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.
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.