Men's Basketball Unable to Tame Eagle Shooters in Non-Conference Loss

Men's Basketball Unable to Tame Eagle Shooters in Non-Conference Loss

FREDRICKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team fell to the University of Mary Washington, 87-78, on the road Saturday afternoon. The result brings both schools' records to 8-3 on the year.

Both sides shot well from beyond the arc throughout the first half. VWU finsihed the first twenty minutes shooting at a 50 (6-for-12) percent clip from long range, but Mary Washington outdid that, shooting nearly 77% (10-for-13). The Eagles held the lead for a majority of the half but the Marlins made a late push to even the score.

Coupling the final 21 seconds of the first, Virginia Wesleyan went on a 15-2 run to start the second stanza, narrowing the Eagle lead to just nine. The Eagles regained traction though, never allowing for the Marlins to come any closer than that for the remainder of the contest.

Five players racked up double-digit scoring on the afternoon, led by Tyree Golston and Corey White, Jr. who each had 14. Lamont Steward, Percy Burt and Keijon Honore all tallied 13 points.

Despite the loss, the Marlins dominated the glass as they outrebounded Mary Washington 40-28. Steward led all players with seven.

Distribution of the rock came from opposite sides of the spectrum for VWU, with point-man Honore handing out five and center White, Jr. with four.

Men's basketball will return to the hardwood at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as it travels to Hampden-Sydney for an ODAC showdown.