Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of Tyler Norwood hitting a jumper against Millersville, by Frank Stallworth. November 27, 2018 vs. Millersville.
Nov 27, 2018
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Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Intern
NEWARK, Del. – In another close nonconference matchup with PSAC challenger Millersville, the Wilmington University men's basketball team came out on top, 77-71, at the WU Athletics Complex on Tuesday night.
It was the Wildcats' third straight victory over the Marauders, with all three games being played within six points.
The Wildcats (3-3) shots were on tonight, as they shot 49 percent from the floor throughout both halves, compared to Millersville's (3-3) 44 percent field goal percentage.
Danny Walsh got the Wildcats on the board first, making back-to-back three-pointers out of the gate. Wilmington jumped out to a ten-point lead with 13:16 left in the half making it an 18-8 game, before forcing Millersville into their first timeout of the game. Wilmington had its largest lead of the night of 15 with 10:26 left in the half, before the Marauders hit two back-to-back threes to come within nine. Jermaine Head's layup would give the Wildcats two more points, but Millersville answered with a 9-0 run to make it a 30-27 game with 4:42 left in the first half.
A Jordan Harding layup would put Wilmington up three with 2:45 to play, but Millersville was able to answer with a three from Amadou Kaba to tie the game with 1:24 left. The Marauders were able to get one more shot to go in to go up, 38-36, and take the two-point lead into halftime.
Just 14 seconds into the second half, Tyler Norwood put the Wildcats back in front, 39-38, but the Marauders answered again with a 5-0 run to go up, 43-39. Wilmington would get within one, 46-45, but could not connect on another shot for 2:16, still trailing, 50-47. Millersville would jump out, 56-51, for their largest lead of the game, but a trey ball from Jordan Harding and a made layup from Walsh would tie the game at 56 apiece.
It was back and forth action until the Wildcats re-took the lead, 68-64 with 2:36 left to play. Jermaine Head and Danny Walsh would hit back-to-back three-pointers to give WilmU a 71-67 lead with 1:08 to play, before forcing a Millersville timeout. The Marauders were able to come within two again, but a Denzil Haynes dunk and made free throws from Danny Walsh would seal the victory, 77-71.
Freshman Tyler Norwood had a career-high 23 points, going 10-16 from the floor, while dishing out five assists. Danny Walsh recorded 14 points, going 2-4 from deep, as Denzil Haynes secured his second double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.