|NTL JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL: ATHENS WINS FIVE IN A ROW TO CLAIM TITLE AT WYALUSING ICE BREAKER TOURNEY (2018-01-10)
Valley Sports Report
WYALUSING — The Athens junior high girls basketball team went 5-0 to win the team title here Saturday at the Wyalusing Junior High Girls Ice Breaker Tournament.
Athens 24, Blue Ridge 11
Kennedy Westbrook scored 15 points to lead Athens to a 24-11 win over Blue Ridge in the opening game of pool play.
Westbrook scored four points in the first half to help Athens to a 9-3 lead at the half.
Westbrook pumped in 11 points after the intermission to help Athens secure the run with a 15-8 run.
Athens 34, Wyalusing-1 14
Eight different players found the scoring column in a 34-14 rout of Wyalusing-1 in pool play.
Emma Bronson and Olivia Bartlow scored four points in the first half, and five of their teammates added a bucket to help Athens to an 18-5 lead at the half.
Kennedy Westbrook scored seven points, including a 3-pointer, in the second half, and Bronson and Karlee Bartlow added four points apiece in the second half.
Athens 21, Wyalusing-2 16
Athens pulled out a 21-16 win over Wyalusing-2 to improve to 3-0 in pool play.
Kennedy Westbrook knocked down a 3-pointer and scored seven points in the first half to help Athens to a 15-10 lead.
Taylor Walker and Karlee Bartlow scored buckets in a low-scoring second-half to help Athens secure the win.
Athens 22, Troy 14
Kennedy Walker scored 14 points to lead Athens to a 22-14 win over Troy in the final game of pool play.
Westbrook scored six points in the first half to help Athens to an 8-4 lead.
In the second half, Westbrook scored eight points, and Hannah Walker added four points as Athens outscored Troy 14-10.
Athens 24, Elk Lake 20
Kennedy Westbrook pumped in 14 points to lead Athens to a come-from-behind 24-20 win over Elk Lake in the championship game.
Elk Lake led 14-12 at the half, but Westbrook scored eight points after the intermission to spark a 12-6 second-half run.
Karlee Bartlow added four points in the win for Athens.
IN PHOTO: Bottom row, from left: Destiny Henderson, Kennedy Westbrook, Megan Robinson, Emma Bronson, Taylor Walker, Hannah Walker, and Ashlyn Harkness Back row, from left: Audrey Clare, Olivia Bartlow, Caydence Macik, Charlsey Walters, Karlee Bartlow, and Abby Champion. … PHOTO SUBMITTED.