Strong second half leads men’s basketball over Frostburg St., 72-51

Photo by Gary Emeigh
Photo by Gary Emeigh

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's basketball team picked up a 72-51 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) win at home over the Frostburg St. Bobcats on Saturday.

Both defenses played tough in the first half with both teams shooting under 40 percent from the field. Wesley went into halftime with a narrow 28-26 lead.

Wesley then started to get hot in the second half and started to pull away from Frostburg. After Frostburg regained the lead, 44-42, with 12:20 to go in regulation, Wesley ended the game on a 29-8 run to seal the victory.

In the second half, Wesley shot 46.9 percent (15-32) from the field and 70.6 percent (12-17) from the free-throw line and held Frostburg to 27.3 percent (9-33) shooting. Wesley outrebounded Frostburg 23-18 in the final half.

Brian Cameron led the way for Wesley with 26 points. Cameron was 6-of-11 from the field, 12-of-14 from the free-throw line and 2-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line.

The Wesley bench played strong, outscoring the Frostburg bench 24-5. JW Lawson tallied 11 points and nine rebounds while Derick Charles reeled in a career-high 10 rebounds along with six points. George Cook dished out a game-high six assists and chipped in with four points.

Paul Clemons tallied eight points and five rebounds. Evan Anderson scored seven points while Mychal Stefanides added five points and four assists in the win.

Tyler Michael had 25 points while Edwin Cole secured 15 rebounds for Frostburg.

The Wolverines (7-8, 3-5 CAC) return to action on Wednesday when they take on Route 13 rival Salisbury in an important road contest. Tip-off from the Maggs Center is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.