In preseason girls basketball, Seton Catholic’s Tina Durako scored 19 points to lead the Eagles to a 55-38 win over Pittston Area. The Patriots came into the game 3-0, while the Eagles were 1-2.
Ann Kaluzavich chipped in with 15 points in the win, Aniell Caprari had eight, while Brittany Dobbs and Noelle Volovic each had six points.
Kristen Baumes scored 10 points for Pittston Area, while Julie Bidwell had nine.
The St. John’s girls basketball team copped a pair of wins during the week.
The girls were victorious over St. Jude’s, 77-24. Carmel Kaluzavich led the way with 20 points, while Jen Casterline poured in 15 and Marissa Piccillo had 12.
St. John’s also defeated Wyoming Area Catholic, 67-41. Kaluzavich rained in 32 points to lead all scorers. Beth Matalonis canned 15 and Casterline buried 12.
Pittston Area defeated Seton Catholic, 72-60, in boys basketball action. Pittston Area jumped out to a 36-16 lead right out of the gate and never looked back.
Joe Mikiewicz had 20 points for the Patriots. Sean Queeney had 16, while Joe Selinski had 15. For Seton Catholic captain, Jay Duffy was high man for the Eagles with 14 points.
Former Pittston Area running back Jimmy Cefalo capped off his senior season with an All-State selection by the Associated Press and United Press International.
The record-shattering Pittston Area back, who went on to play for Penn State and in the NFL, was voted to the first team by both wire service, thus becoming the first local ever to attain the honor. The All-State berth recognized Cefalo as the best back in Pennsylvania.
Cefalo finished his Pittston Area career with 4,388 yards rushing on 507 attempts in his three-year career.
Pittston, West Pittston and St. John’s each won boys basketball exhibition openers.
Pittston rallied in the second half to down Northeast, 75-56, to even its record at 1-1. West Pittston made it two in a row by dumping Taylor-Moosic, 90-47. St. John’s beat Olyphant St. Patrick’s, 57-52.
The biggest stat of the three games was in the Pittston-Northeast game. Northeast was just 4 of 22 from the charity stripe, while Pittston was 25 for 40.