Cardinals Use 22-3 Run to Start Second Half to Blow Past Baruch, 70-46, in Upping Home Record to 3-0
Recovering from an early 17-10 deficit, Wesleyan took its first lead of the game, 23-21, on a basket by Shasha Brown '13 (#11, photo insert lower right) with 6:52 left in the first half of its home game vs. Baruch, Sat., Nov. 26. After Baruch tied the game for the last time, 23-23, with 6:30 remaining, the Cardinals rattled off nine consecutive points, five of them by Brown, to take a 32-23 edge, extended the margin to 12 at 37-25, and held a 37-30 lead at intermission.
Wesleyan then scored the opening 12 points of the second period, and held Baruch without a field goal for 11:15 during a 22-3 run that gave the Cardinals a commanding 59-33 advantage with 11 minutes to play. The lead never fell below 18 the rest of the way en route to a 70-46 final. It was just the second meeting of the two teams as Baruch captured the first game last season in New York, 92-81 in double overtime.
Brown finished the game with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists from his guard spot. Julian Harris '14 (#33, main photo) led Wesleyan with 14 points while Mike Callaghan (#44, photo insert upper right) added nine points and seven boards. Wesleyan enjoyed a 50-28 rebounding margin, including 19 offensive boards to seven by the Bearcats.
Wesleyan returns to action Tues., Nov. 29, hosting Framingham St.