Holiday Tournament Roundup: Tunkhannock, Dallas claim basketball trophies

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

The Tunkhannock and Dallas boys basketball teams added trophies as the holiday tournament season was getting started for local high schools.

Tunkhannock won the Forest City Rotary Tournament with victories Dec. 23 and 26 to take the first title decided in holiday basketball events involving District 2 teams.

Dallas downed visiting Wyoming Area, 61-41, Monday in the second annual Backyard Brawl Trophy game.

Tony Maloney hit five 3-pointers while scoring 21 points when Tunkhannock defeated Forest City, 50-37, in the championship game.

Maloney was named tournament Most Valuable Player and Sean Harder made the all-tournament team for the Tigers, who defeated Mountain View, 40-32, in the first round.

Dallas used a 25-9, fourth-quarter advantage to break open what had been a four-point game against Wyoming Area.

The Mountaineers, who shot 18-for-23 from the line in the game, were led by Alex Charlton with 17 points. Tanner Gattuso added 16 points and Ethan Szczencinski had 15.

It was the second rivalry trophy win by the Mountaineers in less than a week. Earlier, they claimed the Black and Blue Rivalry Trophy from Lake-Lehman.

Both Lake-Lehman teams saw their tournament title shots end in the first round Monday.

The Lake-Lehman boys fell, 63-60, to Holy Redeemer in the 50th annual McGrane Tournament at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre.

The girls had a rough start and finish at the Pittston Holiday Tournament, falling to host Pittston Area, 62-24.

Pittston Area opened a 20-3 lead in the first quarter and held Lake-Lehman scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Julia Eneboe had 13 points in the loss.

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