Basketball ‘Cats drop 79-57 decision to Lock Haven in Pitt-Johnstown Tip-Off

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team (0-2) dropped their final game at the Pitt-Johnstown Tip-Off Classic in Johnstown, Pa., versus Lock Haven (2-0) on Saturday (Nov. 12).

Leaders for WVWC
Darius Green had a team-leading 15 points. Anthony Craven Jr. added 10 points. Tyler Sloane brought down six rebounds to lead the Bobcats. Green brought down five rebounds. Jackson Rhodes, Mekhi Barlow, and Green each passed three assists.

Inside the First Half
Nearly eight minutes into the first half WVWC led 16-8. Green contributed six points to the early run for the Bobcats. Lock haven battled back to eventually tie the game with 6:35 remaining in the first half off an Isaiah Stewart free throw at 18 a piece. The Bald Eagles earned their largest lead of the first half when Eli Washington made a pair of free throws and they led 29-23.

Green responded instantly with a three-pointer from the other end and the Bobcats trailed 29-26 with 33 seconds left in the first half. Justice Shoats made a layup as time expired to extend Lock Haven`s advantage to five at the half, 31-26.

Inside the Second Half
Lock Haven came out ready to play to begin the second half going on a 16-point run while Wesleyan managed to score just two points, the Bald Eagles led 47-29 with 13:37 left in the game. WVWC cut the deficit to 12, 53-41 after consecutive turnovers from the Bald Eagles. Lock Haven took control by scoring ten straight points and led 63-43. The Bald Eagles would go on to win the contest, 79-57.

Up Next
The WVWC men’s basketball team returns to action on Wednesday (Nov. 16) in an exhibition game versus Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa., the game is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

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