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TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Lakeland claims Cal King title

Antonio Hazelton (left) and Joey Dunstone (above)

Joey Dunstone and Antonio Hazelton shared the Most Valuable Player honors for their roles in helping Lakeland capture the Cal King Tournament title with a pair of victories Friday and Saturday in the boys basketball event at Lackawanna Trail.

Runner-up Lake-Lehman placed Joe Shishkowski and Gavin Paraschak on the all-tournament team along with Cayden Rose from third-place Western Wayne and Jake Antolick from host Lackawanna Trail.

A recap of each of the tournament games:

Lakeland 65, Lake-Lehman 49

Dunstone hit three 3-pointers and scored 23 points Saturday afternoon to lead Lakeland to the victory in the tournament championship game.

Hazelton went 6-for-7 on free throws while adding 13 points. He led the team’s 14-for-17 effort from the foul line.

Nathan Hunt made four 3-pointers to account for his 12 points.

Shishkowski and Corey Bean scored 13 points each for Lake-Lehman while Paraschak had 10.

Lakeland hit nine 3-pointers.

Hunt made two 3-pointers and Billy Hazelton also scored six points in the second quarter when Lakeland turned an 11-8 deficit into a 32-23 halftime lead.

The Chiefs headed to the fourth with a 44-38 lead, then pulled away when Dunstone scored 12 points.

Lakeland improved to 3-0.

Western Wayne coach Lamont Tillery

Western Wayne 51, Lackawanna Trail 37

Western Wayne limited Lackawanna Trail to 10 second-half points while erasing a two-point halftime deficit and breaking a 39-game losing streak.

The Wildcats, playing their third game under first-year coach Lamont Tillery, won for the first time since late in the 2019-20 season.

Evan Dean scored 8 of his team-high 14 points in the third quarter when Western Wayne used a 13-6 advantage to take the lead.

Dean, who scored 11 of his points in the second half, hit three 3-pointers in the game.

Rose, who went 9-for-12 from the line, and Frankie Leyshon added nine points each in the win.

Antolick led Lackawanna Trail with 17 points. He had nine in the second quarter when the Lions outscored the Wildcats, 17-8, to take a 27-25 halftime lead.

Lakeland 52, Western Wayne 28

Lakeland shut out Western Wayne in the second quarter of the tournament opener to take a 23-8 halftime lead.

Antonio Hazelton went 9-for-12 from the line while scoring a game-high 21 points. Dunstone added 12 points.

Rose and Dean scored seven points each for the Wildcats.

Lake-Lehman 63, Lackawanna Trail 33

Paraschak scored 16 points to lead Lake-Lehman, which got 14 each from Shishkowski and Bean while beating the hosts in the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader.

Antolick scored 17 points and Byron Axtell added 10 for the Lions.

Mountain Madness Tip-Off Tournament

MMI Prep lost Friday and Saturday to finish last in the four-team Mountain Madness Tip-Off Tournament at Sullivan County.

Ryan Sones scored 28 points Friday, but it was not enough in a 65-53 loss to Muncy.

Troy routed MMI Prep, 62-37, in Saturday’s consolation game.

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