By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | February 13, 2018 | Photo courtesy The Home Page Network
The Wellsboro Varsity Girls Basketball team capped a perfect NTL Large School Division season with a 66-33 win over North Penn-Mansfield on Monday, February 12.
The Lady Hornets jumped out to a 14-9 lead after the first quarter then turned on the juice as they outscored Mansfield 16-8 in the second to take a 30-17 lead into halftime. Wellsboro then outscored the Lady Tigers 35-15 over the final 16 minutes for their 20th win of the season, a new record for Wellsboro head coach John Davis.
It was also Davis' 75th win of his career.
"It's a good feeling to come through the NTL and take care of business and beat all the NTL teams," Davis said. "Tonight we beat a good Mansfield team who has been playing very well lately. It was a good, solid win tonight."
Senior Lizzie Poirier led the Lady Hornets with a game-high 24 points to move to 939 for her career. Senior Tory Self backed Poirier up with 22 points to reach 462 for the season. Self is now a point away from Carrie Gorda's 1992 total of 463 points for fifth most in Wellsboro Girls Basketball history.
Self finished with a double-double with 12 steals and had 8 assists, Manning had 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and a blocked shot, Tuttle grabbed 4 rebounds in her second game back from injury, Shabloski had 4 rebounds and 4 steals, and Poirier added 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Wellsboro closed out the JV season with a 33-14 win over North Penn-Mansfield to finish 4-17 overall. Sophomore Georgia Macensky led the Lady Hornets with 11 points.
The win improves the Lady Hornets' record to 20-2 (16-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Thursday, February 15 in the NTL Showdown semi-finals at home against Northeast Bradford.