Liberty boys edge Athens, 64-63.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 15, 2015 | Photo courtesy The Review

 

2015 Wellsboro vs. Williamson Boys BasketballLiberty edged Athens 64-63 in a key NTL matchup for both teams on Wednesday night.

It's a big win for Liberty as they lead the NTL small-school standings, and it was a crucial game for the Wildcats in their hopes of making districts.

In a game that was tight for four quarters, it came down to the final play and the Mounties were able to deflect the lob to the basket and then secure the ball to hold on for the one point victory.

Athens came out strong and held the lead at the end of every quarter except the final one.

NPLHS used some good ball movement and timely foul shooting to hold on, while Athens used the three to keep the game close at the end after NPLHS had taken the lead with a couple minutes to go.

Darrell Carroll led Liberty with 22 points and Terry Clark had 14 in the victory.

Sergey June and Garrett Bickhart each had 10 for Liberty and Dillon Ford finished with seven points.

Clark had five boards and four assists, Ford had five assists, four boards and two steals and June had eight rebounds and four steals.

Bickhart had a double-double with 10 boards and he had two steals and Carroll had three steals.

Brandon Fauver led Athens with 27 points, including five threes, and Austin Lister had 15 points.

Tyler Forbes had nine for Athens and Jarrett Priester finished with six points.

Daniel Joyce had four points for Athens and Nick Vosburg finished with two points.

Athens won the JV game 73-8. Cory Stivason had 17 for Athens and Zack Jayne and Gavin Stein each had 10 for the Wildcats.

Wellsboro 54, Williamson 47

The Green Hornets got 23 points from Michael Pietropola and 16 from Kieron Smethers in the win on Wednesday night.

Wellsboro trailed 13-11 after one quarter, but outscored Williamson 15-8 in the second quarter of the win.

Quinn Henry had seven for Wellsboro and Jake Mitchell had four, while Dalton Prough and Brandon Lamphier had two points each.

Pietropola had a double-double with 10 boards and Mitchell and Smethers had nine boards each. Smethers had four steals and three assists, while Dalton Prough also had three assists.

Williamson was led by Brandon Schrader with 21 points and Josh Bradbury and Kyle Haight had eight points each.

Jon Daley had six for Williamson and Nick Cevette and Colin Heilbrun had two points apiece.

Wellsboro won the JV game 57-37. Jacob Singer had 18 for Wellsboro and Heilbrun had 16 for Williamson.

Mansfield 88, NEB 64

Bo Burleigh had 20 points and Luke Kelly had a career-high 15 for North Penn-Mansfield in the win.

"We were struggling, we had some foul trouble and some people hurting and Luke Kelly, Jarrod Burd and Brock Burleigh came off the bench and really stepped up," Mansfield coach Kipper Burleigh said.

Dayton Wood had 11 for Mansfield and Chandler Correll and Burd had nine each.

Levi Christman had eight for the Tigers and Brock Burleigh had six, on two threes, while Bryce Zaparzynski had six and Shane Kelly and Konnor Manikowski each had two.

Bo Burleigh had seven boards and took a charge, Christman had four assists and three steals and Luke Kelly had four boards, two assists, two steals and two deflections.

Correll had seven assists and four steals, Brock Burleigh had four boards and three assists, Burd had three boards and Wood had four assists, three steals, three boards and five deflections.

Northeast Bradford got a double-double of 19 points and 15 boards from Jordan Goodwin and Garret Smith had 16 points, six boards and six assists.

Elijah Arias had 12 points and four assists and Mason Merrill had six points, while Michael Williams and Tommy Rought each had two points. Mansfield won the JV game 60-34 with Garrett Herbst scoring 17. Rought had eight and Nate Chilson six for NEB.

Mansfield hosts Williamson on Friday and NEB is at Wellsboro on Friday night.

Sayre 64, Troy 59

Joey Galizia had a double-double, with a season-high 24 points, with 11 rebounds, to lead Sayre to the win on Wednesday night.

Nick Sweet had 11 points for Sayre and Matt Williams finished with 10 points.

Marshall Felt had nine for Sayre, Jordan Rockwell had six and Marcos Velazquez finished with four points.

Williams had four assists and two steals, Felt and Sweet each had three assists, with Sweet getting three steals and Felt getting two steals. Williams also had five boards.

Rockwell had three steals.

Troy got a career-high 30 points from Brandon Mattocks and Alex Butcher had 12 points, while Anthony Detrick had a career-high 10 for the Trojans.

Kurtis Roupp had five for Troy and Jared Murray finished with two points.

Towanda 67, CV 57

Noah Huff led four Towanda players in double figures with 23 as the Black Knights got the road win Wednesday.

Dylan Bates had 13 points for Towanda and Noah Wheeler had 11, while Nick Place had 10.

Towanda trailed by three at the half, but scored 41 second-half points in the win.

Bailey Potter had six points for Towanda and Jarod Boardman and Tristan James each finished with two points.

Bryant Painter led CV with 20 points and Tyler Melko had 16, while Brandon McLean finished with 11 points.

Nate Bonham had eight for the Indians and Dakota Corwin added two points.

Wyalusing 54, Canton 25

The Rams had 10 players score in the win on Wednesday night.

Ridge Williams led Wyalusing with 16 points and Jon Morrison and Matt Woodruff each finished with 10 points.

Keshon Gardner had six for Wyalusing and Austin Clouse had three points.

Skyler Behrend, Collin Fassett, Jordan Schools and Alex Dake had two points each, while Mitchell Schools finished with one point.

Matt Berryman led Canton with nine points and Ridge Moore had seven.

Byron Matthews had four for Canton and Logan Route had two, while Malachi Washington finished with one point.

North Rome Christian 62, Canaan 52

The North Rome Christian Eagles took a big step forward in their chase for a league title by defeating the Canaan Christian Academy Eagles. As North Rome has found out too many times over the years, wins are tough to come by on CCA's home court. This game would be no different as NRCS would have to play through foul trouble early and often. After holding a slim 13-10 advantage after one period NRCS could not pull away in the second as the team would go in double-bonus with 11 total fouls heading into half. In the first half Canaan was able to keep it close by shooting 7-10 from the foul line. Also, hampering NRCS was the fact that their center Johnny Mosier picked up his third foul early in the second, but they still held a 24-21 edge at the half.

To start the third NRCS watched Nathan Helmuth and Riley Gorsline hit back-to-back three-pointers to give them a healthy start. Canaan's Nick Larosa answered right back with five points of his own. NRCS would still have the 20-16 scoring advantage in the frame and lead 44-37 heading into the last frame.

Both teams would go into double-bonus in the fourth and NRCS would capitalize more from it, hitting 10-13 from the charity stripe while Canaan only hit 3-7. Although playing through the foul trouble NRCS's Mosier would score 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Gorsline is starting to come on strong after an early season injury and he hit for 15 points while snaring three steals. Also, for NRCS Kyle Bert would collect a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds while teammate Helmuth netted 14 points and handed out three assists.

North Rome's fifth senior on the floor, Cole Hiduk had a good game containing the league's leading scorer Blakely Hoffman to six points under his average. Hiduk finished with six rebounds and three steals.

North Rome is now 9-2 on the year and travels to the Central Baptist tournament where they will tip-off tonight at 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday's tip-off times are still to be determined.

GIRLS

FROM TUESDAY NIGHT

NEB 47, Williamson 24

Lydia Werner had 12 points and Maddy Johnson had 11 for NEB in the win.

Macy Wilks had eight for the Panthers and Kara Hallett finished with six, while Devon Russell added four points.

Josie Haverly had three points for NEB and Emilee Allis had two points, while Anna Wheaton finished with one point.

Williamson got five points from Danielle Cross and Andrea Shieve, Hannah Deacon and Emma Durst had four each. Makayla Butz had three for Williamson and Maran Davis and Brittany Boyce both had two points.

Cross had five boards and two steals and Deacon had two assists.