Girls Basketball: Wellston cools down Nelsonville-York

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In a very physical game between the Wellston Golden Rockets and the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes, the Rockets finished strong in a 57-48 game to get their third win in the TVC-Ohio Conference, and reach a tie for third place in the conference with the Buckeyes.  This win also ended the three game win streak that the Buckeyes brought into the game, and gave them their second loss in 10 games.

The Golden Rockets were able to hold the Buckeyes to a low scoring game, since the Buckeyes were averaging 63 points per game during their three game win streak, beating teams by an average of 28 points per game. However, tonight Wellston made N-Y work for every bucket.

The game was close early, but a run for Wellston at the end of the first half gave them a lead at halftime, scoring 8 points in the last minute of the half.  This run was led by the three-point shooting of Shanea Long, who ended the game with 16 points, and gave the Rockets a 28-20 lead.

Wellston was led by a three-headed monster tonight, with 48 of their 57 points being scored by Taelor Folden, Jordan Davis, and Long.  Folden had 13 points but really dominated on the glass by adding 21 rebounds.  Jordan Davis was clutch from the free throw line, having to take most of the free throws at the end of the game, and ended with 19 points, also adding seven assists.

The Buckeyes were really working well inside with Shelby True and Madison Davis.  True gave the Buckeyes nine points and nine rebounds, with Davis contributing 13 points and 14 rebounds.  Angela Meade added another ten points for the Lady Buckeyes.

When asked if she thinks Wellston has the Buckeyes number, Coach Dalton said “I think it’s a mental aspect,” believing that Wellston just plays the Buckeyes really well.  Coach Dalton mentioned that the next two games against Crooksville and Athens will be difficult games.  In order to win, she thinks that the Buckeyes “gotta come out and not think so much.”

While those next two games could be difficult, the Buckeyes are itching to get back to their winning ways.