College Roundup: William Peace edges Wesley men’s hoop team

The Wesley College men’s basketball team closed out its North Carolina road swing with a tough 84-82 loss to William Peace on Sunday.

After erasing a 13-point first-half deficit, Wesley closed within two points in the waning moments of the game.

Evan Anderson missed a jumper on the wing but got his own rebound and put up a desperation three-pointer. It hit the front rim as William Peace survived the Wesley comeback.

Brian Cameron recorded his second double-double of the year with a team-high 28 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron drained four three-pointers.

Anderson tallied his third 20-point game of the season with a 22-point performance. He pulled down seven rebounds, Derick Charles was a rebound away from his first double-double of the season, collecting 16 points and nine rebounds.

Washington State 80, Delaware State 52: The Hornets trailed by just five points at halftime, but were dominated after the break in a contest played late Saturday in Pullman, Wash.

Jonathan Mitchell was high scorer for Delaware State (1-4) with a career-high 18 points, highlighted by three three-point field goals. Mitchell has scored 35 points in the last two games.

Delaware State led for nearly 10 minutes in the first half. The Hornets outscored the Cougars 8-1 during a three-minute stretch of the half, and opened up a 17-14 lead on a basket by Fahim Jenneto at the nine-minute mark.

After Washington State (3-1) rallied for a 23-19 lead, the Hornets ran off six straight points, and pulled ahead 25-23 on a layup by Fahim Jenneto with 4:19 to go before half time.

DSU was outscored 12-5 in the remainder of the half to trail 35-30 at the break.

Washington State continued its momentum to start the second half, scoring the first seven points to open up a 42-30 lead. The Cougars out-scored DSU 45-22 in the second half.

Delaware State shot just 28 percent for the game, hitting 21 of its 75 shots from the field, including 7-of-30 from three-point range.

WOMEN, Delaware 65, Lafayette 47: Three Blue Hens scored in double figures as Delaware collected a victory at the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday.

Sophomore Justina Mascaro led the Hens (3-3) with a career-high 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field, including two three-pointers. Junior Bailey Kargo added 13 points while classmate Samone DeFreese contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Delaware held Lafayette (3-3) to just one field goal in the first quarter and then outscored the Leopards, 17-10, in the third quarter.

The contest was the final of five games in a nine-day span for the Hens.

Arcadia 79, Wesley 77: Down by as many as eight points in the third quarter, the Wolverines battled back to take a one-point lead in the fourth before falling.

In the final seconds, Wesley’s Stacey O’Neale drew a foul on a three-point attempt. After making the first free throw and missing the second, Wesley committed a lane violation on the intentional miss on the third free throw.

The turnover gave Arcadia the ball and sealed the victory.

Wesley was paced by freshman forward Angelique Gathers with a career-high 21 points. She was a perfect 5-for-5 from beyond the arc.

Three other Wolverines reached double-digits: Sydney Pedersen (13 points), Monshea Newsome-Murray (12 points, eight assists) and O’Neale (11).

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