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.
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.