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Valley West boys pick up first win

Maki Wells scored 5 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and Wyoming Valley West overcame extreme foul shooting problems to post its first victory of the season, turning back visiting Delaware Valley, 47-45, in a non-league boys basketball game.

Wyoming Valley West was just 4-for-18 from the line through three quarters. When it improved to 6-for-12 during the fourth quarter, that was enough to hold off a Delaware Valley comeback.

The Spartans (1-10) had been the last WVC boy team without a victory this season. Susquehanna and Lackawanna Trail are the last remaining winless teams in District 2.

The Warriors (7-3) have dropped three out of four after starting the season 6-0.

Both teams will be part of the District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional playoff field. If current playoff ratings hold up, they will have a playoff rematch at Delaware Valley.

Wyoming Valley West’s Navion Terry added 10 points and Kenius Walker had 9.

Emmanuel Lewis hit two 3-pointers and Zach Konopke also scored six points during the second quarter when the Spartans held the Warriors to four points while extending a 14-12 lead to 26-16 at halftime.

Delaware Valley got 14 points from Jake Brower and 13 from Lennie McManus, the combination that led the comeback attempt.

The Spartans led 34-24 going into the fourth quarter.

Brower had nine points for the Warriors and McManus eight during the quarter.

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