Troy keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Wyalusing; Sayre, Liberty pick up wins
Troy had four players score in double figures as they defeated Wyalusing 67-55 in NTL East boys' basketball action Monday.
The win keeps the Trojan's playoffs hopes alive, as they now need to win four of their last five games to qualify for districts.
Troy had a 35-23 lead going into the half but a 16-10 third quarter in favor of the Rams kept them in striking distance. A 22 point fourth quarter by the Trojans secured the victory.
Troy's Ryan Reeves had a double-double of 14 points and 12 boards while Brandon Mattocks added 16 points and eight boards. Jed Wright had 15 points for the Trojans with five assists while Evan Polly netted 13 points.
Thomas Swain added five points while Chad Cole and Sean Mosher chipped in with two points each.
Jeremy Allyn led Wyalusing with 18 points while Dylan Bulick added 14. Shane Salsman netted eight, Jonah Shotwell scored five, Cody Pickett had four while Matt Woodruff and Teron Millard netted three each.
Wyalusing won the JV game.
The Trojans host Canton Wednesday.
Sayre 56, Northeast Bradford 38
The Redskins pulled away from the Panthers in NTL East boys' basketball action Monday.
Sayre led 15-10 after the first quarter, then extended that lead to 30-22 at the half. Northeast kept it close in the third as both teams scored 11 points but a 15-5 fourth quarter in favor of the Redskins secured the win for them.
Marshall Higley had 13 points to lead Sayre while Nick Skerpon added 11. Adam Wampole chipped in with eight with Seth Murrelle scoring seven while adding eight assists and three steals.
Cuyler Kochin and Walter Wampole picked up six points each, Gabe Nobles netted three while Nick Sweet added two.
Jordan Goodwin led Northeast with 11 points while Todd Bonin scored nine. Elija Arias netted eight, Shawn Hakes had six while Aaron Pifer rounded out the scoring with four.
Sayre won the JV game 27-18 behind eight points from Joey Galizia.
Liberty 53, North Penn 52
A late three by North Penn was off the mark as the Mountaineers held on to pick up the NTL West win Monday.
Liberty jumped out to a 32-21 halftime lead to start the game off.
"The first quarter was played close as both teams played tough defense, then in the second quarter we got quite a few good looks at the basket and ended up scoring 21 points," Liberty coach Brian Litzelman remarked. "The players seemed to make the extra pass to get a better shot and just didn't settle for the good shot."
A 16-7 third quarter in favor of North Penn cut the deficit to 39-37.
"Then in the second half Bloss began to hit a few more shots and we got away from our team work on the offense," explained Litzelman. "In the end we missed a number of foul shots in the final minute allowing Bloss to close the gap to three points."
In the final quarter the Panthers would out score the Mountaineers 15-14 but ultimately came up short.
"They missed a 3-pointer with about five seconds to go and hit a 2-pointer as time expired," Litzelman said.
Jacob Spring had a double-double of 14 points and 11 boards to lead the Mountaineers while Cody Fritz added 17 points and seven boards.
Cody Schmouder and JJ Walker had nine point and eight rebounds each while Tyler Upham and Dalton Litzelman chipped in with two points a piece to round out the Liberty scoring.
It was a team effort for North Penn, who had four players in double figures.
Cody Crum led the way with 14 points while Kaynen Arredondo netted 12. Dayton Wood added 11 with Dylan Rudinski scoring 10.
Brad Brubaker chipped in with four points while Jordan Orantes scored two.
Liberty won the JV game 36-29.
Twin Tiers 46, NRCS 41
After a tie at halftime Twin Tiers out scored NRCS 28-23 to secure the win in boys' basketball action Monday.
Ben Haefka led NRCS with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds while Nick Stanton added 13 points, six boards, four steals and four blocks.
Kyle Bert netted six, Riley Gorsline added five while Seth Wilson and Johnny Mosier had two points each.
Kyran Torres led Twin Tiers with 19 while Brenden Decker added 13.
Twin Tiers 33, NRCS 25
NRCS dropped their second game in a row in girls' basketball action Monday.
The teams were tied at six after the opening quarter with Twin Tiers taking a halftime lead of 16-12. They would go on to out score NRCS 17-13 in the second half, holding North Rome to three points in the fourth quarter.
Sarah Malkemes led NRCS with six points and four steals while Kendra Brown added five points. Olivia Noone netted four points with seven boards and three blocks.
Larissa Alteri and Cali Jennings had four points each while Emily Lykens added two.
Heide Depue led Twin Tiers with 13.