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Canton, Williamson earn wins in NP-Liberty Christmas Tournament.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | December 29, 2016


LIBERTY — Canton held on to beat Muncy 36-34 in the opening round of the North Penn-Liberty Christmas Tournament in boys' basketball action Wednesday.

The Warriors led 19-15 at the half but a 12-9 third quarter in favor of Muncy cut it to 28-27.

In the final frame Canton saw four different players put the ball through the hoop as they outscored the Indians 8-7 for the win.

Kobe Walker had nine points to lead the Warriors while Byron Matthews and Michael Smithers had eight points each.

Ridge Moore added five with Jeremiah McClinton and Jacob Aumick each hitting a 3-pointer.

Jeff Fry and Matt Coyner both had 12 points to lead Muncy.

Canton will face Williamson in the finals today at 7:30 p.m.

Williamson 59, North Penn-Liberty 30

LIBERTY — The Warriors held NP-Liberty to just eight points in the second half as they won their opening round game of the North Penn-Liberty Christmas Tournament Wednesday in boys' basketball action.

Williamson led 13-8 after the first quarter but NP-Liberty outscored them in the second to cut it to 26-22.

The Warriors then outscored them 33-8 in the second half.

Sam Fish led Williamson with 19 points while Colin Heilbrun added 14 and Simon Fish netted 15.

Tristan Templeman added five, Tanner Adriance and Nevin Stiles had three points each while Andrew Hackett added two.

Brandyn Choplosky scored nine points to lead the Mountaineers while Garrett Bickhart had six points and 18 boards.

Drake Schmouder added six points, Tanner Zeafla had three, Tyler Repard and Gunnar Rice netted two points apiece while Logan Horsley and Tyler Boyer each had one point.

Williamson faces Canton in the title game at 7:30 p.m. today. Canton recently beat Williamson 42-36.

NP-Liberty will take on Muncy in the consolation game at 6 p.m.

Hughesville Christmas Tournament

Hughesville 50, Sullivan County 43

The Spartans outscored Sullivan 29-16 in the second half to get the come-from-behind win in boys' basketball action Wednesday.

The Griffins led 27-21 at the break.

John Saxe had 18 points and five boards to lead Sullivan while Alex Baumunk added 12 points and five rebounds.

Jon Pedro had nine points and Jordan Pedro had four points and four steals.

Matt Myers led Hughesville with 21 points.

Sullivan will face Muhlenberg in the consolation game at 6 p.m. today.

The Griffins won the JV game 37-32 as Will Kriner had 14 points.

Greene Christmas Tournament

Chenango Valley 62, Tioga 42

The Tigers fell in the Greene Christmas Tournament title game in boys' basketball action Wednesday.

CV led 10-3 after the first quarter then pushed that to a 32-13 lead at the half.

Lucas Klossner led Tioga with 23 points, including seven threes — one off his and the school's record — while Pierce Hendershot added seven points.

Conner Hutchinson and Scott Siberski each netted four points while Nick Klossner and Tyler Whitmore had two points apiece.

Marty Buchinsky led Chenango with 18 points while Matt Molesky added 14.


Muncy 50, Northeast Bradford 49

In non-league play the Indians hit a shot with eight seconds left to get the win Wednesday.

The Panthers were down by 12 points at one point in the second half and were losing 36-29 after three quarters when they outscored Muncy 20-14 to take the lead in the fourth.

Jaycee Brown had 14 points and four rebounds for NEB while Megan Brown had 13 points, three assists and three boards.

Aayliah Bevacqua added seven points and seven rebounds, Emilee Allis had six points, Lyndsey Moore netted five points with four boards and four steals while Josie Haverly had four points and 14 rebounds.

NEB won the JV game 41-12 as Vicki Rought scored 10 for the Panthers.

Northeast will travel to St. John Neumann on Friday.

BG Christmas Tournament

Hancock 65, Tioga 57

Hancock pulled away for the girls' basketball tournament win Wednesday.

Tioga was down 21-15 after the first quarter but cut it to 30-26 at the half. They got even closer after the third quarter, being down just one (45-44) but Hancock's Laycee Drake scored seven of her 29 points in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.

Sara Hollenbeck and Shannon Tinney had 12 points each to lead the Tigers with Hollenbeck adding six boards.

Sara Strong had eight points and six rebounds, Grace Manwaring added seven points, Megan Godfrey had six points and nine boards, Holly Passetti and Madi Teribury had five points apiece with Kirsten Schweiger netting two.

Mallory Rutledge helped out Drake with 17 points for Hancock.

Tioga plays today at 3:45 p.m. in the consolation game.