NTL BOYS BASKETBALL: HORNETS LOSE IN OVERTIME AT WYALUSING
(2024-02-08)Northern Tier WEST Sports Report
WYALUSING — The host Rams used a 21-point fourth quarter to force overtime with Wellsboro and doubled the Hornets up in the extra frame to earn a 63-59 upset win.
The Hornets led 10-7 after the first quarter but the Rams outscored Wellsboro 15-12 in the 2nd to knot the game up at 22-all heading into the break. Wellsboro edged Wyalusing 14-12 in the third quarter to regain the lead at 36-34 heading into the final frame.
In the last quarter, the Rams hit eight field goals to outscore Wellsboro 21-19 to force overtime. Wyalusing doubled up Wellsboro 8-4 in the overtime period, with six of their eight points coming from the foul line, to score the win.
Senior Hayes Campbell tied his career-high with 25 points, 19 of them coming in the 2nd half, while grabbing 16 rebounds for his 7th career double-double. Sophomore Aaron Kirk added nine points off the bench, senior Ian Hoose pitched in with eight points to go along with four rebounds, senior Caden Smith and junior Mitchel Lechler each finished with 6 points and sophomore Luke Rothermel rounded out the scoring with five points.
Smith added 6 rebounds and 5 assists while Rothermel had five assists and grabbed four boards and Lechler made two steals.
Trehnon Hugo led the Rams with 20 points and Parker Petlock added 17.
The loss drops the Hornets to 12-7 overall on the season. They finish the NTL season 10-6. The team is back in action Saturday evening at Loyalsock.
PHOTOS: Chris Manning