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Hornets Fall Short At Towanda

Hornets Fall Short At Towanda

By: Ed Weaver  /  December 21, 2023

The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team came up on the losing end of a 42-40 NTL Large School Division game at Towanda on Wednesday, December 20.

Wellsboro trailed 15-10 after the first quarter, but held the Black Knights to just two points in the second quarter to pull with two points, 17-15 at halftime. Towanda came out of intermission and outscored the Hornets 16-13 to increase the lead back to five heading into the fourth quarter.

The Hornets outscored the Black Knights 12-9 over the final 8 minutes, but came up short.

Senior Hayes Campbell led the team with 17 points and 9 rebounds, senior Ian Hoose added 9 points, sophomore Luke Rothermel finished with 8, and senior Caden Smith chipped in 6 points and 5 assists. Rothermel pulled down 6 rebounds, junior Mitchel Lechler added 2 assists and 2 steals, and Hoose also grabbed two rebounds.

Teagan Irish matched Campbell's 17 points to lead Towanda and Bailey Poll added 14.

Wellsboro won the JV game, 26-17, to improve to 5-1. Freshman Ethan Keane led the team with 10 points and sophomore Jonathan Carl added 6.

The loss drops the Hornets to 3-3 (3-2 NTL Large School Division). The team is back on the court on December 27 against South Williamsport.

 

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Ed Weaver is the owner of Circle W Sports in Wellsboro, PA, is the Sports Director for The Home Page Network and the creator of WellsboroAthletics.com and WellsboroFootball.com. You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

 
 
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