YOUNGSTOWN Wilson sweeps Campbell
Ellis Moody scored 22 points to lead the Redmen.
By PAUL TRGOVAC
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ellis Moody scored 22 points to lead Woodrow Wilson to a 58-52 victory over Campbell Memorial as the Redmen swept the season series with the Red Devils.
Wilson won the first meeting in Campbell, 71-59.
Antwaun Johnson added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Redmen (7-8). Campbell (7-9) was paced by Mike Harden and Terrell Harris with 14 points each.
Campbell broke to a quick 8-0 lead before Wilson took a timeout with 4 minutes, 25 seconds to go in the period.
The Redmen fought back and tied the score at 15-15 and then took the lead 17-15 on a basket by Carlton Sims, before Harris tied the score at 17 at the end of the first quarter.
"We told the kids that we had to get out of the gate better. We have been flat early. We called the timeout and that settled them down," said Wilson coach Mark Cherol.
The score was tied on three occasions in the second quarter, and the Redmen maintained a narrow 29-28 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wilson pushed out to a 39-32 advantage before Campbell finished the period on a 6-2 run to cut the lead down to 41-38.
Pulling away: The Red Devils never led in the fourth quarter but cut the deficit to one at 50-49 with 3:50 to play on a three-point basket by Harris. Wilson then put the game away with three straight hoops by Isaiah Anderson, Johnson and Randall Poindexter.
"Our intensity and effort was some of the best we have had all year," Campbell coach Bob Fick said. "We still don't finish enough on the offensive end, which keeps putting pressure on us on the defensive end."
Campbell hit on just 23-of-65 from the floor (after starting the game 5 for 5), while Wilson was 25-of-56. Wilson had 36 rebounds to Campbell's 48, paced by Harris with 14. The Red Devils suffered 25 turnovers, while the Redmen had 17.
"Carlton Sims has been struggling all season, but tonight he played his best game of the year. He did a great job of shutting down Harris," said Cherol.
Harris scored seven points in the first quarter but only seven the rest of the game.
"This was a great win for us after a tough loss to Beaver Local the other night," Cherol said.
Ricky Quinn added four assists for Campbell, while Sims had four for Wilson.