BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan and Glenville State faced off Saturday afternoon in the Mountain East Conference regular season finale. It was also senior night for the Bobcats who celebrated lone senior, Aaron Ariri. Wesleyan looked to go to Ariri early as the first play was setup for an alley-oop to the senior but failed. After grabbing the rebound, Ariri threw down a dunk to open the game and get the fans on their feet. WVWC led by 13 points at one time in the first half and would go into the locker room with a eight point lead. Glenville came out looking to make a statement, going on an 8-0 run within the first three minutes to make the game 36-36. The Bobcats would respond after a timeout, going on a 10-0 run to make the game 46-36. The game looked out of reach, as WVWC took a 16-point lead, but an impressive shooting performance in the second half from the Pioneers put them back in the game. In the final 10 minutes of the game Glenville went on a 26-6 run that would complete the comeback. Late three-point baskets from Brooks Ely would put the Pioneers ahead and ultimately keep them there, resulting in a final score of 71-67.
Wesleyan Junior Fred Brondsted led the Bobcats with 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting. Brondsted was 4-11 from beyond the arch. Arir led the Bobcats with seven rebounds.
Glenville State was led by Darhius Nunn who scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Nunn would drain four of his six three-point attemps, while also dishing out six assists.
WVWC shot 26-of-55 (47 percent) on the night, while knocking down 9-of-29 three-point attempts.
GSU shot 28-of-54 (52 percent) from the field, and would sink 9-of-15 shots from beyond the arch.
Both teams have qualified for the MEC Tournament, with WVWC receiving the #9 seed and Glenville the #10 seed.
Jack Meriwether's squad will play West Virginia State in the opening round game on Wednesday February 28th at 8:15 p.m.