The Wilmington College Men’s Basketball program took on one of the best teams in the country today in #14 Christopher Newport in the final of the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic. The game ended in favor of Christopher Newport 89-64.
The Wilmington College Men’s Basketball team took on Hood College today in part one of their two part journey to Maryland. Participating in the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic at Hood College, the Fightin’ Quakers came out victorious with an 89-77 win over the hosting Hood College Blazers. After a long first half, the Quakers turned on the thrusters and put up 49 points to close out the contest.
Wilmington will return 11 players and four starters to the floor, including seniors Christian Jones, D.J. Iles, Nathan Scott and junior Andrew Russell. Jones a returning All-OAC Honorable Mention honoree posted a very successful season in his junior year at Wilmington. Jones averages a team-high 12.5 points per game while shooting an outstanding 83.8% from the free throw line. Scott will also return this year as the second leading scorer from the 2016-17 season who averaged 10.0 points per game.
The final event of homecoming will be the first event of the Wilmington College basketball season as the Sport Management department will sponsor Hermann Madness Saturday at Fred Raizk Arena in Hermann Court.