Basketball ‘Cats fall to Pioneers, 100-53

GLENVILLE, WV — The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team lost to Glenville State on Saturday night 100-53. The Pioneers finished with 25 assists and edged the Bobcats 47-27 in the rout.

The first bucket of the game wouldn’t come until 17:44 with a layup from Jamal Jacobs. Glenville responded with seven straight games to take an early lead over the Bobcats. The two teams traded baskets with the Pioneers taking an 18-13 advantage in the Under-10 media timeout.

Jacquez Yow started hot for the Pioneers, scoring his 11 1st half points in the opening 12 minutes. Darius Green continued to score inside for the Bobcats, converting back-to-back layups in an attempt to cure WVWC’s shooting issues. The Pioneers built a 48-25 lead at intermission, shooting 61% from the field and 50% from three in the half.

Glenville State brought their hot shot from the first half into the second half, extending their lead to 30 in the first media timeout of the half. The Pioneers got everyone involved in shooting, digging deep into their bench to produce more runs.

WVWC’s cold shooting continued for the remainder of the game, allowing Glenville to come out and run to find wide open looks. Wesleyan finished the game shooting 35% from the field. GSU shot an impressive 56% from the field and 47% from behind the arc.

Darius Green once again led the Bobcats in scoring, finishing with 17 while grabbing seven rebounds. Jordan Cannon had 12 points in the loss. Glenville State had seven double-digit scorers, led by De’ Ante Petree’s 15 points on 5-8 of three shooting. Harrison Eghan finished with 14 points and caught eight boards for the Pioneers.

Wesleyan returns home Wednesday night to face Frostburg State at 7:30 p.m. at Rockefeller Center.

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