LOCAL COLLEGE: Williams’ Double-double Fuels Falcons

February 18, 2019 GMT

Talek Williams recorded a double-double of 36 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lackawanna College men’s basketball team to a key NJCAA Region 19 win,

109-96, over Mercer County Community College on Sunday in the regular-season home finale at the Lackawanna Student Union.

Williams also had three assists for the Falcons (18-9 overall, 10-3 region).

J’von Winslow added 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Lackawanna. Isaiah Wiggins had 14 points and Doug Sneh chipped in 13 points.

Women’s basketball

At Scranton, Scranton High School graduate Ciaira Loyd and Keyanah Price each had a double-double to power Lackawanna College past Mercer County Community College, 94-49, in a NJCAA Region 19 game. It also was the regular-season home finale for the Lady Falcons.

Loyd had 12 points,

10 assists and two steals, while Price totaled 10 points, 16 rebounds and three assists.

Five other players scored in double figures for Lackawanna (22-5 overall, 13-3 region). Kyla Smith had a team-high 14 points. Colleen Cwalina added 12 points. Briaunna McCullough and Shaylah Green each had 11 and Jazmin Wright netted 10.

Men’s lacrosse

At Scranton, Tim Dolan had four goals and two assists as the University of Scranton rolled to a 16-6 win over King’s College in its inaugural game at Weiss Field at the Quinn Athletic Campus.

Quinn Killeen added three goals and one assist for the Royals (2-0). Michael Elefonte and Mike Modesti had two goals apiece.

Jared Gambino and Gabe Vansuch each had two goals and one assist for King’s (0-2).

Arcadia 17, Marywood 9

At Weiss Field in Scranton, Arcadia scored six of the game’s first seven goals to roll to a nonconference win over Marywood (0-3).

Ben Mustakos scored four goals for the Pacers and Matt Mitarotonda had two goals. Patrick Dingwell and Eric Morin each had one goal and one assist.

Brady Manion led Arcadia with six goals and three assists. Clo Muscara added four goals and four assists.

Men’s swimming

At Germantown, Md., Marywood University placed sixth in the final standings with 189 points at the Landmark Conference Championships.

Nick Dubinski led the Pacers on the final day of the three-day meet with a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.28. He also was part of the 400-yard free relay team that placed sixth in 3:25.48.

Late Saturday, Michael Diana of the University of Scranton won the 1-meter dive and teammate Jack Connolly took the 100-yard breaststroke.

One night after capturing the 3-meter dive, Diana totaled 344.85 points to sweep the diving events for the second time in three years.

Meanwhile, Donnelly won the 100 breast in 57.19 seconds. Marywood’s Dubinski was second to Donnelly in 57.77 seconds, breaking his school record.

Women’s swimming

At Germantown, Md., Pittston Area graduate Mia Nardone closed out her career at Marywood with a bronze medal in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:14.23 at the Landmark Conference Championships.

Nardone also swam on the 400-yard free relay team that finished sixth in 3:49.42.

Teammate Maia Clasby broke the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:32.26 to place ninth.

The Pacers wound up fifth in the final team standings with 291 points.

Audrey Campo of Scranton won the 400-yard individual medley title late Saturday.

The Scranton Prep grad touched the wall in 4:37.37, breaking a school record in the event that stood for

13 years, to claim her first Landmark career title. She also swam on the Royals’

200-yard medley relay team that placed second in a school-record 1:47.52.

Teammate Lauren Byrne set program, conference and championships records in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.71. Campo was second in 1:05.44.

Clasby set a Marywood record in the 100 breast in 1:09.13 to finish sixth.

Indoor track & field

At Ithaca, N.Y., Valley View graduate and University of Scranton senior Mark Merli posted two top-10 finishes at the Cornell University Marc Denault Invitational late Saturday.

Merli was fourth in the triple jump in 11.55 meters and seventh in the long jump in 5.95 meters.

Lackawanna Trail graduate Matt Kinback placed

seventh in the 800 meters in 2:01.38.

The Scranton women had eight top-10 finishes at the meet, highlighted by Caroline Banas’ third-place effort in the high jump at 1.60 meters. Scranton Prep graduate Rachel Kerr was seventh in the 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 10:48.13.

■ Keystone College competed at the Susquehanna University Invitational on Saturday.

Among the top finishers for the men were Valley View graduate John Chesson, who was 10th in the shot put

(40 feet, 7½ inches) and 16th in the weight throw (38-10¼); Nicholas Stanton, who was sixth in the long jump (20-5); Cameren Brice, who was eighth in the 800 meters (2:02.77); and Lakeland graduate Mark Arzie, who was 16th in the 400 meters

(55.27 seconds) and part of the 4x400-meter relay team that was fourth in 3:39.56.

For the Keystone women, Honesdale graduate Diane Kille was part of the distance medley relay team that placed 10th in 15:50.82. Scranton Prep graduate Rebecca Yuscavage was on the 4x200-meter relay team that was 15th in 2:07.89. Rachel Drumheiser was 13th in the weight throw (40-5) and Alex Myers was 13th in the long jump


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