Weather is such a big part of a basketball teams success each year. The result of re-schedules means some teams are playing on back to back nights, or even mornings. I have seen the big difference in energy and intensity levels between the rested teams and the teams playing on consecutive nights. Wilson was coming off an emotional hard fought win with Governor Mifflin the night before. Laying in wait, a rested Muhlenberg squad looking for a statement league win this season. The result was a tight battle that in the end Wilson got a second wind and pulled away with a 55-48 victory at Muhlenberg Wednesday night.
Wilson’s second wind came in the form of Freshman Stevie Mitchell. Mitchell came off the bench and sparked the victory with 18 points. Connor Uhrig and Sean McAndrew chipped in with eight a piece. Drey Kipp led Muhlenberg with 13. Drey had a big 11 point third quarter to keep the Bulldogs at bay for most of the second half.
Muhlenberg came out with good energy and took command early. Wilson just could not seem to get into any offensive flow or match Muhlenbergs energy level. At the end of one the Mules led 15-10. The Bulldogs fought there way back in the second quarter to take a slim 27-26 lead into the break.
Wilson had trouble getting things going to start the third quarter and that’s when Drey Kipp took control for Muhlenberg . The Mules had the advantage of momentum on their side and a 40-37 lead going to the fourth. Wilson needed someone to take control and it was Stevie Mitchell. Stevie’s ten fourth quarter points coupled with some tough shooting luck by Muhlenberg. and the Bulldogs pulled this one out 55-48.
The (8-3) Bulldogs have a Friday night matchup with (10-2) Reading High next. The (6-6) Mules look to regroup against the (6-5) Governor Mifflin Mustangs