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Hornets Hold On To Beat Towanda

Hornets Hold On To Beat Towanda

By: Ed Weaver  /  January 31, 2024  /  Photo: Dr. Robert Bair

Wellsboro rallied from trailing 22-17 after the first half, then hung on late, to defeat Towanda 40-37 on Tuesday, January 30 to split the season series.

The Hornets got off to a slow start in the opening quarter, hitting only two field goals, and found themselves trailing 8-4. The second quarter was much closer, with both teams scoring in double-digits (14-13), however the Hornets trailed heading into the intermission. It wasn't until the third quarter when the Hornets took the lead.

Wellsboro outscored the Black Knights 14-5 to start the second half behind a 12-point quarter from senior Hayes Campbell. Sophomore Luke Rothermel added the only other Wellsboro basket in the quarter, giving the Hornets a 31-27 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Towanda managed to outscore Wellsboro 10-9 in the final frame, however were unsuccessful in their comeback attempt the second time around.

Campbell led the Hornets with 17 points while grabbing 8 rebounds and making 5 steals. Senior Caden Smith and junior Mitchel Lechler added 5 points each, Rothermel finished with 6 points, 4 boards and 5 assists, sophomore Marek Mascho chipped in with 4 points, and senior Ian Hoose rounded out the scoring with 3 points. Hoose also grabbed 3 rebounds and blocked a shot, Smith blocked two shots and had 3 assists, and Mascho also added a pair of assists.

Teagan Irish led Towanda with 20 points.

Wellsboro swept the evening, winning the JV game 47-34 to improve to 13-2. Mascho (12) and sophomore Jonathan Carl (15) led the Hornets.

The win improves Wellsboro to 11-5 (9-4 NTL Large School Division). The team is back in action Thursday evening at rival North Penn-Mansfield.

 

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Ed Weaver

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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