It was hardly a battle of the titans, but Northern Potter’s Becka Martin, in only her third contest since returning from a stress fracture, scored a game-high 13 points, to help the Panthers defeat the visiting Galeton Tigers, 42-32, on Tuesday (January 7).

The Panthers upped their season marks to 3-7 overall, and 3-4 in the conference, while the Tigers fell to 2-8, and 1-4, respectively.

The Panthers essentially put the game away after the third quarter, in which they outscored the visitors, 10-5, and took a 31-20 lead. After being outscored in each of the first three quarters, Galeton edged out their hosts, 12-11 in the final quarter.

The Panthers more officially put the game away with scant time remaining, when Aubrey Anderson canned a two-pointer, to give the winners a 42-30 lead.

Key for the Panthers, acknowledged head coach Cindy Cowburn, was her team’s overall aggressiveness. Also key, she noted, was, “When I have five players on the floor, and all five players are contributing.” In all, six Panthers scored.

Next game for Northern Potter is January 13, at Port Allegany. Jump ball is set for 6 pm. The Panthers will visit Cameron County on January 15, with a 6 pm start.

Galeton played Port Allegany on Thursday (January 9). The Tigers visit Duke Center on January 11, to play Otto-Eldred (6:30 pm start). They’re at Cameron County on January 13.