With a quick flurry of steals and fast-break layups, Foss turned a close game into a runaway in the late third and early fourth quarter as they topped Wilson 72-54 at home tonight. Speedy guard Tamariye Nelson was the beneficiary of most of the fast break baskets, finishing with 22 points while star forward Dezmyn Trent had a game¬-high 25 points for the Falcons.
A slow first quarter ended with a flurry of baskets, as Nelson helped put the Falcons up 14-11 with four points in the final minute. But Wilson freshman Alphonso Anderson – who had a team-high 15 points – kept the Rams in it with some flashy moves inside, as he added six early points in the second quarter and brought the Rams within 25-24 with a layup midway through the period. But Noah Hunthausen responded for Foss by draining a three-pointer, and Trent added five points in the final two minutes for a 37-27 halftime lead.
Ivy Smith, Jr. and Keun Thompson drained early three-pointers in the third quarter to pull Wilson within 37-33, but Nelson and Trent then went back to work. Nelson had another fast-break layup midway through the quarter, and Trent followed by draining a three-pointer and a basket inside to make it 46-37. The Falcons held a 54-43 advantage heading into the fourth after two more baskets by Nelson.
After David Jenkins nailed a three to cut it to 54-47 early in the fourth, Nelson scored three more baskets in two minutes to lead a 9-0 run to essentially put the game away. Jawan Osby added 10 points for Foss, while Smith had 12 points for Wilson.