Excitement filled the air as the men’s and women’s basketball teams played their final home game of the season versus Gallaudet University on Feb. 18. Not only was it the final game for both teams, but for two seniors it was the last time they would wear a Phoenix jersey.
Teniera Prioleau ‘17 and Marquis Nelson ‘17 were honored by the Athletic Department and their coaches before each of their games citing their dedication and commitment to the basketball programs.
Prioleau was a four year letter winner in the women’s basketball program and Nelson made history by being the first senior to graduate from the men’s basketball program since its inaugural season in 2015. He averaged 12 points per game during his career.
The Wilson College men’s basketball team played the top seed in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and gave everything they could on the floor. Unfortunately, the men’s team lost 94-85. Keion Adams ‘18 led the team offensively with a career high of 39 points for the game. The men’s team finished the season with a record of 7-18 overall and 6-14 in the NEAC.
Gallaudet University defeated the women’s team with a score of 83-63. The Phoenix trailed 18-15 in the first quarter and continued to trail 36-29 at the start of the half. Jordan Day ‘19 led the offense with 29 points followed by Ashley Henderson ‘19 with 14 points. The women’s basketball team ended with a record of 5-20 overall and 2-18 in the NEAC.