Hornell Earns First Basketball Title In 25 Years

Published 03/04 2013 12:39AM

Updated 03/04 2013 12:46AM

Julian Reinhart and Brendan Buisch each played for a Hornell football team that fell in the state finals this season.

They each will get another shot at a state championship in basketball.

Reinhart scored 19 points and Buisch added 16 as (1)Hornell defeated (2)Wellsville 56-47 in the Class B2 final Sunday afternoon.

It was the first boys basketball title for the Red Raiders since 1988.

Matt Insley led all scorers with 27 points for Wellsville, but trailed by 18 after three quarters and never really threatened.

Hornell will now face (1)Batavia in the Class B state qualifier Wednesday back at Blue Cross Arena. The Blue Devils knocked off (2)Newark 58-41 in the B1 sectional final just after the Hornell win Sunday.

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