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February 19. 2013 10:45PM
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WILKES-BARRE – The night couldn't have gone much better for Meyers.


The Mohawks jumped to a big lead. Senior Ryan Krawczeniuk netted his 1,000th career point. And a championship rematch turned into a rout.


As impressive as Meyers' 59-41 non-league boys basketball victory over Holy Cross was Tuesday night, there was an air of trepidation as well.


I reminded them about when we went to Holy Cross last year and it was a very similar score, Meyers coach Pat Toole said of last season's 57-35 loss. We got clobbered up there. But we didn't have Eugene (Lewis), and we were still experimenting with some playing combinations. They will be a much, much tougher team come districts.


And much healthier. Or at least the Crusaders (3-2) should be. Starting guard Corey Joyce (ankle) missed the game, while starting forwards Joshua Kosin (illness) and Connor Jones (ankle) didn't start.


The absence of the three starters – and particularly the 6-foot-6 Kosin – allowed Meyers (5-0) to carve up Holy Cross inside early. The Mohawks' 6-6 senior Rasheed Moore and 6-4 junior Tyriek Steward combined to score the game's first 12 points. Krawczeniuk then nailed a three-pointer for a 15-0 lead at 3:27 of the first quarter.


Kosin entered the game at that point, and the Crusaders played Meyers evenly until an 11-0 Mohawk run midway through the second quarter.


Unfortunately, we knew that was a situation that could happen with our guys banged up and not healthy, Holy Cross coach Al Callejas said. That's the biggest thing; we have to get healthy again. We struggled in every phase of the game, and I feel Meyers is in mid-season form already.


Callejas emphasized he wasn't using his team's health issues as an excuse. But the near-capacity crowd was expecting close game between defending District 2 Class 2A champ Meyers and D2-2A runner-up Holy Cross, not a 30-point gap less than two minutes into the third quarter.


As for Krawczeniuk, he needed 12 points to reach 1,000. He got the final point necessary on a free throw at 7:04 of the third quarter. He finished with a game-high 20 points. Moore added 15 and Steward netted 14, with the duo showing athleticism and power inside throughout.


The game was part of a trio of contest that will test Meyers, which entered the season ranked third in the state in Class 2A. Holy Cross was atop the 2A rankings. The Mohawks travel to Philadelphia on Saturday to play Math, Civics & Sciences, which is ranked first in Class A. Then they play Abington Heights, the state's sixth-ranked team in 3A and the favorite to win the D2-3A championship.


We loaded up the preseason schedule so we can get ourselves ready for league games and hopefully get us a district title again, Krawczeniuk said. We've got to be ready.



Meyers 59, Holy Cross 41



HOLY CROSS (41): Joshua Kosin 4 4-6 12, Eric Nelson 0 0-0 0, Tim Krupski 0 0-1 0, Nick Vinansky 0 1-2 1, Connor Callejas 0 0-0 0, Danny Bormes 1 0-0 3, Brandon Leese 2 0-0 4, Kerry Kearney 1 2-2 5, Kyler Kovaleski 1 0-0 2, Liam Jones 0 0-0 0, Casey Gaughan 2 0-0 5, Rob Torre 1 2-4 5, Masen Suhadolnik 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 9-15 41.



MEYERS (59): Matt DeMarco 1 0-0 3, Tyon Thomas 0 0-0 0, Michael Kendra 0 0-1 0, Ryan Krawczeniuk 6 7-9 20, CJ Szafron 1 0-2 2, Rasheed Moore 6 3-3 15, Tyler Smallcomb 0 0-0 0, Anthony Havard 2 1-1 5, Tyriek Stewart 5 4-4 14, Teaguen Labatch 0 0-1 0. Totals 21 15-21 59.
























Holy Cross


6


8


13


14


—


41


Meyers


17


21


14


7


—


59



3-Point Field Goals— HC 4 (Morms, Kierney,Gahan, Torney); MEY 2 (DeMarco, Krawczeniuk).


Lake-Lehman 50, Coughlin 42

Adam Dizdon scored a team-high 16 points to lead Lake-Lehman in its victory over Coughlin.


Peter Borum added 15 points for Lake-Lehman, while Brian Devine chipped in nine in the win.


Nate Oliver recorded a game-high 21 points for Coughlin.



LAKE-LEHMAN (50): Brian Devine 2 4-5 9; William Hillman 1 0-0 2; Adam Dizdon 6 2-2 16; Michael Simeon 0 2-2 2; Cody Paraschak 3 0-0 6; Josh Davenport 0 0-0 0; Peter Borum 6 3-7 15. Totals 18 11-16 50.



COUGHLIN (42): Nate Oliver 8 3-3 21; Connor Flaherty 1 0-0 2; Malik McDonald 1 1-1 3; Cory Keene 5 0-0 11; Nick Scupski 0 0-0 0; Alex Cerep 2 0-0 5; Nick Cerep 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 4-4 42.























Lake-Lehman8111417—50
Coughlin1061016—42


3-Point Field Goals— LEH 3 (Devine, Dizdon 2); COU 4 (Oliver 2, Keene, A. Cerep)


Wyoming Seminary 52, Susquehanna 40

Wyoming Seminary came back from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Susquehanna. Entering the fourth quarter with a three-point lead, the Blue Knights held the Sabers to two points in the final frame.


Alex Barilla scored 16 points for the Blue Knights, including six in the fourth quarter. Seth Callahan pitched in 11 points.



SUSQUEHANNA (40): Cole Mallery 9 2-3 20, Andrezs Tomezyk 3 0-0 8, Zack Vaughn 1 0-0 2, Josh Wheeler 0 0-0 0, Dan Biegert 1 0-0 2, Brandon Soden 0 0-0 0, Mark Zappe 4 0-0 8. Totals: 18 2-3 40.



WYOMING SEMINARY (52): Jason Ellis 3 0-0 6, EJ Flippen 3 1-2 7, Ander Gonzalez 3 1-2 9, Brad Sedor 0 1-2 1, Seth Callahan 4 3-5 11, Alex Barilla 6 6-8 18. Totals: 19 12-19 52.























Susquehanna197122—40
Wyoming Seminary11102011—52


3-Point Field Goals— SUSQ 2 (Tomezyk 2); SEM 2 (Gonzalez 2)




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