BOYS ROUNDUP: Wildcats dump Knights in overtime

BOYS ROUNDUP: Wildcats dump Knights in overtime

Dahlton Frisbie scored the four-point play that forced overtime and hit the 3-pointer that put Western Wayne ahead to stay Monday night on the way to a 68-63 Lackawanna League Division 1-2 boys basketball crossover victory at Scranton.

Frisbie finished with 31 points and Rovinsky added 30 for the Wildcats.

Western Wayne beat the Scranton School District teams back-to-back after going through a six-game losing streak to begin league play. The Wildcats are 2-6 in the league and 9-8 overall.

Marcus Bauman had 22 points and 16 rebounds to lead Scranton (3-4 and 7-9).

Western Wayne led, 12-11, after one quarter, but Scranton moved in front, 28-19, at halftime.

The Wildcats tied the game going into the fourth quarter, then battled from behind again late.

Patrick McCormack hit two free throws with 13.5 seconds left to give the Knights a 54-50 lead.

Frisbie drew a foul while hitting a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left and converted the free throw that forced overtime. He hit another 3-pointer to break a 60-60 tie with 44.8 seconds left in overtime, putting the Wildcats in front for good.

Bauman had two 3-pointers in overtime, including one with 25.2 seconds left to cut the Western Wayne lead back to one, but the Wildcats scored the game’s last four points.

Scranton Prep 75, Delaware Valley 51

Scranton Prep overcame a big first half by Jackson Shafer, then ran away for the win in the Lackawanna Division 1-2 crossover between defending division champions.

Leo O’Boyle and Rhys Merritt finished with 18 points each for Scranton Prep, which improved to 7-1 in the league and 15-2 overall.

Delaware Valley (2-6 and 8-9) was led by 24 points from Shafer, who had 22 in the first half.

Shafer hit four 3-pointers while scoring 14 points in the first quarter to help the Warriors to a 19-16 lead.

Merritt had six in the quarter for the Cavaliers.

O’Boyle and Mario Rotell each hit two 3-pointers while scoring nine points during a 26-point second quarter that moved Scranton Prep into a 42-33 halftime lead.

Shafer hit two more 3-pointers, giving him six at halftime.

Merritt had eight points and Boland seven in the third quarter when Scranton Prep expanded the lead to 59-41.

Boland finished with 12 points.

Grant Berriors had 14 points for Delaware Valley.

Scranton Prep held Delaware Valley all-star and scoring leader Blake Gearhart to three points.

Carbondale 59, Lakeland 53

Carbondale damaged the title hopes of rival Lakeland with the Lackawanna Division 3 game.

Holy Redeemer 46, Nanticoke 43

Collin Cook scored 15 points to lead the Royals to the Wyoming Valley Conference crossover win between title contenders.

The Royals (10-1 and 14-2) are in second place in Division 3 with a home game against first-place Wyoming Seminary coming up Friday. Nanticoke (8-4, 13-4) leads Division 2.

Justice Shoats added 11 points and Nick Prociak had 10 for Holy Redeemer.

The Royals took a 27-20 halftime lead and held off the Trojans throughout the second half.

Nate Kreitzer led Nanticoke with 17 points. Trahjan Krupinski added 10.

Wyoming Seminary 56, Tunkhannock 40

Wyoming Seminary remained unbeaten in the WVC behind 14 points by Dimitri Gnall.

Nick Ganter added 13 points and Jeremy Callahan had 11.

Tyler Faux scored 17 points for Tunkhannock. Ryan Harder added 11.

Mid Valley 63, Lackawanna Trail 32

Mid Valley ran its winning streak to eight games by winning the non-league home game.

Elsewhere

Honesdale edged North Pocono, 65-62, in a Lackawanna Division 2 game. … Elk Lake defeated Blue Ridge, 49-36, in Lackawanna Division 4.