Waterford Glides Through Southern

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With four minutes left in the fourth quarter and a score of 49-52, Travis Pottmeyer spots up and silences Southern’s crowd with a huge three. This expanded Waterford’s lead to six and the Wildcats didn’t look back with a 16-4 run to finish the fourth. Waterford would leave Southern with the 68-53 win.

Waterford wasn’t the only one that went on a huge run in this one. To even have the score so close in the fourth, Southern had to have a little magic of its own. The Tornadoes went on a 18-4 run to end the third and into the fourth quarter. Weston Thorla went off during this run. He was money from deep with 9 of his 13 points during this run.

Coach Simms said that “Twenty had to move to it and pop so we wanted him to put it on the floor.” Coach was referring to Thorla who was a big treat that Waterford needed to limit so they had to “drive them off the line.”

This game was all about big runs, both Southern and Waterford made runs and Coach Simms wasn’t happy that Waterford let the Tornadoes make runs, but was happy about how they responded. “I wasn’t happy about the runs they made but I am happy about how we were able to respond to and make runs of our own.”

The Wildcats started the game off slow, shooting an abysmal 4-of-17 from the field. Southern took advantage of the lackluster start to go up 18-10 after the first quarter.

Waterford would pick it up with a 22-5 run in the second, led by Travis Pottmeyer’s nine points with the team shooting 9-17 in the second quarter to help them get the 23-32 lead going into half.

This game was a shootout and Waterford’s Travis Pottemeyer’s led the way with 24 points and Tyler Mccutcheon added 18 points. Crenson Rogers and Weston Thorla both finished with 13 points for Southern.

In TVC-Hocking play, the Waterford Wildcats are (8-0) and improve to (8-3) overall. The Wildcats will be at Federal Hocking on Friday. The Southern Tornadoes (6-6) will be up against Trimble on Friday as well.