Lady Hornets win, first time in semis since 2004.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | February 20, 2016 | Photo courtesy Dr. Robert Bair

 

Lady Hornets win, first time in semis since 2004Wellsboro dominated the boards and were able to use that advantage to hold off East Juniata 49-44 in District IV, Class AA girls' basketball action Friday.

Four players had eight rebounds or more for the Hornets while Jada Jackson had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Sarah Ingerick added 14 points, nine boards and three assists as the Lady Hornets jumped out to a 31-23 halftime lead.

Ingerick had 11 of her points in the first half while six different Wellsboro players scored.

East Juniata got rolling in the second half as Laurel Amey, who led EJ with 25 points, had six points in a 14-point third quarter to cut the deficit to 41-37 going into the final frame.

Wellsboro put the clamps on in the fourth, holding East Juniata to just seven points, five of them by Amey, to pull out the win.

Lizzie Poirier added eight points, eight boards and five assists for the Hornets while Rachael Tuttle had six points and 14 rebounds.

Janessa Davis added four points while Alexa Singer and Jessica Grab had two points each.

Elizabeth Weidner and Alana Hick had six points each, Erin Heimbach had three while Alyssa Hibbs scored two points on free throws.

Wellsboro will face second seed Southern Columbia, 44-36 winners over Loyalsock, in the semi-finals at a time, date and place to be named.