BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Anthony Burr scored a game- and career-high 27 points for the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team in a 97-77 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) loss to Wilson College Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.
Burr had a tremendous night shooting the ball from 3-point range, making nine of his 12 3-point attempts. He was on fire in the first half as he went a perfect 7-for-7 shooting, all 3-point attempts, to end the opening 20 minutes with 21 points and help the Lions (6-17, 3-7 CSAC) get out to a 49-42 halftime lead.
Rahim Washington, propelled by an 18-point opening half on 8-of-11 shooting, made 10-of-20 shots to finish the night with 22 points. Washington now has 1,057 career points and passed Deion Boyer, who had 1,036 career points, for second on the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball all-time scoring list. He is 22 points away from taking over first place.
The Lions trailed 21-16 with 7:45 left in the opening half before Burr, who hadn't attempted a shot until that point, began his 3-point barrage to help the Lions outscore the Phoenix (12-11, 8-3 CSAC) 33-15 over a 6:44 span to take a 49-36 lead on a Haybert Louchie layup. Burr made all seven of his first-half 3-pointers during the run, five coming on five consecutive trips down the floor, while Washington added six points.
Led by Burr and Washington's strong shooting efforts, the Lions shot 61.3 percent (19-of-31) from the field.
The Lions remained in front until Zachary Powell made a 3-pointer five minutes into the second half to cap a 16-8 run and put the Phoenix back in front 58-57. After Comegys made a basket on the low block to allow Bryn Athyn to reclaim a one-point lead (59-58), Wilson would outscore Bryn Athyn 39-18 the rest of the way.
Rashaan Bean and Powell both scores 21 points for Wilson. Powell also added 12 rebounds to complete a double-double. Keion Adams contributed 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
Bryn Athyn ended the game shooting 42.9 percent (30-of-70) from the floor, while Wilson was a 42.0 percent (37-of-88) shooting team. The Phoenix made 12 threes compared to nine for the Lions.
The Lions go back on the road for the final time this season when they go to Centenary (N.J.) on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a 3 p.m. tip.