RALEIGH, N.C. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team dropped its contest with William Peace University, 91-82, Wednesday afternoon on the road. With the loss, the Marlins move to 5-5 on the season while the Pacers go to 5-4.
The Marlins got off to an early lead going up 7-2 over the course of the first two minutes. William Peace stormed back though, going on a 21-0 run to take a commanding lead. VWU followed that with a 9-0 run themselves, but were unable to make up the deficit, trailing 53-41 going into the half. The second half spelled more of the same, with the Pacers able to hold onto their lead. The Marlins got within seven points at the 6:37 mark, courtesy of a pair of Lamont Steward free throws, but it wasn't enough,
Steward and Percy Burt combined for more than half of VWU's scoring, as each registered 21 on the day. Kelvin Nicholson helped off the bench underneath the hoop as he corralled a team-high six boards.
Men's basketball will return to action at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 as the team will take on Moravian University on the road.