ATHENS ROLLS TO BIG WIN OVER NP-M IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | February 14, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
ATHENS ROLLS TO BIG WIN OVER NP-M IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
 

ATHENS — Freshman Addy Wheeler scored a career-high 18 points to lead Athens to a regular season-ending, 45-12, win over North Penn-Mansfield here Monday night in NTL Large School girls basketball action.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats, now 16-5, clinch the second spot in the Large School Division, and advance to a semi-final round match-up Thursday against Northeast Bradford. Towanda will host Canton in the other semifinal.

Senior Caydence Macik scored four points in the first quarter, and Wheeler canned a 3-pointer to help Athens to a 9-4 lead after the first eight minutes.

Wheeler buried a pair of 3-pointers, and scored eight points in the second quarter, and junior Emma Bronson added four points to fuel a 16-0 blitz that upped the Athens advantage to 25-4 at the half.

Wheeler knocked down her fourth 3-pointer, and scored seven points in the third quarter, and Macik added six points in a 15-3 run to extend the Athens lead to 40-7 entering the final eight minutes.

Macik scored 10 points in the win, while junior Karlee Bartlow had four points, three rebounds, four assists, and three steals, and senior Olivia Bartlow had four points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Emma Bronson had four points and one blocked shot, while junior Natalie Watson hauled down six boards, and freshman Sara Bronson added three rebounds.

Shaina Sparrow led NPM with five points.

 

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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.