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GIRLS ROUNDUP: Valley West takes over WVC Division 1 lead

After moving into a tie for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 girls basketball lead Thursday night, Wyoming Valley West took over sole possession Friday by winning at home for the second straight night, 51-35, over Crestwood.

The win leaves the Lady Spartans alone in first place, at least temporarily.

Pittston Area, the team Wyoming Valley West handed its first loss Thursday, has a chance to move back into a tie Saturday afternoon at Berwick.

Mackenzie Perluke, Claudia Siegfried and Gabby Marsola all scored in double figures while combining for eight 3-pointers for Wyoming Valley West.

Perluke scored a game-high 17 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter when the Lady Spartans closed with a 19-6 advantage to break open a three-point game.

Seigfried made three 3-pointer in the second quarter and added another while finishing with 14 points.

Marsola made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points.

Jordan Andrews, Kendall Petrosky and Keira Dougherty scored eight points each for Crestwood.

In other Friday WVC Division 1 girls basketball games:

Hazleton Area 44, Tunkhannock 23

Alexis Reimold scored 16 points to lead Hazleton Area to the home-court win.

The Lady Cougars opened an 8-2 lead after one quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers, 14-4, in the fourth quarter.

Sophia Shults added 10 points in the win.

Sable Stephens led Tunkhannock with 10 points.

Wilkes-Barre Area 45, Dallas 34

Eternity Aiken added 19 points to lead Wilkes-Barre Area over visiting Dallas.

Emma Krawczeniuk made three 3-pointers while scoring 12 points.

Molly Walsh led Dallas with seven points.

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