Despite a strong showing from Jed Wright in his first game back Troy couldn't rally past Sayre as the Redskins prevailed 51-47 in NTL East boy's basketball action Monday.

The Redskins clung to a 23-21 lead at the half, then opened things up with a 13-5 run in the third quarter. Troy rallied in the fourth, out scoring Sayre 21-15, but fell short.

Nate Williams led Sayre with 20 points and 15 rebounds while Jeremy Kyc added nine points. Williams also had six steals.

Seth Murrelle chipped in with seven, Nick Skerpon and Cuyler Kochin had four points each, Walter Wampole had three while Marshall Higley and Gabe Nobles netted two each.

After getting his cast off Monday morning Troy's Wright went for 12 points and eight rebounds. He had been out with a broke arm the first half of the season.

Brandon Mattocks led the Trojans with 19 points while Ryan Reeves added seven. Evan Polly had five points and five assists, Chad Cole had three points and 10 rebounds while Thomas Swain netted one point.

Sayre won the JV game.

Troy will travel to Athens Wednesday.

Athens 86, Wyalusing 52

WYALUSING - The Wildcats out rebounded Wyalusing 47-26 as they picked up an NTL East boy's basketball win Monday.

Brandon Fauver led Athens with 22 points while Curt Moore (15 points), Garrett Clark (14 points), Luke Wright (13 points) and Dan Moyer (10 points) were also in double figures.

Clark also had 10 rebounds and three steals while Brandon Fauver and Moore had eight boards each.

Jon Canfield added six points for the Wildcats, Robert Fauver had four points with six assists while Fred Horn netted two.

Cody Pickett and Jeremy Allyn had 14 points each to lead the Rams while Matt Woodruff and Jonah Shotwell chipped in with seven each. Allyn also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Jordan Salsman added three while Dustin Shaw and Dylan Bulick had two points each.

Athens won the JV game 57-36.

The Rams travel to Sayre Wednesday.

Towanda 59, Northeast Bradford 28

TOWANDA - The Black Knights had three scorers in double figures as they picked up an NTL East boy's basketball win Monday.

Dave Rodenhizer had 13 points while Joel Miller added 12 points, five boards and three blocks.

Noah Huff chipped in with 11 points while Tristan James and Lij Griffin had six points each. James added four boards as well.

Dylan Bates netted three, Brandon Dinelli, Brad Sparbanie and Noah Wheeler had two points each while Garrett Mosier scored one.

Jordan Goodwin led the Panthers with eight while Todd Bonin netted seven and Shawn Hakes had six. Caleb Gerrity, Colton Fry and Andy Seeley had two points each with Nikolaus Geiser netting one.

Towanda won the JV game 60-31 behind 21 from Noah Wheeler.

The Black Knights travel to Canton on Wednesday.

Wellsboro 60, Liberty 45

Dylan Prough had a double-double to lead the Green Hornets to an NTL West boy's basketball win Monday.

Wellsboro jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead but the Mountaineers hung tough in the second quarter as the Hornets only led 29-19 at the half.

A 21-9 third quarter in favor of Wellsboro sealed the victory.

Dylan Prough had 14 points and 11 rebounds while adding four steals with Mike Pietropola netting 15 points to lead the Hornets.

Joey Doganiero added nine points while Jordan Jackson scored seven. Kieron Smethers added five points and eight boards while Matt Reese had three points, five rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Rounding out the Wellsboro scorers Dawson Prough (four points), Kyler Widows (two points) and Nick Marple (one point).

Jacob Spring led Liberty with 18 points while Cody Schmouder added 11.

Cody Fritz netted six, Dalton Litzelman chipped in with five, JJ Walker had three while Eric Kreger scored two.

Wellsboro won the JV game 47-34 behind 12 points from Dawson Prough.

The Green Hornets travel to Mansfield Wednesday.

Mansfield 62, North Penn 31

The Tigers out scored North Penn 29-10 in the second half as they pulled away for an NTL West boy's basketball win Monday.

Taylor Hillson had 19 points while Bo Burleigh and Dallas Dziuba added 12 points a piece. Dziuba added eight boards while Burleigh had seven.

Brady Andrews added eight points, Jarod Burd netted five while Chandler Correll, Ryan Campbell and Sam Rotella had two points each.

Rotella also added nine assists, five boards and drew two charges on the day.

Dayton Wood led North Penn with 10 points while Cody Crum netted five.

Brad Brubaker added four, Kaynen Arredondo scored three while Dylan Rudinski, Jordan Orantes, Nick Mahonski and Andrew Craig had two points each.

Mansfield won the JV game 43-37.

The Tigers host rival Wellsboro Wednesday.

Canton 58, Cowanesque Valley 41

The Warriors jumped out early as they topped CV in NTL cross-over boy's basketball action Monday.

Canton led 13-6 after the first quarter and extended that lead to 31-21 at the half. A 13-6 third quarter in their favor secured the win for them.

Eddie Larcom had 20 points to lead Canton while Emmett Watson chipped in with 13.

Tim Bassett, Jesse Lattimer and Mason Moore had six points each for the Warriors while Wes Moore netted five. Chris Thoren rounded out the Canton scoring with two points.

Josh Nudd led CV with 10 points while Dakota Corwin added eight points. Brandon Whitesell and Tyler Melko had six points each, Nate Bonham added four, Bryant Painter and Luke Plummer had three points each while Brandan McClean rounded out the Indian's scoring with one.

Williamson 40, Galeton 29

The Warriors used a strong first half to pick up a non-league win in boy's basketball action Monday.

Williamson jumped out to a 26-15 lead at the half. Galeton hung in there in the third quarter, out scoring Williamson 12-10 but the Warriors held Galeton to just two points in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Troy Adriance led Williamson with 18 points while Hunter Huyett added eight. Nick Cevette scored seven, Shea Daly had five while Kyle Haight and Canyon Black had two points each.

Dakota Shadle led Williamson with 14 points while Todd Williams had nine.

Galeton won the JV game 42-28.

The Warriors begin NTL West play by travel to Cowanesque Valley Wednesday.