BOYS ROUNDUP: Holy Cross holds division lead

Tyler Mozeleski helped Holy Cross take control in the second quarter Friday night on the way to a 63-46 win at Carbondale in a Lackawanna League Division 3 boys basketball game.

With the win, Holy Cross maintained its status as the only Lackawanna team in sole possession of a division lead.

The Crusaders improved to 3-0 in the division and 8-4 overall.

Mozeleski hit three 3-pointers while Holy Cross was outscoring Carbondale, 23-12, in the second quarter to take a 34-19 halftime lead.

Leahy O’Connor added 13 points.

Tommy Montefour, who scored six early points, and Keiran Burrier added 10 points each.

Ray Ofner and Mike Zazzera had 10 points each for Carbondale, which went into the game with a chance to move into a first-place tie in the division.

In Friday’s other Lackawanna action:

Mid Valley 53, Old Forge 30

Mid Valley offset Dante Lucarelli’s offensive fireworks with a balanced attack to win the Division 3 game and remain in second place one-half game behind Holy Cross.

The Spartans (3-1 in the division and 9-2 overall) got 11 points from Vinny Talluto and 10 each from Shane Rosencrans and Mike Miller.

Mid Valley used an 18-7, third-quarter advantage to take a 43-25 lead.

Lucarelli scored 24 points, including 17 of Old Forge’s 18 in the first half. He was 8-for-8 from the line in the half.

Riverside 49, Lakeland 43

Collin Kneiss and Michael Antoniacci rallied Riverside in the fourth quarter and each finished with 11 points in the Division 3 win over visiting Lakeland.

Kneiss had eight points and Antoniacci went 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Michael Rickert added 10 points for the Vikings.

James Lewis had 11 points and Jake Curnow 10 for Lakeland.

Scranton 78, Valley View 56

Tahg Jones scored 23 points as Scranton knocked host Valley View out of a tie for the Division 1 lead.

Marcus Bauman added 22 points and Derome White had 18 for the Knights.

Scranton outscored Valley View 20-8 in the second quarter to take a 39-22 halftime lead.

Marc Kudrich led the Cougars with 22 points.

Valley View fell to 3-1 in the division and 9-4 overall.

Scranton Prep 73, West Scranton 33

Rhys Merritt scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Scranton Prep remained unbeaten in the league with the Division 1 victory.

Nick Rotell and Greyson Schermerhorn had 12 each while Nick Genco had 10.

Rotell scored seven, Merritt six and Brian Boland five when the Cavaliers took a 23-5 lead after one quarter.

Cayden Merrifield did all of West Scranton’s first quarter scoring and finished with 15 points.

Abington Heights 62, Western Wayne 25

Corey Perkins scored 25 points in the crossover game to keep Abington Heights in a share of the Division 1 lead.

Zach Rovinsky led Western Wayne with eight points.

The Comets host Scranton Prep Tuesday night for sole possession of the division lead.

Honesdale 56, Wallenpaupack 43

Honesdale defeated Wallenpaupack to force a first-place tie with the Buckhorns in Division 2.

Both teams are 2-2 in the league.

North Pocono 53, Delaware Valley 51

North Pocono edged defending champion Delaware Valley in a Division 2 game.

Susquehanna 54, Blue Ridge 51

Defending champion Susquehanna needed nine 3-pointers to pull out the come-from-behind win at Blue Ridge and remain unbeaten in Division 4.

Susquehanna had beaten Blue Ridge, 70-34, 15 days earlier in the Susquehanna County Christmas Tournament.

C.J. Stone made four 3-pointers, including one with the Sabers trailing by five to start an 11-3 closing run. Stone and Mason Deakin each scored 13 points.

Anthony Dolfini hit three 3-pointers while scoring 11. Bryce Baldwin added 10.

Sam Cosmello, playing against many of his football teammates from the cooperative sponsorship between the schools in that sport, led the upset bid with 21 points.

Mountain View 60, Elk Lake 48

Mikey Schermerhorn hit six 3-pointers while scoring a career-high 35 points to lead Mountain View to the homecourt victory in Division 4.

The Eagles improved to 3-0, remaining in a tie for the division lead with Susquehanna going into their game Tuesday at Susquehanna.

Lackawanna Trail 72, Montrose 29

Josh Rzucidlo made four 3-pointers while scoring 20 points to lead visiting Lackawanna Trail to the Division 4 rout.

Richard Helbing (17), Zach Stec (13) and Luke Walker (11) also scored in double figures for the Lions.

Andrew Rapisardi led Montrose with 11 points.

Dunmore 72, Forest City 21

Dunmore scored the last 23 points of the first quarter for a 29-1 lead in the non-league game.

Freshman Kevin Walsh led Dunmore with 11 points.

Dan Walsh, Frank Ruggiero and Ian Cowder added nine points each.

Cade Hartman, who hit two 3-pointers, and Eric Paulin each had six points for Forest City.