Shasha Brown '13 & Mike Callaghan '13 Combine for 40 Points, Glen Thomas '14 Grabs 12 Boards in Setback at Cabrini
Shasha Brown '13 (#11, left-side photo) scored a team-high 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field while Mike Callaghan '13 (#44, right-side photo) added 19 while making seven off 11 attempts but the rest of the Cardinals combined for 10-of-30 shooting and the squad came up short at Cabrini in its first game in 22 days Sun., Dec. 30, 87-69. Wesleyan begins NESCAC play Fri., Jan. 4 at home against Amherst in a game slated for a webcast
starting at 6 p.m.
Brown made his opening three-point try of the game, helping propel Wesleyan to an early 14-7 lead five minutes into the contest. But the Cavaliers rattled off nine of the next 10 points to take a 16-15 lead and never trailed the rest of the way. Cabrini outscored the Cardinals 33-14 over the last 15 minutes of the period to hold a 40-28 lead at halftime.
The difference grew to 16, 47-31, early in the second half before Wesleyan ran off nine straight points to cut the gap to seven, 47-40, after Julian Harris '14 buried a trey form the right baseline with 14:45 left. But that was as close as the Cardinals would get as Cabrini pushed the margin to 19, 70-51, with 9:31 to go, and held as much as a 21-point lead before it was over. Callaghan had 14 of his 19 points in the second half as he upped his career total to 989, leaving him 11 shy of becoming the 20th male player at Wesleyan to reach 1,000 points.
Cabrini shot a solid 50 percent from the floor and made 12 of its 26 attempts from long range. Wesleyan was just 4-for-20 on treys.
Glen Thomas '14 helped the Cardinals control the board with a game-high 12 caroms as Wesleyan held a 37-30 edge on the glass. But Cabrini had only six turnovers in the game while the Cardinals committed 16.