By: Tim Birney | | February 16, 2022


TIOGA JUNCTION — Athens displayed offensive firepower in the first quarter, and shutdown defense in the middle two en route to a season-ending 52-19 win over Williamson here Wednesday evening in NTL Large School junior varsity boys basketball action.

Korey Miller pumped in eight points and Troy Rosenbloom added six points in the first quarter, while Davin Spencer and Connor Mosher each canned 3-pointers, and Jase Babcock converted an old-fashioned three-point play to fuel a 27-8 blitz in the opening seven minutes.

Spencer scored six points in the second quarter, and Noah Hobday and Jase Babcock each scored five to power a 16-0 second-quarter run that pushed the lead to 43-8 at the half.

The Wildcats held the Warriors scoreless again in the third quarter, and Matt Aquino’s 3-pointer were the only tally of the stanza as the lead free to 46-8 entering the final seven minutes.

Spencer led Athens with nine points, three rebounds, and three steals, while Miller had eight points, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals, and Babcock had eight points, three boards, and one blocked shot.

Rosenbloom added six points and two assists in the win, while Mosher scored five points and dished out three assists, Hobday scored five points, and Peter Jones contributed three rebounds and four steals.

All 11 Wildcats that played put their name in the scoring column in the win.

Under coach Cody White, Athens wraps up the season with a 19-3 record.


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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 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).