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WVC BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: GAR Pulls Away From Dallas

December 23, 2018
WVC BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: GAR Pulls Away From Dallas

The GAR boys basketball team broke open a one-point game after three quarters with a strong fourth that carried them to a 62-54 home win over visiting Dallas.

Will Johnson paced GAR (3-2, 1-1 WVC) with 23 points. Jared O’Day chipped in 11.

Shawn Adamson had five of his seven points in the decisive fourth quarter.

Dallas (3-3, 1-1) was led by Justin Finarelli with 21, including 15 in the second half.

Dallas (54)

J. Finarelli 8 5-5 21, A. Finarelli 3 2-4 9, J. Farrell 3 2-6 8, D. Schuster 1 4-5 6, S. Nocito 1 2-2 4, N. Nocito 1 0-2 3, L. DelGaudio 1 1-4 3, Totals 18 16-28 54.

GAR (62)

W. Johnson 8 5-5 23, J. O’Day 4 1-3 11, T. Young 2 3-4 8, C. Smith 3 2-5 8, S. Adamson 3 1-1 7, C. Smith 2 0-0 4, G. Placecio 0 1-2 1, Totals 22 13-20 62.

Dallas 13 15 15 11—54

GAR 14 20 10 18—62

3-point goals: N. Nocito (Dal) 1, A. Finarelli (Dal) 1, W. Johnson (GAR) 2, J. O’Day (GAR) 2, T. Young (GAR) 1.

Holy Redeemer 58, Holy Cross 49

At Holy Cross, Justice Shoats scored 14 points to lead Holy Redeemer.

Holy Redeemer (58)

J. Shoats 4 6-6 14, C. Cook 4 2-2 12, J. Piontkowski 4 4-5 12, N. Prociak 4 2-2 10, M. Mendygral 2 2-2 7, D. Answini 1 0-0 3, C. Banas 0 0-0 0, J. Andrejko 0 0-0 0, Totals 19 16-17 58.

Holy Cross (49)

K. Burrier 7 8-11 24, C. Callejas 4 1-4 10, L. O’Connor 3 0-0 6, P. Bennie 2 1-2 5, J. Osborne 1 0-0 2, J. Calciano 0 2-2 2, C. Schuster 0 0-0 0, Totals 17 12-19 49.

Holy Redeemer 22 11 13 12—58

Holy Cross 14 13 9 13—49

3-point goals: C. Cook (HR) 2, M. Mendygral (HR) 1, D. Answini (HR) 1, K. Burrier (HC) 2, C. Callejas (HC) 1.

JV Score: Holy Redeemer, 46-38 (HR: Kornfeld 15; HC: Mariotti 9).

Crestwood 50, Meyers 27

At Meyers, the Comets kept Meyers under 10 points in every quarter.

Ryan Petrosky hit five 3-pointers and led Crestwood with 17 points. Sean Murphy hit four 3s for 12 points.

Cole Walker scored 13 to lead Meyers.

Crestwood (50)

R. Petrosky 6 0-0 17, S. Murphy 4 0-0 12, M. Palmiero 3 0-0 7, C. Boris 3 0-0 6, B. Papura 2 0-0 4, F. Casarella 1 0-0 3, S. Foley 0 1-2 1, J. Zaleski 0 0-0 0, A. Gegaris 0 0-0 0, M. Vieney 0 0-2 0, Totals 19 1-4 50.

Meyers (27)

C. Walker 5 2-2 13, K. Brewster 2 0-0 5, N. Hood 2 0-0 4, B. Masker 2 0-0 4, D. Kasper 0 1-2 1, K. Brewster 0 0-0 0, T. Nilon 0 0-0 0, J. Gilgallon 0 0-0 0, W. Gumbs 0 0-0 0, J. Diggs 0 0-0 0, Totals 11 3-4 27.

Crestwood 14 11 15 10—50

Meyers 6 8 4 9—27

3-point goals: R. Petrosky (Crest) 5, S. Murphy (Crest) 4, M. Palmiero (Crest) 1, F. Casarella (Crest) 1, K. Brewster (Mey) 1, C. Walker (Mey) 1.

Hazleton Area 74, Tunkhannock 42

At Tunkhannock, Andrew Vayda and Da’Mir Faison scored 17 and 14 points, respectively, as Hazleton Area cruised to its second win in a row.

Vayda hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points before halftime.

Tyer Faux led Tunkhannock with 13 points, including three 3-pointers.

Hazleton Area (74)

A. Vayda 6 1-1 17, D. Faison 5 3-4 14, S. Campbell 2 2-2 8, K. Franek 2 2-2 6, J. Moronta-Alvarez 2 0-0 6, W. Seigendall 1 2-4 5, R. Wolk 2 0-0 5, A. D’Angelo 2 0-0 5, N. Norman 2 0-0 4, R. Melendez 2 0-0 4, K. Gil 0 0-0 0, J. Nieves 0 0-0 0, Totals 26 10-13 74.

Tunkhannock (42)

T. Faux 5 0-0 13, J. Chilson 3 1-2 7, N. Reposa 2 0-0 6, A. Billings 3 0-0 6, R. Harder 2 0-0 6, C. Wright 1 0-0 3, J. Frisco 0 1-2 1, L. Helsel 0 0-0 0, J. Robinson 0 0-0 0, Z. Rogers 0 0-0 0, E. Bennett 0 0-0 0, Totals 16 2-4 42.

Hazleton Area 19 18 22 15—74

Tunkhannock 11 13 5 13—42

3-point goals: A. Vayda (Haz) 4, S. Campbell (Haz) 2, J. Moronta-Alvarez (Haz) 2, W. Seigendall (Haz) 1, R. Wolk (Haz) 1, A. D’Angelo (Haz) 1, D. Faison (Haz) 1, T. Faux (Tunk) 3, N. Reposa (Tunk) 2, R. Harder (Tunk) 2, C. Wright (Tunk) 1.

Nanticoke Area 70, Pittston Area 53

At Nanticoke Area, Trahjan Krupinski scored all of his team-leading 20 points before the fourth quarter, and Nate Kreitzer added 19 for the undefeated Trojans (7-0).

Mike George’s 10 points led the way for the Patriots (4-2).

Pittston Area (53)

M. George 4 1-2 10, L. Booth 3 3-3 9, M. Johnson 3 0-0 8, B. Higgins 3 0-0 6, S. Leak 1 3-4 5, A. Hoban 2 0-0 4, M. Macaluso 1 0-1 3, J. Walsh 1 0-0 2, E. Elko 1 0-0 2, A. Krawczyk 1 0-0 2, D. Januzzi 0 2-2 2, A. Penxa 0 0-0 0, E. Ganham 0 0-0 0, Totals 20 9-12 53.

Nanticoke Area (70)

T. Krupinski 9 2-3 20, N. Kreitzer 4 9-9 19, C. Butczynski 6 1-2 13, D. Szychowski 3 1-2 7, J. Krupinski 2 0-0 4, A. Kozlofski 1 0-0 3, T. Rushton 1 0-0 2, S. Shiloh 0 2-3 2, L. Myers 0 0-0 0, J. Bielecki 0 0-0 0, J. Chernowsky 0 0-0 0, J. Fox III 0 0-0 0, B. Fontaine 0 0-0 0, C. Brown 0 0-0 0, Totals 26 15-19 70.

Pittston Area 9 11 13 20—53

Nanticoke Area 20 19 20 11—70

3-point goals: M. Johnson (PA) 2, M. Macaluso (PA) 1, M. George (PA) 1, N. Kreitzer (NA) 2, A. Kozlofski (NA) 1.

Coughlin 49, Berwick 44

At Berwick, Coughlin built a 29-11 halftime lead, then held off a furious Berwick rally down the stretch.

Tony Egido led Coughlin with 16 points, Aaron Bennett was right behind him with 15.

Zach Evans had 34 for Berwick

Coughlin (49)

A. Bennett 4 3-4 15, A. Egidio 4 2-4 10, T. Zavada 2 2-2 7, P. Allen 2 2-2 7, B. Hall 2 1-6 5, M. Egidio 1 1-2 3, J. Hall 0 2-4 2, M. Senape 0 0-0 0, Totals 15 13-24 49.

Berwick (44)

Z. Evans 11 9-12 34, J. Seely 1 2-6 4, D. Smith 1 0-0 3, M. Doll 0 3-4 3, T. Taylor 0 0-0 0, W. Arndt 0 0-0 0, B. Boone 0 0-0 0, J. Groshek 0 0-0 0, E. Montes 0 0-0 0, P. Williams 0 0-0 0, N. Smith 0 0-0 0, Totals 13 14-22 44.

Coughlin 16 13 11 9—49

Berwick 8 3 15 18—44

3-point goals: A. Bennett (Cou) 4, T. Zavada (Cou) 1, P. Allen (Cou) 1, Z. Evans (Ber) 3.

Wyoming Area 54, Valley West 49

At Wyoming Area, the Warriors snapped a three-game losing streak at home.

Full stats were not reported by The Citizens’ Voice’s press time.

Girls Basketball

At GAR, the Grenadiers built a 20-point halftime lead and cruised to the 57-27 win over Elk Lake.

Olivia Prato led a balanced scoring output for GAR with 15 points. Erin Leonard chipped in 11.

Elk Lake (27)

M. Tewksbury 2 4-7 8, M. Zajaczkowski 2 3-4 8, T. Voda 2 0-0 5, K. Jones 1 0-0 2, K. Day 0 0-0 0, K. Mosier 0 0-0 0, D. McCarey 0 0-0 0, Totals 7 7-11 23.

GAR (57)

O. Prato 6 3-7 15, E. Leonard 5 1-2 11, V. Luna 4 0-0 8, G. Adjayi 2 2-2 6, H. Cook 2 1-2 5, M. Savage 2 0-0 4, L. Pena 1 0-4 2, R. Holden 1 0-0 2, N. Germano 1 0-0 2, E. Engle 0 1-2 1, D. Moore 0 1-2 1, J. Holmes 0 0-0 0, G. Yarbroogh Vega 0 0-0 0, K. Coleman 0 0-0 0, Totals 24 9-21 57.

Elk Lake 5 3 9 10—27

GAR 11 17 1 11—57

3-point goals: M. Zajaczkowski (EL) 1, T. Voda (EL) 1.

Berwick 38, Coughlin 18

At Coughlin, Berwick held the Crusaders to only seven points through the first three quarters.

Renny Murphy led Berwick with 13 points. Ajalaya. Butts led Coughlin with 11.

Berwick (38)

R. Murphy 4 3-5 13, M. Dalo 3 2-2 8, K. Starr 3 0-3 6, E. Novicki 2 0-0 4, J. Michael 1 0-0 3, E. Ouimet 1 0-0 2, L. Nevel 1 0-1 2, S. Miedaner 0 0-0 0, M. Force 0 0-0 0, J. Nevel 0 0-0 0, A. Burt 0 0-0 0, S. Greshko 0 0-0 0, S. DeFinnis 0 0-0 0, P. Lipsey 0 0-0 0, M. Shawver 0 0-0 0, S. Zehner 0 0-0 0, E. Andreas 0 0-0 0, Totals 15 5-11 38.

Coughlin (18)

A. Butts 3 5-11 11, A. Brittingham 1 0-2 3, M. Zabala 1 0-0 2, A. Cicon 1 0-1 2, L. Berry 0 0-0 0, C. Wartella 0 0-0 0, Y. Perez 0 0-0 0, I. Reyes 0 0-0 0, A. Kush 0 0-0 0, Totals 6 5-14 18.

Berwick 15 7 11 5—38

Coughlin 2 3 2 11—18

3-point goals: R. Murphy (Ber) 2, J. Michael (Ber) 1, A. Brittingham (Cou) 1.

Wallenpaupack 46, Wyoming Seminary 36

The Blue Knights lost a nonconference game at home.

Stats were not reported by The Citizens’ Voice’s press time.

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