Women's Basketball: The Phoenix victorious over the Ravens

Women's Hoops

The Wilson College women’s basketball team attended Rosemont College for the Colonial States Athletic Conference. The Phoenix reign supreme over the Ravens with a 61-44 victory. That has them locked in for the number four seed in the upcoming tournament.

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What Happened

Both teams started off shooting well and the score was tied at 10-10 just past the midway point of the first quarter. The Phoenix closed out the opening quarter on a 6-0 run that featured four made free throws by junior Naomi Hanton and a jumper by classmate Amanda Smida . A 7-2 run to open the second quarter pushed the Phoenix lead to 25-14. Hanton started the run with an old fashioned three-point play and senior Tioleaoauli Posiulai followed with a pair of buckets.

Junior Samira Murphy  closed out the run with a jumper assisted by junior Yaya Cannon . Over the final five minutes of the half, the Phoenix grew their lead to 17 points to take a commanding 35-18 lead into the intermission. A quick 8-2 run by the Ravens to open the second half, pulled the hosts within 11 points at 37-26, however the Phoenix answered with an 8-2 run of their own, capped off by a layup by senior Baylen Snyder to push the lead back up to 17.

The Phoenix closed out the third quarter with a long triple from Smida and led 54-34 heading to the final period. The Phoenix grabbed their largest lead of the game at 24 points early in fourth period and cruised to a dominate 61-44 victory.

Inside the Box Score

Posiulai led the way with a 15 point effort, while Hanton and Murphy joined her in double digits with 13 and 12 points respectively. The Phoenix held a huge 22-4 edge in points off turnovers and had a commanding 36-16 advantage in points in the paint. 

Up Next

Wilson closes out the regular season with a road trip to Keystone College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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