Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team traveled to West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday night and came away with a big road win, 71-66.
The Pioneers and Bobcats would go back and fourth early in the game as both teams were getting a fell for each other. However Glenville State would take a six point lead at the 10:33 minute mark as Brett Morris hit a deep three-pointer as they led 19-13.
But West Virginia Wesleyan would then take the lead at the 5:04 minute mark, 26-23. However Glenville State would end the first half on a 6-0 run as they took a 36-30 lead into halftime over West Virginia Wesleyan.
Glenville State would control most of the second half however the Bobcats did cut the Pioneers lead to just two points, 68-66, with just 1:26 left to play. But Glenville State would hit its free-throws and make two big defensive stops as the Pioneers won, 71-66.
The Pioneers shot 51 percent from the floor and 47 percent from behind the three-point line while West Virginia Wesleyan shot 43 percent and 34 percent from behind the three-point line.
Brett Morris scored a game and career high 21 points for the Pioneers. Morris also grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists, and had three blocks. Reggie Williams was the only other Pioneer to score in double figures as he chipped in with 17 points.
Donte Morales and Juwan Wells both scored nine points on the night while Sedric Nady grabbed a team high six rebounds to go with six points.
West Virginia Wesleyan was led by Taylor Price as he scored 18 points while Tanner McGrew finished the night with a double-double as he scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
The Pioneers (13-4, 9-2) hit the road this Saturday, January 24th as they travel to Athens, W.Va. to take on Concord University. Tip-off is set for 4:00 pm.