GIRLS ROUNDUP: Toomey, Lady Bucks repeat

GIRLS ROUNDUP: Toomey, Lady Bucks repeat

Dunmore’s dominance continues.

The Lady Bucks won their fourth straight Lynett Memorial Tournament Saturday night at Lackawanna College while remaining unbeaten on the season with a 57-25 rout of Holy Cross.

Just two days after being put to its toughest test in a 7-0 start, Dunmore overwhelmed Holy Cross right from the opening possession.

Dunmore led 8-0 early. By the end of the first quarter, Victoria Toomey was 6-for-6 from the floor and the Lady Bucks had a 19-5 lead.

Toomey repeated her tournament Most Valuable Player Award by finishing with 23 points, 3 blocked shots and 3 steals. She shot 10-for-16 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the line.

By halftime, the lead was at 38-9.

Dunmore shot 55.2 percent (16-for-29) from the floor, 60 percent (3-for-5) from 3-point range and 100 percent (3-for-3) from the foul line in the first half.

At the same time, it was holding Holy Cross to 11.1 percent on 2-for-18 shooting.

Freshman Moriah Murray went 7-for-11, including 3-for-5 on 3-pointers, to finish with 18 points.

Gianna Delfino and Lisa Tallo seldom shot and scored just three points each, but each finished in double figures in other statistical categories.

Delfino, an all-tournament selection, had 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

Tallo had 10 assists and 6 rebounds.

Dunmore built the lead as high as 53-16 late in the third quarter.

Haley Bestrycki had 10 points and 6 rebounds to lead Holy Cross (4-4). She made the all-tournament team.

Scranton Prep 56, Scranton 27

Scranton Prep used defense to bounce back from its first loss.

The Classics led just 14-12 after one quarter before shutting down the Lady Knights.

Scranton Prep forced 23 turnovers and built a 22-2 advantage in points off turnovers. The Classics allowed just three second-half field goals.

Cecelia Collins scored a game-high 12 points.

Rachael Rose led the pressure defense, finishing with 10 points, 7 steals, 6 assists and 5rebounds.

The Classics (7-1) showed off their balance.

Kathleen Rose, who had four assists, and Maria Belardi, who had six rebounds, scored eight points each. Elisa Penetar added six points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Colette Mulderig went 7-for-8 from the line while leading Scranton with 13 points and 8 rebounds. The Lady Knights did not have another player with more than three points.

Rachael Rose and Mulderig made the all-tournament team.

Scranton Prep led into the fourth quarter Thursday before dropping a battle of unbeatens with Dunmore, 51-41.

Old Forge 40, North Pocono 24

Abbey Nee scored 15 points to lead Old Forge over the hosts in the James Akens/North Pocono Boosters Tournament final.

Olivia Ciullo added 14 points in the win and made the all-tournament team.

Lindsey Walsh from Old Forge was selected tournament Most Valuable Player. Welsh had 19 points in the 48-30 semifinal win over Wyoming Valley West Thursday and contributed in the championship game with defense, playmaking and rebounding.

Wyoming Valley West 49, Pocono Mountain East 32

Wyoming Valley West used the win to take third place at North Pocono.

Wyoming Seminary 56, Wyoming Area 45

Ally Vezendy scored 17 points and kept Wyoming Seminary close until it could pull out the win with a big fourth quarter.

The fourth was the only quarter in which the Blue Knights outscored the Lady Warriors, but they did so by an 18-5 margin to rally from a 40-38 deficit.

Maaike Reitsma added 12 points. Mia Raineri had 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Alex Wesneski grabbed 10 rebounds and joined Margaret Mihalick and Kate Getz in supplying 4 steals each.

Nicole Silinskie hit four 3-pointers while scoring 20 points to lead Wyoming Area. Cassidy Orzel added 12 points.

Wyoming Seminary shot 13-for-21 from the line, including 11-for-18 in the fourth quarter, while Wyoming Area was just 6-for-19.

Silinskie hit two 3-pointers and scored seven points in the first quarter, which ended in a 10-10 tie.

Vezendy scored six points in the second quarter and seven more in the third.

Silinskie’s nine-point third quarter, with the help of her third and fourth 3-pointers of the game, kept Wyoming Area in front.

Raineri had eight points in the fourth quarter when she was 6-for-6 from the line. Reitsma hit a 3-pointer and made both her foul shots.

Pittston Area 58, Forest City 37

Nicole Zambetti scored 13 points and helped get Pittston Area out to a strong start in the non-league game.

Six Lady Patriots scored either two or three points in the first quarter to help Pittston Area to a 15-2 lead.

Zambetti hit two more 3-pointers in the second quarter, giving her three for the half, to help build the lead to 32-16.

Lily Savoy added 10 points.

Bella Pliska scored 17 points and Sarah Korty had 10 for Forest City.

Wyalusing Valley 61, MMI Prep 34

MMI Prep fell in the consolation game of the Lady Raider Tournament at Montgomery.

 

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