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GIRLS ROUNDUP: Crestwood, Trail, W-BA, pull out wins in fourth

Crestwood entered the fourth quarter behind, but came away with a 47-39 victory over visiting Valley View in a non-league girls basketball game Monday night.

The Lady Comets went 7-for-9 from the line, held the Cougars to two field goals and outscored them 18-7 over the final eight minutes of a game that was still tied midway through the fourth quarter.

Cadence Hiller scored a team-high 13 points, 10 of which came in the second half, for Crestwood.

Jordan Andrews went 4-for-4 from the line in the quarter when she scored all six of her points.

Julia Glowacki had five of her eight points in the second half.

Camryn Collins also contributed to the balanced attack with nine points.

Molly Murphy had 7 of her 12 points during a 15-6 second quarter that Valley View used to take a 21-16 lead at halftime.

Gia Costa added nine points for the Cougars.

Wilkes-Barre Area and Lackawanna Trail also overcame halftime deficits and pulled out close games in the fourth quarter.

In other non-league games Monday:

Wilkes-Barre Area 32, North Pocono 29

Wilkes-Barre scored just seven first-half points, but rallied with a strong second half, then held off North Pocono late.

Diamond Thornton grabbed a defensive rebound with five seconds left and hit the first of two free throws to help secure the win.

The Wolfpack outscored the Lady Trojans, 18-5, in the third quarter and added the first five points of the fourth quarter for a 30-24 lead.

Lackawanna Trail 38, Mid Valley 35

Mackenzie Schirg scored 24 points and hit the game-winning basket in the final minute for the second time in four days to lift the Lady Lions to the road victory.

Mid Valley led 22-15 at halftime.

Lackawanna Trail outscored Mid Valley, 20-5, over the third quarter and start of the fourth quarter, but the Spartanettes ran off eight straight points for a 35-35 tie.

Schirg worked inside for the winning basket with 41 seconds left.

The Lady Lions then missed seven straight free throws in the final 21.5 seconds, but Schirg, Gretchen Rejrat and Samantha Duffy all grabbed key rebounds in that time. Rejrat and Duffy came up with offensive rebounds to send them back to the line.

Finally, Duffy hit the second of two shots with 2.8 seconds left and Mid Valley’s final attempt, from beyond midcourt, sailed to the top of the backcourt.

Nadia Toth scored all six of her points in the third-quarter comeback.

Krista Cortazar led Mid Valley with 14 points.

Elisa Larson and Abbie Larson added seven points each.

Mountain View 45, Lakeland 38

Mountain View started and finished strong to produce the road win.

The Lady Eagles, who were led by 23 points from Addison Kilmer, scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points.

When Lakeland made it close late, Kilmer helped finish off the win.

Pittston Area 55, Nanticoke 30

Daniella Ranieli scored 17 points to lead four Pittston Area players in double figures as the Lady Patriots rolled to the win at Nanticoke.

Pittston Area took a 17-3 lead after one quarter, extended it to 32-10 at halftime, then added the first four points of the second half.

Ranieli had 10 points the first quarter.

Kallie Booth scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half.

Maddie Karp added 12 points and Ava Callahan had 10.

Nanticoke got nine points from Claire Aufiero and eight from Caitlyn Majiros.

Wyoming Seminary 42, Northwest 26

Claire Griffin and Ellie Parra scored 11 points each to lead Wyoming Seminary to the home-court victory.

The game was tied after one quarter, but the Blue Knights only allowed 15 points over the final 3 quarters.

Forest City 51, Hanover Area 26

Emily Matoushek scored 11 of her game-high 20 points during the first quarter when the visiting Lady Foresters took a 21-0 lead.

Forest City then held Hanover Area without a field goal again in the third quarter to extend a 26-16 halftime lead to 41-17.

Haylee Herrmann added nine points in the win.

Brenna Slusser scored 11 to lead Hanover Area.

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