Teams treated local fans to plenty of thrills this weekend as the Honesdale Missy Basketball Association closed out its third week of competition at Lakeside Elementary and Stourbridge Primary.

Week Three of the 2011 Honesdale Missy Basketball Association campaign is now in the books and local fans are being treated to one exciting game after another.

In Senior Division action, the Cardinals staged a wild comeback in dealing the Stars a 24-20 loss and the Belles dealt the Kernals a 20-17 setback.

On the Junior Division scene, the Lakerettes held on for a thrilling 12-11 win over the Celtics and the Jazz doubled up on the Bullets, 12-6.

In Rookie Division competition, the Comets used suffocating defense to squeak past the Rockets, 6-4. The weekend finale saw the Stars cruised to a 20-6 victory over the Hot Shots.

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Jennson Gibbs scored a game-high eight points in leading the Cards to their 24-20 win over the Stars. She was aided & abetted by Theobald (six pts) and Barton (four pts).

Sierra Rutledge and Watson paced the Stars’ attack with four apiece.

In Saturday’s second Senior Division battle, Destinee Arnold rattled the rims for six point in leading the Belles to a victory over the Kernals. Houghton and McLaughlin chipped in with two buckets each.

Corinne Casazza led a balanced Kernals’ assault with six, while Faith Howell added four.

Mackenzie Porter’s late game heroics lifted the Lakerettes to a wild 12-11 win over the Celtics.

Six of Porter’s team-best eight points came when they mattered most: in the fourth quarter. Camden Bannan and Calie Kraft contributed a basket each for the victors.

Dariana Durdach paced the Celts with fourand Jackie Burke added three. Julia Carter and Kayla Eckoff also swished baskets in a losing effort.

Game Two saw the Jazz break open  a close contest en route to a 12-6 decision over the Bullets.

Shyanna Swartwood hit a pair of key buckets in the third quarter for the Jazz. Katrina Hazen, Carissa West, Sarah Keast and Alyssa Jennings each contributed a deuce.

For the Bullets, the trio of Lydia Box, Ellie Redick and Emily Klim accounted for all of the offense.

In a defensive battle that placed a high premium on scoring, the Comets wrested a 6-4 decision from the Rockets.

Sophia Goyette’s fourth quarter bucket proved to be the gamewinner. Kelly Varcoe and Lydia Grossman rounded out the Comet’s scoring.

Macy Rutledge and Brynn McGinnis hit one basket each for the Rockets.

In the final Rookie Division contest of the weekend, Taylor Maxson erupted for 12 points in carrying the Stars to a 20-6 win.

Grace Maxson added six points.

For the Hot Shots, Libby Stephens led the way with four points and Cindy Perricone added two.