By: Tim Birney | | January 7, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Junior Karlee Bartlow scored 21 points for the second straight game, pacing Athens in a 40-30 win over Wellsboro here Friday night in NTL Large School girls basketball action.

Bartlow knocked down a 3-pointer, and scored five points in the first quarter, and senior Caydence Macik, returning after a two-game absence, added four points to help the Lady Wildcats to a 10-8 lead after the first eight minutes.

Bartlow canned a pair of 3-pointers, and scored eight points in the second quarter, and Macik added four points in a 14-6 run that extended the Athens lead to 24-14 at the half.

Athens added two points to its lead in the third quarter, taking a 32-20 lead into the final eight minutes.

The Lady Wildcats made just 2 of 7 free throws in the fourth quarter, but held on for the win.

Bartlow led Athens with 21 points, seven rebounds, four steals, three assists, and two blocked shots, while Macik had 12 points, seven boards, four steals and three blocked shots. freshman Addy Wheeler added four boards, six steals, and one blocked shot, and senior Olivia Bartlow blocked two shots.

Paige Logsdon led Wellsboro with 12 points.

Athens, now 5-2, travels to Wyalusing Monday.


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 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).