Alexa Noone of Pittston Area named Player of Year

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area’s Alexa Noone, right, receives the Thomas Tigue Memorial MVP Award from Ashton Ashby. - Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area senior guard Alexa Noone was honored by Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball coaches with her selection as Division 1 Player of the Year when coaches met Feb. 18 to select their all-star teams.

Noone set Pittston Area school records and led all of District 2 in 3-pointers made this season.

Pittston Area sophomore Leah Hodick and Wyoming Area senior Sarah Holweg were first-team division all-stars.

Holweg was named in Division 2.

Sisters Addison and Cassidy Orzel, a senior and sophomore respectively, represented Wyoming Area on the second team.

Cousins Mary Silinskie from Pittston Area and Nicole Silinskie from Wyoming Area were among the players who received honorable mention.

Mary Silinskie, fellow senior Andrea Ruby and junior Portia Weidlich were the Pittston Area players recognized in Division 1.

WVC BOYS STARS

Wyoming Area senior Sam Greenfield was picked as a first-team all-star in Division 2 by WVC coaches after averaging more than 19 points per game.

Two other Wyoming Area seniors, Kyre Zielinski and Aaron Zezza, made the second team.

Pittston Area’s Matt McGlynn was a second-team choice in Division 1.

MOSES ALL-STAR CLASSIC

Wyoming Area’s Pete Moses has been named to coach one of the boys teams in the 49th annual George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic. The girls-boys doubleheader, featuring WVC seniors, is scheduled for April 6 at Holy Redeemer High School.

Moses and Pat Toole from Meyers will coach a team that includes players from Dallas, GAR, Meyers, MMI Prep, Wyoming Seminary, Wyoming Valley West, Wyoming Area and Pittston Area.

Greenfield, Zielinski, Zezza and Matt Wright are the Wyoming Area players on the team. McGlynn and Naseem Guillaume will represent Pittston Area.

STILL WINNING

Sam Yencha and Cameron Marcinkowski won an eighth-grade state championship together at Wyoming Area Catholic two years ago.

They are starters together on another championship team as sophomores at Holy Redeemer, which defeated Nanticoke, 52-41, in the WVC Division 2 title game Feb. 17 at Pittston Area.

Yencha led the Lady Royals down the stretch, scoring 10 of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter. Marcinkowski had Holy Redeemer’s first six points of the quarter to break open a one-point game.

WVC coaches named Yencha, of Laflin, the Most Valuable Player of Division 2. Marcinkowski received honorable mention.

TITLE CONTRIBUTOR

Tyler Mozeleski, a junior from Yatesville, averaged scoring in double figures for Holy Cross, the Dunmore-based school that won the Lackawanna League Division 3 boys championship.

Mozeleski had 21 points Wednesday when the Crusaders opened defense of their District 2 Class 2A title with a 63-34 rout of Blue Ridge. He had 12 points when Holy Cross outscored Blue Ridge, 27-6, in the second quarter to build a 38-17 halftime lead.

Old Forge resident Lexi Walsh, a Temple University recruit as a distance runner, is the leading scorer on the Holy Cross girls team that won the first-half title in Lackawanna Division 3 before falling to Dunmore in an all-season championship game.

Pittston Area’s Alexa Noone, right, receives the Thomas Tigue Memorial MVP Award from Ashton Ashby.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Girls5.CMYK_-1.jpgPittston Area’s Alexa Noone, right, receives the Thomas Tigue Memorial MVP Award from Ashton Ashby. Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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