High school basketball: Warriors stay with Comets early before falling short


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Wyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, pressures Crestwood’s Robbie Hopkins in boys basketball action Tuesday night in Exeter.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s P.J. Angeli catches a pass in the corner against Crestwood.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

WA’s Matt Wright, left, grabs an offensive rebound ahead of Crestwood’s Jason Klusewitz.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Crestwood pulled away in the second half Tuesday night for a 63-45 victory over host Wyoming Area in a non-league boys basketball game between Wyoming Valley Conference schools.

The defending WVC champion Comets improved to 5-3 with the help of 19 points by Tim McCue, 16 points by Josh Malkemes and 10 points by Jason Klusewitz.

Wyoming Area led, 12-11, after one quarter and forced a 17-17 halftime tie before Crestwood scored 46 second-half points.

Sam Greenfield led the Warriors (2-5) with 11 points. Tony Saitta added nine.

Looking ahead

Pittston Area returns from a week off when it opens the 50th annual McGrane Tournament Monday night at the Wilkes-Barre Catholic Youth Center at 6:30 p.m. against Hanover Area. Lake-Lehman plays Holy Redeemer at 8 p.m.

The winners play for the title Wednesday at 8 p.m., following the 6:30 p.m. championship game between Monday.

Pittston Area will be trying to improve on a last-place finish from a year ago.

The second annual Backyard Brawl Trophy game will be played Monday night when Wyoming Area plays at Dallas.

Dallas won last year’s game, 70-55.

Wyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, pressures Crestwood’s Robbie Hopkins in boys basketball action Tuesday night in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSD122715WyoAreaBoysBB_4.jpgWyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, pressures Crestwood’s Robbie Hopkins in boys basketball action Tuesday night in Exeter. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s P.J. Angeli catches a pass in the corner against Crestwood.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSD122715WyoAreaBoysBB_5.jpgWyoming Area’s P.J. Angeli catches a pass in the corner against Crestwood. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

WA’s Matt Wright, left, grabs an offensive rebound ahead of Crestwood’s Jason Klusewitz.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSD122715WyoAreaBoysBB_6.jpgWA’s Matt Wright, left, grabs an offensive rebound ahead of Crestwood’s Jason Klusewitz. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

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