KWC Men Manhandle Bluefield

KWC Men Manhandle Bluefield

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The Kentucky Wesleyan men's basketball team won their fourth straight game with an 86-54 victory over Bluefield on Sunday afternoon at the Sportscenter. The Panthers are now 7-1 on the season, and never trailed throughout Sunday's contest. Kentucky Wesleyan remains perfect at home with a record of 5-0 this year.  It was a much different game for the Panthers without post players Marcus Fuggins and Jermaine Morgan, who were both out due to injury. It also was a physical game, as early on the refs were allowing both sides to play aggressively. Kentucky Wesleyan was forced to play a smaller lineup, but they took advantage of their speed and quickness in the open court.  Kentucky Wesleyan took the lead early and controlled the game the entire way. The Panthers used an offensive surge in the first half on a run of 14-3 to give them a 43-27 halftime advantage. The Panthers scored 16 points in the first half on fast-break points, 13 of which came off of turnovers, and they out-scored Bluefield 24-10 in the paint.  In the second half, KWC continued to pour it on offensively. A 15-0 run early in the half put the game away for good, as the Panthers extended their already comfortable lead of 15 to 28 at 60-32.  Adam Stanford's dunk midway through the half put KWC up 30 points at 66-36.  The game was never in doubt and the Panthers rolled to an easy 32 point victory. Kentucky Wesleyan duplicated their first half performance by out-scoring Bluefield 24-10 in the paint again.  The Panthers shot 48% from the floor for the game, and forced Bluefield into committing 25 turnovers. KWC also shot 71% from the foul line, on 22/31 free throws made.  The Panthers scored 32 fast-break points, and converted 27 points off of Bluefield turnovers. Devin Langford, Jordan Jacks, and Ken-jah Bosley all reached double figures, and combined for 55 of Kentucky Wesleyan's points.  Langford led Kentucky Wesleyan in scoring with 22 points on 9/12 shooting.  Langford collected seven rebounds and three steals as well.  Jacks posted his fourth double-double of the season, as he finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Bosley also provided 17 points for KWC.  Tamron Manning led the Panthers in assists with seven. Manning also scored eight points, while grabbing five rebounds, and recording three steals. Kentucky Wesleyan altogether finished with 17 steals, a season high.  The Panthers will play at home next Sunday, as they host Illinois-Springfield at 3 p.m.

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