William Jessup basketball defeats CSU Maritime in final home game
The William Jessup University mens basketball team all but put a lock on the California Pacific Conference title by defeating California State University Maritime 75-66 Saturday. The Keelhaulers were the only conference team to have beaten the Warriors.
William Jessup will complete its regular season on the road at Menlo College Thursday and UC Merced Saturday. A win in either game will clinch the conference title for the red-white-and-blue.
Two-time Player of the Week Keenan Prince put up 21 points for the Warriors shooting 50 percent from the field and 7-7 from the line. Whitney High grad Jordan Wilson tallied 14 in the contest. The two seniors joined teammates Kevin Stanley, Marquis Robinson and Julius Smith in celebrating Senior Night with a victory.
“William Jessup helped me with school a lot,” said Wilson, who will receive a degree in business with a concentration in marketing. The 6-4 forward said he is thinking about continuing education to obtain a masters degree.
Wilson said he had a great experience at the university and said he was happy he at least got to play in the school’s new gymnasium at least for one year.
“I like the new gym. The old gym was an ice box,” said Wilson. “The other teams didn’t like it either.”
He said it took some time to adjust to playing with athletes he’d never played with before. He said the game at the college level was much faster than what he experienced in high school.
“You adjust to the other players,” Wilson said. “We now understand what our roles are. At the end of the day, it’s still basketball; it’s still the same game.”
WILLIAM JESSUP 75, CAL MARITIME 66
Keelhaulers 33 33 66
Warriors 30 45 75
Cal Maritime 25-62, 6-8, 66. William Jessup 23-49, 21-25, 75.
William Jessup – Prince 6-12, 7-7, 21, Wilson 4-10, 6-8, 14, Robinson 2-6, 6-8, 11, Stanley 4-6, 0-0, 11.
The Lady Warriors rolled past Cal-Maritime Academy 58-47 after leading by as many as 20 points Saturday. The win gave William Jessup a solid hold on the No. 3 spot in the CalPac standings.
Ashley Rose scored 22 points with Taylor Borba chipping in 15.
Seniors Heidi Louber, Deana Long and Rebecca Morris played their final game before the home crowd; the Warriors (13-13, 5-2) have two road games remaining with the postseason to be announced.