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NTL GIRLS BASKETBALL: NP-MANSFIELD COMEBACK ATTEMPT FALLS JUST SHORT IN LOSS TO TOWANDA (2024-02-12)

Northern Tier WEST Sports Report
MANSFIELD — The North Penn-Mansfield girls basketball team completed their regular season here Monday, getting edged 37-35 by a Towanda score with five seconds left in the game. 

Kameron Lightner had tied the game at 35 for the Lady Tigers with 45 seconds left in the contest before Towanda’s Maynard hit a jumper from the foul line for the game-winner.

After a 10-10 first quarter, Towanda took the second frame 9-7 for a 19-17 advantage at the break. A 10-8 third for the Lady Knights extended their lead to four at 29-25 as they entered the fourth.

Towanda opened the final frame with a bucket before Kameron Lightner answered to keep the Knight lead at four .. 31-27. Towanda hit a 3-pointer, but the Lady Tigers went on a 6-0 run .. featuring baskets by Raegan Watkins-Bourret, Kameron and Mckenna Lightner .. to cut the lead to one at 34-33 with 1:23 left in regulation. 

The Lady Knights hit 1-of-2 free throws to go up 35-33 before Kameron Lightner’s bucket set up Towanda’s game-winner.

Kameron led Mansfield with 11 points in the game while sister Mckenna Lightner and Elaina Shaw each had seven points, Watkins-Bourret had five, Addison Hill and Claire Dominick each had two and Ella Swingle had one point. 

The Lady Tigers .. 13-9 overall, 10-7 NTL, 7-3 small school .. finished the season second in the NTL-II and will play large-school champ Troy in the NTL Showdown at Troy on Thursday. 





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