Wesley men’s and women’s basketball defeat Frostburg State despite delays
Both Wesley’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were scheduled to play on Saturday at Wesley, however, due to water leaking on the gym floor from weather conditions outside, both games were rescheduled to Sunday.
The Wesley women’s game had started on Saturday and reached about eight minutes left in the game before the refs called a stop to avoid playing on a wet court. The Wolverines were off to a good start putting themselves up 18-13 before the game was called.
On Sunday, both the men’s and women’s teams faced off for the second attempt to play the games and it was a success. The women’s game was started back up with Wesley leading Frostburg 18-13 with 8:16 left in the first half. Smyrna natives Brionna Johnson and Alexus Stroud had a combined 38 points to help lead the Wolverines to a 73-60 win in the Capital Athletic Conference. The lady Wolverines improved to 7-4 on the year and 3-2 in the CAC.
The men’s game was followed directly after the women’s game and the Wolverines got the win for the sweep over Frostburg State. There were three Wesley players who scored double-digits: Anthony Bowers (17 points), Wayne Lennon (11 points), and Jordan Johnson (10 points). AJ Tilghman also added nine points, seven rebounds, and five assists to help the Wolverines get the win on Sunday.
Frostburg scored the first couple of baskets, but Wesley took the lead shortly after and held onto the lead at half, 33-23. However, the Bobcats did not go down quietly – they had a 15-4 run on the Wolverines in the second half getting within six points of Wesley. With 12:39 to go, the Wolverines caught fire again and put their lead back up to double figures, but it wasn’t long before the Bobcats came back again.
Wesley men’s basketball held on for the win in a close game, 64-60 was the final.