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OSSIAN â€” It was a tale of two halves at Norwellâ€™s opening-round sectional game between Whitko and Bellmont Tuesday night.
The Wildcats opened up the first half scoring a slim four points, but tore the game open in the final two quarters, multiplying their score by more than 10 and topping the Braves, 41-35.
â€śWe came out and played with a sense of urgency,â€ť Whitko head coach Scott Wessel said. â€śAt halftime, I just told them to go out and play hard.â€ť
While the Wildcatsâ€™ offensive turn-around was impressive, Wessel touted the teams stingy defense, that only allowed two points in the third quarter.
â€śOur defensive intensity was much better in the third quarter,â€ť Wessel said. â€śWe were great.â€ť
With a 16-4 deficit going into the locker room at halftime, Whitko went on a 17-0 run with buckets from Stephen Bennett, Trey Weber, Gabe Powell, Cole Kessie and Alex Stoddard.
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