Lake-Lehman boys, girls basketball teams post wins

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post
Mountaineer Alex Charlton goes to the basket on a fast break against Crestwood. - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Dallas player Jack Bittner is fouled by Crestwood;s Kevin Klusewitz while going to the basket. - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Crestwood’s Camden Boris (No. 24) knock the ball away from Joey Parsons of Dallas as he tries for a basket. - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Jack Farrell of Dallas steals the ball away from Crestwood’s Adam Gegaris. - - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Crestwood’s Camden Boris blocks Matt Mathers’ shot at the basket. - - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Matt Mathers of Dallas goes for a basket during game against Crestwood. - - Fred Adams | For Dallas Post
Dallas’ Kendra Saba drives the lane against Crestwood Monday night in Wright Township. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Dallas’ Gianna Centrella, left, tries to get past Crestwood’s Sarah Richards. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Dallas’ Emily Weilard, center, fights off Crestwood’s Helena Jardine, left, and Julia Mackowski after grabbing a rebound. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

If current seedings are any indication, Lake-Lehman and Wyoming Area could meet again in an important girls basketball game, possibly even with a state tournament berth on the line.

Savannah Purdy led the way Monday night when Lake-Lehman established its superiority, at least for one night, with a 66-46 home-court victory in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game.

Purdy had 13 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lady Knights pull away while maintaining an advantage over the Lady Warriors in the division and gaining on them in the district standings.

Lake-Lehman held on to third place in Division 2 with an 11-3 WVC record and improved to 12-7 overall. It is fourth in the District 2 standings, behind third-place Wyoming Area (9-5, 14-5) in a 10-team race to determine eight qualifiers who will play in the district tournament for three state spots.

Madison Borum added 16 points for the Lady Knights, including six in the first quarter to help the team to a 15-10 lead.

Wyoming Area, which got 16 points from Cassidy Orzel, was within 28-24 at halftime.

Corinna Scoblick hit two 3-pointers and Borum added five points in the third quarter when Lake-Lehman stretched the lead to 43-34.

Borum added five more points in the fourth quarter while Purdy was sparking a 23-12 advantage that broke the game open.

Crestwood 49

Dallas 33

Crestwood Julia Makowski scored 17 points and keyed a big finish to the first half and start of the second half that carried Crestwood to Monday’s WVC Division 1 victory.

Dallas took a 16-15 lead in the second quarter when Morgan MacNeely came off the bench to score six of her team-high 11 points.

Crestwood took a 26-19 halftime lead and added to it early in the third quarter.

Nanticoke 58

Lake-Lehman 42

Lisa Radziak hit five of her six 3-pointers in the second half Feb. 2 to help the WVC Division 2 leaders avoid an upset by host Lake-Lehman.

The Lady Knights took a 21-15 halftime lead before the Trojanettes recovered for their 17th straight win, remaining unbeaten in the conference.

Nanticoke forced Lake-Lehman into nine of its 21 turnovers during the third quarter to turn the game around.

Savannah Purdy had 22 points in the loss.

Tunkhannock 51

Wyoming Area 46

Becca Avery scored 20 points Feb. 2 to help Tunkhannock pull off the road upset in WVC Division 2 play.

Wyoming Valley West 48

Dallas 30

Hanna Johnson was the team’s high scorer with seven points when Dallas lost the WVC Division 1 game Feb. 2.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Lake-Lehman 47

MMI Prep 32

Lake-Lehman limited MMI Prep to three field goals and eight points in the first half Tuesday night to post its first WVC win of the season and just its second win overall in the Division 3 game.

Danny Kutz had 11 of his 14 points in the second half after the Black Knights had taken a 14-point halftime lead. Kutz hit three 3-pointers to help keep Lake-Lehman on top.

Donald Thompson added 12 points and Max Paczewski had 11 in the win.

Tunkhannock 60

GAR 55

Tyler Faux’s 27 points led Tunkhannock to the WVC Division 2 win Tuesday, moving the Tigers back above the .500 mark in the conference and boosting their hopes of qualifying for the District 2 Class 4A playoffs.

Faux made six 3-pointers.

Tunkhannock jumped into sixth place out of 12 teams fighting for eight district berths. The sixth- through 11th-place teams are all packed tightly together in a power ratings battle.

The Tigers pulled out the win with a 17-9 fourth quarter.

Sean Harder added 11 points in the win.

Dallas 61

Crestwood 25

Matt Mathews scored 18 points Tuesday night when Dallas routed Crestwood to hold off the Comets for sole possession of second place in WVC Division 1.

The Mountaineers improved to 10-2 in the WVC and 15-3 overall.

Dallas opened leads of 32-8 at halftime and 57-17 after three quarters.

Joey Parsons added 15 points in the win.

Dallas 60

Wyoming Valley West 49

Joey Parsons scored 23 points Feb. 3 to lead Dallas to a WVC Division 1 victory on the road.

Matt Mathers added 13 points and Nick Kocher had 10.

Hanover Area 68

Lake-Lehman 41

Desmond Cannon scored 20 points to lead Hanover Area to the WVC Division 3 win Feb. 3.

C.J. Cerone led the Black Knights with 10 points.

Nanticoke 55

Dallas 48

Nanticoke pulled ahead for good in the fourth quarter Feb. 1, giving the WVC Division 2 leaders a win over the Division 1 second-place Mountaineers in the crossover game.

Dallas trailed 16-2 after one quarter, but worked its way back to take a 30-28 lead late in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Joey Parsons.

Parsons led Dallas with 15 points.

The teams traded the lead eight times in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter before consecutive baskets by Trahjan Krupinski put the Trojans ahead to stay. Krupinski had 24 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

Tunkhannock 64

Wyoming Valley West 63

Tyler Faux’s game-winning 3-pointer as time expired capped a 26-point effort and lifted Tunkhannock to the Feb. 1 WVC crossover win.

Mountaineer Alex Charlton goes to the basket on a fast break against Crestwood.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw1_faa.jpgMountaineer Alex Charlton goes to the basket on a fast break against Crestwood. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Dallas player Jack Bittner is fouled by Crestwood;s Kevin Klusewitz while going to the basket.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw2_faa.jpgDallas player Jack Bittner is fouled by Crestwood;s Kevin Klusewitz while going to the basket. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Crestwood’s Camden Boris (No. 24) knock the ball away from Joey Parsons of Dallas as he tries for a basket.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw3_faa.jpgCrestwood’s Camden Boris (No. 24) knock the ball away from Joey Parsons of Dallas as he tries for a basket. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Jack Farrell of Dallas steals the ball away from Crestwood’s Adam Gegaris.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw4_faa.jpgJack Farrell of Dallas steals the ball away from Crestwood’s Adam Gegaris. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Crestwood’s Camden Boris blocks Matt Mathers’ shot at the basket.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw5_faa.jpgCrestwood’s Camden Boris blocks Matt Mathers’ shot at the basket. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Matt Mathers of Dallas goes for a basket during game against Crestwood.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_dal_cw6_faa.jpgMatt Mathers of Dallas goes for a basket during game against Crestwood. Fred Adams | For Dallas Post

Dallas’ Kendra Saba drives the lane against Crestwood Monday night in Wright Township.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Girlsball1.jpgDallas’ Kendra Saba drives the lane against Crestwood Monday night in Wright Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Dallas’ Gianna Centrella, left, tries to get past Crestwood’s Sarah Richards.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Girlsball2.jpgDallas’ Gianna Centrella, left, tries to get past Crestwood’s Sarah Richards. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Dallas’ Emily Weilard, center, fights off Crestwood’s Helena Jardine, left, and Julia Mackowski after grabbing a rebound.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Girlsball3.jpgDallas’ Emily Weilard, center, fights off Crestwood’s Helena Jardine, left, and Julia Mackowski after grabbing a rebound. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

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