Wilson College sports: Harrisburg Lions defeat the Phoenix

PSU’s Harrisburg Lions (3-1) defeated The Wilson Phoenix women’s basketball team (0-3, 0-0 Tuesday in a non-conference match up. The Phoenix fell to the Lions with a final score of 75-54. 

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How It Happened

Wilson opened the game with a quick jumper by senior Baylen Snyder (Dover, PA, Dover Area) just 15 seconds into the game, earning the first basket of the game. Junior Samira Murphy (Virginia Beach, VA., Great Bridge Christian) earned the team a quick six points to end the quarter putting the Phoenix on top 16-12. 

Murphy continued to shoot well for the Phoenix into the second quarter, extending the Phoenix lead to 31-23 going into the half.

In the third quarter, Wilson continued to hold their lead until Penn State Harrisburg cut the Phoenix lead to 1 after six minutes. The Lions continued their offensive push and would lead the Phoenix 45-41 going into the final quarter.

The Lions’ offensive continued to score in the fourth quarter and pushed past the Phoenix with a final score of 75-54. 

Inside the Box Score 

The Phoenix  outshot the Lions inside the three point line 39.2% to 39%. The Lions, however, outshot the Phoenix 38.1% to 21.4% from beyond the arc.  Juniors Samira Murphy and Amanda Smida (Landenberg, Pa., ) led the team in scoring with 22 points and 11 points. Murphy played a complete game with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 1 block on the night. 

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The Phoenix first home game of the season is Saturday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. against Eastern Mennonite University (2-1, 0-0 ODAC). 

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