Athens edges Canton, 39-38.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | December 14, 2017


ATHENS — Canton led Athens most of the way but at the end the Wildcats pulled out the 39-38 NTL girls' basketball win Wednesday.

Canton built a 10-point lead at the half 25-15 but Athens started the third quarter with a 10-0 run to tie it late in the third.

Canton would retake the lead and extend it to eight points in the fourth. That's when Kara Chapman got the Wildcats back in striking distance with six straight points with a bucket and foul then a three-pointer to cut it to two.

That's when Emily Lunger took over, scoring six straight points to give Athens a four-point lead in the final minutes.

Canton cut it to a one basket deficit with a free throw with 15 seconds to go. That's when Tamara Hess got a steal and the Warriors drew up one last play. Elle Binford's drive to the hoop was no good but the put back was good with four seconds left to cut it to one.

However, Canton only had five team fouls and needed eight to second the Lady 'Cats to the foul line.

Athens was able to run out the clock before Canton accrued the fouls to escape with their season opening win.

Lunger finished with 20 points, 15 of them in the second half, to go with five boards and three assists while Chapman had 13 points, 11 boards, four blocks and six steals. Kayleigh Miller added four while Sophie Adams netted two. Adams also had eight rebounds and five blocks.

Binford led Canton with 11 points while Hailey Wesneski notched nine.

Joelle Urban scored seven, Emma Bly had five, Shea Roupp netted four while Hess finished with two.

Athens won the JV game 55-23 as Kasidy Peterson had 14 points. Grace Mead led Canton with nine.

Athens is at NP-Mansfield Friday.

Williamson 47, NP-Mansfield 46

Lilly Fitzmartin had 15 points and eight boards while Emylee Yusko added 14 points, six rebounds and two steals as the Warriors got a narrow win in NTL girls' basketball action Wednesday.

It was at 20-20 at the half when Williamson took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter. In the final frame the Tigers hit three three-pointers but Yusko and Fitzmartin combined to score eight of Williamson's 15 points to pull out the win.

Hannah Deacon had seven points and five boards, Bethanny Boyce had five points, six assists, seven rebounds and two steals while Jenna Gee. Ella Durst and Brianna Padgett had two points each. Gee also had four assists.

Lizzi Welch had 14 points to lead NP-Mansfield while Shaelyn Berguson netted 11. JoAnne McNamara added eight, Sara Swingle scored five, Jaime Palmer netted four with Alyssa Smith and Alaina McKee scoring two points each.

Wyalusing 55, NP-Liberty 37

The Lady Rams jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter en route to their NTL girls' basketball win Wednesday.

Morgan Woodruff had 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to lead Wyalusing while freshman Callie Bennett had 12 points and four boards.

Emily Champluvier had eight points, four rebounds and four assists, Sarah Bird had five points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals, Catherine Brown had seven points and two steals, Hannah Chamberlin had four points, three boards, two assists and two steals, Hailey Jayne had three points, Madison Putnam netted one point while Paige Robinson and Daphne Fassett chipped in with three rebounds each.

Eva Rice had 10 points to lead the Lady Mountaineers while Alyssa Remley had eight points. Sarah Alexander scored six, Katie Mistifer netted five, Emma Williams had four while McKenzie Bogaczyk and Taylor Thompson had two points each.

Wellsboro 57, Northeast Bradford 32

Tory Self had 21 points on 50 percent shooting from the field as she led the Hornets to an NTL girls' basketball win Wednesday.

Wellsboro jumped out to an 11-4 lead and never looked back.

Lizzie Poirier (15 points) and Emma Poirier (12 points) were both in double figures while Cathryn Brought added four points.

Rachael Tuttle and Mikel Shabloski each had two points while Luna Alexander netted one.

Vicky Rought led the Panthers with 10 points while Jaycee Brown added six. Josie Haverly notched five points and a team high eight boards, Emilee Allis added four points and six boards, Lindsey Moore and Aaliyah Bevacqua had three points and five assists each while Ella Brown rounded out the scoring with one.

NEB won the JV contest 34-21. The Panthers were led by Rought with 12 points.

The Panthers host Towanda on Friday.

Sayre 40, Towanda 20

The Redskins held Towanda to three first half points en route to their NTL girls' basketball win Wednesday.

Camry Lane had 16 points to lead Sayre while Stephanie Klovekorn netted 14.

Amber Merrill scored five, Blair Wampole and Britt Benjamin had two points each while Emily Moore netted one.

Erin Barrett nearly had a double-double for Towanda with 12 points and nine boards while Hannah Chandler had six points. Ally Hurley added two points, Taylor Parker had six rebounds and Kristin Leljedal grabbed five boards.

Towanda won the JV game 38-29 behind 13 points from Barrett. Julia Boyle led Sayre with 15.

Towanda is at NEB Friday.

Cowanesque Valley 47, Troy 21

CV used a 24-4 third quarter to pull away from the Trojans to pick up an NTL girls' basketball win Monday.

The Indians led 13-7 after the first quarter but Troy hung tough in the second, keeping it a six point deficit at the half (19-13).

Then in the third Nicole Hummel and Makayla Vargeson combined for 15 points to put the Indians out in front for good.

Vargeson finished with 11 to lead CV while Hummel had 10. Delaney Doan netted eight, Karmen Short had seven, Amaya Walker scored four, Brynn Williams notched three while Abby Askley and Julia Draper had two points each to round out the scoring.

Marissa Bulkley led Troy with six points while Roxanne Kingsley and Shyanne Yaggie had four points apiece.

Abigail McDougal netted three while Emilie Cole and Rachel Hickok scored two points each.

Smethport 51, Galeton 47

The Tigers couldn't hold a fourth quarter lead in their opening Northern Tier League loss in Wedneday's girls' basketball action.

Smethport led 26-20 at the half before Galeton went on a 21-11 third quarter run to take a 41-37 lead into the final frame.

In the fourth Smethport held Galeton to six points to get the win.

Makaya Shadle led the Tigers with 18 points while Cara Parsell (11 points) and Katelyn Pagano (10 points) were also in double figures.

Haylee Ludington added three points and Brielle Kalacisnki netted two to round out the Galeton scorers.

Abbey Woodard led the Hubbers with 22 points.