WHEELING, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan (1-7, 0-4) men’s basketball team dropped an away contest against Wheeling (3-5, 2-2) at the Alma Grace McDonough Center – Performance Gym on Saturday by an 83-60 score.
Leaders for WVWC
Jayden Hibbitt tallied 25 points while ripping down seven rebounds. Braeden McGrew dropped 16 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Leaders for Wheeling
Wheeling was lead by Jordan Reid’s double-double. Reid scored 18 points and hauled in 10 rebounds while going a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe. Jarett Haines scored 16 points on an efficient 3-4 from behind the arc. Jay Gentry and Andrew Taylor both scored in double digits.
Inside the First Half
Wheeling hopped out to an early 7-0 lead before Anthony Craven Jr. hit a contested jumper in the lane for the ‘Cats first basket. With 9:33 left in the first half, Shawn Moran drilled a jumper from downtown to cut the Cardinal lead down to five. The Cardinals would pull away from the Bobcats, outscoring WVWC 18-7 to end the half.
Inside the Second Half
Hibbitt scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, highlighted by his and one with 9:11 left in the final half. Then, at the 4:52 mark, McGrew drilled his second triple of the game to round out his scoring on the contest.
Wesleyan travels up the road to Philippi to take on the Battlers from Alderson Broaddus in a Mountain East Conference bout. The contest is set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.