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New Basketball Season Tips Off with a Win in Front of the Home Crowd

Byline: Alaina Hofer

Posted: November 21, 2010

The whistle blew at 7:00pm on Mon, Nov. 15 at the Gannett Memorial Field House, drawing attention to the beginning of the Phoenix basketball season. The Wilson Phoenix, coached by Angela Grove and Kelly Buikus, are poised to compete with 13 players. The team has seven returners and six new freshmen.

The Beginning of a New Season

With only a week and a half of practice, the Phoenix hustle to learn new plays and team dynamics before the first game. Tara Fields ‘13 said that though the team has not been together for long, the group looks promising.

"We have a lot of new players that will only add and enhance how we ended the season last year," Fields said.

With the help of the returners and the spirit of all, the team was ready for the first big game of their season. Playing Penn State York, the basketball team was very motivated to show what they are made of.

A Strong Start That Ended in a Win

The players came out with a great start in the first half, losing only by three points at half time. Working hard and coming out stronger in the second half, the Wilson basketball women slam dunked a win of 73-66.

"For not playing together for a long time, it was a great beginning to what is to come the rest of the basketball season," Fields observed after the game.  

The players all contributed to the win and, according to Fields, cannot wait until the next two games this weekend, Nov. 20 at 1:00pm and Nov. 21 starting at 12:00pm.

Fans Shout Out Their Support

Not only was the basketball team ready, the fans were well prepared to cheer for their team. Lisa Christiansen ‘13 had something to say about the win: "The basketball team is ill!"

Come Out to Cheer on Your Phoenix!

With the season underway and the first jitters gone because of an amazing win, the team is prepared. They have 24 games left in their season and are hoping and knowing that they are going to be more successful than ever before. Everyone should come out, shout and support the Wilson Phoenix!

Last Updated: September 25, 2011

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