WELLSBORO — The Lady Hornets (4-6) were able to top the Cowanesque Valley Indians (5-6) in a close game, 40-34 before facing two of the top teams in the NTL as they went on the road to face the Athens Lady Wildcats (9-1) and the Towanda Lady Black Knights (7-3) where they couldn’t come up with a much needed victory.
Against the Lady Indians the Lady Hornets were propelled by another big game from Cathryn Brought who scored 17 points in a tight game. Emma Coolidge also played a big role in the victory as she netted 12 points for the Hornets during their fourth win of the season.
Wellsboro was able to use a big first quarter scoring-outburst to push out to a 17-7 lead, but the Lady Indians came roaring back in the next two quarters to bring the game to 30-27 with only one quarter left to play.
The Lady Hornets were able to hold on and weather the storm as they came out of the game with a 40-34 win against the Indians.
Cowanesque Valley was led by another strong scoring night for Makayla Vargeson who also scored 17 points on the night during the loss.
In their next bout against the top team in the NTL the Athens Lady Wildcats, buckets were hard to come by for the Lady Hornets.
When Brought got into foul trouble early, the Lady Hornets offense became stagnant, and were only able to score eight points going into the second half of play.
Wellsboro looked poise to attempt a comeback after a 19-point third quarter, but were unable to keep the momentum going in the fourth and Athens blew the game out on a 17-6 run in the fourth that gave them 50-33 victory.
Brought scored 19 points in the loss and Bailey Monks added eight points as well.
In their next action they took on the Towanda Lady Black Knights in their first matchup of the season.
The Lady Black Knight were able to outlast the Hornets in a tight contest by a score of 59-50.
The Lady Hornets were almost able to make a push in the final quarter after a slow third, and outscored the Lady Black Knigts 17-13 in the final frame, but it was too little too late for the Lady Hornets.
Brought continues to be the leader for the Lady Hornets on offense, as she scored 19 points in the effort.
Emma Brandenburg also had a strong night with eight points for the Hornets.
The Wellsboro girl’s season has been up and down to this point, and have neither won more than two games in a row this season or lost more than two games in a row.
They will look to get things back on track as they face Wyalusing (4-7) and Troy (2-8) in a much easier stretch of games over the next week.