WELLSVILLE - The Wellsville Tigers pounced on the Jackson-Milton Bluejays for a 69-28 victory Tuesday.
The Tigers are 4-0 overall 3-0 in the Inter Tri County League. The Bluejays fall to 0-5 and 0-3 ITCL.
Wellsville was paced by hot-shooting Nate Scott with 35 points, including nine three-pointers. Scott was backed by Jordan Sloan with 12 and Seth Bradford six. Camden Douglas dished out 14 assists as eight different Tigers dented the scoring column. The Tigers were led on the boards by Jansen Stoakes and Antonio Fultz with seven and six rebounds respectively.
Jackson-Milton was led in scoring by Jeremy Fitzpatrick with seven and Chris Dolin with six.
"We came out hot," said Douglas, who opened the scoring with a breakaway dunk less than 30 seconds into the game. "My job is to get the ball to the hot shooter. I like doing that more than scoring."
The Tigers roared out to a 21-0 lead in the first six minutes, as their transition game was hitting on all cylinders. Dolin's close-range baseline jumper at the 1:58 mark was Jackson-Milton's first points.
"We wanted to get after them early and try to double-team them in the halfcourt," Wellsville coach David "Bug" Thompson said. "I thought we could trap them and for the most part, we rotated back perfectly."
Leading 26-4 after the first quarter, Wellsville utilized an eight-man rotation in the second quarter with Brendon Carr, Sam McIntosh and Stoakes contributing off of the bench.
"We need to get them some meaningful playing time," Thompson said. "We will need them down the stretch."
Scott tallied 18 points with four three-pointers as the Tigers led 37-10 at intermission.
"He's a scorer," Thompson said. "He scored over 1,000 points by the end of his junior year. He's not gunning. He's getting good looks"
Scott continued his torrid pace in the third quarter, hitting for 17 points. Fifteen of them came on shots from deep behind the arc as the Tigers continued to roar, opening up a 60-15 lead after three quarters.
"It was fun," Scott said. "The big thing is we are playing as a team. We worked the ball around."
Thompson started to pull his starters at the 7:33 mark of the final frame.
J-MILTON: 4- 6- 5-13-28
WELLSVILLE: 26-11-23- 9-69
JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Jeff Voland 0-4-4, Alex Thornburg 1-0-2, Mike Assion 0-0-0, Mike Abgduelrazul 0-0-0, Spenser Huzica 0-0-0, Jeremy Fitzpatrick 3-1-7, Nick Woloshak 2-0-5, Jake McAdams 1-0-2, Chris Dolin 3-0-6, Josh McAdams 1-0-2. TOTALS: 11, 5-12: 28.
WELLSVILLE SCORING: Camden Douglas 2-0-4, Tyshaun Franklin 0-0-0, Nate Scott 13-0-35, Antonio Fultz 0-0-0, Seth Bradford 3-0-6, Brendon Carr 2-1-5, Jordan Sloan 4-2-12, Jansen Stoakes 1-0-2, Nigel Spann 1-1-3, Sam McIntosh 1-0-2. TOTALS: 27, 4-7: 69.
Three-pointers: Jackson-Milton (Woloshak), Wellsville 11 (Scott 9, Sloan 2).