Wellsboro girls fall to Hughesville.

By: Brian Fees | Towanda Daily Review | March 1, 2017 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees

 

Wellsboro girls fall to HughesvilleWILLIAMSPORT — The Wellsboro Green Hornets opened the season against Hughesville and saw first hand what the Spartans could do.

On that night Hughesville beat Wellsboro 47-24 to open the year.

In the District 4 semifinals the two teams met again, but this time the Green Hornets were determined to not let Hughesville get going the same way offensively.

Wellsboro did the job defensively, but again couldn't get much going offensively in a 32-24 loss.

"I thought we came in with a good game plan defensively," Wellsboro coach John Davis said. "I told the girls we would hold them in the 30s, but at the end of the day it's who scores the most points."

Wellsboro struggled offensively all game against the Spartans.

"We struggled to take good shots," Davis said. "And, our shots weren't falling when we did get good shots. They (Hughesville) are a good defensive team. I'm proud of our effort."

Wellsboro trailed 12-4 in the first half, but they scored six straight to end the half down 12-10.

In the third quarter, the Green Hornets were outscored to fall behind 21-15.

Emma Poirier had seven points for Wellsboro and Lizzie Poirier had five.

Janessa Davis finished with four points and Rachael Tuttle had three.

Autum Kitajima and Cathryn Brought had two points each and Jessica Grab had one point.

Tuttle had 13 boards and two steals.

Lizzie Poirier had three steals and Davis had two assists, while Emma Poirier had four boards.

Emily Akers led Hughesville with 15 points.

It is on to the third-place game for the Green Hornets now, where they will face the loser of Loyalsock and Mt. Carmel at a time and date to be determined.

Davis knows it's important for the girls to put the loss behind them and get ready for the next game.

"Absolutely, the season is not over," he said. "We are one of just two NTL teams still playing. Win that game and we are going to the big show, the state tournament."

 

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