Wilson College sports: Bridgewater Eagles fall to Phoenix

The Bridgewater Eagles fell 78-69 to Wilson’s Phoenix (2-3, 0-0 CSAC) Sunday in a non-conference basketball game on Wilson’s home court.

The Phoenix secured their second win of the season with their victory over the Bridgewater College Eagles (2-4, 0-0 ODAC). 

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How It Happened 

Wilson started the game earning a steal and a quick layup by junior Warrick Godwin Jr. (Largo, MD, College of So. MD) putting the Phoenix up 2-0.  Junior Antonio Bussey (Aiken, SC, Claflin Univ.) scored his first points of the game slamming the ball in for a dunk in the third minute of action. It was his first of two in the half.

The Phoenix continued to push on offense and after two free throws for Bussey, the Phoenix built a five-point lead, ending the half with another Bussey dunk assisted by senior Xavier Dowtin (Oxon Hill, MD., Oxon Hill HS). 

Going into the second half the Phoenix were up 33-28 and continued to build the lead to 44-33. Antonio Bussey earned three back-to-back dunks to put the score at 48-37 with 14 minutes left to play in the half.

Wilson ended the game up by nine with a final score of 78-69, off two free throws by senior Xavier Dowtin.

Inside the Box Score 

Fast breaks and points in the paint were key to Wilson’s success tonight against the Eagles.

Wilson scored 54 points in the paint and 17 points off fast breaks. Junior Antonio Bussey led the Phoenix with 33 points, five dunks, six rebounds, and one block on the day. Senior Adrian Thomas (Germantown, MD., Northwest HS) had the next highest points with 14 scored and junior Daeshaun Johnson (Waldorf, MD, St. Charles HS) had the most rebounds for the team earning seven off the boards. 

Up Next 

The Phoenix travel to Selinsgrove for a non-conference contest against the Susquehanna University Riverhawks (3-2, 0-0 Landmark) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.