Bobcats tumble to Concord in MEC action, 70-58


ATHENS – Dusan Vicentic scored 15 points and Clay Todd added 11 but the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats dropped a 70-58 contest to Concord Saturday afternoon in a Mountain East Conference clash.

Wesleyan never led in the contest, falling behind in the first minute by a 5-0 score.

Clay Todd scored two points on a lay-up and Adam Horton unleashed a 3-pointer to deadlock the game at 5-5.

The next 10-minutes belonged to Concord as they went on a 24-10 run to take a 29-15 lead with 8:21 left in the first half.

Dusan Vicentic got the lead back under single digits to seven at after nailing a 3-pointer to make it a 33-26 score with 5:25 remaining in the first half.

A lay-up by Vicentic kept Wesleyan down by seven with 20 seconds left, at 43-36, but a Jair Rodgers trey made it a 46-36 score at the break.

Wesleyan scored the first four points of the second half as Todd connected on a jumper and Bronsted making a lay-up to trim the margin to six, at 46-40.

Concord pushed their lead back to 12 at 54-42 with 15:25 remaining but a Brondsted layup trimmed it down to five at 54-49 with 12:05 left.

A 10-2 run by Concord extended their advantage to 61-51 with 7:14 but a Todd jumper push it back in single digits at eight, at 64-56, with 3:45 remaining.

The ‘Cats were never able to get any closer as Concord closed the game on a 6-2 run.

West Virginia Wesleyan shot 43.4 percent from the floor and just 25.9 percent from the three-point arc.

Following Vicentic and Todd in the scoring column for the ‘Cats was Brondsted with nine and Petrovic  eight.

Jair Rodgers scored a game-high 28 points for Concord while Tommy Bolte added 12.

The Mt. Lions improved to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in the MEC.

Wesleyan fell to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the MEC.

The Bobcats were slated to play Ohio Valley Tuesday.

They will be off over Christmas break and will return to action on Monday, Dec. 31 when they host Alderson Broaddus.

The boxscore:

West Virginia Wesleyan  36  22 – 58

Concord                             46  24 – 70

West Virginia Wesleyan 58

Clay Todd 5-11 0-1 11, Fred Brondsted 4-9 0-0 9, Adam Horton 2-6 1-1 6, Jalen Melvin 1-2 0-0 2, Braeden McGrew 0-0 0-0 0, Dusan Vicentic 6-14 1-1 15, Luka Petrovic 3-6 1-1 8, Edward Flohr 2-3 0-0 5, Marcus Larsson 0-2 2-2 2, Dedan Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Ross Young 0-0 0-0 0, Jaret Mullooly 0-0 0-0 0, Tommie Pope 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-53 5-6 58.

Concord 70

Jair Rodgers 9-17 2-2 28, Tommy Bolte 6-13 0-1 12, Trey Brisco 2-3 0-0 5, Simun Kovac 2-4 0-0 4, David Mulumba 1-6 0-0 3, Malik Johnson 2-6 4-8 9, Brandon Kennedy 2-4 0-0 6 Jafar Musa 1-2 1-2 3, Colby Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Seth Brown 0-0 0-0 0, A.J. Collins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 7-13 70.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Vicentic 2-9, Brondsted 1-5, Horton 1-5, Todd 1-4, Petrovic 1-2, Flohr 1-1, Larsson 0-2. Totals 7-27; Concord: Rodgers 8-14, Kennedy 2-4, Brisco 1-1, Mulumba 1-4, Johnson 1-5, Bolte 0-4. Totals 13-32.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Todd 6 Vicentic 6, Brondsted 5, team 4, Flohr 3, Petrovic 2, Horton 1. Totals 27; Concord: Kovac 7, Johnson 7, Bolte 6, Brisco 4, Musa 4, Rodgers 3, Mulumba 3, Kennedy 2. Totals 36.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Petrovic 5, Brondsted 2, McGrew 2, Todd 1, Melvin 1, Larsson 1. Totals 12 Bolte 6, Brisco 2, Musa 2, Mulumba 1, Johnson 1. Totals 12.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Brondsted 2, Todd 1, Horton 1, Melvin 1, McGrew 1, Vicentic 1, Petrovic 1, Larsson 1. Totals 9; Concord: Bolte 4, Johnson 2, Brisco 1. Totals 7.

Blocks – West Virginia Wesleyan: Vicentic 2, Todd 1. Totals 3; Concord: None.

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