Photography by Pete Galarneau, Jr.
Buffalo, Ny. – The Bulls of Buffalo University handed Wesleyan their second straight loss, 80-60, in action Saturday at Alumni Arena. The Bulls would see five players score double digits while the Bobcats had three. Two overpowering runs by the Bulls, the first midway through first half and the second towards the end of the game proved to be the real difference.
Wesleyan (1-3, 0-0) got out early playing the Bulls (1-2) tough, scoring the first four points of the game before Buffalo would join in. The Bobcats led the contest 20-16 on some clutch three point shooting by Brett Ervin and Chris Dewberry, however that is when Buffalo went on their game changing, momentum swinging run that propelled them in to a 40-27 lead at halftime.
Unfortunately, in the second half, the 'Cats would draw no closer than 10, however not giving up. Nine of Ervin's team leading 14 points would come in the second half as well as Dewberry having eight of his 11. T.J. Thompson collected 13 points on the afternoon going 5-7 from the field and Alexsandar Djordjevic chimed in with eight despite his team high six turnovers.
The Bulls would use a balanced scoring attack and powerful front line presence to control much of the game. Wesleyan, only outrebounded by one, would outshoot the Bulls from long distance tallying 33 of their 60 points from behind the arc. Buffalo won the game inside the paint and attacking the basket going a healthy 30-56 from the floor. Their inside presence would collect 6 blocks in the contest compared to zero for the Bobcats.
Wesleyan will head home then travel to Lake Erie College on Tuesday, November 19th. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.