Wahama turns back Fighting Irish, 67-47


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Wahama freshman Alex Hardwick finishes a fast break with a layup, during the White Falcons’ March 20 victory over Hannan on Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va.

Wahama freshman Alex Hardwick finishes a fast break with a layup, during the White Falcons’ March 20 victory over Hannan on Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va.


Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

MASON, W.Va. — A total team win.

All-7 White Falcons eligible for Tuesday’s non-conference game at Gary Clark Court scored at least three points, as the Wahama boys basketball knocked off Huntington St. Joseph by a 67-47 count.

The White Falcons — who fell to the Fighting Irish 58-56 in the second game of the season — trailed 11-10 eight minutes into Tuesday’s bout. Wahama soared into the lead with an 18-to-9 second period, and headed into the half on top 28-20.

The hosts outscored the Fighting Irish outscored 17-to-13 in the third quarter, and went into the finale up 45-33. Wahama closed the 67-47 win with a 22-to-14 period.

The Red and White made 28-of-65 (43.1 percent) field goal attempts, including 9-of-27 (33.3 percent) three-point tries. Meanwhile, St. Joseph hit 16 two-pointers, and a pair of triples. At the foul line, WHS was 2-for-8 (25 percent), while SJHS was 9-for-14 (64.3 percent).

Collectively, the White Falcons recorded 27 defensive rebounds, nine offensive boards, 21 assists, 12 steals and one rejection. Wahama turned the ball over 11 times, four less than the Fighting Irish.

Ethan Gray and Josiah Lloyd led the White Falcons with 16 points apiece, with Gray earning team-highs of 11 rebounds and eight steals, and Lloyd claiming the team’s lone block. Bryce Zuspan scored 15 points and claimed a team-best six assists, while Isaac Roush finished with seven points. Michael VanMatre was next with six points, followed by Alex Hardwick with four, and Brennan Grate with three.

Caden Ehirim paced the guests with 20 points, followed by Phillip Ignatiadis with 13, and Christian Layne with 11. Marshall Reynolds rounded out the Fighting Irish total with three points.

The White Falcons are set to wrap up the regular season at home on Wednesday against Wayne.

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Wahama freshman Alex Hardwick finishes a fast break with a layup, during the White Falcons’ March 20 victory over Hannan on Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/04/web1_4.15-WAH-Hardwick.jpgWahama freshman Alex Hardwick finishes a fast break with a layup, during the White Falcons’ March 20 victory over Hannan on Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va. Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.