Local roundup: Nanticoke-area boys’ basketball edge ahead of Hanover-area rival

Trailing at halftime, Nanticoke Area gave up just one field goal in the third quarter to take the lead and hold on to a 60-54 win over rival Hanover Area on Thursday in a men’s basketball game. WVC Division 2.

Payton Kepp scored a game-high 21 points while Jaidyn Johnson added 19 and Chris Johnson had 12.

Mike Merth finished with 17 for the Hawkeyes and Jake Zola had 13.

Dallas 62, Crestwood 47

Trailing by one point on the road, the Mountaineers came out of the locker room strong to secure the victory behind 18 points from Mike Bufalino, who scored 13 in the second half.

Nick Nocito (13 points), Austin Finarelli (12) and Mike Cumbo (10) also finished in double digits for Dallas.

Drew Sechleer finished with 12 points to lead the Comets.

Pittston Area 68, Berwick 37

JJ Walsh finished with 20 points while Ethan Ghannam and Dom Jannuzzi each scored nine in a home victory.

Sean Murphy led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

West Wyoming Valley 83, Tunkhannock 58

The Spartans outscored the Tigers 21-5 in the first quarter and never looked back en route to a home win.

Johnathan Mann led five Valley West players in double figures with 25 points, followed by 14 each from Ryan Sullivan and Zach Konopke, 13 from Tyreese Harris and 11 from Kenny Brown.

Tunkhannock got 19 points from Ben Chilson and 14 from Dylan Mateus.

Holy Redeemer 74, MMI Prep 44

Judge Shoats scored 20 points to lead the host Royals to victory. Zach Perta added 17 points while Matt Prociak and Chris Papciak added 10 each.

Chance Eyerly led the Preppers with 16 points.

Wyoming Seminary 46, Lake-Lehman 33

Tied at half-time, the Blue Knights edged the Black Knights 29-16 after the break to win at home. Marc Jackett led the effort, scoring all of his team-high 12 points in the second half.

Lehman’s Cole Morio led all players with 17 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hanover Area 61, MMI Prep 20

Kyleen McCance’s 24 points came from behind the arc, hitting eight threes to lead the Hawkeyes to a home victory. Hanover Area held the Preppers to two points after halftime.

Ally Sheridan and Riley Corbett finished with 13 and 11 points respectively. Bria Kringe scored 12 to lead MMI.

Nanticoke area 59, Hanover area 23

In a game played Wednesday, Riley Baird led three double-digit Trojans with 16 points in a road win. Claire Aufiero followed with 15 points and Grace Reed scored 10.

Leading the Hawkeyes were Ally Sheridan (11 points) and Kyleen McCance (10).

TO SWIM

Hazleton Area Scan

The Cougars boys’ and girls’ teams each picked up a win in the Wyoming region. The girls won 118-45 and the boys 133-14.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Nanticoke area 60, Hanover area 54

HANNOVER REGION (54) – Elijah Noe 4 0-2 10, Mike Merth 5 2-2 17, Jake Zola 4 5-6 13, David Popson 1 0-0 2, Sedrick Beasley 5 1-2 11, Steven Florek 0 1-2 1, Brayden Sock 0 0-0 0, Noah Dewey 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 9-14 54.

NANTICOKE AREA (60) – Chris Johnson 4 3-4 12, Payton Kepp 8 0-0 21, Owen Brown 0 2-5 2, Gavin Turak 2 1-2 6, Jaidyn Johnson 7 5-6 19, Caleb Butczynski 0 0-0 0, Liam Mulberry 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 11-17 60.

Hannover region`18`14`4`18 — 54

Nanticoke area`20`10`13`17 — 60

Three point goals — HAN 7 (Merth 5, No. 2); NAN 7 (Kepp 5, C. Johnson, Turak)

Dallas 62, Crestwood 47

DALLAS (62) – Austin Finarelli 4 4-8 12, Nick Nocito 6 0-0 13, Jackson Wydra 3 0-0 6, Darius Wallace 0 0-0 0, Mike Bufalino 6 3-5 18, Cameron Faux 0 0-0 0, Mike Cumbo 4 0-0 10, Angelo Zarola 1 1-2 3, Nick Farrell 0 0-0 0, Nick Williams 0 0-0 0, Jacob Seymour 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 8-15 62.

CRESTWOOD (47) – Tyler Oresick 0 0-0 0, Nolan Dunnum 0 0-0 0, Drew Sechleer 5 0-0 12, Connor Murtha 0 0-0 0, Chaz Wright 3 1-2 7, Joe Gzemski 1 1-2 3, Bryce Vieney 3 1-2 8, Sam Balliet 3 2-4 9, Zayne Dunsmuir 3 1-2 7, Adam Wood 0 1-2 1, Michael McLaughlin 0 0-2 0, Declan Palmiero 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 7-16 47.

Dallas`17`7`24`14 — 62

Crestwood`10`15`11`11 — 47

Three points goals — DAL 6 (Bufalino 3, Cumbo 2, Nocito); CRE 4 (Sechleer 2, Vieney, Balliet)

Pittston Area 68, Berwick 37

BERWICK (37) – Jackson Smith 2 0-1 4, Sean Murphy 4 2-2 12, Alex Peters 0 0-0 0, Graham Marshman 0 0-0 0, Matt Lonczynski 2 0-2 4, Ryen Steele 1 0-0 2, Tahsjee Taylor 4 1-2 9, Miles Doll 2 1-2 6. Totals 15 4-9 37.

PITTSTON AREA (68) – JJ Walsh 4 11-13 20, Ethan Ghannam 4 1-1 9, Jack Locker 2 0-2 5, Anthony Cencetti 3 1-3 8, Dom Jannuzzi 3 2-4 9, Ethan Maslowski 3 1-2 7, Matt Mayers 1 0-0 3, Silvio Giardina 1 0-0 2, Jack Long 0 0-0 0, Zack Elko 1 0-0 2, Rob Barbieri 0 0-0 0, Ethan Clarke 0 0-0 0, Matt Walter 0 0-0 0, Brayden Powers 1 0-0 3. Totals 23 16-25 68.

Berwick`9`8`9`11 — 37

Pittston area`11`15`22`20 — 68

Three point goals — BER 3 (Murphy 2, doll); PA 6 (Walsh, Locker, Cencetti, Jannuzzi, Mayers, Walter)

West Wyoming Valley 83, Tunkhannock 58

TOUNKHANNOCK (58) – Shane Macko 0 2-2 2, Nick Demarco 2 0-0 6, Jayden Ransom 0 0-0 0, James Gavek 0 0-0 0, Ben Chilson 6 5-5 19, Josh Brown 3 0-0 7, Garrett Yuhas 1 0-0 3, Ethan Ergott 1 0-0 2, Ryan Van Ness 0 0-0 0, Colin Madan 1 0-0 2, Dylan Mateus 5 0-0 14, JC Zona 1 0-0 3, Nate Spudis 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 7-7 58.

WEST WYOMING VALLEY (83) – Tyreese Harris 6 1-1 13, Brian Gill 0 0-0 0, Kenny Brown 3 3-4 11, Ryan Sullivan 5 0-0 14, Johnathan Mann 11 3-4 25, Zach Konopke 6 0-3 14, Quadel Glaster 3 0-1 6, Kahzir Wright 0 0-0 0, Bradley Gill 0 0-0 0, Colin Rood 0 0-0 0, Desmond Rhodes 0 0-0 0, Marquessu McKenith 0 0-0 0. Totals 34 7-13 83.

Tunkhannock`5`16`17`23 — 58

Wyo Valley West`21`25`25`12 — 83

Three point goals — TUN 11 (Mateus 4, Demarco 2, Chilson 2, Brown, Yuhas, Zona); WVW 8 (Sullivan 4, Brown 2, Konopke 2)

Holy Redeemer 74, MMI Prep 44

MMI PREP (44) – Chance Eyerly 6 1-4 16, Thomas Mayernik 0 0-0 0, Brendon Brobst 3 0-0 8, Carson Valkusky 4 2-4 10, Caden Peae 5 0-0 10, Nick Pantages 0 0-0 0, Lex Lispi 0 0-0 0, Edgar Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Reed Floryshak 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 3-8 44.

HOLY REDEEMER (74) – Zach Perta 6 0-0 17, Darryl Wright 2 1-2 6, Justice Shoats 8 4-4 20, Jeff Kozerski 0 0-0 0, Matt Prociak 4 2-3 10, Jayden Halstead 1 0-0 3, Jacob Hunter 0 0-0 0, Chris Papciak 5 0-1 10, Charlie Floryan 2 0-0 6, DeShaun Knox 0 0-0 0, Paul Cooper 0 0-0 0, Mason Bagusky 1 0-0 2. Totals 29 7-10 74.

Preparation MMI`11`11`11`11 — 44

Holy Redeemer`11`19`23`21 — 74

Three point goals — MMI 5 (Eyerly 3, Brobst 2); HR 9 (Perta 5, Floryan 2, Wright, Halstead)

Wyoming Seminary 46, Lake-Lehman 33

LAKE-LEHMAN (33) — Gavin Paraschak 1 2-6 4, Corey Bean 1 0-0 3, Seth Berry 1 0-0 2, Cole Morio 6 3-5 17, Ahmad Dabsheh 1 0-0 3, Ben Dowling 0 0-0 0, Lesshawn Hammett 2 0-0 4, Jake Herceg 0 0-0 0, Travis Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 5-11 33.

WYOMING SEMINARY (46) — Isaiah Stull 3 0-0 8, Thomas Iskra 1 1-1 3, Marc Jackett 5 1-2 12, Chief Montalvo 3 2-3 8, Phil Evan 2 0-0 6, Jack Novelli 3 0-1 9, Alexander Aiello 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Reyes 0 0-2 0, Finn Ruderman 0 0-0 0, Zac Williamson 0 0-0 0, Antek Evan 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 4-7 46.

Lac-Lehman`7`10`11`5 — 33

Wyo.Seminar`8`9`21`8 — 46

Three point goals — LL 4 (Morio 2, Bean, Dabsheh); SEM 8 (Novelli 3, Stull 2, P. Evan 2, Jackett)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hanover Area 61, MMI Prep 20

MMI PREP (20) — Chloe Allen 2 0-0 4, Silvia Roberto 0 0-0 0, Bria Kringe 3 4-4 12, Emily Borchick 0 0-0 0, Ava Putnam 0 0-0 0, Angelica Jimenez 2 0-0 4, Phoebe Bramley 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 4-4 20.

HANNOVER REGION (61) – Riley Corbett 5 0-0 11, Madison Elick 2 0-0 4, Kayla Gist 3 0-0 6, Brenna Slusser 1 0-0 2, Isabella Curcio 0 0-0 0, Kyleen McCance 8 0-0 24, Ally Sheridan 6 0-0 13, Alana Hughes 0 0-0 0, Tasha Kelly 0 0-0 0, Flora Tirado 0 0-0 0, Taylor Martin 0 0-0 0, Amaya Shutes 0 1-1 1. Totals 25 1-1 61.

Preparation MMI`7`11`2`0 — 20

Hannover region`25`10`9`17 — 61

Three point goals — HMI 2 (Kringe 2); HAN 10 (McCance 8, Corbett, Sheridan)

Nanticoke area 59, Hanover area 23

NANTICOKE AREA (59) – Alivia Evans 0 1-3 1, Hailey Husted 0 0-0 0, Grace Reed 3 1-2 10, Caitlyn Majiros 1 1-2 3, Brooklyn Biehl 3 0-0 7, Claire Aufiero 3 5-6 15, Shaylee Heffron 2 0-0 5, Riley Baird 7 0-0 16, Kylie Albert 0 0-0 0, Cecily Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 8-13 59.

HANNOVER REGION (23) – Riley Corbett 0 0-0 0, Madison Elick 1 0-0 2, Kayla Gist 0 0-2 0, Brenna Slusser 0 0-2 0, Isabella Curcio 0 0-0 0, Kyleen McCance 4 1-3 10, Ally Sheridan 5 1-2 11, Tasha Kelly 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 2-5 23.

Nanticoke area`12`22`17`8 — 59

Hannover region`6`7`2`8 — 23

Three point goals — NAN 9 (Reed 3, Aufiero 2, Baird 2, Biehl, Heffron); HAN 1 (McCance)

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