The Alpha Omega Delta Lions came out hungry for a win Monday night against the Phi Beta Chi Bulldogs, who were desperately seeking a second win to improve their playoff hopes.
But the Bulldogs could not keep up with the Lions, who handily won the game, 51-30.
The game started in Omega’s favor with an 11-2 run led by senior Alec Hansen and sophomore John Wilson. Wilson had seven of Omega’s first 11 points.
After an effective timeout, the Bulldogs went on an 11-3 run to combat the early lead of the Lions and brought the score within one, 14-13.
Hansen then hit his third 3-pointer of the night to put the Lions up by four, 17-13, with 7:35 remaining in the first half.
In the remaining minutes, Omega went on another run before the end of the half, scoring 11 while holding the Bulldogs to just three points for a halftime score of 28-16.
The Bulldogs started the second half well led by efforts from senior Tyler Collins. Scoring the first seven points of the half, Phi Beta closed the scoring gap to five, 28-23. But it was Omega’s Hansen once again who answered back, knocking down his fourth 3-pointer of the night to put the Lions up by eight.
The Bulldogs were unable to catch the Lions, who continued to widen Phi Beta’s deficit.
Several Omega players scored in the second half, including senior Jonathan Eberle, who recorded eight points in the second half inside the paint.
The Lions finished the game with a 21-point victory, 51-30.
For the Lions, Hansen had 13 points on the night, while Wilson recorded 12 and Eberle added 10.
Collins had 10 for the Bulldogs while sophomore Daniel Ellerbrock chipped in eight of his own.
The Bulldogs fell to 1-3 for the season, with all three losses coming from strong opponents. Omega improved to 3-0 to keep its perfect record intact.