Coming off one of the best careers in Wilmington University men’s basketball program history, former player Tyaire Ponzo-Meek will extend his game to the professional ranks, signing a contract to play for the Ascherleben Tigers in Aschersleben, Germany.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced the 2017 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District Teams and Coaches, and Wilmington University’s Tyaire Ponzo-Meek has added another accolade to his outstanding senior season.
Following an illustrious playing career for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, senior guard Tyaire Ponzo-Meek will again be at the top of a list in the record books as he was named First Team Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-East Region on Monday.
A large first half hole was too deep to climb out of for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team as they fell to Caldwell, 81-74, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
Records continue to be set for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team this season as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference announced its major award winner and All-Conference selections for the 2016-17 season. The Wildcats were well represented on both fronts.
The 2016-17 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament begins on Saturday with a First Round contest between the Wilmington University men’s basketball team and Caldwell University at the WU Athletics Complex.
An unbelievable second half performance from beyond the three-point arc sent Philadelphia to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division Regular Season Championship over the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 81-61, on Tuesday night at the Gallagher Center.
Tyaire Ponzo-Meek’s three-pointer with 47 seconds left put the Wildcats as they went on defeat crosstown rival Goldey-Beacom, 79-77, in an exhilarating back-and-forth contest in front of a packed house at the Joseph West Jones Center on Saturday night.
The second half shooting of the Wilmington University men’s basketball team spurred the Wildcats to a much needed 70-63 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Chestnut Hill on Senior Night on Wednesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
The Wildcats overcame a slow start to overtake Chestnut Hill, 70-63, with a hot shooting second half on Wednesday for Senior Night. Prior to the game, the fans program recognized Brian Adkins, Taj Almon, Drew Johnson II, and Tyaire Ponzo-Meek for all their work while donning the green and white. All four of em showed up on Wednesday night, as Ponzo-Meek led the team with 19 points despite not hitting a shot from the field in the first half. Johnson hit three three-pointers for 16 points while Adkins hit a big three-pointer to start the second half and tie the game. Almon added to the hot start in the second half with a big block, finishing the game with three blocks, six points, and five boards. A 7-0 run gave the Wildcats a 42-40 lead before another 5-0 run ended a 12-2 spurt to put the Wildcats on top for good, 47-42, halfway through the second half. The Wildcats are tied for second and only a game behind Philadelphia for first place in the CACC South Division with two games to play. Those two games are against Goldey-Beacom (tied for second) and Philadelphia (first place) to end the regular season. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
An off shooting day didn’t end well for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team as they dropped an important Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross-divisional contest at Post, 78-72, on Saturday afternoon.
The pregame numbers pointed towards a shootout and that’s just what the Wilmington University men’s basketball team and Holy Family gave the crowd as the Wildcats made the final stop to win, 92-90, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division action at the WU Athletics Complex on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats survived a slugfest with Holy Family, 92-90, in CACC South Division action on Tuesday night at the WU Athletics Complex. The Wildcats needed to come up with a stop at the buzzer as Holy Family's game-winning three-pointer was well short. The Wildcats led wire-to-wire but needed to hold on down the stretch despite being ahead by 15 points with 5:20 left in regulation. Wilmington's high scoring duo of Tyaire Ponzo-Meek and Nick Richards out dueled the Tigers' and CACC's two leading scorings Dyllon Hudson-Emory and Randy Bell. Ponzo-Meek finished with 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Richards added 20 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Although Bell scored 36 for the Tigers, the CACC's leading scorer Hudson-Emory was held to 15 points. Omari Dill-Pettiford added 15 points for the Wildcats while Masner Beauplan also chipped in with 14 points and three assists. The Wildcats are now 17-7, 12-3 in the CACC and remain in a tie for second place in the South Division. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
A pair of Wildcats were named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Co-Players of the Week after leading the men’s and women’s basketball teams to a perfect 4-0 week with sweeps over Georgian Court and Nyack.
The highest scoring output of the season and a late game push allowed the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to blow by Nyack, 97-84, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action at the WU Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats were dialed into the long-distanced shots in the first half on Wednesday night against Georgian Court, leading to an 81-62 CACC victory. The Wildcats went 10-of-1 from deep in the first half alone, opening a 52-30 halftime lead that the Lions could never come back from. Tyaire Ponzo-Meek was perfect from distance in the first half, shooting 4-of-4 while Omari Dill-Pettiford wasn't far beyond, shooting 4-of-6 from deep in the first half. Ponzo-Meek finished with a game-high 26 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the field for the game, including 7-of-8 from three-point land. Dill-Pettiford scored 16 of his 18 in the first half while Nick Richards added 17 points. Brian Adkins came off the bench to add 12 points, hitting a pair of three-pointers as well. The Wildcats climbed into a tie for second place in the South Division and are now 15-7 overall, 10-3 in the CACC. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
The hot shooting in the first half carried the Wilmington University men’s basketball team a they defeated Georgian Court, 81-62, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division action at the WU Athletics Complex on Wednesday night.
Concordia made a late game comeback to steal a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross divisional contest over the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 80-78, on Saturday at the Meyer Athletic Center.
The Wilmington University basketball teams had a perfect week on the court, with each the men’s and women’s basketball teams defeating the University of the Sciences and Holy Family. Both squads were honored with Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week honorees, as announce by the conference office today.
A strong start propelled the Wilmington University men's basketball team to a 79-70 victory over USciences last Tuesday night, exacting an earlier season loss to the Devils. Drew Johnson caught fire from deep, hitting 4-of-4 in the first half before finishign 6-of-7 from deep in the game. He led the team with 22 points while adding six rebounds and two assists. Taj Almon collected his second straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the foul line. Tyaire Ponzo-Meek added 18 points while Omari Dill-Pettiford chipped in with 15 points as well. The Wildcats raised their record to 13-6 overall and 8-2 in the CACC. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
A second half outburst led the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to an 83-70 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division victory at Holy Family on Saturday at the Campus Center Gym.
A strong start paced the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to a wire-to-wire win over the University of the Sciences, 79-70, to keep pace atop the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division standings on Tuesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
In a matchup of the two divisional leaders in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the size of Bloomfield got the better of the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 86-64, on Tuesday night at The Gym.
The Wilmington University basketball teams picked up a combined four wins last week and each team was honored with student-athletes being named on the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Weekly Reports, as announce by the conference office on Monday.
Each team once held its own double digit lead but it was the Wilmington University men’s basketball team that had the last say, holding on to win their program record fifth straight game, 72-69, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
Due to the threat of inclement incoming weather, the Wilmington University basketball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the WU Athletics Complex against Dominican has been postponed.
The team’s top two scorers in Tyaire Ponzo-Meek and Nick Richards lifted the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to an 82-73 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contest at Felician on Wednesday night in Job Gym.
The 2017 calendar year started off on a high note for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, as it held off the District of Columbia in the second half, 91-81, on Monday night at the UDC Sports Complex.