Hillson's 48 lead Mansfield to comeback win over Canton
The Mansfield Tigers trailed 19-7 after one quarter and they were down as many as 16 in the third quarter.
That's when senior Taylor Hillson took over, scoring 34 second-half points on his way to a career-best 48 points, the most in the region this year.
Hillson was 7-for-11 from threes to help lead the Tigers to a 69-66 comeback victory.
"We didn't start the game with the right intensity and the right effort," Mansfield coach Kipper Burleigh said. "Canton was hot and they made quite a few threes in the first half. We were able to keep hustling, keep working and Taylor just went off and he kind of willed us to a victory.
"It was a heck of an effort, he did not miss a lot. There's a lot on his plate, he's our point guard, he's our best defender and he's our best player and he really stepped up. I'm real proud of him."
Burleigh hopes a win like this can get his team a little momentum.
"I think it gives them a lot of confidence that you are never out of it, you never stop fighting," he said. "You always believe there is a way and you hope this does translate into some confidence as the year goes on. Those young guys really made some big plays. Chandler Correll and Brady Andrews closed the game out on the floor for us."
Hillson added five rebounds and five steals in the game and Reece Correll had nine points, along with four boards and three blocked shots.
Sam Rotella had seven points and Beau Burleigh and Dallas Dziuba had two points each, while Chandler Correll had one point.
Burleigh had six boards and four assists and Andrews had five rebounds.
Eddie Larcom led Canton with 21 and Emmett Watson had 10 in the game.
Mason Mooer and Jesse Lattimer each had nine points for the Warriors and Tim Bassett had five points, while Wes Moore added two points.
Mansfield won the JV game and Bryce Zaparzynski and Ryan Campbell had 19 points each in the game.
Mansfield is at Athens on Friday.
Wellsboro 68, Sayre 37
The Green Hornets got a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds from Kieron Smethers as they got the victory on Wednesday.
Smethers added three blocks in the game and Jordan Jackson had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Joey Doganiero had 10 points for Wellsboro and Dawson Prough had seven points in the game.
Matt Reese and Mike Pietropola had five points each and Dylan Prough had four points, while Jermaine Brooks, Nick Marple and Isaiah Williams all added two points and Tyler Widows had one point.
Reese had eight boards, six assists and three steals in the game.
Sayre was led by Jeremy Kyc with 14 points and Nick Skerpon had eight in the game.
Nate Williams had six for Sayre and Joey Galizia had four, while Marshall Higley had three and Seth Murrelle finished with two points.
Kyc added eight rebounds for Sayre and Williams and Wampole each had four points.
Murrelle had five assists and Skerpon and Adam Wampole had two steals each.
Wellsboro won the JV game 39-38 on a Dylan Widows three. Dawson Prough had 17 and Marple had seven, while Jake Mitchell had six points.
Wellsboro is at Northeast Bradford on Friday.
Athens 65, Liberty 17
ATHENS - The Wildcats outscored Liberty 37-8 in the first half on the way to the victory.
Ray McDougan led Athens with 18 and Brad Sampson had 13 in the game.
Garrett Clark had nine points for Athens and Curt Moore finished with seven points.
Dan Moyer and Brandon Fauver each had four points for Athens and Luke Wright and Jarrett Priester had three points apiece.
Jon Canfield and Fred Horn both finished with two points.
McDougan had nine boards and three steals, Wright had five rebounds, nine assists and three blocks, Clark had six assists and three steals and Fauver had four assists.
Liberty was led by Cody Fritz with seven and Jacob Spring and Cody Schmouder had four points each, while J.J. Walker had two points.
Athens won the JV game 53-21 with Austin Lister scoring 10 and Aaron Berry getting nine for Athens.
Athens hosts Mansfield on Friday.
Towanda 61, Williamson 50
Noah Huff had 22 points and David Rodenhizer had 18 as the Black Knights got a road win on Wednesday.
Joel Miller finished with 10 for Towanda and Brandon Dinelli had four points, while Brad Sparbanie had three and Tristan James and Garrett Mosier had two points each.
Huff had six boards for Towanda and Rodenhizer, Dinelli and Miller had three rebounds each.
Miller and Huff had three steals each and Rodenhizer and Sparbanie each had two steals, while Miller and Mosier each blocked a shot and Huff had five assists.
Williamson was led by Troy Adriance with 14 and Kenyon Black with 11, while Nick Cevette had 10 points.
Hunter Huyett finished with nine points and Shea Daly had six for Williamson.
Towanda won the JV game 41-30 with James scoring 13, Dylan Bates getting eight and Noah Wheeler adding seven for Towanda.
John Daly had nine to lead Williamson.
Williamson is at Sayre on Friday while Towanda hosts CV.
North Penn 61, NEB 39
North Penn outscored Northeast Bradford 43-15 in the first half of the victory.
Cody Crum had six threes on his way to 24 points and Jordan Orantes had eight points, while Dan Prouty and Kanen Arrendondo had seven points each.
Dayton Wood had four points and Brad Brubaker, Brandon Carlson and Ryan Bogaczyk had three points each in the game and Dylan Rudinski had two points.
Prouty had 12 assists in the game and Arrendondo blocked six shots.
Northeast Bradford got nine points each from Todd Bonin and Nicholous Gieser, while Shawn Hakes had seven points and Jordan Goodwin and Ryan Horne had five points each.
Elijah Ayrias and Andy Seeley each finished with two points for Northeast Bradford in the game.
North Penn won the JV game 48-30.
North Penn is at Canton on Frdiay.
Troy 48, CV 45
The Trojans got 21 points from Evan Polly as they took a 23-16 first-half lead and held on for the victory.
Brandon Mattocks had nine points for Troy and Thomas Swain and Ryan Reeves had eight points each, while Chad Cole finished with two points.
Cole had nine boards and Reeves had 10 rebounds and six steals and Polly had four steals.
Josh Nudd led CV with 14 and Brandon Whitesell and Bryant Painter had eight points each.
Brandon McClean and Dakota Corwin each had four points and Nate Bonham had three points, while Tyler Melko and Luke Plummer had two points each.
CV won the JV game 46-24. Painter led the Indians with 11 and Jared Murray led Troy with nine.
Troy is at Lewisburg on Friday.
Galeton 40, Northern Potter 21
Latascia Shadle and McKayla Cochran each had 14 points, while Galeton matched it's win total of last year in just the first four games of this season, improving to 3-1 on the year.
Andi Leach had eight for Galeton and April Howell and Talia Hatch had two points each in the win.
Stacey Plumstend had 10 and Taryn Bennett had seven, while Rebecca Baker had three and Megan Smith had one for Northern Potter.
Galeton won the JV game 33-20 with Ashley Cizek scoring 10 and Talia Hatch getting eight for Galeton.