The Phoenix men’s basketball displayed immense effort but took a 78-71 loss against Keuka College this afternoon. Wilson led several times during the game, but unfortunately could not maintain their lead and close the game in their favor.
Wilson led 36-32 at halftime as they hit several clutch three pointers (6-of-15) in the half. The Phoenix were able to control the tempo of the game and execute of their possessions. Wilson also maintained solid ball control as they recorded just four turnovers in the half.
The Phoenix let Keuka back into the game in the second half, as they struggled under pressure, missing some key field goals and free throws. The Wolfpack were able to drive the ball in the paint, helping them record an impressive 63.0 (17-of-27) field goal percentage in the half. Wilson was forced to foul late, but Keuka came through on the free throw line in the clutch.
Wilson was outrebounded in the game 43-21. Keuka scored 50 points in the paint as they slammed past Wilson’s defense. The Wolfpack also scored 13 points off Phoenix turnovers.
Ben Holl led the Phoenix offense with 21 points and was 6-of-10 in three point shots. Rahim Bunch added 14 points and Mylan Ward contributed with 12 points.