Updated Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:45 am
The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes hosted and defeated the Wellston Golden Rockets in an extremely physical game, 72-65.
With 59 fouls called and 92 free throws shot, Wellston put up a fight against the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes were led by sophomore Emmitt Reed, who put up 16 points and six steals, while senior Marc Carter added 10 points.
Wellston was led by seniors Dakota Brown and Justus Ousley, putting up a combined score of 32 points.
The Buckeyes were explosive in the first quarter, contrary to what they have displayed in the past. They put up 13 points, and Reed had four of his total six steals all within the first eight minutes.
They kept up their speed and their ball control through the rest of the game. Emmitt Reed commented on the physicality displayed by the Buckeyes: “We focused a lot during practice. We want the TVC bad.”
Wellston did not show control with the ball or physicality. Ousley was given two-consecutive technical fouls with 2:30 left in the third quarter and was ejected from the game.
Not only did Wellston lose Ousley, they also lost Brown, their top scorer this game. After both these players were out of the game, the Golden Rockets were unable to recover, allowing 46 points in the second half.
This win adds on to the Buckeyes 5 game win streak. Coach Kline called this game “one of the sweetest, ugliest wins I have ever had.”
This now brings N-Y’s record to 13-4. The Buckeyes will take on the Federal Hocking Lancers Saturday night.