Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team fell to visiting Wesley 64-58 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night. The Saints cut an 18 point deficit to just three in the final two minutes but couldn’t complete the comeback attempt.
Reed Scott led the Saints (5-17, 1-12 CAC) with a double-double, tying a game-high with 17 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Jesse Konadu added 13 points in the loss.
Trading leads early, Wesley looked to have taken control with a 10-point, 17-7 lead at the 12:13 mark and a 28-10 advantage with five minutes to play in the opening half. Battling back, the Saints wouldn’t let the game get out of reach and pulled within 10, trailing 31-21 at halftime.
Initially holding Marymount off, the Wolverines couldn’t keep the Saints at bay as the Blue and White began to mount a comeback. Behind a 13-2 run in just three minutes, MU pulled within a point at 41-40 with 13:20 to play.
Again pushing its lead to double-figures late with just three minutes to play, Wesley saw that advantage diminished as a Garrett Snoops three-pointer at the 1:51 mark cut the Saints deficit to just 56-53. The Wolverines would respond on the next possession, however, and then close out the game on the free throw line.
Three Wolverines scored in double-digits led by David Langan with 17 and both JJ Bryant and Quincy Pettiford with 14 each. Langan had a double-double as well, grabbing a game-high 15 boards.
Marymount returns to action on Saturday on the road at CAC foe Hood.