DOVER, DE – A furious second-half rally for the Wesley College men's basketball team came up just short as it fell to York (Pa.), 77-69, on Saturday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines fall to 5-4 on the year while the Spartans move to 2-5. Both teams now have identical 1-1 records in Capital Athletic Conference play.
York never trailed and was up by as many as 22 points with 56 seconds left in the first half. Wesley then stepped up the defensive pressure and outscored the Spartans, 19-7 over the first ten minutes of the second half to cut the lead to 53-45. A layup by Quincy Pettiford with 4:35 remaining cut the deficit to just five points but that would be as close as the Navy & White would get.
Paul Reynolds had a game-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, while Pettiford scored all 15 of his points in the second half.
Unfortunately, the hot-shooting display by the Spartans in the first half was too much to overcome. YCP shot over 63% from the field from the first half and 57.1% for the game.
The Spartans had four players in double figures, led by Todd Maciejewski's double-double 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Wesley returns to action on Friday night when it takes part in the Don Glick Classic hosted by Bridgewater (Va.). The Wolverines take on Eastern Mennonite at 6 pm on December 14, followed by the host Eagles on December 15 at 4 pm.