By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | February 5, 2020
The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team closed out the regular season on the road in Towanda with a 53-44 win on Tuesday, February 4.
After dropping three games in a row the Hornets won their last two games while qualifying for the District IV playoffs.
"The boys grinded out a win and finished with a winning record. Now it's time to regroup and focus on playoffs. I'm proud of these boys," head coach Steve Adams said.
Towanda outscored Wellsboro 10-9 in the 1st quarter, but after that the Hornets regrouped, rallied, and outscored the Black Knights 13-7 in the 2nd to take a 22-17 lead at halftime. Towanda went on a 16-12 run in the 3rd to cut Wellsboro's lead down to a point, 34-33, to start the 4th. Wellsboro then outscored the Black Knights 19-11 over the final 8 minutes to secure the win.
Junior Joseph Grab led Wellsboro with 19 points and sophomore Darryn Callahan scored a career-high 18. Freshman Conner Adams scored 5 points, seniors Ty Morral and Andrew Larson and sophomore Isaac Keane all scored 3 points each, and sophomore Liam Manning had 2 points. Grab added 5 steals and 3 assists, Manning grabbed 5 rebounds, Morral made 3 assists, and senior Daniel Mitchell had 4 rebounds.
The Hornets finish the regular season at 12-10 (9-7 NTL Large School Division) and will be back in action once the field for the District IV playoffs are set.
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.