POMONA — Wellsville High School jumped out to a big first half lead and never looked back. The Eagle boys trounced West Franklin Thursday in Pomona 60-30 for their second straight win.
Wellsville’s Jackson Dwyer scored 14 of his team-leading 18 points in the first half to help put the team up 42-11 at the break. Teammate Zach Vance scored 13 points, 11 in the first half.
West Franklin was led by Cade Fischer, who scored seven points.
Wellsville (10-7) is set to play league rival Santa Fe Trail (16-1) Monday in Carbondale. The Chargers’ perfect season came to an end Tuesday in a 60-57 loss to Burlington. Both WHS and SFT are in the Perry-Lecompton sub-state.
West Franklin (4-14) is also in that sub-state and is set to host Northern Heights Tuesday in Pomona.
Wellsville (60) - Dwyer 18, Vance 13, Richards 7, O’Neil 7, Ebeck 6, Showalter 4, Kearney 3, Swanson 2.
West Franklin (30) - Fischer 7, N. Hower 5, C. Hower 4, Sink 4, Noyons 3, Schmitz 2, Milliken 2, Norris 2, Hamilton 1.
POMONA — The Lady Eagles got back in the win column Thursday, taking care of business at West Franklin with a 79-31 win.
Wellsville (14-3) is second in its 3A sub-state standings as of Friday, one game behind first-place Jefferson West (15-3). The sub-state tournament is set to be hosted by Perry-Lecompton.
Against West Franklin, WHS lept out to a 25-9 first-quarter lead and 53-17 halftime lead. Wellsville’s Demi Aamold led all scorers with 21 points, 18 of which came in the first half. She and Madie McCoy combined for seven of the team’s 11 three-pointers. Teammate Audrey Ball put up 18 points.
West Franklin was led by Brooke Flory who scored 18 points, all from the field.
Wellsville’s game at Santa Fe Trail was rescheduled for Monday. West Franklin (4-14) is set to host Northern Heights Tuesday.
Wellsville (79) - Aamold 21, Ball 18, McCoy 12, Troutman 5, Showalter 4, Pearson 4, Loudermill 3, Sanders 3, Crist 3, L. McDaniel 3, Newhouse 2.
West Franklin (31) - Flory 18, Shotton 5, Swank 4, Hutchison 4.
The Central Heights High School basketball games at Marais des Cygnes Valley scheduled for Friday in Melvern were cancelled with no make-up date, according to school officials.