Second Half Surge Leads Wesleyan Men Over Charleston

Second Half Surge Leads Wesleyan Men Over Charleston

CHARLESTON, WV. -- West Virginia Wesleyan's Men picked up their fourth conference win Thursday night, as they went on the road and defeated Charleston. 

A back and forth game throughout, Wesleyan found themselves down two-points with five minutes remaining on the clock. Senior Aaron Ariri sank a pair of free throws to tie the game at 60-60 with just under three minutes to go. It seemed as if the Bobcats had pulled away after a 5-0 run put them up 65-60 with a minute remaining. The Golden Eagles would not go away, as Senior guard Keir Anderson drained a three to tie the game at 67-67 with 11 seconds left to play. Wesleyan Sophomore Luka Petrovic stepped up when it mattered most, draining a clutch three-point basket with only two seconds remaining to give the Bobcats the win. 

For the Bobcats, Dusan Vicentic led the team with 22 points, 18 of them coming in the second half. Petrovic and guard Kam Cooper each hauled in seven rebounds on the night.

Charleston Senior guard Austin Howard led the Golden Eagles with 16 points.

Wesleyan shot 49 percent from the field (25-of-51), while shooting an impressive 43 percent (7-of-16) from beyond the arch.

Charleston shot 44 percent (23-of-52) on the night, sinking 36 percent (8-of-22) from three-point range. 

 

Wesleyan improves to 4-17 on the year, while Charleston drops to 12-9.

Wesleyan will host West Virginia State this Saturday.