ATHENS - It was a matchup of two of the three teams with just one loss in the NTL East on Tuesday night.

However, it didn't take Athens long to take control of the game, as they outscored Wyalusing 35-13 in the first half and never allowed more than eight points in any quarter on their way to a 59-27 victory.

"I think we came out ready to play right from the start, we executed the offense," Athens coach Kelly Burkhart said. "It was just a great game, just a team win."

The performance on defense was a big key for the Wildcats.

"I think we just played a great defensive effort, and helped each other out," Burkhart said. "That was the key for us."

Athens had four players in double figures in the win, led by Monica Dougherty with 19 points.

Christin Dunkling had 12 in the victory and Danielle Dougherty and Danielle Stopper each finished with 10 points.

Mackenzie Hafer had four points for Athens and Jensen Dunkling and Mackenzie Warner each finished with two points.

Danielle Dougherty had five boards and four assists, Monica Dougherty had seven assists and Christin Dunkling and Stopper each had seven boards.

Wyalusing got nine points from Mackenzie Martin and eight from Arielle Kneller in the game.

Ally DeVoir had four points, Savannah Schools had three points and Keon Copp had two points, while Kasey DeVoir added one point.

Wyalusing won the JV game 35-33 with Morgan Westbrook leading Athens with 20 in the loss.

Athens is at Troy on Thursday and Wyalusing hosts Sayre.

Towanda 62, NEB 50

TOWANDA - The Black Knights hosted their Pink Game on Tuesday and they came out with a strong performance, outscoring the Panthers 21-12 in the first quarter on their way to the victory.

Kaitlin Hallabuk led the Black Knights with 20 and Alaina Wickwire had 19, while Alysha Grimes finished with 13 in the win.

Laci Manning had eight points for Towanda and Dani Zatkos finished with two points.

Hallabuk had a double-double, adding 13 rebounds, along with three steals and Wickwire had eight boards, two blocks, five steals and two assists.

Zatkos and Manning each had three steals and Grimes and Manning had two assists each.

Northeast Bradford won the JV game 31-20. Lydia Werner led the Panthers with 15 and Alliesha Koss had six for Towanda.

Northeast Bradford got 19 points from Calla Martin and Angelia Laudermilch and Maddy Johnson each finished with 10 points.

Alyssa Coon had five in the game and MaKaylah Holbert, Shelby Park and Alyssa Turner finished with two points each.

Mansfield 54, Wellsboro 37

The Tigers bounced back from a loss earlier in the year to the Green Hornets and set up a big showdown with Williamson on Thursday.

Williamson leads the NTL West with one loss, while Mansfield and Wellsboro each have two losses.

On Tuesday Mansfield got 21 points from Molly Wood and Emily James had 14 points, while Jackie Hillson had 11. Ali Hillson finished with six points and Maggie Farrer added two in the game.

Wood had a double-double, adding 14 boards, and Jackie Hillson had four steals and three assists, Simone Lichty had four steals and James had six boards.

Wellsboro got 11 points from Mackenzie Marple and 10 from Jada Jackson.

Hannah Zuchowski had eight in the game and Sarah Ingerick had four, while Kiana Acorn and Kim Acorn each had two points.

Zuchowski had three steals and seven rebounds, while Marple had seven boards and Ingerick had two steals and four rebounds and Kim Acorn had three rebounds and two steals.

Wellsboro won the JV game 45-22. Ingerick led Wellsboro with 19 and Alexa Singer had nine for the Green Hornets.

Mansfield hosts Williamson on Thursday and Wellsboro is at CV.

Sayre 49, Troy 30

The Redskins outscored Troy 22-0 in the first quarter on their way to the victory.

Kelsey Young led Sayre with 14 points and Kelly Villanti and Elyse Skerpon each finished with 11 in the win.

Adrienne Malorzo had seven points for Sayre and Mollie Robinson, Kristyn Tappan and Cheyanna Roberts had two points each.

Robinson had seven boards and seven assists, Malorzo had seven rebounds and Young had six steals and five boards.

Kelsey Bristol led Troy with 13 points, four steals, six boards and three assists and Brooke Mattocks and Feith Ceely each had six points, while Orinda Ackley had three points and Kristyn Kinner had two points.

Kinner and Brooke Losey-Root each had four rebounds and Mattocks and Casey Baxter had three steals each.

Sayre won the JV game 35-15 with Roberts leading the Redskins with 11.

North Penn 80, Liberty 58

The two teams combined for 17 threes in the game, including nine in the first quarter.

After both teams got out to a hot start with the Panthers leading 25-24 after one quarter, North Penn continued the hot play, outscoring Liberty 44-20 in the second and third quarters.

Mariah Berguson led North Penn with 25 points, including five threes, and Kaitlyn Garverick had 16 points in the game.

Britta Berguson and Alex Mendez each had nine points for North Penn and Mereidth Kline had eight points.

Kiersten Berguson and Whitney Holdren each had four points in the game and Christina Buchanon had three points, while Kelsey Smith had two points.

Holdren led the Panthers with eight assists.

Kelsey Harer had 23 points, with five threes, for Liberty and Ashley Graham had 15 points, with three threes.

Chelsea Repard had 12 points for Liberty and Nicole Black and Desiree McGovern each had three points, while Brittany Bickhart had two points.

North Penn won the JV game 38-33. Buchanon led North Penn with 16 and Repard led Liberty with 14 points.

North Penn is at St. John Neumann on Saturday.

Williamson 61, CV 52

Cheyenne Jones had 27 points to lead the Warriors, while Kim Daugherty had eight points and Lori Horton had 15 rebounds and six blocks to go with nine points.

Jamie Cook had eight points for Wiliamson and Jenna Hugic finished with five points.

Daugherty had six assists and seven boards and Hugic had seven boards, while Cook had three assists and Jones had two steals. Horton added three assists in the game.

The Indians got 21 points from Amanda Painter an Hayley Painter had 12, while Grace Earl finished with 10 points.

Blair Williams had six points, Crystal Crowner had two points and Courtney Schauer finished with one for CV.

Galeton 52, Canton 34

Galeton got 14 points from Andi Leach and 13 from Latascia Shadle in the victory.

Mataya McPherson had 10 points for Galeton and McKayla Cochran finished with eight points, while April Howell had five and Talia Hatch had two points.

Canton was led by Megan Meyer with 13 points and Chelsey Heatley with 10.

Makenzy Route had eight for Canton and Bry Tymeson had two, while Abby Herman added one point.

Galeton won the JV game.

Canton hosts Towanda on Thursday.

BOYS

Waverly 65, Owego 54

Cody Marchese had a career night to lead Waverly to the win.

Marchese had career highs with 20 points and eight steals, and he added five assists, in the victory.

Chris Raupers had a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards and Patric Bronson had six points, while Dylan Wright, Zach Cooney and Ryan McFarland all had five in the game.

Kyle Kuzma had three points for Waverly and Dylan Perry had two points.

Owego won the JV game 53-52 with Peyton Miller leading Waverly with 17 points.

The Wolverines are at Newark Valley on Friday.