Anderson, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Carson-Newman Eagles in a 95-68 final score on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Wesleyan goes 22-56 in field goals with Jeremy Wert leading the team with six field goals. Wert was followed by Justice McCullough with five. The Warriors went on to go 9-24 at the three point line with Kylie Blackett, Javon Hunter and Wert leading the team with two three-pointers apiece. Southern Wesleyan were 15-19 at the free-throw line. Wert led the team with six.
The Warriors posted 23 rebounds in the loss to the Eagles. Justice McCullough led the team with seven, and Jeremy Wert followed him with six. Jalen Lowery and McCullough led the team with two steals apiece. McCullough went on to post the lone block for Southern Wesleyan.
Final: Carson-Newman 95, Southern Wesleyan 68
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-2), Carson-Newman (2-0)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan started strong, taking a 2-0 lead on a jump shot by Justice McCullough, however a layup by Shaun Jones allowed Carson-Newman to tie the game. The Eagles took the lead, but jump shots by McCullough allowed the Warriors to tie the game at six. Carson-Newman pushed ahead, but shows by Justice McCullough, Javon Hunter and Jalen Lowery put the Warriors four points behind and bring the score to 16-20. Layups by Jeremy Wert and Lowery allowed the Warriors to keep the game close brining the score to 21-28. At the half, Southern Wesleyan trailed Carson Newman 48-30.
Carson-Newman attacked first in the second half, but Jeremy Wert countered with back-to-back three point shots to put Southern Wesleyan down 36-51 to the Eagles. Free throws by Justice McCullough and Jeremy Wert, and a three point shot by Issac Ford allowed the Warriors to cut Carson-Newman to 20 points and bring the score to 43-63. Southern Wesleyan fought back with three point shots by Kylie Blackett and a jump shot by Jeremy Wert allowed the Warriors to shorten the Eagles lead. Southern Wesleyan fought, but Carson-Newman won in a 95-68 final.
Southern Wesleyan will next travel to Mars Hill on November 14 to take on the Lions at 6 p.m. They will then make their way back to Historic Tysinger Gymnasium to take on the Bob Jones Bruins for the first home game off the season at 7:30 p.m.