The Emory & Henry College Men’s Basketball Team began its season last night as they took on Sewanee: The University of the South. Right out of the gate, it was clear to see that the Wasps came to play. After the game started with a couple buckets by both sides, the Wasps then took control of the game and ran with it. In the first half, the Wasps were up by as much as 30. Going into the locker room at the half, the Wasps held a commanding 43-15 lead.
The second half was more competitive, with Sewanee starting the scoring early. However, the Wasps went on a 10-0 run to take their biggest lead of the night. After that run, the teams traded buckets for the rest of the night before Sewanee ended the game strong. However, the Wasps start to the game proved too much to overcome for the Tigers. E&H won the game 83-57. As a team, it was a very successful night. The Wasps finished with 5 players scoring in double figures, with first-year guard Colin Molden leading the way. Molden led the way with 16 off the bench in his collegiate debut. The rookie also pulled down two rebounds and added three steals and two assists. Junior guard John Shelor dropped 15 points and seven rebounds while senior guard Myles Turner went 6-for-10 from the floor to add 13 points. Turner also contributed with five rebounds and four steals. Sophomore forward Aaron Ferguson dropped 12 points, and added three rebounds and two assists. Senior guard Ryan Gravley rounded out the Wasps collective scoring with 11 points, three boards and six assists.
The Wasps defense was too much for Sewanee to handle as the Wasps were swarming to the ball all night long. E&H forced Sewanee to commit 15 turnovers, scoring 22 points off those errors. E&H men’s basketball will return to action this weekend.
They will travel to Lookout Mountain, Georgia to compete in the Covenant Classic. The Wasps will take on the Panthers of LaGrange College at 5:30 on Friday, Nov. 18.
– Peyton Williams