The top performances in District 2 sports from the week of Dec. 13-19:
NADIA EVANOSKY, Dallas girls basketball
Evanosky helped get Dallas started in the Mike Duda Tournament championship game, then helped finish off Holy Redeemer the next night in a game between teams that opened the season with tourney titles. Evanosky scored 9 of her 18 points in the first quarter and also wound up with 6 assists and 5 steals during a 67-49 victory over Honesdale in the final to complete an all-tournament performance. She was 12-for-13 from the line with 26 points in the 54-46 victory over Holy Redeemer.
BRIAN HEARD, Abington Heights wrestling
Heard defeated two returning District 2 Class 2A individual champions on the way to the 138-pound title at the Lackawanna League Wrestling Tournament. The freshman, who posted two pins before beating Lackawanna Trail’s Max Bluhm, 4-1, in the finals, helped the Comets to a third-place finish in the team standings. He was 4-0 for the week, including a pin at 145 pounds against Wallenpaupack in the league opener.
ZAC JACARUSO, Delaware Valley wrestling
Jacaruso needed just 1:52 to pin three opponents while winning the 120-pound title at the Lackawanna League Tournament where he helped the Warriors finish second in the team standings. The junior, who was a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state silver medalist in Class 3A last season, also won by another first-period pin, in 1:17, in the league opener.
KACI KRANSON, Holy Cross girls basketball
Kranson scored 67 points as Holy Cross split two games. The returning first-team, all-stater had 38 points to lead an 81-57 victory over Valley View, then followed that up with 29 in a 68-63 overtime loss to Holy Redeemer.
DEEGAN ROSS, Lackawanna Trail wrestling
Ross helped Lackawanna Trail open defense of its Lackawanna League Division 2 title with a technical fall at 160 pounds in a shutout of Elk Lake. He then tore through the 152-pound bracket at the league tournament with pins in 56 seconds, 34 seconds and 1:11 while helping the Lions to the team title.
JASON SHIELDS, Scranton boys basketball
Shields scored 53 points and went 16-for-19 from the line in a pair of Scranton wins. He had four 3-pointers Dec. 13 in a 69-49 win over Wyoming Valley West and 30 points two nights later in a 76-62 victory over Old Forge.
First Honor Roll of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-15/.