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WILKES-BARRE — In a struggle for superiority, Alexis Lewis took charge of the game.


And along with it, Holy Redeemer gained control of its destiny.


Lewis was a force nobody could reckon with Monday while scoring 24 points and almost single-handedly lifting Holy Redeemer to a convincing 57-42 victory over Lake-Lehman in a battle for first place at the Redeemer gym.


Lewis was just about unstoppable, Lake-Lehman coach Charlie Lavan admired, and they were well-prepared. She comes out and hits a three – inside and out, her versatility her athleticism … she was awfully, awfully tough.


Definitely, in my opinion, the best player in the area. Without a doubt.


He'd have difficulty finding a dispute after the way Lewis cut loose Monday.


Her three-pointer early in the second quarter gave her 10 points, matching Lehman's total output at the time, and her three-point play near the end of the third quarter built Redeemer's lead to 40-24.


She finished the night as Redeemer's lone player to score in double figures as the Royals remained tied with Nanticoke at 9-1 at the top of the Wyoming Valley Conference Division II standings.


When she gets her outside and inside game going at the same time, she's pretty much unstoppable, Redeemer coach Chris Parker said.


Ironically, Parker felt the need to start up his scoring star early in the first half, barking at Lewis to create some space for herself without the ball.


She's a phenomenal shooter, Parker said. Sometimes she has a tendency to rely on the jump shot. I constantly tell her to take the ball to the basket.


In the process, Lewis took the Royals over the top.


Lake-Lehman, which fell to 7-3 in WVC Division II play, got out quickly behind Cayle Spencer – who scored the game's first six points.


Good start, Lavan said.


But Lewis was just getting started.


She scored the final five points of the first quarter, taking the Royals into the second period with a 12-8 lead.


Lewis, who politely declined comment after the game, added seven more points before halftime to give Redeemer a seven-point cushion at the break. And after Danae Sutliff's three-pointer chopped Lehman's deficit to 24-20 at the start of the second half, Lewis rattled off nine points in the third period to give the Royals a commanding 40-24 advantage.


That allowed Redeemer to remain right there with Nanticoke Area in the WVC Division II lead entering the final few games of league play.


This was a huge game for us, Parker said. If we lost tonight, we'd have to depend on Lehman beating Nanticoke. I don't like to depend on other teams. I like to be in control of things. I came out here and told my girls this was the championship game.


Actually, it may lead to another championship game.


If Redeemer and Nanticoke finished the regular season tied at the top of the standings, the two will square off to decide the division title.


We put ourselves in the driver's seat, Parker said.


 



LAKE-LEHMAN (42): Karen Yamrick 0 0-1 0, Jen Konopinski 0 0-0 0, Emily Sutton 6 2-6 14, Cayle Spencer 5 5-9 16, Bethany Williams 0 0-0 0, Danae Sutliff 5 0-0 12, Lexi Oplinger 0 0-0 0, Julia Eneboe 0 0-0 0, Nicole O'Connor 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-16 42.



HOLY REDEEMER (57): Alexis Lewis 9 5-6 24, Alana Wilson 1 4-4 7, Alyssa Platko 2 0-0 4, Lydia Lawson 1 2-2 4, Sara Altemose 2 0-0 6, Kayla Hons 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Skrepenak 1 0-0 2, Sara Warnagiris 1 1-2 3, Selina Malacari 0 0-0 0, Julie Kosik 0 0-2 0, Brianne Frascella 2 3-3 7. Totals 19 15-19 57.























Lake-Lehman89718—42
Holy Redeemer12121617—57


3-Point Field Goals— LL 3 (Spencer, Sutliff 2); HR 4 (Altemose 2, Lewis, Wilson)


Dallas 75, Hazleton Area 60

Dallas pulled away in a high-scoring affair with Hazleton Area thanks to a quick start that carried over to the second quarter.


Ashley Dunbar led five Mountaineers in double-digit scoring with 16 points, she was followed by Jessica Hiscox (15), Tanner Englehart (12), Samantha Missal (12) and Talia Szatkowski (11).


Juliet Courtney and Lexi Wolk each scored a game-high 19 points for the Cougars, with Courtney hitting five of Hazleton Area's nine three-pointers.



HAZLETON AREA (60): Mackenzie Yori 2 1-4 5, Keanna Schoennagle 2 0-0 5, Lexi Wolk 8 3-4 19, Angie Marchetti 0 0-0 0, Becky Marchetti 1 0-0 2, Alyssa Sitch 4 0-0 8, Christie Kaschak 0 2-2 2, Brianna Woznicki 0 0-0 0, Juliet Courtney 7 0-0 19. Totals 24 6-10 60.



DALLAS (75): Ashley Dunbar 7 2-2 16, Taylor Kelley 0 0-0 0, Tanner Englehart 3 6-7 12, Talia Szatkowski 5 1-2 11, Jessica Hiscox 5 1-2 15, Samantha Missal 5 0-0 12, Katy Comitz 3 0-0 7, Maggie Michael 1 0-0 2, Rachel Olszewski 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 10-13 75.























Hazleton Area13231113—60
Dallas23231118—75


3-Point Field Goals— HAZ 9 (Schoennagle, Sitch 3, Courtney 5); DAL 7 (Hiscox 4, Missal 2, Comitz)


Wyoming Valley West 54, Berwick 47

Wyoming Valley West held Berwick scoreless in the first quarter and withstood a late charge from the Bulldogs to earn a win at home.


Megan Kane's 15 points led the Spartans, while teammate Tara Judge chipped in 10 points.


Berwick was led in scoring by Gabby Kishbaugh (13) and Kelly Sheptock (12).



BERWICK (47): Caty Davenport 1 1-2 3, Gabby Kishbaugh 3 4-4 13, Kelly Sheptock 5 1-1 12, Taylor Montana 2 1-1 5, Alexis Steeber 1 1-2 3, Bri Floryshak 2 2-2 7, Allie Rinehimer 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 10-12 47.



WYOMING VALLEY WEST (54): Tara Judge 3 4-6 10, Cassie Smicherko 3 0-0 7, Arika Bartusak 0 2-2 2, Emily Tyler 2 0-0 4, Cheyenne Reese 1 5-10 7, Megan Kane 4 7-10 15, Savannah Piazza 0 1-2 1, Olivia Hoffman 3 2-3 8. Totals 16 21-33 54.























Berwick051428—47
Wyoming Valley West882018—54


3-Point Field Goals— BER 5 (Kishbaugh 3, Sheptock, Floryshak); WVW 1 (Smicherko)


Wyoming Area 55, GAR 47

Wyoming Area trailed headed into the fourth quarter before taking over in the final frame, outscoring GAR 18-9.


Serra Degnan led the host Warriors with 20 points, including eight in the decisive final quarter. Abby Thornton added 15 for the victors.


Brea Seabrook's 15 points led GAR, which also received 11 points from Julianna Leco and 10 from Marie Skrepenak.



GAR (47): Breana Mosier 1 0-0 3, Marena Spence 1 2-4 4, Julianna Leco 3 2-2 11, Majeedah Nealy 2 0-0 4, Brea Seabrook 5 5-9 15, Marie Skrepenak 4 2-3 10. Totals 15 11-18 47.



WYOMING AREA (55): Emily Wolfgang 2 0-0 4, Serra Degnan 9 2-5 20, Nicole Turner 1 0-0 2, Audrey Heidacavage 0 0-0 0, Rachel Solano 1 0-0 2, Felicia Turner 0 0-0 0, Abby Thornton 6 3-4 15, Nicole Wright 1 0-0 2, Val Bott 1 0-0 2, Ashlee Blannett 3 2-3 8. Totals 24 7-12 55.























GAR1018109—47
Wyoming Area1615618—55


3-Point Field Goals— GAR 4 (Leco 3, Mosier); WA 0


Hanover Area 49, Wyoming Seminary 44

Hanover Area held off a fourth-quarter push from Wyoming Seminary to earn the win at home.


Asdone Hooper and Haylee Bobos each scored 17 points to lead the Hawkeyes.


The Blue Knights' Gabbie Volpetti led all scorers with 20 points.



WYOMING SEMINARY (44): Jordyn Rickrode 3 0-0 8, Emily Gabriel 3 2-4 8, Miranda Pace 2 1-2 5, Gabbie Volpetti 5 9-12 20, Tali Dressler 1 1-2 3. Totals 14 13-20.



HANOVER AREA (49): Asdone Hooper 7 3-4 17, Marissa Keegan 0 2-4 2, Mickie Kaminski 2 0-0 5, Brittany Miller 2 2-2 6, Haylee Bobos 8 1-4 17, Samantha Masher 1 0-1 2, Julie Mizenko 0 0-0 0, Tiffany McCary 0 0-0 0, Chyanne Fine 0 0-0 0, Amanda Sirak 0 0-0 0, Amber Grohowski 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-15.























Wyoming Seminary1331414—44
Hanover Area1415137—49


3-Point Field Goals— SEM 3 (Rickrode 2, Volpetti); HAN 1 (Kaminski)


Pittston Area 53, Tunkhannock 32

Pittston Area ran away with it in the first half and held Tunkhannock to eight points in each quarter to pick up a win at home.


Allie Barber's 17 points was tops for the Patriots, Mia Hopkins followed with 14 and Liz Waleski scored 10.


Tunkhannock's Gabby Alguire hit three three-pointers and finished with a team-leading 13 points.



TUNKHANNOCK (32): Maegan Wrubel 3 0-0 8, Haylee Underwood 1 0-0 2, Katie Proulx 0 2-4 2, Amanda Grundman 0 0-0 0, Gabby Alguire 5 0-4 13, Molly Hampsey 1 0-0 3, Shequoya Bonner 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 2-8 32.



PITTSTON AREA (53): Brooke Balchune 0 0-0 0, Allie Barber 5 7-7 17, Jamie Chisdock 0 0-0 0, Liz Waleski 4 1-2 10, Amy Silinskie 0 0-0 0, Jacqueline Rabender 2 0-0 4, Mia Hopkins 7 0-0 14, Cales Owens 0 0-0 0, Ali Brady 0 0-0 0, Eastin Ashby 4 0-0 8. Totals 22 8-9 53.























Tunkhannock8888—32
Pittston Area1021166—53


3-Point Field Goals— TUN 6 (Wrubel 2, Alguire 3, Hampsey); PA 1 (Waleski)


Northwest 47, MMI Prep 31

Northwest put the game out of reach early with a 21-5 edge in the second quarter to beat MMI on the road.


Kelsey Yustat drained four three-pointers on her way to a game-high 16 points for the Rangers.


Kristen Purcell's nine points led the Preppers.



NORTHWEST (47): Brooke Mendegro 0 0-2 0, Emily Buerger 3 0-0 7, Kelsey Yustat 5 2-2 16, Susie Mendegro 3 0-0 7, Faith Rierson 1 1-1 3, Olivia Piestrak 1 0-0 2, Tiffany Adams 1 0-0 2, Alivia Womelsdorf 3 0-0 6, Bailey Taylor 2 0-0 4, Angle Rollo 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Cook 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 3-5 47.



MMI PREP (31): Kristen Purcell 4 1-3 9, Rachel Stanziola 2 2-5 6, Gabriella Lobitz 2 3-4 7, Maria Carrato 1 1-5 3, Hayle Shearer 1 0-0 2, Kayla Karchner 2 0-3 4, Annika Fisk 0 0-0 0, Lexi VanHoeklen 0 0-0 0, Paige Darrow 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 7-20 31.























Northwest92198—47
MMI Prep55138—31


3-Point Field Goals— NW 6 (Yustat 4, S. Mendegro, Buerger); MMI 0


Nanticoke 55, Meyers 33

A 28-2 run in the third quarter put the game in Nanticoke's hands as the Trojans left Meyers with a win.


Alex Brassington went for 18 points for Nanticoke, hitting four three-pointers along the way. Deanna Thomas also knocked down four shots from behind the arc, finishing with 15 points.


Mackenzie Winder paced the Mohawks with 12 points.



NANTICOKE (55): Alex Brassington 7 0-0 18, Kassie Schinski 2 0-0 4, Chelsea Swanberry 1 0-0 2, Lauren Rinehimer 3 0-0 7, Heidi Kile 4 1-2 9, Deanna Thomas 4 3-3 15. Totals 21 4-5 55.



MEYERS (33): Cathy Quinones 3 2-3 8, Salimah Biggs 3 0-0 8, Alaena Lloyd 2 0-0 5, Mackenzkie Winder 5 2-2 12. Totals 13 4-5 33.























Nanticoke915283—55
Meyers13929—33


3-Point Field Goals— NAN 9 (Brassington 4, Thomas 4, Rinehimer); MEY 3 (Biggs 2, Lloyd)


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