Wilmington plays ‘catch up’ in win over Reynolds
Wilmington (45) Vs. Reynolds (44)
Jan 22, 2010
The losing streak is over for the Wilmington High boys basketball team.
The Greyhounds upended host Reynolds, 45-44, in a District 10, Region 2-AA matchup to snap a six-game losing streak.
“It was kind of nice to get the monkey off of our back,” Wilmington coach Will Harris said. “We took a step in the right direction tonight.”
Ryan Baldwin, who returned from injury and played his first game of the season last night, scored the game-winning layup with 23 seconds remaining.
The ’Hounds (1-1 region, 5-8 overall) were down by 10 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter but finished the game on a 13-2 run.
Jake DeMedal, who scored a game-high 23 points, led the charge for Wilmington with five steals in the second half.
“They stepped it up,” Harris said, “and picked up the intensity on defense.”
The ’Hounds also hit the boards hard with DeMedal grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds and Baldwin collecting 10.
Reynolds (0-2, 4-9) raced out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and led by nine at halftime.
“We can’t come out in games like that and play catch up,” Harris said. “We overcame it tonight but that’s something we’ve got to correct.
“The past six games, they’ve been hanging their heads. It’s tough to get off that losing streak. Hopefully we can get some momentum going.”
Anthony Derrick contributed 12 points for Wilmington.