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Canton girls, Williamson boys win North Penn Kiwanis Christmas Tournament.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | December 30, 2011 | Photo courtesy The Review


2011 North Penn vs. LibertyBLOSSBURG - The Warriors finished strong in the first and second halves to come away with a 54-41 win over Liberty girls' title in the North Penn Kiwanis Christmas Tournament Thursday.

The two teams were tied at 11 after the first quarter but an 18-7 advantage for the Warriors in the second gave them 29-18 lead at the half.

Liberty rallied in the third, out scoring Canton 11-6 despite leading scorer Brooke Scott-Knecht sitting out due to foul trouble.

The Warriors used a 19-12 advantage in the fourth to take home the trophy.

Canton's Rebecca Machmer was named tournament MVP and finished the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Morgan Palmer added 13 points. Jada Smith added six points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Smith and Palmer were named to the All-Tournament team.

Kaitlin Meyer finished out the Canton scoring with seven points.

Scott-Knecht was Liberty's selection on the All-Tournament team. She had 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

Also for the Mountaineers Kelsey Harer added seven points and seven boards while Desirae McGovern and Megan Hawk had four points a piece. McGovern also had three steals.

Nicole Black and Crystal Dietrick added three points each while Brittany Bickhart had one. Black also dished out two assists.

Consolation Game

Williamson 49, North Penn 44

BLOSSBURG - The Warriors held off the hosts Panthers in the consolation game of the girls' North Penn Kiwanis Christmas Tournament Thursday.

Williamson led 17-11 after the first quarter and continued to hold the lead through to the second half.

They extended the lead to 41-30 going in to the fourth quarter but North Penn rallied, cutting the deficit to three points at one point before falling.

Cheyenne Jones and Lori Horton had 13 points each to lead the Warriors. Horton added 10 rebounds, 7 steals and had five blocks while Jones scored eight boards.

Kim Daugherty had 10 points while McKenna Greenwalt added eight points, four steals and three assists. Amber Fitzmartin scored three while Nikki Hurler chipped in with two.

Whitney Holdren led North Penn with 14 points while Kaitlyn Gavverick added 11. Jen Vlagic had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers, Cassie Frederick and Mariah Berguson had three points each while Chelsea Moran scored two. Frederick also had five steals while Berguson grabbed five boards.

Daugherty and Holdren were the two All-Tournament selections.


Championship Game

Williamson 58, Canton 44

BLOSSBURG - Williamson jumped out to a 24-12 first quarter lead and held Canton at bay most of the game to take the boys' North Penn Kiwanis Christmas Tournament Thursday.

Derrick Vargeson led four Williamson players in double figures with 14 points while Ryan Bidlack added 12. Trevor Adriance scored 11, Hunter Huyett had 10, Devon Smith scored eight while Drew Fish chipped in with three.

Emmett Watons led Canton with 13 points while Ryan Ball scored 11. Eddie Larcom added 10 points, Austin Bunner scored five and Tim Bassett added five.

Vargeson was the Tournament MVP while Huyett also made the All-Tournament team. Larcom and Moore made it from Canton.

Consolation Game

North Penn 56, Liberty 30

BLOSSBURG - The Panthers broke open a close game in the second quarter.

Liberty cut it to 16-10 at one point in the second quarter but North Penn got hot from the field finished the half up 37-15.

Jason DeHaven led the Panthers with 19 points and four assists while Jimmy Price had 12 points and seven boards.

Dan Prouty scored nine points with six steals while Jonas Choplosky added four. Brad Brubaker, Shawn Barrett and Ryan Martin had two points each. Martin also had seven rebounds.

J.J. Walker scored nine points to lead Liberty while Jacob Spring added eight. Cody Schmouder and Tyler Upham had five points a piece with Kenny Kreger scoring three.

North Penn will host CV next Thursday.