Athens tops Troy, claims division title
ATHENS - Athens defeated Troy 57-22 to claim the NTL Division I girls' basketball title Friday.
Mackenzie Warner had 15 points to lead the Wildcats while Morgan Westbrook added 10 points and seven boards. Shanelle Baglini scored eight points while Rachael Donnelly had six points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Mackenzie Hafer had six points, seven boards and three steals, Jensen Dunkling netted six points while Kaitlyn Testen, Danielle Dougherty and Sarah Cuno had two points each.
Faith Ceely had 10 points to lead Troy while Kelsey Bristol scored five. Taylor Johnston netted three with Kristyn Kinner and Casey Baxter scoring two points a piece.
Athens won the JV game 32-12 behind eight from Baglini.
The Wildcats host Williamsport Monday.
Notre Dame 41, Lansing 27
The Crusaders used a big second half to pull away from Lansing in IAC girls' basketball action Friday.
Lansing led 9-8 after the opening quarter but Notre Dame out scored them 8-4 in the second quarter to take a 16-13 lead. Then in the second half the Crusaders out scored them 25-14 to pick up the win.
Sheridan Heine led Notre Dame with 26 points, 14 of them in the second half, while Mia Herlan netted six. Emily Carson scored four, Meghan Herrick added three while Megan O'Dell chipped in with two.
Maura McCourtney led Lansing with 13 points.
Wyalusing 53, Towanda 25
Kayleen Sutton had 16 points, including four threes, to go with three assists and four steals as the Rams picked up an NTL Division I girls' basketball win Friday.
Roni Morrison added nine points and 12 boards while Kasey DeVoir added seven points, five boards and three steals.
Ally DeVoir and Paighton Martin had five points a piece, Keon Copp and Brooke Force had four points each while Ciera Holland netted three.
Copp added four boards, Ally DeVoir had five assists and Martin picked up three steals.
Kayla Grimes and Kaitlin Hallabuk had five points each to lead Towanda while Macarena Toledo and Alison Daum had four points a piece. Laci Manning netted three with Alliesha Koss and Kayla Miller scoring two.
Towanda won the JV game 40-26 behind 15 from Daum. Force had 10 for the Rams while Erin Canfield scored nine.
Wyalusing will host Wellsboro Monday.
Wellsboro 52, Williamson 50
The Hornets kept their playoff hopes alive with their NTL Division I girls' win Friday.
The Warriors jumped out to a 10-4 first quarter lead but Wellsboro cut into it by halftime, 23-20. Williamson would get some breathing space after the third quarter, taking a 38-32 lead into the final frame.
In the fourth Williamson would extend the lead to 41-32 behind a Makayla Buttz three pointer but Wellsboro would go on to score eight straight points to cut it to 40-41.
After trading buckets the two teams would knot up at 41-all.
The Hornets would push ahead for a 46-43 lead behind Sarah Ingerick and would keep that lead to 50-47. A Danielle Cross three by the Warriors knotted the game up again at 50 but an Alexis Singer bucket put Wellsboro back up.
A Buttz jumper late was off the mark and Wellsboro escaped with the win.
The Hornets, now 10-11, need to beat Wyalusing Monday to earn a playoff berth.
Ingerick had 24 points and five steals to lead Wellsboro while Jada Jackson added 10 points and nine boards. Singer and Jordan Butters had six points each, Brooke Kohler scored four and Peyton Wilson added two.
Cross led Williamson with 20 points while Lori Horton added 12 points, 15 boards and six blocks. Buttz had 10 points, Caitlin Chaffee netted six while Brittany Boyce added two.
Emma Durst chipped in with six assists.
Cowanesque Valley 67, Liberty 53
Grace Earle exploded for 37 points, 19 of them in the second quarter, as the Indians pulled away for the NTL Division II girls' basketball win Friday.
Liberty led 12-10 after the opening quarter but behind Earle's offense CV took a 31-26 lead at the half. The Indians would out score the Mountaineers 36-27 the rest of the way.
Whitney Earl added 12 points for CV while Hayley Painter netted nine. Courtney Schauer and Amanda Painter had three points each, Cristal Crowner scored two while Becky Plummer added one.
Malorey Sponenburg led Liberty with 17 points while Crystal Deitrick netted 14. Kelsey Harer added 12, Chelsea Repard netted eight with Lacey Graham scoring two.
Liberty won the JV game 22-18.
Mansfield 62, North Penn 41
Three Tigers reached double figures in scoring as they picked up an NTL Division II girls' basketball win Friday.
Alysa Davey-Bostic led Mansfield with 21 points, seven boards and three blocks while Ali Hillson added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Kaitlyn Garverick added 11 points and 18 boards, Erin Dempsey had six points and five boards, Simone Lichty had four points and four steals, Shannon Madigan had four points and Sara Wolbert added two.
Becca Toothacher led North Penn with 12 points while Mariah Berguson netted nine.
Whitney Holdren scored six, Britta Berguson, Meredith Kline and Lauren Smith had four points each with Avery Montefusco adding two.
Sayre 45, Canton 12
On Senior day the Redskins picked up an NTL Division II girls' basketball win Friday.
"Very proud of how our five seniors - Kelly Villanti, Elyse Skerpon, Kris Tappan, Lea Pudiak, and Stacia Sullivan - stepped up and opened the game for us in the first quarter," Sayre coach Eileen Sparduti said. "Great opening in honor of Senior Recognition and Parents' night. Four of these girls have been a part of the Sayre girls basketball program since seventh grade, and it was fitting that they got us off to such a strong start. Many important contributions all down the bench to help us leave something in the tank for a trip to North Penn tomorrow afternoon. That is another small school division match up in less than 24 hours, and hopefully our bench support tonight will keep our legs strong through all four quarters."
Paige Wampole had 12 points and eight boards to lead Sayre while Kristen Tappan and Kelly Villanti had eight points each. Villanti also nabbed four steals.
Cheyanna Roberts and Lea Pudiak had four points a piece, Elyse Skerpon added three with four steals and six assists while Stacia Sullivan, Emily Garrity and Mia Rivera had two points each.
Abby Herman and Kellsy Ross had five points a piece to lead Canton while Abby Larcom scored two.
Sayre won the JV game 36-11 behind 16 from Kaeli Sutryk.
Galeton 48, Austin 38
The Tigers survived a third quarter push to hold off Austin in North Tier League girls' basketball action Friday.
The win moves Galeton to 10-9 and one away from qualifying for district play.
The Tigers took a 24-15 halftime lead but Austin cut it to 32-29 going into the fourth quarter. Galeton would out score them 16-9 to secure the win.
Latascia Shadle had 19 points to lead Galeton while Mataya McPherson chipped in with 13. Ashley Cizek netted 10, April Howell scored four while Andi Leach added two.
Hannah Glover led Austin with 12 points.
Austin won the JV game 36-25.