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WILKES-BARRE -- Mia Hopkins hit another milestone on Tuesday, fueling Pittston Area's 69-28 win over Coughlin in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball game.

Hopkins, the Patriots' all-time scoring leader, scored 14 of her game-high 32 points in the first quarter to give her 1,500 on her career. Ali Brady added 12 points, while Liz Waleski had 10 as Pittston Area built a 35-7 halftime lead.

Marissa Ross finished with 14 points to lead Coughlin.

PITTSTON AREA (69): Jamie Chisdock 0 0-0 0, Liz Waleski 4 1-2 10, Amy Silinskie 0 0-0 0, Jackie Rabender 1 1-2 3, Mia Hopkins 12 8-8 32, Cales Owens 1 0-0 2, Ali Brady 5 0-0 12, Eastin Ashby 4 1-2 10. Totals 27 11-14 69.

COUGHLIN (28): Savanah Robinson 1 2-4 5, Casey Lello 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Steligo 0 0-0 0, Mary Tona 0 3-4 3, Kalie Reed 1 0-0 2, Kim Martinez 1 0-0 2, Keighlyn Oliver 1 0-0 2, Marissa Ross 7 0-2 14. Totals 11 5-10 28.

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3-Point Field Goals— PA 6 (Waleski 3, Brady 2, Ashby); COU 1 (Robinson)

H.S. Wrestling
Coughlin 46, Crestwood 20

The Crusaders kept the Comets winless in Division I of the Wyoming Valley Conference led by falls from Bill Poray (126), Paul Cole (170), Adam Giovanelli (182) and Jordan Phillips (220).

Crestwood's Dan Ritz earned a pin at 132.

106: Dylan Miale (Cre) dec Nick Yankoski 12-7, OT; 113: Bobby Hawkins (Cou) won by forfeit; 120: Mike Brown (Cou) dec Seth Korch 5-0; 126: Bill Poray (Cou) pinned Josh Prezkop 2:45; 132: Dan Ritz (Cre) pinned Eddie Ciprich 2:14; 138: Jerry Ryan (Cou) maj. dec. Michael Padden 17-8; 145: Matt Hammerstone (Cre) dec. Brandon Butry 11-4; 152: Michael Legg (Cre) tech. fall Dave Sterba 18-2; 160: Rico Colon (Cou) dec. Aaron Baratta 7-3; 170: Paul Cole (Cou) pinned Bryan Vargas :24; 182: Adam Giovanelli (Cou) pinned Luke Modrovsky 3:21; 195: Tyler Robinson (Cre) dec. Louis Foster 4-0; 220: Jordan Phillips (Cou) pinned Steffan Senczakowicz 3:10; 285: Brad Emerick (Cou) won by forfeit

Note: Match started at 132 pounds.

Benton 50, Southern Columbia 16

Led by pins from Dominic Vitale (160 pounds) and Logan Womelsdorf (195), the Tigers cruised to the victory.

Matthew Welliver added a victory via tech fall at 120 and Colt Cotten picked up a decision at 152 for Benton.

106: Alan Diltz (Ben) won by forfeit; 113: no contest; 120: Matthew Welliver (Ben) tech. fall Brett Shepard 19-4; 126: Kent Lane (SC) pinned Ronald Flick 2:38; 132: Diego Otero (SC) pinned Joseph Smith :16; 138: Zain Retherford (Ben) won by forfeit; 145: Russell Ramsey (Ben) won by forfeit; 152: Colt Cotten (Ben) dec. Blake Marks 7-6; 160: Dominic Vitale (Ben) pinned Steve Toczylousky :40; 170: Jeric Kasunic (Ben) won by forfeit; 182: Bradley Miccio (Ben) won by forfeit; 195: Logan Womelsdorf (Ben) pinned Ben Clark 1:38; 220: Jake Becker (SC) maj. dec. Marcus Welliver 17-3; 285: no contest

Note: Match started at 285 pounds

Men's Basketball
Penn State Wilkes-Barre 82, Penn State Lehigh Valley 44

Keith Johnson went 4-6 from behind the three-point arc and scored a game-high 19 points as Penn State Wilkes-Barre cruised to a victory over Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Jesse O'Connell added 15 points for the Nittany Lions, while Denzel Mensah chipped in 10.

King's Fiorino honored

After scoring a combined 46 points in two games and helping King's College notch two victories, Matt Fiorino earned Freedom Conference Player of the Week honors.

Fiorino scored a career-high 28 points in King's 71-54 victory over Wilkes University Jan. 16. Fiorino added another 18 points against Manhattanville College including four three-pointers, which moved him into second in King's history with 190 three-point field goals.

MU's Durling tabbed

Senior Kenny Durling was named a second-team pre-season All-American by d3baseball.com.

Last season, Durling hit .396 and led the Freedom Conference with 67 hits and 16 doubles, and set school records in total bases with 113 and RBIs with 52. He also led the Cougars to their second consecutive conference title.

Kachinko returns to King's

After retiring in 2009, Bernie Kachinko will return to coach the women's volleyball team at King's College.

In his 21-year career, Kachinko posted 403 victories, which makes him the winningest volleyball coach in King's history. He also earned Freedom Conference Coach of the Year three times.

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