Roundup: Wesley men edged by unbeaten Salisbury 91-89 in OT

In a game that saw 14 lead changes and 10 ties, the Wesley College men’s basketball team forced overtime against unbeaten Salisbury only to lose, 91-89, on a last-second three-pointer on Sunday.

Gary Briddell hit a corner three-pointer on a fastbreak with only 12 seconds left to lift the Sea Gulls (9-0). Evan Anderson got off a last-second three-pointer, hoping to draw a foul, but the shot was blocked by Briddell as Salisbury held off the Wolverines (4-5).

Brian Cameron notched a season-high 29 points and 11 rebounds for Wesley while Brian Lewis tallied 15 points and a team-best 12 rebounds. Anderson registered 17 points with Derick Charles netting 14.

After trailing by four in the early moments of the second half, Wesley took its largest lead when a Moe Goin layup capped a 13-2 run and put the Wolverines up by seven. The Gulls eventually tied the game on a pair of free throws in the final seconds of regulation.

Wesley heads to Birmingham, Ala. next week to take part in the two-day Black Tie Classic at Birmingham Southern College. The Wolverines open the tournament on Dec. 13 when they face the host Panthers at 8 p.m.

WOMEN, Salisbury 64, Wesley 47: The Sea Gulls ended the game on a 24-10 run to seal the victory.

Monshea Newsome-Murray led Wesley (1-6) with 12 points, six assists and two steals. Stacey O’Neale tallied nine points while Sydney Pedersen had eight.

Xavier 80, Delaware State 59: The Musketeers (7-1) led by as many as 18 points in the second half before downing the Hornets (2-5).

DSU used a 9-1 run to tie the game at 10-10 in the first quarter. But Xavier answered with a 13-5 run to take the lead for good.

Keke Barber (15 points), NaJai Pollard (13) and Lanayjha Ashe (10) all scored in double figures for the Hornets.

Central Florida 71, Delaware 60: Junior Abby Gonzales netted 18 points but the Blue Hens (3-6) dropped their home opener on Sunday.

Samone DeFreese added 10 points for Delaware, which lost its third game in a row. The Hens never led in the contest and trailed by as many as 23.

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