Hazleton Area is the first team to clinch at least a share of first place in a District 2 girls basketball division this season.
Wyoming Valley West, however, made the Lady Cougars wait a little longer before clinching the title outright.
Toni Amato scored 19 points Saturday afternoon when the Lady Spartans went on the road to pull off a 44-41 Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 upset.
Wyoming Valley West snapped an 11-game winning streak by Hazleton Area, which stills leads the division by 3 ½ games.
Amato hit three 3-pointers and got the Lady Spartans into an early lead that they held throughout most of the game.
Marissa Trivelpiece led Hazleton Area with 17 points.
Dunmore 53, Loyalsock Township 40
Moriah Murray scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures when unbeaten Dunmore defeated host Loyalsock Township in a game between state-ranked Class 3A teams.
The Lady Bucks are ranked third in the state by both the Harrisburg-based PennLive.com and the Pittsburgh-area Trib Total Media. They broke an eight-game winning streak by Loyalsock, which is 17-2 and ranked fourth by Trib Total Media and seventh by PennLive.
Murray hit two late 3-pointers to extend the Dunmore lead from eight to 14.
Gianna Delfino had six points and Lisa Tallo had five in the third quarter when the Lady Bucks opened a 24-20 halftime lead to 40-27.
Delfino finished with 12 points, Tallo 11 and Victoria Toomey 10.
Summer McNulty and Maddie Fox scored 12 points each for Loyalsock Township. Sarah Van Fleet had 11.
Holy Redeemer 61, Northwest 21
Holy Redeemer destroyed Northwest in a meeting of defending division champions, holding the Lady Rangers without a field goal in the first half while taking a 49-2 lead.
The Division 2 leaders remained unbeaten in the WVC with the crossover win.
Sam Yencha had all 15 of her points in the first half. She had 11 for a 24-1 lead after one quarter.
Cameron Marcinkowski and Julia Andrejko added 11 points each.
Maddie McLendon led Northwest with eight points.
Nanticoke 45, Meyers 34
Lauren Casey scored 12 points for Nanticoke in the WVC crossover win.
Pittston Area 35, Coughlin 20
Pittston Area shut out Coughlin in the fourth quarter of the WVC Division 1 game to break away from a tie through three quarters.
Lily Savoy led the Lady Patriots with 10 points.
Scranton 59, Honesdale 41
Three Scranton players posted double-doubles in the Lackawanna crossover wins.
Colette Mulderig had 26 points and 10 rebounds. Ky’ani Harbin had 13 points and 21 rebounds. Sophia Glogowski had 13 points and 10 assists.
Lydia Grossman led Honesdale with 12 points.
Dallas 47, Susquehanna 40
Bella Hill scored nine of her 12 points in the fourth quarter when Dallas outscored host Susquehanna, 16-1, to overcome an eight-point deficit in the non-league win.
Julia Kocher scored all 6 of her points in the fourth quarter and Haley Habrack had 7 of her 10 in the second half.
Mackenzie Steele had 17 points and Taylor Huyck 15 for Susquehanna.
Riverside 71, Mountain View 27
Julia Antoniacci scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half when Riverside took a 48-14 lead.
Kayla Rose had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Alese Karpinski had 11 points and Emily Taylor 9.
Pocono Mountain West 53, Wallenpaupack 42
Taliyah Malone and Aiyanalee Owens scored 15 points each to lead Pocono Mountain West to the non-league win, snapping a six-game Wallenpaupack winning streak.
Megan Guerrieri led the Lady Buckhorns with 16 points.
Lake-Lehman routed MMI Prep, 63-25, in a WVC crossover. … Old Forge defeated Carbondale, 47-35, in Lackawanna Division 3. … Forest City defeated Lackawanna Trail, 36-29, in Lackawanna Division 4.