Carbondale Area's district tourney hopes are still alive

Carbondale Area (3-12) posted a win over Pocono Mountain East to stay within striking distance of a District 2 playoff berth to highlight girls hoops action.

Tonight, CA visits Old Forge then faces Elk Lake twice and Lakeland in their next three battles in their quest to reach the post season tourney.

Meanwhile, Lakeland (1-14) will look to produce a final push for a 3A playoff berth.

Forest City (5-9) will be seeking a Class A berth in a sub-Regional tourney.

Recent results include...

Mid Valley 54

Chargerettes 26

CA stayed within striking distance in the first half at 21-13 but was unable to nail that one shot to ignite a surge.

When MV opened the second half on an 8-0 run, the visitors took control the rest of the way.

Sam Artone (6) led CA’s scoring.

Susquehanna 53

Lady Chiefs 37

Susquehanna pulled away from an 11-7 lead with 21-13 and 11-4 runs for the win. Jordyn Flynn (15) paced Lakeland.

Mackenzie Steele (11) topped the winners adding 15 rebounds and 18 blocked shots. Steele’s mom is a former Carbondale Area player.

Chargerettes 40

Pocono Mt. East 32

Trailing 24-21 at half, CA posted 7-1 and 16-7 runs in the second half for the win. Christina Carachilo (12) led CA.

Western Wayne 55

Lady Chiefs 42

WW turned a 15-9 start into a a commanding 34-17 halftime cushion en route to the victory.

Haley Clauss-Walton (18) topped Lakeland.

Trail 38

Lady Foresters 37

FC led 19-18 at half but were edged 9-8 and 11-10 in the second half.

Makenzie Hartman (19) ignited FC.

Holy Cross 78

Chargerettes 39

After a 20-10 start, HC added a 19-9 second quarter to put the game out of reach.

Amelia Zazzera (13) paced Carbondale Area.

Dunmore 67

Lady Chiefs 32

Dunmore raced to a 32-4 start and never looked back. Haley Clauss-Walton (16) topped Lakeland.

Susquehanna 52

Lady Foresters 40

Susquehanna posted a 14-8 and 16-13 start and added to the cushion the rest of the way.

Makenzie Hartman (21) and Skylar Fortuner (12) led Forest City.