LLHoops Neast Beat Players of The Week
Written by: Jon K on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
BOYS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brandon Hall (6-5 junior forward) helped Wilkes-Barre Area put together their most complete game of the Wolfpack’s inaugural hoops season last Friday as he netted 17 points in their highly impressive 73-63 road win over Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 co-leader Hazleton Area. The junior forward also scored 16 points earlier in the week, but the ‘Pack dropped a 41-40 loss as Crestwood rallied for the overtime victory.
Chris Mellon (6-4 senior forward) is a big reason why Lakeland is currently tied for first place in Lackawanna League Division 3 play. Last Tuesday, he netted 18 points as the Chiefs held off Riverside for a 46-43 win. Then, on Thursday, the senior forward contributed 19 points in another big win, 56-45 over Dunmore.
GIRLS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nicole Silinskie (senior guard) had a pair of strong efforts for Wyoming Area as the Warriors climbed back to the .500 mark on the season. She hit a dozen points as her team defeated Northwest Area, 47-30, last Monday. Then, in a 56-37 victory over Hanover Area last Thursday, the senior guard added 16 points. Over the two-game span, Silinskie connected on 7 triples.
Clair Marion (5-10 junior guard) has been one of several outstanding players for Abington Heights this season. She scored 10 points as the Lady Comets defeated Western Wayne, 59-38, last Monday. On Wednesday in a showdown against top rival Scranton Prep, Marion delivered 17 points, but her team came up short to the undefeated Classics, 61-53. Then, on Friday night, the junior guard netted 17 points (with 3 treys) as the Lady Comets got a crossover victory over Honesdale, 65-41.
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