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Hot-shooting Classics rout WVW

Pictured above: Rita Collins

Scranton Prep brought its usual stingy defense to an early-season showdown and combined it with a torrid shooting night.

The combination was too much for rising threat Wyoming Valley West, allowing the visiting Classics to run away with a 62-32 victory Wednesday in a non-league meeting of two of the top three Big School girls teams in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Basketball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Rita Collins led the fast start offensively and the Classics steadily racked up a dozen 3-pointers.

Top-ranked Scranton Prep (3-0) is the defending Lackawanna League Division 1 champion. No. 3 Wyoming Valley West (3-1) has been looking like a threat to contend in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1.

The Lady Spartans, however, were no match for the Classics Wednesday night.

Scranton Prep hit three 3-pointers, including one by Maya Jenkins, in each quarter.

Jenkins led the way with 14 points.

Collins scored 13 points, including 10 in the first quarter when Scranton Prep opened an 18-6 lead.

Ashlyn Moore, Jenkins and Collins had the 3-pointers in the first quarter.

Jenkins added another basket in the second quarter along with joining Claire McGrath and Jayna McIntyre in hitting the 3-pointers that built the lead to 31-14 at halftime.

Jenna Hillebrand scored 10 points, including eight in the third quarter when she had two 3-pointers. She helped expand the lead to 45-24.

It was Moore’s turn to score eight points and hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. That made it four Classics scoring in double figures as she finished with 11 points.

Anya Richet led Valley West with 12 points. Mackenzie Perluke added eight.

The Classics have allowed just 31.3 points per game in their 3-0 start.

Wyoming Valley West had scored at least 51 points in each of its first 3 games before being held to 32.

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