The Texas Wesleyan men’s basketball team took on Jarvis Christian College on Feb. 4 coming out on top with an 86-80 victory over the Bulldogs.
At the start of the game, the Rams struggled to hit shots early in the half. As the first half progressed, back-to-back runs on both ends held the teams in close reach of one another.
It wasn’t until Ronnie Moss sparked up a 10-0 run against the Bulldogs, which put the Rams up three points with less than 10 minutes left in the half.
Back-to-back points from both teams tied the game at 23-23. The Bulldogs responded back to the Rams going on a 10-2 run putting the Rams behind 34-29 at the start of halftime.
When the second half opened, the Rams gained a spurt of energy, coming out firing with eight straight shots putting the Rams up 43-41 within minutes of the second half.
The Rams kept charging the Bulldogs, but the Bulldogs were not going down easy. They answered back with a run, tying the score at 71 halfway through the second half.
The game was filled with consecutive tie scoring, marking the eleventh tie at 73-73. With minutes dwindling down, the tie game was suddenly sparked off with yet another 7-0 run by Ronnie Moss putting the Rams up 86-80 at the finish.
Moss contributed 27 points to the win. Eric Frederick kicked off the season with a game-high 29 points along with 12 rebounds. Chris Angsomwine added 10 points for the Rams. Oscar Griffin finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Stephane Mudiay said the first half was a little slow.
“The first half was a little sluggish but we bounced back in the second half,” Mudiay said.
Mudiay said this was a hard fought road win. He is glad his teammates pulled out the win.
“We had to grind it out, especially since it was a road game,” Mudiay said.
Eric Frederick said the win was definitely a hard-fought game.
“It was a great win that we needed to get closer to our goal, which is to win the conference championship,” Frederick said.
Chris Britt-Black said he thought the game went really well.
“I feel real good about the game yesterday. I am glad that we won and was able to pull out the win,” Britt-Black said.
The Rams’ next couple of games are back-to-back away matches, until returning to the home court at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Sid Richardson Center.