Wesley College’s men’s basketball team earned their third win of the season on Tuesday when the team defeated the Centenary University Cyclones 97-89 at Wentworth Gymnasium.
The leading scorer of the game for Wesley was senior guard Brian Cameron who scored 27 points.
Four other Wesley players scored in double digits and they were sophomore guard Greg Bloodsworth (24), senior forward Terrence Braxton (17), freshman guard Dylan Swientek (10) and senior forward Russ Keyhea (11).
Wesley had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points from turnovers (17-15), second-chance points (6-5), fast-break points (19-7), assists (19-13) and Blocks (2-1).
The Wolverines also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 54.8% ( 34-62) and with Centenary shooting 42.5% (31-73). Wesley also held the advantage in three-point shooting with the team having a 46.2% shooting percentage (12-26) and with the Cyclones having a 26.7% (8-30) shooting percentage.
Wesley Takes A Nine-Point Lead Into Halftime
The leading scorer for Wesley in the first half was Brian Cameron with 15 points. As a team, the Wolverines had a shooting percentage of 51.6% (16-31) in the first half. Wesley also shot 50.0% (8-16) from the three-point line in the first half.
Centenary struggled with their shooting in the first half, as the team shot 40.7% (11-27) and the Cyclones also shot 80.0% (8-10) from the free-throw line.
The first half opened with Wesley going on a 6-1 run which saw back to back three-pointers from Greg Bloodsworth and Terrence Braxton. The five-point lead would not last long as Centenary would fight back which would lead to the score eventually being tied at 11 with 15:50 left in the half.
At the 15:37 minute mark, the Wolverines orchestrated a 12-0 run which gave them a 23-11 lead with 11 minutes left in the half. Cameron led the charge on the run by scoring five of the 12 points.
At the 6:32 minute mark, the Cyclones would go on a 6-2 run which would decrease Wesley’s lead to 41-32 going into halftime.
First Half Stats
Wesley shot 51.6% (16-31) in the first half and Centenary shot 40.7% (11-27).
Wolverines shot 50.0% (8-16) at the three-point line and the Cyclones shot 18.2%(2-11).
The leading scorer in the first half for Wesley was Brian Cameron who had 15 points.
The leading scorer in the first half for the Centenary was Owen Roberts III who had 15 points.
Bloodsworth Takes Charge In Second Half To Seal Wesley’s Win
The leading scorer for Wesley in the second half was Greg Bloodsworth with 16 points. As a team, the Wolverines had a shooting percentage of 58.1% (18-31) in the second half. Wesley also went to line much more in the second half, as they shot 76.2% (16-21) from the free-throw line.
Centenary improved in shooting in the second half as the team shot 43.5% (20-46) and they also shot 78.6% (11-14) from the free-throw line.
At the 17:29 minute mark, Wesley would open up an 18-5 run which would give the team a 66-45 lead with 14:21 left in the half. The leading man on the 18-5 run was Dylan Swientek who scored six of the 18 points.
The Wolverines had a double-digit lead for most of the second half until Centenary went on an 11-5 run to pull within six points of the 95-89 lead with 13 seconds left.
Bloodsworth would hit two free throws in the ending seconds of the game for Wesley to close out a 97-89 win.
The Wolverines next game is on the road with the team taking on Misericordia on November 30th at 2 PM ET.
FG%: WC 54.8% & CU 42.5%
3P%: WC 46.2% & CU 26.7%
FT%: WC 73.9% & CU 79.2%
Rebs: WC37& CU40
Ast: WC19& CU13
Stl: WC6 &CU8
TO: WC 14& CU12
Blks: WC2& CU1