Wellsboro suffers first loss, falls to Lewisburg; Griffins roll past Hughesville
MONTOURSVILLE - The Wellsboro Green Hornets suffered their first loss of the season, falling in the final of the Montoursville Tournament to Lewisburg, 43-38.
The Green Hornets fell behind 14-6 after one quarter, but outscored Lewisburg 15-10 in the second to cut the deficit to 24-21 at the half.
It was a two-point Green Dragons lead entering the fourth, but Lewisburg held Wellsboro to seven in the final quarter.
Joey Doganiero led Wellsboro with eight and Dylan Prough and Kieron Smethers had seven points each, while Jordan Jackson and Matt Reese each had six points. Mike Pietropola had four points for Wellsboro in the game.
Sam Allen led Lewisburg with 19 in the game. Jackson was named to the all-tournament team.
NORTH PENN TOURNAMENT
Canton 52, Galeton 42
The Warriors advanced to the final with a victory. Canton outscored Galeton 34-18 in the first half on their way to the win.
Emmett Watson led Canton with 19 and Eddie Larcom had 18 in the victory.
Tim Bassett had eight points for the Warriors and Jesse Lattimer finished with three points, while Wes Moore and Chris Whitehead each had two points.
Rick McNett led Galeton with 14 and Bob Williams had eight, while Dakota Shadle finished with seven points.
North Penn 71, Liberty 49
The Panthers took a 10-2 lead after one quarter on their way to reaching the final of their tournament.
Cody Crum led North Penn with 19 and Kaynen Arrendondo had 15, while Ryan Bogaczyk had 12 in the victory.
Brad Brubaker had seven points for the Panthers and Dylan Rudinski and Andrew Craig had four points each.
Dayton Wood and Nick Mahonski each had three points for North Penn and Jordan Orantes and Brandon Carlson both finished with two points.
Jacob Spring led Liberty with 12 and Cody Schmouder and J.J. Walker each had 10.
Dalton Litzelman had seven for Liberty and Tyler Upham finished with five, while Cody Fritz and Dylan Ford had two and Kenny Kreger had one point.
The final for the girls is at 6 p.m. today as Blairsville plays North Penn and Canton and North Penn play in the boys final at 7:30.
Sullivan County 63, Hughesville 25
After a close first quarter in which Sullivan County led 15-11, the Griffins blew the game open the next two quarters, outscoring Hughesville 36-8.
"Hughesville is a good team, they are going to bounce back from this," Sullivan County coach Glenn Vaughan said. "Tonight was just an example of us firing on all cylinders and them struggling to score. I thought we played very well and when things started going our way Hughesville struggled handling the momentum.
"We had a guy with 19, a guy with 13 and we scored 63 as a team, so that's pretty good ball movement. Hughesville is going to bounce back, but right now I'm just happy that our guys were able to play well and finish December undefeated."
Kelby Mullen led the Griffins with 19 and Derek Wilkins had 13, with Mullen shooting 9-for-12 from the field and Wilkins was 6-for-8.
Mullen added five assists and Wilkins had six boards.
"I think our guys prepared well and our coaching staff did a good job preparing them in practice and the guys took that and ran with it," Vaughan said. "No matter what defense they were in, we were able to get the shots we wanted."
Sean Flannery had nine points, on three threes, and Zach Meyer had eight points, while Lucas Hatton had six points and Conner Wylie finished with four points in the game.
Bob Polcrack finished with three points for the Griffins in the victory. Wylie added seven boards and five assists.
Sullivan County won the JV game 49-37 with Flannery scoring 21.
The Griffins host CMVT on Wednesday.