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No. 4 City boys basketball closes out Wilson (D.C.) for 76-69 win in Spark in the Park

No. 4 City boys basketball closes out Wilson (D.C.) for 76-69 win in Spark in the Park

One of the areas the City boys basketball team most wanted to improve on was closing out games in the fourth quarter.

The No. 4 Knights had an opportunity Thursday against pesky Woodrow Wilson (D.C.).

Some big baskets, key stops and enough free throws down the stretch provided an early-season answer as City came away with a 76-69 win over the Tigers at Forest Park's Spark at the Park.

Trailing 55-53 early in the fourth quarter, the Knights went on a 9-0 run to pull away for the win. A balanced effort on offense got the job done, with Kamau Stokes and Omari George each finishing with 19 points, Timmy Bond adding 16 and Juwan Grant scoring 10.

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