Athens pulls away from Danville; NRCS wins tournament; NEB tops Susquehanna
ATHENS - The Wildcats used a 21-point fourth quarter as they beat Danville 52-36 in non-league girl's basketball action Saturday.
"It was a good test for us," Athens coach Kelly Burkhart said. "They're a quality team. We did all the little things right."
Athens led 25-21 at the half but the Lady Ironmen hung tough in the third, out scoring Athens 8-6 to cut the deficit to 31-29.
That's when the Wildcats rolled off a strong fourth quarter.
"It's nice to play a school our size," Burkhart remarked. "We can learn from it and fix what we need to fix."
Coming into the game both teams were in the top three in the District IV, Class AAA standings.
Danielle Stopper had 18 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead the Wildcats while Christin Dunkling added 17 points and seven boards.
Monica Dougherty had eight points, seven assists, four boards and three steals with Makenzie Hafer netting four points. Rachael Donnelly added three points and three steals while Morgan Westbrook scored two.
In the JV game Danville won 40-14 with Westbrook leading Athens with 11.
NRCS 45, Central Baptist 24
North Rome Christian School won the Central Baptist basketball tournament Saturday led by tournament MVP Cristen Mosier's 24 points.
Mosier flirted with a triple double as she added 10 boards and eight steals.
Sarah Malkemes and Olivia Noone were named to the All-Star team. Malkemes had seven points and eight boards in the win while Noone added a point.
Kendra Brown chipped in with four points while C.J. Miller and Larissa Alteri had three points each. Alteri blocked three shots as well.
Emily Lykens added two points while Corinne Delp scored one.
Northeast Bradford 56, Susquehanna 30
A big third quarter propelled the Panthers to a non-league girl's basketball win Saturday.
Northeast held a 25-19 lead at the half, then outscored Susquehanna 24-2 in the third quarter to pull away.
Angelia Laudermilch had a double-double in the win with 17 points and 11 boards while Maddy Johnson added 15 points and seven steals.
Calla Martin had 10 points, six boards and five assists while Alyssa Coon had four points and 11 boards. MaKaylah Holbert and Lydia Werner had four points each while Shelby Park netted two to round out the Northeast scoring.
Susquehanna won the JV game 42-20 as Werner had 11 for Northeast.
The Panthers travel to Towanda Tuesday.
Montgomery 39, Sullivan County 24
Shelby Zeller and Tori Shultz had six points each to lead the Griffins in their Heartland Conference loss Saturday.
Crystal Riebe added four while Kelly Kramer, Addie Jordan and Nicole Burt had two points each.
Alexis Keiss and Cortney Rupert rounded out the scoring with one a piece.
Corrine Shafer led Montgomery with 24 points.