Hornets sting Trojans, 79-27

Hornets sting Trojans, 79-27

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | January 3, 2018 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees

A 22-point first quarter led the Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team past Troy, 79-27 on Tuesday, January 2 in NTL Large School Division action.

The Hornets' swarming defense forced 10 early turnovers for Troy and only allowed 4 first-quarter points. Wellsboro's 22-point opening quarter was keyed by senior Dalton Prough with 9 points. Wellsboro's defense kept the pressure on Troy into the second quarter and outscored them 19-10 to take a lopsided 41-14 lead into the half.

Wellsboro's starters played midway through the third quarter and again held the Trojans to just 4 points, all of which came at the foul line, while pouring on 19 more points in the quarter. After the third the Hornets led 60-18.

The Hornets' bench saw action in the final quarter and outscored Troy 19-9 to roll to their seventh straight win.

Prough finished with a game-high 13 points to lead four Hornets in double-figures on the evening. Senior Quinn Henry scored 12, senior Nic Ingerick had 11, and senior Collin Pietropola finished with 10. Freshman Joseph Grab added 9 points off the bench, junior Brandyn Tuttle scored 7 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, junior Andrew Brelo scored 7, juniors Holden Kennedy and Hunter Brown both added 4 points each, and junior Bergen Weiner pitched in with 2 points from the foul line.

Prough added 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocked shots; Henry made 4 assists, grabbed 3 rebounds, and made 3 steals; Ingerick had 4 assists; and Pietropola grabbed 5 rebounds, blocked 3 shots and had 2 assists and 2 steals. Hunter Brown added 3 rebounds, junior Tanner Button made 3 assists, and junior Robert Brown grabbed 2 rebounds.

Wellsboro won the JV game 39-29 to improve to 5-2. Grab led Wellsboro with 16 and sophomore Billy Lechler pitched in with 11.

The win improves the Hornets to 8-1 (5-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Thursday, January 4 at home against Towanda.

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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.