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DALLAS – Crestwood broke open a tight game with a 23-9 run in the third quarter to defeat Dallas 64-46 in Wyoming Valley Conference Division I boys basketball Thursday night.


Brady Gallagher's 17 points paced the Comets (1-0, 6-3), while Steve Roberts added 13 and Chris Fazzini scored 11.


Dallas' Matt Ross drained six three-pointers for a game-high 18 points.



CRESTWOOD (64): Brady Gallagher 4 7-8 17, Robbie Hopkins 0 2-2 2, Cole Wasco 2 2-2 8, Jason Dotzel 0 1-2 1, Brian Markowski 3 3-6 9, Steve Roberts 5 2-4 13, Chris Fazzini 4 2-8 11, John Malkemes 1 0-0 3. Totals 19 19-32 64.



DALLAS (46): Chad DeBona 0 0-1 0, Darik Johnson 4 0-0 8, Stephen Wempa 1 2-2 4, Suk Mathon 2 0-0 4, Matt Ross 6 0-0 18, Omar Nijmeh 2 1-2 7, Allen Fell 2 1-2 5. Totals 17 4-7 36.























Crestwood9222310—64
Dallas141796—46


3-Point Field Goals— CR 7 (Gallagher 2, Wasco 2, Roberts, Fazzoni, Malkemas); DAL 8 (Ross 6, Nijmeh 2)


Hazleton Area 85, Tunkhannock 54

Hazleton Area scored as many points in the second quarter (20) as Tunkhannock did the entire first half in a win at home.


Sal Biasi led the Cougars (1-0 Div. I, 5-3) with a game-high 28 points, while Brett Barron connected on five jumpers from three-point range on his way to 19 points. Kurtis Wright chipped in 11.


Sean Soltysiak led the Tigers (0-1, 1-7) with 22 points.



TUNKHANNOCK (54): Brent Christy 0 2-2 2, Austin Yanora 1 0-0 2, Jordan Faux 3 2-2 8, Jimmy DeWitt 3 0-0 6, Sean Soltysiak 10 1-4 22, Adam Billings 1 2-2 4, Brian Stephenson 2 2-4 6, Matt Grebeck 0 0-0 0, Brian Beauchemin 0 0-0 0, Eric Stamer 1 2-2 4. Totals 21 11-16 54.



HAZLETON AREA (85): Sal Biasi 11 3-5 28, Chris Woodring 0 0-0 0, Brett Barron 6 2-2 19, William Hierro 0 0-0 0, Kurtis Wright 4 3-4 11, Richard Abreau 2 0-0 4, Deivon Barlow 2 0-0 4, Jon Fogarty 2 0-1 4, Abel Felix 2 0-0 4, Kyle Karmonic 2 3-4 7, Hunter Samec 2 0-0 4. Totals 33 11-16 85.























Tunkhannock1191222—54
Hazleton Area19202719—85


3-Point Field Goals— TUN 1 (Soltysiak); HAZ 8 (Barron 5, Biasi 3)


Pittston Area 65, Berwick 49

Pittston Area pulled away from Berwick with big second and third quarters to earn a win on the road.


Mason Gross' 15 points led the Patriots (1-0 Div. I, 5-4), while Michael Schwab added 13 points.


Zach Ladonis led the Bulldogs (0-1, 1-7) with 12 points.



PITTSTON AREA (65): Michael Schwab 5 3-5 13, Jay Crawford 1 0-1 2, Emmett James 2 2-4 9, James Tobisch 3 3-4 9, Mason Gross 6 3-4 15, Michael Dalaney 2 0-0 4, Kyle Gattuso 3 4-4 13. Totals 21 15-22 65.



BERWICK (49): Josh Edwards 0 2-2 2, Jeremy Clausen 2 1-2 5, Will Morales 1 1-2 3, Tyler Evans 3 0-0 6, Matt Dalo 1 4-4 6, Will Updegrove 2 0-0 4, CJ Curry 1 0-0 2, Eric May 3 0-0 9, Zach Ladonis 4 4-5 12. Totals 14 12-15 49.























Pittston Area13201319—65
Berwick 1210819—49


3-Point Field Goals— PA 2 (James, Gattuso); BER 3 (Evans 2, May)


Standing


Wyoming Valley Conference










































































Division

Overall

Division I

W

L

W

L
Crestwood 1063
Hazleton Area 1053
Pittston Area 1054
Wyoming Valley West 1045
Coughlin 0127
Berwick 0117
Tunkhannock 0117
Dallas 0118




















































Division

Overall

Division II

W

L

W

L
Nanticoke 0045
Lake-Lehman 0034
GAR 0027
Holy Redeemer 0017
Wyoming Area 0018




















































Division

Overall

Division III

W

L

W

L
Meyers0071
Wyoming Seminary0061
Hanover Area 0045
MMI Prep 0025
Northwest 0017

 



Thursday's results


Crestwood 64, Dallas 46


Hazleton Area 85, Tunkhannock 54


Pittston Area 65, Berwick 49


Wyoming Valley West 73, Coughlin 57



Today's games



(7:15 p.m.)


GAR at MMI Prep


Hanover Area at Northwest


Lake-Lehman at Holy Redeemer


Nanticoke at Wyoming Area


Wyoming Seminary at Meyers



Saturday's games



(7:15 p.m.)


Berwick at Crestwood


Dallas at Coughlin


Hazleton Area at Pittston Area


Wyoming Valley West at Tunkhannock





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