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Trojans hand Warriors first defeat

North Pocono limited Delaware Valley throughout, then piled up the points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 50-30, home-court victory in a Lackawanna League Division 2 boys basketball opener.

The Trojans held a small lead for three quarters, then outscored the Warriors, 25-9, to hand Delaware Valley its first loss of the season.

Delaware Valley, the No. 6 Big School boys team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Basketball Power Rankings of District 2 teams, fell to 6-1. North Pocono moved above .500 overall at 5-4.

Chris Walsh led North Pocono with a game-high 13 points and Noah West scored all 8 of his points in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans outscored the Warriors, 11-4, in the first quarter and held leads of 19-13 at halftime and 25-21 going to the fourth quarter.

West was 5-for-7 from the line to lead a 9-for-13 effort in the fourth quarter.

A.J. Nemitz made both of his fourth-quarter free throws while adding five points.

Matt Seidita finished with nine points for North Pocono while Nemitz matched West with eight.

Tommy Parker and Jackson Corrie scored eight points each for Delaware Valley and Jake Brower had seven.

In the other Division 2 opener:

Honesdale 54, Western Wayne 31

Visiting Honesdale had been off to an 0-6 start before winning two straight games over its Wayne County rival.

The Hornets also defeated the Wildcats, 62-30, in the third-place game of the Honesdale Jaycees Tournament.

Western Wayne slipped to 2-7 overall.

Defending champion Wallenpaupack lost a crossover game to Valley View, 53-44, to open league play.

The division’s two 1-0 teams will meet Friday night when Honesdale goes to North Pocono with the early division lead at stake.

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