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By: Tim Birney | PIAA District IV | March 1, 2023 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
MONTOURSVILLE - Danville used a 14-5 run to start the fourth quarter, and break open a tie game on its way to a 52-48 win over Athens here Tuesday night in the semifinals of the District 4, Class 4A boys basketball playoffs.
The Wildcats' hopes of a return trip to States are still alive, however, as the top three teams from District 4, Class 4A qualify for the PIAA tournament. They will face top-seeded Shamokin, which dropped a 54-52 decision to fourth-seeded Lewisburg Tuesday, in the consolation game at a site and time to be determined.
The Ironmen nullified a pair of the Athens' strengths in the win. They out-rebounded the Wildcats, and also did a good job against their penetration to the bucket.
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).