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Sullivan blows out South Williamsport.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 29, 2012 | Photo courtesy The Review


2012 Sullivan County vs. South Williamsport Boys BasketballLAPORTE - The Griffins came into this game knowing that they had to put forth more effort than the last time they met South Williamsport.

"We talked a lot about before the game when we went to their place they were the more aggressive, more physical team," Sullivan County coach Glenn Vaughan remarked. "They out hustled us there."

It was different this time.

The Griffins jumped out to a 16-8 first quarter lead, then held South to five points in the second quarter to extend the lead to double digits. They held the Mountaineers to 18 second half points to secure the win.

"We had to make sure we had more heart," added Vaughan. "I'm really proud of our kids coming out. It seemed like we got the loose balls tonight, we got the rebounds tonight and we answered their runs."

Sharif Welton led Sullivan with 18 points while Derek Wilkins added 11 points and eight boards.

Kelby Mullen had eight points and eight assists, Zach Meyer netted nine, Conner Wylie scored five while Dalton Molyneux added four.

Brandon Johnson led South with nine points while Alek Keller added eight.

South won the JV game 55-30 as Bob Polcrack scored 19 for Sullivan.

Wyalusing 67, Galeton 60

A big third quarter pushed the Rams past Galeton in NTL cross-over boys' basketball action Saturday.

Galeton led 34-29 at the half but a 22-9 third quarter Wyalusing run gave them a 51-43 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Rams then held on from there.

Wyalusing's Aaron Johnson led all scorers with 35 points while Kye Novak added eight. Cody Pickett scored seven, Mitchell Pickett added six, Domenic Ciccolini netted five, Jeremy Allyn scored four while Anthony Benninger added two.

Dakota Shadle led Galeton with 23 points while Nate Jeffries netted 18. Logan Smith scored six, Dan Hatch netted five while Bob Williams and Nick Hand had four points a piece.

Towanda 60, Cowanesque Valley 43

The Knights held CV to three second quarter points, then out scored them 24-12 in the third quarter en route to an NTL cross-over boys' basketball win Saturday.

CV led 17-11 after one but the Knights took a 22-20 halftime lead. In the third they outscored the Indians by 12 to secure the win.

Casey Huff had 21 points to lead Towanda while Dave Rodenhizer had a career high 17. Noah Huff added eight points while Mason Roof had five points, 11 boards, two assists and two steals.

Robbie Abrams added four, Nolyn Chaffee scored three while Garrett Mosier netted two.

Mitchell Dent led CV with 17 points while Justin Post added 11. Gavin Howe and Brandon Whitsell had five points a piece, Landon Pierce scored four while Luke Plummer added one.

CV won the JV game 35-32. Tristan James led Towanda with 12 while Bailey Potter added nine.

The Knights host Wellsboro Monday.

Athens 105, Liberty 49

Mark Wright had 27 points, eight boards and six assists to lead the Wildcats to an NTL cross-over boys' basketball win Saturday.

Curt Moore added 20 points, seven boards and three steals while Ray McDougan had 17 points and four steals.

Craig Moore netted 14, Garret Clark had six points, 10 boards and seven assists for Athens while Adam McCauley added eight.

Luke Wright, Rob Fauver and Brandon Fauver had four points a piece with Jon Canfield scoring one.

Jacob Spring had 17 points to lead Liberty, which hit 12 threes in the game. Cody Fritz netted 15, JJ Walker scored 11 while Cody Schmouder added six.

Athens hosts Canton Wednesday.