White Falcons maul Miller, 91-58

Alex Hawley

February 27, 2014

MASON, W.Va. — Nothing like playing your best at the end of the season.

The White Falcons earned their second straight win Tuesday night with a convincing 91-58 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Miller.

The White Falcons (9-11, 7-9 TVC Hocking) marked 21 points in the opening quarter led by Hunter Rose with 12 points in the first. Miller (5-17, 3-12) had 15 in the period and trailed by six, after eight minutes.

Wahama’s offense kept up its stellar play in the second quarter with 28 points led by Hunter Bradley with 13 points in the quarter. The guests scored 19 in the second and trailed 49-34 at halftime.

The White Falcon defense held the visiting Falcons to just seven points in the third quarter and WHS pushed its lead to 67-44 with eight minutes to play. Seven different White Falcons scored in the fourth and Wahama cruised to a 91-58 triumph.

Hunter Rose marked 32 points and Hunter Bradley added 26 to pace Wahama. Wyatt Zuspan added 11 points, Derek Hysell added eight, while Ben Foreman and Michael Hendricks each had four points. Mason Hicks, Ryan Thomas and Brent Larck each marked two points in the WHS win.

Bradley rounded out his triple-double with 15 rebounds and 12 assists, while also leading the defense with five steals and two blocks. Zuspan had eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block, while Hendricks grabbed six boards. Wahama shot 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from the free throw line, while marking 44 rebounds, 18 assists and 12 turnovers.

Miller was led by Elijah Rader with 21 points, followed by Hunter Starlin with 12 and Austin Knippa with eight. Nick Morgan had seven points, Dakota Wilson added three, while Austin Doughty, Garrett Sinift and Kody McFarr added two apiece. Cody McKnight rounded out the Falcons’ scoring with one point in the setback.

Miller shot 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the free throw line, while marking 18 rebounds and 18 turnovers.

Miller has now lost four games in a row and will wrap up its season on Friday night when the Falcons host South Gallia. Wahama travels to Point Pleasant Friday night for their regular season finale. The White Falcons and MHS split the season series, as the Purple and Black earned the 61-57 triumph on December 17 in Perry County.