By: Ed Weaver / February 12, 2023
"Our big guys did an outstanding job tonight," head coach Steve Adams said. "Cam and Hayes each had 16 rebounds which is phenomenal. Our guards did a nice job of handling pressure. The team was looking forward to the challenged and everyone played well tonight."
The Hornets got off to a quick start as they held the Lancers to just two field goals, building an 11-5 lead. In the second Brought and fellow senior Conner Adams led the charge with 7 points apiece as they went on to outscore 'Sock, 16-8 to take a 27-13 lead at halftime. 11 more points from Brought in the third continued to pace Wellsboro's offense in the second half. They went on to outscore the Lancers 37-31, earning their second straight win.
The win is also the first over the Lancers since they won 53-47 to win the 2017-18 District IV Class 3A championship.
Brought tied his career-high with a game-high 22 points. He also finished with 16 boards for his 12th double-double of the season. McClure finished with 21 after scoring 8 of the Hornets' 11 points in the 1st quarter. Adams finished with 13 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds and junior Hayes Campbell added 8 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. McClure also grabbed 5 rebounds and junior Caden Smith made 5 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds.
In the JV game, the Lancers edged Wellsboro 33-30. Freshman Jonathan Carl had 13 for the Hornets.
The win improves Wellsboro to 15-6 on the year and keeps them in line for the #2 seed in the District IV Class 3A playoffs. The Hornets close out their regular season schedule tomorrow at Northeast Bradford.