Bobcats Drop Home Game to Virginia-Wise

Bobcats Drop Home Game to Virginia-Wise

BUCKHANNON -- The Bobcats were defeated by Virginia-Wise Wednesday night, 61-50, inside the Rockefeller Center. A defensive battle in the first half, Wesleyan found themselves down 22-18 at the break. Virginia-Wise saw their largest lead of the night with 12 minutes remaining in the game, as a Jordan Pointer free throw made it a 12-point game. The Bobcats would claw back within seven points but an impressive night at the foul line by the Cavaliers sealed the victory.

Wesleyan got an impressive performance out of sophomore guard Kam Cooper, scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 (70 percent) shooting. Senior forward Aaron Ariri once again led the team in rebounds with six.

The Cavaliers were led by senior forward Taiwo Badmus, who had an outstanding night. Badmus scored 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting and added nine assists to his stat line. 15 of his 32 points came from behind the three-point line.

The Bobcats would shoot 22-of-53 (41.5 percent) on the night. Virginia-Wise shot 18-of-45 (40 percent) from the field.

Virginia-Wise got to the charity stripe often, making 17-of-23 (73.9 percent) attempts. Wesleyan would only take four attempts from the line, draining two.

The loss puts the Bobcats at 2-17 on the season. Virginia-Wise climbs to 7-12.


Wesleyan will travel to take on Concord this Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.