BOYS ROUNDUP: Coughlin falls in likely program finale

BOYS ROUNDUP: Coughlin falls in likely program finale

Nick Nocito scored 16 points to lead four Dallas players in double figures, spoiling an historic night at Coughlin with a 63-39 Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 boys basketball romp.

The game was the final home game and final regular-season game ever for Coughlin. Because the Crusaders appear likely to be eliminated from the playoff race, the game probably was also the last played before merging with Meyers and GAR athletic programs to form Wilkes-Barre Area next school year.

Coughlin went 4-12 in the WVC and 5-16 overall.

North Pocono, which has one game remaining, has a .409-.387 playoff ratings lead over Coughlin for the eighth and final spot in the District 2 Class 4A playoffs.

Jack Farrell added 15 points while Justin Finarelli had 12 and Austin Finarelli 11 for Dallas.

Brandon Hall led Coughlin with 13 points.

Lake-Lehman 45, Berwick 40

Max Paczewski scored 14 points to lead Lake-Lehman to the victory in the WVC crossover game.

Berwick had its season come to an end at 1-16 in the WVC and 1-21 overall.

Northwest 63, Tunkhannock 39

Walker Yaple scored 23 points for Northwest, which ran out to a 23-7 lead after one quarter of the WVC crossover game.

MMI Prep 63, Wyoming Area 27

MMI Prep won the WVC crossover game.

Wyoming Area ended its season at 1-15 in the WVC and 2-20 overall.

Lackawanna Trail 50, Susquehanna 41

Josh Rzucidlo scored 8 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as Lackawanna Trail held off a Susquehanna comeback to win the game and tighten the Lackawanna League Division 4 race.

Susquehanna remained in a tie for first place with Mountain View, which also lost. Both are 8-3 with one league game remaining.

Lackawanna Trail moved to within one-half game of first at 8-4 and can join the tie if both leaders lose again in Thursday’s finales. The Lions (10-11 overall) are done with their divisional schedule.

The Lions led 27-12 at halftime, but Susquehanna used a 16-4 third quarter to close within three.

Lackawanna Trail went 11-for-17 from the line in the fourth quarter. Rzucidlo was 3-for-3 and Zac Stec 3-for-4.

Zach Stec scored 6 of his 10 points in the first quarter and Rzucidlo scored 6 in the second.

Bryce Baldwin led Susquehanna with 13 points. Mason Deakin added 11.

Forest City 39, Mountain View 38

Mountain View also lost at home, falling to Forest City (4-7 and 4-17).

The Eagles are at Montrose Thursday while Susquehanna plays at Forest City.

Lakeland 65, Old Forge 64

Lakeland outlasted Old Forge in the triple-overtime Lackawanna League Division 3 game.

The Chiefs trailed much of regulation, but outscored the Blue Devils, 16-8, in the fourth quarter to get to overtime.

Old Forge’s Sean Donovan hit three free throws with two seconds left in the first overtime to extend the game again.

Scranton 49, West Scranton 41

Tahg Jones and Derome White scored 12 points each to lead visiting Scranton to the Lackawanna League Division 1 win.

Honesdale 45, North Pocono 43

Honesdale edged host North Pocono  45-43, in the Lackawanna League Division 3 game.