Led by the deadeye perimeter shooting of Anna Albers & Marisa Gallik, Honesdale ruined Paupack's Senior Night basketball celebration. Albers poured in 16 points and Gallik added eight as the Red & Black dealt the Lady Bucks a 46-29 Lackawanna League loss.
The Lady Hornets put a damper on Paupack’s Senior Night celebration Thursday evening on the shores of The Big Lake.
Using a deadly combination of balanced scoring and suffocating defense, Honesdale rolled to a 46-29 victory. This game closed out the regular season Lackawanna League slate for both teams.
The Lady Hornets and Bucks must now sit back and await their respective assignments for the upcoming District Two basketball tournament.
This year’s organizational meeting will be held Monday, February 22nd in Scranton. At that event, seeds will be assigned and play-off dates set.
Tentatively speaking, it appears that both Honesdale and Paupack will be on the road to start their respective D-2 title quests.
The Red & Black may well play Western Wayne in the opening round of the Class AAA tourney. If seeds fall as expected, the Lady Hornets would travel to Varden next Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. game.
This year’s Class AAAA event is a sub-regional that includes District 4.
Weather permitting, Paupack would play March 1st on the road at either Wyoming Valley West or Hazleton Area.
Stay tuned to TWI Sports for updated information as it becomes available.
On the Court
Paupack opened Thursday’s game in impressive fashion.
Led by senior forward Ann Marie Vega, the Lady Bucks jetted out to a quick 6-1 advantage.
Vega, who is one of the top scorers in all of Division One, hit a pair of short range jumpers to lead the charge. She would finish with a team-best 12 points.
For Honesdale, the story on this particular night was Anna Albers.
The Lady Hornets’ fiery senior guard hammered home three long distance treys and finished with a game-high 16 points.
Marisa Gallik also contributed key buckets to the Lady Hornet cause.
Gallik, who is also among the division’s top scorers, drained a pair of 3-balls on her way to an eight point outing.
Honesdale blew open what had been a close game midway through the third period. The Red & Black outscored the Bucks by a margin of 17-5, then cruised to a double digit victory.
HON (9-13, 1-6) 46: Albers 5 3-4 16, Gallik 3 0-1 8, M. Martin 2 0-0 4, K. Martin 2 0-0 4, Calkin 4 1-2 9, Kowalczyk 1 3-4 5, Robbins 0 0-0 0.
WAL (6-16, 2-5) 29: Alderfer 0 1-2 1, Rode 1 1-2 3, Hessling 0 0-0 0, Wentz 1 0-0 2, Ragonese 2 0-0 4, Valenza 1 0-0 3, Vega 5 1-2 12.
Score by Quarters...
HON 7 12 17 10 - 46
WAL 6 11 5 7 - 29