Sullivan blows out state ranked Millville.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 25, 2018


LAPORTE — After a close loss to St. John Neumann on Monday Sullivan County coach Glenn Vaughan was worried about how his team would respond as they hosted undefeated and state ranked Millville on Wednesday.

Those worries were quickly laid to rest as the Griffins jumped out to a 14-2 first quarter lead en route to a 52-35 win over their division rivals. It's the first loss of the season for the fifth ranked team in the state.

"I'm really proud of the way we came to play from the onset tonight," said Vaughan. "We felt like we blew the game late at St. John Neumann. I'm proud of how we put our foot on the gas pedal and didn't let them back into it. I have a lot of respect for Millville but tonight was a night I just think my kids were super motivated to get redemption because we felt we should have beat them the first time, too."

The Quakers stayed within striking distance at the half, keeping it a 31-15 deficit to give them a shot in the second half.

But Sullivan used another big quarter — taking the third 16-10 — to put them away.

"We needed to win a game like this," Vaughan said.

Sullivan has had three close losses on the year against quality opponents but left no doubt on Wednesday night.

"That was kind of the message throughout," remarked Vaughan. "We were winning by 10-15-20 but I said keep your foot on the gas pedal. We had that attitude of extending the lead."

They also held Millville's leading scorer Jalen Wrightner to 11 points on the game.

"Our defense was outstanding," said Vaughan, noting Hottenstein did a great job on Wrightner.

"He held a really good ball player to 11 points," remarked Vaughan. "Our awareness on the defensive end was excellent. We executed our game plan really well."

John Saxe had 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting to go with seven assists while Alex Baumunk and Dave Pardoe had eight points and six boards each.

Sam Carpenter netted seven points while Hottenstein scored six, Jesse Williams added four and Jalen Thomas chipped in with two.

Sullivan won the JV game 43-26 as Williams had 12 points.

The Griffins travel to Montgomery for a 1 p.m. varsity only start Saturday.

North Penn-Mansfield 79, Athens 66

The Tigers survived a 30 point effort from Gavin Stein to pick up the NTL Division-II boys' basketball win Wednesday.

NP-Mansfield held a tenuous 18-17 first quarter lead then steadily built it from there. They out scored Athens by three points in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth to get the victory.

Nick Kasper led five Tigers in double figures with 18 points, four boards and four assists while Garrett David had 15 points, five boards and two steals.

Dylan Meyer had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to go with three steals, Jacob Green had four points and Brent Burleigh had 11 points with four assists and two steals.

Jayden Andrews added six points and five steals and Sawyer Freeman scored five points.

For Athens after Stein Ethan Lane netted 14 points while Ben Gambrell scored eight. Keegan Rude notched seven, Mateo Baglini and Brady Smith had three points each while Damian Hudson netted one.

Troy 83, Towanda 43

Ja Wallace had 24 points, nine boards and five steals to lead the Trojans to the NTL Division-I boys' basketball win Wednesday.

Clark Jackson added 15 points, nine steals and five assists while Nate Martin had 10 points, nine boards and four assists.

Correy Davis scored 10 points as well while Dom Ayers and Alex Johnson had six points a piece. Seldon Rogers had three points, five steals and three assists, Kaden Murray netted three points with Nat Graybill getting two points and seven rebounds.

Ethan Allen had two points, Hayden Dewey scored one and Jacob Hall notched one. Robert Rogers chipped in with seven boards.

Dalton Potter had 18 points and four boards to lead Towanda while Luke Tama added 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Lars Thomason, Matt Madigan, Bob Farley and Brodie Johnson had two points each while Damien Thurston and Sean Campbell each scored one. Thurston also grabbed nine boards and blocked three shots.

The win qualifies Troy for districts.

Northeast Bradford 47, NP-Liberty 35

Zak Smith had 18 points, six boards and three assists to lead the Panthers to the win in NTL boys' basketball action Wednesday.

Chazz Labarre added 10 points and five boards, Andy Crown had nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks, Clayton Connor had seven points and three steals while Nick Marino chipped in with three points.

Logan Horsley netted nine points to lead NP-Liberty while Brandyn Choplosky had eight points. Ethan Delker scored six, Logan Choplosky added five, Noah Spencer scored four and Colton Litzelman had three.

Cowanesque Valley 53, Sayre 29

The Indians held Sayre to 10 second half points as they pulled away from the NTL Division-II boys' basketball win Wednesday.

CV jumped out to an 18-10 first quarter lead but Sayre cut it to 21-19 at the half.

Then in the second half the Redskins went cold while the Indians got hot, scoring 32 points in the third and fourth quarters combined.

Seth Huyler led a balanced Indian effort with 14 points while Skyler Vinluan (13 points), Kurtis Easton (11) and Christian Kemp (10) all got into double figures.

Tyler Vargeson added five points.

Jordan Rockwell had 12 points to lead Sayre while Ryan Murrelle chipped in with seven. Ethan Miller scored five, Corbin Brown had four and Connor Young netted one.

Sayre won the JV game.

Wellsboro 83, Williamson 29

The Hornets continued to roll through the NTL with their Division-I boys' basketball win Wednesday.

Brandyn Tuttle had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Wellsboro while Dalton Prough added 18 points, six boards and six assists.

Andrew Brelo had 13 points, three steals and three assists, Quinn Henry scored nine points with five assists, Collin Pietropola had eight points and four boards, Holden Kennedy had six points, Joseph Grab netted five points with four boards, Billy Lechler had three points with Bergen Weiner and Hunter Brown scoring two points a piece. Brown also had three steals while Nic Ingerick chipped in with three assists.

Tanner Adriance had nine points to lead Williamson while Kolby Allen scored eight and Simon Fish netted seven. Andrew Hackett added three and Zach Emmert notched two.


Late Tuesday

Northeast Bradford 62, NP-Liberty 38

Jaycee Brown had 18 points to lead the Lady Panthers to the win.

Lindsay Moore netted 13, Aaliyah Bevacqua added 12, Josie Haverly scored eight, Lauryn Jones notched five while Marissa Brink, Emilee Allis and Ella Brown had two points a piece.

Eva Rice led the Mountaineers with 10 points while Taylor Thompson scored nine. Alyssa Remley had eight, McKenzie Bogaczyk notched seven and Emma Williams scored two.