By: Garrett Carr / December 11, 2021
The Wellsboro Boys Basketball started out their 2021-22 campaign with a 54-42 win over visiting Montoursville, Friday evening.
"They did what they needed to do," Hornet coach Steve Adams said after the game.
Wellsboro trailed 6-5 early on, but went on a 11-0 run to end the first quarter as Liam Manning poured in six points in the first frame and Caden Smith ended the quarter with a deep three at the buzzer.
Wellsboro got the lead up to 24-10 midway through the 2nd quarter as Peyton McClure knocked down back-to-back triples, but Montoursville cut the Hornet lead to 12 going into the locker room, as Wellsboro led 27-15.
Montoursville won the third quarter 13-12 to cut Wellsboro’s lead to 39-28.
The Warriors got within six in the final minute, but Hornet guards Conner Adams and Peyton McClure knocked down key foul shots, something the Hornets struggled with a year ago in crunch time, and Wellsboro got the win, 54-42.
The junior varsity Hornets lost their contest against the Warriors 47-14.
Wellsboro will be back in action next Thursday, December 16 at home in a crucial NTL crossover game against Canton.