Davis, Kuo and Epps Combine for 51 Points, as Men's Basketball Defeats Westfield St 82-61

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

Middletown, Conn.- The Men's Basketball took on visiting Westfield St on Saturday afternoon and were able to come away with a 21 point victory as they defeated the visiting Owls by a score of 82-61. Senior guard BJ Davis had another spectacular game as he netted a team high 26 points and shot 7-9 from behind the arch.

The two teams battled in the first half with the Cardinals holding the edge in scoring. Wesleyan shot lights out in the first half as they were 50% from the three-point line and shot 43.8% from the floor. The Cardinals played excellent defense as they held the Owls to 37% shooting from the field and 20% from three. Both teams had a balanced scoring attack in the first half, with multiple players contributing. Wesleyan had seven different scorers in the half while the Owls also has seven players contribute points. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Davis, who had eight, and Sophmore Nathan Krill who contributed seven. The Owls were lead Senior Tchuijo Nkamebo who had six points at the half.

The Cardinals really began to pull away in the second half as their offense continued to score and their defense was able to keep the Owls at bay. In the second half, Wesleyan held the Owls to 40% shooting from the floor and 17% from three. The Cardinals offense really came to life shooting 59% from the field in the second half and 56% from the three point line. For the game, Wesleyan shot 50.8% from the field and 53.8% from the three point line. The Owls were held to 38.9% shooting from the field in the game. Davis scored 18 of this team high 26 points in the first half. Davis also grabbed 2 rebounds and had three assists and three steals on the day. For the Owls, Senior Brian Foley was able to score 12 of his team-high 17 points in the second half, but it wasn't enough as Wesleyan was able to go on and win by the score of 82-61. The Cardinals improve to 8-1, while the Owls fall to 4-7.

Along with Davis, the Cardinals got great offensive performances by Junior Joseph Kuo who scored 13 and Senior Rashid Epps who contributed 12 points and nine rebounds. 

The Cardinals take a break before returning to action on December 29 against Elmira at the Salem St. Holiday Classic. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.