Wellsboro tops Mansfield; Troy, Athens, Towanda, Athens, Williamson, North Penn, Sullivan pick up wins
WELLSBORO - The Green Hornets moved to within one win of repeating their NTL West boy's basketball title with their 80-52 win over Mansfield Wednesday.
Now all Wellsboro has to do is beat Cowanesque Valley on Friday or have Williamson lose to Mansfield to clinch the title.
Wellsboro's Dylan Prough had a double-double of 18 points and 19 boards, a career high for rebounds, while Mike Pietropola added 20 points.
Jordan Jackson added 11 points, seven boards and eight assists while Matt Reese scored 10 and Joey Doganiero and Kieron Smethers had eight points each. Nick Marple scored two with Dawson Prough chipping in with three to round out the Hornet's scoring.
Taylor Hillson led Mansfield with 20 points and eight boards while Reece Correll (11 points) and Bo Burleigh (10) were also in double figures. Correll also had seven boards and five steals while Burleigh picked up eight boards.
Sam Rotella scored seven while Dallas Dziuba and Bryce Zaparzynski had two points a piece.
Mansfield won the JV game 43-38 as Bryce Zaparzynski had 14 points for Mansfield with Dawson Prough netting 14 for the Hornets.
The Tigers welcome Williamson Friday.
Troy 56, Sayre 32
Brandon Mattocks and Evan Polly combined for 43 points as the Trojans kept their playoff hopes alive in NTL East boy's basketball action Wednesday.
Mattocks had 22 points while Polly netted 21. Jed Wright chipped in with six points while Ryan Reeves, Chad Cole and Gage Burns had two points a piece. Jared Murray rounded out the scoring with one.
Marshall Higley had 10 to lead Sayre while adding seven boards. Seth Murrelle scored seven points while Nick Skerpon and Nick Sweet had six points each. Adam Wampole scored two with Jeremy Kyc netting one.
Towanda 60, Northeast Bradford 43
Joel Miller had 15 points and three steals to lead the Knights to an NTL East boy's basketball win Wednesday.
Dave Rodenhizer netted 11 while Noah Huff scored 10. Brad Sparbanie added seven points while Garrett Mosier scored seven.
Tristan James and Brandon Dinelli had four points each with James blocking three shots. Lij Griffin rounded out the scoring with three points.
Jordan Goodwin led Northeast with 18 points, seven boards and two blocks while Andy Seeley had eight points. Shawn Hakes and Todd Bonin had five points each while Elija Arias netted five.
Hakes and Nikolaus Geiser had three assists each while Bonin picked up two blocks.
Towanda won the JV game 46-31 behind 14 from James. Jakayo Frye had eight points for the Panthers.
Northeast will host Liberty Friday.
Athens 69, Wyalusing 43
The teams were tied at 17-all after the first quarter when the Wildcats out scored Wyalusing 52-26 over the final three quarters to pick up the NTL East boy's basketball win Friday.
Garrett Clark had 15 points, nine boards and five assists for Athens while Luke Wright added 15 points, six boards and six assists.
Brandon Fauver had 15 points as well with four boards while Robert Fauver netted 10 with four assists and three steals. Curt Moore had six points, Jon Canfield and Jarret Priester had three points each while Fred Horn scored two.
Matt Woodruff had 12 points to lead Wyalusing while Shane Salsman netted 11. Cody Pickett scored seven, Jeremy Allyn had six, Dylan Bulick netted four while Jonah Shotwell, Theron Millard and Kyle Anderson had one point each.
Athens won the JV game 66-29 behind 16 from Priester while Ryan Seager and Austin Lister had nine points each.
The Wildcats travel to Troy Friday.
North Penn 47, Liberty 43
The Panthers held on for the NTL West boy's basketball win Friday.
North Penn built a 36-25 lead going into the fourth quarter when Liberty scored 18 points. The Panthers netted 11 of their own to secure the win.
Dayton Wood had 12 points while Cody Crum netted 10 as Kaynen Arredondo had seven points, 20 boards and six blocks for North Penn. Dylan Rudinski added points, Brad Brubaker netted six while Andrew Craig and Ryan Bogaczyk had two points each.
Jacob Spring had 17 to lead Liberty while J.J. Walker netted 10. Dalton Litzelman scored six, Cody Schmouder and Tyler Upham had four points each while Cody Fritz netted two.
Liberty won the JV game.
North Penn is at Galeton Friday.
Williamson 73, Cowanesque Valley 45
Troy Adriance had a career high in points to lead the Warriors to an NTL West boy's basketball win Friday.
Adriance had 29 points, including eight threes (another career high), while Hunter Huyett added 16 and Canyon Black scored 12.
Nick Cevette netted seven, Shea Daley scored while Dalton Confer and Josh Bradbury had two points each.
Tyler Melko had 22 points to lead CV while Josh Nudd added 13. Luke Plummer scored six with Nate Bonham and Brandon Whitsell adding two points a piece to round out the Indian scoring.
Williamson won the JV game 27-21 behind seven from Jon Daley.
The Warriors, now at 8-9, will travel to Mansfield Friday.
Sullivan County 60, Millville 32
The Griffins kept up with St. John Neumann as they picked up a division win Friday.
Conner Wylie had 17 points, going 7-for-7 from field with six boards, three steals and three blocks, while Kelby Mullen added 14 points with four assists and four steals.
Derek Wilkins chipped in with 14 points while Adam Szklanka netted six. Jordan Beinlich scored four, Bob Polcrack added three while Sean Flannery scored two to round out the Sullivan scoring.
Jared Solomon had 11 to lead the Quakers.
Sullivan won the JV game 30-12 behind 15 from Flannery.
The Griffins will travel to St. John Neumann Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. start. The two teams are a combined 33-1.
Waverly 56, Chenango Forks 43
Sabrina Bowman and Reylynn Schwartzhoff combined for 35 points to lead the Wolverines to the non-league win Friday.
Bowman had 20 points, seven steals and five assists while Schwartzhoff added 15 points and 11 boards for the double-double.
Jenna Bowman added nine points while Emily Walker scored five with 10 rebounds. Jordan Raupers had three points while Emiley Myers and Victoria Cron netted two points each. Myers also had six boards, four assists and three steals.
Michaela Transue led Forks with 16 points.
Waverly won the JV game 55-24 behind 16 from Kiana Manuel and 13 from Elle Nittinger.
The Wolverines host Newark Valley on Friday.