Last updated: March 01. 2014 12:23PM - 1281 Views
By - nwagner@civitasmedia.com



The Pittston Area student section is out in full force to root on the Patriots against GAR in a District 2 Class 3A boys basketball semifinal at Wilkes University's Marts Center on Tuesday night.
The Pittston Area student section is out in full force to root on the Patriots against GAR in a District 2 Class 3A boys basketball semifinal at Wilkes University's Marts Center on Tuesday night.
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So, a gorilla, a banana, a bumble bee, a wizard and Fred Flinstone walk into a gym.


The start og a bad joke?


Nope. The start of a Pittston Area basketball game.


If you attended Pittston Area’s two games this past week, you would know that.


A flock of Pittston Area students came out to Wilkes University for Tuesday’s District 2 Class AAA semifinal game against GAR. The same could be said for the final last Friday at Lackawanna College against Abington Heights.


There have been several names for the student section floating around Twitter over the last week or so. But coach Alan Keisinger Tweeted following Tuesday night’s win, “Coach K’s Krazies, Thank You! #Team.”


Lets go with that. The coach K (Alan Keisinger) from Pittston Area, of course. Not the one from Tobacco Road.


Every good student section must have a core of people who take it to the next level each and every night. This one is no exception.


Nick Allardyce (gorilla), Taylor Powers (wizard) and Doug Turonis (banana) have spearheaded the operation, with the help of RJ Haas, Jordan Consagra and several other students.


But we can’t forget one of the funniest moments you’ll ever see at a basketball game.


Everyone at Wilkes had their eyes focused on the door when a road marker came walking in. Albert Zuba had the orange and white drum wrapped around his body and the light on top of his head. At halftime, Zuba made his way to the court, lowered himself into the drum, and put the top on.


Flashing light and all, he looked like he should have been straddling one of the ever-growing potholes in the Wyoming Valley.


Throughout the game, the Krazies sparked Pittston Area time and time again — especially when the Patriots opened a 9-0 lead on the Grenediers.


The Krazies have perfected one cheer in particular. Anytime something positive happens for Pittston Area, the Krazies chant, “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!” Each and every time, it’s on cue and in sync.


Keisinger’s Patriots certainly notice what the section does. Just ask swingman James Emmett. As the football team’s quarterback, Emmett knows all about what it takes to get a team excited. He also started the game against GAR by making a pair of threes.


“They are insane. They were ready this morning,” Emmett said. “They are all dress up and we probably wouldn’t be able to do this without them. We love them.”


 
 
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