WBB: 61-55 senior day triumph over Arcadia University

Four Colonels were recognized on Feb. 11. during the senior day celebration against the Arcadia Knights where Wilkes triumphed with a score of 61-55.

After coming off of a 67-24 win and a 63-57 overtime loss, Wilkes looked to pick up another win for the celebration, which they did successfully.

Graduate-student and guard Kendra Smith along with guard Brianna Horton, center/forward Ariel Reed and manager Alexa Jones walked on the court with their families, applauding their careers.

“This graduating class will certainly be leaving a lasting mark on the Wilkes Women’s Basketball program,” said head coach Tara Macciocco. “These seniors can proudly look back on their careers knowing that they established a new culture.”

Smith added 288 points, 110 steals, 83 assists and 224 rebounds throughout her career thus far. Horton recorded 438 points, 100 steals, 136 assists and 378 rebounds during her time as a Colonel up to this point. Reed scored 91 points, had 17 steals, recorded 11 assists and tallied 115 rebounds to date. Jones played last season with the Colonels after transferring from Delaware Valley University. As a guard, Jones scored 58 points, assisted six and grabbed 21 rebounds in a single season.

This season she supported the team by managing and helping coach when needed. “They (the seniors) have been leaders on and off the floor this season and I truly believe they have left their mark on this program,” said junior point guard Julia Marino. “Their presence on the court as competitors and off the court as friends is what every player hopes for in a teammate.” “This year I have had the privilege of meeting and playing among some of the best role models, players, leaders, and amazing people, our seniors,” said first-year Yamirelis Matos. “Every senior brought something unique to the team and as a first-year, I can already see and experience the culture they helped build.”

Wilkes will end their regular-season this Saturday at Delaware Valley.

All statistics are as of Feb. 11.

Graphic: Baylee Guedes Photos: Lauren Bowers