By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | December 12, 2019 | Photo courtesy Dr. Robert Bair
The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team outscored Northeast Bradford 29-18 in the second half to score a 54-38 win over the visiting Panthers on Wednesday, December 11.
"The boys played a smart basketball game and are settling into the system," head coach Steve Adams said after the game. "We still have a lot to work on but we are giving great effort."
The Hornets had a slim 11-9 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Panthers 14-11 in the second to build a 25-20 lead at halftime. Wellsboro increased their lead over the final 16 minutes, and began pulling away in the third, with a 13-8 quarter before going on a 16-10 run in the fourth to put the game in their control.
Junior Joseph Grab led all scorers with a career-high 28 points, sophomore Liam Manning scored 10 points, sophomore Isaac Keane finished with 7 points, freshman Conner Adams added 5 points, and senior Ty Morral pitched in 4 points. Manning grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double, Grab added 4 assists and 4 steals, and Adams and Keane each added 4 rebounds.
Wellsboro started the evening out with a 35-24 win in the JV game. Freshman Peyton McClure and sophomore Ryan Sweet scored 10 points each and sophomore Drew Manning added 9.
The win improves the Hornets to 2-1 (1-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Wednesday, December 18 at home against 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.