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COLLEGE ROUNDUP

H I G H S C H O O L B OYS BAS K E T BA L L

Marks’ 17 is 5 shy of team mark

Reloading Royals ready to contend

The Times Leader staff

LEHMAN TWP. – Fifteen different players scored to lead the Misericordia University women’s basketball team to a 74-28 win at Penn State WilkesBarre, Monday. Senior Christine Marks led Misericordia with 17 points and ended just five points away from surpassing Marks Missy Longhi (1,365) as the school’s all-time scoring leader. Hannah Seely added 12 points as the Cougars improved to 6-7. King’s 70, Keystone College 53

The Monarchs had a trio of players in double figures to snap Keystone’s six-game win streak. Brittany Muscatell and Celia Rader each netted 15 points, while Muscatell was perfect from the free-throw line with a 6-for-6 effort, while going 3-for-4 from three-point range. Rader connected four times from beyond the arc, while pulling down five boards. Samantha Simcox was the only other player in double digits for King’s, hitting for 13 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and picking up three steals and Katlin Michaels led the Monarchs with five assists. With the victory King’s moves to 12-3 on the season, while Keystone falls to 6-8.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

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Hazleton Area’s Becca Zamonas (right) tries to pass the ball to a teammate under the defensive pressure from Wyoming Valley West’s Kate Smicherko.

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night,” Lloyd said. “We put ourselves in position to compete for the first half championship. We still control our own destiny.” Valley West led 37-31 early in the fourth quarter when Hazleton Area took the lead one last time. Alyssa Sitch made a basket from the left corner, then had a steal and went in on a

breakaway to make it 37-36 Spartans. Josie Bachman’s two free throws after ripping the ball from the hands of a Valley West player and leading the break gave the Cougars the lead. “They were up six and we made that run,” Gavio said. “Alyssa made those two baskets and we came all the way back. Then they got those rebounds and made those. That hurt.” The Spartans got stickbacks from Reese and Taylor Reilly (seven rebounds) to take the lead for good.

Tara Zdancewicz had 13 points and nine rebounds for Valley West, which owned the boards 35-19. Bachman finished with eight steals and Rachel Ciccozzi had eight blocks for Hazleton Area. Valley West 44, Hazleton 40

HAZLETON AREA (40): Bono 1 0-0 2, Schoenaugle 2 0-0 5, Wolk 0 0-0 0, Sitch 4 0-2 8, Kazel 0 0-0 0, 1 0-0 2, Woznicki 1 0-2 2, Bachman 1 3-4 5, Ciccozzi 1 1-2 3, Zamonis 4 2-2 13. Totals 15 6-12 40. WYOMING VALLEY WEST (44): Judge 0 0-0 0, C. Smicherko 3 2-4 10, Reese 3 6-8 12, Reilly 1 0-0 2, K. Smicherko 2 0-0 5, Zdancewicz 4 5-7 13, Hoffman 1 0-0 2. Totyals 14 13-19 44. Hazleton Area............................ 10 9 12 9 — 40 Wyoming Valley West .............. 6 18 11 9 — 44 3-Point Field Goals— HAZ 4 (Zamonis 3, Schoenaugle); WVW 3 (C. Smicherko 2, K. Smicherko)

’Cuse goes 20-0 with Redeemer edges Pittston Area by two win vs. Pitt HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

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The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Dion Waiters had 16 points and Scoop Jardine had 12 points and 10 assists as No. 1 Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 71-63 on Monday night to open the season with 20 straight wins. The Orange (20-0, 7-0 Big East) set a school record for most consecutive victories to start a season and it was win No. 876 for coach Jim Boeheim, tying him with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for fourth place alltime in Division I. Boeheim extended his Division I record for most 20-win seasons to 34. It was the seventh straight loss for Pittsburgh (11-8, 0-6). The Panthers were coming off a stunning 62-39 home loss to Rutgers last Wednesday, the fewest points they scored in a regulation game since a 53-30 loss to Temple in 1969. Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Reserve Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped spark a 17-0 first-half run as No. 5 Missouri beat Texas A&M, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies. The Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12) started the game by making only five of their first 14 shots from the field against the conference’s best scoring defense. But Dixon’s 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining in the first half started the 17-0 run that gave Missouri a 31-17 lead. Marquette 74, Louisville 63

MILWAUKEE — Darius Johnson-Odom scored 19 points and DaVante Gardner added 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead No. 21 Marquette to a win over No. 23 Louisville. Marquette (15-4, 4-2) won its third straight Big East game after losing to Georgetown and top-ranked Syracuse. Louisville (14-5, 2-4) has lost three of its last four conference games, including a 90-57 loss to Providence.

YATESVILLE – Alexis Lewis scored a team-high 26 points as Holy Redeemer defeated Pittston Area 70-68 in a thriller on Monday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball. Mia Hopkins scored an astounding game-high 39 points in the effort for Pittston Area. Grace O’Neil added 11 points for the Patriots in the loss. Alana Wilson contributed 15 points for the Royals, while Alyssa Platko chipped in 10.

HOLY REDEEMER (70): Wignot 2 3-4 8, Makowski 1 0-0 2, Murray 1 0-0 3, Altemose 1 3-4 6, Wilson 6 2-4 15, Platko 3 4-8 10, Lewis 10 6-9 26; Totals: 23 18-29 70 PITTSTON AREA (68): Barber 1 2-3 4, Fereck 0 0-0 0, Waleski 1 2-2 4, Mitchell 2 0-0 4, Rabender 2 2-2 6, O’Neil 4 0-0 11, Hopkins 13 12-17 39; Totals: 23 18-24 68 Holy Redeemer ....................... 13 14 17 16 — 70 Pittston Area ............................ 17 8 15 20 — 68 3-Point Field Goals— HR 6 (Wilson 3, Wignot, Murray, Altemose); PIT 4 (O’Neil 3, Hopkins)

Dallas 41, Berwick 21

Dallas’ Tanner Englehart led all scorers with eight points as the Mountaineers jumped out to a 27-14 advantage at halftime and 38-18 after three quarters to cruise to the victory.

BERWICK (21): Steeber 0 1-2 1, Davenport 1 0-3 2, Welsh 0 1-2 1, Bridge 1 0-2 3, Palermo 0 2-6 2, Sheptock 2 0-0 4, Floryshak 0 2-4 2, Seely 1 0-0 2, Rinehimer 2 0-0 4, Kishbaugh 0 0-0 0, Simmons 0 0-0 0, Lynn 0 0-0 0, Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 6-19 21 DALLAS (41): Dunbar 1 2-4 4, Kelley 0 0-0 0, Englehart 1 6-7 8, Szatkowski 2 3-3 7, Hiscox 1 0-0 2, Missal 1 0-0 3, Comitz 0 0-0 0, Zurek 2 0-0 5, Cybulski 0 0-0 0, Volpetti 0 0-1 0, Michael 2 1-1 5, Flaherty 2 1-2 5, Olszewski 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 13-18 41. Berwick ....................................... 5 9 4 3 — 21 Dallas .......................................... 12 15 11 3 — 41 3-Point Field Goals— BER 1 (Bridge); DAL 2 (Missal, Zurek)

Lake-Lehman 55, MMI Prep 18

Nikki Sutliff led the way

with 10 points as Lake-Lehman handily defeated the Preppers.

MMI PREP (18): Purcell 1 0-0 2, Stanziola 2 0-1 4, Lobitz 0 1-2 1, Ferry 0 0-2 0, Carrato 2 0-0 4, Shearer 2 0-2 4, Karchner 1 0-1 3, Lara 0 0-0 0; Totals: 8 1-8 18 LAKE-LEHMAN (55): Yamrick 0 0-0 0, Nikki Sutliff 4 0-0 10, Brooks 0 0-0 0, Konopinski 1 0-0 2, Sutton 0 0-0 0, Belcher 0 0-0 0, Amy Williams 0 0-0 0, Mosier 3 0-0 6, Moosic 2 0-0 4, Bethany Williams 3 2-2 8, Leskowski 2 1-2 5, Oplinger 0 0-0 0, Mahoney 1 0-0 2, Spencer 6 1-2 13, Danae Sutliff 1 1-2 3, Sabrina Klauke 0 0-0 0, O’Connor 1 0-0 2; Totals: 24 5-8 55 MMI Prep .................................... 4 5 4 5 — 18 Lake-Lehman............................. 24 18 13 0 — 55 3-Point Field Goals— MMI 1 (Karchner); LEH 2 (Nikki Sutliff 2)

Northwest 55, Hanover Area 49

Alivia Womesldorf led all scoring with 24 points at Northwest defeated Hanover Area. Hanover Area was led by Danielle Tuzinski’s 22 points

HANOVER AREA (49): Smith 0 0-0 0, Mizenko 2 0-0 5, Zuranski 1 0-0 3, Grohowski 0 2-2 2, Kaminski 2 2-2 7, Cefalo 0 0-0 0, Miller 4 0-0 8, Tuzinksi 9 3-4 22, Masher 1 0-0 2, McCary 0 0-2 0; Totals: 19 7-10 49 NORTHWEST (55): Shaffer 2 0-2 5, Womesldorf 10 4-6 24, Koehn 3 2-5 8, Bosak 3 0-0 6, Gill 4 4-5 12; Totals: 23 10-18 55 Hanover Area .......................... 8 14 17 10 — 49 Northwest ................................. 11 11 17 16 — 55 3-Point Field Goals— HAN 4 (Mizenko, Zuranski, Kaminski, Tuzinski); NW 1 (Shaffer)

Wyoming Area 41, Coughlin 21

The Warriors defeated the Crusaders behind Serra Degnan’s 12 points. Coughlin’s effort was led by Danielle Georgetti’s eight points.

WYOMING AREA (41): Degnan 5 1-4 12, Nicole Turner 2 1-2 5, Bonita 0 0-0 0, Radzwilka 0 0-0 0, Bohan 0 0-0 0, Cumbo 0 0-0 0, Melvin 1 0-0 2, Hiedacavage 1 0-0 2, Blannett 3 2-2 8, Thornton 2 0-4 4, DeLucca 0 0-0 0, Bott 0 0-0 0, Coolbaugh 2 0-0 5, Felicia Turner 1 1-2 3; Totals 17 5-14 41 COUGHLIN (21): Hayward 2 0-0 6, Bouedeau 0 0-0 0, Oliver 1 0-0 2, Eaton 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 0 0-0 0, Graham 0 0-0 0, Zigler 0 3-3 3, Sebastian 0 0-0 0, Georgetti 2 4-6 8, Williams 1 0-2 2; Totals: 6 7-11 21 Wyoming Area........................... 11 9 10 11 — 41 Coughlin...................................... 1 1 7 12 — 21 3-Point Field Goals— WA 2 (Degnan, Cool-

baugh); COU 2 (Hayward 2)

Nanticoke 65, GAR 28

Kayley Schinski scored 24 points including five 3-pointers to help Nanticoke dominate GAR 65-28.

NANTICOKE (65): Higgins 1 0-1 2, Brassington 0 1-4 1, Sugalski 3 0-0 2, Wolfe 4 4-5 12, Hughes 1 0-0 3, Schinski 8 3-4 24, Yalch 1 0-0 3, Gow 3 2-4 10, Holl 2 0-0 4, Swanberry 0 0-0 0, Kyle 0 0-0 0, Butczynski 0 0-0 0; Totals: 14 10-20 65 GAR (28): Twyman 0 0-3 0, Mosier 2 0-0 4, Nichol 1 0-1 2, Spence 2 2-2 4, Q.Gross 3 0-2 6, Gross 5 2-3 12, Domzalzki 0 0-0 0, Leco 0 0-0 0; Totals: 13 4-11 28 Nanticoke ................................. 21 10 19 15 — 65 GAR .......................................... 6 10 2 10 — 28 3-Point Field Goals— NAN x (Schinski 5, Gow 2, Hughes, Yalch)

Crestwood 43, Tunkhannock 35

The Comets were led by Kayla Gegaris who totaled 14 points in the win as they defeated the Tigers 43-35

CRESTWOOD (43): Lotz 0 0-0 0, Andrews 1 0-0 3, Mazzoni 4 0-0 10, Rutkowski 1 0-0 2, Gegaris 4 5-6 14, Cronauer 1 0-0 2, Wojniak 0 0-0 0, Meyers 3 6-10 12, Jesikiewicz 0 0-0 0, Hislop 0 0-0 0, Craverella 0 0-0 0; Totals: 14 11-16 43 TUNKHANNOCK (35): Ayers 2 3-4 8, Brown 0 0-0 0, Nafus 0 0-0 0, Proulx 0 0-0 0, Alguire 1 1-4 3, Williams 5 0-0 14, Kintner 4 1-1 9, Bonner 0 1-2 1; Totals: 12 6-11 35 Crestwood................................ 11 13 9 10 — 43 Tunkhannock ........................... 2 7 10 16 — 35 3-Point Field Goals— CRE 4 (Mazzoni 2, Andrews, Gegaris); TUNK 3 (Williams 2, Ayers)

Meyers 36, Wyoming Seminary 22

MacKenzie Winder led Meyers with 10 points as the Mohawks defeated the Blue Knights.

MEYERS (36): Martinez 0 0-0 0, Dimaggio 1 0-0 2, Quinones 0 0-0 0, Kowalczyk 2 0-0 6, Biggs 3 2-2 8, Angela Moses 1 0-0 2, Soto 0 0-0 0, Robertson 4 0-0 8, Winder 3 4-4 10; Totals: 13 6-6 36 WYOMING SEMINARY (22): Neare 2 1-4 5, Gabriel 0 0-2 0, Karg 2 2-2 7, Williams 1 0-0 2, Dabis 0 0-0 0, Syal 1 1-2 3, Henry 0 1-2 1, McMullen 1 1-2 3; Totals: 7 6-14 22 Meyers .......................................... 15 11 6 4 — 36 Wyoming Seminary..................... 3 5 7 7 — 22 3-Point Field Goals— MEY 2 (Kowalczyk 2); SEM 1 (Karg)

WOMEN’S ROUNDUP

North Carolina women fall to UConn The Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. — North Carolina center Chay Shegog would like to think the Tar Heels have nowhere to go but up after suffering their worst loss ever. Shegog hit just two of her 12 shots and finished with four pointsinthe86-35blowoutlossto

the No. 3 Huskies, the third consecutive defeat for North Carolina, which dropped from 22 to 24 in the Top 25 this week. “I don’t think we’re discouraged,”shesaid.“We’rereadytogo backandwe’relookingforwardto our next game. We’ve just got to watch film and learn from every-

thing.” Coach Sylvia Hatchell said she didn’t want to make any excuses for the rout, but noted that injuries have kept key players, including Laura Broomfield, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and freshman Megan Buckland on the bench for long stretches this season.

It was odd watching Holy Redeemer play last week. Where was 6-foot-11 Peter Alexis? And do-everything guard Austin Carr? And the 200-mph play of Steve Ruch? And all those other guys who led to the Royals’ success over the past few seasons? Gone. Gone. Gone. And gone. In their place was a bunch of strangers in Redeemer uniform. It was as if a team was bussed in from another part of the state to fill in for the familiar-faced Royals of the past. After awhile, though, it was easier to warm up to these Royals as they defeated Dallas 65-57, a score that really didn’t indicate how much they controlled the Mountaineers. Right now, there are two distinct groups on the Royals. There are the seniors – Will Cavanaugh, Ryan DeRemer and Dalton Ell – who will serve as a bridge as Redeemer retools with a talented sophomore class. And that sophomore class – and in particular the three that saw action versus Dallas – could be cornerstones for years to come. Mike Boutanos has the makings of a fine guard. Mike Prociak showed signs he could become a dominant inside player. He already has the size at 6-foot-7. And Shahael Wallace is going to find his niche, either as the off guard or at one of the forward spots. Of course, there have been some down moments, like Friday’s 53-47 loss to Wyoming Valley West that dropped the Royals to 5-7 overall. But if they endure through what is a rough season by Redeemer’s standard, good times could be around the corner. A REAL ROAD TRIP District 4’s Williamsport, which participates in the District 2 Class 4A playoffs, played

JOHN ERZAR NOTEBOOK a game Wednesday against an opponent really outside the region. The Millionaires played a team from China – Nanyang Model High School from Shanghai – and won 60-31. Nanyang Model is doing an eight-game tour of the United States. GET THE BROOMS OUT? Hazleton Area’s 42-40 victory over Crestwood last week could be a sign of things to come. Over the past four seasons, the winner of the first meeting also won the second time. Crestwood swept Hazleton Area in the 2007-08 and 2010-11 seasons. The Cougars won both games in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The teams played three times in 2006-07, with Hazleton Area winning twice including a playoff game for the Division I title. WE WANT ’EM ALL Coaches are reminded to tell their scorekeepers or whoever reports the game to The Times Leader to include everyone who played – regardless if they scored or not. Conference statistics could get skewed if nonscoring players are omitted from the report. In particular, teams that fax in games that have the entire roster on the sheet should scratch out players who didn’t play and write a zero next to the ones who did but didn’t score. DRESS APPROPRAITELY GAR is at Meyers on Saturday in a game that will certainly decide the Division III first-half title. It should also draw a big crowd to Meyers’ tiny gym. The expected big crowd and oppressive heat in the gym could make for a miserable time. So for comfort’s sake, keep the wool sweater at home.

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Wyoming Area pins loss on Grenadiers The Times Leader staff

EXETER – A double-overtime thriller win by Jude Polit-Moran at 182-pounds helped Wyoming Area defeat GAR 52-23 on Monday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II wrestling meet. Nick Mazzone (152), Andy Schutz (132), Eric Filipiak (120) and Carm Mauriello (126) also won for the Warriors, who improved to 2-0 in the division. GAR had victories from A.J. Luton (113) and Elijah Greshman (285)

106 – Shawn Vasquez (WA) forfeit 113 – AJ Luton (GAR) tech fall Mark O’Malley 21-4 120 – Eric Filipiak (WA) maj dec Peter Hodgson 11-2 126 – Carm Mauriello (WA) tech fall Devin Reese 20-5 132 – Andy Schutz (WA) pinned Joey O’Day :25 138 – Stephen Barush (WA) won by forfeit 145 – Nick Heck (WA) won by forfeit 152 – Nick Mazone (WA) maj dec Rashaud Mathis 13-2 160 – Nick O’Brien (WA) won by forfeit 170 – Jamaar Taylor (GAR) won by forfeit 182 – Jude Polit-Moran (WA) dec Vincent Phan 10-5, OT 195 – Shaun Whiting (WA) won by forfeit 220 – Zach Faust (GAR) won by forfeit 285 – Elijah Greshman (GAR) pinned Corey Popovich 2:51 Note: Match started at 170 pounds.

Lake-Lehman 60, Nanticoke 16

Lake-Lehman won all but four matches to defeat Nanticoke as Jimmy Stuart (113), Austin Harry (132), Josh Sayre (138), Jake Winters (145), Bobby Wright (152), Derek Dragon (170) and Brady Butler (182) all notched pins.

106 – J.T. Tomasura (LL) forfeit 113 – Jimmy Stuart (LL) pinned Joey Brady 1:44 120 – Josh Benscoter (NA) pinned Bardo :18 126 – Josh Allabaugh (NA) dec Zeb McMillan 5-2 132 – Austin Harry (LL) pinned Tom Lacomy 1:48 138 – Josh Sayre (LL) pinned Anthony Edwards 3:15 145 – Jake Winters (LL) pinned Klayton Kaspryzk 1:38 152 – Bobby Wright (LL) pinned Justin Phillips :58 160 – Maurice Wood (NA) maj dec Josh Winters 16-6 170 – Derek Dragon (LL) pinned Mike Colatosti 1:29 182 – Brady Butler (LL) pinned Brian Maslowski 1:26 195 – Pedro Bracero (NA) dec Curtis Barbacci 3-2 220 – Justin Winters (LL) won by forfeit 285 – Aldrich (LL) won by forfeit Note: Match started at 120 pounds.

Hazleton Area 43, Crestwood 23

Hazleton Area defeated Crestwood as Larry Romanchik (113), Derek Spachman (126), Adam Fredmund (170), Tom Biesadesky (182), and Chad Hoffman (195) all pinned their opponents.

106 – Seth Korch (CRE) pinned Lucas Johnson 1:26 113 – Larry Romanchik (HAZ) pinned Bob Gray 5:48 120 – Jreremy Vopava (HAZ) won by forfeit 126 – Derek Spachman (HAZ) pinned John Jasionwicz 1:56 132 – Josh Mussoline (HAZ) dec Danny Ritz 4-1 138 – Kody Masters (HAZ) maj dec Michael Legg 13-0 145 – Jake Geroski (CRE) dec Dan Bove 5-1 152 – Kyle Hankinson (CRE) pinned Tim Kline 1:43 160 – Matt Hammerstone (CRE) pinned Frank Marchetti 1:18 170 – Adam Fredmund (HAZ) pinned Kyle Brosh :37 182 – Tom Biesadesky (HAZ) pinned Matt Dexter 1:44 195 – Chad Hoffman (HAZ) pinned Mike Sweeney 1:47 220 – Roger Legg (CRE) pinned Taylor Schermerhorn 2:49

GIRLS SWIMMING

Hanover Area 109, Meyers 73

Kayla Keating placed first in two events to help lead the Hanover Hawkeyes to a win over the Meyers Mohawks in girls swimming on Monday night. Eilish Hoban finished first in two events in the effort for Meyers

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAN Sara Belles, Brianna Good, Kim Pericci, Kayla Keating, 2:09.55; 2. MEY; 3. HAN 200 FREE – 1. MEY Eilish Hoban, 2:15.52; 2. HAN Johnna McGovern; 3. HAN Bryanna Eichler 200 IM – 1. MEY Julia Kerr, 2:46.36; 2. MEY Brianna Good; 3. MEY Gabby Keating 50 FREE – 1. HAN Kayla Keating, 27.68; 2. MEY Kelly Mahalak; 3. HAN Melina Good DIVING – 1. MEY Amilyn Konopki, 155.85; m2. MEY Hayley Zelinka; 3. MEY Julia Miller 100 FLY – 1. HAN Kim Pericci, 1:10.18; 2. MEY Julia Kerr; 3. MEY Brianna Wallace 100 FREE – 1. HAN Kayla Keating, 1:05.00; 2. HAN Sara Belles; 3. MEY Emmalie Langan 500 FREE – 1. MEY Eilish Hoban, 6:14.6; 2. HAN Johnna McGovern; 3. HAN Marsha Geiser 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN Sara Belles, Melina Good, Johnna McGovern, Kim Pericci, 1:57.7; 2. MEY; 3. HAN 100 BACK – 1. HAN Sara Belles, 1:14.92; 2. HAN Brianna Eichler; 3. MEY Brianna Wallace 100 BREAST – 1. MEY Kelly Mahalak, 1:18.84; 2. HAN Caitlyn Bogart; 3. HAN Brianna Good 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN Kim Pericci, Johnna McGovern, Brianna Good, Kayla Keating, 2:29.15; 2. HAN; 3. MEY

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