CAMPTON – March 10, 2021 – Brendon D. Miller
Wolfe County closed out their 2021 regular season on Wednesday night as they welcomed 16th Region foe Bath County to Rose Gymnasium. The Wolves were playing for the second consecutive night and coming off an impressive double-digit win against 15th Region power Pikeville on Tuesday Night.
The Wolves were impressive throughout on both ends of the court. The Wolves’ both knocked down 3-pointers and got the ball in the paint for scores. On defense, the movement and pressure held Bath to only 15 points in the first half.
Senior Jaz Johnson came into the game needing only 12 points to reach the 2,000 career point mark. Jaz hit the milestone on one of his trademark 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter. The game was stopped and Jaz was presented a commemorative ball by Coach Robert Scott Creech!
The Wolves jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the first eight minutes. Freshman big man Skylar Ritchie had two baskets in the paint, while Jaz Johnson and Sawyer Thompson each hit a 3-pointer and Wilgus Tolson and Andrew Mayabb each had a field goal.
Wolfe took control of the game in the 2nd as they out-scored Bath 15-7 behind six each by Johnson and Ritchie. Bath got baskets from Zack Otis, Tyler Buchanan and Taylor Sorrell. At the half, Wolfe led 29-15.
The Wolves knocked down three 3-pointers in the period with one each by Johnson, Wilgus Tolson and Thompson. Ritchie continued his big night with four while Thompson lead the way with five. Otis had four baskets and a 3-pointer for 11 and Buchanan had two field goals for all the Wildcat points. Headed to the 4th, Wolfe led by 18, 48-30.
Bath tried to make a run in the 4th as Otis put in six for his game-high 23, while Buchanan and Jordan Wilson each had four. Wolfe closed out the game behind Johnson’s eight including two 3-pointers for his team-high 20 and Wilgus Tolson hit double-figures with his five.
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WOLFE COUNTY – Jaz Johnson 20, Skylar Ritchie 15, Sawyer Thompson 12, Wilgus Tolson 10, Elijah Tolson 5, Andrew Mayabb 2, Mark Mattingly 2.
BATH COUNTY – Zack Otis 23, Tyler Buchanan 13, Jordan Wilson 6, Joseph Manley 3, Taylon Sorrell 2, Owen St. John 2.