WELLSVILLE — Central Heights High School boys basketball coach Rusty Cannady knows next Tuesday’s sub-state rematch with Wellsville will be different than Tuesday’s regular-season finale in Wellsville.
Central Heights controlled the Eagles in a 51-34 victory.
“Coach [Thatcher[ Decker will have them ready,” Cannady said of the first-round sub-state game 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wellsville. “We will see a different Wellsville team.”
The Central Heights defense suffocated the Eagles.
“We caught Wellsville in a poor shooting night,” Cannady said. “We took advantage of it and capitalized for the win. Grant it, our kids played well on defense.
“Limiting one shot per possession was our goal. We did a pretty good job of that for the most part. In the second half, we might of got a little careless and lazy with the ball.”
Central Heights (11-9) was led by Jordan Horstick with 22 points. Tanner Erhart had 13.
Wellsville (14-6) was paced by Carter Mann with 10 points.
Central Heights (51) — McAfee 3, Beckwith 8, Horstick 22, Erhart 13, Hendron 5.
Wellsville (34) — Breithaupt 4, Silsby 7, Kearney 7, Meyer 5, Mann 10, Dalrymple 1.
Lyndon 64, West Franklin 49
POMONA — West Franklin found the going much tougher in the second half of Tuesday’s 64-49 loss to Lyndon in Pomona.
“We came out and played hard the first half,” West Franklin coach James Spencer said. “We struggled the second half to overcome our mistakes. We settled for shots later in the game and didn’t rebound well.”
Matt Gray paced the Falcons with 15 points.
West Franklin (11-8) is scheduled to play today at home against Marmaton Valley. The Falcons received the fifth seed in next week’s sub-state. West Franklin opens the tourney 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at No. 4 Burlington (13-7).
West Franklin (49) — Reed 3, Duda 9, Eckenroed 2, Peine 2, Rogers 6, Geist 8, Gray 15, Altic 4.
Lyndon (64) — Ramsey 12, Woodruff 8, Parks 2, Sc. Farwell 9, Brechiesen 5, Da. Swinehart 4, Clark 4, Sk. Farwell 2, Jiskra 18.