The Wyoming Area boys basketball team picked up the only area win with a 58-47 decision over Dallas.
Bret Sokirka scored a career-high 20 points for the Warriors. Tyrell George had 12 for Wyoming Area. The Warriors started quickly, opening up a 36-17 halftime lead, but Dallas came crawling back.
It was the only win for local teams in six tries.
Pittston Area’s girls basketball team took its conference opener against Wyoming Valley West, 57-36, to improve on the season to 8-0.
The Patriots had a 34-9 halftime lead after outscoring the Spartans 20-2 in the second quarter. Carol Haas led the way with 14 points. Jenn Cefalo and Patty Amico each had 11 for Pittston Area. Nicole Smith had 9 points, while Denise Insogna had 8.
Pittston Area was 11-of-12 from the charity stripe.
Wyoming Area’s boys basketball team picked up its first regular season win in two years, thanks to a 59-54 win over conference newcomer, Hazleton.
First-year coach Jim Zardecki had his boys off to a 20-12 lead at the half. Mark Blannard led the Warrior shooting surge with a game-high 22. Jim Maguire and Wayne Luchetti each had 12 points.
St. John’s boys basketball team rallied to complete a comeback against the heavily-favored Hanover Area Hawkeyes, 64-61.
Johnnies’ junior John Hannon paced all scorers with 26 points. In the ‘73-‘74 season, Hannon averaged 23 points per contest. Center Jim Gilhooley scored 13 points, while guard Mike Valenti sunk four crucial free throws near the end of the game to seal the win for St. John’s.
Exeter product Joe Adamitis scored a game-high 24 points for George Washington University’s men’s basketball team in a loss to rival West Virginia, 93-74.
Ken Legins, Nanticoke, scored 11 points for GW, while Old Forge’s Aruscavage scored 10 points.