The 2014-2015 academic year is historic for Wilson College. On Wednesday Nov. 5 the first men’s basketball game played on the Gannett Memorial Field House.
The second and last scrimmage of the season was played here versus Valley Forge Christian College.
“I feel excited,” Head Coach Miles Smith Jr. said before the game. “Excited to see us play our first game at Wilson.”
Members of the college community were excited as well. Many of them came to the scrimmage early to support the basketball team while they warmed up. More people arrived as it got closer to starting.
While warming up, the team showed off some of their skills for the night, promising an action packed game. Their excitement could be felt by everyone.
As the buzzer rang announcing the beginning of the scrimmage, the crowd cheered. Within the first few minutes, Wilson College scored and the crowd and coaches went crazy with excitement.
Stunts, falls and passes on the court. Cheers, protests and advice from the crowd and Coach Miles.
After the first period, the score was tied 38-38 and tension was high. Both teams discussed game strategies for the second half with their coaches. The excitement filled the gym with the beginning of the second period.
Wilson’s team showed more talent as the viewers cheered them on. The game became more intense as it got closer to the end and the cheers got louder.
The buzzer rang announcing the end of the scrimmage. The final score was 84-78 Wilson. The crowd was ecstatic and cheered as the teams shook hands.
Wilson’s coaches and the basketball team discussed what strategies they needed to work on for the rest of the season.
“Play harder,” said Rahim Bunch (‘16). “Better defense, intensity, play better as a team.”
The whole team agreed they need to step up their defense. “Crash the boards more,” said Keifer Jefferson-Grimes (‘18).
From warm-ups until the end, there was never a dull moment. This promises e an exciting season for Wilson College’s first men’s basketball team.