First Posted: 4/8/2014
Maggie Michael led a strong effort by the Dallas contingent April 4 in the Wyoming Valley Conference Girls Senior All-Star Basketball Classic at Holy Redeemer High School.
Michael, one of four Mountaineers in the game, was named team Most Valuable Player after scoring a team-high 12 points for the winning East squad in a 75-50 win over the West to open the doubleheader that also featured the Boys Senior All-Star Classic.
The Dallas players provided 30 of the points for the East. Katy Comitz added seven, Sam Missal had six and Steph Cybulski five.
The East dominated in the first half, opening a 33-13 lead midway through with the help of six points by Michael.
“These are a great bunch of girls,” Michael told the Times Leader. “The past two days, we’ve become kindred spirits. I’ve made friendships I’ll have for a long time.”
Michael, who helped Dallas to a WVC Division 1 title as a junior, is headed to King’s College where she plans to continue her basketball career.
Comitz hit a half-court shot at the halftime buzzer to extend the lead to 48-22.
Missal hit two 3-pointers and Cybulski made one.
Lake-Lehman’s Emily Sutton played for the West and scored two points.
The Lake-Lehman team was prominent in the boys game.
Brian Cutter was one of the two coaches for the East, Adam Dizbon was the leading scorer and was joined by Pete Borum to give the Black Knights two of the three double figures scorers on the East.
The West won the game, 110-76.
Dizbon, a first-team selection on the Times Leader WVC All-Star Team, made three 3-pointers while leading the East with 13 points. Borum, a second-team Times Leader all-star selection, added 10 points, including a dunk. Cody Paraschak also represented Lake-Lehman and added two points.
Chad DeBona from Dallas scored three points for the East. John Kane and Brian Banas, two Dallas residents from Holy Redeemer, were also on the East team but were held scoreless.
Tunkhannock’s Sean Soltysiak scored two points for the West.