Small college basketball: Waynesburg men get back on winning track
Jacob Fleegle scored a career-high 24 points and Waynesburg overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Wells 79-69 Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference game in Aurora, N.Y.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak by Waynesburg (3-7).
The Yellow Jackets, who trailed 35-33 at halftime, took control of the game with a 14-0 run in the second half that opened a 63-51 lead with less than seven minutes left.
Waynesburg protected the lead by making 21 of 31 free throws. The 79 points is a season-high for the Jackets.
In addition to his 24 points on 11-for-16 shooting, Fleegle had a team-high seven rebounds and two blocked shots. E.J. Coleman has his best game since joining the Yellow Jackets this season, scoring 14 points. Jason Propst also had 14 points.
E.J. Taylor scored 22 points to pace the Express (4-5).
Mansfield 78, California 75: Mansfield used a 16-0 run late in the game to overcome a double-digit deficit and stun California 78-75 in a PSAC game at Hamer Hall.
California (2-2, 3-4) led 47-35 at halftime and by 11 points (69-58) with 5:47 remaining. Mansfield (1-3, 2-4) then held the Vulcans scoreless for the next four minutes, took the lead on a layup by Joe Bell with two minutes left and stretched the advantage to 74-69. Cal finally ended its offensive drought with a three-pointer by Keith Lowe with 40 seconds remaining.
Lowe’s basket brought Cal to within 74-72, but Mansfield made four of six free throws down the stretch to secure the comeback victory.
Bell and Chuck Harper each scored 20 points for Mansfield. Lowe had his fourth consecutive 20-point game, finishing with 20 to go with seven assists. Anthony Lytle had 13 points and Chris Williams 12. The Vulcans hurt their cause by committing 21 turnovers.
California 96, Mansfield 49: California University made 12 three-point field goals and overpowered Mansfield 96-49 in a PSAC game at Hamer Hall.
Seven different players made at least one three-pointer for California (3-1, 6-1), which bounced back from its only loss of the season. The Vulcans also forced 31 turnovers by Mansfield (1-3, 3-4).
Elena Antonenko, who sat out the Vulcans’ loss to Edinboro with a thigh injury, was back in the lineup and scored a team-high 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting.
Jasmine Hill scored 14 points, and Ryah Gadson and Kate Seebohm each had 12 for the Vulcans.