MASON, W.Va. — Isaac Lee tallied a season high 32 points and hauled down 11 rebounds in leading the Wahama White Falcons to a 76-64 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division win over visiting Miller Tuesday evening on the locals home floor.
Lee led a quartet of WHS double figure scorers with Austin Jordan notching 14 markers, Wyatt Zuspan 11 points and Hunter Oliver with 10 in the Bend Area teams’ league triumph.
The White Falcons used a 13-0 offensive spurt to begin the final period to erase a one-point edge by Miller before sealing the victory with eight consecutive foul shots over the final 1:12 of the contest.
The win moved the Bend Area teams overall record to 5-7 on the year while pushing its TVC Hocking Division slate to 4-4 on the year. Miller falls to 3-7 overall and 2-6 inside the conference following the 12 point setback.
The contest was tied on seven occasions with the lead changing hands a total of 12 times before the White Falcons pulled away with its 13-0 fourth quarter spurt. Wahama constructed an eight point 51-43 late in the third period only to have Miller score the final nine points of the quarter to gain a 52-51 advantage with eight minutes to play.
Lee totaled five points with Zuspan collecting three and two apiece from Austin Jordan and D,J, Gibbs during the opening minutes of the final stanza as Wahama opened up a 64-52 edge. Miller closed the deficit to seven on two occasions as WHS experienced difficulty from the free throw stripe but Coach Mike Wolfe’s cagers righted the ship from the charity line to cash in on all eight opportunities during the stretch run to come away with the win.
Wahama shot a blistering 59 percent from the floor and a disappointing 48 percent from the foul line while Miller connected on 39 percent from the field and 55 percent from the free throw stripe. Wahama claimed a 37-28 edge in rebounds with Oliver collecting 10 in addition to Lee’s 11 boards. The White Falcons committed 19 turnovers as compared to 15 ball-handling mistakes by the visitors.
Miller was paced in scoring by Chase Glenaman with 17 markers followed by Elijah Rader and Hunter Starlin with 13 apiece and Skylar hook with 12.
The White Falcons now prepare for a pair of home contests against the TVC Hocking Division leaders with South Gallia visiting the Bend Area on Friday and Southern on Tuesday.
Wahama 76, Miller 64
M 15-24-13-12 — 64
W16-20-15-25 — 76
MILLER (3-7, 2-6 TVC Hocking): Chase Glenaman 6 1-1 17, Elijah Rader 6 0-0 13, Hunter Starlin 6 0-0 13, Skyler Hook 5 2-6 12, Dakota Bond 2 0-0 5, Stephan McGrath 1 2-2 4, Garrett Sinifit 0 0-0 0, Jake Walters 0 0-0 0, TOTALS: 26 5-9 64. Three-point goals: 7 (Glenaman 4, Bond, Rader, Starlin).
WAHAMA (5-7, 4-4 TVC Hocking): Isaac lee 13 6-13 32, Austin Jordan 4 3-4 14, Wyatt Zuspan 5 1-6 11, Hunter Oliver 5 0-2 10, Tyler Roush 1 5-6 7, D.J. Gibbs 1 0-0 2, Jacob Ortiz 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 29 15-31 76. Three-point goals: 3 (Jordan 3).