DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's men's basketball team made 24-of-26 free throws and outrebounded Cabrini College, 45-23 in a 92-77 victory on Wednesday night at Wentworth Gymnasium. The Wolverines (11-4), who scored a season-high point total for the second-straight game, have now won six straight games and eight of their last nine while the Cavaliers fall to 7-4.
Paul Reynolds scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and also grabbed five rebounds with five assists and four steals. He was helped out offensively by Wayne Lennon who tallied a career-high 16 points with four three-pointers. David Langan also notched a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds as the Wolverines also shot 53.6% from the field.
The scoring did not just come from the trio as all but one Wesley player who entered the game tallied a field goal. Freshmen point guards Anthony Bowers and AJ Tilghman chipped in with eight points while Eric Selby scored seven, Rasheed Carter with six and Brandin Youngblood with five. Quincy Pettiford finished with just three points, but pulled down eight rebounds.
The contest was a game of runs after the score was tied at eight just over five minutes in. From then on, Wesley went on a 15-2 run to open a double-digit lead and eventually opened up a 20 point lead with 3:20 left to play.
Cabrini then went on a run of its own to close out the first half and trailed by only eight at the half. The Cavaliers came out of the locker room with the same intensity and saw its first lead since early in the game at 53-52 with 16:03 left in regulation.
Trailing by six with 15:18 left, its largest deficit of the game, Wesley tied the game and the teams traded one point leads for several minutes.
Bowers then scored four-straight points to give the Wolverines a 73-71 lead with 4:33 remaining, but a trey by Cabrini's Aaron Walton-Moss, gave the Cavs back the lead just 25 seconds later.
A pair of free throws by Langan with 3:53 left once again put Wesley back on top, 75-74, and the Navy & White would never trail from then on. For the final 3:53, Wesley made 13 of 14 free throws and Reynolds converted on a pair of three-point plays.
AJ Williams scored a team-high 22 points to lead the Cavaliers while Fran Rafferty and Walton-Moss recorded 15 points each. Jeremy Knowles finished with 11.
The heart of Capital Athletic Conference play starts for the Wolverines this Saturday when they travel to Mary Washington for a 3 pm start.