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Michael Smithers leads Canton to NP-Liberty tournament title.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | December 30, 2016


LIBERTY — Canton's Michael Smithers had his coming out party this weekend.

After helping the Warriors edge Muncy he had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead Canton to a 59-33 victory over Williamson to take the North Penn-Liberty Christmas Tournament title Thursday.

Smithers was named MVP while teammate Ridge Moore, who had 17 points in the game, was named to the All-Tournament team.

Williamson led 10-9 after the first quarter but Canton outscored them the rest of the way 50-23 to get the win.

Byron Matthews added nine points while Jacob Aumick scored seven. Zach Davey netted four, Zach Rentzel scored two while Kobe Walker added one.

Colin Heilbrun led Williamson with 12 points while Sam Fish added eight. Nevin Stiles scored six, Tristan Templeman netted four with Andrew Hackett scoring three.

Muncy 59, North Penn-Liberty 40

LIBERTY — A slow start doomed the Mountaineers in the consolation game of their Christmas Tournament during boys' basketball action Thursday.

Muncy led 8-2 after the first quarter then scored 20 points in the second to take a 28-16 halftime lead. They kept NP-Liberty at bay the rest of the game.

Mountie Garrett Bickhart had a double-double of 17 points and 12 boards while blocking three shots.

Brandyn Choplosky added nine points and five rebounds while Gunnar Rice added four points.

Logan Horsley had three points while Luke Yoder, Tyler Boyer and Tanner Zeafla had two points apiece.

Drake Schmouder rounded out the scoring with one point.

Nathan Paisley led Muncy with 17 points while Jeff Fry and Matt Coyner had 15 points apiece.

Lewisburg 61, Wellsboro 45

The Hornets fell for just the second time this season in non-league boys' basketball action Thursday.

Wellsboro led 25-21 at the half but a 24-12 third quarter in favor of the Green Dragons flipped the script. They would go on to outscore the Hornets 40-20 in the second half for the victory.

Brandon Lamphier had 19 points, six boards and three assists to lead Wellsboro while Jacob Singer added 11 points and seven boards.

Collin Pietropola added seven points and five rebounds, Brandyn Tuttle and Dalton Prough had three points apiece with Alden Weiner netting two.

Sal Brown led Lewisburg with 18 while Dylan Farronato had 13 and Adam Cole scored 12.

The Green Dragons won the JV game 34-32. Andrew Brelo scored 11 to lead Wellsboro.

Muhlenberg 56, Sullivan County 47

An 18-5 second quarter in favor of Muhlenberg gave them the Hughesville Christmas Tournament consolation game win Thursday.

The Griffins led 10-7 but it was Muhlenberg taking a 25-15 lead at the half.

Sullivan outscored them 32-31 in the second half but couldn't get over the hump.

John Saxe had 17 points to lead the Griffins while Jordan Pedro added nine points.

Jon Pedro and Taylor Baldwin had seven points apiece with Jon adding 10 boards. Alex Baumunk scored five with Noah Brown adding two.

Dre Kipp led Muhlenberg with 26 points.

Sullivan fell to Muhlenberg in the JV title game 58-46.

Will Kriner and Dylan Hottenstein had eight points each to lead the Griffins.

Sullivan will host Montgomery on Tuesday.

NEB 55, Claysburg Kimmel 45

The Panthers reached the final of the Claysburg Kimmel Tournament with the win Thursday.

Garret Smith led the Panthers with 18 points in the win and David Ford had a double-double with 15 points and 14 boards. Smith had six boards and five assists.

Zak Smith had seven points for NEB and Grant Marino had six points.

Nate Watkins, Tommy Rought and Austin Senn-Bishop had three points each for NEB.

Rought had six boards.


Wellsboro 48, Canton 20

The Hornets jumped out to an 11-3 first quarter lead and never looked back as they picked up an NTL girls' basketball win Thursday.

Lizzie Poirier had 13 points and four assists to lead Wellsboro while Emma Poirier added 11 points.

Rachael Tuttle had eight points, 10 boards and three steals with Autum Kitajima adding seven points and four assists.

Janessa Davis had five points and five assists while Heidi Zuchowski and Luna Alexander had two points apiece.

Tamara Hess led Canton with seven points while Elle Binford added five.

Joelle Urban had three, Hailey Wesneski and Alexis Palmer had two points each while McKayla Wesneski added one.

Wellsboro won the JV game 23-14 as Jaime Palmer had seven points. Binford scored four for Canton.

Troy 51, Cowanesque Valley 28

Morgan Gentile had 24 points as the Trojans pulled away from CV in NTL girls' basketball action Thursday.

Troy led 14-9 after the first quarter then outscored the Indians 37-19 the rest of the way.

Sam Gentile added 15 points for the Trojans while Carla Proto netted four. Vanessa Watson, Autumn Gilbert and Roxanne Kingsley added two points apiece.

Amaya Walker had nine points to lead the Indians while Brynn Williams scored eight.

Delaney Doan netted four, Morgan Cady, Mikarra Allen and Patty Wattles had two points each while Karmen Short added one.

Galeton 59, Bucktail 35

The Tigers picked up a non-league girls' basketball win Thursday.

Makaya Shadle led Galeton with 23 points while Laura Parsell had 16 and Cortney Parsell netted 10.

Olivia Pagano added five, Kaitlyn Pagano and Hannah Lundington had two points apiece while Cara Parsell added one point.

Josh Palmer Fund

Hornell 57, NP-Mansfield 28

The Tigers led early but couldn't recover from a tough second quarter as they lost their second round game Thursday.

Hornell rallied for an 11-8 first quarter lead after NP-Mansfield held them scoreless for much of the start.

From there Hornell outscored the Lady Tigers 46-20 to secure the win.

Lauren Smith had 11 points and four boards for NP-Mansfield while Sara Swingle added six points.

Jo Anne McNamara netted four points with three assists, Alyssa Smith and Abi Welch had three points apiece while Jeanette Montefusco added one.

NP-Mansfield will face Notre Dame in the seventh place game today at 10 a.m. at EDA.

Jersey Shore 41, Sullivan County 38

The Griffins jumped out to a 14-8 lead after one quarter, and led 35-26 after three quarters, but Jersey Shore outscored Sullivan 15-6 in the fourth to hand the Griffins their first loss.

Sarah Parrish had 11 for Sullivan County and Kaiti Beinlich had nine points.

Stef Kramer had eight points for the Griffins and Ashley Faus and Leah Beinlich each had four, while Alexis Randall had two points.

Olivia Edler led Jersey Shore with 12 points.

Jersey Shore won the JV game 45-27. Jessica King had nine and Leah Beinlich had eight for the Griffins.

Corning 42, Notre Dame 34

The Lady Crusaders couldn't overcome a slow start in their second round loss in the Josh Palmer Fund girls' basketball bracket.

Corning led 9-4 after the first quarter then held Notre Dame at bay the rest of the way.

Courteney Crater and Mary Foster had nine points each to lead the Crusaders while Maura Glovins and Taylor VanDine had six points apiece.

Mackenzie Maloney and Sarah Watts each added two to round out the scoring.

Notre Dame will face off with NP-Mansfield in the seventh place game today at 10 a.m. at EDA.

BG Tournament

Tioga 47, Harpursville 11

The Tigers outscored Harpursville 33-4 in the second half to put this one away.

They led 14-7 after two quarters.

Sarah Hollenbeck had 18 points and four steals to lead Tioga while Grace Manwaring added 11 points.

Sarah Strong had seven points and six boards, Madi Teribury had four points and seven rebounds, Shannon Tinney had three points and five steals while Holly Passetti and Megan Godfrey had two points apiece.

Passetti added three assists while Godfrey had four steals and six rebounds.

Tioga won the JV game.

The Tigers host Moravia on Tuesday.