BIG FIRST HALF PROPELS ATHENS JVs TO 62-40 WIN OVER COWANESQUE VALLEY

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | January 27, 2022

 
BIG FIRST HALF PROPELS ATHENS JVs TO 62-40 WIN OVER COWANESQUE VALLEY
 

WESTFIELD — Athens used a big second-quarter run to take total control of the game on its way to a 62-40 win over Cowanesque Valley Thursday evening in NTL junior varsity boys basketball action.

Korey Miller scored six points in the first quarter, and Jase Babcock canned a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to help Athens to a 20-11 lead.

Miller scored seven more points, including a 3-pointer, in the second quarter, and Connor Mosher added five points, including a 3-ball, to fuel a 21-5 blitz that put the Wildcats up 41-16 at the half.

Xavier Watson scored four points in the third quarter, and Mat Aquilio knocked down his second 3-pointer of the game in a 15-11 spurt that extended the lead to 56-27 heading into the final seven minutes.

The Wildcats saw 11 of the 12 players on their roster put their name in the scoring column.

Miller led Athens with 15 points, three assists, and three steals, while Mosher had seven points and four assists, and Watson had six points, three rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Peter Jones and Aquilio scored six points apiece in the win, while Kolsen Keathley added five points, five boards, three steals, and one blocked shot, and Troy Rosenblpom chipped in with four points and three rebounds.

Athens returns to action Saturday when it hosts Dallas.

 

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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.