Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wellsville Tigers Open Season With Nail Biting Win

Friday - December 2: The WHS Tigers opened their new season at home this past Friday with nail biting win over backyard rival Beaver Local. The Tigers starting five consisted of one senior and four sophomores. Some of those underclassmen showed varsity jitters which led some fans with defeatist attitudes sitting in the stands. Beaver Local had a boat load of seniors with gobs of varsity experience. When senior Josh Carter fouled out of the game late in the fourth quarter there were five sophomores on the floor. Carter was in foul trouble late in the second quarter. It happens to players just coming out of the football season.

We told one nervous fan that he has to remember that most of those sophomores played on last year's undefeated Freshmen team. They don't get intimidated. They won't quit. They will play hard until the clock runs out and that's what they did.

With just seconds to go they had a slim lead and held on until the whistle, pulling out a 2-point victory to open the season. The final score was Wellsville 70-68. It was exciting.

The Tigers return to action Friday night out at Southern Local. The action starts at 6 PM when the Wellsville Reserves look to even their season record after dropping their opening game to the Beavers.

Good Luck Tigers...

ole nib

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