Monday, December 26, 2011
Wellsville Men's Basketball At 3&4 Going Into Holiday Break
It took the all senior classmen from East Liverpool nearly three full quarters to realize that the much younger Wellsville Tigers were not going to simply hand them a win. East Liverpool started five seniors in last Thursday's basketball game in the Tiger'S Den. The Tigers had one senior and four sophomores making up their starting five. At times there were five Tiger 10th Graders on the court.
The Tigers made a game of it. At the end of one quarter they only trailed by a score of 21-18. In the second they matched the Potters point for point with 19 each. Going in the locker room at the half the Tigers were only trailing a team that came to town undefeated on the season by 3 points. In the first part of the 3rd the Tigers pulled ahead of the Potters by a slim margin a couple of times before the Blue & White woke up. Before the quarter closed out the Potters out scored Wellsville 24-13 in the third. It took them that long for all that experience to pay off.
East Liverpool held on to that margin plus one to win the game by a final of 80-65. They only out scored Wellsville by one point in the fourth. The Tigers fought to the final buzzer. Except for Senior Josh Carter they may be young playing at the Varsity level but they are competitors. They don't quit.
The Reserves also lost to East Liverpool by a score of 52-46. A couple of more minutes it may have been a different outcome in that first game.
Wellsville returns to action Thursday, January 6, when they host Western Reserve. The JVs tip-off at 6 PM.
Good Luck Tigers...
Posted by ************* at 4:57 PM