Marlins Dominate Mustangs, 102-62, at Home

Marlins Dominate Mustangs, 102-62, at Home

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball cruised to a 102-62 victory over Mid-Atlantic Christian University Monday evening at the Jane P. Batten Student Center. With the result, the Marlins remain unbeaten as they improve to 3-0.

Virginia Wesleyan got off to a hot start as Percy Burt opened up the score with a dunk and the teams exchanged baskets over the first five minutes. A 20-4 run over the next eight minutes then gave the Marlins a large lead which they nursed into the half. Going into the locker room, the Marlins more than doubled the Mustangs as they led 49-24.

The lead never faltered as the teams began to play the second half. Virginia Wesleyan opened on a 20-5 run, pushing their lead to as much as 40 in the opening six minutes. Thy continued to lead by as much as 25 the duration of the game, with a Josh Gray layup putting the 100th point on the board, the second 100-point game for VWU this season.

Five players reached double-digit scoring on the night led by Corey Pelham's 21. The sophomore was hot from beyond the arc, splashing home four three-pointers. Right behind him was Tim Fisher who quietly registered 18 points, most of which coming in the paint. Burt would also come away with 11 points while Jordan White and Kelvin Nicholson scored 11 and 10, respectively, from off the bench.

Aiding the offensive play was the Marlins ability to distribute as the team finished with 22 assists. Evan Tebay led the squad with six while Fisher and Daniel Spencer both collected five.

On the glass, Fisher dominated as he collected 11 boards to earn his second double-double of the year. Nicholson and Spencer also pitched in as each came away with seven. The 54 boards were the most the team has registered since a win over the Apprentice School on Nov. 27 of 2017.

Men's basketball returns to action again at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team welcomes Averett University to Virginia Beach.