HAMPDEN SYDNEY, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team took down Hampden-Sydney, 80-53, Wednesday evening on the road. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 10-11 on the season and 8-4 in conference play. The Tigers drop to 4-14 on the year (1-10 ODAC).
It was a fast start for the Marlins as the team took an early 11-4 thanks in part to a pair of Keijon Honore 3-pointers. The Tigers would attempt to creep back in but Lamont Steward drained a quick five points to put VWU up 13 midway through the first. The lead would stay in the Marlins favor all the through the end of the half with a Corey Pelham 3-pointer putting the squad up 38-29 going into the locker room.
Any chance of a Hampden-Sydney comeback was shut down in the second half as the Marlins went on a 16-0 run over just three minutes near the midway point. The period would end with an exclamation point as Daevon Brown jammed home his first points of the season.
Virginia Wesleyan was hot from the floor all evening, shooting 48.4% (31-64). Steward led all scorers with 17 but was followed closely by Honore who came away with 15. Plenty of help came from the bench as well with seven different players combining for 37 points.
Men's basketball will return to action at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team travels to Washington and Lee for a battle with the Genereals.