Multiple Teams · Big Comeback Sends Warhawks to Victory over Orange

The Westerville Central boys basketball team was able to overcome a 10 point second half deficit to defeat the visiting Olentangy Orange Pioneers 56-47.

A 22 point first quarter propelled the guests to a 33-24 late in the half but Central’s Josh McDaniel hit a 3-point shot just before the buzzer to make the score 33-27 at the break.  Midway through the third the Pioneers pushed the lead to 40-30.  A long 3-pointer by Terrance Lang and tip by Solomon Wells got the Warhawks rolling on what would become a 17-2 run and a 47-42 lead. Central was able to control the ball and hit free throws in the closing minutes to secure the 9 point win.  Lang led the Warhawks with a career high 19, while McDaniel and Gage Minney chipped in with 12 points each.

The Warhawks return to action Tuesday hosting Olentangy.