Roundup: Wesley men edge Elizabethtown in 72-70 buzzer-beater

Evan Anderson tipped in his own miss just before the final buzzer to give Wesley College a dramatic 72-70 victory over Elizabethtown in men’s basketball on Saturday.

The contest was the opening game of the Rinso Marquette Tournament being held at Lebanon Valley College. The Wolverines (1-1) will play the winner of Lebanon Valley and Penn State-Mont Alto in today’s championship game.

Anderson finished with 13 points for Wesley. J.W. Lawson led all scorers with 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting while Paul Clemons registered a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Rasahn Brinkley rounded out the Wolverines’ double-digit scorers with 19 points and added seven rebounds.

The game featured seven ties and six lead changes. Wesley trailed by as many as six points in the second half, but rallied back for their first victory of the season.

Anderson’s game-winning points came with two seconds on the clock. E-Town had a chance after that but missed a desparation heave.

Northern Kentucky 74, Delaware 53: Northern Kentucky used a big run early in the second half to break open a close game and led the rest of the way.

Delaware (3-2) took a slim 21-20 advantage into the half but NKU (2-2) scored the first nine points of the second half, while a three-pointer by Drew McDonald extended the run to 14-1 and gave the Norse a 34-22 lead with 16:12 to play.

It was still just a seven-point game at 51-44 with eight minutes left, but the Norse scored the next eight points to go up 15 and led comfortably the rest of the way.

Cazmon Hayes and Ryan Daly led the Blue Hens with 13 points apiece, with Hayes grabbing a team-high eight rebounds and Anthony Mosley contributing 11 points.

WOMEN, Wsley 62, Mount Saint Vincent 56: The Wolverines earned the victory in the consolation round of the Neumann Tip-Off Tournament.

Tiyanna Gibbs notched a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds while Monshea Newsome-Murray netted seven points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists. Brionna Johnson (Smyrna) chipped in with 17 points for the Wolverines (2-1).

Wesley never trailed in the third quarter, leading by as many as 10 points after an Adriane Fraser three-pointer with 2:48 left in the third quarter.

Mount Saint Vincent came crawling back, though, taking a 56-55 lead with 2:26 to go in the fourth quarter. After a missed three, Gibbs came away with a offensive rebound, allowing the offense to reset.

On the second chance, Monshea Newsome-Murray found Brittney Kerns for a layup and a foul. The senior drilled the and-one shot to give Wesley a two-point lead. From there the Wolverine defense stifled the Dolphins.

Delaware 43, St. Bonaventure 40: Erika Brown scored 12 points and Nicole Enabosi added 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Blue Hens won the low-scoring nonconference matchup on Saturday night.

Delaware led just 14-10 at halftime before improving to 3-0. The Hens were only 13-of-55 from the floor.

College volleyball

Delaware 3, Charleston 2: The Blue Hens’ unlikely late-run continued as they rallied to reach the Colonial Athletic Association finals on Saturday.

Delaware won the final two sets for a 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-13 victory over the Cougars in the league CAA semifinals at UNC-Wilmington.

The sixth-seeded Blue Hens (16-15) will face top-seeded James Madison in the finals today at noon (Comcast). Delaware will be making its eighth appearance in the CAA final but first since 2012.

The Hens had been 0-8 all-time against Charleston before Saturday’s win.

“The amount of passion and heart this team has right now is unbelievable,” said senior Alexa Swann. “Every single person on this team was a part of our win tonight. I’m so incredibly proud of us. It’s really special to be a part of what’s happening right now.”

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