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Men's Basketball Downs Trinity 83-69

Antone Walker scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds (Jonas Powell '18).
Antone Walker scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds (Jonas Powell '18).

Hartford, Conn. – Wesleyan's Antone Walker scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to the men's basketball team to an 83-69 win at Trinity on Friday evening.  With the win, the Cardinals improve to 10-5 overall and earns their first NESCAC victory. Trinity drops to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in the NESCAC with its second-straight loss. Wesleyan entertains NESCAC rival Connecticut College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIHTS:

  • Wesleyan used an 8-0 run to jump out to a 19-9 lead with 11:04 showing on the clock.
  • The Cardinals slowly increased their advantage with a 9-2 burst, making it 28-14 with 6:08 remaining.
  • Trailing 42-31, the Bantams used a 5-0 spurt, with all points coming from Nick Seretta, cutting the deficit to six (42-36) heading into the intermission.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIHTS:

  • Out of the break, Trinity took its first lead of the game, 44-42, capped by a three from Joe Bell with 17:01 showing on the clock.
  • The Bantams led 52-48 after a three-pointer by Charles Redd at the 13:30 mark, but the Cardinals scored 12 points in a row over the next five minutes to lead, 60-52.
  • Trinity's Colin Donovan connected from long range to make the score, 62-59, in the visitors' favor with 6:16 on the clock, but Preston Maccoux answered for Wesleyan from behind the arc to ignite a 10-2 run that put the Cardinals ahead by double digits for good.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wesleyan made 53 percent of its shots (35-66) and outrebounded Trinity, 42-32.  Peek had 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Maccoux, Jordan James, and Shackylle Dezonie scored 11 points apiece for the Cardinals.  Dezonie also had seven boards and six assists, while James grabbed six rebounds.
  • Bell paced Trinity in scoring off the bench with 16 points, while Donovan added 13 points and four assists. Jorden finished with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while Seretta added 11 points.  Kyle Padmore contributed five points, seven rebounds, and a game-high seven assists.  Trinity shot just 33.3 percent from the field (22-66), but made 12 three-pointers and 13 of 14 free throws to stay afloat.