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Middle School basketball beats Troy

Middle School basketball beats Troy

By: Ed Weaver  /  February 25, 2016

The Wellsboro Middle School Basketball teams each picked up wins on the road in Troy on Wednesday, February 24.

Girls - Wellsboro 36, Troy 15

The Lady Hornets beat previously unbeaten Troy 36-15. Wellsboro led 10-4 after the first quarter, 16-10 at halftime, and 29-13 after the third. Cathryn Brought had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 assists, Jaime Palmer had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists, Liza Manning had 8 points, and Georgia Macensky had 6 points.

"Our girls did such a fantastic job tonight," said head coach Darrell Morris. "We came up with a plan for this game and the girls executed it to perfection. They have a great scorer and we held her to 9 points. Jaime and Cathryn did such a great job guarding the ball, and Kayla Mengee, Lauren Singer, Chelsea Morris, Georgia Macensky, and Liza Manning did a fantastic job of playing help defense, getting loose balls, and rebounding. Our offense was solid tonight and Georgia made three huge baskets in the second half. I am so proud of our girls for their great effort, teamwork, and how they played together for each other tonight."

In the B game, Wellsboro won 30-2 to move to 9-1 on the year. Jena Boyce had 8 points, Emma Palmer and Sarah Mosher had 6 points each, Breighanna Kemp and Kylie Butler had 4 points each, and Chelsea English had 2 points.

Boys - Wellsboro 49, Troy 26

Joseph Grab scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Hornets to their seventh win of the year. Wellsboro was up 10-6 after the first quarter and 18-12 at the half before exploding for 16 points in the third to put the game out of reach. Billy Lechler scored 15 points and Karter Witmer added 7.

"I thought tonight we played our best defense of the year," said head coach Jason Greenfield. "We also pushed the ball and were able to score some easy baskets in transition. Everybody played well and it was a great team win."

Wellsboro also won the B game 26-16. Will Poirier had a team-high 10 points and Derrick Bolt scored 6.

Both teams will be back in action on Friday, February 26 against Northeast Bradford.


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