Widener Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Mustangs

Widener Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Mustangs

CHESTER, Pa. - Visiting Stevenson cut a 21-point deficit early in the second half to seven, but Widener held off the Mustangs for a 75-55 MAC Commonwealth men's basketball victory Saturday afternoon at the Schwartz Center.

  • Widener (13-10, 9-5) opened a 7-0 lead 1:27 into the game.
  • Stevenson (14-9, 8-6) countered with a 10-4 run to pull within one, 11-10, at the 15:16 mark on a Marcus Dentley three.
  • The Pride reeled off 10 straight points to open a 21-10 lead with exactly 12 minutes to go in the opening stanza.
  • Six straight points capped by a basket by Bo Wesley pulled the Mustangs within five, 21-16, at the 9:35 mark.
  • Widener held its guests without a field goal for over five minutes and used a 12-1 run to extend the lead to 16, 33-17, at the 4:26 mark.
  • The hosts took a 42-23 lead into the locker room.

  • Stevenson opened the second half on a 10-5 run to pull within 14, 47-33, on a Montaque Wright three at the 15:13 mark.
  • Widener reclaimed a 20-point cushion, 56-36, with 12:37 remaining.
  • A 10-0 run by the Mustangs halved the Pride lead and a layup by Mark Terrell with just under 11 minutes left made it a 56-46 game.
  • Two free throws by Terrell with 8:22 left pulled Stevenson within seven, 58-51.
  • The Pride used a 7-0 run to build a 14-point advantage, 65-51, with 5:20 to go on a Jared Peters three.  A Wright three with just under four minutes left halted the run.
  • Widener closed the game on a 10-1 run.

  • Widener shot 40.6% overall while holding the Mustangs to 32.3% shooting on the afternoon.
  • The Pride finished 13-16 at the free throw line while Stevenson was 8-16, and held a 43-42 rebounding edge.
  • Wright led the Mustangs with 14 points.
  • Terrell was 4-8 from the floor and tallied 11 points.
  • Dentley recorded eight points, three assists and three rebounds, while Evan Joseph grabbed 10 rebounds and added six points.
  • Stevenson slips to fourth in the MAC Commonwealth standings, while Widener moves into a tie for second following Hood's loss on Saturday.  The Mustangs are a game behind the Pride and Blazers, but two games up on fifth-place Alvernia with two games remaining.

  • Stevenson hosts Hood on Tuesday, February 12 in an 8 pm Senior Night contest at Owings Mills Gymnasium.