Patriots win streak stopped at nine

First Posted: 1/6/2013

The Lady Patriots unbeaten string is over. After opening the season with eight preseason wins and one in the WVC opener on Wednesday at home against Berwick, the girls lost in overtime to Hazleton in Hazleton on Friday night.

Down by three heading into the fourth quarter they tied it up, but only scored tow in the OT.

Mia Hopkins scored 24 for PA, Liz Waleski, 17; Eastin Ashby, 9; Ali Barber, 6 and Ali Brady, 4.

The LPs shot pretty well from the line hitting 16-of-21 free throws, but not as well as the Lady Cougars who were 23-for-26.

Alyssa Sitch’s scored 23 for Hazleton Area picked up the win in overtime.

Angie Marchetti had 14.

Waleski hit two threes and Ashby, 1 for PA.

The game was tight all the way with Hazleton leading by two after the first, PA by three at the half, and Hazleton by three after the third.

Nanticoke 52, WA 30

Nanticoke rolled at home with Kayley Schinski’s getting a game-high 15 points.

Abby Thornton led Wyoming Area with 10 points. Nicole Turner scored 6 and Serra Degnan, 4.

The Lady Warriors were 2-of-12 shooting free throws. Nanticoke was 10-of-16.

It was the LWs only game of the week.

It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Lady Warriors, who haven’t won since they defeated Coughlin in a preseason game on December 14.

They are 2-8 over all and 0-1 in the WVC D-II.

PA 53, Berwick 46

Pittston Area outscored Berwick 12-6 in the third quarter to break away from the Bulldogs. Waleski scored a game-high 16 points for the Patriots, while Mia Hopkins scored 14 and Allie Barber, 12.

Ashby had 8 with a three and 5-of-6 free throws. The team was 18-of-26.

Kelly Sheptock’s 16 points led Berwick, which also got 11 points from Gabby Kishbaugh.

The Patriots are 9-1 overall and 1-1 in the WVC D-I.

Lady Patriots defend tourney crown

Going back to last Sunday Hopkins scored a game-high 25 points and Waleski, 16 points, with two threes, as the Patriots defended their Pittston Area Holiday Tournament title beating Holy Redeemer 51-46 in the title game.

The game had been scheduled for Saturday, December 29 but was postponed by snow.

Alexis Lewis scored 18 points to lead the Royals.

The consolation game, Wyoming Area and Valley View, was not played because Mountainview couldn’t travel because of road conditions.

The teams agreed to schedule a game on a date to be announced.

This week


Wyoming Area at Hanover

Dallas at Pittston Area


PA at Tunkhannock

Lake Lehman at WA

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