Dallas travel team takes silver in tournament

First Posted: 1/18/2009

The Dallas fourth grade boys travel basketball team recently took second place in the Third Annual Print Factory Christmas Tournament played at Backcourt Hoops in . The team defeated the Whittier School of Scranton, 25-14, in the first round. The Dallas team faced Our Lady of Snows Team 2 from Clarks Summit in the semi-finals and won, 25-17. Facing a tough Our Lady of Snows Team 1 in the finals, the Dallas boys came up short, 18-27. Leading the team in scoring was Lee Eckert (16 points.), Paul Zblotney (14 points.), Nico DeLuca (13 points.) and Dalton Gattuso (10 points.) The team was anchored by the strong defensive play of Collin Pertl, Jason Anderson, Stone Mannello and J.D. Barrett. Members of the team are, from left, first row, Dalton Gattuso, Paul Zblotney, Collin Pertl, Nico DeLuca and Stone Mannello Second row, Jim Gattuso, assistant coach; Jason Anderson, Lee Eckert and Vito DeLuca, head coach

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