Michael Wells

New Castle's Michael Wells surveys the defense during a home game against West Allegheny.

The New Castle High School boys basketball team took charge in the second quarter to pull away and claim a 69-47 Section 2-5A road victory over South Fayette.

New Castle (8-0, 13-1) held a 16-14 lead after the first quarter. The ‘Canes, though, pushed the lead to 42-21 at the half. New Castle took a 55-33 advantage into the fourth period.

Michael Wells paced four ‘Canes players in double figures with 22 points. Sheldon Cox followed with 15 markers and Jonathon Anderson added 13. Isaiah Boice tossed in 11 tallies.

Brandon Jakiela scored 14 points for South Fayette (1-3, 4-5).

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