Noone, 3 WA players to appear in all-star doubleheader

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s Sam Greenfield shoots in front of Hanover Area defender Evan Materna in a District 2 Class 4A boys quarterfinal game at Pittston Area High School earlier this year. Greenfield will play in the Battle of the Valley All-Star Classic, scheduled for March 26 at Wilkes University Marts Center. - Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area’s Alexa Noone and the Wyoming Area combination of Sarah Holweg and Addison Orzel have been selected to play for the Wyoming Valley Conference girls team in the first Battle of the Valley All-Star Classic, scheduled for March 26 at Wilkes University Marts Center.

The Wyoming Valley Conference senior all-star team will take on the Lackawanna League in the doubleheader. The 6:30 p.m. girls game will be followed by a boys game at about 8 p.m.

Wyoming Area’s Sam Greenfield was selected for the boys team.

Rosters were announced Wednesday.

Noone and Holweg both turned their long-range shooting prowess into school records this season.

Noone set Pittston Area records for 3-pointers in a game and season.

Holweg, who has committed to play NCAA Division II basketball at West Chester University, became Wyoming Area’s all-time leading scorer this season, two years after setting the single-game scoring record.

PIAA GIRLS

District 2 champion Old Forge won a first-round Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A state tournament game before being eliminated in the second round.

The Lady Devils opened with a 48-35 win over South Williamsport March 9 at Scranton High School, then fell to defending state champion Minersville, 59-48, Tuesday night at Berwick.

Freshman Olivia Ciullo scored 21 points in the first-round win. Alexandra Nocera added 13 points and Lindsey Welsh had 10 in the win.

Old Forge had a fourth-quarter rally fall short before being eliminated Tuesday.

The Lady Devils went 13-13 while playing the bulk of their games against larger schools.

PIAA BOYS

District 2 sent six teams into this weekend’s state quarterfinals, including Holy Cross, the Class 2A boys team that includes Tyler Mozeleski, a junior forward from Yatesville.

Holy Cross defeated Northeast Bradford, 71-34, March 10 at Marywood University, then knocked out Bishop McCort from Johnstown, 61-39, Wednesday at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.

Mozeleski, the leading scorer when the Crusaders defeated Northwest in the District 2 final at Mohegan Sun Arena, was held to eight points in the first two games of the state tournament.

The Crusaders were scheduled to face Philadelphia Math, Civics & Science Saturday in Bethlehem.

Dustin Babcock, who served as an assistant at Pittston Area during the 2014-15 season, was head coach at Northwest, which won a state tournament game for the first time since 2004.

The Rangers upset District 4 champion Muncy, 69-57, March 10 at Williamsport.

Nick Prociak, a junior center from Jenkins Township, shared team scoring honors for Holy Redeemer March 10 when it had its season come to an end with a 62-60 loss to Loyalsock Township in the first round of the Class 3A tournament.

Prociak scored 15 points.

Loyalsock won the game on a jump shot at the buzzer.

Wyoming Area’s Sam Greenfield shoots in front of Hanover Area defender Evan Materna in a District 2 Class 4A boys quarterfinal game at Pittston Area High School earlier this year. Greenfield will play in the Battle of the Valley All-Star Classic, scheduled for March 26 at Wilkes University Marts Center.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Boysball1.CMYK_.jpgWyoming Area’s Sam Greenfield shoots in front of Hanover Area defender Evan Materna in a District 2 Class 4A boys quarterfinal game at Pittston Area High School earlier this year. Greenfield will play in the Battle of the Valley All-Star Classic, scheduled for March 26 at Wilkes University Marts Center. Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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