Wesleyan Scores Season-Low 34 Points in Loss to UC

Wesleyan Scores Season-Low 34 Points in Loss to UC

CHARLESTON – For whatever reason, the West Virginia Wesleyan offense just isn't a good match-up with the Charleston Golden Eagles.

In two games against Charleston, the Golden Eagle defense has held the Wesleyan offense to a pair of season lows.

In a match-up back on Jan. 16, the Bobcats mustered a season-low 45 points.

Tonight in Charleston, the Golden Eagles held Wesleyan to a new season-low of 34 points in a 50-34 setback in a Mountain East Conference contest.

Only four Bobcats managed to break into the scoring column.

Tanner McGrew led the Bobcats with 16 points while Chris Dewberry scored 11, Garrett Grantham had six and Chris Mathis had one.

The 'Cats shot the ball at a 37 percent clip, making good on 14 of their 48 shots.

The game started out well enough for the 'Cats.

Down 2-0, Wesleyan scored eight straight points.

McGrew scored on a jumper, Grantham unleashed a three-pointer and then a free throw later, and McGrew came back with a lay-up to give Wesleyan an 8-2 lead with four minutes gone.

Wesleyan went into a four-minute scoreless drought as Charleston scored 14 unanswered to take a 16-8 lead with 11:32 remaining in the first half.

McGrew made consecutive baskets to make it a 16-12 contest at the 10:27 mark.

Wesleyan couldn't get any closer than four points in the first half.

Charleston outscored the 'Cats by a 16-10 margin the rest of the half as the Golden Eagles took a 32-22 lead into the break.

The Bobcats managed just 12 points in the second half.

Dewberry started the second half with a basket to make it a 32-24, but that was as close as the Bobcats could get.

Charleston had their biggest lead of the game, at 17 points, at 50-33 with two minutes remaining.

The loss dropped the 'Cats to 13-10 overall and 8-9 in the MEC.

They will return to action this Saturday on the road at West Virginia State.

That game will tip-off at 4 p.m.