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Top-Seeded Wellsville Rolls by Bridgeport

February 12, 2014
By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WELLSVILLE - Top-seeded Wellsville did nothing to tarnish that lofty ranking Tuesday night.

The homestanding Tigers (18-1) rolled past No. 4 Bridgeport 90-55 in a Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys' Basketball Championships Class 2A semifinal tournament game.

Winning for the 11th consecutive time, Wellsville jumped out to a 14-5 lead after eight minutes, but the Tigers were just warming up. They outscored the Bulldogs (12-8) by a 23-11 margin in the second quarter for a 37-16 bulge at the break.

"We wanted to try and slow down their fastbreak," Bridgeport coach Donnie Cash said. "We stressed all week about getting two guards back (on defense), but No. 0 (Camden Douglas) pushed the ball up the floor and found the open people. They were off to the races after that."

Indeed they were, and Douglas was the ring leader. The 6-foot-3 silky smooth senior posted a triple-double with a game-best 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He was joined in double figures by a trio of teammates as Nate Scott and Jordan Sloan had 19 each, while Seth Bradford contributed 16. That accounted for all but nine Tigers points.

"They've got a very good basketball team," Cash said. "They run the floor very well."

Wellsville, which went 16 of 36 from the floor in the first half, liked the other end of the court to its liking a little better in the second half when it connected on 22 of 34.

Parker Dyson scored 16 of his team-leading 18 points in the second half for the Bulldogs. J.C. Cash chipped in 15.

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