By: Ed Weaver / December 22, 2012
The Wellsboro Varsity boys basketball team picked up a non-league win Friday night over NTL East foe Athens by final score of 55-49.
The Hornets trailed early in the contest but battled back on the steady shooting from Sophmore Michael Pietropola, Junior Joey Doganiero, and Senior Jordan Jackson, and used another strong defensive performance to hold Athens' big men in check.
The Hornets held a 25-23 lead at the half, but traded baskets with Athens in the third quarter, but after the three-pointer from Pietropola the Hornets stretched their lead to 32-23 and never looked back.
"This was big," said head coach Todd Outman. "We can gain a lot out of this, but there are still things we have to improve on. Obviously our free throw shooting is still a nemesis for us and something I think we will improve on."
Reese accumulated 5 steals and 4 assists, and Smethers tallied 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 steals in the win.
With the win, the Varsity team keeps their undefeated season alive at 7-0. The Varsity team will be in action on Thursday, December 27 as they play Montoursville in the opening round of their Christmas Tournament.
Information from the Towanda Daily Review was used in this post.