Wilkes men’s basketball falls to cross-town rival

Wilkes men's basketball falls to cross-town rival

Cara Basile

Wilkes student section has energy

Stephanie Hahn, Correspondent

Visiting King’s posted a 72-57 victory over Wilkes in both teams’ Freedom Conference finale Saturday afternoon.

Wilkes men’s basketball team will finish the 2013-14 seasons with an 8-16 overall record and 3-11 in league games. King’s ended their season 14-11 and 7-7 in league games.

Kings with a halftime lead of 35-20 thanks to King’s hot shot Hammonds who scored 13 of his own 25 point in the first half. Wilkes responded with cutting the deficit by six when Alec Wizar on a layup drives to lead 23-17 with six minutes in the half. Right before the first half ended King’s to the lead further making it 35-20.

“The energy from the crowd was incredible, but we couldn’t translate that into energy on the court,” said sophomore, Alec Wizar on the game and senior night . It’s been an up and down season, which has been frustrating at times. I consider each of the six seniors on the roster my brother, and I wish them the best in their lives after college.”

Wilkes aslo honored their six seniors Nic Wilkins, Pat Furst, Brendan Sheldon, Craig Thomas, Steve Blish, and Mike Boylan.

The Colonels end their season 8-16 they may have not had the best season but their bond is better than ever.

“I enjoyed the last chance I had at playing a great game with some of the best people I know,” Senior Nic Wilkins said. Despite the way the season ended, I was proud to represent Wilkes and wear a Colonel uniform.”