By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | January 16, 2020
The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team dropped a 71-51 road loss to Athens on Wednesday, January 15 ending a three-game win streak.
After a close 14-11 1st quarter that favored the Wildcats, Athens began to pull away in the 2nd by outscoring the Hornets 17-8 to take a 31-19 lead at halftime. Wellsboro made up some ground in the 3rd with a 19-point quarter, but a 22-13 run in the 4th pushed Athens back up by 20 at the end of the game.
Junior Joseph Grab led the Hornets with 18 points and 7 rebounds, sophomore Darryn Callahan had 10 points, freshman Conner Adams added 9 points, sophomore Liam Manning finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds, sophomore Isaac Keane had 4 points and 7 rebounds, and sophomore Ryan Sweet rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
Aaron Lane led all scorers with 30 points.
Wellsboro won the JV game 32-27 to even up their record at 6-6. Freshman Peyton McClure had 14 points.
The loss drops the Hornets' record to 8-6 (5-3 NTL Large School Division). The team is back in action on Friday, January 17 at home with Troy.
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.