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WILKES-BARRE – GAR got just the bounce-back game it needed.


The WVC Division III leaders had dropped three of their last four games before Wyoming Seminary came across the river.


The Blue Knights were bottled up by the Grenadiers' press and GAR scored the first 11 points in a 61-30 girls basketball victory Wednesday.


Everybody did the job, offensively and defensively, GAR coach Hattie Caruso said. They gave 100 percent. What else could I ask of them?


GAR earned some revenge for last season's 35-29 playoff loss to Sem by sweeping the season series this season. The Grenadiers also won 57-36 on Jan. 3.


But the playoff loss was hardly a memory in this one – the teams combined to lose 18 players off their rosters from last season.


Marena Spence had six points and four steals in the first 3:30 of the game on her way to a career night. She teamed with Julianna Leco for back-to-back threes to close the first quarter with a 23-6 lead for the Grenadiers.


But a collision with Sem's Molly Turner seconds into the fourth quarter ended Spence's night with a bloodied nose. Spence finished with 14 points (five off her career high), seven steals, five rebounds and four assists.


They all contributed all around for us, Caruso said. Majeedah (Nealy) played very well for us defensively.


GAR dominated the boards, with three players in double figures. Despite having four fouls for most of the second half, Brea Seabrook had 13 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals. Marie Skrepnak (12 rebounds, five blocks) and Breana Mosier (10 rebounds) were also aggressive on the glass.


The Blue Knights settled down just before halftime, but were already down 38-15 at that point. Playing without their No. 2 scorer and top rebounder (Miranda Pace, out with a concussion), Sem needed to find its footing and return to the form that led to a pair of wins in recent weeks.


We gave up too many easy shots and didn't rebound well, Sem coach Ron Stothers said. With our point guard (Pace) out, we got flustered in the beginning and turned the ball over too much.


Gabbie Volpetti had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Knights. Emily Gabriel had a strong second half to finish with a career-high 12 points and 13 rebounds.


GAR 61, Wyo. Seminary 30





WYOMING SEMINARY (30): Jordyn Rickrode 1 1-2 3, Emily Gabriel 6 0-0 12, Gabby Volpetti 3 6-6 13, Katelyn Stemrich 0 2-4 2, Jess Casterline 0 0-0 0, Tali Dressler 0 0-0 0, Molly Turner 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 9-12 30.



GAR (61): Julianna Leco 3 1-3 9, Marena Spence 6 1-2 14, Sharell McCollum 1 0-0 2, Brea Mosier 4 0-0 8, Majeedah Nealy 2 0-0 6, Brea Seabrook 6 0-0 13, Marie Skrepenak 4 1-3 9. Totals 26 3-8 61.























Wyoming Seminary61158—30
GAR23171110—61


3-Point Field Goals— SEM 1 (Volpetti); GAR 6 (Leco 2, Neely 2, Spence, Seabrook)


Wyoming Area 59, Northwest 47

Wyoming Area's strong first half carried it past Northwest for a win on the road.


Abby Thornton's 17 points led the Warriors, Nicole Turner chipped in 12.


Alivia Womelsdorf's 20 points was a game-high for Northwest, which also got 13 from Kelsey Yustat.



WYOMING AREA (59): Emily Wolfgang 2 5-6 9, Nicole Turner 2 7-10 12, Felicia Turner 3 1-2 7, Abby Thornton 6 5-11 17, Nicole Wright 3 0-2 6, Val Bott 4 0-2 8, Nicole Cumbo 0 0-0 0, Jess Sorick 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 18-34 59.



NORTHWEST (47): Brina Sotelo 1 1-2 3, Emily Buerger 1 0-0 2, Kelsey Yustat 5 0-0 13, Susie Mendegro 1 2-2 5, Faith Rierson 0 1-2 1, Olivia Piestrak 0 0-0 0, Tiffany Adams 1 2-6 4, Alivia Womelsdorf 6 8-8 20. Totals 15 4-14 20.























Wyoming Area15161315—59
Northwest881520—47


3-Point Field Goals— WA 1 (N. Turner); NWT 4 (Yustat 3, Mendegro)


Wyoming Valley West 58, Tunkhannock 21

Wyoming Valley West ran away from Tunkhannock early, winning on the road.


Megan Kane led the Spartan effort with 15 points, Cheyenne Reese followed with 13 and Tara Judge added 12 of her own.


Meg Wrubel scored 13 points, leading Tunkhannock.



WYOMING VALLEY WEST (58): Tara Judge 3 6-8 12, Emily Tyler 1 11-16 13, Cheyenne Reese 1 0-0 2, Megan Kane 6 1-1 15, Amanda Scarcella 1 0-0 2, Lauren Lupinski 1 0-0 3, Alicia Moore 1 0-0 2, Savannah Robinson 0 3-4 3, Olivia Hoffman 3 0-0 6. Totals 17 21-29 58.



TUNKHANNOCK (21): Maegan Wrubel 4 4-8 13, Cheyenne Brown 0 1-2 1, Ashleigh Nafus 0 2-6 2, Amanda Grundman 0 1-3 1, Gabby Alguire 0 0-2 0, Kanesha Bonner 1 0-0 2, Tracy Kromko 1 0-0 2. Totals 6 8-21 21.























Wyoming Valley West1324129—58
Tunkhannock2919—21


3-Point Field Goals— WVW 3 (Kane 2, Lupinsky); TUN 1 (Wrubel)


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