King’s guard Adam Brasky gets a rebound against Albany Pharmacy Monday night during the first game of the Wilkes-Barre Challenge Tournament.BILL TARUTIS/For The Times Leader
YORK – Tournament MVP Ethan Eichhorst made two layups in the final 16 seconds as the Misericordia men’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to win the York Coach’s vs. Cancer Classic with a 71-70 win over the host school on Monday.
Eichhorst had a team-high 18 points to lead four players in double figures. Jeff Slanovec had 16 points and 10 rebounds and was named to the All-Tournament team while Matt Greene and Robbie Johnson added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Three players – Kyle Hammonds, Matt Fiorino and Kevin Conroy – scored at least 15 points apiece as the Monarchs rolled to victory on the final day of the Wilkes-Barre Challenge.
Hammonds led the way for King’s (6-5) with 25 points, while Fiorino tossed in 20 points and Conroy added 15 points. Conroy also registered 11 rebounds in the win.
King’s opened a 24-point advantage at halftime and never looked back in the easy victory.
Chris DeRojas poured in 25 points with five 3s while Paul Huch scored 17 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as the Colonels defeated Curry as Wilkes was the only team with two wins in the Wilkes-Barre Challenge.
Kendall Hinze finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for Wilkes (5-5), while Tyler Breznitsky put up 11 points in just 20 minutes played.
DeRojas and Huch made the All-Challenge team as did Sedale Jones and Jarrell Jackson from Curry College, Kyle Hammonds from King’s, and Peter Aiken from Albany Pharmacy.
Celia Rader scored 13 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and Abby Malloy added nine second half points as the Monarchs overcame a 28-23 halftime deficit to post the victory in the consolation game of the Starters/Moravian Winter Classic Sunday at Moravian College.