’s lead to 57-51 with 17:55 left in the game.
Cabrini was able to make it a 64-60 game with 13:14 left in the half but this would be the closest the team would come near Wesley’s lead.
Wesley’s last 10 points of the game, all came from foul shots which helped the Wolverines keep Cabrini away from their lead.
Senior guard Christian Chaney would hit the last free throw for Wesley to give the team a 105-98 home win.
Wesley looks to make it three straight victories as the team takes on Gwynedd Mercy at home on February 9th at 3:00pm ET.
FG%: WC 49.2% & CU 46.2%
3P%: WC 50.0% & CU 28.6%
FT%: WC 70.0% & CU 62.1%
Rebs: WC 44& CU40
Ast: WC18& CU22
TO: WC 19& CU18
Blks: WC4& CU5