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Old Forge, LT claim titles

The Old Forge 7th grade teamwith Coach Shawn Nee and Kiel Eigen.

The Lackawanna Trail 8th grade team.

Old Forge held its second annual Old Forge Jr. High Boys’ Basketball Tournament last weekend with Lackawanna Trail winning the eighth grade division and the host Blue Devils taking the seventh grade division.

Trail, coached by former Old Forge standout John Yanniello, beat Wyoming Area, 47-31, in the opening round of the eighth grade tournament behind 20 points from Tyler Rzucidlo. Jeremy Zezza led the Warriors with 15 points. The Lions then beat host Old Forge in the final, 36-21. Rzucidlo scored 13 for Trail. Brendan Edward led Old Forge with six points. The Blue Devils beat All Saints Academy in their opening game, 37-19. AJ Cantarella had 11 for Old Forge.

Wyoming Area won the consolation game, 55-18, over All-Saints. Zezza led the way with 17 points. Evan Musto added 15 for the Warriors.

Old Forge won the seventh grade tournament with a 48-30 win over West Hazleton. Armando Sallavanti led the Blue Devils with 19 points. Nick Pelosi added 12 for Old Forge. The Blue Devils defeated All Saints Academy in the opening round, 32-30, as Pelosi led the way with 11 points.

West Hazleton defeated Trail in the opening round, 37-34, behind 10 points from Jeff Gonzalez. Steve Scioscia led the Lions with 14. Trail beat All Saints in the consolation game, 23-15. Josh Evancovitch scored 11 for the Lions.

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