Howard Hanna Professionals
SJN tops Wellsboro, 79-53

SJN tops Wellsboro, 79-53

By: Ed Weaver  /  January 28, 2015

The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team suffered a 79-53 loss at the hands of undefeated St. John Neumann on Tuesday, January 27.

Wellsboro was outmatched from the opening tip as Neumann's pesky defense caused turnover after turnover in the game's opening minutes. Neumann jumped out to an early 6-0 lead before Wellsboro head coach Todd Outman called a timeout to regroup. Sophomore Brandon Lamphier got the Hornets on the scoreboard with a jumper after grabbing an offensive rebound.

Neumann would keep the pressure on, however as they held the Hornets to only six first quarter points, their lowest of the season. The Golden Knights maintained a 21-6 advantage as the second quarter started. Wellsboro would cut into the lead slightly, but Neumann kept forcing Hornet turnovers and led 47-21 at the half.

Wellsboro outscored Neumann 17-16 in the third quarter as the Hornets outside shots finally dropped, but Neumann was just too much and would end up with the 79-53 victory.

Senior Michael Pietropola led the Hornets with 13 points and Junior Dawson Prough finished with 10. Lamphier would add seven points, Freshman Quinn Henry pitched in five, Sophomore Alden Weiner had four, Freshman Nic Ingerick and Senior Brieux Thibaut each scored three, and Senior Kieron Smethers, Sophomore Jacob Singer, Sophomore Bryon Callahan, and Freshman Collin Pietropola all finished with two points.

With the loss, the Hornets fall to 12-4 (4-1 NTL Division 1). The team will be back in action on Wednesday, January 28 as they host Troy.


About the Author

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 and You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

Howard Hanna Professionals
Shop Wellsboro Hornet Gear on our BSN Sports Team Store