By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area went on the road to post non-league victories in back-to-back nights to open its boys basketball season.

The Warriors won their first two games, at Mountain View and Lackawanna Trail, Tuesday and Wednesday by a total of 79 points.

Wyoming Area 75

Lackawanna Trail 43

Sam Greenfield scored 29 points to lead Wyoming Area to the romp.

The Warriors led the Lions, 38-20, at halftime.

Matt Wright added 13 points and Kyre Zielinski had 10.

Wyoming Area 70

Mountain View 23

Sam Greenfield had 25 points as Wyoming Area opened its season by pounding host Mountain View.

Matt Wright added 14 points and Aaron Zezza had 12.

The Warriors led 16-5 after one quarter and 29-8 at halftime.

Pittston Area 53

North Pocono 49

Matt McGlynn scored 18 points as Pittston Area posted its first win of the season Wednesday night.

Keemar Woodruff had 11 points and Naseem Guillaume 10 for the Patriots.

West Scranton 52

Pittston Area 40

Brennan Higgins had 14 points for Pittston Area in Friday night’s non-league road loss.

Keemar Woodruff added 10 points.

Pittston Area played without starters Alex McAndrew (knee) and Naseem Guillaume (shoulder).


Wyoming Area 45

Montoursville 24

Addison Orzel blocked nine shots to lead a Wyoming Area defense that allowed just four second-half points in Monday’s non-league road win.

Orzel also grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds while contributing five points.

Montoursville is the defending District 4 Class 4A champion and advanced to the second round of the state tournament last season.

Wyoming Area forced 25 turnovers and has forced 54 in two wins over defending district champions to start the season. The Lady Warriors beat District 2 Class A champion Susquehanna in the opener.

Sarah Holweg hit three 3-pointers while scoring a team-high 11 points.

Nicole Silinskie and Cassidy Orzel had eight points each for Wyoming Area, which had nine players score.

Pittston Area 52

Hanover Area 40

Alexa Noone scored 22 points and Pittston Area shot 19-for-21 from the free throw line during Monday night’s non-league win over visiting Hanover Area.

Noone had nine points in the first quarter to help the Lady Patriots out to a 16-9 lead.

Noone went 4-for-4 from the line in the first quarter while Portia Weidlich was 3-for-4. Noone finished 10-for-11.

Emma Coles, who added eight points, and Leah Hodick, who had six, each went 2-for-2 at the line.

North Pocono 45

Pittston Area 33

Alexa Noone and Leah Hodick were the only two Pittston Area players to score in Friday night’s non-league home loss.

North Pocono opened a 19-4 lead after one quarter and held Pittston Area to two second-quarter points for a 21-6 halftime lead.

Noone scored 17 points and Hodick had 16.


Wyoming Area 55

Lackawanna Trail 16

Robin Wrobleski (138), Alex Pierce (160), Justin Joseph (195) and Aidan Dolak (220) posted pins and Wyoming Area took advantage of four forfeits Tuesday night while winning its dual meet opener on the road.

Charlie Banashefski won a major decision at 152 and Jaryn Polit-Moran won a decision at 170.

Saucon Valley Tournament

Wyoming Area’s Damon Barhight reached the finals of the Dec. 9 season-opening tournament, placing second at 285 pounds.

Barhight pinned Saucon Valley’s Tim Weaver in 1:29 in the semifinals, but was pinned by Joseph Barno from Emmaus in 3:47 of the final.

The Warriors finished seventh in the team standings.

Saucon Valley ran away with the team title, 263 ½-170 ½, over Emmaus. West Scranton, the only other District 2 team in the event, was fourth. Wyoming Area beat out Pleasant Valley, 106-68, in the eight-team tournament and finished just four points behind Octorara.

Jaryn Polit-Moran (170) and Justin Joseph (195) each finished third. Robin Wrobleski (138), Alex Pierce (160) and Corey Mruk (182) were fourth.

Joseph won the consolation final with a 51-second pin.


Hazleton Area 122

Wyoming Area 32

Jorge Trilla won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles for Wyoming Area Tuesday in the Wyoming Valley Conference opener against visiting Hazleton Area.


Hazleton Area 135

Wyoming Area 29

Hazleton Area won on the road in Tuesday’s Wyoming Valley Conference opener.


By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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