Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wilkes Men's Basketball to Host DeSales Wednesday

WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes University men’s and women’s basketball teams will continue Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (MAC Freedom) play on Wednesday when they welcome DeSales University to the Marts Center for conference doubleheader.

The men will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. with the women set to follow at 8:00 p.m. 

The Colonels enter this week’s midweek contest with a 10-5 overall record, 3-1 in conference after suffering their first defeat at Eastern by a 91-76 final on Saturday.

Wilkes is led by Rob Pecorelli, who is averaging 15.0 point-per-game (ppg) this season, ranking third in the MAC Freedom), with 5.2 rebounds (t-16th), and 2.5 assists-per-game (apg) (t-seventh) while shooting 47 percent (68-144) from the field and 40 percent (34-86) from three-point range. 
The Colonels are also led by Marcus Robinson, who is averaging 14.9 ppg (fourth) along with 5.7 rpg (t-11th), 1.9 apg (t-18th) shooting 40 percent (72-185) from the floor, and Mark Mullins, who is averaging 13.7 ppg (eighth) with 6.8 rpg (seventh) and 1.9 assists (t-18th).

Wilkes is averaging 76.3 ppg while allowing opponents 69.9 ppg.

DeSales enters this matchup with a 12-3 overall record, 3-1 in MAC Freedom play after defeating FDU-Florham 83-65 this weekend.

The Bulldogs are led by Kweku Dawson-Amoah, who is averaging 14.3 ppg with 6.9 rpg. DeSales is also led by Tracy Simsick’s 11.3 ppg and 2.5 rpg and Luke Connaghan’s 10.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg.

The Bulldgos are averaging 74.6 ppg this season while opponents are scoring 66.3 ppg.

The Lady Colonels come into their matchup with a 4-10 overall record, 0-4 in MAC Freedom play after falling to Eastern by a 93-79 final on Saturday.

Wilkes is led by Catey McFadden, who is averaging 10.5 ppg (14th) with 7.8 rpg (sixth). The Lady Colonels are also led by Gianna Roberts, who averages 10.4 ppg (15th) and 6.8 rpg (10th) and Alyssa Alfano’s 10.1 ppg (t-17th), 3.7 rpg, and 2.6 apg (t-eighth).

Wilkes is averaging 62.0 ppg this season while opponents are averaging 75.9 ppg.

DeSales enters Wednesday’s game with an 8-7 overall record, 3-1 in MAC Freedom play after taking down FDU-Florham 82-74 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are led by Leandra Sterner, who is averaging 17.0 ppg with 1.9 apg. DeSales is also led by Kaitlin Kelly’s 9.4 ppg and 2.8 rpg and Morgan Birmelin’s 8.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, and 6.9 apg this season.

The Bulldogs are averaging 65.8 ppg while opponents are scoring 61.1 ppg. 

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