District 2 Girls Division Recaps

Written by: on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018




    (games through 1/22)






Crestwood (7-2, 10-4)  5A

Dallas (5-3, 10-3)  4A

Hazleton Area (5-3, 9-5)  6A

Wyoming Valley West (4-4, 7-7)  5A

Pittston Area (3-5, 6-7)  5A

Wilkes-Barre Coughlin (0-8, 1-13)  5A


Following their win Monday night, Crestwood maintained their lead in Division 1.  The Lady Comets were rolling along last week, ending Wyoming Area’s unbeaten streak, but then dropped a crossover loss to an underrated Lake-Lehman squad.  In their 64-57 win over the Lady Warriors, Crestwood jumped out to a 23-13 lead as they placed four players into doubles (Julia Makowski 22, Sarah Hopkins 13, Riley Magin 10, and Sarah Richards 10).  In their 47-40 loss to Lake-Lehman, Makowski netted 16 while Helena Jardine added 8.  Monday night the Lady Comets topped Tunkhannock, 65-34.  Hazleton Area is tied with Dallas (both at 5-3) in second place.  The Lady Cougars got a win over Tunkhannock that was wrapped around losses to Division 2 powerhouses Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke (Monday night).  HA trailed big at the break against Holy Redeemer (33-16) and was not able to close the gap, losing to the Lady Royals 57-47.  Maddie Mrochko hit 17 with 4 triples while Faith Grula added 10.  In their victory over Tunkhannock, the Lady Cougars pulled away from a 15-15 halftime tie to defeat the Lady Tigers, 43-26.  Mrochko again led the way with 16 while Grula and Marissa Trivelpiece combined for 17.  Monday night, HA lost to Nanticoke Area 53-32.  In a non-league Saturday tilt, Hazleton rallied for a 46-40 win over Whitehall (5-8 overall) as Mrochko and Grula each scored 16 (Mrochko had 4 treys) and Virginia Yurchak added 8.  Whitehall got 24 combined from Olivia George and Alix Buskirk.  Dallas sandwiched a loss to Holy Redeemer wrapped around wins over Tunkhannock and Wyoming Area.  Gianna Centrella and Claire Charlton each netted 7 in their 37-25 victory over Tunkhannock.  In their 58-28 loss to Holy Redeemer, the Lady Mounts (who got 8 points from Olivia Johnson) only trailed 12-10 after the first stanza.  Monday night, Dallas came away with a big 60-43 win at home against Wyoming Area.  Wyoming Valley West, sitting at 4-4, should not discounted from this race.  The Lady Spartans had a solid week going 2-1.  In their 50-35 victory over Lake-Lehman, WVW rallied from a 20-15 halftime deficit as they got 22 points (with 4 triples) from Toni Amato and 13 from Nicole Boutanous.  Against Wyoming Area, Valley West led going into the final period 43-41 but dropped the 55-49 loss as Gracie Giza (14) and Boutanous (11) led the way.  Monday night, WVW topped Berwick (53-46) in a home crossover matchup.  Pittston picked up a good win over Berwick but then dropped games to Nanticoke Area and Lake-Lehman.  Alexa Noone connected on 21 points with 3 triples and Leah Hodick added 15 in their 40-30 win over the Lady Dawgs.  Hodick (17) and Noone (11) paced the Lady Patriots in a 57-41 loss to Nanticoke Area.  The Trojanettes raced out to a 28-10 lead in that one.  Monday night, PA came up just short against Lake-Lehman, 52-48.  Wilkes-Barre Coughlin is still looking for the first division win following losses to Nanticoke Area (68-14), Berwick (71-8), and Holy Redeemer (78-31) Monday night.  On Thursday, Crestwood visits Nanticoke Area for a mega-showdown among division leaders.  Hazleton Area travels to Berwick while Dallas visits Lake-Lehman in what should be a superb rivalry matchup.                                                     




Holy Redeemer (9-0, 13-1)  3A

Nanticoke Area (9-0, 13-1)  4A

Lake-Lehman (8-1, 9-5)  4A

Wyoming Area (7-2, 12-2)  4A

Berwick (6-3, 9-5)  4A

Tunkhannock (2-6, 5-8)  4A


It would be hard to find a more competitive race than the one developing in Division 2.  Teams are now playing through their cycle of Division 1 crossovers with both Nanticoke Area and Holy Redeemer staying perfect and sharing the lead with 9-0 marks.  Holy Redeemer topped Hazleton Area (57-47), Dallas (58-29), and Wilkes-Barre Coughlin (78-31) Monday night.  Julia Andrejko hit 15 while Cameron Marcinkowksi and Samantha Yencha combined for 21 in the win over the Lady Cougars.  Andrejko then connected on 13, Sara Kuderka 12, and Yencha 10 in their victory over Dallas.  Nanticoke Area had a busy week picking up four wins.  The Trojanettes got 12 players into the scoring column led by Alyssa Lewis (16) and Lisa Radziak (12 points including 4 triples) in a 68-14 win over Coughlin.  Radziak (15 with 3 treys) then led four players in doubles (Lewis 11, Madelyn Grilz 10 on 3 triples, and Bella Czeck 10) in a 57-41 win over Pittston Area.  Then, in a rescheduled crossover game, Radziak (17 with 4 triples) and Emily Haurer (10) powered GNA to a 71-24 win over GAR.  Monday night, Nanticoke added an impressive 53-32 road win over Hazleton Area.  Lake-Lehman is just one game behind the co-leaders at 8-1.  The Lady Knights bounced back from a 50-35 loss to Wyoming Valley West with wins over Crestwood (47-40) and Pittston Area (52-48) Monday night.  In their loss to WVW, Madison Borum netted 17 for Lake-Lehman (who led at the break 20-15).  In their upset win over Division 1 leader Crestwood, Borum and Sarah Salus each scored 10 while Savannah Purdy hit 18.  Wyoming Area (7-2) dropped crossover losses to Division 1 contenders Crestwood (64-57) and Dallas (60-43 Monday night), but come away with a come-from-behind win over Wyoming Valley West (55-49).  In the Lady Warriors loss to Crestwood, Sarah Holweg (5 treys) and Cassidy Orzel each drained 20 points while Ellie Glatz added 10.  Then, in their victory over WVW, the same trio led the way (Holweg 19 with 3 treys, Cassidy Orzel 12, and Glatz 11).  Berwick dropped a 40-30 loss to Pittston Area as Megan Dalo hit 11 for the Lady Dawgs.  In their resounding win over Coughlin, Reese Mensinger (27 points with 5 triples) reached the 1,000 point scoring plateau.  Jadyn Michael and Roni Isenberg teamed up for 25 in that win over the Lady Crusaders.  Monday night, Valley West got by Berwick, 53-46.  Tunkhannock got 12 points from Abby Ritz in a 37-25 loss to Dallas.  In their 43-26 loss to Hazleton Area, the Lady Tigers had the game knotted up a 15 at intermission, getting 10 points from Rebecca Avery.  In a 51-48 crossover loss to Hanover Area, Tunk got 13 from Avery, 12 from Samantha Generotti, and 11 (with 3 triples) from Jessica Ell.  Monday night, the Lady Tigers dropped a 65-34 loss to Crestwood.  Thursday night features plenty of enticing games with Nanticoke Area hosting Crestwood taking top billing.  Others include Lake-Lehman entertaining Dallas, Wyoming Valley West at Holy Redeemer, and Hazleton Area traveling to Berwick                




Wyoming Seminary (3-5, 7-7)  2A

Northwest Area (3-5, 6-8)  2A

Hanover Area (3-6, 6-9)  4A  

Wilkes-Barre Meyers (1-7, 4-9)  3A

Wilkes-Barre GAR (1-8, 1-14)  3A

MMI Prep (0-8, 0-12)  1A  


For Division 3 teams, it will be a steady diet of intra-division games the rest of the way as it looks to be a race between Wyoming Seminary, Northwest Area, and Hanover Area.  Wyoming Seminary defeated Meyers 38-29 as Alex Wesneski (13 points with 3 triples) and Ally Vezendy (12 points) led the Blue Knights.  Allycia Harris and Amanda Gray combined for 23 points for the Lady Mohawks who only trailed 21-19 heading into the final quarter.  Monday night, Sem topped MMI Prep 46-15.  Northwest Area got a 50-41 victory over an improving Hanover Area squad as Brenna Babcock netted 26 and Reagan Harrison added 10.  Victoria Benning hit 19 points and Madison Hooper 8 for the Lady Hawks.  Northwest got a 78-49 win over GAR Monday night.  And, in a non-league tilt on Saturday, the Lady Rangers came up short against Lackawanna Division 4 contender Susquehanna Community.  Northwest got 16 from Harrison and 14 from Brenna Babcock in the 64-52 loss.  Hanover Area had a solid week, despite their close loss to Northwest Area.  They got 19 from Genesis Rodriguez, 12 from Benning, and 11 (with 3 treys) from Sarah Tuzinski in a 61-27 win over GAR (Olivia Prato had 9 points for the Lady Grenadiers).  The Lady Hawks then got 17 from Rodriguez and a dozen from Benning in a narrow 51-48 crossover win over Tunkhannock.  Monday night, Hanover Area got by Meyers 43-28.  Speaking of Meyers, they picked up their first division win, a 53-20 victory over MMI Prep as Gray (17), Harris (14), and Erin Morris (13) paced the Lady Mohawks.  Julie Amentler hit 6 points for the Lady Preppers.  GAR secured their first overall win breaking a 30-game losing streak with a 56-30 win over MMI Prep.  Hannah Cook, Jada Redditt, and Alana Germano teamed up for 37 for the Lady Grenadiers.  The Lady Preppers got 6 each from Kim Armentler, Julie Armentler, and Irene Altmiller.  Elsewhere, in a crossover game, Olivia Prato scored 11 points for GAR in a 71-24 loss to Nanticoke Area.  Thursday features Meyers visiting Northwest Area.                             







Scranton Prep (7-0, 14-2)  4A

Scranton (6-1, 11-5)  6A

Abington Heights (5-2, 10-6)  5A

West Scranton (4-3, 8-7)  5A

Valley View (1-6, 7-9)  4A


Scranton Prep remains in first place in Division 1 with a 7-0 mark with Scranton trailing by one game.  Last week the Classics jumped out to a 27-13 lead against North Pocono and came away with a big 42-31 crossover win as Rachel Rose hit 15 and Kathleen Rose added 11.  In another quick start, Prep took a 14-4 lead and held on for another 42-31 crossover win, this one over Wallenpaupack as Rachel Rose and Holly Daveski teamed up for 25 points.  Monday night, Scranton Prep toppled Western Wayne 56-12.  And, in a non-league tilt on Saturday, the Classics defeated Notre Dame of Green Pond (10-5 overall) 55-28 behind 16 points (with 4 triples) from Claire Szymanski, 12 from Kathleen Rose, and 10 from Rachel RoseCassie Murphy netted 10 for NDGP.  Scranton stayed hot on their heels following wins over Delaware Valley (55-30), Abington Heights (39-32), and North Pocono (56-45) Monday night.  Collette Mulderig had a huge game (26 points and 12 rebounds) and Shelby Funchess added 11 in the win over the Lady Warriors.  In the win over Abington Heights, the Lady Knights had a 21-7 halftime advantage before the Lady Comets outscored them 16-4 in the third period to narrow the gap.  Hannah Kowalski netted a dozen points for AH who fell two games off the division pace.  The Lady Comets came away with a crossover 51-32 win over Honesdale as Kowalski hit 20 and Rachel McDonald added 13.  Then, Monday night Abington topped Valley View 42-38.  West Scranton picked up some momentum with three wins.  Nya Johnson netted 16, Raven Rozina 11, and Tatum Repshis 10 in a 53-44 victory over Valley View.  The Lady Cougars got 13 from Arianna Nardelli, 11 from Jenn Nguyen, and 10 from Tori Duffy.  The Lady Invaders then placed four into doubles (Rozina 15, Repshis 16 with 4 treys, Nadya Brown 11, and Johnson 10) in a 63-42 crossover win over North Pocono.  Monday night, West came away with a 51-28 road win over Delaware Valley.  Valley View picked up their first division win, a 61-31 crossover victory over Western Wayne as the Lady Cougars converted 22 of 26 free throw opportunities.  Abby Pidgeon (15 points) and Tori Duffy (12) led the way for VV.  Coming up on Thursday, Scranton Prep visits red-hot West Side and Scranton entertains Valley View.  In an excellent crossover tilt, Abington Heights hosts Division 2 front-runner, Wallenpaupack.                                    




Wallenpaupack (6-1, 10-3)  5A

North Pocono (2-5, 8-7)  5A

Western Wayne (2-5, 5-10)  4A

Honesdale (2-5, 5-11)  4A

Delaware Valley (0-7, 3-12)  6A


With their wins over Western Wayne and Honesdale, Wallenpaupack has taken a somewhat commanding lead in Division 2.  The Lady Buckhorns started last week with a 42-31 loss to Division 1 leader Scranton Prep as Megan Guerrieri led the way with 8 points.  Paupack then rebounded with a 55-34 win over Western Wayne as they got 19 from Eric Worzel plus 11 each from Olivia Gregory and Hannah Smith.  The Lady Wildcats, who only trailed 37-31 entering the final period, got 26 combined from Hannah Roedel, Gracie Guarino, and Coral Swoyer.  Monday night, Paupack topped Honesdale, 50-38.  North Pocono, Western Wayne, and Honesdale are all tied at 2-5.  North Pocono got a 2-game total of 24 points from Sarah Kaneski in losses to Scranton Prep (42-31) and West Scranton (63-42).  Monday, the Lady Trojans dropped their third game in a row, 56-45 to Scranton.  Western Wayne got 15 points from Gracie Guarino in a 61-31 crossover loss to Valley View.  Monday night they lost to Scranton Prep 56-12.  Honesdale got 7 points from Alexa Jones in a 51-32 loss to Abington Heights.  The Lady Hornets then got 16 from Jones and 17 from Camden Bannan as they controlled the middle periods in a 61-39 victory over Delaware Valley.  The Lady Warriors got 17 points from Ciera Cavallaro.  Del-Val, still looking for their first division win, came away with a 41-35 non-league victory over Pocono Mountain East on Saturday.  Cavallaro netted 15 and Shelby Brittain added 8 in the win.  Macy Berryman had a big game for PM East, hitting 6 triples (27 points).  On Thursday, Wallenpauack travels to play Abington Heights in a terrific crossover game.  Also Thursday, North Pocono hosts Honesdale.                            




Holy Cross (5-0, 13-1)  3A  (1-0 crossover)                           

Dunmore (4-1, 13-1)  3A  (1-0 crossover)               

Old Forge (3-2, 7-7)  2A  (1-0 crossover)  

Riverside (3-3, 7-7)  3A  (0-0 crossover)                        

Mid Valley (2-3 9-5)  3A  (1-0 crossover)           

Carbondale (1-4, 2-10)  3A  (0-0 crossover)        

Lakeland (0-5, 1-11)  3A  (0-0 crossover)              


Holy Cross played a near flawless game in defeating cross-borough rival Dunmore 56-48 to remain perfect in first half play in Division 3.  The Lady Crusaders can wrap up first half honors with a home win over Carbondale Wednesday night.  After the Lady Bucks took an 18-12 lead, Holy Cross came roaring back with a 23-7 run behind the spectacular play of Lexi Walsh (30 points, 3 triples) to go into the locker room with a 10-point lead.  Abbey Lentowski added 10 points in the win.  Dunmore got 15 from Victoria Toomey, 12 from Gianna Delfino, and 9 from Kelly Quinn.  Holy Cross then used a 14-4 run in the third period against Old Forge to pull away from a narrow 26-25 lead and secure a hard-fought 56-48 win over the Lady Devils.  Walsh netted 18, Abby Sempa 15, and Lentowksi 10 in the victory.  Old Forge got 15 from Alexandra Nocera, 14 from Olivia Ciullo, and 10 from Lindsey Welsh.  Monday night, the Lady Crusaders rolled to a crossover win over Blue Ridge (62-11).  Dunmore rebounded from their loss to Holy Cross with a tough 57-54 win over Riverside as they used a 30-21 run over the middle periods to erase an early 18-13 deficit.  Quinn led the way with 17 (including 4 triples), Lisa Tallo 16, and Delfino 8.  The Lady Vikings got 15 points (with 4 treys) from Julia Antoniacci, 13 from Emily Taylor, and 8 from Kayla Rose.  Monday night, the Lady Bucks edged Mid Valley 47-43.  Old Forge bounced back from the Holy Cross loss with wins over rival Riverside (47-36) and Lakeland (59-36) Monday night.  In the win over Riverside, Welsh netted 17 and Nocera 15.  The Lady Vikes got a great game from Kayla Rose (18 points with 11 boards) while Alese Karpinski added 9 points.  Riverside completed first half play at 3-3 with their 50-37 win over Carbondale Monday night.  Mid Valley picked up a pair of wins, 60-41 over Lakeland and a crossover victory over Mountain View.  Four Spartanettes reach doubles against Lakeland (Emily Morano 14, Lauren Owens 13, Kiana Williams 13, and Morgan Haefele 11) while the Lady Chiefs got a combined 20 points from Colby White and Mikayla Marino.  Mid Valley then got a 52-35 win over Mt. View as Morano hit 20 and Williams 11.  In a non-league matchup on Saturday, Maddie Kelly scored 8 points for Carbondale but the Chargerettes lost to Forest City, 41-28.  On Wednesday, Holy Cross hosts Carbondale in a pivotal first half game while Mid Valley visits Old Forge in another interesting matchup.


Susquehanna (5-0, 10-3)  1A  (0-0 crossover)            

Mountain View (4-1, 6-8)  2A  (0-1 crossover)            

Montrose (4-2, 7-7)  3A  (0-0 crossover)              

Forest City (3-2, 5-7)  1A  (0-1 crossover)               

Elk Lake (1-4, 5-8)  2A  (0-0 crossover)                    

Lackawanna Trail (1-4, 2-11)  2A  (0-1 crossover)            

Blue Ridge (0-5, 0-13)  2A  (0-1 crossover)                  


In Division 4, Susquehanna can wrap up the first half on the road at Forest City on Wednesday.  If they stumble, Mountain View can move into a tie with a home win over Blue Ridge.  Susquehanna notched victories over Elk Lake and Lackawanna Trail plus a non-league win over Northwest Area on Saturday.  Monday night they scored a big 65-44 win over Mountain View to break a tie atop the division.  In their win over Elk Lake, they broke open a 17-12 halftime game with an 18-0 run as Taylor Huyck (13 points, 12 boards), Skylar Wilson (13 points, 12 rebounds), and Bethany Maby (12 points) paced the Lady Sabers to the 52-20 victory.  In their 55-31 win over Lackawanna Trail, four Sabers reached doubles (Maby 15, Huyck 13 with 14 caroms, Mackenzie Steele 11, and McKenzie Rhone 10).  Allison Decker hit 9 for the Lady Lions.  In their 64-52 win over Northwest, they got 18 from Huyck, 17 from Maby, and 15 from Steele.  Mountain View got 15 of their points from Erika Freely and Sydney Newhart as they defeated Montrose in a low-scoring tilt, 20-14.  Annalise Ely netted 7 for the Lady Meteors.  That loss for Montrose was between a pair of wins over Forest City and Lackawanna Trail.  The Lady Meteors used a 28-10 advantage through the first and third periods to get by the Lady Foresters 50-29 as McKenzie Newhart connected on 18 and Ely 15.  Forest City got 11 points from MacKenzie Hartman.  Monday night Montrose topped Lackawanna Trail, 36-30.  Forest City bounced back from their loss to Montrose with wins over Blue Ridge (40-13) and Elk Lake (50-41) Monday night.  Maggie Kowalewski and MacKenzie Hartman combined for 25 in their win over the Lady Raiders.  And Lackawanna Trail picked up their first division win with a 40-39 win over Blue Ridge.  Trail took a 29-19 halftime lead as they got 15 from Decker, 11 from Kwaitkowski, and 9 from Rachel Beemer.  Blue Ridge, still looking for the first win on the season, got 21 from Danielle Goff and 8 from Abby Hartman.       




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