MASON, W.Va. — Finishing the regular season on a high note.
The Wahama boys basketball team defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Waterford 54-44 Thursday night in Mason County, to close out the regular season with a win.
Waterford (7-13, 4-12 TVC Hocking) out scored the White Falcons (10-12, 7-9) 14-to-8 in the opening period, but Wahama answered back with a 9-to-6 run in the second quarter. The Wildcats clung to a 20-17 halftime advantage.
Wahama gained the one point advantage headed into the finale after out scoring Waterford 14-to-10 in the third period. The Red and White sealed the game with a 22-to-14 spurt in the fourth period, earning the 54-44 victory.
Trenton Gibbs led the White Falcons with 24 points, including the team’s lone three pointer.Hunter Bradley and Wyatt Zuspan scored eight points each, while Jacob Ortiz marked six. Dakota Sisk added four points, Austin Jordan chipped in with three and Hunter Rose added two points, rounding out the Wahama scoring total.
Gibbs, Ortiz and Bradley each had seven rebounds to pace the victors, while Jordan finished with a team-high five assists. Gibbs also led the White Falcon defense with two blocks in the triumph.
Wahama shot 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the free throw line and 23-of-47 (48.9 percent) from the field.
Waterford was led by Brian Moore with 11 points and Cody Paxton with 10, followed by Wyatt Porter with eight. Austin Shriver marked six points, Eli Strahler finished with five, while Austin Bauerbach rounded out the Green and White scoring with four points.
Waterford shot 2-of-5 (40 percent) from the free throw line and 20-of-53 (37.7 percent) from the field. Moore and Strahler each hit one three-pointer in the game.
Wahama honored it’s seniors for taking part in their final home game Thursday night. They are Trenton Gibbs, Preston Hudnall, Austin Jordan, Jacob Ortiz and Dakota Sisk.
The White Falcons will return to action in the sectional semi-final at Buffalo, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Bison have won both contests against Wahama this season, the first on December 14th by a county of 75-56 in Putnam County, and the second on February 15th by a count of 100-67 in Mason County.