District 2 Game Recaps (January 2020)

 

 

January 3, 2020

 

Wyoming Seminary Wins Conference Opener Over Tunkhannock 

 

Tunkhannock 37, Wyoming Seminary 51

 

by Phil T.

KINGSTON — After a tightly contested first half, Wyoming Seminary held Tunkhannock to 5 points in the 3rd quarter to help them win their WVC Division 2 opener.

Tunkhannock failed to make a 2 FG in the 1st quarter. The Tigers tried to establish an early lead by shooting behind the arc, but going for 2-7 in the 1st quarter (3-11 in the game) put them behind 10-14 and they would never lower the deficit.

After the halftime break, Wyoming Seminary began to pull away with 4 offensive rebounds and 8 second-chance points in the 3rd quarter which allowed them to outscore the Tigers, 15-5 in the period.

Seminary has a balanced offense and Tunkhannock couldn’t keep pace.  Aiden Murphy, Todd Phillips and Jeremy Callahan played the full 32 minutes for Wyoming Seminary.

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January 2, 2020

 

Trojanettes host Hazleton as WVC Season Tips Off

 

Hazleton Area 69. Greater Nanticoke Area 50

 

by Phil T.

NANTICOKE – WVC schedule kicks off in the new decade and Nanticoke hosted the reigning WVC Division 1 Champions hoping for a win.

After a back and forth 1st quarter, Nanticoke held a 15-12 lead, but in the 2nd the Lady Cougars took the lead and never looked back.

Olivia Wolk (Hazleton) hit a 3 FG to tie the game at 17 and sparked an 11-0 run for the Lady Cougars.  In the last 2 minutes of the half Riley Baird (Nanticoke) broke the 11-0 run and scored 7 to end the half; Hazleton 30 Nanticoke 24 at the break.

Coming out of the half, Hazleton did not miss a beat, outscoring Nanticoke 29-6 in the 3rd. Wolk continued to stay on fire scoring 12 in the 3rd.

After leading by 30 with a little more than 4 minutes remaining, Hazleton pulled all 5 starters and finished off the game winning, 69-50.

Hazleton found success in running a high press, full court defense which generated a lot of steals and turnovers by Nanticoke.

 

 

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