Valley Sports Report
TOWANDA - Athens dominated the middle two quarters on its way to a 40-26 win over Towanda here Thursday night in NTL junior varsity boys basketball action.
Athens led 10-9 after the first eight minutes, but J.J. Babcock knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and pumped in 12 points to fuel a 17-5 run that gave the junior Wildcats a 26-15 lead at the half.
Troy Pritchard scored four points in the third quarter and Babcock canned another 3-pointer in a 9-2 run that extended the Athens lead to 35-17 at the half.
Babcock scored 18 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Athens, while Pritchard had 10 points, Aidan Westbrook added six points, and Tucker Brown chipped in with four points.
Neal Austin led Towanda with nine points, and Kolby Hoffman added eight.
Athens, now 14-3, returns to action tonight at Danville.
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