BOYS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Will Johnson (5-11 senior guard) has helped Wilkes-Barre GAR grab a share of first place in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 action. Last week, against Division 1 front-runner Crestwood, he hit 19 points in an 82-51 loss to the hot-shooting Comets. Johnson then netted 24 points in a big 76-62 victory over Pittston Area. On Saturday, the senior guard connected on 29 points (with 3 triples) but his team came up short to high-regarded, Division 3 contender, Holy Redeemer, 62-52. On Tuesday, the 4-year starter for the Grenadiers hit 36 points in a 60-53 win over MMI Prep.
Colin Rickard (6-1 senior guard) is one of several key players that has guided Honesdale to a share of first place in Lackawanna League Division 2 play The Hornets surged into a tie with Wallenpaupack following their three straight division victories. Rickard netted 19 points in their 61-52 win over perennial contender Delaware Valley. Last Friday, he netted 12 points in a 56-43 showdown win over ‘Paupack. On Tuesday, the senior guard added 19 points as the Hornets defeated rival Western Wayne, 59-46.
GIRLS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Julia Andrejko (5-8 senior guard) has Holy Redeemer atop the talent-filled Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 race. She hit 22 points as the Lady Royals rolled over Pittston Area last week, 66-23. On Friday night, Andrejko added a dozen points as they got a 59-34 win over Wilkes-Barre GAR. Holy Redeemer then traveled to take on District 3 powerhouse Trinity in Saturday’s Lancaster Catholic Showcase. The senior guard netted 12 points but HR’s furious second half rally fell short, 49-44. On Monday, she scored 15 points in a win over MMI Prep.
Colette Mulderig (6-3 junior center) has Scranton playing very well in the extremely competitive Lackawanna League Division 1 race. Although the Lady Knights are currently looking up in the standings at the other teams, her contributions are giving everybody plenty of optimism. She netted 19 points last week as Scranton came up just short to Valley View, 49-48. In Saturday non-league matchup against Stroudsburg, a solid District 11 foe, the junior scored 20 points in their 40-36 win. On Monday, the 6-3 center contributed 23 points as her team got a 52-49 crossover victory over an improving Delaware Valley squad.