Playing with some confidence, and perhaps some swagger after their rivalry victory last Friday, the Ellwood City Wolverines emerged victorious with a 58-26 win against Mohawk Area on Tuesday. Junior Rick Pitrelli scored a game high 13 points (5-10 FG, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) for the boys team that has clinched a playoff berth and will turn its attention to Senior Night this Friday.
The Wolverines ran away with an early lead after a 29-2 second quarter run, running up the lead to 36-7 by halftime. The Ellwood City defense held Mohawk scoreless in the second frame. By the end of the third quarter the lead had stretched out to a 53-11 margin and allowed the Wolverines to dip deep into their bench for playing time. Eleven Wolverines saw playing time.
Broc Boariu notched three trifectas and scored 12 points to go along with five assists for the victors while Sean Busby racked up another double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists).
Also contributing for Lincoln were Anthony Roth (9 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block), Luca Botti (5 points, 4 offensive rebounds), Rocco Sesti (3 points, 1 rebound), Ryan Busby (2 points, 3 rebounds), Nathan Coonfare (2 points), and Nico Lucarelli (2 points, 1 rebound).
Ellwood City (5-3 Section 1-3A, 13-6 overall) finished the game with 39 rebounds (13 offensive / 26 defensive), two blocks and six steals. Ellwood City shot 47% from the field and had 17 assists.
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