BOYS ROUNDUP: Sem, Redeemer to meet again

Defending champion Wyoming Seminary and Holy Redeemer matched 21-point semifinal victories Thursday night to advance into a District 2 Class 3A boys basketball championship game rematch.

The game will also be a rematch of a regular-season series in which the teams split with Holy Redeemer handing Division 3 and tournament champion Wyoming Seminary its only loss in Wyoming Valley Conference play this season.

Defending champion Abington Heights and Crestwood will play in the Class 5A final after also winning Thursday.

All four winners also clinched state playoff berths.

Holy Redeemer 62, Mid Valley 41

Collin Cook and Justice Shoats scored 18 points for Holy Redeemer, which pulled away in the second half of the Class 3A quarterfinal at King’s College.

Cook hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Royals to a 15-10 lead.

With Shane Rosencrans leading the Mid Valley defense, Holy Redeemer struggled with turnovers and still led by five at halftime.

The Royals then outscored the Spartans, 34-18, in the second half.

Nick Prociak added 10 points in the win.

Mike Miller led Mid Valley with 19 points.

The loss in the game between two of the top four Small School Boys teams in the Astra Wealth Advisors Super Six Power Rankings ended Mid Valley’s season at 19-5.

Second-ranked Holy Redeemer (20-3) advances to face top-ranked Wyoming Seminary (24-2) February 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena at 8 p.m.

Wyoming Seminary 67, Lakeland 46

Dimitri Gnall scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Wyoming Seminary.

The Blue Knights put the game away early, opening a 40-12 halftime lead.

Jeremy Callahan added 14 points.

Lakeland was led by James Lewis with 14 points.

Wyoming Seminary ended Lakeland’s season in the District 2 playoffs for the second straight season.

The Chiefs improved from 6-17 a year ago to 15-9 this season.

Crestwood 44, Wallenpaupack 33

Crestwood held Wallenpaupack to 24 points through three quarters while opening a 12-point lead.

Ryan Petrosky scored 14 points, Camden Boris had 13 and Mike Palmiero added 12 for the Comets, who reached a final at Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time.

Elijah Rosenthal scored 15 points for Wallenpaupack, which will play Dallas Tuesday night for the third District 2 spot in the state Class 5A tournament.

 

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