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BOYS ROUNDUP: Carbondale, Lakeland, Old Forge reach 5-0

Carbondale and Lakeland, the bottom two teams in Lackawanna League Division 3 boys basketball last season, both improved their non-league records to 5-0 with victories Tuesday.

Both teams won comfortably in road trips to face Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 opponents.

The Chargers finished 0-12 in the division and 6-14 overall last season while the Chiefs were 3-9 and 8-15.

Carbondale 58, Lake-Lehman 36

Tyler Donato’s triple-double kept Carbondale rolling in its game against Lake-Lehman.

Donato scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.

Jaymire Allen added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Chargers outscored the Black Knights, 11-3, in the second quarter to open a 24-12 halftime lead.

Carbondale has won each game by at least nine points.

Lakeland 64, Hanover Area 46

Lakeland buried 10 shots from beyond the arc against Hanover Area.

The Chiefs have won their last four games by double-figures margins.

Billy Hazelton led the way for Lakeland with 18 points.

Joey Dunstone added 14 points with four 3-pointers.

Hazelton scored 10 points and Dunstone made three 3-pointers to help Lakeland to a 36-21 halftime lead.

Talin Vitzakovitch, who had 13 points, and Hazelton, each made three 3-pointers.

Elijah Noe and Sedrick Beasley each scored 12 points for Hanover Area. All of Noe’s points came on four 3-pointers.

In other Tuesday non-league boys basketball:

Old Forge 62, Forest City 25

Anthony Mucciolo and Joey Macciocco got Old Forge off to a fast start while improving to 5-0 with the win at Forest City.

Mucciolo had 10 points when the Blue Devils took a 21-5 lead after one quarter.

Macciocco had 9 in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 20 while Mucciolo had 19.

West Scranton 65, Nanticoke 57

Evan Laybourn-Boddie led a fourth-quarter comeback and finished with 21 points as West Scranton defeated host Nanticoke.

The Trojans led 46-43 going into the fourth quarter.

Tristan Lee added 17 points for the Invaders (4-2).

Gavin Turak scored 19 points and Jaidyn Johnson had 16 for Nanticoke.

Valley View 62, Wyoming Valley West 30

Eli Yusavage scored 20 points to lead the Cougars to the home-court win.

Connor Hilling had six assists while Taheed Jewell led the defense with five steals.

The Cougars improved to 5-1 with the win.

Holy Cross 81, Blue Ridge 47

Holy Cross turned a meeting of ranked Small School teams into a blowout.

Logan Tierney scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for the Crusaders, the No. 3 in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Michael Hughes added 16 points while Kaeden Carr and Gabe Gonzales scored 11 each. Hayden Hosie chipped in with eight points.

Connor Cranage and Carson Gallagher scored 11 points each for No. 5 Blue Ridge, which came into the game with a 3-0 record.

Dunmore 59, Honesdale 55

Nico Ruggiero scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack that carried Dunmore to the win at Honesdale.

Nate Aviles and Max Forgione added 11 points each and Thomas Bowen had 10.

Executive Education 54, Scranton Prep 53

Executive Education and host Scranton Prep were scoreless for more than two minutes to start overtime before the Raptors scored consecutive baskets on the fastbreak.

James Pettinato hit a 3-pointer as the Cavaliers tried to repeat the fourth-quarter comeback that got them to the extra session. A shot at the possible game-winner at the end would not fall.

Rylan Muniz led Executive Education with 16 points.

The Raptors outscored the Cavaliers, 33-19, in the middle two quarters to open a 44-35 lead going into the fourth quarters.

Brycen Martin scored 8 of his 10 points in the fourth quarter to lead Scranton Prep back.

Pettinato led the Cavaliers with 13 points.


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