GIRLS ROUNDUP: Dunmore, Riverside remain unbeaten

Dunmore showed extreme balance while winning a non-league battle of unbeaten girls basketball teams Thursday night.

Moriah Murray scored 13 points to lead four double figures scorers in a 54-27 win over visiting Parkland.

Lisa Tallo added 12 points and helped the Lady Bucks (5-0) break away to start the second half.

Victoria Toomey and Gianna Delfino added 10 points each.

Dunmore is the early leader in the playoff points standings in District 2 Class 3A where it is the defending champion.

Parkland is a Class 6A school from District 11 with an enrollment nearly seven times the size of Dunmore – 1,178 girls in three grades, compared to 171.

The Lady Bucks, however, were again too strong for their opponent. They have outscored a challenging schedule by an average of 37.4 points to date.

Parkland was within, 21-15, at halftime, but Tallo hit a 3-pointer to open the second half and scored again later in the 13-1 run to a 34-16 lead late in the third quarter.

Riverside 55, Scranton 44

Kayla Rose led the way as Riverside rallied from a 10-point deficit by outscoring Scranton, 27-6, in the fourth quarter.

“I really feel like we grew up as a team in the fourth quarter and that type of competition is going to pay off for us down the road,” Riverside coach Jack Mekilo said. “When it mattered most, we were relentless.

“That’s something we can build on.”

The Lady Vikes became the first District 2 girls team to reach 6-0 by beating last season’s District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional finalists.

Rose had 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter. Julia Antoniacci went 4-for-4 from the line in the last minute to finish with 12 points.

“It’s the best feeling in the world having Julia going to the line,” Mekilo said. “Everyone in the gym knew she was making them all.”

Colette Mulderig led Scranton with 15 points.

Elsewhere

Old Forge bounced back from its first loss to beat Lackawanna Trail, 67-28. … Lakeland edged Montrose, 48-43. … GAR routed Elk Lake, 57-27. … Stroudsburg defeated Honesdale, 45-32.