Women's Basketball Falls in Tight Battle of the Wesleyans

Women's Basketball Falls in Tight Battle of the Wesleyans

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team fell, 75-65, to North Carolina Wesleyan College Saturday afternoon on the road. With the loss, the Marlins move to 3-6 on the season while the Bishops improve to 4-6.

The first half was knotted up, with some real back-and-forth action between the squads. NC Wesleyan held the lead for a majority of the stanza but an Amanda Gerni 3-pointer with 6:39 left in the second quarter and a pair of free throws from Jayla Harris put the Marlins back on top. VWU would end up with a one point 31-30 lead going into halftime.

NC Wesleyan battled in the third quarter, regaining the lead at the 4:55 mark. The Bishops would hold that lead to the end of the contest, despite the Marlins coming within one possession twice.

Harris continued to be the offensive outlet for Va. Wesleyan, putting up a team-high 28 points. Gerni was the Marlin's other double-digit scorer, putting up 15 on the day.

Underneath the hoop, Gerni nabbed six rebounds with Mak McSweeney chipping in four of her own.

Women's basketball returns to the court at 5 p.m. on Monday as the team heads to New Jersey for a tilt with Stockton University.