TROY'S BARRETT THE BRADFORD COUNTY ALL-STARS POY
(2021-03-28)Northern Tier Sports Report
The Bradford County boys’ basketball season was on a razor’s edge all year - in more ways than one.
A Covid-19 shutdown loomed over the two month season, which was also beset by snow storms. However, despite the two hurdles, it proved to be one of the more exciting seasons in recent memory for both the NTL Divisions.
After coming up just short last year Troy was able to seal the deal in Division-I, claiming their first league title in over a decade. That was in large part due to Ty Barrett, who averaged 27.1 points per game to lead the league, and even had a 44 point outburst in a playoff game.
He is the Bradford County All-Stars Player of the Year.
While Wyalusing didn’t win a division title, they did claim their first District IV title since 1994. The balanced team leaned on the defensive of center Mitchell Burke, whose rebounding and interior play was key to their fortunes. Burke is the Defensive Player of the Year.
Coach Brent Keyes also did a good job keeping his team prepared, and his adjustments allowed them to pull out close playoff games, making him the Coach of the Year.
Canton’s Isaiah Niemczyk developed into one of the most prolific scorers in the NTL, averaging over 18 points per game, including two 30 point games near the end of the season to help the Warriors earn a home playoff game. He is the Offensive Player of the Year.
Despite starting the season 0-3 NEB was able to rally to earn the third seed in the District IV, Class AA playoffs. A large part of that was thanks to newcomer Nick Beers, whose spent the majority of his career at North Rome Christian School, but they had their season cancelled due to Covid-19. Beers stepped right in for the Panthers and was a double-double threat every night.
That makes him the Newcomer of the Year.
The first team consists of Barrett, Beers, Niemczyk, Wyalusing’s Graydon Cobb and Isaiah Way, Athens’ JJ Babcock and Troy’s Mason Imbt.
The second team is made up of Burke, NEB’s Lucas Crown, Athens’ Mason Lister and Nalen Carling, Troy’s Ethan VanNoy, Sayre’s Dom Fabbri and Canton’s Caiden Williams.
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