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Men’s Basketball Drops CAC Contest at Wesley

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dover, Del. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team fell 69-60 to Capital Athletic Conference foe Wesley on the road Wednesday night. The Saints drop to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Antonio Rouse led the Saints with 18 points while Jesse Konadu added 14. Rouse converted 12-of-14 free throws on the night while Konadu went 6-for-7 from the charity stripe.

Marymount outshot the Wolverines (7-10, 5-3 CAC) in all aspects from the floor. Edging their hosts 41.9 percent to 41.7%, from the field, the Saints hit 30% of their three-pointers compared to WC’s 14.3%. From the free throw line, MU converted 81% of their attempts to Wesley’s 62.1%.

The Saints would take an early lead in the game, going up by as many as five points five minutes into the game. Wesley responded to take the advantage and eventually took 32-22 halftime lead.

Coming out of the break, the Saints kept things tight and began to chip away at their host’s lead. A pair of Rouse free throws with seven minutes remaining pulled MU within three at 50-47 but the Saints wouldn’t get any closer as the Wolverines held them at bay down the stretch.

Darrell Johnson led Wesley with 21 points. Paul Reynolds and David Langan both added double-doubles with 10 points and 10 rebounds each.

Marymount returns to the friendly confines of the Verizon Sports Arena on Saturday as it opens the second half of CAC play against York (Pa.). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. and fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/mBasketball and following the “live stats” and “live video” links.