Athens girls roll, close in on NTL East title
ATHENS - The Wildcats moved one win away from clinching the NTL East title after a 58-25 victory over Northeast Bradford on Tuesday.
Athens holds a one-game lead over Sayre with one game remaining. A victory at winless Canton on Thursday would secure the league title.
On Tuesday Athens jumped out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter on their way to the victory.
Just like the last time the two teams met, Monica Dougherty was nearly unstoppable again, scoring 23 points in the game, all coming in the first three quarters, including five threes.
Christin Dunkling had 17 for Athens and Jensen Dunkling finished with eight points, while Danielle Stopper added six points.
Mackenzie Warner and Mackenzie Hafer had two points each for the Wildcats.
Danielle Dougherty had four rebounds, Monica Dougherty had eight boards and five assists and Hafer had four boards.
Stopper had seven rebounds and six assists and Warner had four assists.
Angelia Laudermilch led the Panthers with 15 and Maddy Johnson and Calla Martin had five points each.
Athens won the JV game 41-22 with Morgan Westbrook leading the Wildcats with 17 and Hannah Reid scoring 10. Northeast was led by Anna Wheaton with eight and Macy Wilkes with six.
Williamson 57, North Penn 47
The Panthers led after one quarter and the game was tied at the half, but the NTL West champion Warriors outscored North Penn 19-10 in the third quarter on their way to the win.
Williamson was led by Cheyenne Jones with 20 points and Lori Horton had 16 points, while Kim Daugherty finished with 10 points. Jenna Hugic had seven points for Williamson and Jamie Cook had four points.
Mariah Berguson led North Penn with 18 points and Britta Berguson and Whitney Holdren had eight points each, while Kaitlyn Garverick had six points and 10 rebounds.
Kirsten Berguson had five for North Penn and Meredith Kline had two points.
North Penn won the JV game 41-36. Britta Berguson had 23 for North Penn and Danielle Cross had 14 for Williamson.
North Penn is at Wellsboro on Thursday and Williamson is at Wyalusing.
Wyalusing 57, Towanda 38
The Wyalusing Rams put to bed any playoff hopes the visiting Towanda Black Knights might have had Tuesday with a win on Parent's night.
Three Rams hit double digit scoring as Arielle Kneller led the way with 17 points while Kasey DeVoir added 15 and Veronica Morrison chipped in with 13.
Kneller also led the Rams with 19 rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals. Paighton Martin led the Rams with four assists.
Kaitlin Hallaback led the Black Knights with 18 points while Alaina Wickwire added 10 for Towanda.
Laci Manning had four points and Danielle Zatkos and Alysha Grimes had three points each.
Needing to win tonight and Thursday at home against Troy to qualify for the post season, the Black Knights got off to a slow start as the Rams raced out to a 19-4 first quarter lead as Kneller netted 10 of her 17 in the opening quarter.
The Black Knights were able to slow the Rams offense into the fourth quarter, but the Rams sealed the win with a 17-14 fourth quarter to improve to 16-5 on the season and finish the NTL East portion of their schedule with a 9-3 mark.
The Rams will close out the regular season on Thursday when they play host to west champion Williamson. Wyalusing also won the JV game 41-36 as Keon Copp led the Rams with 14 points while Pam Kelley added 13 and Brooke Force chipped in with 10. Kayla Grimes led the Black Knights with 12 points while Alliesha Kass added nine.
Sayre 61, Canton 13
Mollie Robinson had 17 points and Elyse Skerpon had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Sayre had four players hit for double figures as Adrienne Malorzo and Kelly Villanti each added 10 points in the win.
Katie Hurley had five points, Kelsey Young had three points and Kristyn Tappan, Stacia Sullivan and Cheyanna Roberts all added two points.
Skerpon added five assists in the game and Robinson had five assists, while Young had seven boards and four assists.
Villanti had five steals, five rebounds and three assists, Malorzo had five boards and three blocks and Tappan had three steals and five rebounds.
Chelsey Heatley led Canton with five and Lizzy Tymeson and Makenzy Route each had three points, while Abby Herman had two points.
Sayre won the JV game 34-13 with Paige Wampole scoring seven in the win.
Williamsport 64, Mansfield 46
The Tigers jumped out to an 18-8 lead after one quarter, and they led by double figures in the second quarter, but Williamsport outscored Mansfield 38-17 in the second half.
Jackie Hillson led Mansfield with 20 and Emily James had nine, while Ali Hillson finished with seven and Molly Wood had five points. Maddie York had three points and Simone Lichty finished with two in the game.
James had seven boards and four steals, Jackie Hillson had four steals and Lichty had two assists.
Aisha Evans led Williamsport with 25 points.
Williamsport won the JV game.
Wellsboro 64, Troy 49
The Green Hornets got 26 points from Mackenzie Marple and 15 from Sarah Ingerick in the win on Tuesday.
Marple was 10-for-12 from the foul line and she hit four threes in the game.
Hannah Zuchowski had 10 for Wellsboro and Jada Jackson finished with six points, while Alex Singer and Kiana Acorn had two points each. Kim Acorn finished with one point in the game.
Troy got 10 points, eight steals, six rebounds and nine assists from Faith Ceely and Kelsey Bristol had 14 points in the game, while Brooke Mattocks had 10 points. Kristyn Kinner had seven points and nine rebounds, Casey Baxter had six points, six boards and three steals and Rachel Tice finished with two points and five rebounds.
Wellsboro won the JV game.
Troy is at Towanda on Thursday and Wellsboro hosts North Penn.