DOVER, Del. – Four players scored in double figures as the Wesley College men's basketball team defeated Washington College, 81-73, on Tuesday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines (8-4) have now won three straight and five of their last six while the Shoremen fall to 0-9.
David Langan recorded his third straight double-double with a game-high 21 points, on 8-of-11 shooting, to go with 15 rebounds. He also blocked four shots. Paul Reynolds also posted a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds to go with five assists.
Also reaching double digits for Wesley was Jacquard Hagan, who made 8-of-10 from the line for 14 points, and Wayne Lennon, who pitched in with a career-high ten points off the bench. Eric Selby also dished out five assists as Wesley assisted on 19 of its 26 baskets on the day.
Wesley shot an impressive 48.1% from the field and made 27 foul shots while Washington shot just 35.3% from the floor. The Wolverines only deficit came with 18:54 left in the first half when the Shoremen made a trey after a game-opening layup by Reynolds. A layup by Langan 20 seconds later gave the Navy & White a 4-3 lead, an advantage they would not surrender.
After Washington's Stephen Poarch (20 points) tied the game at 19, Wesley slowly but surely began to pull away, increasing its lead to 12 at the half.
A free throw by Quincy Pettiford and a trifecta by Hagan were the first four points of the second half. The Shoremen would cut the deficit to as little as eight points, but could never get over the hump.
Virginia Wesleyan, Division III's top-ranked team, visits Wentworth Gymnasium on Thursday, December 20, at 4 pm.