The Wilmington University men’s basketball team earned their 10th win of the season on Wednesday when the team defeated the Georgian Court University Lions at the WU Athletics Complex.
The leading scorer for the Wildcats in the game was redshirt junior guard Jermaine Head who scored 22 points. Head also recorded a double-double in the game by collecting 14 rebounds with 22 points. The junior guard was two assists away from recording a triple-double in the game.
Three other Wilmington players scored in double digits and they were freshman forward Jordan Harding (17), redshirt sophomore guard Danny Walsh (18), and senior guard Thomas Farrior (19).
WilmU had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included Assists (16-15), Steals (7-4), Blocks (2-0), and Points off Turnovers (20-9).
Wilmington also won the turnover battle in the game by 9-13.
Wildcats also had the advantage in shooting as well, as the team shot 47.5% (29-61) and the Lions shot 40.8% (29-71). WilmU also had the advantage from downtown as well as they shot 41.4% (12-29) and Georgian Court shot 24.1% (7-29).
Harding & Head Combine For 27 points To Give Wildcats An Halftime Lead
The leading scorer for Wilmington in the first half was Jordan Harding who scored 14 points. Harding’s teammate, Jermaine Head was right behind him in the first half scoring 13 points.
As a team, WilmU shot 44.4% (16-37) in the first half and they also shot 87.5% (7-8) at the free-throw line.
Georgian Court shot 41.2% (14-34) in the first half and they also shot 85.7% (6-7) at the foul line.
The Wildcats won the turnover battle in the first half by 0-5.
The game started with the Lions going a 10-3 run but their lead did not last as WilmU soon had their own run to come back in the game.
The Wildcats answered Georgian Court’s run with their own 7-0 run which tied the game at 10 with 13:56 left in the half. Thomas Farrior led the charge on that run scoring five out of seven points in the run.
Around the 10:33 minute mark, Wilmington went on a 17-2 run which gave them a 33-22 lead with 6:56 left in the first half. Head was the leader of that run which he scored eight points in the 17-2 run.
As halftime was approaching, the Wildcats went on a 7-2 run to end the half with a 46-35 lead.
First Half Stats
Wilmington shot 44.4% (16-37) in the first half and the Lions shot 41.2% (14-34) .
WilmU shot 87.5% (7-8) at the foul line in the first half and Georgian Court shot 85.7% (6-7).
Wildcats leading scorer in the first half was Jordan Harding with 14 points.
Lions leading scorer in the first half was Matt Ringel with 15 points.
Walsh & Farrior Combine For 21 Points As WilmU Holds On To Win
The leading scorer for Wilmington in the second half was Danny Walsh who scored 11 points. Walsh’s teammate, Thomas Farrior was right behind him with scoring 10 points in the half.
As a team, the Wildcats improved their shooting in the second half as they shot 52.0% (13-25). Wilmington also shot 60% (9-15) at the foul line in the second half.
Georgian Court shot 40.5% (15-37) in the second half and they also shot 72.7% (8-11) at the foul line.
The Lions won the turnover battle (7-9) and out rebounded Wilmington 21-16 in the second half.
The Wildcats had a sizable lead for most of the second half but that would quickly change when the Lions went on a 12-3 run to decrease Wilmington’s lead to 78-71 with 5:35 left in the game. Georgian Court hit three shots from the three point line in a row on the 12-3 run.
Wilmington would hang on to win 86-79 at home as the final buzzer sounded.
The Wildcats look to make it two straight victories as the team heads on the road to take on Bloomfield on February 16th at 3:00pm ET.
FG%: WU 47.5% & GC 40.8%
3P%:WU41.4% &GC 24.1%
FT%: WU 69.6% & GC 77.8%
Rebs:WU 34&GC 46
Ast: WU 16 &GC 15
Stl: WU7&GC 4
TO: WU9 &GC 13
Blks:WU 2&GC 0