Quantcast


Last updated: February 20. 2013 4:09AM - 581 Views

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

NANTICOKE — Alyssa Platko called it gut-check time for herself and her Holy Redeemer teammates.


Nanticoke probably felt like it had been punched in the gut.


Everyone else will just be talking about it for days to come.


Nanticoke scored five points with one second left on the clock to rally from a double-digit deficit, forcing overtime. From there, it was Holy Redeemer's Alexis Lewis that showed the ice water in her veins – scoring seven of the team's 10 points in the extra session, including 5-of-6 from the charity stripe – as the Royals squeaked out a 65-62 win in a WVC girls' basketball game.


It was so intense. Pittston was similar last year, but this was different, Platko said. We had to buckle down and get the win. We had to stay calm, since we were in foul trouble. It was an amazing game.


Quite simply, it was a comeback and ending for the ages.


The scoreboard showed double zeroes with Redeemer up five, 55-50, at the end of the fourth quarter. But the time actually didn't run out on the court as the officials deemed one second left. But before anyone in the gym knew that, the Redeemer bench was whistled for a technical foul.


One second was put on the clock by the officials. Heidi Kile, who pulled down rebound after rebound in the final quarter to rally the Trojans back from a 19-point deficit, calmly swished the two technical free throws.


Because of the technical, Nanticoke also got the ball at half-court. Alexandra Brassington threw the pass in to Lauren Rinehimer, who heaved up the nearly half-court shot. The ball floated through the air and didn't even touch rim – dropping through the nylon and to the hardwood court.


The smile never left her face as her teammates mobbed her as the deafening noise bounced off the walls.


She got it off, and it looked really good, Nanticoke head coach Al Yendrzeiwski said. You can't say you are expecting it to go in, but it looked really good and it dropped. It was a crazy, crazy ending to regulation.


Lewis brought the noise in the four-minute overtime.


She stepped to the foul line over and over, with Nanticoke within one possession of knotting the game again, and dropped each free throw through the net. She finished with a double-double, 28 points and 16 rebounds.


We want to get the ball in Alexis' hands as much as possible. She is such a good player that she draws so much attention, Redeemer head coach Chris Parker said. She's a clutch player. When the game is on the line, she wants the ball. Really, it was a team effort. Hats off to our girls. They played well, and worked their butts off defensively. Most teams in that situation, where a girl basically hits a half-court shot with one second left, would have folded. We showed heart, effort and commitment. We knew what was on the line and didn't give up.


Redeemer jumped out to a 38-19 lead in the third quarter, thanks to the strong one-two inside punch by Platko and Lewis, who combined for 45 of the Royals' 65 points.


But thanks to 11 points by Kile in the fourth quarter, and Brassington's 10 in the period, the Trojans rallied for overtime.


I told them that I am proud that we came back. To come back against a good team shows a lot of heart, Yendrzeiwski said. In the end, you can't get down by that much against a good team. We almost came back, but couldn't make enough plays in overtime to get the job done.


 



HOLY REDEEMER (65): Chelsea Skrepenak 0 1-2 1, Alexis Lewis 9 9-11 28, Alana Wilson 5 0-0 13, Alyssa Platko 8 1-3 17, Lydia Lawson 2 0-3 4, Sara Altemose 0 0-0 0, Brianne Frascella 1 0-0 2, Kayla Hons 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 25 10-17 65.



NANTICOKE (62): Alexandra Brassington 8 4-7 22, Brittany Sugalski 1 1-2 3, Kayley Schinski 3 4-6 13, Kassie Schinski 0 1-2 1, Heidi Kile 6 3-3 15, Lauren Rinehimer 3 1-3 8, Chelsea Swanberry 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 21 14-23 62.

























Holy Redeemer1013171510—65
Nanticoke10811267—62


3-Point Field Goals— HR 4 (Wilson 3, Lewis); NANT 6 (Kayley Schinski 3, Brassington 2, Rinehimer)


Lake-Lehman 48, Meyers 38

Danae Sutliff scored a team-high 13 points to lead Lake-Lehman to a victory over Meyers.


Emily Sutton chipped in 12 for Lake-Lehman, while Cayle Spencer added 11.


Salimah Biggs scored a game-high 17 points, including three three-pointers, to lead Meyers.



MEYERS (38): Brianna DiMaggio 2 0-2 2, Cathy Quinones 2 0-0 4, Tiffany Muniz 0 0-0 0, Salimah Biggs 7 0-0 17, Ebony Marshall 1 1-2 3, Sarah McCann 0 0-0 0, Alice Moses 0 0-0 0, Tahya Mutia 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Winder 6 0-0 12, Totals 17 1-4 38.



LAKE-LEHMAN (48): Karen Yamrick 2 0-0 4, Jen Konopinski 2 0-0 4, Emily Sutton 5 2-4 12, Cayle Spencer 3 5-8 11, Danae Sutliff 6 0-0 13, Nicole O'Connor 2 0-0 4, Totals 20 7-12 48.























Meyers691112—38
Lake-Lehman1013178—48


3-Point Field Goals— MEY 3 (Biggs 3); LEH 1 (Sutliff)


Hanover Area 65, MMI Prep 18

Haylee Bobos scored a game-high 12 points as Hanover Area cruised to a victory over MMI Prep.


Asdone Hooper added 10 points for Hanover, while Samantha Masher chipped in nine.


Rachel Stanziola led MMI Prep with eight points.



MMI PREP (18): Kristen Purcell 0 0-1 0, Rachel Stanziola 4 0-0 8, Gabriella Lobitz 1 0-0 2, Maria Carrato 2 0-0 4, Aries Klesh 2 0-0 4, Totals 9 0-2 18.



HANOVER AREA (65): Asdone Hooper 3 4-8 10, Marissa Keegan 2 0-0 4, Mickee Kaminski 3 0-0 6, Julie Mizenko 2 2-2 6, Haylee Bobos 5 2-2 12, Amber Grohowski 3 0-2 6, Samantha Masher 4 1-2 9, Amanda Sirak 1 0-0 2, Chyanne Fine 3 2-2 8, Tiffany McCary 1 0-0 2, Totals 27 11-18 65.























MMI Prep08100—18
Hanover Area13181814—65


3-Point Field Goals— MMI 0; HAN 0


Dallas 61, Coughlin 27

Ashley Dunbar scored 13 points, including one three-pointer, to lead Dallas to a double-digit victory over Coughlin.


Tanner Englehart chipped in 12 points for Dallas.


Marissa Ross scored a team-high nine points for Coughlin.



DALLAS (61): Ashley Dunbar 5 2-2 13, Taylor Kelley 2 0-0 4, Tanner Englehart 4 3-6 12, Talia Szatkowski 0 0-2 0, Jessica Hiscox 3 0-0 7, Samantha Missal 3 0-0 6, Abbie Bendick 0 0-0 0, Emilie Zawatski 0 0-0 0, Kayla Gleco 0 0-0 0, Nicki Wren 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Cybulski 2 0-0 4, Mercedes Whittaker 0 0-0 0, Katie Kravitsky 0 0-0 0, Maggie Michael 1 3-4 6, Rachel Olszeweski 3 0-1 6, Totals 25 8-16 61.



COUGHLIN (27): Savanah Robinson 1 1-2 3, Cami Ivey 0 2-2 2, Casey Lello 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Steligo 1 0-0 2, Mary Tona 1 2-2 5, Calie Reed 1 0-0 2, Kim Martinez 0 0-0 0, Keighlyn Oliver 2 0-0 4, Marissa Ross 3 3-6 9, Totals 10 7-12 27.























Dallas19131712—61
Coughlin9468—27


3-Point Field Goals— DAL 4 (Dunbar, Englehart, Histcoks, Michael); COU 0


Pocono Mountain West 66, Crestwood 54

Rebecca Rutkowski scored 22 points for the Comets in a non-conference loss at home.


Maury Cronauer hit three threes for Crestwood to finish with 15 points while Maddie Ritsick added 10.



POCONO MOUNTAIN WEST (66): Jackie Benitez 5 6-8 17, Ramonia Benitez 9 3-4 24, Stephanie Davis 4 2-4 11, Kaitlin Yokum 0 0-0 0, Naomi Jimenez 5 2-2 12, Qianna Wilson 1 0-0 2, Kira Flaherty 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 13-16 66.



CRESTWOOD (54): Gabby Lutz 1 1-2 3, Carina Mazzoni 0 0-0 0, Rebecca Rutkowski 10 1-2 22, Abbie Macko 0 0-0 0, Rachael Ritz 0 0-0 0, Maury Cronauer 6 0-0 15, Heather Muse 1 1-2 3, Taryn Wojnar 0 0-0 0, Maddie Ritsick 4 2-2 10, Deidra Ciaverella 0 0-0 0, Dallas Kendra 0 1-2 1. Totals 22 6-10 54.























Pocono Mountain West9191721—66
Crestwood11131218—54


3-Point Field Goals— PMW 5 (R. Benitez 3, J. Benitez, Davis); CRE 4 (Cronauer 3, Rutkowski)


Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com