Foresters defeated in district finals

Forest City’s boys’ basketball team faced a 59-37 loss to Old Forge in the District II Class A championship game on Wednesday night at Lackawanna College Student Union.
The Foresters were put behind early as Old Forge took a 13-5 lead after the first quarter, and after a 21-9 run from the Blue Devils in the second the Foresters trailed 34-14 by halftime.
Old Forge came out in the second half to continue its dominance with a 19-10 third quarter, and despite a 13-6 run from the Foresters in the fourth, the Blue Devils ran away with the title.
Vince DeLucy went 4 for 5 from the field to lead Forest City (1-22) with 12 points.
Matt Nevins chipped in nine points.
Forest City (1-22) – V. DeLucy 4-5 3-4 12, M. Nevins 4-10 0-0 9, A. Kowalewski 3-11 0-0 8, A. Kresock 2-6 0-0 4, J. Korty 1-4 0-1 2, P. Coles 1-7 0-0 2, C. Baresse 0-0 0-0 0, S. McCormick 0-1 0-0 0, M. Blake 0-1 0-0 0, J. Hicks 0-0 0-0 0, J. Darrenkamp 0-2 0-0 0, M. Taylor 0-1 0-1 0, D. O’Dell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3-6 37.
Old Forge (11-12) – B. Tomasetti 7-13 2-4 16, D. Chromey 5-7 2-2 15, B. Wahl 3-8 2-4 8, J. Aversa 2-6 2-2 6, A. Piccolini 1-1 2-2 4, J. Manetti 2-2 0-2 4, T. DeSando 1-3 0-0 2, J. Gutowski 0-3 2-2 2, A. Cantarella 1-2 0-0 2, E. Grochowski 0-0 0-0 0, B. Edwards 0-1 0-0 0, A. DeLuca 0-0 0-0 0, C. Rizzo 0-0 0-0 0, D. Drasba 0-1 0-0 0, R. Donovan 0-1 0-0 0, R. Cipollina 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-50 12-18 59.
FC 5 9 10 13 – 37
OF 13 21 19 6 – 59
3-point shooting: FC 4-16 (Kowalewski 2-7, M. Nevins 1-1, DeLucy 1-2, Kresock 0-1, Darrenkamp 0-1, Coles 0-4), OF 3-11 (Chromey 3-3, Aversa 0-1, Cipollina 0-1, Donovan 0-1, Edwards 0-1, Wahl 0-2, DeSando 0-2). Rebounds: FC 31 (Nevins 6, Kowalewski 6), OF 33 (Wahl 6, Tomasetti 6). Assists: FC 4 (Nevins 2), OF 9 (Wahl 6). Steals: FC 6 (Coles 3), OF 14 (Wahl 4, Tomasetti 4, Aversa 4). Turnovers: FC 20, OF 8. Blocks: FC 1 (Coles), OF 1 (Tomasetti). Fouled out: Kresock.