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February 20. 2013 12:39AM
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WILKES-BARRE — It was another fitting shot for Chris Shovlin. With 3.4 seconds left, the Wilkes guard tied it with another three from well beyond the arc, tying the game with Scranton on his 1,000th career point for the Colonels.


The celebration didn't last.


Scranton quickly heaved the inbound pass up to Ross Danzig, who matched Shovlin's impressive shot by draining a 24-footer at the buzzer to give the Royals a pulse-pounding 71-68 win on Thursday at the Marts Center.


We practice that, believe it or not. We practice those situations, Royals coach Carl Danzig said of the desperation three that prevented overtime. The kids kind of laugh at me sometimes like, ‘C'mon, coach.' But this the second time we did it (this season).


And it gave Scranton a perfect 2-0 sweep for the second straight year in the newly formed Cross County Challenge featuring Wilkes, King's and Marywood.


The Colonels (6-5) had upended Marywood on Wednesday and looked to be headed for an extra five minutes in the tournament when Shovlin launched his deep three.


But with just over three seconds left on the clock, Wilkes was slow to get back at the other end.


If there was something that was a fault of ours, was after Chris hit the three, some guys were rejoicing a little bit, Wilkes coach Jerry Rickrode said. And I don't think we got back and matched real well.


Chris tries to take the blame and says he tried to jump for the steal (on the ensuing inbound), but he shouldn't have been the one (back to break it up). He shot the ball. Everybody else should have matched.


Shovlin finished with a game-high 35 points – the only Wilkes player in double figures. He was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Pat Furst.


Thanks in part to his buzzer-beating heroics, Danzig (17 points) was named tournament MVP.



 



SCRANTON (71): Ross Danzig 4-13 7-7 17, Tommy Morgan 5-13 3-5 15, Travis Farrell 1-4 2-4 5, Tim Lavelle 1-3 2-2 4, Brendan Boken 6-8 9-10 21, Michael Barr 3-4 0-0 7, Jason Pierce 1-2 0-0 2, Kyle Ranck 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-48 23-28 71.



WILKES (68): Tyler Breznitsky 2-12 0-0 5, Cameron Hinkel 2-2 1-2 7, Chris Shovlin 10-24 9-12 35, Jim Brackett 1-2 0-0 3, Nic Wilkins 3-8 1-1 7, Jeremy Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, Alec Wizar 0-0 0-0 0, Pat Furst 3-4 2-3 9, Cliff Richardson 0-2 0-0 0, Brendan Sheldon 0-1 2-2 2, Lee Strause 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 15-20 68.



Halftime— Wilkes, 32-31



3-point field goals— US 6-15 (Morgan 2-4, Danzig 2-5, Farrell 1-2, Barr 1-2, Lavelle 0-2); WU 11-24 (Shovlin 6-10, Hinkel 2-2, Brackett 1-2, Furst 1-2, Breznitsky 1-4, Wilkins 0-1, Hartman 0-1, Richardson 0-2)


Monarchs handle Marywood

In the opening game of the night, King's coach J.P. Andrejko moved into sole possession of second place on the program's all-time wins list as the Monarchs dusted off Marywood 83-47.


It was the 191st victory in 12 seasons for Andrejko, one more than Ken Atkins (1983-96). He trails Ed Donohue (1968-83) by 10 wins for the school record.


King's (6-7) returns to Freedom Conference play on Wednesday coming off of one of its most balanced performances of the season.


Tonight I thought was a real big step for this team, Andrejko said.


The Monarchs held the Pacers (2-9) to 34 percent shooting. They dominated the glass to the tune of 51-32, including 18 offensive rebounds.


Five Monarchs finished in double figures, led by junior Joe Caffrey's career-high 15 points. It was the second straight start at the point for the Coughlin grad, who added eight assists and was named to the all-tournament team.


Joey has the ability to (do everything), Andrejko said. He's been so solid all year as far as running the team and distributing. But he has the ability to score.



 



MARYWOOD (47): Ryan Corrigan 0-3 2-2 2, Shane Kellaher 1-3 0-0 3, Matt Tintle 2-7 1-2 6, Kendall Harris 8-17 1-6 18, Andrew Andrle 2-4 0-0 6, Ryan McGee 0-1 0-0 0, Ian Stout 1-4 0-2 2, Timothy Parker 0-2 0-0 0, James Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Cory Callejas 2-3 0-0 4, Kristopher Teape 0-0 2-3 2, Daniel Tintle 2-4 0-1 4, Jonathan Velazquez 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 18-53 6-16 47.



KING'S (83): Matt Fiorino 3-6 2-2 11, Joe Caffrey 6-10 0-0 15, Kyle Hammonds 5-12 0-0 11, Tom Heston 1-2 2-2 6, Ian Oakley 1-5 1-4 3, Alex Cardoza 2-3 0-0 4, Rich Douglas 0-2 0-0 0, Connor Hughes 1-2 0-1 2, Tim O'Shea 3-6 0-1 6, Mike Foster 5-10 0-0 14, Keyton Winder 6-11 0-0 13, Dalton Ell 0-1 0-0 0, Ian Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Pat O'Donnell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-71 5-10 83..



Halftime— King's, 35-18



3-point field goals— MU 5-15 (Andrle 2-3, Kellaher 1-2, Harris 1-2, M. Tintle 1-4, Corrigan 0-1, McGee 0-1, Callejas 0-1, Velazquez 0-1); KC 12-27 (Foster 4-7, Caffrey 3-4, Fiorino 3-6, Winder 1-2, Hammonds 1-7, Ell 0-1)




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