By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | January 18, 2018
A 24-point second quarter in a 58-32 win over Canton on Thursday, January 18 kept the Wellsboro Varsity Girls Basketball team's perfect record intact.
The Lady Hornets jumped out to an early 10-1 lead after the first quarter, then outscored Canton 24-3 in the quarter. Junior Emma Poirier exploded for 16 points in the quarter to setup Wellsboro with a comfortable 34-4 lead at halftime.
Senior Tory Self paced Wellsboro with 11 of the team's 15 points in the third and the Warriors managed to put up 8 points on the scoreboard to make the score 49-12 heading into the final quarter.
Despite the large deficit, Canton kept fighting and outscored Wellsboro 20-9 in the fourth, but were too far behind to pull of the comeback as the Lady Hornets won their 12th consecutive game.
Self also led Wellsboro defensively with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 steals; Lizzie Poirier had 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and a block; Emma Poirier had 4 rebounds and 6 steals; senior Mikel Shabloski finished with 3 rebounds and 4 steals; and sophomore Cathryn Brought had 4 rebounds.
Wellsboro also won the JV game 31-12 behind 9 points from freshman Kiyah Boyce.
The win improves the Varsity team's record to 12-0 (9-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Saturday, January 20 at North Penn-Liberty.