Hornet Bball Teams Top Wyalusing.

By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroBasketball.com | January 16, 2023 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning

Hornet Bball Teams Top Wyalusing.

The Wellsboro Varsity Basketball teams both scored wins over Wyalusing on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13.

On Thursday, the Lady Hornets edged Wyalusing 30-29 in an exciting game that saw Wellsboro lead from wire to wire.

"Our girls really executed our defensive game plan well," head coach Darrell Morris said. We missed some easy scoring opportunities that could have broke the game open a little, but we had very balanced scoring and were able to set the tempo we wanted for much of the game. I'm really proud of our girls going on the road in a tough environment and getting a 'W.'"

Wellsboro started off with an 8-6 lead after the opening quarter, then led 18-12 at the half, only to have the Lady Rams close the gap with a 13-10 run in the 3rd quarter. Wyalusing outscored Wellsboro 4-2 in the the final frame, but Wellsboro held on, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Senior Ella Posada and junior Maddy Mascho led the Lady Hornets with 8 points each, sophomores Chloe Brandenburg and Paige Logsdon added 6 points apiece, and senior Hailie Kerr rounded out the scoring with 2 points. Brandenburg added 3 assists and steals, a blocked shot and two rebounds, Posada made 4 steals and dished out a pair of assists, and Logsdon grabbed 14 rebounds.

In the boys game on Friday, the Hornets jumped out to an early 12-7 lead and held the Rams to just 11 first-half points, leading 25-11 at the half. The Hornets cruised the rest of the way, picking up their 7th win of the season and their 3rd in a row.

Senior Peyton McClure led Wellsboro with 14 points while senior Conner Adams added 10, senior Cameron Brought finished with 9, freshman Aaron Kirk added 6, and junior Caden Smith rounded out the scoring with 2 points. Adams added 5 assists and 5 steals, Smith also chipped in 5 assists, and McClure dished out 4 assists on the night. Brought grabbed 13 rebounds and McClure added 5 boards.

The Lady Hornets improve to 4-8 (4-3 NTL Large School Division) while the boys improve to 7-4 (5-1 NTL Large School Division). Both teams resume play this week, with the boys traveling to Canton on Tuesday night and the girls hitting the road for Canton on Wednesday.


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