|NTL JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL: ATHENS WINS FINAL TWO GAMES OF SEASON TO FINISH AT 19-2 (2018-03-01)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens recorded wins over Canton and Williamson this week to close out the NTL junior high girls basketball season with a 19-2 record.
Athens 41, Canton 12
On Wednesday, Athens jumped out to a big lead early, and cruised to a 41-12 win over Canton Tuesday night.
Olivia Bartlow and Kennedy Westbrook scored four points apiece in the first quarter to help Athens to an 11-0 lead.
Caydence Macik scored four points in the second quarter, and four of her teammates each had one bucket in a 12-4 run to take a 23-4 lead into the halftime intermission.
Westbrook scored six points in the third quarter, and Taylor Walker scored six points in the fourth quarter as Athens outscored Canton 18-8 in the second half to secure the win.
Westbrook led Athens with 12 points, while Taylor Walker scored eight points, Macik added six points, , and Megan Robinson, Charlsey Walters, and Olivia Bartlow chipped in with four points apiece.
Canton won the “B” game, 19-14. Destiny Henderson and Emma Bronson scored four points apiece to lead Athens.
Athens 35, Williamson 2
On Tuesday, Athens held Williamson to a lone fourth-quarter field goal in a 35-2 win Tuesday night.
Caydence Macik and Kennedy Westbrook scored four points apiece in the first quarter to fuel a 16-0 blitz.
Karlee Bartlow scored four points in the second quarter as Athens increased its lead to 22-0.
Macik led a balanced Athens attack with seven points, while Charlsey Walters, and Westbrook scored six points apiece, Audrey Clare added five points, and Karlee Bartlow, and Olivia Bartlow chipped in with four points apiece.
Athens 20, Williamson 12
Athens built an eight-point halftime lead en route to a 20-12 win over Williamson.
Braelynn Wood scored six points in the first half to help Athens to an 8-0 lead.
Athens led 18-6 heading into the fourth quarter, and held on for the win.
Wood led Athens with eight points, while Emma Bronson, and Abby Champion added four points apiece.
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