Williamson edges Towanda, Sayre, NEB, CV, Mansfield, Athens pick up wins
TOWANDA - Williamson had three players in double figures as they spoiled Towanda's season opener, beating the Black Knights 50-41 in NTL crossover girl's basketball action Tuesday.
With the game tied at 8-all, the Warriors made a late push in the first quarter to take a 16-10 lead. They extended that lead to 29-20 at the half.
The Knights hung tough in the second half, even out scoring Williamson 15-14 in the fourth quarter, but couldn't quite get over the hump.
Lori Horton had 14 points to lead Williamson while Cheyenne Jones scored 13 and Kim Daugherty added 11. McKenna Greenwalt netted seven while Jamie Cook scored five to round out the Warrior scoring.
Alaina Wickwire led Towanda with 12 points and four steals while Alysha Grimes had 10 points, four steals and two assists and Kaitlin Hallabuk added nine points and eight boards.
Danielle Zatkos netted six points and four steals while Laciann Manning and Kayla Grimes had two points each.
In JV action, Towanda won 24-23. Lauren Risch and Alliesha Kos had six points each for the Knights while Caitlyn Chafee led the Warriors with 15.
Sayre 56, Wellsboro 24
The Redskins improved to 2-0 as they used a strong defense to pick up a win over the Hornets in NTL crossover girl's basketball action Tuesday.
"Ladies played great defense holding (Mackenzie) Marple to 8, (Kelly) Villanti and (Mollie) Robinson took turns with her 1-on-1", Sayre coach Bill Trump said. "Great helpside by all."
Robinson had 17 points, six assists and four steals while Villanti added 14 points. Elyse Skerpon had 12 points and eight steals while Adrienne Malorzo added nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
Mackenzie Marple led Wellsboro with eight points and two steals while Jordan Butters had six points. Hannah Zuchowski added four points and two blocks, Kim Acorn had two points and two steals with Jeni Intallura and Jada Jackson had two points each.
Jessie Catherman had six assists in the loss.
Wellsboro won the JV game 22-18 led by Sarah Ingerick's 18 points. Cheyenne Roberts led the Redskins with seven.
Northeast Bradford 73, North Penn 55
Northeast used a 27-14 run in the second quarter to pull out an NTL crossover girl's basketball win Tuesday.
Calla Martin had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Panthers while Lydia Werner added 14 points and nine boards. Angelia Laudermilch had 11 points while Maddy Johnson added 10 points with seven assists.
Alyssa Coon had eight points while Shelby Park netted five.
MaKaylah Holbert had four points along with five assists and five steals.
Kaitlyn Garverick and Mariah Berguson led North Penn with 19 points each while Britta Berguson had four. Alex Mendez scored three, Kirsten Berguson netted two and Chelsey Smith notched one point.
Northeast on the JV game 41-38. Werner had 13 while Britta Berguson scored 18.
Wellsboro is at Northeast on Thursday.
Cowanesque Valley 49, Troy 42
Free throw woes came back to haunt the Trojans again as they converted just 10-for-25 in the loss.
CV led 20-19 at the half then went on a 16-8 run in the third quarter. Troy out scored them 15-13 in the fourth but couldn't get any closer.
Hayley Painter and Grace Earle had 17 points each to lead the Indians while Vanessa Earle netted 10. Calla Schauer scored four with Amanda Painter netting one.
Vanessa Benson had 21 points and five boards to lead Troy while Kelsey Bristol had 10 points. Faith Ceely added five with Taylor Johnston scoring four with five boards and two assists.
Brooke Losey-Root rounded out the Troy scoring with two.
Brooke Mattocks had three assists and six rebounds in the game.
CV won the JV game.
Troy will host Liberty Thursday.
Mansfield 80, Canton 39
The Tigers remained undefeated on the season as they picked up an NTL crossover girl's basketball win Tuesday.
Emily James and Ali Hillson had 13 points each to lead Mansfield while Jackie Hillson and Molly Wood netted 10 a piece.
Simone Lichty netted nine points, Madison York and Maggie Farrar had six points each, Mallory Kotulka scored five while Erin Dempsey, Brooke Dake, MacKenzie David and Alysa Davey-Bostic had two points each.
The Tigers made 33 field goals in all.
Canton's Makenzy Route was the high scorer of the game, netting 21 points while Chelsey Heatley added eight. Brianna Tymeson and Abby Herman had four points each while Abby Larcom scored two.
Athens 56, Liberty 15
The Wildcats opened their season with an NTL crossover girl's basketball win Tuesday.
Christin Dunkling led Athens with 20 points while Danielle Dougherty netted 15. Mackenzie Warner scored nine, Jensen Dunkling had four while Danielle Stopper and Mackenzie Hafer netted three each. Rounding out the scoring was Rachael Donnelly with two.
Ashley Graham had nine points to lead the Mountaineers while Chelsea Repard scored four and Lacey Graham added two.
Liberty won JV game 32-29.
Repard had 20 points in the win while Morgan Westbrook led the Wildcats with 11.
Galeton 39, Otto-Eldred 27
Andi Leach scored 20 points to lead the Tigers to a girls' basketball win.
Galeton led broke open a close game in the second half. They led 13-11 at the half, then outscored Ott-Eldred 26-16 in the second half.
Leach was 12-for-15 from the foul line en route to her game high.
Latascia Shadle added 10 points for the Tigers while Makayla Cochran added five. Mataya McPherson and Shaleigh Proctor had two points apiece to round out the Galeton scoring.