Towanda rallies past Sayre, ND tops Watkins Glen, Athens, Liberty, Wellsboro, Canton, Waverly, Sullivan County pick up wins
TOWANDA - After only scoring 10 points in the first half, the Black Knights netted 43 in the second to rally past Sayre 53-47 in NTL East boy's basketball action Friday.
Sayre led 21-10 at the half but saw that lead cut to 32-30 going into the fourth. Towanda out scored the Redskins 23-15 in the final quarter to pull out the win.
Dave Rodenhizer led the way with 25 points for the Black Knights while Joel Miller added 16. Noah Huff chipped in with seven points and four assists while Garrett Mosier added five points and seven boards.
Nate Williams had 22 points and eight boards to lead the Redskins while Jeremy Kyc added six points and eight rebounds. Seth Murrelle had four points, five assists and three steals while Walter Wampole, Nick Sweet and Adam Wampole also had four points each. Nick Skerpon rounded out the scoring with three.
Towanda JV won 48-37 behind 13 points from Bailey Potter while Noah Wheeler had 12. Joey Galizia led Sayre with 13.
Troy 61, Northeast Bradford 23
LERAYSVILLE - The Trojans got 40 points from Evan Polly and Brandon Mattocks as they pulled away from Northeast Bradford in NTL East boy's basketball action Friday.
Troy led 17-7 after the first quarter then pushed the lead to 38-13 at the half.
Ryan Reeves added eight, Thomas Swain had seven, Jared Murray scored five while Jarod Mattocks chipped in with one.
Jake Hottle led Northeast Bradford with 13 points and five steals while Shawn Hakes added seven. Todd Bonin and Jordan Goodwin had four points each with Goodwin adding 10 boards. Bonin also had four blocks.
Troy won the JV game 31-24.
Northeast is at Towanda Monday.
Notre Dame 57, Watkins Glen 50
Going into this game the Crusaders knew they needed a big effort from their supporting players as starter Tom Agan was out for the season with an injury.
"Not one player can do it all what Tommy did," Notre Dame coach Bill Hopkins said.
The other players stepped up to keep the Crusaders undefeated and put them in the driver's seat for the IAC Large School South Division title. Watkins Glen now has two division losses on the year to Notre Dame's none.
Darius Garvin led the way for the Crusaders with 19 points, four assists and four steals while Hunter Thomas added 10. Nate Niles chipped in with nine, Devon Jackson and Jonas McCaig had six points each, Derek Marshall netted three while Sean Brown and Wyatt Martin had two points each.
"We got nine points tonight out of our reserve center (Nate Niles)," Hopkins said. "And he hit a three. He wasn't scoring a lot because he wasn't getting a chance to play. It was bits and pieces, everybody else needs to play a little bit better. I can't be more proud of our group of kids."
Jackson added six boards while Marshall had five rebounds and four assists.
Hopkins believed that his supporting players would step up to the challenge.
"I always felt that Nate could score," he said. "The problem is his foot speed. He's got the ability to put the ball in the basket and he can do it. Devon Jackson scoring six points and getting six rebounds, that's a nice game for Devon, about what I would hope from him, and Hunter obviously, he has 10 points and Jonas McCaig comes in and scores six."
Hopkins also liked the leadership he got from his guards Garvin and Brown.
"(Garvin) was a great leader tonight as was Sean Brown," he remarked. "Sean is going through a little bit of a scoring slump right now but defensively he is as solid of a guard in this league as you are going to find. Keeping Jesse Teeter in front of him is not an easy task."
Jesse Teeter had 12 points while Brady Myers led the Senecas with 13. Josh Teeter was also in double figures with 10.
Notre Dame started out with an 18-8 first quarter lead but the Senecas rallied in the second to cut it to 29-22 at the half.
The Crusaders pushed it to 47-34 going into the final period. Watkins had one more run in them, out scoring Notre Dame 16-10 but ultimately came up short.
Watkins won the JV game.
Notre Dame will host Odessa-Montour on Tuesday.
Athens 55, Williamson 48
With three minutes to play the Warriors were up when Wildcat Sophomore Brandon Fauver scored seven of the his team high 16 points to push Athens to the win.
The Wildcats led 25-21 at the half but a 20-13 third quarter in favor of Williamson put them ahead 41-38 before the Wildcats pulled out the win.
"It was a real good effort," Williamson coach Joe Cevette said. "I'm happy with the effort no doubt. A real good game."
After Brandon Fauver, his brother Robert Fauver was the next highest Athens scorer with 10 while Curt Moore and Luke Wright had eight points each. Wright and Moore had five boards each while Robert Fauver had six assists and two steals and Brandon Fauver picked up five steals. Moore also had four assists and two steals.
Dan Moyer had six, Jon Canfield scored four while Garrett Clark rounded out the scoring with three.
Hunter Huyett led Williamson with 16 while Troy Adriance (14) and Nick Cevette (10) were also in double figures.
Canyon Black and Kyle Haight had three each while Shea Daly added two.
Athens won the JV game 40-14. Aaron Barry had eight points to lead Athens while Jon Daley had seven to lead Williamson.
The Warriors host Galeton on Monday while Athens travels to Wyalusing.
Liberty 61, Mansfield 59
The Mountaineers rallied from a 47-41 deficit going into the fourth quarter to upset the Tigers in NTL West boy's basketball action Friday.
Cody Schmouder had 18 while Jacob Spring added 17 points and 10 boards to lead Liberty. Cody Fritz netted 10, JJ Walker had seven, Dalton Litzelman scored four, Tyler Upham netted three with seven boards and Kenny Kreger scored two to round out the Mountaineer scoring.
Bo Burleigh led Mansfield with a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards with four steals while Taylor Hillson added 19 points.
Sam Rotella had nine points and eight boards, Brady Andrews had four, Chandler Correll scored three while Dallas Dziuba netted two.
Mansfield won the JV game 75-34 as Ryan Campbell scored 31 points on nine threes.
The Tigers host North Penn Monday.
Canton 66, Wyalusing 60
The Warriors held off the Rams in NTL East boy's basketball action Friday.
Canton led 13-12 after the first quarter, then added to it 29-25 at the half. The Warriors looked to be pulling away with a 20-17 run in the third quarter but Wyalusing hung tough, out scoring Canton 18-17 in the fourth but not able to get over the hump.
Eddie Larcom led Canton with 24 points, including five threes, while Emmett Watson had 21 with nine boards. Jesse Lattimer netted nine, Tim Bassett had six, Wes Moore scored four with Mason Moore chipping in with two.
Wyalusing's Cody Pickett led all scorers with 27 points, including six threes, while Matt Woodruff was also in double figures with 10.
Jeremy Allyn added nine points and nine rebounds, Dylan Bulick had five, Theron Millard scored four, Shane Salsman netted three while Jerry Curley had two.
Wyalusing won the JV game 54-31.
The Rams host Athens on Monday.
Wellsboro 77, North Penn 35
The Green Hornets jumped out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and never looked back as they picked up an NTL West boy's basketball win Friday.
Jordan Jackson led Wellsboro with 21 points while Joey Doganiero and Kieron Smethers had 15 points each. Michael Pietropola added six, Matt Reese scored five while Kyler Widows and Nick Marple added four each.
Jermaine Brooks scored three while Dylan Prough and Dawson Prough had two points each.
Dayton Wood, Nick Mahonski and Kaynen Arredondo led the Panthers with eight points each while Cody Crum netted six.
Brandon Carlsen and Andrew Craig had two points each with Brad Bruaker netting one.
Wellsboro won the JV game 33-31.
North Penn is at Mansfield Monday.
Waverly 66, Newark Valley 45
The Wolverines got 26 points form Patric Bronson as they picked up another IAC boy's basketball win Friday.
Waverly held a narrow 21-17 lead after the first quarter, but out scored the Cardinals 34-21 in the middle quarters to pull away.
Dylan Perry added 12 points while Chris Raupers netted 11. Ryan McFarland scored six while Tim Sutton had four with four steals. Zach Cooney netted four with six boards while Cody Marchese added three points with 10 assists.
Ryan Coleman led Newark Valley with 16.
Waverly won the JV game 52-34 behind 14 from Hunter Bodine.
Waverly will host SVE on Tuesday.
Sullivan County 61, Millville 22
Derek Wilkins had a double-double of 12 points and 11 boards to lead the Griffins to a Heartland Conference boy's basketball win Friday.
Connor Wylie added 20 points and eight boards while Kelby Mullen had 11 points, five boards and five assists.
Zach Meyer and Sean Flannery had six points each while Adam Szlanka and Bob Polcrack had three points a piece to round out the Sullivan scoring. Meyer also had six boards.
The Griffins won the JV game 59-41 behind 16 from Polcrack.
Sullivan is at CMVT today before taking on St. John Neumann and Muncy next week.
Odessa-Montour 67, Tioga 36
Despite a season high from John Dougherty the Tigers fell in IAC boy's basketball action Friday.
Odessa led 21-2 after the first quarter and never looked back.
Dougherty had 17 to lead Tioga while Dan Graves added eight. Zach Worthington chipped in with four, Dustin Sherman had three while Dalton Wojcuich and Dakota Skinner scored two each.
Morgan Shutter led OM with 23 while Tanner Dupay added 18.
Tioga won the JV game 55-40 behind 10 from Jake Lewis.