When Nick Phillips plays under control and doesn't try to rush and do too much, he can be very effective as DeSales' point guard.
The senior scored 21 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, and had seven assist to lead host DeSales to a 65-57 win over neighborhood rival Iroquois on Wednesday night.
Senior forward Nathan Roush added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Colts (2-1). Senior guard Daniel Breedlove came off the bench to score 12, nine in the fourth quarter.
Iroquois (1-1) led 36-29 in the third quarter, but it was 42-42 by the end of the period.
DeSales switched from a 2-3 zone defense to a 3-2 zone in the quarter to help stifle the Raiders, who didn't get many open looks in the second half.
“Actually, we pushed our zone back and packed it (in the middle),&