The Wellsville-Middleton varsity girls basketball team probably hasn't won as many games as it would have liked this season, but on Wednesday all the teams' hard work and long hours paid off.
Specifically, in the second round of the Clopton Tournament the Lady Tiger's found a way to edge out Winfield 46-45. This comes after losing to Clopton 60-24 in round one on Monday. Wellsville-Middleton next plays in the consolation round of this event against Louisiana today at 4:30 p.m.
In other second round girls' contests on Wednesday, Louisiana beat right City 39-36, Monroe City downed Silex 76-36 and Clopton stopped Elsberry 39-9. Clopton and Monroe City square off for the championship today at 7:30 p.m and at 6 p.m. Elsberry and Silex play for third place.
In the first round of the boys' brackets on Tuesday, the Tigers grabbed leads of 21-15 in the first quarter and 39-22 at the half to defeat Winfield 67-53. Wellsville-Middletown's greatest advantage came when it outscored Winfield 18-7 in the second, which it then followed by getting outdone 19-17 in the third and 12-11 in the fourth.
Guiding this offensive journey for the Tiger's was Seth Oliver with a team-high 19 points, Jacob Ussery scored 14 and Ben Burton gave an eight-point performance. Adam Shaw, Josh Christian and Tyler Bunch also added six points each and scoring four was Adam Maybee.
The Tiger's next took the floor on Thursday against Louisiana in the second round of this tourney. The winner then plays in the finals on Saturday at 7 p.m. against either Monroe City or Clopton.
In other boys' first round competition on Tuesday, Louisiana downed Wright City 60-24, Clopton clobbered Barat 62-49 and Monroe City dominated Silex 56-15.