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High School Basketball:
Wilson Dominated Second Half Against Paul VI

Thursday, January 30, 2003

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

When a team loses by a substantial margin the first time they've met on the basketball court, win or lose you come away with a learning experience. Realizing what was done wrong or for Woodrow Wilson, what was done exceptionally right, gives the coaching staff something to talk about the next time they meet. Today, it was the Eagles from Paul VI's turn to host the Tigers from Woodrow Wilson. Again, the Eagles would not be able to come up with a way to surprise their opponent as Wilson jumped out to a lead and never looked back. Wilson walked off the court with an 80-52 divisional win.

The Tigers has been chasing Camden Catholic in the standings and every divisional game counts when coming down to the streak. Both of these have already secured their playoff position for the upcoming post play. For Paul VI, they would have to win two out of the next upcoming three games to qualify them before the February 8th cutoff date.

Wilson jumped out to a quick lead with aggressive defense and pressuring the boards on both ends of the court. Paul VI would make this an interesting game as they closed the half only trailing by four. That's the closes the Eagles would get, as Preston Brown would lead the charge with his 23 game high points. Bryant DeShields added 12 points, Semaj Inge and Kris Polk finished the game with 10 points apiece for the Tigers from Woodrow Wilson. Brendan Eicholtz and his 17-team high points led Paul VI, while Brian Wooten and John Slinka both dropped in 10 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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