ATHENS BUILDS BIG LEAD EARLY IN 47-12 WIN OVER COWANESQUE VALLEY

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | January 28, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
ATHENS BUILDS BIG LEAD EARLY IN 47-12 WIN OVER COWANESQUE VALLEY
 

ATHENS — Athens kept Cowanesque Valley off the board in the first quarter, and built a quick double-digit lead en route to a 47-12 win here Friday night in NTL girls basketball action.

Freshman Addy Wheeler knocked down a 3-pointer and scored five points, and senior Caydence Macik added four points as the Wildcats opened the game with a 16-0 blitz.

The Indians scored in the opening moments of the second quarter, and the teams played even the rest of the quarter, and Athens took a 26-8 lead into the halftime locker room.

Macik and junior Emma Bronson scored seven points apiece in the third quarter, and junior Karlee Bartlow drained a 3-pointer to fuel a 19-2 blitz that extended the lead to 45-10 heading into the final eight minutes.

Macik led Athens with 14 points, while Wheeler scored 11 points, and Karlee Bartlow had eight points, and Bronson added seven points.

Athens, now 11-4, hosts Towanda Monday in a rematch of its 52-25 loss at Towanda Thursday.

 

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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.