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Sayre boys, girls win Valley Christmas Tournament consolation games.

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


TOWANDA — Sayre jumped out to a 23-6 first quarter lead and never looked back in their 66-40 boys' basketball win over Towanda in the Valley Christmas Tournament consolation game Wednesday.

Marcus Bauman and Isaiah McClenny had 19 points apiece to lead the Redskins while Jordan Rockwell added 12 points. Bauman also had 12 boards and five steals with Rockwell adding six assists and three steals.

Ryan Murrelle netted five while James Esposito, Nate Sweet and Tylor Belles had two points each. Sweet chipped in with four steals.

Luke Tama led Towanda with 12 points while Troy Pierce had a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards. Pierce also had three blocks and three steals.

Damien Thurston netted six points, Dalton Potter and Matt Madigan had three points each while Dylan Hartman, Rick Smiley and Tanner Kunkle had two points apiece.

Sayre won the JV game 37-29 behind 13 points from Zachary Watkins.

Zerik Lochner had nine points for the Black Knights.


Sayre 50, Towanda 34

TOWANDA — The Redskins held Towanda scoreless in the fourth quarter as they pulled away to win the Valley Christmas Tournament consolation game Wednesday.

Sayre jumped out to a 14-8 first quarter lead but the Knights hung tough in the second, outscoring them 15-14 to cut it to 28-23 at the half.

The Redskins extended the lead to 42-34 after three quarters before ending the game on an 8-0 run in the final frame.

Kaeli Sutryk had 21 points and six boards to lead Sayre while Chloe Tracy added eight points with four assists and Molly Ball netted seven.

Andi Noldy had six points while Camry Lane and Steph Klovekorn had four points apiece. Lane also had four steals.

"Seems there's no place like home for the Lady Knights," remarked Sayre coach Eileen Sparduti. "It was good to see them put together a much better offensive effort. We struggled finding the basket early. Probably due to some heavy legs from playing two nights back to back. Tougher to do in games eight and nine than in something like a Tip Off Tournament. Athens' games took its toll on energy. But we played through it and made some half time adjustments. Kaeli had a solid attacking the basket which resulted in that 9-for-11 from the foul line. Looking forward to some rest and regroup time before diving back into league play."

Ali Daum had 12 points to lead Towanda with Kinslee Kriner scoring seven, all in the second quarter.

Megan Paulish added six, Cearra McLinko netted five while Sydney Schoonover and Courtney Bennett had two points each.