Bobcat cagers capture fifth straight game


Earn road wins over Notre Dame College and Urbana

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — West Virginia Wesleyan outscored Notre Dame College 18-5 in the final eight minutes to pick up a 62-49 win over the Falcons Saturday afternoon at Murphy Gymnasium in Mountain East Conference play.

It was the fifth straight win for the Bobcats of head coach Jack Meriwether, who are now 7-17 overall and 7-11 in MEC games. They also handed homestanding Urbana a 70-65 setback on Thursday night.

Saturday’s game was tied at 44-44 before the decisive Wesleyan spurt.

Luka Petrovic scored 10 of his 15 points in that stretch to help seal the victory.

Fred Brondsted added 12 points and Aaron Ariri scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds.

The Bobcats forced 21 turnovers in the game and held a 21-11 advantage in points off of those mistakes in the win.

Oliver Meghins had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Notre Dame (5-19, 3-15).

On Thursday night, the Bobcats allowed just one Urbana field goal in the final 3:24 to secure the win.

Wesleyan used a balanced offensive attack in the victory, led by 17 points from Luke Layhew. Layhew also had nine rebounds. Dusan Vicentic scored 12, while Bronsted and Nick Brooks each added 10.

Carlas Jackson led the way for Urbana (3-12, 2-15) with 20 points.

Malik Jacobs chipped in 15 points and Ethan Snapp added 10 points for for the Blue Knights.

Wesleyan will return home on Thursday to face No. 5 West Liberty for a 7:30 p.m. MEC contest.

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