Men's Basketball Unable to Defeat Moravian at Roosevelt Classic

Photo Courtesy of Jessie Mangiaruga
Photo Courtesy of Jessie Mangiaruga

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team fell, 96-69, to Moravian College Sunday afternoon in the opening game of the Moravian College Roosevelt Classic. With the result, the Marlins move to 5-6 on the year while the Greyhounds improve to 8-3.

Moravian jumped out to an early lead and the Marlins were unable to ever counter. VWU kept it within double-digits through the first 15 minutes of the first quarter but a 22-6 run by the Greyhounds near the end of the stanza put momentum on their side going into the half. Coming out of halftime, Moravian went on another run to increase their lead even more. The Marlins were able to chip away in small spurts, but never enough to put them into the lead.

Tim Fisher led the squad in scoring on the afternoon, recording 20 points for his fourth 20-point game of the season. He would also coral a team-high seven boards.

Pitching in was Keijon Honore with 14 points and Lamont Steward with 10. Freshman Evan Tebay saw his most action of the year, registering eight points and three assists.

Men's basketball will now take on Montclair State at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in their final game of the Roosevelt Classic.