ROME - After a lay off of more than three weeks, the Wesleyan College basketball team took the court for the first time after the holiday break, falling Monday evening at Berry College by a score of 89-44.
"Tonight was a tale of two halves," remarked Wesleyan head coach Mike Walton. "We came out flat and dug ourselves a huge hole early. We just couldn't finish our shots and put Berry on the free throw line too often."
The Wolves shot only 5-of-30 from the field in the first half, while the Vikings were able to convert on 18-of-34 shots and 11-of-12 free throws.
"In the second half, we were much more competitive and we played fairly even with them," remarked Walton. "Jasmine [Davis] started to connect on her shots better and we scored a few baskets in transition. We stepped up our intensity and battled. I think we can take away some good things from the second half of today's game."
After scoring only 13 points in the first half, Wesleyan bounced back for a more competitive second half, scoring 31 points. Jasmine Davis once again led the way for the Wolves, scoring a team-high 15 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. Senior Nevia Lewis also pitched in 10 points for Wesleyan. The Vikings were led by Emma Cook's 23-point performance.
Wesleyan returns to Macon to host Huntingdon College at Porter Gymnasium on Jan. 2 at 6:00pm. Admission is free.