Pride Men Topped By Wesley, 88-81
from Wesley Gullett, Greensboro College SID
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Despite having four players score in double figures, the Greensboro College men’s basketball team fell to the Wolverines of Wesley College Saturday, 88-81.
Wesley raced out to an 8-2 lead over the first two minutes of action before the Pride was finally able to battle back to tie the game at 17 with 11:26 showing on the clock, following a three-pointer by Justin Minnis.
Greensboro then used a 6-0 run to establish a six-point lead of at 23-17.
Michael Phifer got the run started with a three-pointer before Minnis and Keyshawn Dorsey combined for the remaining three points.
After Greensboro established the advantage, Wesley went on an 8-2 run to tie the game once again at 25.
Following the game-tying basket by the Wolverines, the two teams traded the lead back and forth before Greensboro took a 51-45 lead into halftime.
Greensboro then maintained their lead for much of the second half before Wesley used a 10-3 run that encompassed three minutes to take a 77-76 lead with 6:37 showing on the clock.
The Pride struggled form the field for the remainder of the game and was unable to regain the lead, falling by the eight-point margin.
“The physicality late in the game hurt us and it’s been our weakness,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “I proud of our guys and it was a really good college basketball game but it is just unfortunate that we are in the loss column after the game.
“We just could not covert offensively and get stops defensively down the stretch, and I give credit to Wesley as they did just that. Once again I am just proud of our kids as the just keep battling hard all the time.”
Minnis finished with a team-high 21 points while Carmoni Marks (18) and Phifer (17) also finished in double figures scoring. Keyford Langley finished with 11 points and seven assists on the day.
The Pride men will return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they travel to the Greensboro Coliseum to take on NCAA Division I member UNC-Greensboro in an exhibition contest. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.