WASHINGTON, DC--The Buff and Blue kept the Wesley College Wolverines and Rashawn Johnson, who came into the matchup averaging 28 points a game, in check. However, the Wolverines capitalized on 90.5% free throw shooting next to Gallaudet's 52.4% to pad their lead and seal the victory late in the game with a 92-75 score.
Gallaudet's defense limited Johnson to 15 points, and only one trey. The Bison edged their visitors in the rebounding battle, 36-34. The Wolverines relied instead on guards Evan Martin and Paul Gibbs with their combined 36-point effort to keep the conference newcomers in the game.
For Gallaudet, four starters were in double-digit scoring. Onye Davis posted game-highs on both sides of the ball, tying Martin with 19 points and leading the board charge with 10 rebounds, good for a double-double. Guards Johnny Jackson and Jon Mowl netted 17 and 13, respectively with Lance Gonzalez adding 8 and a game-high 5 assists.
Senior forward Onye Davis sets up one of his baskets. The senior posted a double-double with a career season-high 19 points. He added 10 rebounds.
Lance Gonzalez drives past Wolverine Evan Martin en route to a basket.
Chi Ming Pun sets up for one of his five points. He also had 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal.