Wesley College trailed by only a point at halftime before Salisbury pulled away to a 66-52 win over the Wolverines in Capital Athletic Conference men’s basketball on Wednesday night.
The loss was the fifth in a row for Wesley (1-6 CAC, 3-11 overall) while the Sea Gulls improve to 4-3, 11-3.
J.W. Lawson came off the bench to net a team-high 19 points for the Wolverines, who were down to 26-25 at halftime. He hit 9-of-16 shots from the floor and was the only Wolverine to score in double figures.
Wayne Lennon added nine points with seven rebounds.
Salisbury jumped out to a 15-2 lead to start the contest. In the second half, Salisbury came out of the gates on a 15-4 run to take a 40-28 lead and the Wolverines were never able to recover.
Wesley was held to just 10-for-30 shooting in the second half and scored just 27 points. The 52 points scored in the game were the lowest scoring total by the Wolverines this season.
WOMEN, Wesley 61, Salisbury 56: The Wolverines shook off a slow start to rally past the Sea Gulls for the Capital Athletic Conference win.
Wesley (2-5 CAC, 3-11 overall) outscored the Sea Gulls, 21-13, in the fourth quarter.
Junior Brionna Johnson (Smyrna) finished with 23 points and 14 rebounds to post her second double-double of the year. Sophomore Tiyanna Gibbs also chipped in with points, and Alexus Stroud (Smyrna) added eight.
The Wolverines forced five Salisbury turnovers down the stretch and held the Sea Gulls to just 6-for-17 shooting in the fourth quarter. Wesley’s first lead of the game came with 7:11 remaining in the fourth when Tiara White drilled a pair of foul shots to put the Wolverines ahead, 48-47.
In the final minute, Wesley went 6-for-8 from the foul line and forced a pair of turnovers to seal the victory.
Cape Henlopen 38, Polytech 23: Cory Lawson (160) and Christopher Handlin (170) closed the match win back-to-back pins as the Vikings earned the North victory.
Austin Price (106) had a pin for the Panthers, who trailed only 19-18 with five matches remaining.
Smyrna 66, Sussex Tech 3: The Eagles used five pins in picking up the North victory, which was the 600th win in porgram history.
Winning by fall for Smyrna were Greg Baum (120), Cole Sebastianelli (126), Nathaniel Bryant (145), Anthony Wuest (195) and Terren Carter (285).
Milford 70, Delmar 10: The Buccaneers collected seven pins in rolling to the South win.
Barton Balious (145) posted a fall in 1:06 for Milford’s quickest pin of the night.
Alex Creasey (126), Gavin Garcia (132), Chase Taylor (160), Phillip Ruiz (170), Bevensky Augustine (182) and Bryon Wynes (285) also won by pin.
Braxton Stevenson (120) had a pin for the Wildcats, who led 10-6 after three matches.
Indian River 72, Seaford 12: The Indians posted three straight pins in earning the Henlopen South win.
Mitchell Bolton (113), Dylan Ely (120) and Jared Arlett (126) all won by fall for IR.
Richard Durham (106) and Noel Cruz (285) posted pins for the Blue Jays.
Hornets to face Missouri: The renewal of the First State Rivalry with Delaware, a visit to Missouri and five home games at Alumni Stadium highlight the 2016 Delaware State University football schedule announced on Wednesday.
The Hornets will play three non-conference games and eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contests next season.
Delaware State will kick off the season on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Delaware in the seventh meeting between the state’s two Division I football programs. The Hornets and Hens did not meet in 2015 after playing the previous four years.
The Hornets will play their home opener on Sept. 10 against Monmouth. The Hall-of-Fame Weekend contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.
After an open week, DSU will visit Missouri on Sept. 24, marking the third straight year and seventh time in team history that the Hornets will face a major-college opponent.
Delaware State will begin MEAC play on Oct. 1 at Morgan State in Baltimore, Md. The Hornets begin two-game MEAC homestand on Oct. 8 against Hampton before hosting Florida A&M on Oct. 15.
DSU will begin a tough two-game road swing on Oct. 22 at South Carolina State before travelling to Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 29. The Hornets return home on Nov. 5 to face North Carolina Central at 2 p.m.
Delaware State will wrap up its home schedule against North Carolina A&T on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The Hornets close out the season against iHoward in Washington, D.C.
Hens to open vs. DSU: A Thursday night season opener as well as October dates for Homecoming and Parents & Family Weekend highlight the 2016 home schedule for the Delaware football team.
The season opener vs. in-state foe Delaware State will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1 as a lead-in to the Labor Day weekend while Parents & Family Weekend will take place on Oct. 8 vs. Maine and Homecoming festivities will be held on Oct. 29 vs. Towson.
In addition to the five home games, Delaware will travel for games on Sept. 10 at Lafayette; Sept. 17 at Wake Forest; Oct. 1 at James Madison Oct. 15 at William & Mary; Nov. 5 at Albany; and Nov. 12 at defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Richmond. Times for those games have yet to be determined by those schools.