Wellsboro boys top Athens.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 24, 2015


The Wellsboro boys picked up a win over Athens on Friday night, 62-49.

With the win, coupled with Mansfield's loss to Towanda, the Green Hornets are tied with Mansfield atop the NTL standings.

Michael Pietropola had a double-double to lead Wellsboro with 21 points and 10 boards and Kieron Smethers had 14 points.

Quinn Henry had nine for the Green Hornets and Brandon Lamphier and Dawson Prough had six each, while Jake Mitchell finished with four points.

Smethers had five boards and three assists, with two blocks and Pietropola added two assists and two blocks, with two steals.

Prough had two steals and two assists and Henry had three assists and six boards. Mitchell had five rebounds.

Brandon Fauver led Athens with 28 points.

Tyler Forbes, Austin Lister, Jarett Priester and Joe Moyer had four each for Athens.

Ethan Lane and Aaron Barry had two each for the Wildcats and Dan Joyce had one point.

Lister had five boards and Moyer had four boards.

Fauver had three assists and Forbes had two blocks.

Watkins Glen 65, Waverly 35

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - The Wolverines were outscored by the unbeaten Senecas 25-8 in the first quarter of the loss Friday.

Jeff Mitchell led Waverly with 11 points and Garrett Sutryk had nine points.

Zach VanHouten had seven points and Hunter Bodine finished with six points.

Kyle Kinsley had two for Waverly.

Kinsley had 10 boards and Alex Volpe had five boards and two steals, while Bodine had two steals and two assists.

Colin Gates had 20 to lead Watkins Glen.

Waverly won the JV game 44-32 with Mads Lindhard leading the Wolverines with 14.

Waverly hosts Newark Valley on Friday.

Williamson 48, Sayre 26

The Warriors got a double-double from Brandon Schrader with 15 points and 10 boards as they locked up a spot in districts on Friday.

Josh Bradbury had 11 points and seven assists and Kyle Haight had nine points.

Nick Cevette had five points and eight boards and Jon Daly had eight points.

Nick Sweet led Sayre with nine points and Matt Williams had seven points.

Jordan Rockwell had four for Sayre and Marcos Velazquez had three points, while Jalen Powers had two and Marshall Felt had one point.

Williams had seven boards and Sweet had six boards.

Williams had four assists and Nate Romanauski and Sweet had two steals each.

Williamson hosts Athens on Monday.

NEB 63, Canton 35

The Panthers outscored Canton 43-20 in the second and third quarters of the win on Friday.

Jordan Goodwin had a double-double for the Panthers with 16 points and 0 boards and Nik Geiser had 11 points, while Austin Senn-Bishop added 10 points.

Elijah Arias had nine points for NEB and Mason Merrill finished with six points.

Garret Smith and Tommy Rought had four each for NEB and Michael Williams had two points, while Mike Wallitsch had one point.

Williams had three assists and two steals, Goodwin had three blocks and Geiser had four assists.

Mason Moore led Canton with 17 points and Ridge Moore had nine, while Byron Matthews finished with seven points.

NEB won the JV game 33-22 with Nate Chilson scoring 11 and David Ford adding 10.

NEB is at Owego on Monday.

Troy 66, Wyalusing 60

The Trojans got 27 points from Brandon Mattocks in the win on Friday night.

Troy scored 25 fourth-quarter points to pick up the win.

Anthony Dietrick had 12 for the Trojans and Clark Jackson finished with 10 points.

Alex Butcher had eight for Troy and Jared Murray finished with seven, while Jah Wallace and Nate Martin had one point each.

Wyalusing was led by Ridge Williams with 20 and Jon Morrison and Keshon Gardener had 10 points each.

Matt Woodruff had nine for the Rams and Terron Millard had six points.

Kyle Tinna had three points for Wyalusing and Hunter Brewer had two points.

Wyalusing won the JV game 58-54.

Liberty 53, CV 37

North Penn-Liberty got 17 points each from Darrell Carroll and Terry Clark in the victory on Friday.

Sergey June had seven for Liberty and Dillon Ford finished with five points.

Garrett Bickhart and Logan McGovern each had three for Liberty and Ethan Aldinger had one point.

Clark had four assists, four steals and four boards and Ford had four steals and four boards.

June had 10 boards and four blocks and Carroll had six boards, four assists and two steals. Bickhart had five boards and three steals.

The Indians got 15 points from Dakota Corwin and Bryant Painter had 11.

Tyler Melko had seven for CV and Connor Calaman and Brandon McLean each had two points.

Notre Dame 68, Susquehanna Valley 66

Darius Garvin had 33 points, 18 rebounds and five assists to lead Notre Dame to the win.

"It was a series of big shots," Notre Dame coach Bill Hopkins said. "We were down seven going into the fourth and Darius had four fouls. We were in deep trouble. I thought Joe Prunier played very well early in the fourth. He had seven in the fourth quarter. We actually got up by one twice, the last time we got a stop and were able to come down and Parker (May) hit a three to go up four. Anytime you go up two possessions it is huge.

"Darius was 6-for-6 in free throws in the fourth period and had 15 points in the fourth."

For the Crusaders it was a big comeback and win.

"The seniors came through big in the fourth," Hopkins said. "Darius never fouled out, which was fortunate for us. We had a hard time stopping them, they have a massive size advantage on us. One kid 6-foot, 6-inches, the other 6-4. (David) Mathews shredded our defense. We couldn't stop him. It was a zany game, back and fourth. We hit some big shots when we had to, to get out of a seven-point deficit and take a lead. Parker's three was huge. Darius hit his free throws, it's very, very rewarding for me.

"They play in the STAC, anytime you can sneak a win on their floor, I am happy and thrilled for us. The kids got a big win on the road. I don't care what the record is, when you play teams in the STAC, it's a good, quality win for your team."

Garvin had 33 points, 18 boards and five assists and Prunier had 14 points, while May had eight points and five steals.

Kyle Minchin and Derek Stark had five points each and Pat Brown had two points.

Matthews led Susquehanna Valley with 29.

Susquehanna Valley won the JV game.

Notre Dame hosts Edison on Friday.

North Rome 59, Ross Corners 30

The first time these two met about five weeks ago, NRCS came away with an impressive 39-point win on Ross Corners' home court. This time around the game was still up for grabs with about four minutes left to play. That is when three sophomores Cole Jennings, Luke Roberts, and Noah Beers came off the bench for NRCS and combined to outscore RCCA 16-3 en route to sealing the big win. Tied after one period 9-9, NRCS would get a nice lead in the second with help from Johnny Mosier scoring 10 of his game-high 15 points. At the break it was 23-13, however in the third period RCCA was able to get the deficit within six points on three different occasions. Still after three periods NRCS would only hold a 32-24 lead. Slowly they would build on that lead and take a 27-6 advantage scoring in the fourth.

Mosier would finish with 15 points and 10 rebounds plus five steals. NRCS teammates Nathan Helmuth and Jennings finished with 11 points apiece as Helmuth was a terror forcing turnovers, picking up eight steals alone. Kyle Bert also hit double figures with 10 points and five rebounds. Also scoring for NRCS were Cole Hiduk with four points, Noah Beers with three points, Luke Roberts with four points and Riley Gorsline with one. Michael Moody led Ross with 11 points.