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Freedom boys basketball romps Becahi in final 11 minutes to win Dailey title

That’s when Freedom (2-0) woke up and responded with a 15-2 streak of its own to regain momentum. Senior guard Malek Mims tallied 11 of those points, including the final 2 on a tip-in, making the score 41-34 with 30 seconds left in the third…

Malek Mims finished with 15 points. His twin brother, Caleb, had 19 and senior forward David Barnes registered 13.

-Kyle Craig |

-Bucks County Courier Times

Gettysburg, New Oxford start seasons with wins

-Tom Sixeas | Times Sports Writer

“Gettysburg and New Oxford could end up being two of the best teams in the Times Area this season in boys basketball.”

*We’ll expand that to “two of the better teams in the entire District III” #BESCENE 👁 G-Quadir Copeland, NO-Abdul Jennah

Watkins’s 17 points help Chester rally past McCaskey

A half time deficit didn’t sit well with Karell Watkins

Watkins scored 17 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, to go with 12 rebounds as Chester rallied past McCaskey, 54-46, at the Fred Pickett Classic.

Matthew De George |

Harris Vorwald leads Cumberland Valley to tourney title; Trinity dominates in opener

PIAA runner-up Trinity blasted York Catholic in the season opener 92-52 behind 10 3-pointers, five of them from Aley Zangari. Division I recruit Chance Westry led with 20 points, aided by Westry’s 18. Marcus Beckett added 11.

Cumberland Valley impressed with a second straight win beating North Penn 59-49 to win the Hershey Tip-Off Tournament behind Harris Vorwald’s 23 points. The Eagles dropped seven 3s, and Max Krevsky pitched in 13 points. Vorwald was named MVP, and Sam Sherry (eight points Saturday) was named to the all-tournament team.

-Sentinel Staff

Fritz leads Marian to overtime win

Fritz scored nine of his team’s 14 points in overtime to lead Marian to a 64-60 win over Jim Thorpe in the season opener for both teams.

The home crowd really motivated me,” said Fritz, who scored a game high 33 points on the night.

-Rich Strack |

WBA boys prevail in debut

The Wilkes-Barre Area era of boys basketball officially began Friday night as the Wolfpack won the first game of the new program’s history with a 68-44 drubbing of Delaware Valley.

Paul Sokoloski –

Loyalsock’s Aiden Gair scores 41 in win against Whitehall

In boys basketball Saturday, Loyalsock defeated Whitehall, 83-71. Tournament MVP Aiden Gair scored a team-high 41 points including eight treys.

-Staff Reporter | Williamsport Sun Gazette

“Cathedral Prep’s Alfonso Pickens scored 18 points for Prep in win over Lake Catholic (OH)” –Erie Times

Indians triumphant in tip-off tourney

Shamokin boys basketball beat Mahanoy Area in the championship game of its annual tip-off tournament on Saturday night, 62-56.

The Indians were led by Joey Masser and Mason Filarski offensively. Masser was able to knock down 10 field goals and added four at the free throw line to score a total of 24 points. Filarski tallied 19 and hit three 3-pointers in the contest.

-Staff Reporter |