MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's basketball team (11-5, 2-2) cruised past visiting Connecticut College 98-59 on Sunday afternoon. It was the 64th meeting between the two teams and the ninth-straight win over the Camels (3-12, 0-3).
- The Cardinals jumped out to an 8-0 lead at the 17:24 mark, sparked by back-to-back threes from Kevin McDonald and Sam Peek.
- Connecticut College cut the deficit to six (10-4) capped by a layup from Patrick Lazor with 15:28 to go.
- Wesleyan slowly increased its advantage, leading by 39-19 with 6:08 remaining in the first half. During the span, Antone Walker made four shots from beyond the arc.
- An 8-0 Camel burst over the ensuing 2:14 made it 39-27, with five points coming from Lazar.
- The Cardinals responded with an 8-2 spurt to take a 47-29 lead with 1:05 remaining in the half, capped by a shot from beyond the arc from Gabe Ravetz.
- A pair of charity tosses from Connecticut College's Ben McPherron made it 47-31 heading into the intermission.
- Wesleyan started the second half with its decisive 18-3 run over the first 4:21. During the span McDonald scored six-straight points over 31 seconds to extend the advantage to 65-33.
- The Cardinals maintained a lead of 30 or more for the remainder of the contest as they cruised t0 98-59.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Wesleyan's Ravetz led all players with 19 points, while Walker netted 15 and shot 50% (4-8) from beyond the arc. Peek and Preston Maccoux each scored 13 points, while Maccouc grabbed five rebounds.
- The Cardinals shot 50% (16-32) from beyond the arc.
- Daniel Draffan led Connecticut College with 17 points, while Lazor recorded 11 points and grabbed a game-high six boards.
- The Cardinals are idle until Saturday, January 25th when they host Pine Manor at 1:00 p.m.