Towanda rallies past Sayre
SAYRE - The Towanda Black Knights were down big, trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, but they outscored Sayre 20-8 in the fourth to get a 50-49 victory.
Both teams were without one of their key players down the stretch as Nate Williams got hurt for Sayre late in the third quarter and Noah Huff was in foul trouble for Towanda.
"Williams got hurt at the end of the third quarter and didn't play in the fourth and Huff got his third foul on a technical in the third and then got a foul early in the fourth and didn't play much after that," Towanda coach Ryan Napp said. "With Huff and Williams not in the game we were down 12 and we put pressure on and luckily we won it."
With the game tied in the final seconds Dylan Bates got a steal and got the ball ahead to David Rodenhizer, who was fouled. Rodenhizer missed the first free throw and then hit the second to put Towanda up 50-49.
Sayre drove to the basket but Joel Miller drew the charge giving the ball back for Towanda with five seconds left. Sayre's Seth Murrelle stole the inbounds pass but Miller got a pair of blocks as Towanda got the win.
"It was gutsy, I was so proud of them in the sense they didn't give up," Napp said. "You don't want to win when someone gets injured on the other team, but we had some people step up."
With Huff out of the game Bailey Potter stepped into the lineup and hit three fourth-quarter threes to key the victory.
"Bailey Potter stepped in and hit three threes and one of them was about three or four feet behind the three-point line," Napp said. "Dave (Rodenhizer) wasn't playing great all night, but he started driving to the basket and made some baskets. We didn't play well, but we just found a way to win. Bailey Potter, he won the game for us tonight."
Rodenhizer led Towanda with 16 points and Potter had 14 in the game, all coming in the second half with four threes. Huff had nine points and Miller had three points, while Bates, Noah Wheeler, Brad Sparbanie and Garrett Mosier all finished with two points.
Miller had nine rebounds, two steals and a pair of blocks and an assist, while Rodenhizer had five rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Huff and Wheeler each had four rebounds.
Murrelle led Sayre with 19 points and Williams had 12.
Marshall Higley finished with eight points for Sayre and Adam Wampole and Nick Sweet each had three points, while Nick Skerpon and Jeremy Kyc had two points each.
Murrelle had two steals and two rebounds, while Williams had eight boards and eight assists, along with three steals.
Kyc had five boards, a block and a steal, along with an assist, and Higley had four boards and three assists.
Walter Wampole had three rebounds and a steal.
Towanda won the JV game 36-25. Tristan James had 12 and Wheeler had 10 to lead Towanda and Cuyler Kochin had 10 an dJoey Galizia had eight for Sayre.
Canton 69, Wyalusing 53
The Warriors got 21 points from Eddie Larcom and 20 from Emmett Watson in the victory on Friday.
Jesse Lattimer and Mason Moore each finished with eight points for Canton and Wes Moore had six points in the win.
Tim Bassett had four points for the Warriors and Chris Whitehead added two points.
Wyalusing was led by Cody Pickett with 15 points and Jonah Shotwell had 13 points, while Jeremy Allyn finished with 11.
Dylan Bulick had five points for Wyalusing and Shane Salsman finished with four points, while Matt Woodruff and Jeremiah Curley each had two points.
Athens 73, CV 49
The post players for the Wildcats stepped up big on Friday as Luke Wright had 23 points and Curt Moore finished with 18 to lead Athens to the win.
Robert Fauver hit three threes for nine points and Jon Canfield and Brandon Fauver each finished with seven points in the game.
Dan Moyer had five points for Athens and Garrett Clark had four points.
Moore had a double-double adding 11 boards and Canfield had eight rebounds and two steals, while Clark had five boards and two assists.
Brandon Fauver had five assists and two steals, Wright had five assists and Robert Fauver had three steals.
The Indians were led by Brandon Whitesell with 12 points and Josh Nudd had nine points.
Dakota Corwin and Nate Bonham each had eight points, while Luke Plummer and Tyler Melko had five points each and Bryant Painter finished with two points.
Athens won the JV game 32-25 with Jarrett Priester scoring seven and Austin Lister getting six.
Mansfield 62, North Penn 45
Taylor Hillson had 20 points to lead three Mansfield players in double figures in the victory.
Sam Rotella finished with 15 points for the Tigers and Bo Burleigh had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Dallas Dziuba had seven points for Mansfield and Chandler Correll had three points while Reece Correll finished with two points.
Dziuba had nine boards, Correll had 10 rebounds and four assists and Rotella had five boards.
Hillson had four reobunds and five steals in the game.
Kaynen Arredondo had a big game in the loss for the Panthers, getting a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds and adding eight blocks.
Cody Crum had eight points for North Penn and Brad Brubaker had seven points, while Dayton Wood finished with six points and Dylan Rudinski added five points.
Jordan Orantes and Andrew Craig each finished with two points for the Panthers.
Mansfield won the JV game 58-41 with Chandler Correll scoring 14.
North Penn is at Liberty on Monday and Mansfield is at Wellsboro on Wednesday.
Watkins Glen 52, Waverly 40
The Wolverines had their eight-game win streak snapped as Jesse Teeter scored 21 points to lead Watkins Glen.
Waverly led 12-8 after one quarter, but got outscored 32-15 in the next two quarters. Teeter had 14 of Watkins Glen's 16 points in the second quarter.
"We played a pretty good first quarter and then we had trouble covering their point guard Jesse Teeter and he ended up having 14 points in the second quarter and that changed the momentum of the game," Waverly coach Lou Judson said. "I had to get out of the defense we had and I didn't want to do that because we don't match up really well with them in our other defense.
"They just outplayed us tonight. It was a big game on their home floor and that's never an easy place to play and I have to give them credit, they played well."
Dylan Perry had four threes for 12 points and and Patric Bronson finished with 10 points, while Chris Raupers had eight points.
Cody Marchese and Alex Uhl each had three points and Zach Cooney and Ryan McFarland had two points each.
Raupers had seven boards, Perry had three steals and three assists and Marchese had three assists.
Waverly won the JV game 65-56 with Alex Volpe scoring 18 and Hunter Bodine getting 14.
Waverly hosts Owego on Tuesday for senior and parent night.
Wellsboro 58, Liberty 45
The Green Hornets got 21 points from Mike Pietropola, with five threes, and Dylan Prough had 14 points, nine boards and five steals in the win.
Jordan Jackson had nine points for Wellsboro and Joey Doganiero had seven points, while Kieron Smethers had four points and Dawson Prough had three points.
Matt Reese had eight rebounds, five steals and five assists and Jackson added five assists.
Cody Schmouder led Liberty with 19 points and Jacob Spring had 11 points.
Cody Fritz had six for Liberty and Dalton Litzelman had five points, while Kenny Kreger and Harley Kilmer each finished with two points.
Wellsboro won the JV game 43-27 with Dawson Prough leading the Green Hornets with 20.
Wellsboro hosts Mansfield on Wednesday.
Notre Dame 44, Newark Valley 38
The Crusaders used a 19-4 third quarter to come away with the victory on Friday night.
Darius Garvin led Notre Dame with 14 points, four boards, five steals and two blocks and Nate Niles had eight points, while Eric Brennan added seven points.
Derek Marshall had six points in the game and Jonas McCaig and Sean Brown each had four points. Davonte Gaskins had one point and six rebounds for Notre Dame.
Blake Novi led Newark Valley with 14 points.
Notre Dame won the JV game 51-23 with Joe Prunier leading the Crusaders with 16 points.
Notre Dame hosts Athens at 2:30 p.m. today.
Edison 66, Tioga 54
The Tigers got 16 points from Dan Graves and 11 from Dustin Sherman in the loss on Friday.
John Dougherty and Dakota Skinner each had six points for Tioga and Josh Kithcart had five points, while Sam Burns and Zach Worthington both finished with four points.
Dylan Babcock had two points in the game.
Tioga won the JV game 45-43 with Zach Hutchison scoring 13.