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Pietropola drops 20 to push Hornets over Towanda

Pietropola drops 20 to push Hornets over Towanda

By: Ed Weaver  /  December 18, 2012

The Wellsboro Varsity boys basketball team improved to 5-0 on the season as they dropped Towanda, 57-40.

The Hornet defense came to play as they limited the Black Knights to only 10 points in the first half. In addition to their defense, Wellsboro also had their young players step up. Sophomore Michael Pietropola led the team with 20 points and Junior Dylan Prough added 13 points and 8 rebounds.

Pietropola, who normally comes off the bench, filled in for Junior Joey Doganiero in the starting lineup.

"We played played very good last night as a team, we communicated and worked as one unit on the floor," said Pietropola. "I knew since Joey was gone I needed to step up big.

"My shot has been off lately but I got it back on track last night," concluded Pietropola.

Rounding out the scoring for the Hornets were Sophomore Kieron Smethers with 9 (9 rebounds), Senior Jordan Jackson with 7 to go with his 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Senior Matt Reese with 5 points (5 assists), and Freshman Dawson Prough with 3.

In the JV game, the Hornets lost 33-27 to snap a 3 game winning streak. The JV team is now 3-2 on the year.

With the win, the Varsity team improves to 5-0. The team will be back in action on Wednesday, December 19 as they host Canton.


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