Locals compete in all-star game

DALLAS ELY

Several local girls’ basketball players competed in the Lackawanna League Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game atForestCityRegionalHigh Schoolon Monday night.

Montrose’s Dallas Ely paced the locals, scoring 22 points for the Blue Team, coached by Montrose head coach Al Smith, in a 69-64 loss to the Red Team, coached byAbingtonHeights’ Vince Bucciarelli.

The Red Team featured players fromAbingtonHeights,Scranton,North Pocono,Riverside, Mid Valley, Valley View andDunmore.

Ely scored 12 of her team’s last 16 points and had a chance to tie the

SARA KRUPINSKI

game twice in the final minute on long 3-pointers.

But after the game, Ely wasn’t talking about her own game, despite 22 points and 10 rebounds.

“To play with all the girls I have played against, two times a season at least, is awesome,” Ely said. “(Clarissa Eggleston) was saying they’ve been off for a month and she didn’t know if she was going to be able to make it. She was going out there and making those three-point plays and we were like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ It was fun to see her play like that.”

Joining Ely was teammate Sara Krupinski, who scored 10 points. Also

MEGAN KRESS

KRISTEN BROWN

on the Blue Team was Mountain View’s Megan Kress, who scored five, andBlue Ridge’s Kristen Brown, who dropped in two.

On Tuesday night, the boys’ all-star game took place atValleyViewHigh Schooland featuredBlue Ridge’s Alex Cardoza and Jesse Pruitt on the Blue Team, which was coached by Trail head coach Andrew Kettel, while Montrose’s Colby Major and Tom Lewis were a part of the Red Team, coached byScranton’s Tony Battaglia.