Athens top Canton, forces playoff for NTL East title
The Wildcats avenged an early season loss, beating Canton 50-37 in NTL East boys' basketball action Friday.
The win, coupled with Towanda's loss to Troy, results in a tie a top the NTL East standings. Both Athens and the Knights sit at 10-2 and will likely have a one game playoff for the title early next week.
On Senior day it was the Athens seniors that stepped up as Garrett Clark had 15 points, seven boards, six steals and four assists to lead the Wildcats.
Jon Canfield had a near double-double with 11 points and nine boards while Curt Moore added eight points and four assists. Luke Wright chipped in with six points, 10 boards, five assists and two steals and Robert Fauver scored four points.
Also for Athens Brandon Fauver netted six points.
Emmett Watson had 12 points to lead Canton while Tim Bassett scored eight. Jesse Lattimer notched six, Mason Moore scored five, Wes Moore added four and Eddie Larcom had two to round out the Warrior's scoring.
Athens won the JV game 60-24. Tyler Forbes led the Wildcats with nine while Ryan Seager scored eight.
Williamson 53, Wyalusing 39
The Warriors broke open a close game with a big second quarter to pull out the boys' basketball win Friday.
The teams were tied at 13-all after the first quarter but an 18-8 second quarter run by Williamson put them up 31-21 at the half. Wyalusing cut the deficit to 41-34 but the Warriors out scored them 12-5 in the final frame to pick up the win.
Troy Adriance had 19 points and five steals to lead Williamson while Hunter Huyett added a double-double of 13 points and 14 boards.
Shea Daley added 12 points, Nick Cevette scored seven and Josh Bradbury netted two.
Cody Pickett led Wyalusing with 16 points and six boards while Jeremy Allyn added a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards with four steals.
Jonah Shotwell scored five and Keshon Gardner added three.
Wyalusing won the JV game 38-35 as Terron Millard, Gardner and Kyle Tinna had nine points each. Dalton Confer led the Warriors with 12.
Williamson will wait to see who they play in the District IV, Class AA tournament next.
Wellsboro 82, North Penn 37
The Hornets finished off their league play undefeated Friday in boys' basketball action.
Mike Pietropola and Joey Doganiero had 17 points each to lead Wellsboro while Jordan Jackson added 16 and Dylan Prough netted 10.
Matt Reese, Dawson Prough and Kieron Smethers had six points each with Reese adding five assists and seven steals. Kyler Widows netted four to round out the Hornet scoring.
Dayton Wood had seven points to lead North Penn while Andrew Craig and Cody Crum scored six each. Brad Brubaker added five, Brandon Carlsen netted four while Terry Clark, Dylan Rudinski and Ryan Bogaczyk added three points each.
Wellsboro won the JV game 35-30 behind 18 from Dawson Prough.
The victory seals up the top seed in the District IV, Class AA tournament for the Hornets.
Mansfield 74, Liberty 30
Four Tigers reached double figures as Mansfield sent off their seniors with a win in boys' basketball action Friday.
Mansfield's Reece Correll led all scorers with 17 points while adding three boards and two steals. Fellow senior Taylor Hillson had 16 points, seven assists and five steals while Dallas Dziuba added 15 points and eight boards.
The final Tiger senior Sam Rotella had six points, three steals and two assists.
Also for Mansfield Bo Burleigh had 10 points, Bryce Zaparzynski scored six while Brady Andrews and Chandler Correll had two points each.
Cody Schmouder had eight points to lead Liberty while Jacob Spring added seven. JJ Walker netted five, Dalton Litzelman scored four, Kenny Kreger added three, Cody Fritz scored two and Dilon Ford rounded out the Mountaineer scoring with one.
Mansfield won the JV game 52-28 behind 15 from Andrews.
The Tigers will be in action again next week in the District IV, Class A tournament.
Sayre 49, Blue Ridge 23
In their final game of the season the Redskins picked up a girls' basketball win Friday.
Adrienne Malorzo had 13 points to lead Sayre while Kelsey Young added a double-double of 11 points and 12 boards.
Mollie Robinson had eight points, nine steals and six assists, Kelly Villanti added six points, Elyse Skerpon had four points and nine steals while Paige Wampole netted two points and grabbed seven boards.
Sayre won the JV game 26-25 in overtime.
Cheyanna Roberts had seven for the Redskins, including three free throws with no time left to send the game into the extra period.
Sayre will now wait to see who they play in the District IV, Class A tournament.
Wellsboro 72, North Penn 49
The Hornets qualified for district play on their final game of the regular season, an NTL West girls' basketball win.
Sarah Ingerick and Jada Jackson scored 18 points each while Mackenzie Marple added 17.
Kim Acorn netted nine, Hannah Zuchowski added eight while Jessie Catherman scored two.
Kaitlyn Garverick led North Penn with 20 points while Whitney Holdren added 12. Mariah Berguson scored five, Meredith Kline netted four, Kristina Buchanan added three while Alex Mendez and Kirsten Berguson had two points each. Britta Berguson rounded out the scoring with one point.
Wellsboro won the JV game 56-27 behind 20 points from Jackson and 14 from Ingerick.
Sullivan County 47, CMVT 45
Shelby Zeller had a season high 16 points as the Griffins picked up a Heartland Conference win in girls' basketball action.
Addie Jordan added 15 points while Tori Shultz netted nine. Crystal Riebe scored four and Cortney Rupert added three.
Brittany Musselman led CMVT with 16.
Sullivan County won the JV game 36-15 behind 12 from Shultz.