CV boys top Liberty, capture NTL small-school crown.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | February 11, 2015 | Photo courtesy The Review


2015 Cowanesque Valley vs. Northeast Bradford Boys BasketballLERAYSVILLE - The Cowanesque Valley boys held off a second-half Northeast Bradford comeback bid and held on for a 52-46 win on Tuesday to capture the NTL small-school title.

The Indians entered the day tied with Liberty and Williamson in the small-school standings, but losses by both of those teams left the Indians with the title.

Bryant Painter led the Indians with 18 points and Tyler Melko had 14 for CV.

Nate Bonham had eight points for Cowanesque Valley and Brandon McLean and Dakota Corwin each finished with six points.

Jordan Goodwin had 11 points and 20 rebounds, with six blocked shots, for NEB and Austin Senn-Bishop finished with 12 points.

Elijah Arias had 10 points for the Panthers and Garret Smith finished with six points.

Mason Merrill, Nik Geiser and Michael Williams each had two points for NEB and Tommy Rought had one point.

Arias had eight boards and two assists and Merrill and Williams each had two assists.

NEB won the JV game 46-38 with Joby Leiser scoring 11.

The Panthers are at Owego on Thursday.

Athens 60, Williamson 41

The Wildcats outscored Williamson 28-9 in the fourth quarter to get the win on Tuesday.

The game was tied at 32 after three quarters, but in the fourth, seven Athens players scored and the Wildcats got seven each from Brandon Fauver and Austin Lister in the quarter.

Fauver led Athens with 19 points and Lister finished with 13.

Joe Moyer had nine for Athens and Aaron Barry finished with six points in the game.

Tyler Forbes and Patrick Cole each had four for Athens and Daniel Joyce had three points, while Jarett Priester finished with two points.

Fauver had four boards and five assists, Lister had a double-double with 10 boards and five assists and Moyer had eight boards, three assists and three blocked shots.

Sayre 39, Liberty 37, OT

Liberty forced overtime on a half-court buzzer beater by Terry Clark, but Sayre got a game-winning three by Marshall Higley to win it in overtime.

Higley had all five of Sayre's points in overtime, hitting the winner with five seconds left.

Higley led all scorers with 19 points and Marshall Felt had 11 for Sayre in the game.

Matt Williams had six for the Redskins and Joey Galizia had two points.

Terry Clark led Liberty with 16 points and Sergey June had 10.

Dillon Ford had seven for Liberty and Sean Upham had three, while Drake Schmouder had one point.

Clark had two assists and three boards and June had 14 boards and three steals, while Schmouder had seven boards and Ford had four boards and two assists.