Canton moves closer to district spot.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | February 10, 2012


The Canton Warriors picked up a 48-44 victory over Troy on Thursday, their 10th of the year, leaving them needing one win in their final three games to clinch a spot in districts.

Canton was led by Becca Machmer with 16 points and Rachel Holmes had 10 points, while Morgan Palmer finished with nine points.

Jada Smith and Makenzy Route each had four points and Sarah Bly had three points, while Chelsea Heatley finished with two points.

Troy was led by Brooke Mattocks with 15 points and Kelsey Bristol finished with 13 points.

Faith Ceely had eight points and Kayla Stephani had five points, while Taylor Johnston chipped in with three points.

Stephani had seven boards, Mattocks had four rebounds and four steals, Ceely had three steals, Johnston had seven boards, four steals and three blocks and Bristol drew two charges.

Canton won the JV game.

Troy hosts Athens on Saturday.

Mansfield 52, Williamson 35

With both teams fighting for a shot to qualify for districts, the Tigers picked up a big win on Thursday.

"I was really pleased, defensively we played well," Mansfield coach Jason Dominick. "Offensively we started out slow then really got that going. The biggest thing with us was taking care of the ball. When we take care of the ball, we can play with anyone.

"Williamson is hot, they are hot right now. They are a good basketball team and they are a tough matchup."

Mansfield got 18 points from Emily James and Molly Wood had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Jackie Hillson had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Maddie York had two points for Mansfield in the win.

Williamson got 12 points from Kim Daugherty and 10 from Lori Horton. Nikki Hurler had seven points for the Indians and Amber Fitzmartin, Cheyenne Jones and McKenna Greenwalt all had two points.

Mansfield won the JV game.

CV 44, Wellsboro 38

The Indians clinched no worse than a share of the NTL West girls' title on Thursday with the victory.

Wyalusing 71, NEB 47

The Rams made 10 three pointers on their way to a victory on Thursday night.

Wyalusing got 16 points from Alexis Daly and Laci Holdren had 14 points, while Kayleen Sutton had 11 and Kasey DeVoir and Arielle Kneller each had 10 as five players scored in double figures.

Sutton had three threes and DeVoir, Kneller and Holdren each hit two, while Daly also had a three.

Savannah Schools had four points in the game and Mackenzie Martin, Ally DeVoir and Roni Morrison finished with two points each for the Rams.

Northeast Bradford was led by Kelsey Carlsen with 18 points and Haylie Phillips had eight points, while MaKaylah Holbert and Alyssa Coon each had seven points.

Calla Martin had five points for the Panthers and Maddy Johnson had two points.

Carlsen added six steals and four assists and Coon had eight rebounds.

Wyalusing won the JV game 34-19. Ciera Holland led the Rams with 13 and Alyssa Turner led Northeast Bradford with six.

Northeast Bradford hosts Galeton on Saturday and the Rams host Sayre in a key NTL matchup. The Rams and Athens are tied with two league losses, each of them trailing Sayre by a game.

Sayre 41, Liberty 29

The Redskins got 13 points from Elyse Skerpon, who had seven rebounds and seven steals and Mollie Robinson had 11 points and four assists in the win.

Kelly Villanti had 13 points and Katie Hurley finished with four points and 10 rebounds.

Liberty got 22 points from Brooke Scott-Knecht and Nicole Black, Ashley Graham and Kelsey Harer each had two points, while Megan Hawk finished with one point.

Sayre won the JV game 21-15. The Redskins got 10 points from Emily Garrity and Crystal Dietrick led Liberty with five points.

North Penn 60, Galeton 48

The Panthers notched their first NTL West win of the year, getting 17 points from Kaitlyn Garverick and getting 15 from Mariah Berguson had 15.

Chelsea Smith had six points for North Penn and Whitney Holdren and Cassie Frederick finished with five points each.

Rebecca Toothacker and Alex Mendes each had four points for North Penn and Jenn Vlajic, Kirsten Berguson and Chelsea Moran finished with two points each.

Nicole Reeves led Galeton with 17 and Latascia Shadle finished with 16 points.

Mitaya McPherson had eight points for Galeton and McKayla Cochran finished with five points, while Kaitlyn Akers had two points.

North Penn won the JV game.

The Panthers are at Liberty on Saturday.

Bucktail 45, Sullivan County 40

A 19-point fourth quarter by Bucktail was the difference as they overcame a two-point deficit entering the quarter to win.

Sullivan County was led by Addie Jordan with 13 points and Alyssa McDonald finished with 11 points.

Justine McCarty and Nicole Bart each had six points and Shelby Zeller and Meredith Lambert had two points each.

Bucktail won the JV game 40-32. Alexis Kiess led Sullivan County with nine points.