BOYS ROUNDUP: Invaders roll to Finan title

Finan Tournament committee members pose with all-tournament players who participated in Tuesday's championship game. From left: Lori Lee, West Scranton's Lewin Fernandez, Carbondale's  Jesse Miller, West Scranton's Cayden Merrifield and Ellen Finan Cummings.
Finan Tournament committee members pose with all-tournament players who participated in Tuesday's championship game. From left: Lori Lee, West Scranton's Lewin Fernandez, Carbondale's Jesse Miller, West Scranton's Cayden Merrifield and Ellen Finan Cummings.

Brandon Barnes got West Scranton started and when tournament Most Valuable Player Cayden Merrifield joined in, the Invaders quickly ran away from host Carbondale for a 66-32 victory in the championship game of the Jerry Finan Memorial Tournament Tuesday night.

Barnes scored 9 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter when West Scranton took a 14-6 lead.

Merrifield made three 3-pointers during the second quarter when the Invaders scored 24 points to build a 33-15 halftime advantage. He had 13 of 18 points in the quarter while Barnes added 7 more.

Londell Wright hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with eight points.

Lewin Fernandez, who had four points in the final, made the all-tournament team from West Scranton.

Carbondale was led by Jay Allen with nine points. Ray Ofner added seven, all in the first half.

Jesse Miller represented the Chargers on the all-tournament team. He finished with four points.

Honesdale 72, Forest City 27

Honesdale won easily in the third-place game of the Finan Tournament.

Chris Cespedes from Honesdale and Jay Lipko from Forest City made the all-tournament team.

Western Wayne 62, Dunmore 51

Zach Rovinsky poured in 27 points to lead Western Wayne to a 62-51 victory over visiting Dunmore.

The Wildcats outscored the Bucks, 19-10, in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game.

Zane Janiszewski (13), Thomas Chernansky (11) and Matt Henneforth (10) also scored in double figures for Western Wayne.

Dallas 62, North Pocono 61

Dallas trailed much of the game, but Austin Finarelli tipped in a shot with less than 20 seconds remaining to complete a comeback and home-court victory.

Nick Nocito hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points. Finarelli had the other Dallas 3-pointers and added 14.

Jack Farrell, who five days earlier was playing in the state championship game, scored 13 points.

Zach Walsh led North Pocono with 23 points. He made five of his team’s 11 baskets from 3-point range.