Wesleyan's Defense Stifles Concord, 61-53.

Wesleyan's Defense Stifles Concord, 61-53.

ATHENS -- Wesleyan's men impressed on the defensive end of the court Saturday, holding the Mountain Lions to only 14 first half points. The early lead would prove to be enough, as the Bobcats came out with the victory, 61-53.

After setting the tone early, Wesleyan had to respond to a 15-4 run by the Mountain Lions, leaving them trailing by only six points. Concord would continue to put pressure on the Bobcats throughout the second half, but clutch foul shots secured victory for WVWC. 

Senior Aaron Ariri just missed out on a double-double, registering 17 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Sophomore Dusan Vicentic added to the scoring, also adding 17 points. 

Tommy Bolte led the Mountain Lions with 14 points. Bolte was held in check after dropping 35 points on the Bobcats earlier this season.

Wesleyan shot 23-of-55 (41.8 percent) from the field.

Concord would shoot 20-of-60 (33.3 percent) on the night.

The victory raises the Bobcats to 3-17 on the year. Concord falls to 10-9.

 

Wesleyan will host Charleston this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.