Ken Bianchi’s milestone coaching win highlights this week’s sports roundup


Compiled by Robert Tomkavage



Abington Heights head boys basketball coach Ken Bianchi, center, celebrates his 700th career win with his players and assistant coach Jeff McLane, left.


Stephanie Walkowski photos | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights senior Tim Toro scored a team-high 14 points to lead Abington Heights over Holy Cross, 59-37, in a Lackawanna League boys basketball game Dec. 4 in South Abington Twp.


Stephanie Walkowski photos | For Abington Journal

BOYS BASKETBALL

Comets crush Spartans

Abington Heights defeated Wyoming Valley West, 67-37, in a non-league boys basketball game Dec. 7 in Plymouth. Tim Toro led the Comets with 22 points. Seth Maxwell added 14 and Jackson Danzig scored 12.

Lions fall to Panthers

Monticello downed Lackawanna Trail, 66-44, in a non-league boys basketball game Dec. 5 in Hawley. Steven Scioscia led Trail with nine points and Cody Stuenzi scored eight for the Lions.

Bianchi reaches milestone

Abington Heights defeated Holy Cross, 59-37, in a Lackawanna League boys basketball game Dec. 4 in South Abington Township. The win was the 700th in head coach Ken Bianchi’s career. Tim Toro led the Comets with 14 points. Jordan Hollander and Jackson Danzig each scored 12 and Colin Klingman added 11.

Cavs top Mohawks

Scranton Prep downed Meyers, 58-49, in a non-league boys basketball game Dec. 4 in Wilkes-Barre. Prep’s Paddy Casey led all scorers with 17 points. Logan Bailey added 14 and Nick Dende scored 12 for the Cavaliers.

Buckhorns down Lions

Wallenpaupack defeated Lackawanna Trail, 46-34, in a Lackawanna League boys basketball game Dec. 4 in Hawley. Ronnie Traver led the Lions with 12 points and Steven Scioscia added nine.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Classics defeat Lady Comets

Julia Sirotnak scored 16 points to help lead Scranton Prep over Crestwood, 42-35, in a non-league girls basketball game Dec. 7 in Scranton. Calista Kline added nine points for the Classics.

Lady Warriors down Lady Lions

Elk Lake topped Lackawanna Trail, 48-26, in a Lackawanna League girls basketball game Dec. 6 in Tunkhannock. Ally Decker scored 13 points to lead Trail and Lexie Kwiatkowski added seven.

Lady Comets rout Lady Knights

Nicole Getz scored 12 points to help lead Abington Heights over Lake-Lehman, 53-30, in a non-league girls basketball game Dec. 5 in Hazleton. Alessia Brunori and Cassie Ksiazek each added seven points for Abington Heights.

Lady Tigers knock off Lady Lions

Tunkhannock defeated Lackawanna Trail, 52-37, in a non-league girls basketball game Dec. 5 in Tunkhannock. Lexie Kwiatkowski led the Lady Lions with 14 points and Ally Decker scored 12.

Lady Cougars too much for Lady Comets

Harrisburg topped Abington Heights, 58-40, in a non-league girls basketball game Dec. 4 in Hazleton. Cassie Ksiazek led the Lady Comets with 13 points and Nicole Getz chipped in with eight.

BOYS SWIMMING

Cavs top Cougars

Scranton Prep defeated Valley View, 97-31, in a Lackawanna League swim meet Dec. 7 in Scranton. Thomas Pfaeffle placed first in the 200 free and 100 fly, Conor McCall finished first in the 200 individual medley and 500 free, Joe Kyle Bushta was first in the 50 and 100 free and Nico Lastauskas placed first in the 100 back and 100 breast. Prep’s team of McCall, Lastauskas, Pfaeffle and Bushta placed first in the 200 medley relay. The Cavs team of Lastauskas, Pfaeffle, McCall and Bushta was first in the 400 free relay.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Lady Cougars edge Classics

Valley View topped Scranton Prep, 96-84, in a Lackawanna League girls swim meet Dec. 7 in Scranton. Lauren Lanzendorfer placed first in the 200 and 500 free for the Classics. Tori McNulty finished first in the 200 individual medley and 100 back, Cat Donlon was first in the 50 and 100 free and Audrey Campo placed first in the 100 breast and 100 fly.

WRESTLING

Comets win three matches

Abington Heights finished with a 3-2 record at the Wyalusing Ram Duels Dec. 5. The Comets defeated Lackawanna Trail, 33-30, Waverly (NY), 59-9, and Elk Lake, 60-12. They were defeated by Tunkhannock, 60-15, and Shikellamy, 60-12. Nick Carr had two pins, two forfeit wins and a win by decision. Joe Makowski had a forfeit win. Noah Sirianni won by pin, major decision and forfeit. Owen Hivner had won by decision twice, injury default and pin. Anthony Kimble won by forfeit twice and pin. Scott Jacoby had two forfeit wins. Jacob Rosenstein had two pins and a forfeit win. Sam Northup had two forfeit wins and won by decision. Christopher Langan won by pin, technical fall and decision. Sean Myers won by injury default and forfeit. Juan Loboda had two forfeit wins. Adam Wellard had two pins and a forfeit win.

Lions win two matches

Lackawanna Trail finished with a 2-3 record at the Wyalusing Ram Duels Dec. 5. The Lions defeated Blue Ridge, 36-33, and Columbia Montour Vo-Tech, 48-27. They were defeated by Abington Heights, 33-30, Wyalusing, 75-3, and Wallenpaupack, 64-16. Rocco Pacini won two matches by forfeit and one by decision. Jacob Furneaux won by disqualification and pin. Trent Phillips had two pins and two decisions. Justin Ganser won two matches by forfeit and one by pin.David Moyle had two pins and a forfeit win. Tyler Baltrusaitis has three pins and a major decision. Trent Ashley had a forfeit win. DJ Klinges had three pins and Mike Walsh had a pin.

Cavaliers win one match

Scranton Prep finished 1-2 in the Jesuit Duels Dec. 5 in Philadelphia. The Cavs defeated Xavier (NY), 52-24, and were defeated by St. Joseph’s Prep, 48-30, and Fordham Prep (NY), 48-33. Alex Posley and Ivan Balavage had three wins each. Thor Balavage had two pins and a forfeit victory. Chris Bender had a pin and forfeit win. Mike Welsh had a pin and forfeit win. Bruce Parola had two pins. Liam Moyle won by decision and pin. Tommy Carroll and Sammy Segers each had a pin.

Abington Heights head boys basketball coach Ken Bianchi, center, celebrates his 700th career win with his players and assistant coach Jeff McLane, left.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-AH-Basketball-Bianchi.jpgAbington Heights head boys basketball coach Ken Bianchi, center, celebrates his 700th career win with his players and assistant coach Jeff McLane, left. Stephanie Walkowski photos | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights senior Tim Toro scored a team-high 14 points to lead Abington Heights over Holy Cross, 59-37, in a Lackawanna League boys basketball game Dec. 4 in South Abington Twp.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-AH-Basketball-Toro.jpgAbington Heights senior Tim Toro scored a team-high 14 points to lead Abington Heights over Holy Cross, 59-37, in a Lackawanna League boys basketball game Dec. 4 in South Abington Twp. Stephanie Walkowski photos | For Abington Journal

Compiled by Robert Tomkavage

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