Wellsville 48 Wayland-Cohocton 40
Al Best took over the reigns as skipper of the Wayland-Cohocton girls basketball program & saw his club open the season on the short side of a 48-40 count in Allegany County as the Golden Eagles fell to non-league opponent Wellsville. Best & company experienced a common problem that many other teams will have this year as well, & that is “stopping Lady Lions stand-out Rayanna Anderson”. The senior guard put on a spurt in the 3rd quarter that would lead the Lions on a 29-15 run to finish the contest as she pumped in a career high 27 points.
Wayland-Cohocton held a 6 point lead at the half by a score of 25-19. First year skipper Al Best commented, ” we played very well at times, & there were other times when we didn’t. Anderson made some nice moves on us in that 2nd half, & Wellsville showed they have a nice team. We obviously have some things to work on as we move forward.” Wellsville (1-0) also saw Amy Lorshbaugh score 10 points in the opening night victory for the orange & black. The Lions visit Salamanca on Friday (Dec. 4) night.
For the Golden Eagles ( 0-1) Alex Button led the way with 13 points, Megan McAllister netted 7, Kadeynn McInnis scored 6, Ashlee Schumacher 5, Leaha Langerman 4, Mikaela Nielsen 3, & Madison Gregorius 2. Wayland-Cohocton is back in action on Monday (Dec. 7) when they host Geneseo at “the Nest” in a girls-boys varsity double-header.