HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Nanticoke gets past West Scranton

Times Leader | December 18th, 2017 10:18 pm

Nate Kreitzer scored a game-high 18 points and Nanticoke used a strong defensive effort in the first half to defeat West Scranton 44-31 Monday in a high school boys basketball non-conference game.

Nanticoke held the Invaders to two points in the first quarter to build a 26-12 lead at halftime.

J.J. Bielecki had eight and Colby Butczynski added seven for the Trojans.

Josh Hart had 11 for West Scranton.

Honesdale 51, Tunkhannock 49

Tunkhannock was held scoreless in the fourth quarter as Honesdale rallied for a victory.

The Hornets outscored Tunkhannock 8-0 in the final period as Anthony DeGori scored five of his game-high 19 points.

Matt Goodwin scored 15 for Tunkhannock. Sean Harder and Tyler Faux netted 14 apiece.

Mid Valley 52, Meyers 43

Meyers was outscored 20-9 in the final quarter, allowing Mid Valley to come back for a home victory.

Jawane Buckner scored 19 for Meyers. Kendall Brewster added 14.

J.J. Glinsky scored 25 for Mid Valley, including going 9 of 11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Colin Hazelton added 17.

Hanover Area 60, North Pocono 51

Hanover Area placed four players in double figures as the Hawkeyes defeated visiting North Pocono.

Mike Piscotty led the way with 17 points followed by Tyler Thomas with 15. Asad Whitehead tossed in 12 and Desmond Cannon finished with 10.

Nanticoke 44, West Scranton 31

WEST SCRANTON (31) — Cayden Merrifield 1 0-0 3, Jack Fendrick 0 0-0 0, Ryan Mangan 2 1-1 6, Shaune Merrifield 4 0-0 9, Javon Gregory 1 0-0 2, Josh Hart 5 1-1 11. Totals 13 2-2 31.

NANTICOKE (44) — Nate Kreitzer 7 1-2 18, JJ Bielecki 2 2-2 8, Colby Butczynski 1 4-6 7, Collin Brown 0 0-0 0, Luke Myers 0 0-0 0, Trahjan Krupinski 2 1-2 5, Andy Kozlofski 2 1-2 5, Andy Kozlofski 0 0-0 0, Tyler Rushton 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 8-12 44.

West Scranton`2`10`10`9`—`31

Nanticoke`10`16`6`12`—`44

Three-point FGs — WS 3 (C.Merrifield, Mangan, S.Merrifield); NAN 6 (Kreitzer 3, Belecki 2, Butczynski).

Honesdale 51, Tunkhannock 49

HONESDALE (51) — Caryn Barnes 0 0-0 0, Grady Bermelin 0 0-0 0, Anthony DeGori 7 0-0 19, Noah Pender 0 2-2 2, Will Howell 4 0-1 10, Justin Lobasso 1 0-0 2, Colin Rickard 1 3-6 5, Joe Scarafailoto 4 5-7 13. Totals 17 10-16 51.

TUNKHANNOCK (49) — Sean Harder 5 3-6 14, Jack Chilson 0 0-0 0, Tyler Faux 5 0-0 14, Avery Billings 0 4-4 4, Matt Goodwin 5 0-0 15, Evan Turner 1 0-0 2, Dave Baltrusaitis 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-10 49.

Honesdale`19`9`15`8`—`51

Tunkhannock`18`16`15`0`—`49

Three-point FGs — HON 7 (DeGori 5, Howell 2); TUN 10 (Harder, Faux 4, Goodwin 5).

Mid Valley 52, Meyers 43

MEYERS (43) — Kendall Brewster 5 0-0 14, Keegan Brewster 1 0-0 2, Cole Walker 2 0-1 4, Jawane Buckner 7 2-5 19, David Kasper 0 0-0 0, Janssen Wilborn 0 0-0 0, Londell Wright 0 0-0 0, Najese Hood 1 2-4 4, Blake Masker 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 4-10 43.

MID VALLEY (52) — Shane Rosencrans 1 0-0 2, Colin Hazelton 7 2-2 17, JJ Glinsky 6 12-14 25, Vinny Talluto 0 0-2 0, Colin Scherer 0 0-0 0, Mike Miller 1 6-6 8, Tyler O’Connor 0 0-0 0, Brendan Kucharski 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 20-24 52.

Meyers`13`6`15`9`—`43

Mid Valley`8`12`12`20`—`52

Three-point FGs — MEY 7 (Kendall Brewster 4, Buckner 3); MV 2 (Hazelton, Glinsky).

Hanover Area 60, North Pocono 51

NORTH POCONO (51) — McCafferty 1 1-2 3, B.Walsh 1 0-0 2, D.Walsh 5 1-1 11, Van Brunt 2 0-0 4, Thiel 3 6-8 12, Deom 3 3-6 9, Kosiba 3 1-2 10, Betti 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 12-21 51.

HANOVER AREA (60) — Desmond Cannon 4 0-1 10, Mike Piscotty 7 0-0 17, Tyler Thomas 5 4-5 15, Devin Senk 1 0-2 2, Asad Whitehead 3 6-8 12, Carlos Fernandez 1 0-0 2, Joe Curcio 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 10-16 60.

North Pocono`4`12`11`24`—`51

Hanover Area`15`11`15`19`—`60

Three-point FGs — HAN 6 (Cannon 2, Piscotty 3, Thomas).

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