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Tom Robinson’s District 2 Championship Blog – Thursday

11:59 p.m.


WILKES-BARRE — The Holy Redeemer-Mid Valley Photo Gallery has been posted at:

We’ll be back with more coverage Friday.

10:56 p.m.


WILKES-BARRE – The expanded boxscore, with all the detailed statistics from Holy Redeemer-Mid Valley game has been posted at:

10:01 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Holy Redeemer recovered from a slow start, then took control in the second half Thursday night to defeat Mid Valley, 51-40, and capture its third District 2 Class 3A boys basketball title in four years at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Zach Perta scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half. He grabbed seven rebounds, blocked two shots, dished out two assists and punctuated the victory with a breakaway dunk for a 45-35 lead with 1:30 left.

Jacob Hunter scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Darryl Wright scored 10 points, dished out 6 assists and made 3 steals.

George Sabatini came off the bench to grab nine rebounds, seven of them in the second half, and provide interior defense.

Danny Nemitz led Mid Valley with 16 points.


9:35 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Coverage from Scranton Prep’s Class 4A girls victory over Wyoming Area that has been posted so far includes:

Photo Gallery: Scranton Prep/Wyoming Area Girls Basketball Photo Gallery – NEPA Sports Nation

Expanded Boxscore: Class 4A girls expanded boxscore – NEPA Sports Nation

9:10 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Mid Valley jumped out 12-6 after one quarter and added the first basket of the fourth quarter.

Holy Redeemer closed to within, 22-21, at halftime.

Danny Nemitz 12 points for Mid Valley.


7:27 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Maya Jenkins scored 12 points and 4 Scranton Prep teammates added at least 8 each as the Classics won their fifth District 2 Class 4A girls basketball title in six years by handling Wyoming Area, 58-31, Friday night.

Clair McGrath and Bella Dennebaum added 10 points each. McGrath had five steals and four assists.

Rita Collins chipped in nine points and five assists. Jenna Hillebrand added eight points coming off the bench.

Olivia Allen led Wyoming Area with seven points.

Scranton Prep forced 26 turnovers.


6:45 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Scranton Prep leads 26-11 at halftime in the District 2 Class 4A championship game with Wyoming Area.

The Classics scored the game’s first nine points, then took a 19-2 lead in the second quarter before the Lady Warriors fought back.

Wyoming Area put together a 9-2 run, but Scranton Prep scored the last five points of the half.

Scranton Prep shot 11-for-21 in the first half, including 4-for-6 on 3-pointers.

Claire McGrath is 3-for-4 with six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.


5:55 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Check our panel’s predictions for tonight’s games below.

Follow the link for predictions on the whole weekend: District 2 Championship Game predictions – NEPA Sports Nation.


 CLASS 4A GIRLS Scranton Prep vs. Wyoming AreaCLASS 3A BOYS Holy Redeemer vs. Mid Valley
Greg ButlerScranton Prep by 14Holy Redeemer by 5
Kevin ClarkScranton Prep by 6Holy Redeemer by 8
Bill DempseyScranton Prep by 12Holy Redeemer by 6
Chris KucharskiScranton Prep by 15Mid Valley by 3
Tara MaccioccoScranton Prep by 16Holy Redeemer by 5
Scott MackinderScranton Prep by 13Holy Redeemer by 4
Ben MagnottaScranton Prep by 18Holy Redeemer by 5
Jason O’MalleyScranton Prep by 17Holy Redeemer by 1
Tom RobinsonScranton Prep by 19Mid Valley by 3
Joe RossScranton Prep by 26Holy Redeemer by 3
Doug WalshScranton Prep by 13Holy Redeemer by 5
ConsensusScranton Prep by 16Holy Redeemer by 3

5:28 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – We’re all set at courtside, where we’ll spend most of the next three days, bringing coverage of the 11 District 2 basketball championship games from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

There are two games on tonight’s schedule.

Scranton Prep, which came within a one-point loss of winning a fifth straight District 2 Class 4A girls title last week, faces Wyoming Area in the 6 p.m. opener.

Holy Redeemer looks for its third straight Class 3A boys title at 8 p.m.

In case you missed any of our coverage building up tonight’s action, here are a few links you might want to check out.

Listen to live audio broadcasts of all games: 2023 District 2 Basketball Championships Live Broadcasts – NEPA Sports Nation.

Team win-loss record at arena: Arena win-loss records for basketball finals – NEPA Sports Nation

What fan’s need to know: Fan guide to arena basketball finals – NEPA Sports Nation

Listen in to our preview podcast: District 2 Championships Preview Podcast | Radio Show | NPFNetwork7 (

How 4A girls finalists got here: 4A GIRLS: Lady Warriors achieve two milestones, meet Prep in final – NEPA Sports Nation.


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