Hot North Penn downs Mansfield.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | February 7, 2014

 

Last Tuesday North Penn looked to break the tie atop the NTL Division II standings by beating Sayre, pushing Mansfield to the top.

But then the Tigers traveled to Blossburg and the Panther's continued to play spoilers, beating Mansfield 60-50 Thursday.

"It feels good to play the spoiler role," North Penn coach Jeff Manikowski said. "We lost a game earlier in the season I felt we should have won, if we didn't lose that game we would be battling for the Small School title."

Mansfield led a low scoring first quarter 6-4 but it was the Panthers taking a narrow 19-18 halftime lead. They used a 20-12 third quarter to push their advantage to 39-30 going into the final frame.

In a high scoring quarter the Panthers out scored the Tigers 21-20 to secure the win.

Manikowski credits his bench for the win this time around.

"Luke Kelly, Konnor Manikowski, Dylan Rudinski, they played excellent off the bench tonight," Manikowski said. "We had some foul trouble and if it wasn't for our bench we probably don't win tonight."

The trio combined for 21 points.

Dayton Wood led the Panthers with 13 points, eight boards and five assists while Levi Christman had 10 and Rudinski netted nine. Kaynen Arredondo scored eight while Manikowski, Cody Crum and Kelly had six points a piece. Brad Brubaker chipped in with two.

Bo Burleigh had 18 points to lead Mansfield while Chandler Correll netted 12. Brady Andrews, Jarrod Burd and Bryce Zaparzynski had five points each with Ryan Campbell scoring three.

Mansfield won the JV game.

The Panthers travel to Canton Saturday where they want to stay hot as they get ready for district play.

"We're trying to stay on a roll and peak at the right heading into districts," remarked Manikowski.

Troy 57, Athens 47

The Trojans kept their playoff hopes alive with an NTL Division I boys' basketball win Thursday.

The victory pushes Troy to 9-11 with two games left, against Nanticoke at Sullivan County Saturday and Canton next week.

The Trojans led 19-15 after the opening quarter then out scored the Wildcats 38-32 the rest of the way.

Brandon Mattocks led Troy with 25 points while Jed Wright added 17 points and eight assists. Evan Polly netted 10 points while Gage Burns scored three.

Fred Horn had 11 points and nine boards to lead Athens while Ryan Segar and Dan Moyer had nine points each. Tyler Forbes scored eight, Brandon Fauver netted four while Kalen Keathley and Joe Moyer had two points a piece.

Moyer added eight boards and three blocks while Segar had three steals.

Athens won the JV game.

Troy's Saturday game has a noon JV start.

Cowanesque Valley 66, Liberty 46

The Indians earned a district playoff spot with their NTL Division II boys' basketball win Thursday.

The win moves CV to 11-10 with one game left to play.

The Indians jumped out to a 26-13 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Josh Nudd had 24 points to lead CV while Tyler Melko added 18 and Dakota Corwin scored 13. Brandon Whitesell netted six while Bryant Painter added five.

Cody Schmouder led Liberty with 12 points while Dillon Ford added eight. JJ Walker and Dalton Litzelman scored seven each for the Mountaineers while Kenny Kreger, Cody Fritz and Sergey June had four points a piece.

Liberty won the JV game.

Towanda 65, Wyalusing 35

The Black Knights finished their regular season with an NTL Division I boys' basketball win Thursday.

Dave Rodenhizer led Towanda with 18 points while Noah Huff added 14 with five assists. Tristan James netted eight with five boards for the Knights while Bailey Potter scored six.

Dan Fetterman had five points and five rebounds, Dylan Bates, Lij Griffin, Brad Sparbanie and Garrett Mosier had three points a piece while Noah Wheeler netted two.

Matt Woodruff led Wyalusing with nine points while Terron Millard scored seven. Cody Pickett and Kyle Tinna had six points each, Dylan Bulick netted four, Ridge Williams scored two with Keshon Gardner adding one.

Towanda won the JV game 40-28 behind 11 points from Nick Innocenzo. Devon Carr had nine for the Rams.

Wellsboro 73, Williamson 40

The Hornets jumped out to a 21-11 first quarter lead in their NTL Division I boys' basketball win Thursday.

They would take a 42-20 lead at the half.

Joey Doganeiro had 22 points and four assists to lead Wellsboro while Dylan Prough added 18 points and 13 boards for the double-double.

Dawson Prough scored 13 points, Kieron Smethers had 11 with nine rebounds and three blocks while Michael Pietropola chipped in with nine points.

Troy Adriance and Josh Bradbury had 12 points each to lead the Warriors while Kyle Haight added six. Steven Thompson scored five, Nick Cevette had three while Colin Heilbrun netted two.

Williamson won the JV game 42-20.

Sayre 74, Canton 35

Nate Williams had 27 points, 25 of them in the first half, as the Redskins picked up an NTL Division II boys' basketball win Thursday.

Joey Galizia netted 14 with six boards while Seth Murrelle scored 10 with five assists. Marcos Velazquez, Matt Williams and Marshall Higley had six points a piece, Tyler Eaton and Nick Sweet had two points each while Marshall Felt netted one.

Kerry Moon led Sayre with 11 points while Jesse Lattimer scored eight. Christian Thoren and Tre Sawtell had four points a piece, Ridge Moore and Dylan Fleet had three points each with Chris Whitehead netting two.

Girls

Waverly 56, Dryden 41

Reylyn Schwartzhoff had 27 points as the Wolverines picked up a cross-over IAC win Thursday.

Waverly jumped out to a 17-7 first quarter lead then pushed it to 27-13 at the half. They would go on to out score Dryden 29-28 in the second half to secure the win.

Kylie Newman and Kiana Manuel had seven points each for Waverly while Jordan Raupers scored five. Emiley Myers netted three, Taylor Bodine, Katie McEvoy and MckHenna Mattison had two points a piece with Megan Wilbur netting one.

Erin Daley had 18 points to lead Dryden.

Moravia 45, Tioga 28

A big third quarter proved to be the difference in this IAC cross-over contest.

Moravia led 11-6 after the opening quarter but Tioga hung in there, keeping it to a four point deficit at the half.

Then Moravia out scored them 20-7 in the third quarter en route to the win.

Kaitlyn Stubbs and Lexi Swagler had eight points a piece to lead the Tigers while Kaitlin Burridge added four. Rachael Graham had three points and 14 boards, Olivia Howland had three points and Lynzy Baker added two points, three steals and three assists.

Madison Jensen and Anna Benneck had eight points each to lead Moravia.

Moravia won the JV game 43-31 as Kirsten Schweiger had 10 points for Tioga.

The Tigers host Towanda Monday.