Wesleyan Falls to No. 19 Wheeling Jesuit, 79-40

Wesleyan Falls to No. 19 Wheeling Jesuit, 79-40

WHEELING – After an impressive win over Notre Dame Thursday evening, Vicky Bullett's West Virginia Wesleyan squad took the role of underdogs when they visited the No. 19 Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals today in a Mountain East Conference contest.

Wesleyan was held to a season-low 40 points as Wheeling Jesuit posted a 79-40 victory.

Despite Wheeling Jesuit scoring the first eight points of the game, the first quarter remained somewhat close as Wesleyan trailed by just four points, at 20-16, heading into the second 10 minutes of action.

A Lana Long lay-up made it a 24-18 game with 8:28 left in the quarter, but both teams went cold from the floor after that as neither squad would score over the next four minutes.

When the scoring picked back up, Wheeling Jesuit ended the half on a 16-6 run to take a 40-24 lead at the intermission.

Wesleyan scored just one basket during the first seven minutes of the third quarter and fell behind by a 54-26 score.

They ended the third quarter trailing by 30, at 60-30.

Wesleyan was outscored in the fourth quarter by a 19-10 margin.

Rachel Vandertoolen was the only Lady Bobcat to reach double digits as she scored 10 points.

Susan Meyer chipped in with nine while Long added six.

Wesleyan shot 26.4 percent from the floor hitting on 14 of their 53 field goal attempts.

Despite the lopsided score, Wesleyan trailed by only one in the rebounding battle, 42-41.

Wesleyan was guilty of 27 turnovers in the contest while Wheeling Jesuit committed six.

The loss dropped the Lady Bobcats to 4-6 overall and 4-3 in the MEC.

Today's game wrapped up a four-game road swing for Wesleyan.

They will return home Tuesday evening when they host West Liberty at 5:30 p.m.