No. 22 Men's Basketball Earns 55-Point Win at West Virginia Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - The No. 22 ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team completed a season sweep of West Virginia Wesleyan with its second 50-plus point win (100-53) Saturday at the Rockefeller Center.

11 Hilltoppers scored in the blowout win with six in double digits led by Ben Sarson netting 16 points with four three pointers. Bryce Butler went a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor scoring 15 points with six rebounds and six assists. 

Steve Cannady drained three triples finishing with 13 points, Alek West scored 12 points, while Christian Montague and Finley Woodward posted 10 points apiece. 

The Hilltoppers (17-3, 12-2) got out in front 20-6 eight minutes into the game and never looked back rolling to the 55 point victory. West Liberty scored the last 22 points of the first half to take a 54-19 lead into the break, the least amount of points allowed in a half this season. The Black and Gold continued the dominance in the second half and led by 40-plus for the final 16:48.

West Liberty outshot the Bobcats 16-3 from beyond the arc and outscored them 42-26 in the paint.

WLU forced 25 turnovers for a +15 turnover margin and converted them into 35 points, 27 of which in the first half. On the fast break, WLU scored 24 points and let up just one fast break bucket to the Bobcats.

The Black and Gold had all 12 players record assists. As a team, WLU assisted on 28 of their 38 made field goals.

West Liberty will be back on the hardwood Wednesday night at West Virginia State. Tip off from Institute, W.Va. is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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