Wesley Christian routs Man, W.Va.

Steve LeMaster slemaster@civitasmedia.com

January 24, 2014

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - The Wesley Christian Circuit Riders rolled in the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the Williamson Fieldhouse on Saturday, defeating the Man (W.Va.) hillbillies 82-58.

With the win, Wesley Christian improved to 22-6.

Offensively, Wesley Christian flourished early, outscoring Man 27-10 in the opening quarter. Following a similar effort in the second period, Wesley Christian led 56-23 at halftime.

Abraham Onyebuchi threw down a couple of dunks as part of an eight-point performance in the first half and Malik McDonald drained five 3-point field goals en route to 19 points.

Not to be outdone, Thomas Hall added 11 points in the first half and Josh Amuzu tossed in 14 of his team-high 21 points in the opening half.

Hall finished with 15 points and Onyebuchi 14 as four different Wesley Christian players reached double figures in the scoring column.

Colton Caldwell deliverd four points and three steals for the Riders.

“We executed very well,” Wesley Christian Coach Jack Jarrell commented. “We had a good showing today but we can’t be satisfied with that. We’ve got a lot of basketball left against some good competition and we’re going to have to do it without one of our leaders. We just found out that our captain, Colton Caldwell, broke his hand during the game and will miss the rest of the season.”

Wesley Christian plays all of its home games at the J.W. Kinzer Gymnasium in Allen.

Wesley Christian 82, Man 58

Wesley Christian (82): Amuzu 21, McDonald 19, Hall 15, Onbyebuchi 14, Dillon 7, Caldwell 4. Kendrick 2.

Man (58): Keffer 23, Files 2, Browne 5, Adkins 15, Mullins, Morgan 5, Buchanan 6.

Wesley Christian…..27 299 17-82

Man…………………….10 13 19 16-58