The Wilson men’s basketball team suffered a conference loss against Penn State Berks this afternoon at home, 103-94.
Wilson’s shooting was hot in the beginning of the first half as they took a 19-9 lead over the Nittany Lions with 14:19 remaining. Wilson’s shooting then tapered off as Penn State Berks positioned themselves back in the game and took the lead. The Phoenix also struggled to put a stop to the Penn State Berks offense. Penn State Berks took a 44-42 advantage over Wilson at halftime.
Penn State Berks won the second half, scoring 59 points while Wilson recorded 52 points. Penn State Berks took advantage of Phoenix fouls as they were 16-of-25 from the free throw line. Wilson continued to produce offense, but could not consistently stop the Nittany Lions from scoring on their possessions. Penn State Berks recorded a 51.2 (21-of-41) field goal percentage in the half.
Wilson was outrebounded in the contest 51-36, accounting for their defensive struggles. Wilson finished the game shooting 47.3 percent (35-of-74) from the floor and 38.7 percent (12-of-31) from the three point line.
Rasul Jackson led the Phoenix offense, scoring 24 points. Mylan Ward finished the game with 20 points, marking the second consecutive game he has recorded 20 points.
Wilson returns to action on Sunday, February 8 when they host Keuka College at 2pm.