The Wellsville High School girls basketball team caught fire in the second half at Central Heights.
The Eagles rebounded from a four-point second quarter to score 32 points in the second half Friday to topple the Vikings, 46-40. It was Wellsville’s third straight victory.
Wellsville opened the second half with a 7-0 spurt and kept the pressure on with its press. The game was nip-and-tuck the rest of the way.
The Eagles pulled within 33-32 at the end of the third quarter. Central Heights never regained the lead after Wellsville’s quick four-point burst to start the fourth quarter.
Wellsville had three players in double figures. The Eagles were led by senior Darcy Bonzo with 12 points. Erica McTaggart and Ashley Sparks netted 11 each.
The Vikings had two players in double figures. Central Heights was led by sophomore Sydney Meyer with 17 points. Brianna Erhart had 10.
Wellsville coach Brock Campbell said the Eagles played with more passion and executed better in the second half.
“We hit open shots,” he said. “We took care of the ball. We hit free throws.”
Wellsville was nine of 12 from the line in the second half.
“It was a good back-and-forth game with a lot of mistakes made by both teams,” Central Heights coach Scott Lane said. “Our defense was hit and miss especially in the first three minutes of the game and the first three minutes of the second half. In those six minutes, we lost the game.
“We did a decent job the rest of the game but we have got to do a lot better job of mentally and physically being ready to start the game and start the second half.
“We have the tools in place and we are getting better, but we have to be better conditioned physically and mentally to put together a complete 32-minute game.”
Central Heights (5-10) plays Tuesday at Prairie View. Wellsville (6-9) plays Tuesday at Anderson County.
Wellsville (46) — Bonzo 12, McTaggart 11, Sparks 11, Kayhill 6, Geist 4, Newhouse 2.
Central Heights (40) — Erhart 10, Meyer 17, Stegner 4, Markley 4, Hayward 3, Kraus 2.
Lebo 43, West Franklin 32
POMONA — Turnovers and fouls plagued West Franklin Friday in a 43-32 loss to Lebo in Pomona.
“We played well, but once again had a tough time with fouls,” West Franklin coach Kyle Conley said. “Offensively we executed fairly well. We still had too many turnovers. I am proud of how hard my girls played.
“We are getting better every night. I would also like to thank our band for the support that they provided for the girls during the game.”
Sierra Miller led the Falcons with 11 points.
West Franklin plays Tuesday at Madison.
Lebo (43) — Holmes 10, Scott 2, Sloan 5, Hodges 16, Weiss 3, Ables 2, Williams 1.
West Franklin (32) — Reed 3, Shaffer 8, Whittington 2, Flory 4, Yelland 4, Miller 11.