MILLER LIFTS ATHENS JVs LATE IN 36-33 WIN OVER WYALUSING

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | January 21, 2022

 
MILLER LIFTS ATHENS JVs LATE IN 36-33 WIN OVER WYALUSING
 

WYALUSING — Korey Miller hit a pair of free throws to tie the game, then knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer in the final 90 seconds to lift Athens to a 36-33 win over Wyalusing here Friday night in NTL junior varsity boys basketball action.

Troy Rosenbloom scored Athens’ only four points in the opening stanza, but the Wildcat defense was up to the task and the score was tied at 4-4 after the opening seven minutes.

Noah Hobday knocked down a 3-pointer and scored five points in the second quarter, and Miller connected on a 3-pinter to help Athens to a 14-13 lead at the half.

Wyalusing outscored Athens, 12-10, in the third quarter, despite six points by Xavier Watson, to take a 25-24 lead into the final seven minutes.

Watson scored five points early in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer, by Wyalusing led 33-31 with 1:30 left in the game, when Miller knocked down a pair of free throws to tie the game.

With a little less than a minute remaining, Miller drained a 3-pointer to make it 36-33.

Watson led Athens with 11 points and three rebounds, while Miller had 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists, Hobday added five points, Rosenbloom chipped in with four points and two assists, and Connor Mosher had four assists and two steals.

Athens returns to action Monday when it hosts Troy.

 

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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.