Wesleyan Falls on the Road at No. 2 Fairmont State

Wesleyan Falls on the Road at No. 2 Fairmont State

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats put their three-game winning streak on the line today at No. 2 Fairmont State in a Mountain East Conference contest at the Joe Retton Arena

The final result wasn't what the Bobcats were hoping for as they dropped a 118-85 decision.

Wesleyan owned the second-best scoring defense in the MEC, allowing just 73.8 points per game, but they were never able to slow down the Falcons' offense.

The first five minutes of the game set the tone as Fairmont State jumped into a 22-5 lead and never looked back.

With Wesleyan cutting the Fairmont State advantage down to 30-18, Kevin Kangni made a lay-up and then Fred Brondsted uncorked a three-pointer as the Bobcats trimmed the margin to seven, at 30-23, with 8:41 showing on the first-half clock.

A Kameron Hedgepeth lay-up kept Wesleyan down by 12, at 50-38, with 1:08 left in the half, but Fairmont State score the final seven points of the opening period to take a 57-38 advantage into the break.

Wesleyan never managed to get closer than 17 points to Fairmont State in the second half, a half in which they were outscored by a 61-47 margin.

Wesleyan put five players in double digits as Kangni scored a team-high 18 points followed by Mo Berchie scoring 17, Clay Todd adding 13 and Luke Layhew and Jalen Melvin each producing 10.

Wesleyan shot the ball well, hitting on 29 of their 52 field goal attempts for 55.8 percent.

Fairmont State stayed perfect on the year at 18-0 overall and 12-0 in the MEC.

Wesleyan fell to 8-10 overall and 5-7 in the conference.

The Bobcats will return to action this Thursday at home when they meet Notre Dame College.

The conference clash will begin at 7:30 p.m.