North Penn tops Towanda; Wyalusing, NEB, Galeton pick up wins
TOWANDA - North Penn ran past Towanda 64-48 in NTL girls' cross-over basketball action Thursday.
The Knights led 16-14 after the first quarter but the Panthers out scored them 50-32 the rest of the way.
Mariah Berguson had 20 points to lead the Panthers while Whitney Holdren added 17 points with four assists. Kaitlyn Garverick also had a strong game for North Penn with 13 points, five boards and four assists.
Britta Berguson added four points, Kirsten Berguson netted four while Meredith Kline scored two.
For Towanda Kailtin Hallabuk had a double-double in defeat with 18 points and 12 boards while picking up three steals. Alysha Grimes added 11 points, Laciann Manning scored seven, Alliesha Koss netted six, Alaina Wickwire added four while Kayla Grimes scored two.
Wickwire also had three steals.
Wyalusing 62, Troy 32
WYALUSING - Behind Arielle Kneller's 21-point effort, the Wyalusing Rams rolled to a 62-32 win over the visiting Troy Trojans Thursday to improve to 15-5 on the season and 8-3 in the NTL East.
Kneller also paced the Rams on the boards with 12 rebounds.
Wyalusing also got double digit scoring from Kasey DeVoir with 13 and Mackenzie Martin with 11 while Paighton Martin chipped in with eight.
Keon Copp added three while Ally DeVoir, Veronica Morrison and Ciera Holland had two points a piece for Wyalusing. Paighton Martin led the Rams with three assists while Kasey DeVoir and Morrison added two each. Martin also led the team with two steals. For the Trojans, Kelsey Bristol led the way with 10 points, six boards, three steals and four assists while Orinda Ackley and Brooke Mattocks added six each and Faith Ceely and Rachel Tice each had four.
Ceely added five assists while Mattocks and Kristyn Kinner had four rebounds each.
Wyalusing won the JV game 55-24 as Pam Kelley netted 13 points, Brooke Force added 12 and Morgan Sutton chipped in with 10. Casey Baxter led the Trojans with nine points while Kristyn Kinner added eight.
The Rams will return to action on Tuesday when they play host to Towanda for Parent's night before closing out the regular season schedule on Thursday when they host the Williamson Warriors.
Tioga 50, Candor 22
The Tigers forced at least a playoff for the IAC Small School South title with their win Thursday.
Hannah Manwaring had 12 points and eight boards for Tioga while Emily Schweiger added 11 points. Callie Patsellis had nine points, 12 steals and three assists with Sierra Beebe chipping in with eight points.
Sarah Whitney and Natalie Burns had four points each with Burns adding five boards. Dani Barto rounded out the Tigers scoring two.
Tioga won the JV game 32-26 behind 12 from Lynzy Baker.
If Newfield wins today the playoff will be played on Monday at Newfield with a 6 p.m. start.
Northeast Bradford 60, Canton 17
Angelia Laudermilch and Maddy Johnson had 13 points each to lead the Panthers to an NTL East girls' win Thursday.
Lydia Werner added eight points while Calla Martin scored seven. MaKaylah Holbert, Shelby Park, Alyssa Turner and Cara Hallett had four points each. Macy Wilks netted two while Alyssa Coon rounded out the scoring with one.
Chelsey Heatley had nine points to lead Canton while Kiana Binford scored four. Megan Meyer and Abby Herman added two points each for the Warriors.
Northeast won the JV game.
Canton is at Galeton Saturday.
Galeton 39, Liberty 24
The Tigers pulled away after being down in the first quarter Thursday.
Liberty led 7-5 after the opening quarter but a 15-5 second quarter run in favor of Galeton put them up 20-12 at the half. Galeton then out scored Liberty 19-12 the rest of the way.
Latascia Shadle and Andi Leach had 14 points each to lead the Tigers while McKayla Cochran added six. Mataya McPherson netted three and April Howell scored two to round out the Galeton scorers.
Kelsey Harer led the Mountaineers with 11 points while Ashley Graham netted 10. Crystal Dietrick added four, Desiree McGovern scored two and Chelsea Repard rounded out the scorers with one.
Liberty won the JV game 24-16. Kaitlyn Akers Liberty with five.
Galeton hosts Canton Saturday.
NRCS 33, Freedom Village 15
North Rome saw nine different players score as they picked up a girls' basketball win Thursday.
Cali Jennings led NRCS with eight points and six rebounds while Olivia Noone, Taylor Swain, Larissa Altieri, Becca Roberts and Kendra Brown had four points each. Roberts also had five steals.
Sarah Malkemes and Emily Lykens had two points each while Aileen Crane rounded out the scoring with one.
Tioga 55, Candor 54
It took until the final game of the season but the Tigers came away with a win.
Down 17-13 after the first quarter they knotted the game up at 26-all at the half. They out scored Candor 23-14 in the third to take a lead but Candor rallied in the fourth, out scoring them 14-6. However, Tioga held on for thier first win of the season.
Dalton Wojcuich led the Tigers with a season high 17 points, including five threes, while John Dougherty added 13. Sam Burns added eight, Josh Kitchart scored six, Zach Worthington netted four, Dustin Sherman scored three while Dan Graves and Dylan Babcock had two points each to round out the Tioga scoring.
Candor won the JV game 36-31 behind 11 from Zach Hutchinson.
Freedom Village 53, NRCS 40
Despite 21 points from Nick Stanton NRCS fell in boys' basketball action Thursday.
They led 12-11 after the first quarter but at 15-8 run in the second by Freedom Village put them on top 26-20 at the half. They would out score NRCS 27-20 in the second half to secure the win.
Stanton added eight boards in the game while Dylan Wilcox netted seven points. Ben Haefka had four points and 15 boards for NRCS with Johnny Mosier also scoring four points. Nate Helmuth chipped in with three while Kyle Bert added one.