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Posted on November 21, 2021

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N.C. Wesleyan handily defeated Mid-Atlantic Christian University 97-67 on Wednesday.

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N.C. Wesleyan handily defeated Mid-Atlantic Christian University 97-67 on Wednesday.

ROCKY MOUNT — The N.C. Wesleyan College men’s basketball team cruised to a big 97-67 win over Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Wednesday night from a raucous Everett Gymnasium.

Wesleyan outscored the Mustangs 41-29 in the first half after getting out to a slow start. The Bishops then began the second half on a 16-8 run to double their lead to 20 points before posting 56 points in the half to run away with the game.

The closing minutes featured some highlight-reel dunks and alley-oops from the Bishop underclassmen as they celebrated their win.

NCWC shot 52% overall for the game and 37% from three-point land while holding MACU to just 36% shooting and only 21% from three.

Sophomore forward Kyron Kelly led the Bishops with 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his first double-double of the season. He also added two assists and a block while junior point guard Brayden Dixon scored 13 points and a team-high four steals to go along with his two helpers.

Senior wing Damon McDowell added 13 points with four rebounds and two steals.

Also finishing in double figures were sophomore guards Khalid Hinds and Austin Manley, who scored 10 points apiece. Manley brought down six rebounds while Hinds posted three assists, three rebounds and a steal.

Junior forward Isaiah Lewis added 9 points and a block, while guards Marquis Eskew and Dylan Drinkwater each tallied team bests of four assists.

The Bishops improved to 4-2 on the season while dropping the Mustangs to 1-4. After a week off, Wesleyan faces the UNC Greensboro Spartans on the road at 7 p.m. this Wednesday.

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