By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | December 15, 2018
The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team evened up their record at 2-2 with their second straight NTL win after topping Williamson 65-28 on Friday, December 14.
Williamson hit an early three-pointer to take an early 3-2 lead over the Hornets, but Wellsboro soon found their rhythm and went on an 18-4 run to close out the quarter. Wellsboro then put the game away with a 30-point second quarter, led by sophomore Joseph Grab (11) and senior Hunter Brown (9) to lead 48-11 at halftime.
Both teams scored 17 points each in the second half.
Four Hornets scored in double-digits on the night, led by senior Brandyn Tuttle with 18 points, Brown with 13, Grab with 11, and senior Andrew Brelo with 10, including an alley-oop dunk off a Grab assist to start the second half. Senior Holden Kennedy added 5 points, senior Tanner Button scored 4, junior Andrew Larson added 3, and junior Daniel Mitchell chipped in with a point.
Tuttle grabbed 6 rebounds, Grab and Button each had 5 assists and 3 steals, Brown grabbed 6 boards and had 4 steals, Brelo added 4 rebounds, Kennedy made 6 steals, and Mitchell added 3 rebounds.
Carter Strange had 8 points to lead Williamson.
In the JV game the Hornets won 56-15 for their first game of the year. Juniors Karter Witmer and Ty Morral each had 11 points while freshmen Isaac Keane and Liam Manning had 9 points. Junior Tyren Wetzel added 6 points off the bench, both of three-point shots.
The win improves the Hornets to 2-2 overall (2-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Wednesday, December 19 at North Penn-Liberty.
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.