Eastern University Athletics

11/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2019 22:05

Men's Hoops Stopped at Wesley

DOVER, Del.- Eastern University Men's Basketball got off to a slow start and was unable to recover in an 85-62 loss at Wesley College. and each had 13, but the host Wolverines (2-2) made 11-of-18 from behind the arc to pull away in the second half.

How It Happened:
Down 38-27 at halftime, the Eagles (3-3) pulled to within ten at 50-40 on back-to-back baskets by and and , but Wesley guard Brian Cameron stopped the momentum and got the near capacity crowd in Wentworth Gym going with a cross-over move for a step-back 3-pointer from the wing. Cameron, who came into he game averaging 30 points an outing, finished with a game-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists.

The two sides traded baskets until the Wolverines (2-2) put together an 8-0 run to bump 61-50 lead up to a 19 point edge. Cameron made the final two hoops of the decisive burst.

Blet broke the run with an inside hoop and fed for another basket, but a Wesley 3-pointer kept the home sides' cushion and the lead grew to 20 points with five minutes to play.

The Eagles were able to get good position through the first half but shot only 11-of-29 from the floor and committed 14 turnovers. The Wolverines made 6-of-10 from behind the arc and 15-of-32 overall to build their halftime lead.

The Eagles finished the game with a. 40-35 edge on the glass, but the Wolverines finished with a 22-4 edge in points off turnovers and an 8-7 edge in second-chance points.

had ten points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Gallardo and each had eight.

Coach Pruessner Says:
'That's a tough place to play. We had our opportunities in the first half. Going into the half down twelve we knew we had to come out and make some stops. We were not able to do that.'

'I thought we did a good job keeping Cameron in check, but he is one of the best players in the country, and he found ways to give us problems when he was not scoring, and then he made a few baskets to break the game open.'

'We need to take advantage of offensive rebounds and take better care of the ball. We will have some time to prepare for another guard-oriented attack next week at Albright.

Up Next:
The Eagles are at Albright College for a 5 pm start on Tuesday.