Photography by Pete Galarneau, Jr.
Painesville, Ohio. -- The West Virginia Wesleyan Men's Basketball team picked up their first road win of the 2013 campaign Tuesday evening at Lake Erie College in a non-conference matchup. The 77-62 victory is the second of the young season bringing the Bobcats back up to .500 for the season.
The Bobcats (2-2, 0-0) would really control things from the get-go, only trailing 3-0 and 3-2 to The Storm (3-1). Starting off the 'Cats quality shooting night from behind the arc (11-23, 47.8%) would be Brett Ervin as he pushed Wesleyan in front 5-3. Never looking back Wesleyan would go on several short runs to build their lead. Adding 10 of his 15 points in a new role off the bench, Aleksandar Djordjevic made the only three free throws for the 'Cats in the first half. Continuing the hot shooting, Chris Dewberry, poured in all of his game-high 16 points on 6-8 shooting, 4-6 from deep in the first half helping the Bobcats take a 42-30 lead in to the break.
Wesleyan followed up, perhaps their best half of the year, with another twenty minute victory outscoring The Storm of Lake Erie 35-32 in the second half. Both having 10 of their total points in the second half, Ervin and T.J. Thompson carried the bulk of more balanced scoring by the 'Cats. Wesleyan's Taylor Price would just miss out on a double-double as he collected 12 rebounds to go along with his nine points. All in all it was a balanced attack accompanied by strong shooting and rebounding that earned Wesleyan the victory. Lake Erie would be led by guard Riley Thomas on his 8-17, 20 point performance. With a keynote victory over #12 powerhouse Kentucky Wesleyan, this is the first loss on the season for Lake Erie.
Wesleyan will prepare to travel to Fairmont St. Saturday afternoon to due battle with the Falcons following the girls tilt at 2pm.