BBK Final: Washington 61, Wilmington 39
WILMINGTON — With a solid inside game, Washington Senior stayed on fire with a 61-39 win over Wilmington on Saturday night at Fred Summers Court.
The win is the fifth in a row for the Blue Lions who are now 7-1 overall.
With a loss to their former South Central Ohio League rival, the Hurricane are now 3-2.
“I think Washington just played better than us,” WHS coach Jermaine Isaac said. “They played hard, they executed their game plan, they killed us on the boards. We couldn’t do much with their size.
Despite the loss, Wilmington is 2-0 in the SBAAC USA Division with a big game Friday at Western Brown.
Shane Griffith led all scorers with 23 points for the Hurricane.
“Shane is definitely one of our best scorers,” Isaac said. “He stayed focused and did some good things on the attacking side.
“We missed a few easy baskets near the rim, probably missed at least 10 easy lay-ups I would say. Our guys have to be better overall.
John Wall had 21 points for the Blue Lions.
The Blue Lions attacked the post early which was good for an 11-2 lead to start the game. “They came out and gave us pressure that we haven’t seen from them this year,” Isaac said. “Their length, their size really gave our guys a hard time.”
Wilmington were within 15-11 late in the first when Wall drained a demoralizing three-pointer to put the visitors ahead 18-11. Washington extended its lead to 36-23 at halftime, with Wall again ending the period with a flurry on a steal and a quick field goal. The Blue Lions defense, led by Tanner Lemaster, held WHS without a basket until 50 seconds remained in the third. Washington started the third with the first eight points to end Wilmington’s comeback hopes.
December 10, 2022
@Fred Summers Court
Washington 61, Wilmington 39
(61) WASHINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Wall 8-3-2-21 Deatley 1-0-2-4 May 2-1-2-7 Lemaster 5-0-4-14 I. Haithcock 5- 0-0-10 R. Haithcock 1-0-0-2 Merritt 0-0-0-0 Tayese 1-0-1-3 N. Haithcock 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 23-4-11/11- 61
(39) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Brown 3-0-1-7 Camp 0-0-0-0 Platt 2-2-0-6 Griffith 9-4-1-23 Lazic 1-0- 0-2 Fickert 0-0-0-0 Smith 0-0-0-0 Morales 0-0-1-1 Custis 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 15-6-3/6-39