Reese's three lifts Wellsboro past Octorara
WELLSBORO - Down two with the clock winding down, Matt Reese hit a game-winning three at the buzzer to lift Wellsboro past Octorara 65-64 on Saturday afternoon.
Facing a Class AAA team from the Philadelphia area, the Green Hornets got a three-point try from Kieron Smethers in the final seconds. The shot came up short, but Wellsboro got the offensive rebound and got it back to Reese who caught the ball with three seconds left and put up the winner over two defenders.
"One thing we tried to do this year is strengthen our schedule up a little bit," Wellsboro coach Todd Outman said. "We are fortunate enough to be able to play a team like this that has a bunch of athletes and is probably the quickest team we will see. It was good to learn how to finish games off when it's down to the wire."
Jordan Jackson led Wellsboro with 16 points and nine assists and Mike Pietropola had 13 points as four Green Hornets scored in double figures.
Dylan Prough and Joe Doganiero each added 10 points for Wellsboro, with Prough getting seven rebounds in the game.
Reese had nine points and 10 assists for Wellsboro and Smethers had seven points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
Shawn Devlin led Octorara with 18 points.
Wellsboro hosts Liberty on Monday.
Sullivan 76, CMVT 32
The Griffins got 24 points, six assists, nine steals and seven rebounds from Kelby Mullen as they picked up the victory on Saturday.
Mullen was 11-for-14 from the field in the game and Derek wilkins had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Connor Wylie had 14 points in the win and Zach Meyer had eight points, while Bob Polcrack and Lucas Hatton each had six points. Hatton added four assists and four steals.
Adam Szklanka had two points and six assists.
Dylan Larkin led CMVT with nine points.
Sullivan County won the JV game 50-18 with Sean Flannery leading the Griffins with 16.
The Griffins host St. John Neumann on Tuesday.