TWC Athletic News
Desmond Crisp scores 19 points to put him over 500 for the season
Desmond Crisp scores 19 points to put him over 500 for the season
Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 9, 2012
Tennessee Wesleyan defeated Virginia Intermont on Wednesday night to remain in the top spot among the AAC.  The Bulldogs, now 11-2, hold a one game lead over Reinhardt University (10-3) and a three game lead over Bluefield (9-5). 
Wesleyan trailed, 14-8, before E'Jay Ward and Matt Harper drained back-to-back 3-pointers. Desmond Crisp and Josh Gregory added buckets for an 18-14 lead. Shannon Smith and Harper followed with treys as the lead grew to 12, 29-17. Ward added his second "3" and Quincy Scates had a triple among nine points as Wesleyan widened the halftime gap to 21 points, 49-28.

VI cut eight points off the deficit in the first five minutes of the second half to trail by 13, 53-40. Wesleyan, however, answered with a 16-2 streak, highlighted by Jesse Booher's pair of 3-pointers.  TWC opened its biggest lead of 39 points, 89-50, on a 3-pointer by Booher with six minutes to play.

All five Wesleyan starters finished in double figures, led by Crisp with 19 points. Scates netted 17 points, eight rebounds; Harper 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists; Ward 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals and Smith 11 points.
The Bulldogs travel to Milligan College on Saturday for a 4:00 pm game and then host Maryville College on Monday at 7:00 pm.