Wilson College Phoenix trounce Defenders

The Wilson College Phoenix trounced foe Clarks Summit University in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) matchup Monday night. The Phoenix (4-4, 2-0 CSAC) spread the wealth in the basketball game against the Defenders (3-9, 1-2 CSAC); with 13 different players scoring to secure the win 97-44.  

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How It Happened

The Phoenix started the game by winning the jump ball followed by a quick pass. That caught the Defenders off guard to earn a quick layup and the first basket of the game. Wilson had hot hands to start the game. The Phoenix drained three consecutive three-pointers by three different players in two minutes of play. In the first half, the Phoenix scored 50% of their threes and 62% from the floor to push the score to 52-18.

In the second half, the Defenders did their best against the Phoenix offense, but Wilson continued to score. Junior Kennedy Birdwell (Temple Hills, MD., Fairmont Heights) subbed into the game with nine minutes left and started scoring immediately, earning himself three three-pointers within 30 seconds.

The Phoenix finished the game with a 97-44 victory over the Defenders  

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Inside the Box Score

The Phoenix bench was a pivotal part of the game scoring 60 of the 97 points.  Birdwell led the team with 19 points. Senior Adrian Thomas (Germantown, MD., Northwest HS) secured eight rebounds to help the Phoenix with the win. 

Up Next 

Next up for the Wilson College Phoenix is a non-conference matchup with Gallaudet on Saturday, December 11, at 2 p.m.

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