Girls’ basketball: Wilson 66, Bell 40

February 4, 2014

Wilson sophomore Tytilayo Green knew she would need to pick up more of the scoring load Tuesday night against Ballou with leading scorer Mercedes Suarez nursing a sore ankle. She didn’t waste any time.

Green scored the Tigers’ first seven points en route to a game-high 25 — her second 20-point outing of the season — and the Tigers rolled to a 66-40 win at home.

Freshman point guard Tu’ziah Hall also posted 10 points for the Tigers in a balanced scoring effort by Wilson as nine players squeezed into the scoring column.

“Those two girls have been solid for us all year. I just want Green to start playing better on the other side of the floor,” Tigers Coach Eric White said. “She’s a phenomenal shooter but she has to play the other end of the floor.”

Suarez was cleared just before tip-off with heavy tape on her ankle and a brace, but struggled from the onset. She finished the night with seven points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Wilson held a four-point lead at the half, but pulled away in the second half behind full-court zone pressure.

The Knights fell to 10-8, 4-3 in the DCIAA.

Suarez was pulled from the game with four minutes left in the fourth quarter and the game well in hand for Wilson (13-6, 8-1).

After the game, Millersville (Pa.) University assistant coach Darlene Newman inquired about the Tigers’ standout forward. She’s also receiving a lot of interest from Coppin State.

“I’m really proud of her and I’m glad she played because it showed me a lot about her desire to play the game,” White said. “It showed the rest of the team you have to be able to be unselfish.”

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