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Hornet Boys Drop 2nd Straight, Fall to North Penn-Liberty

Hornet Boys Drop 2nd Straight, Fall to North Penn-Liberty

By: Ed Weaver  /  January 23, 2024

Wellsboro suffered their 2nd straight road loss, falling 45-43 to North Penn-Liberty on Monday, January 22.

The Hornets trailed 12-7 after the first quarter and were down 22-15 following a 10-8 2nd quarter by the Mounties. Wellsboro closed the gap with a 16-points 3rd quarter, making it a one score, 32-31, game heading into the 4th quarter.

The Mounties outscored Wellsboro 13-12 over the final eight minutes, going 7-for-12 from the foul line. The Hornets were 4-for-8 from the charity stripe in the 4th and 7-for-15 for the game.

Senior Caden Smith led Wellsboro with 16 points and 4 rebounds while senior Ian Hoose added 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Sophomore Luke Rothermel and senior Hayes Campbell added 6 points apiece, and junior Mitchel Lechler finished with 5 points. Campbell added 9 rebounds and 3 assists, Rothermel grabbed 5 boards, and sophomore Marek Mascho grabbed 3 rebounds and made an assist.

Sophomore Jonathan Carl also added 3 rebounds and sophomore Aaron Kirk dished out a pair of assists.

Luke Kreger led North Penn-Liberty with 10 points and Adynn Wheeland, Louis Mercantino, and Daniel Harman all scored 9 points each.

Wellsboro won the JV game 65-29 to improve to 11-2 on the year. Mascho scored a game-high 25 points in the win and freshman Ethan Keane added 11.

The loss drops the Hornets to 9-5 (7-4 NTL Large School Division). The team is back in action on Thursday at Athens.

 

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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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