Wesleyan Stuns Notre Dame at Home In A 99-72 Victory

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan shot 60 percent as they earned their most significant win of the year as they routed the Notre Dame College Falcons by a 99-72 score tonight in a Mountain East Conference clash at Rockefeller Center.

The 99 points was the highest offensive output for the Bobcats this season. They have averaged 93.7 points per game during their last three games.

Wesleyan also hit a season-high 16 three-pointers in the victory.

Mo Berchie led the offense with a 25-point effort hitting nine of his 13 field goals including five three-pointers.

Kevin Kangni poured in 24 points as he was six-of-eight from beyond the three-point line.

Luke Layhew added 17 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double while Clay Todd put in 11.

Wesleyan trailed early by a 5-2 score but Berchie and Kangni uncorked three-points to give the Bobcats an 8-5 lead as they would never trail again.

With the Bobcats leading by a 20-16 score, Kangni fired in a trey, Layhew made a lay-up, Clay Tood fired in a jumper and Berchie flipped in two free throws to cap off a Wesleyan 9-0 run that gave them a 29-16 advantage.

With Wesleyan still up 39-30, Kameron Hedgepeth drilled a three-pointer to give the Bobcats a 42-30 lead at the intermission.

The Bobcats still led by 12, at 55-43, when Fred Brondsted and Kangni both knocked down three-pointers to increase the Wesleyan lead to 18, at 61-43.

Wesleyan continued to dominate the second half. A Todd three-pointer at the 2:20 mark gave the Bobcats their largest lead – 29 points – at 97-69.

Wesleyan owned a 36-35 rebounding margin.

The win was the fourth in five games for Wesleyan as they improved their record to 9-10 overall and 6-7 in the MEC.

The loss dropped Notre Dame to 13-6 overall and 7-6 overall.

Wesleyan will return to action this Saturday at home when they face Urbana in a 4 p.m. conference contest.