Williamson edges Mansfield; Athens, Troy, Sayre pick up wins
Lori Horton had a double-double to lead Williamson to a 54-50 win over Mansfield in NTL West girl's basketball action Thursday.
The Tigers led 12-10 after the first quarter while a 10-4 second quarter in favor of Williamson put the Warriors up 20-16.
Both teams scored 34 points in the second half.
"We came out focused and intense tonight," Williamson coach Corey Mosher said. "We played a great team game of basketball and with a minute to go and down one the girls really came through in the clutch to pull out the win. Mansfield is a good basketball team and is very well coached. It was an intense competitive game throughout all four quarters."
Horton had 22 points and 11 boards for Williamson while adding five blocks. Kim Daugherty added 14 points and eight boards while Jenna Hugic chipped in with nine points and eight boards.
Jamie Cook had seven points with six assists while McKenna Greenwalt had two points, six points and five assists.
For Mansfield Molly Wood had 15 points while Jackie Hillson, Emily James and Simone Lichty had eight points each. Madison York netted six, Ali Hillson scored four while Maggie Farrer added one.
Athens 64, Towanda 34
TOWANDA - The Wildcats sported three players in double figures as they remained undefeated on the season in girl's basketball action Thursday.
Christin Dunkling had 18 points to lead Athens while Monica Dougherty added 13 points, eight assists and four steals.
Danielle Stopper had 10 points, seven boards and five assists, Morgan Westbrook netted six points while Mackenzie Hafer had five with four steals.
Rachael Donnelly and Danielle Dougherty had three points each with Donnelly adding six steals while Mackenzie Warner, Kiki Riban and Jensen Dunkling rounded out the scoring with two points a piece.
Laciann Manning led the Knights with eight points while Alaina Wickwire netted seven. Kayla Grimes and Kaitlin Hallabuk had five points each, Alysha Grimes scored four, Danielle Zatkos added three while Alliesha Koss rounded out the Black Knight scoring with two.
Athens won the JV game 28-20 behind 19 points from Westbrook. Casey Hawley had seven for the Knights.
Troy 54, Canton 20
Vanessa Benson flirted with a triple-double as the Trojans picked up an NTL East girl's basketball win Thursday.
Canton led 8-7 after the first quarter but a 17-2 second quarter in favor of Troy pushed them ahead. Then they outscored Canton 30-10 in the second half.
Benson had 16 points, nine steals and eight boards for Troy while Brooke Mattocks added 10 points and eight rebounds. Faith Ceely also had 10 points with five assists, five steals and six rebounds and Kelsey Bristol added nine.
Kristyn Kinner, Taylor Johnston and Miranda Ackley had three points each to round out the Trojan scoring.
Johnston added eight boards while Kinner grabbed six.
Abby Herman led Canton with eight points while Megan Meyer netted six. Kiana Binford, Bryanna Tymeson and Lizzy Tymeson added two points each to round out the Warrior scoring.
Canton won the JV game 23-12 behind six points from Maggie Machmer. Casey Baxter netted five for Troy.
The Trojans host Wyalusing Tuesday.
Sayre 57, Liberty 11
The Redskins bounced back from their loss on Tuesday with a crossover NTL girl's basketball win Thursday.
"The girls played well very unselfish, tremendous defense to hold a team to two made field goals in 32 minutes of basketball," Sayre coach Bill Trump said. "Paige Wampole nice job off the bench getting it done inside with nine points. Overall great team effort on both ends."
Kelly Villanti had 17 points to lead Sayre while Elyse Skerpon added 11 with six assists.
After Wampole's nine Adrienne Malorzo netted seven with nine boards while Mollie Robinson had six points, nine steals and six assists.
Kelsey Young added five points while Krystin Tappen scored two.
Kelsey Harer had six points to lead the Mountaineers while Brittany Bickhart and Ashley Graham had two points each. Crystal Dietrick rounded out the scoring with one point.
There was no JV game.
Watkins Glen 69, Tioga 22
Dan Graves netted eight points to lead the Tigers while Sam Burns added six. Dylan Babcock scored four while Dustin Sherman and Josh Kithcart had two points a piece.
Kody Gregory led Watkins Glen with 18 while Josh Teeter netted 17.
Watkins Glen won the JV game 54-35 behind seven from Noah Schumacher.