MASON, W.Va. — Visiting Belpre broke away from 35-all tie through three quarters of play with an 18-11 charge down the stretch to secure a 53-46 decision over the Wahama boys basketball team Friday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The White Falcons (2-6, 1-4 TVC Hocking) kept pace with the Golden Eagles (4-6, 4-2) through three quarters of play, as the hosts trailed 10-9 after eight minutes of play before rallying in the second canto with a 15-13 run to claim a 24-23 edge at the intermission.
Belpre — which outscored WHS 30-22 after the break — used a small 12-11 third quarter spurt to knot the game up at 35, then closed regulation with its seven-point swing to wrap up the three-possession outcome.
Trenton Gibbs led the hosts with 14 points, followed by Wyatt Zuspan with 11 points and Hunter Bradley with eight markers. Austin Jordan chipped in six points, while Jacob Ortiz added four markers. Derek Hysell had two points in the losing effort, while Dakota Sisk rounded out the scoring with one point.
Nick Therriault paced Belpre with a game-high 17 points, followed by Bryce Pittenger with 14 points and Dakota Hoffman with 13 markers.