Warriors fall short against Wyalusing

Warriors fall short against Wyalusing

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | February 23, 2020

The Canton Boys Basketball team came up short in their quest to play for a District IV Class AA championship in the semi-finals against Wyalusing on Saturday, February 22 at Troy.

After a neck-and-neck 1st quarter the Warriors outscored the Rams 13-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 21-15 lead at halftime. Wyalusing went on an 18-13 run in the 3rd to cut the Warriors lead down to a point, 34-33, heading into the 4th, where they would eventually retake the lead since the 1st quarter.

In the final 8 minutes the Rams retook the lead and held on to it late in the game. The Warriors had a chance in the final seconds after pulling with a point to win it from the foul line, but came up short, as the Rams edged them 44-43.

Two Warriors were in double figures during the game, led by Ben Knapp with 14 points and Caiden Williams with 12 points. Isaiah Niemczyk added 9 points and Zach Rentzel pitched in 8 points.

The loss drops the Warriors' record to 13-12 overall. Canton will resume the Class AA tournament on Wednesday, February 26 in the consolation round back at Troy against Sayre. The winner qualifies for the PIAA State tournament.

Ed Weaver Author Bio

Ed Weaver

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.