NTL GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BENNETT, MANCHESTER LEAD TOWANDA PAST NPL
(2022-01-13)Northern Tier Sports Report
LIBERTY — Towanda jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter lead as they rolled past NP-Liberty 48-16 in NTL girls’ basketball action Thursday.
Porschia Bennett continued her strong play, leading the Lady Knights with 26 points, five boards, and four steals.
Paige Manchester added 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals, while Eliza Fowler and Bella Hurley had three points each. Hurley also had four steals, and an assist.
Alonna Ayers rounded out the scorers with two points, as Gracie Schoonover grabbed six boards, and had four blocks.
Bennett and Manchester combined for 14 first quarter points to give Towanda the early lead. The two then scored all of Towanda’s 16 second quarter points to take a 33-4 lead at the break.
The Knights then out scored NPL 15-12 in the second half, as Bennett had eight points.
Towanda will finally return home - where they haven’t played since before Christmas - when they host Wyalusing on Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. start.
PHOTO CAPTION: Towanda’s Paige Manchester throws a pass against NPL…PHOTOS BY LANCE LARCOM
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