Men's basketball surges past Phoenix

Michael Riley (Photo by Craig Chase,
Michael Riley (Photo by Craig Chase,

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Hood College men's basketball turned a nine-point lead into a 16-point advantage in a span of 33 seconds late in the game and went on to win 85-69 at Wilson.

Inside the Box Score

  • Mason Wang scored a game-high 24 points to lead Hood. The junior went 7-of-16 shooting. 
  • Michael Riley filled up the box score 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals. 
  • Evan Wang added 15 points and dished out five assists. 
  • Keith Claiborne Jr. made his season debut and scored 13 points off the bench to go with five rebounds and three steals. 
  • Christopher Smalls and Tyler Evans matched Riley's team-best six boards.

How it Happened

  • A free throw by Jeremiah Delaney with 2:30 to play cut Hood's lead to 73-64. Mason Wang knocked down a 3-pointer six seconds later to push the lead back to double figures. On the next possession for the Phoenix, Riley stole the ball, was fouled and hit both free throws for a 78-64 edge. Wilson's Olamide Banjo missed a quick 3-point attempt at the other end and Claiborne grabbed the rebound and got the ball to Wang who turned it into two points at the other end and an 80-64 lead with 1:51 to go.
  • Wilson took a 17-15 lead early on a Rashaan Bean 3-pointer but Riley sank a 3-pointer to quickly regain the lead for Hood with 13:53 left. It was the first of eight straight Blazer points scored by Riley and ignited a 14-2 run and a 29-19 lead with 9:02 to go in the half. 
  • The Phoenix got as close as four points before Hood took a 43-35 lead into halftime. 
  • The Blazers took their biggest lead of the game, 70-53, on a layup by Evan Wang with 5:11 to play.


  • Bean scored 16 to lead the Phoenix, while Adrian Thomas had 12 and Jerimiah Delaney added 10. Delaney had a game-high nine rebounds and three other Wilson players added eight as the Phoenix held a 44-36 edge on the glass. 
  • Hood held the Phoenix to just 5-of-26 from 3-point range (19 percent). 

Up Next

The Blazers host the Battle of D.C. & Maryland on November 15-16. Catholic and St. Mary's (Md.) tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by Hood and Gallaudet at approximately 8 p.m.