LA PLUME, PA. — The Wilson College men’s basketball team extended their win streak to four games Saturday, defeating the Keystone College Giants in a Colonial States Athletic Conference matchup Saturday. The Phoenix (6-9, 3-2 CSAC) defeated the Giants (5-10, 2-4 CSAC) by a score of 71-65.
How It Happened
Senior Rashaan Bean (San Antonio, Tx, Forest Park) started the game with a three that put Wilson ahead, 3-0. The Phoenix continued to shoot the ball well from deep. Sophomore Adrian Thomas (Germantown, Md., Northwest HS), junior Christian Evans(Baltimore, Md., Our Lady Of Mount Carmel), and sophomore Anthony Desruisseau (Burtonsville, Md., Springbrook HS) all knocked down threes.
The teams battled back-and-forth throughout the first, with eight lead changes and four tied scores. Wilson went into halftime leading 32-29.
In the second, junior Zachary Powell (Manassas, VA, Osbourn) opened up play with a deep three. Later Powell hit back-to-back threes on back-to-back possessions. That extended the Wilson lead to six with 15 1/2 minutes remaining.
Shortly after, freshman Jeremiah Carter-Johnson (Richmond, Va., Mills E. Godwin) and junior Kyle Hoffman (Waynesboro, Pa., Waynesboro) got in on the mix with threes of their own. The Phoenix finished the second half shooting 40% from beyond the arc. Wilson won the game with a final score of 71-65.
Inside the Box Score
Powell led the team with 21 points on his way to racking up nine rebounds. Bean tallied 14 points while Desruisseau and Thomas both finished with 10. The Phoenix shot 40% from the field while their opponent shot 48%. Wilson scoring 14 points off of Keystone’s 12 turnovers while holding the Giants to just three points off turnovers was a game breaker.
CSAC play continues for the men’s basketball team at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when they will take on the Ravens (5-9, 2-1 CSAC).