On Tuesday night, the Ellwood City Wolverines defeated Hopewell 59-50 in a hard fought, hard won game. The victory capped a successful back-to-back victory for Ellwood City basketball squads against the Vikings as the girls were also victorious Monday.
Seniors Nick D’Itri, Ricie Scott and Trey Moses were honored. The home field and Senior Night advantages gave the Wolverines the morale boost they needed to shut out Hopewell in the second half.
The first quarter was tied 11-11, but Hopewell pushed ahead 16-11 in the second. However, Ellwood made four three-pointers in the third quarter, giving them a substantial lead.
The final quarter was a defensive stand off that broke when Ellwood put in 10 free throws.
Junior Nick Ioanilli was the top scorer for Ellwood with 15 points, but scoring abounded for the Wolverines. Ricie Scott and Rick Roth each had 11 points, Anthony Roth brought in 10, and Trey Moses contributed 9.
“We’re a young team that is gaining confidence, learning how to win, and playing a lot better lately,” coach Jim Kosier said,
Ellwood City’s next game is at New Castle on Friday.