2017 Times Leader Boys Basketball All-Stars

Luke Butczynski Nanticoke Forward, Senior Excellent athlete who could have been plugged into any position and succeeded. … Could shoot from the inside and out, rebound, play defense and handle the ball. … Averaged 13 points to pace the Trojans to the state playoffs. … Fired in 58 3-point field goals and put on a […]

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TL Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Meyers’ Jawane Buckner turns into a force

Toward the end of the 2015-16 basketball season, Meyers coach Pat Toole saw a change in Jawane Buckner. The sophomore guard was starting to come into his own despite being mainly a reserve. “The final two or three games of the season, he was played really well,” Toole said. “He was probably the only kid […]

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Hanover Area hires Chris Parker, Chris Gray

Hanover Area reached into successful programs of past Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball seasons to fill two coaching vacancies Thursday. The Hawkeyes named former two-time Holy Redeemer state semifinalist Chris Parker to guide Hanover Area’s girls basketball program, while former Meyers girls coach Chris Gray was approved to coach the Hanover Area boys team. Both […]

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Times Leader’s 2017 Girls Basketball All-Stars

TARYN ASHBY Pittston Area 5-8 Sr. G Known throughout her career as a lock-down defender who regularly stymied the league’s leading scorers, Ashby took her offensive game to new levels this season. She averaged 16.5 points while leading the Patriots to the District 2 Class 5A semifinals, scoring 85 points over a three-game stretch — […]

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TL Girls Basketball Player of Year Erin Gibbons changed WVW’s fortunes

It isn’t very often that the simple dribbling ability of a high school girls basketball player drives her team’s fans to shrieks of delight. But as natural as Erin Gibbons made it look as she bounced the ball between her legs and took off one way while leaving her defender spinning in the opposite direction, […]

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WVW’s Erin Gibbons, Nanticoke’s Kayla Aufiero receive girls basketball All-State honors

They came into high school with pure passion for the game they loved, but without many of the abilities that made them leaders of championship teams. But by the time they walked off the court, everyone in the Wyoming Valley Conference was aware of how dangerous senior guards Erin Gibbons of Wyoming Valley West and […]

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Blue wins WVC boys senior all-star basketball game

WILKES-BARRE — Crestwood’s Kyle Richards spent his high school career playing for a basketball coach who places a big emphasis on defense. So after Richards scored a game-high 20 points in the Blue team’s 112-104 victory in the annual Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic on Friday night, he speculated what Crestwood coach Mark […]

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WVC Girls Senior All-Star Classic features camaraderie on the court

WILKES-BARRE — At the very end of her most painful girls basketball season, Jordan Reilly got a chance to play for the first time all year. Ellie Bartoli got in a girls basketball game for the second time in her career. And from opposite sides of the Holy Redeemer court, both players making the most […]

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Basketball seniors get final chance to shine

The annual Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic will be held Friday at Holy Redeemer High School. The games feature the top senior basketball players in Wyoming Valley Conference. The girls game starts at 6:30 p.m. The boys game follows at 8 p.m. Proceeds are donated via the Wyoming Valley Athletic Association to families […]

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Rhode Island recruit Daron Russell too much for Nanticoke

BETHLEHEM — He sliced through Nanticoke Area’s defense at will. He dropped 3-pointers as if they were second nature. He scored 22 points while barely blinking and nearly matched Nanticoke Area’s total points for the whole game. And then Daron Russell missed a dunk. And as the overwhelmingly partisan Nanticoke Area crowd laughed at his […]

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