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Jan 24, 2022

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local boys basketball got one of its best wins of the season as it drubbed Wellsville on Saturday, 74-58.
Sky Pappas recorded a team-high 19 points and fellow Beaver Brady Smith chipped in with 14.
The Beavers (10-6) drained 10 three-pointers in the contest and held a 44-24 halftime lead.
“I thought for a week now that we’ve been playing really good basketball. The locker room is really coming together. I think that’s a big key for us and loving what we’re doing,” Beavers coach Nick Miller said.
Pappas led the Beavers’ charge in the opening quarter with nine points and connected on a pair of threes.
“He’s crucial for us at the beginning of games. He gets the offense rolling,” Miller said about Pappas.
Wellsville (9-5) got 23 points from Jaxon Brewer and Eddie Stock chimed in with 15.
But, the Beavers clamped down on defense and forced plenty of turnovers, which led to some easy buckets.
“It was kind of the same approach in the Liverpool game. We wanted them to make us come out and get them. If they weren’t going to then we were going to play passing lanes and make their life as hard as possible,” Miller explained.
Pappas thought it was key for Beaver to crowd the middle of the floor against Wellsville’s powerful offensive talent.
“Rotating together helped and we guarded the middle. Jaxon Brewer is real nice in the middle. We just wanted to make sure we kept him out and not allow him to get the ball,” Pappas said.
Brewer was limited to just six points in the first half, before he erupted for an additional 17 points in the second half.
With the OHSAA tournament draw taking place on Feb. 6, Pappas is ready for his Beavers to play strong basketball down the final stretch of regular season games. He also took a vital piece of information from the victory over Wellsville.
“No matter who goes in the game everyone is the same. We don’t lose anything. Our subs are just as good as the people starting. We have a strong bench and lineup,” Pappas noted.
In the jayvee game, Beaver won 58-26. Beaver’s Ethan Stephenson scored 13 points. Mike McKenzie added 10 for the victors. For Wellsville, Dontry Wilcox posted nine points.
Wellsville hosts Columbiana on Tuesday and Beaver Local will play in a Buckeye 8 tournament game on Saturday.
Game notes
¯Beaver has won four straight games.
¯ Despite the loss, the Tigers have won six of their past nine games.
WELLSVILLE: 19-5-17-17–58
BEAVER LOCAL:23-21-10-20–74
WELLSVILLE SCORING: Eddie Stock 5 5-6 15, Jaxon Brewer 9 5-7 23, Josiah Santiago 2 1-2 7, Isaiah Greathouse 4 0-0 11, Gavin Kountz 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 21, 11-15: 58.
BEAVER SCORING: Sky Pappas 7 1-2 19, Brady Smith 6 2-3 14, Ethan Agnew 3 3-5 11, Logan Blissenbach 5 0-0 10, Austin Cline 4 4-6 16, Ethan Stephenson 1 0-0 2, Owen Beinak 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 27, 10-16: 74.
Three-pointers: Wellsville 5 (Greathouse 3, Santiago 2), Beaver 10 (Pappas 4, Cline 4, Agnew 2).
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