In a second game of a District IV Class AAA doubleheader at Loyalsock, the Lancers hosted North Penn-Mansfield on Friday, February 21.
The North Penn-Mansfield vs Troy boys basketball game started off on a rough note for the Tigers. In the first quarter the Tigers were down by one point 12-13. In the second quarter, the Tigers came back outscoring the Trojans by two for the quarter, bringing the score up to 22-21. After halftime, the Tigers seemed to falter yet again when the Trojans managed to score 17 points for the third quarter to the Tigers' 14. When things boiled down in the final quarter, the NPM Tigers were able to regroup and pull the game together for a win. The final score of the game was 50-49, North Penn-Mansfield with another win under their belt. Top scorer for the Tigers was senior Logan Tokarz with 15 points that game.
Saturday night's game kicked off on a high note for the North Penn-Mansfield Tigers as they pulled ahead of the Wellsboro Hornets in the first quarter by two points 21-19. Wellsboro fought back in the second quarter upping the Tigers 33-31, also by two points going into halftime. The excitement was building in both the crowd and the players as the third quarter began. Dominick Garverick lead the Tigers on the court with the leading 22 points scored. However the Tigers' now 8 point head over the Hornets did not last into the final quarter. Wellsboro beat back on North Penn-Mansfield with ferocity on defense, only allowing the Tigers to score 7 points for the quarter. In the end, the Wellsboro Hornets came out on top with a final score of 65-59.
The North Penn-Mansfield Tigers honored Nolan Frederick, Seth Nelson and Logan Tokarz on their January 30th senior night against the Towanda Black Knights. The game initaially started with a layup from the Black Knights, but the Tigers rapidly caught up and surpassed them for a first quarter score of 15-10. North Penn-Mansfield's second quarter defense proved tough for Towanda to break. A surplus of fouls on the Black Knights led to numerous points for the Tigers. The score at halftime was 31-20 and after a brief moment of confusion on the court, North Penn-Mansfield's offense worked hard to make and rebound as many shots as possible widening their lead to 47-30. The Tigers were able to maintain their despite the intensity from Towanda on the court. As the final seconds ticked away and North Penn-Mansfield held posession, the Tigers were able to come out victorious with a final score of 71-48.
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A 22-7 3rd quarter gave the North Penn-Mansfield Boys Basketball team a lead heading into the 4th quarter but it wasn't enough as Troy edged the Tigers, 52-47 on Saturday, January 25.
The North Penn-Mansfield Tigers started their boys basketball game Wednesday night against the Williamson Warriors with a lay-up in the first thirty seconds.