MASON, W.Va. — All bad things must come to an end too.
The Wahama boys basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid by picking up its first win of the 2012-13 campaign Tuesday night following a 61-51 decision over visiting Eastern in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The White Falcons (1-2, 1-1 TVC Hocking) battled for a small 11-10 advantage after eight minutes of play, then the hosts erupted with a 23-14 charge in the second canto to secure comfortable 34-24 cushion headed into the intermission.
The Eagles (1-4, 1-3) were never within striking distance the rest of the way, as WHS used a small 15-14 spurt in the third canto to claim a sizable 49-38 lead headed into the finale. EHS closed regulation with a small 13-12 run, but never came closer than two possessions — allowing the hosts to secure the 10-point triumph.
Wahama connected on 26-of-49 field goal attempts for an impressive 53 percent and also sank 6-of-12 free throws for 50 percent. The Eagles, conversely, made 18-of-58 shot attempts for 31 percent and also made 11-of-19 charity tosses for 58 percent.
Austin Jordan led the White Falcons with 15 points, followed by Trenton Gibbs with a double-double effort of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Hunter Bradley chipped in 13 points to the winning cause, while Jacob Ortiz added eight markers.
Dakota Sisk had six points for the victors, while Wyatt Zuspan and Derek Hysell respectively rounded out the scoring with four points and one marker. Gibbs had team-bests of seven steals, five assists and three blocks. Bradley also dished out five assists for the hosts.
Max Carnahan paced the Eagles with a game-high 29 points, followed by Troy Gantt with 10 points and a team-high six boards. Zakk Heaton was next with seven points, while Cameron Richmond and Christian Speelman each chipped in two markers. Kirk Pullins rounded out the scoring with one point.