ATHENS CRUISES PAST TOWANDA, 47-18, TO WIN VALLEY CHRISTMAS JV TOURNAMENT

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | December 29, 2021 | Photo courtesy Photo Provided

 
ATHENS CRUISES PAST TOWANDA, 47-18, TO WIN VALLEY CHRISTMAS JV TOURNAMENT
 

TOWANDA - Athens raced out to a quick double-digit lead, and cruised to a 47-18 win over Towanda here Wednesday afternoon in the championship game of the junior varsity boys Valley Christmas Tournament.

Chris Mitchell pumped in 10 points, while Xavier Watson and Matt Aquilio added four points apiece to fuel a 21-4 blitz in the opening stanza.

The two teams played even in the second quarter, thanks to a pair of buckets by Noah Hobday, and the junior Wildcats led 27-10 at the half.

Five different Athens players put their names in the scoring column in the third quarter in a 10-run that  extended the lead to 37-10. Eleven of Athens' 13 players on the roster scored in the win.

Mitchell led Athens with 12 points, while Aquilio scored 10 points, Watson chipped in with four points and one blocked shot, and Kolsen Keathley four points and four rebounds.

Jase Babcock added four points and two assists in the win, while Hobday had four points and three steals, Peter Jones recorded seven boards and three steals, and Korey Miller dished out five assists and had three steals.

 

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.