BOYS ROUNDUP: Merrifield leads West victory

BOYS ROUNDUP: Merrifield leads West victory

Cayden Merrifield scored 34 points Monday afternoon when West Scranton edged visiting Williamsport, 72-69, in a non-league game to extend its boys basketball winning streak to five games.

The Invaders suffered their only loss in the opener against Dunmore.

Williamsport led, 33-32, at halftime despite 21 points by Merrifield.

Merrifield, who hit four 3-pointers, got offensive support from Londell Wright and Nick Forsette with 15 and 11 points respectively.

The Invaders took a 10-point lead by outscoring the Millionaires, 22-11, in the third quarter, then held off a fourth-quarter rally.

Ahmir Ellzy led Williamsport with 20 points.

Wyoming Area 74, Pittston Area 41

The teams combined for 18 baskets from 3-point range in the 15th annual Eugene R. DeMinico Memorial Game at Wyoming Area.

Brennan Higgins had 12 of his 18 points in the first quarter when Pittston Area took a 22-14 lead. He was selected as his team’s Most Valuable Player in the game.

Higgins and Mike George each hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter.

J.J. Walsh joined in from there. After a scoreless first quarter, he finished with 16 points with the help of four of his team’s 10 baskets from beyond the arc.

Wyoming Area got 24 of its 41 points on 3-pointers.

Jake Greenfield had four 3-pointers and 16 points while earning MVP honors for the Warriors.

Wallenpaupack 50, Dunmore 36

Wallenpaupack continued to protect District 2’s only perfect boys record, winning its sixth straight by beating visiting Dunmore.

The Buckhorns are ranked second among Big Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Abington Heights 60, Pocono Mountain West 25

Abington Heights snapped a two-game losing streak in the road win.

Elk Lake 58, Northeast Bradford 44

Elk Lake broke a three-game losing streak with a victory at Northeast Bradford for its first win since Opening Night.

Bloomsburg 51, Northwest 31

Cade Klinger had 10 of his 13 points in the first half to lead host Bloomsburg to the victory.

Bloomsburg held Northwest to one field goal in the first quarter and three in the first half while building a 27-7 lead.

Walker Yaple led the Rangers with seven points.

Elsewhere

East Stroudsburg Notre Dame downed visiting Mountain View, 67-47. … North Pocono defeated visiting Mid Valley, 60-40. … Host Honesdale topped Stroudsburg, 60-48. … Carbondale downed visiting Forest City, 71-55, in the second game of a girls-boys doubleheader.

 

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