York Spartans Rout Wilson Phoenix

York Spartans Rout Wilson Phoenix

Wilson’s men’s basketball team hit the road Tuesday for their final non-conference contest of the season against the York College Spartans.

York took control early and never looked back, walking away with a 81-49 victory over the Phoenix. With the loss, Wilson falls to 7-11 on the season. 

How It Happened

Anthony Desruisseau (Burtonsville, Md., Springbrook HS) knocked down a three early in the first half. The play brought the score to 11-8 in favor of York. The Spartans then started what would be a 10-3 run, taking a 21-11 lead with 12 minutes left in the half.

York continued to stretch their lead throughout the remainder of the first half. With 4 minutes to play, they had a 15-point cushion over the Phoenix. Wilson scored five straight points, including a three from Zachary Powell (Manassas, Va., Osbourn) to cut the deficit to ten. The Spartans scored just before the buzzer to take a 12-point lead into the locker room. Wilson shot 30% in the half from both the field and three. Adrian Thomas (Germantown, Md., Northwest HS) and Anthony Desruisseau led the team with seven points apiece. 

A 13-2 run starting the second half allowed the Spartans to push their advantage up to 23 just 4 minutes into the half. By midway point, York held a commanding 30 point lead, going on to cruise their way to a 32-point win. The Phoenix struggled from the field in the second half, shooting a mere 19% from the field. Darryl Garib (Dallas, Texas, Forest Park) led Wilson with seven points in the second half. 

Inside the Box Score

The Phoenix finished the night shooting 24% from the field and 28% from three. Anthony Desruisseau led the team with 10 points while Adrian Thomas added 8. Darryl Garib finished with 7 points while pulling down a team-high 5 rebounds. 

Up Next

Wilson travels to CSAC leading Centenary University this Saturday with the game set to start at 3 p.m. 

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