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North Penn rallies to stun Hornets!
Tuesday night the Wellsboro Lady Hornets faced off against the North Penn Lady Panthers in what many consider one of the top rivalries in Tioga County.
The Hornets played tough from the start showcasing their offense and going on a 13-1 run to start the game. The Hornets took advantage of early mistakes by the Panthers and converted them into easy scoring opportunities.
The Panthers didn’t convert a shot from the floor until just before halftime. At the start of the third quarter the Hornets led 28-9. The Panthers seemed to make a number of adjustments at halftime that helped them close in on the hornets. The Panthers made tough shots down the stretch to cut the lead to just 9 points. As the 4th quarter come about, you could feel the intensity in the room as the crowd roared and both traded tough shots showing the will to win.
Near the end of the 4th quarter with just under 10 seconds left, Panthers forward Meredith Kline drained a game tying shot to knot the game at 49-49. Going into overtime both teams fought hard showing their sense of desperation and determination, neither side wanting the other to come out on top in this rivalry.
It was certainly a night of destiny for the Panthers as they fought back from a tough early deficit to win a dramatic game 63-59.
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