Big Second Half Lifts Greensboro College Men’s Basketball Over N.C. Wesleyan 71-61

Posted by Press Release on February 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm under College | Read the First Comment

GREENSBORO. NC – The Greensboro men’s basketball team defeated North Carolina Wesleyan 71-61 on Saturday afternoon in USA South play. The Pride snapped a three game losing streak with the victory.

The Bishops jumped out to the early 13-12 lead with 13:35 to go in the first half. A Will Griffin layup gave Greensboro their first lead of the game at 14-13. North Carolina Wesleyan responded back with a 9-0 run regaining the lead at 21-14 with 11:28 showing. The Pride climbed back in the game over the next four minutes to tie the game at 24-24 with 7:04 to go. Down the stretch the Bishops outscored The Pride 8-4 taking a 32-28 lead into the half.

Greensboro came out in the second half on fire, using a 10-2 run over the first seven minutes, taking a 40-34 lead with 13:22 showing. Both teams went back and forth, before Tracy Jester hit a jumper with 7:39 remaining in the game, giving The Pride their largest lead of the game at 58-43. North Carolina Wesleyan used the next three minutes, getting within five at 64-59 with 1:52 on the clock. Damian Dixon, Griffin, and Jester teamed up to convert eight free throws, holding on for the 71-61 victory.

The Pride shot 43.3 percent from the field, and 50 percent from the line. The defense forced 22 turnovers, and had 13 steals. Greensboro out rebounded their opponents 50-39 on the day.

Jester led two players in double digits with 20 points, while Devan Gregory had 16. Gregory and Dixon six rebounds apiece. Edric Roberts had a game high three blocks, while Dixon and Jester and three steals apiece.

With the victory, The Pride move to 7-12 overall, and 3-6 in USA South play. Greensboro will return to action on Wednesday at home when they take on Methodist University. The tipoff is slated for 7:30 pm.

  • big fan said,

    this team is so stacked with ballers love watching them play, basketball fans you just got to go see what i’m talking about. they are home tomorrow at 7:30pm.lets go Pride on of our local D3 schools.