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GIRLS ROUNDUP: ‘Paupack, PA, W-BA, Dunmore keep winning

Early-season success stories continued in non-league girls basketball Wednesday night.

While four teams were remaining unbeaten, Wallenpaupack improved to 4-1 with Ella Smith and Erika Badner continuing to lead the way.

Smith scored 18 points, Badner added 16 and Wallenpaupack moved in front midway through the third quarter on the way to a 41-30 victory over visiting Wyoming Area.

The Lady Warriors scored three of the first four points of the second half to take a 21-20 lead three minutes into the second half.

Wallenpaupack then went on a 14-2 run over the last five minutes of the quarter to take control.

Smith scored eight points and Badner the other six in the run. Smith had both a 3-pointer and a three-point play. Badner made two of her five 3-pointers during that time.

Morgan Janeski led Wyoming Area with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

In other Wednesday non-league girls basketball games:

Pittston Area 64, West Scranton 31

Kallie Booth and Daniella Ranieli combined for 19 points in the third quarter and 51 total as Pittston Area ran away from visiting West Scranton to match Hazleton Area for the district’s best record at 5-0.

Pittston Area led 30-22 at halftime.

Then Ranielli scored 10 points in the third quarter and Booth had 9 each in the third and fourth quarters to blow the game open.

The Lady Patriots outscored the Lady Invaders, 19-3, in the third quarter and allowed just three field goals in the second half.

Booth finished with 28 points while Ranieli had 23.

Mia Tallo and Sahmira Menifee had seven points each for West Scranton.

Wilkes-Barre Area 52, Nanticoke 38

After holding its first three opponents under 30 points, Wilkes-Barre Area used its highest-scoring output of the season to reach 4-0.

Nanticoke gave Wilkes-Barre Area trouble early, running out to an 11-2 lead and hitting seven first-half 3-pointers, four in the first quarter.

Eternity Aiken led the Wolfpack with 16 points. She had 10 during a 21-9 second quarter that Wilkes-Barre Area used to take a 32-23 halftime lead.

Diamond Thornton contributed 10 points to the balanced attack.

Shelby Ardo-Boyko and Emma Krawczeniuk had nine points each while Mackenzie Evans had eight.

Claire Aufiero and Grace Reed each connected three times from long range in the first half for Nanticoke. Aufiero hit another in the second half and finished with 13 points.

Dunmore 49, Western Wayne 19

Sophia Talutto scored 24 points and Dunmore held visiting Western Wayne to six points or fewer in every quarter while winning the meeting of defending Lackawanna League division champions.

Talutto, the only Lady Buck with more than five points, did all her scoring in the first three quarters. She made four 3-pointers.

Peyton Graboske hit Western Wayne’s two 3-pointers to lead the Lady ‘Cats with six points.

Northwest 55, Hanover Area 17

Northwest rolled in the game played at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.


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