BOYS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Collin Cook (6-3 senior guard) has helped lead Holy Redeemer to their 6th consecutive victory and a spot in Friday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 showdown matching the two top District 2 AAA teams. Against Wilkes-Barre Meyers, he netted 18 points in a 59-47 Royals’ victory. The floor leader then hit 20 points in a 56-45 win over Berwick. Cook then connected on 4 triples (21 points) in an 80-52 victory over Wyoming Area. In Monday’s crossover division battle against Nanticoke Area, the senior guard scored 15 points as Holy Redeemer held on for a dramatic 46-43 win over the Trojans. Over the four games, Cook converted 15 of 17 free throws.
Elijah Rosenthal (6-0 junior guard) is a key reason why Wallenpaupack is currently tied for the Lackawanna League Division 2 lead and among the top District 2 AAAAA teams. He scored 26 points (and hit 6 triples) as the Buckhorns topped Scranton, 64-52. In Friday’s crossover matchup at Scranton Prep, the junior guard lit up the scoreboard with 43 points (including 7 treys) but ‘Paupack came up just short in overtime, 87-81. In Saturday’s non-league match-up against East Stroudsburg South, Rosenthal netted 20 points (with 3 triples) in a 61-46 victory. Over the three games, he converted 21 of 26 free throws.
GIRLS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Marissa Trivelpiece (5-11 junior forward) is one of several key players that has Hazleton Area on a current 11 game winning streak and having clinched no worse than a tie in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 race. In a 57-32 win over top rival Crestwood, she scored 13 points. The junior then hit 7 points as the Lady Cougars topped Pittston Area, 64-41. Trivelpiece then netted 14 points in a 50-35 victory over Dallas. On Monday. the 5-11 forward, an inside anchor on the HA roster, contributed 10 points as Hazleton rolled over Wilkes-Barre Coughlin, 66-29.
Lindsey Welsh (5-8 junior guard) has Old Forge playing extremely well in the talent-filled Lackawanna League Division 3 race. In their match-up against powerhouse Dunmore (who was playing without their all-state center), she scored 14 points as the Lady Devils dropped a 48-42 game to the Lady Bucks. The junior guard then netted 29 points in a 68-63 victory over top rival Riverside on Saturday. Monday night, Welsh hit 17 points in a big 58-46 win over Holy Cross.