By: Tim Birney | | December 17, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Mya Thompson and Sara Bronson combined for 27 points to lead Athens to a 31-25 win over Canton here Friday night in NTL junior varsity girls basketball action.

Canton led Athens 8-7 after the first eight minutes, but the junior Wildcats flipped the script in the second quarter to tie the game at 15-15 at the half.

Thompson scored two buckets in the third quarter, and the Athens defense held Canton to just one bucket, and took a 19-17 lead into the final eight minutes.

Thompson scored six points in the fourth quarter, and Bronson added four points to offset eight points scored by Canton's Carolyn Thoren.

Thompson led Athens with 17 points, four rebounds, and five steals, while Bronson had 10 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, and Izzy Davis added four points.

Ella Coyle had three rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the win, and Ravyn Glisson had three boards and five steals.

Thoren led Canton with 16 points.

Athens returns to action Monday at NEB.


About the Author

Tim Birney Author Bio
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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).