Cavalry Lutheran's Luke Allen hit 10 field goals and went 3-for-5 from the free throw line to post 23 points on Friday at the Wellsville-Middletown's varsity boys basketball homecoming game.
Even though on most nights that'd be enough to grab the attention of any team, Tiger's could've cared less because Jacob Ussery was blowing up to score 40 and lead his team to a 91-61 victory.
"Senior Jacob Ussery had a career high tonight, scoring his 40th point in the fourth quarter. The boys rallied around him all night long," said coach Darin Sehlke. "The best thing about the 40 point performance is that his team mates are more proud and excited about it than he is. I think that shows a lot about how much of a team these guys are becoming down the stretch."
Lost in the commotion of it all, Seth Oliver and Ben Burton also came through for the Tiger's with 16 points each, Tyler Bunch scored 11 and Adam Maybee added six points. Tommy Wing also went 2-for-3 from the free throw line.
"The boys really came to play tonight. They were feeding off each and the loud home crowd," Sehlke said. "We started the game getting inside touches. This opened up our outside shots, which they knocked down."
Cavalry didn't have a whole lot more going on in the way of memorable performances, but Alex Flannigan did manage 12 points, Colin Bernskoetter had seven points and adding three points each were Ray Eickmeyer and Jimmie Waymeyer.
For the game, Wellsville-Middletown's hit 27 field goals, including 11 three-pointers, and went 26-for-37 from the free throw line. Cavalry, on the other hand, was 7-for-12 from the charity stripe and made 18 two-point shots and six three-pointers.
In a contest that ended with both squads scoring 16 in the fourth, the Tigers outscored Cavalry in every other quarter. This includes 24-11 in the first, 26-18 in the second and 25-16 in the third.
Wellsville-Middletown is at Community R-6 on Friday for the Trojan's Homecoming game.