Both of the Colonel basketball teams performed well in their games played away against King’s College, even considering a loss by the women.
The men’s team won 80-70, and the women’s team lost 77-47.
The women’s team may have lost, but played an outstanding first half, the point margin kept very close throughout.
The first quarter was run well and finished with a three from the corner by Jamie Campbell. The Colonels were in the lead with a score of 17-14.
The second quarter was also held close. However, King’s managed to score four points before the half ended and left the Colonels trailing 32-28.
After halftime, King’s came out and scored 22 unanswered points. The large deficit was too much for the Colonels to overcome for the rest of the game, which ended 77-47.
Catey McFadden scored five three-pointers and led the team in scoring with 15 points. Cara Basile scored eight points and had three rebounds also.
The women’s team (3-15) played well in the first half against this team that is now 11-7. The Colonels are 0-7 in conference play and King’s is 4-3. The Colonels’ season has not turned out so great, so a win against the tough rivals would have been spectacular.
The large crowds and big head cut-outs then entered in time for the men’s game. The men’s game appeared to be a very equally matched game. Wilkes entered the game with a record of 7-10 and Kings’ record was 8-9.
The teams were both 2-4 in the conference. Wilkes came off of a thrilling OT win against FDU, and King’s came off a tough loss against Manhattanville.
The Colonels pushed the pace from the start. They jumped out to a 12-3 lead with three pointers from Alec Wizar and Marcus Robinson. The Colonels kept the lead and left for halftime at 37-28.
The entire second half was dominated by the Colonels. King’s started scoring more points towards the end, but the Colonels kept their lead until the end.
Wizar led the team scoring and recently reached 1,000 career points in the previous game. He had a season-high score of 27 points followed by Zachary Brunner who tied his own season record of 17 points.
Wizar had four three-pointers, scored all 11 free throws, seven rebounds and three assists.
Brunner made eight of nine shots and had nine rebounds. Robinson also contributed 13 points and three assists.