GREENSBORO, N.C. - The NC Wesleyan College men's basketball team fell 75-68 to Mary Hardin-Baylor University (Tx.) in a neutral site matchup at the Guilford College Classic on Saturday evening.
UMHB (2-1) got out to a fast start leading 21-10 early on and shooting 42 percent in the first half to take a 38-25 halftime lead. They held the Bishops to just 35 percent shooting and 27 percent from three in the first half.
Wesleyan would then go on a run in the second half trimming UMHB's lead down to four at 46-42 by going on a 17-8 run to begin the half forcing a timeout.
However, they could get no closer the rest of the way as they could only get within five a few times, even as the Bishops shot 50 percent in the second half.
Senior center A.J. Frye led the Bishops with 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and 2 blocks. Junior point guard Josh Covington also played well tallying 17 points with 4 rebounds, a team-best 7 assists and a steal.
Senior guard Cameron Martin also played well with 14 points coming on 4 three-pointers and a deuce along with 5 rebounds and a block. Senior forward Rico Bullock also added 6 points and 7 rebounds with 2 assists while sophomore Isaiah Lewis also added 7 points and 4 boards.
The Bishops will try to earn their first win today when they face Guilford College (2-1) at 4:00 PM in Greensboro.