Trojans top Mounties in NTL Showdown Semi-Finals

Liberty 4th quarter rally falls short in 58-57 loss

 

by Ed Weaver - February 14, 2020

A furious 4th quarter rally by the North Penn-Liberty Mounties came up short at the final buzzer as the Troy Trojans held on for a 58-57 lead to win their NTL Showdown semi-final game at Liberty on Thursday, February 13.

Troy will take on the Athens Wildcats on Saturday night at Mansfield University following the Athens-Towanda girls game.

Liberty led 16-13 after the opening quarter but after a 16-9 run in the 2nd, the Trojans led 29-25 at halftime. Troy did the most damage in the 3rd thanks to a 21-point quarter to extend their lead to 12 points heading into the 4th quarter.

That’s when the Mounties regrouped and started to make their run.

After an early layup for Troy’s Ty Barrett, a Brandon Thompson hook shot and Colton Litzelman steal and layup cut Troy’s lead cut down to 52-43. Mason Imbt put Troy back up 11 on a layup, until a three-point shot by Samuel Shedden pulled the Mounties within 8, 54-46, and gave Liberty all the momentum. After a missed Troy layup back-to-back Thompson shots cut the lead down to 4 with under 3 minutes to play.

The Mounties cut the lead to 56-55 with 1:06 remaining on a Litzelman layup and again got the lead back down to a point with 35 seconds to go. Following a Liberty timeout the Mounties had one final shot for the win. The Mounties in-bounded to Noah Spencer. As he took the ball to the hole, looking to draw a foul, his first shot missed but came down with his own rebound. His second shot got blocked with the ball rolling back to Koleton Roupp. Roupp’s shot was off the mark, giving Troy the win.

Thompson led the Mounties with 17 points and 7 rebounds, Litzelman finished with 15 points, and Duncan Zeafla scored 10.

Barrett (23) and Imbt (18) led the Trojans on the night.

The loss drops the Mounties to 20-3 on the year. The team will be back in action in next week’s District IV Class A playoffs. The top-seeded Mounties have earned a first-round bye to the semi-finals.

Credits:

Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver

Videography: Andrew Moore, Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: Ed Weaver

Anchor: Ed Weaver

Correspondent: Joshua Nobles

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Specious home in historic district, 159 Main Street

(Original airdate: February 5, 2020) Republished July 13, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

July 11-12, 2020

 

Tri-Co Connections & Tri-County Electric bring high-speed internet

July 10, 2020

 

Pregnancy & support center holds grand opening ceremony

July 9, 2020

 

The Eaton Calendar - Update

July 8, 2020

 

Wellsboro Rotary, Charlie Messina, Lions Club serve community

July 8, 2020

 

Taking Up Front Line Defense of Second Amendment

July 8, 2020

 

Through Chiropractic Care

July 8, 2020

 

Sprint Football Voted Top College Team at Twin Tiers Sports Awards

July 7, 2020

 

Northcentral PA AHEC wants to help you become smoke-free

July 6, 2020

 

Census 2020 Completion Committee Update

July 3, 2020

 

Gorgeous house with incredible potential on Central Ave in Wellsboro

July 2, 2020

 

Meagan Kolk receives over $150 prizes & Akiko's arrangement!

July 1, 2020

 

Explore the outdoors and enter to win a Movin' Together hat!

June 30, 2020

 

Cavanaugh and GROW find a way to save machines

June 28, 2020

 

A flexible gift option that support the local economy!

June 26, 2020

 

Staying on top of our wellness is key to a strong well-being

June 25, 2020

 

New pregnancy center to open in July

June 24, 2020

 

Endless Mountain Music Festival concerts are free for all!

June 23, 2020

 

Sample collection process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

June 22, 2020

 

Take a trip back to Laurel Festivals, 2014-2019

June 19-21, 2020

 

Pastor TJ's road trips don't always end as expected

June 18, 2020

 

Common sense and washing hands sets us free

June 17, 2020

 

Win $100.00 USD, Chamber dollars & flowers from Akiko's!

June 16, 2020

 

Rep. Owlett breaks down recently passed HB 2438 & HR 836

June 15, 2020

 

This Tudor-style on 25 Bacon St. has many surprises!

June 12, 2020

 

Take care of your body's largest organ!

June 10, 2020

 

An interview with author, Tom "Papa Tom" Clark

June 10, 2020

 

Council Member Louis E. Prevost thanks Chief Bodine for Johnson hire

June 9, 2020

 

This organic treasure has a rich history and fascinating features!

June 8, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories