MBB: Senior night 100-57 blowout over King’s College

Two  Colonels from the senior class were recognized during their mighty 100-57 win over the King’s College Monarchs on Feb. 14. 

This win landed Wilkes a chance at a Freedom playoff game in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) for the very last time due to a change in conferences for the next season.

Guards Bradley Anacreon and Nickerson DeMelfi were both honored before the game with their accolades announced to the crowd. 

“Brad has made a great impact on the program on and off the court,” said head coach Izzi Metz. “He’s been a tough, hard nosed point guard who makes his teammates better. Nick has had an outstanding 4-year career. His three-point shooting and tough defense have impacted many big wins for the Colonels.”

Anacreon’s four-year career at Wilkes has earned him 83 points, 23 steals, 24 assists and 34 rebounds. 

DeMelfi also completed four full years as a Colonel with 259 points, 32 steals, 35 assists and 116 rebounds. 

During the win over the Monarchs DeMelfi scored 19 points, the second most in the game along with grabbing four rebounds.

“It was an unbeatable feeling to beat Kings in front of a great crowd,” said DeMelfi. “We were connected as a team for the full 40 minutes and everyone was playing together. I couldn’t have pictured a better senior night.”

Unfortunately, Anacreon was unable to play in the game due to an injury, however, he still made an impact. 

“Last night was a great win especially with it being on senior night,” said Anacreon. “Getting the win last night gave us the chance to still make the playoffs and on top of that it was nice to get that farewell win against our crosstown rivals.”

Five Colonels scored in the double-digits to lift themselves way over the Monarchs in an effortless win: Drake Marshall (22), DeMelfi (19), Trent Fisher (12), Lucas Lesko (12) and Cayden Merrifield (10). Other scorers included Colin Ackerman (9), Matthew Davidheiser (8), Jack Argento (6) and Jason Eberhart (2). 

Fisher led Wilkes with 10 out of their 46 rebounds. 

Other statistics included the Colonels going 10-18 from the free throw line, going 12-27 from the three and going 39-70 shooting overall. 

The Colonels will compete at Delaware University on Feb. 18. for their final regular-season game in an attempt to break .500 on the year.

All statistics are as of Feb. 14.