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H.S. Basketball: Nanticoke Area, Hazleton Area girls post close wins

Jan. 9—Claire Aufiero scored 10 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as Nanticoke Area defeated Lake-Lehman 58-49 Monday in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball.

Katie Reed had 15 and Nevaeh Baran scored 11 for the Trojanettes, who overcame a two-point first quarter to take a 19-18 lead at halftime.

Ella Wilson scored 20 and Brenna Hunt added 11 for Lake-Lehman.

Hazleton Area 58, Crestwood 51 OT

Kayla Lagowy scored six of her game-high 12 points in overtime as Hazleton Area outlasted Crestwood.

Lagowy and Alexis Reimold, who scored 11, hit five of Hazleton Area's seven 3-pointers. Crestwood had just one basket from beyond the arc.

Charlie Hiller scored 13 and Kate Gallagher had 11 for Crestwood.

Wyo. Valley West 53, Berwick 48

Mackenzie Perluke scored 158 points to help Wyoming Valley West get past Berwick.

Gabbi Novitski added 10 for the Spartans.

Gabby Starr scored 21 for Berwick. RaeAnna Andreas added 10.

Holy Redeemer 51, Wyoming Area 12

The Royals took control early to defeat Wyoming Area.

Brooke Kroptavich scored 10 to pace Redeemer.

Addison Gaylord had five points and six rebounds for Wyoming Area.

Pittston Area 44, Wilkes-Barre Area 13

Daniella Ranieli score 24 points and Kaitlin Chernouskas added eight as Pittston Area rolled past Wilkes-Barre Area.

Diamond Thornton and Hannah McAfee had four each for WBA.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hazleton Area 54, Pittston Area 20

The Cougars jumped to a 19-point lead after one quarter to post the road win.

Luke Gennaro scored 15 points and Dylan Stish added 14 to pace Hazleton Area. Joe Marshall added nine.

Four Patriots scored four points each.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nanticoke Area 58, Lake-Lehman 49

LAKE-LEHMAN (49) — Delcia Biscotto 1 2-4 4, Brenna Hunt 5 0-0 11, Ella Wilson 8 3-4 20, Molly Jenkins 2 3-4 7, Kathryn Morgan 1 0-0 3, Olivia Oliver 1 2-2 4. Totals 18 10-14 49.

NANTICOKE AREA (58) — Amiah Ceruti 0 0-0 0, Caitlyn Majiros 1 0-0 2, Cecily Johnson 0 0-0 0, Katie Reed 3 6-6 15, Claire Aufiero 8 4-9 25, Nevaeh Baran 4 2-4 11, Marli Donahue 2 0-2 5, Jordyn Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 12-21 58.

Lake-Lehman'9'9'17'14 — 49

Nanticoke Area'2'17'18'21 — 58

Three-point goals — LL 3 (Hunt, Wilson, Morgan). NA 10 (Reed 3, Aufiero 5, Donahue, Baran).

Hazleton Area 58, Crestwood 51 OT

CRESTWOOD (51) — Cameron Vieney 1 0-0 2, Charlie Hiller 3 7-8 13, Kendall Petrosky 3 2-2 9, Jackie Gallagher 4 0-0 8, Jordan Andrews 1 0-0 2, Kate Gallagher 5 1-2 11, Keira Dougherty 2 2-2 6. Totals 19 12-14 51.

HAZLETON AREA (58) — Mariah Marolo 1 0-0 3, Sophia Benyo 3 4-6 10, Kaitlyn Bindas 4 0-0 9, Olivia Williams 2 0-0 4, Evelyn Shults 0 1-2 1, Kayla Lagowy 3 3-4 12, Alexis Reimold 4 1-4 11, Sophia Shults 2 4-6 8. Totals 19 13-22

Crestwood'17'10'10'10'4 — 51

Hazleton Area'19'6'12'10'11 — 58

Three-point goals — CRE 1 (Petrosky). HA 7 (Marolo, Bindas, Lagowy 3, Reimold 2).

Wyo. Valley West 53, Berwick 48

BERWICK (48) — RaeAnna Andreas 3 2-2 10, Carly Ochs 1 0-2 2, Kaylie Fraind 0 0-0 0, Alysa Lewis 3 0-2 8, Grace Robbins 2 2-2 7, Gabby Starr 5 11-15 21, Lybbi Switzer 0 0-0 0, Julia Rauch 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 15-23 48.

WYO. VALLEY WEST (53) — Alissa Laudenslager 2 0-0 4, Gabbi Novitski 3 1-4 10, Gabby Marsola 2 0-0 5, Mackenzie Perluke 6 5-6 16, Anna Sierra 3 1-1 7, Anya Richet 1 1-2 3. Totals 20 7-13 53.

Berwick'9'11'10'18 — 48

Wyo. Valley West'4'22'13'14 — 55

Three-point goals — BER 5 (Andreas 2, Lewis 2, Robbins). WVW 5 (Novitski 3, Marsola, Perluke).

Holy Redeemer 51, Wyoming Area 12

HOLY REDEEMER (51) — Kearney Quinn 2 0-0 4, Julia Gilchrist 1 0-0 3, Bella Boylan 2 0-0 4, Mary Lombardi 0 0-0 0, Allie Desciak 1 0-0 2, Kourtney Jezorwski 0 0-0 0, Brooke Kroptavich 4 1-2 10, Lucie Racicky 2 1-2 5, Kayla Pekarovski 1 0-0 3, Angelina Corridoni 3 0-0 7, Theresa Khoudary 2 0-0 5, Olivia Autro 1 0-0 2, Gillian Parsons 3 0-0 6. Totals 22 2-4 51.

WYOMING AREA (12) — Morgan Slusser 0 0-0 0, Addison Gaylord 2 0-0 5, Krea Bonita 1 1-2 3, Maggie Hallman 0 0-0 0, Abigail Sterba 0 0-0 0, Shannon Kearns 0 0-0 0, Kendall Day 0 0-2 0, Krista Sadowski 1 0-0 2, Marissa Gacek 1 0-0 2, Erica Gilligan 0 0-0 0, Alexa Gacek 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 1-4 12.

Holy Redeemer'21'17'9'4 — 51

Wyoming Area'2'5'2'3 — 12

Three-point goals — HR 5 (Gilchrist, Kroptavich, Pekarovski, Corridoni. Khoudary). WA 1 (Gaylord).

Pittston Area 44, Wilkes-Barre Area 13

PITTSTON AREA (44) — Nora Callahan 0 0-0 0, Daniella Ranieli 7 5-5 24, Maddie Karp 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Chernouskas 3 0-0 8, Carlena Lizza 0 0-0 0, Bella Dessoye 0 0-0 0, Giuliana Latona 0 0-0 0, Rowan Lazevnick 1 0-0 3, Lili Hintze 3 0-0 7, Ella O'Brien 1 0-0 2, Grace Callahan 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-5 44.

WBA (13) — Aisyah Grady 0 0-0 0, Katie Keating 0 0-0 0, Diamond Thornton 1 2-2 4, Mahogany Robinson 1 0-3 2, Lucheska Perez 0 0-0 0, Sanai Williams 1 0-0 2, Tatianna Medina 0 0-0 0, Emily Davidson 0 0-0 0, Hannah McAfee 2 0-2 4, Emma Krawczeniuk 0 0-0 0, Tutoyanna Whitt 0 0-0 0, Neveah Derrick 0 1-2 1. Totals 5 3-11 13.

Pittston Area'17'9'16'2 — 44

Wilkes-Barre Area'6'4'2'1 — 13

Three-point goals — PA 9 (Ranieli 5, Chernouskas 2, Lazevnick, Hintze).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hazleton Area 54, Pittston Area 20

HAZLETON AREA (54) — Luke Gennaro 6 0-2 15, Junior Coste 2 0-0 4, Nikoli Santiago 0 0-0 0, Eziekel Headly 0 0-0 0, Dylan Stish 5 2-2 14, Sean Guzman 2 0-1 4, Angel Saladia 1 0-0 2, Bryant Diaz 0 0-0 0, Ryan Staffin 1 2-3 4, Joe Marshall 4 1-1 9, James Reimold 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 5-9 54.

PITTSTON AREA (20) — Lucas Lopresto 2 0-0 4, Matt Walter 2 0-0 4, Chris Scavo 0 0-0 0, Paul Jordan McGarry 0 0-0 0, Ciaran Bilbow 1 0-2 2, Aiden Clarke 0 3-4 3, Stephen Barnic 0 1-2 1, Aiden Lynn 1 2-2 4. Totals 7 6-10 20.

Hazleton Area'21'13'12'8 — 54

Pittston Area'2'10'1'7 — 20

Three-point goals — AH 5 (Gennaro 3, Stish 3).