Rhys Merritt scored 28 points Friday night as Scranton Prep defeated visiting North Pocono, 70-55, in a Lackawanna League Division 1-2 crossover boys basketball game for coach Andrew Kettel’s 200th career victory.
The Cavaliers are off to a 9-1 start, the best by any Lackawanna League boys team, and are 2-0 in the Lackawanna League to share first place in Division 1.
Merritt had 11 points in the first quarter when the Cavaliers took a 25-19 lead.
Brian Boland had 12 of his 16 points by halftime when Scranton Prep was up 43-31.
The Cavaliers went 11-for-13 from the foul line in the second half.
Robert Van Brunt led the Trojans with 16 points, including 11 in the first half. Zach Walsh added 15 points.
Valley View 65, Honesdale 61
Connor Kelley hit four 3-pointers while scoring 26 points as Valley View pulled out a close crossover win over visiting Honesdale to match Abington Heights and Scranton Prep at 2-0 at the top of Lackawanna Division 1.
Marc Kudrich added 23 points and Bobby Craig had 6 assists in the win.
Delaware Valley 51, Western Wayne 49
Defending Lackawanna Division 2 champion Delaware Valley won on the road in overtime to match Wallenpaupack at 1-1 in the division lead.
Holy Cross 55, Old Forge 38
Caleb Callejas and Keiran Burrier helped Holy Cross open defense of its Lackawanna Division 3 title with a win.
Callejas had 10 of his 13 points in the third quarter when the Crusaders outscored the Blue Devils 20-4 to turn a two-point game at halftime into a 41-23 runaway.
Burrier finished with 15 points.
Tommy Montefour, working his way back from an injury that cost him most of the first month of the season, had seven points in the first quarter.
Dante Lucarelli led Old Forge with 15 points.
Dunmore 62, Carbondale 56
Daniel Walsh scored 26 points to make Dunmore the first team to get to 2-0 in Division 2 of the Lackawanna League.
Holy Cross and Lakeland have each won their only game and had a bye.
Frank Ruggiero had 12 points and Thomas Dougherty added 10 in the win.
The Chargers led 13-11 after one quarter and kept it close throughout.
Mike Zazzera had 28 points in the loss.
Susquehanna 56, Montrose 45
Bryce Baldwin made sure Susquehanna started fast while opening defense of its first Lackawanna League Division 4 championship while playing the team that finished second a year ago.
Baldwin had 8 of his 23 points to help the Sabers to a 19-7 lead after one quarter.
Adam Rockwell hit two 3-pointers and C.J. Stone made one while scoring five points in the quarter.
Stone finished with 13 points and Rockwell had 11.
Mason Deakin scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter.
Montrose was led by Andrew Rapisardi and Jacob Weaver with 14 points each. Brennan Gilhool added 13.
Mountain View 46, Lackawanna Trail 39
Mountain View became the first Lackawanna Division 4 team at 2-0.
Mid Valley defeated Riverside, 50-32, in Lackawanna Division 3. … Blue Ridge downed Forest City, 54-39, in Lackawanna Division 4. … Lakeland defeated Elk Lake, 53-36, a non-league game.
CITY RIVALS: Scranton held off West Scranton. http://www.nepabasketball.com/2018-19/GameScrantonWestBoys.