MASON, W.Va. — A 35-25 first half run ultimately made all the difference for visiting Waterford Tuesday night following a 68-57 victory over the Wahama boys basketball team in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The host White Falcons (0-1, 0-1 TVC Hocking) trailed 18-13 after eight minutes of play, then the Wildcats (3-0, 2-0) followed with 17-12 surge in the second canto to take a double-digit lead into the intermission.
Waterford continued that momentum into the second half, as the guests used a 14-12 third quarter run to claim a 49-37 edge. Wahama closed regulation on a small 20-19 run, but never came closer than three possessions the rest of the way.
Hunter Rose led Wahama with a game-high 25 points, followed by Wyatt Zuspan with 15 points and Ben Foreman with seven markers.
Derek Hysell was next with five points, Michael Hendricks contributed three markers and Brent Larck rounded out the scoring with two points.
Wahama was 9-of-11 at the free throw line for 82 percent, while the Wildcats sank 14-of-18 charity tosses for 78 percent.
Wyatt Porter led Waterford with 20 points, followed by Tanner Pottmyer with 13 points. Both Cody Paxton and Trystan Crawford chipped in 10 points apiece to the winning cause as well.
The Wahama game scheduled for Friday night with visiting Trimble has been moved to Monday, Dec. 23, due to the Tomcats late playoff run during football season. That contest will have a JV tip time of 6 p.m.