Jordyn Abernathy

Jordyn Abernathy drives to the basket during the Lady Hornets loss to Loyalsock on Friday, Feb. 21.

WILLIAMSPORT — The Wellsboro Lady Hornets (12-12) season came to end in the first round of the district playoffs against the top-ranked Loyalsock Lady Lancers (66-28) in a tough matchup against one of the best district four girls basketball teams.

Things didn’t start off great for the Lady Hornets, as Loyalsock used a suffocating full-court press to build an early 6-0 lead behind a slew of forced turnovers and easy transition buckets.

Sarah Mosher was able to get Wellsboro on the board in the first as she hit a 10-foot jumper to bring the score to 6-2, but Loyalsock continued to pour it on in the first as they extended their lead 23-7 to close out the first quarter.

In the second quarter of play, Wellsboro was able to score just 10 points, and Loyalsock continued to extend their lead behind one of the most suffocating defensive efforts the Wellsboro girls have faced all season long. At the end of the first half things looked grim for the Wellsboro girls as the score was pushed to 43-17.

Things didn’t get much better in the second half for the Lady Hornets, who were only able to muster 11 points in the second half as Loyalsock was able to end the game with a 66-28 win.

The Lady Hornets never mailed it in during the game, and knowing they had to take on one of the best teams in the area in a first-round matchup, they still continued to fight until the final buzzer.

Cathryn Brought capped off her stellar senior season with 12 points to lead the Lady Hornets, scoring nearly half of Wellsboro’s points. Both Bailey Monks and Sarah Mosher added four points in the effort to close the books on the 2019-2020 season for the Lady Hornets.

The Wellsboro team will lose their top-scorer in Brought heading into next season, but will return every other starter and a vast majority of their bench.