MASON, W.Va. — Sometimes the third quarter is the charm.
The Wahama boys basketball team took a double-digit lead after out scoring Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble 25-13 in the third period of Tuesday night’s 63-55 WHS victory in Mason County.
The Tomcats (9-11, 7-7 TVC Hocking) scored 13 points over the first eight minutes of play, while holding Wahama (7-10, 6-8) to just six points. The White Falcons were able to get things going in the second period, as they scored 18 points. Trimble marked 12 points in the second and held the 25-24 advantage at the midway point.
The White Falcons rallied to not only take the lead, but expand it to double-digits with a 25-13 run. Trimble scored 17 in the fourth quarter but WHS marked 14 to seal the 63-55 victory.
Austin Jordan led Wahama with 20 points, including four triples, followed by Wyatt Zuspan with 13 points, with a trio of three pointers. Trenton Gibbs and Hunter Bradley each marked 12 points, while Jacob Ortiz chipped in with three. Hunter Rose contributed two points, while Dakota Sisk had one to round out the White Falcons scoring. Wahama shot 8-of-16 from the free throw line for 50 percent.
Couch led the Tomcats with 14 points followed by Wyatrt Bragg with 11. Konner Standley and Austin Downs each marked 10 points , while Jacob Koons finished with six. Dallas Slack and Wyatt Deak each finished with two points, rounding out the THS total. Trimble was 2-of-4 from the free throw line, equaling 50 percent.
The season series ends in a split, as Trimble won the first match up 62-59 on January 8th in Glouster.
Wahama snaps a two-game losing skid with the victory, while improving to 6-1 in Mason this season.