OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Kentucky Wesleyan's Luke Shelley came off the bench and scored 19 points to lead all scorers, pacing KWC to a 101-62 win over Union College in men's college basketball action on Monday evening at the Owensboro Sports Center.
The game was an exhibition contest for UC against KWC, who is an NCAA Division II member. The Panthers are currently ranked fifth nationally in the NABC Division II Coaches Poll.
In the first half, KWC came out of the gates firing, opening up a 17-5 win in the games first seven minutes. The closest UC came to the lead the rest of the period was 10 (21-11 with 10:32 left) as the Panthers eventually opened up a 44-24 lead with 1:40 left in the half.
As the game went into intermission, Kentucky Wesleyan held a comfortable 49-30 lead going into the locker room for halftime.
In the second half, it was more of the same, as KWC continued to build on their lead throughout the half. The Panthers then coasted down the stretch, rolling to a big 39-point win at home.
Overall, UC had four double-digit scorers on the night, led by James Strange (Pineville, Ky.) and Stuart Stamper (Hindman, Ky.), who had 12 points, apiece. Strange also dished out four assists, and made two blocks on the night, as well.
The other double-digit scorers for the Bulldogs were Ryan Young (Waynesburg, Ky.) and Josh Smith (Corbin, Ky.), who each had 11 points.
Shelley led all scorers with his 19 points off the KWC bench, as the Panthers also had four players score in double figures on the night.
UC returns to action this weekend when they travel to the Sunshine State of Florida for the 2011 Crooked Creek Classic. The Bulldogs will play in their first game of the classic on Friday evening at Webber International, with tip-off set for 7 p.m.