ATHENS — The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team limited Concord to just 14 first-half points in taking a 61-53 Mountain East Conference win on Saturday.
The Bobcats carried a 31-14 lead into the intermission before the Mountain Lions closed the gap to one point, at 37-36, with 8:37 left in regulation.
Concord then used a 3-pointer from Tommy Bolte to tie the game at 46-46 with just 4:02 left.
But Dusan Vicentic’s layup capped off a 10-3 run to give Wesleyan a 56-49 cushion with 1:06 left and the Bobcats hit five free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Senior Aaron Ariri just missed out on a double-double, registering 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the win. Vicentic added 17 points.
Bolte led the Mountain Lions with 14 points. He was held in check after dropping 35 points on the Bobcats earlier this season.
Wesleyan shot 23-of-55 (41.8 percent) from the field.
Concord was 20-of-60 (33.3 percent) on the night.
The victory raises the Bobcats to 3-17 on the year. Concord falls to 10-9.
Wesleyan will host Charleston at 7:30 p.m on Thursday for a MEC contest.