By: Tim Birney | | January 20, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Senior Caydence Macik and junior Emma Bronson helped Athens off to a fast start, and the Lady Wildcats rolled to a 58-28 win over Williamson here Thursday night in NTL girls basketball action.

Macik and Bronson scored seven points apiece in the first quarter, and junior Karlee Bartlow added five points to help Athens to a 21-9 lead.

Macik scored seven more points in the second quarter, and five of her teammates also found the scoring column in an 18-5 run that extended the lead to 39-14 at the half.

Bartlow and Emma Bronson combined for nine points in the third quarter as Athens used a 15-7 run to push its lead to 54-21 entering the final eight minutes.

Macik led Athens with 14 points, five rebounds, and six steals, while Bronson scored 13 points, and Karlee Bartlow had 10 points, three rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

Freshman Addy Wheeler had eight points, four rebounds, four assists, five steals, and one blocked shot in the win, while senior Olivia Bartlow had five points and four boards, sophomore Mya Thompson had four points, six rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot, and junior Natalee Watson chipped in with four points and one blocked shot.

Athens, now 7-3, returns to action Saturday at Benton.


About the Author

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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.