North Penn-Mansfield edges Notre Dame.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | December 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy Charlie Berch


North Penn-Mansfield edges Notre DameELMIRA, N.Y. - North Penn-Mansfield overcame a slow start and held off a Notre Dame rally late to win 37-35 in the opening round of the Sue DeFilippo Division of the Holiday Inn Classic.

They will face Elmira, who beat Edison 89-13, in the title game on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Notre Dame takes on Edison at 10 a.m. this morning.

Tied at 10-10 after the first quarter the Tigers held Notre Dame to three points in the second to take a 19-13 lead at the half.

The Crusaders came back in the third, out scoring the Tigers 12-10 and even out scored them 10-8 in the fourth but couldn't complete the rally.

Neither team shot well in the defensive battle as NPM was 33% from the floor while Notre Dame was 27%.

Both teams combined for 4-for-33 from beyond the arc.

Yet there were only had 11 total turnovers in the contest.

Ali Hillson led the Tigers with 19 points while Alysa Davey-Bostic added nine points and five rebounds.

Sara Wolbert had seven points and 11 boards with Kristina Buchanan adding two points wight nine boards.

Mary Foster led Notre Dame with 10 points and eight boards while Mia Herlan had nine points and seven boards.

Mackenzie Maloney had four points and six boards while Maura Glovins and Laurel Vargas had four points each. Courtney Crater and Alivia Clark had two points each to round out the scoring.