BENTON — Senior Caydence Macik scored 22 points, and hauled down her
600th career rebound to lead Athens in a 50-16 win over Benton here
Saturday afternoon in non-league girls basketball action.
With 5:37 remaining in the first quarter, Macik pulled down the milestone carom.
“Congrats to Caydence on a great achievement,” said Athens coach Brian Miller. “Rebounding is about effort and attitude, and Caydence plays that game at a high level.
“I’m so proud of her,” added Miller.
The Wildcats limited the Tigers to just one field goal in the first quarter, and one in the entire second half.
“We played great team defense tonight, and had some great fast-break passing in transition,” said Miller.
Junior Karlee Bartlow scored five points in the first quarter, and Macik added four points to fuel a game-opening 14-3 blitz.
Five different Lady Wildcats found the scoring column in the second quarter, but they were only able to add one point to their advantage, taking a 24-12 lead into the halftime locker room.
Macik pumped in 12 points in the third quarter, and Karlee Bartlow added four in an 18-2 run that gave Athens a 42-14 lead entering the final eight minutes.
MANSFIELD — Athens limited North Penn-Mansfield to just two first-half
field goals, and built a 19-point lead on its way to a 56-21 win over
North Penn-Mansfield her Friday night in NTL girls basketball action.
“I thought we played a great team game, especially on the defensive end,” said Athens coach Brian Miller. “We played very physical defense on our end
“Mansfield played a physical game, too,” noted Miller. “The only thing we didn't do great tonight was make some open looks, but that's part of the game. Sometimes they fall, sometimes they don't.
“But the rest of our game was top-notch,” added Miller. “It was nice to see us play this way two games in row.”
Senior Caydence Macik scored five points in the first quarter, including an old-fashioned three-point play late in the stanza to help the Lady Wildcats to an 11-2 lead.
Junior Emma Bronson had five points, including a conventional three-point play, in the second quarter, and freshman Addy Wheeler canned a 3-pointer to fuel a 14-4 run that extended the Athens lead to 25-6 at the half.
Macik scored nine more points in the third quarter, including her third three-point play of the game, and Bronson added four points in a 16-11 advantage in the stanza to help the Lady Wildcats to a 41-17 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Junior Karlee Bartlow had six points — on a 3-pointer and a three-point play — in the fourth quarter, and Macik canned a 3-pointer and scored five points in a 15-4 run in the final eight minutes.
Macik led Athens with 22 points, including a 5-for-5 effort at the free-throw line , six rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot, while Bronson had 13 points, four steals, and one blocked shot, and Karlee Bartlow had 10 points and five boards.
Wheeler added six points, eight rebounds, four assists, and seven steals in the win, while senior Olivia Bartlow hauled down 10 rebounds, and blocked two shots, and sophomore Mya Thompson and junior Natalee Watson each had three rebounds, and one blocked shot.
Ella Swingle led NP-M with five points.
Athens, now 8-3, travels to Benton Saturday. The JV game tips off at noon.
ATHENS — Athens limited Williamson to two
first-half field goals on its way to a 30-11 win here Thursday night in
NTL junior varsity girls basketball action.
Mya Thompson scored six points in the first quarter to fuel an 11-2 run in the opening stanza.
The junior Wildcats used a 7-2 spurt in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 18-4 at the half.
Ella Coyle and Thompson scored four points apiece in the third quarter to help Athens to a 26-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Thompson led Athens with 12 points, three rebounds, and five steals, while Coyle had 10 points, four rebounds, seven steals, and one blocked shot, Bronson had four points, four assists, seven steals, and three blocked shots, and Izzy Davis hauled down eight rebounds.
Athens returns to action Saturday at Benton.
TROY — Troy held Athens without a field goal in the fourth quarter, and
used a 9-2 run to pull out a 35-28 win Thursday night in NTL Large
School girls basketball action here at the Commons Building.
The Lady Wildcats, now 7-3, were playing without one of their leading scorers Karlee Bartlow.
“We missed Karlee Bartlow on offense,” said Athens coach Brian Miller. “We played well at times, but shot the ball poorly from the floor.
“At times, we executed very well, but we didn't finish around the basket.
“And, we had way too many turnovers in a game like that,” added Miller.
Senior Caydence Macik had seven points, including an old-fashioned three-point play, in the first quarter, and freshman Addy Wheeler canned a 3-pointer to help Athens to a 12-5 lead after the first eight minutes.
Rachel Kinsley scored eight points in the second quarter, and Sydney Taylor added four as Troy used a 15-5 run to rally for a 20-17 lead at the halftime intermission.
Wheeler knocked down another 3-pointe and scored five points in the third quarter in a 9-6 spurt that tied the game at 26-26 entering the final eight minutes.
Kinsley scored eight more points in the fourth quarter to fuel the game-closing 9-2 run. The Lady Trojans mad just 1 of 6 free-throw attempts in the final eight minutes, but held Athens to just two free throws.
Macik led Athens with 14 points, three rebounds, and six steals, while Wheeler had eight points and six boards, and junior Emma Bronson added six points, three rebounds, and three assists.
Senior Olivia Bartlow hauled down nine rebounds and blocked three shots for the Lady Wildcats, while sophomore Mya Thompson had six rebounds and three assists, and junior Natalie Watson chipped in with four rebounds.
Kinsley led Troy with 16 points, and Taylor added six.
Athens travels to North Penn-Mansfield Tuesday.
WYALUSING — The Athens defense limited Wyalusing to just two first-half
field goals, and built a 19-point halftime lead on its way to a 42-20
win here Monday night in NTL girls basketball action.
“We scored well off our pressure,” said Athens coach Brian Miller. “Our defense created some nice fast breaks.
“We played well,” added Miller.
Senior Caydence Macik led the Lady Wildcats with a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
Junior Karlee Bartlow had 11 points, five rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot in the win, while senior Olivia Bartlow had six points, six boards, and two blocked shots, junior Emma Bronson aded five points and two assists, and freshman Addy Wheeler chipped in with four points, four rebounds, four assists, and six steals.
Macik scored seven points in the opening stanza, including a 3-pointer late in the first eight minutes, to help Athens to an 11-2 lead.
Karlee Barlow scored seven points in the second quarter to fuel a 13-3 burt that gave the Lady Wildcats a 24-5 lead at the break.
Athens added a point to its lead in the third quarter, taking a 32-12 advantage into the final eight minutes, then made 4 of 7 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Laci Norton led Wyalusing with six points, and Layla Botts and Olivia Spencer added four points apiece.
Athens, now 6-2, travels to Troy Thursday.
WYALUSING — Athens used a big second quarter to take control in a 30-16
win over Wyalusing here Monday night in NTL junior varsity girls
The junior Wildcats were held without a field goal in the first quarter, but Mya Thompson was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. Athens trailed 5-4 after the opening stanza.
Sara Bronson took over for Athens in the second quarter, pumping in 11 points to fuel a 16-2 blitz that gave the Wildcats a 20-7 lead at the break.
Athens out scored Wyalusing, 10-9, in the second half, with Thomason scoring six points, and Bronson adding four.
Bronson led Athens with 15 points, seven rebounds, and 10 steals, and Thompson had 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and nine steals.
Raven Glisson had four rebounds and one blocked shot in the win, while Izzy Davis had four boards, and Savannah Persun grabbed three boards.
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.
ATHENS — Athens jumped out to an early lead, but was held scoreless for
more than two quarters as Wellsboro rallied to win an epic defensive
struggle, 14-11, here Friday evening in NTL Large School junior varsity
girls basketball action.
Sara Bronson scored four points in the first quarter, and Mya Thompson added a bucket to help the junior Wildcats to a 7-2 lead after the opening stanza.
Wellsboro, which ran big chunks of time off the clock using a patient half-court offense, outscored Athens, 6-0, in the second quarter, and the third quarter to take a 14-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Athens defense held Wellsboro scoreless, but could only muster two buckets — by Bronson and Thompson. The Wildcats were also 0-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final seven minutes, and 1-for-6 in the game.
Bronson led Athens with six points and six steals, and Thompson added four points, five rebounds, four steals, and one blocked shot,
Athens travels to Wyalusing Monday.