Bobcats Tumble to Charleston, 60-52

Bobcats Tumble to Charleston, 60-52

CHARLESTONTanner McGrew (pictured) put together his fourth double-double game of the season but it wasn't enough to lead the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats past the University of Charleston in a Mountain East Conference tilt here today.

McGrew scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but Wesleyan lost a 60-52 decision.

Chris Dewberry was the only other Bobcat to reach double digits as he scored 13 points.

It was the seventh time in their 11 games that Wesleyan has been held to under 58 points.

Wesleyan shot the ball at just at just a 39 percent clip making good on 19 of their 48 attempts.

The two teams would trade the lead back-and-fourth early in the contest.

Anthony Richards drained a three-pointer for Wesleyan to give them a 19-18 lead with 8:48 remaining in the first half.

Charleston though ended the half on a 16-3 run to take a 34-22 lead into halftime.

Wesleyan was down 11, at 53-42, with 4:55 left in the game.

Dewberry canned a jumper, Ja'Sahn Johnson made a free throw and McGrew went inside for a lay-up to make it a 53-47 game with 3:35 left.

A free throw by Charleston upped their lead to seven but Dewberry scored on a lay-up to trim the deficit to five at 54-49 with 1:46 remaining.

Wesleyan couldn't get any closer down the stretch as they were outscored by a 6-3 margin.

The loss dropped Wesleyan to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the MEC.

They will return to action this Monday when they host West Virginia State at 7:30 p.m.