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Knights knock off Comets, 43-41

Pictured above: Dillon Lazdowsky

Dillon Lazdowsky hit his second 3-pointer of the fourth quarter and Scranton’s fifth of the second half with 44 seconds remaining Tuesday night to lift the visiting Knights to a 43-41 victory over Abington Heights in a Lackawanna League Division 1 boys basketball game.

The loss was the second straight for Abington Heights, which had started 9-0 in the league, but the Comets maintained a share of first place in Division 1 when Valley View also lost. The Cougars fell at North Pocono, 48-46, in their first outing since handing the Comets their first loss in District 2 this season.

Ryan Nealon had lifted Abington Heights into a 39-39 tie by making two free throws with 1:07 remaining.

Scranton went ahead to stay on the ensuing possession, working the ball around until it found Lazdowsky near the right corner. His shot gave the Knights a 42-39 lead.

Tony Battaglia led last-place Scranton (4-7 in league, 8-11 overall) with 12 points.

Dohnavin Laybourn-Boddie added 11 points. Lazdowsky hit three 3-pointers to finish with nine points.

Abington Heights (9-2, 17-3) got 21 points from Nealon.

Nealon had seven in the first quarter to help the Comets to a 10-8 lead.

Battaglia, Laybourn-Boddie and Rykeese Cenord each hit a 3-pointer and made another basket for five points apiece in the third quarter when Scranton used a 15-9 advantage to break a halftime tie and open a 33-27 lead.

Nealon was 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter while bringing Abington Heights back with eight points.

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