Wilkes splits basketball finales against King’s

Brandon Gubitosa, Staff Writer

The Lady Colonels season came to an end Feb. 22 with a dramatic 52-50 overtime win against crosstown rivals King’s College.

The Lady Colonels swept the season series against King’s for the first time since 1996-97. They concluded the season with a 6-19 record, while going 3-11 in Freedom Conference play.

Junior Forward Chelsea Brown and junior center both finished the game with double doubles. Brown had 13 points and 16 rebounds, while Rich finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Guard Elena Stambone finished the season leading the Freedom Conference in scoring with 19.4 points per game. The team comprised of mainly underclassman will look to make a strong push next season.

In the second part of the double header the men’s team looked to get revenge on King’s following a 67-60 loss Jan. 22 at King’s.

Hundreds of fans piled into the Marts Center right before tipoff. Wilkes came up short and dropped the season finale with a final score of 72-57. The Colonels finished the season with an 8-16 record going 3-11 in Freedom Conference play.

Sophomore guard Alec Wizar finished the game with a team high of 15 points and was the only Colonel to reach double figures.

Wizar finished the season averaging 13.9 points per game going 37.7 percent from behind the arc. Senior captain Pat Furst added 7 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Before the game Wilkes honored six senior members before the contest including Craig Thomas, Steve Blish, Mike Boylan, Brendan Sheldon, Nic Wilkes and Pat Furst.

Wilkes looks to rebound back next season as they will be returning their top two scorers Alec Wizar and Steve Stravinski.