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2014-15 News

PM West takes shot against Parkland

By MIKE KUHNS
Record Sports Editor
Posted Feb. 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM 

The way Brad Pensyl sees it, his basketball team is in a no-lose situation.

Pocono Mountain West has 14 wins this year and a roster of underclassmen basically new to playoff basketball. So when the No. 9 Panthers (14-9) take on top-seed Parkland (24-1) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Easton Middle School, no one should think Pensyl’s team is going in tight.
“The way I see it, we have absolutely no pressure on us,” Pensyl said. “District play is funny, you just don’t know. It would be a great story if we beat them.”
The Panthers are coming off one of their best wins of the year, a 78-74 victory over Southern Lehigh in the preliminary round of the District 11 Class AAAA playoffs. West trailed heading into the fourth quarter, but rallied by scoring 23 points in the last eight minutes.
Parkland will be another challenge. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion has just one loss this year, that coming at the hands of St. Joe’s Prep. The Trojans defeated the Panthers 80-53 earlier this year.
A 12-point halftime deficit turned bad quickly for Pocono West in that meeting. Pensyl said, “they Blitzkreiged us” but that the 27-point loss wasn’t an indication of the game. Pensyl said his team did learn a lesson, though.
“For us to have a shot, we have to play flawless basketball,” Pensyl said. “It can’t be in the 70s or 80s. If it is, we’re in trouble.”
The victory over Southern Lehigh and today’s game against Parkland is very valuable for the Panthers. Pensyl said his young team — sophomores Lance Singh, Isaiah Wiggins, AJ Simon and Jalen Vaughns, and junior Mario Olivieri — will gain valuable playoff experience today.
“Down the road it’s going to help us,” Pensyl said. “I told the team that we needed to play some playoff games. Just to get an extra two games and five-six days of practice was big for us.”
Pocono West will play a team not many have figured out. The fourth-ranked team in the state in Class AAAA is, “big and long and they disrupt everything,” Pensyl said. The Panthers aren’t going just for the experience, though.
“Certainly we hope to win,” Pensyl said. “We’re not going to lose or keep it close.”
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West steamrolls East in rivalry match up

POCONO SUMMIT — 
PM West 94, PM East 65
PM East 21;21;12;12;— 65
PM West 24;31;19;20;— 94
PM EAST (65)
Ferguson 2 0-0 4, Carter 6 4-6 17, Lamar 6 1-1 13, Woody 3 5-5 14, Forbes 4 4-4 14, Kennedy 0 0-0 0, McMaster 0 3-4 3, Burgos 1 0-0 2. Totals — 22 17-20 65.
PM WEST (94)
Vaughns 3 2-4 8, Wiggins 8 0-0 16, Nurse 2 0-0 4, Jasmin 1 0-0 3, Jenkins 0 0-0 0, Simon 1 2-2 4, Hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 3 3-4 9, Olivieri 5 4-5 14, Quiteh 1 0-0 2. Totals — 37 14-19 94.
3-point goals — PME 4 (Forbes 2, Carter, Woody);PMW 6  (Jasmin).
Records — PM East 3-19, 1-15 EPC; PM West 13-9, 8-8 EPC.
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West wins at wire

BRODHEADSVILLE - Pocono Mountain West avoided a "devastating" loss Wednesday night.
But it took one period of overtime to do so.
With the help of an AJ Simon jumper to tie it in regulation and a Jalen Vaughns layup to win it, the Panthers (12-8, 7-7 EPC) defeated Pleasant Valley 83-81 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball.
The game was saved by Pocono West's Mario Olivieri, who, with less than a minute to go, sank a layup and the following foul shot to close a 79-76 gap to 79 all.
After the Bears' (8-13, 8-9 EPC) Eric Marbury nailed a layup, the Panthers' Isaiah Wiggins responded with another before teammate Vaughns forced a turnover off Marbury and sank the game-winner with 4.3 seconds left for his only points of the night.
"I'm happy for our kids because we needed that win," West head coach Brad Pensyl said. "We had to have that win just for our confidence. A three-point loss last night at the buzzer (against East Stroudsburg South), that stuff's tough on the young kids.
"Just made some really big plays at the end. Different guys stepped up and we did what we had to do."
And they did so with an intensity that may have been lacking recently.
But that intensity didn't quite show until the fourth quarter.
"I thought the first three quarters, we kind of stood around a little bit," Pensyl said. "The last quarter, we got a little bit more aggressive. Obviously, we know what we have to work on.
"One of the hallmarks of our basketball program has been making people turn the ball over, and we're just not there yet. We don't have enough pressure on people to make teams throw the ball away like we used to in the past. But we're getting better."
Pensyl said a loss on Wednesday would have been devastating, a point hard to argue considering his team had lost three of its previous four games.
"I think this loss would have devastated us," he said. "I think I would've had a hard time getting them back, and I mean I've about tried every trick I know trying to regroup, change some things up on offense and defense.
"Tonight was the first time in a long time we actually had some other guys besides me being leaders on the floor at the end of the game, which was huge for me."
With Olivieri, Wiggins, and Simon having such strong nights, their performances spoke for themselves.
Wiggins scored a game-high 27 points for the Panthers.
"I thought Mario Olivieri was huge," Pensyl said. "I thought Other made a couple really big plays at the end. Isaiah Wiggins had an offensive rebound, a few steals, and that block on Marbury was huge."
Not to mention, the Panthers are in the midst of four consecutive days of games. They played ES South Tuesday and Pleasant Valley Wednesday, and they will travel to Parkland Thursday before playing Pocono East Friday.
"No rest for the weary," Pensyl said. "And I do think the one that has hurt us is the cancellations and schedules; we just don't have enough practice time. But we'll go get ready for Parkland tomorrow. We've watched film, we'll have a shoot-around tomorrow and then we'll get ready for East Friday and we'll see what we get out of this."
This all comes while trying to make the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, already having made the District 11 playoffs.
"We still have a little bit of life left," Pensyl said. "We still could get in that Eastern Penn playoffs which obviously is our goal. If we don't, then we'll refocus and regroup and get ready for the District playoffs, but (this game) was everything I expected."
On the other side of the court, Wednesday's game crushed the District 11 playoff hopes of Pleasant Valley.
The Bears needed to win Wednesday night over Pocono West and Friday over Stroudsburg to make it.
Unfortunately, a strong performance Wednesday wasn't strong enough to get the win.
PM West 83, Pleasant Valley 81, OT
PM West - 15 18 16 22 12 - 83
Pleasant Valley - 18 20 14 19 10 - 81
PM WEST (83)
Vaughns 1 0-0 2, Wiggins 11 3-6 27, Jenkins 0 0-0 0, Simon 2 1-2 5, Alvarado 2 0-1 4, Olivieri 6 6-9 18, Quiteh 1 0-0 2. Totals - 32 15-24 83.
PLEASANT VALLEY (81)
Mikulski 5 1-2 14, Nevarez 7 0-0 15, Marbury 6 5-6 17, Moore 5 2-2 12, Wisser 2 2-3 8, Barker 0 0-0 0, Fludd 0 0-0 0, Sharpe 5 3-4 14. Totals - 30 13-17 81.
3-pointers - PMW 4 (Wiggins 2); PV 8 (Mikulski 3, Wisser 2, Nevarez, Marbury, Sharpe).
Records - PM West 12-8, 7-7 EPC; Pleasant Valley 8-13, 8-9 EPC.
JV Score - Pleasant Valley, 60-57.
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Jackson's 30 help nip West

POCONO SUMMIT - Andre Jackson scored a game-high 30 points - 13 coming in the fourth quarter - as East Stroudsburg South beat Pocono Mountain West 72-71 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball on Tuesday night.
Isaiah Wiggins scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, but West's rally fell short.
ES South 72, PM West 71
ES South 20 13 22 17 - 72
PM West 9 17 20 25 - 71
ES South 72
Delesline 1 0-2 2, Lopez 3 0-0 7, Eck 1 0-0 3, Jackson 9 10-15 30, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Toleno 1 0-2 2, Caldera 5 0-0 14, P. Stewart 3 0-0 6, V. Stewart 0 0-1 0, Davy 4 0-2 8. Totals: 27 10-20 72.
PM West 71
Vaughns 4 1-3 9, Wiggins 7 5-6 19, Simon 1 0-2 2, Alvarado 1 0-2 2, Olivieri 6 5-8 17, Quiteh 0 0-2 0. Totals: 26 18-31 71.
3 point goals: ESS 8 (Lopez, Eck, Jackson 2, Caldera 4); PMW 1.
Record: PM West 11-8, 6-7.
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  • Mounties run away from Panthers, 91-62

    By Zach Sturniolo
    Record Sports Writer 

    Posted Jan. 28, 2015 @ 9:59 pm 

    STROUDSBURG - The Mountaineers just kept climbing higher and higher.
    A 26-point third quarter sparked a massive breakaway that led to a 91-62 Stroudsburg win over Pocono Mountain West in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball Wednesday night.
    Despite staying on the Mounties' heels throughout the first half, the Panthers could only watch as Stroudsburg (13-4) stole turnover after turnover and made shot after shot.
    "We weren't getting back in transition," Stroudsburg head coach Rich Baker said of the first half. "We were able to get back in transition a little more in the second half. I thought we did a good job defending, but we didn't give them second chances after that.
    "We stopped them from getting their offensive rebounds, we kept it down to a one-possession or half-court, but more important, we got stops. We started defending very well, we rebounded the ball very well in the second half. We were able to push our own tempo and go on our own run."
    Seniors Danny Cuevas and Edwin Lopez came up big for the Mounties. Cuevas scored 18 points and went 6-for-9 from the free-throw line, while Lopez scored a game-high 21 points.
    "The presence of our big guy, Danny, I mean he's tough to guard inside," Baker said. "He opens up a lot of our perimeter players because he demands so much attention. The way we shot the ball between our sophomore Shawn Wilson and our senior Edwin Lopez, I mean we had good balance."
    Wilson and Lopez each contributed a game-high four 3-pointers. Wilson scored nine points as Stroudsburg outscored Pocono West 26-7 in the third quarter.
    This win comes at important point in the season for Stroudsburg. The best team in their division, the Mounties have just five games left in the regular season before they enter the playoffs.
    "We're looking to finish strong," Baker said. "We're looking to peak at the right time, which I think we are. I think the guys are starting to really trust each other and believe in the work we've put in. We have to be playing our best basketball at this time. The league is definitely tougher. We'll see (Pocono West) again, I'm sure, and I'm sure they'll be a totally different team."
    Heading into the next five games, dominant performances like Wednesday's give Baker the confidence he needs heading into the postseason. Ninety-one points is a season-high for Stroudsburg.
    "That second half - if I could see that all game," the first-year coach said. "I mean we did a very nice job executing on both ends of the court. Offensively, again we were able to knock down shots, but we were able to execute, get lay-ups, and we had a good balance inside out. But defensively, we were a lot more sound. We communicated a little bit more, we were able to get stops and rebound the basketball."
    Stroudsburg plays at Dieruff on Thursday before visiting East Stroudsburg South on Friday in a series of three games in three days.
    Pocono Mountain West visits Bethlehem Catholic Thursday and will travel to East Stroudsburg North Friday.
    Stroudsburg 91, PM West 62
    PM West 22 20 7 13 — 62
    Stroudsburg 25 21 26 19 — 91
    PM WEST (62)
    Vaughns 3 2-3 9, Wiggins 4 0-2 9, Nurse 1 0-3 2, Jasmin 0 0-2 0, Simon 2 1-1 5, Hackett 0 0-1 0, Alvarado 5 0-0 10, Olivieri 2 4-7 8, Quiteh 0 2-2 2. Totals — 22 14-26 26.
    STROUDSBURG (91)
    Brown 0 0-0 0, Fall 0 2-2 2, Ruiz 1 0-0 2, Collins 1 0-0 2, Brandt 2 1-2 5, Lopez 8 1-2 21, Hines 0 0-0 0, Lamour 1 0-0 3, Walter 0 0-0 0, Bueno 6 4-6 16, Odihiambo 1 0-0 2, Wilson 5 1-2 15, Cuevas 6 6-9 18, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Mack 1 0-0 2, Kelly 1 0-0 2, Kusz 0 1-2 1. Totals — 33 16-25 91.
    3-point goals — PMW 4 (Vaughns, Wiggins); S 9 (Lopez 4, Wilson 4, Lamour).
    Records — Stroudsburg 13-4.
    JV score — Stroudsburg, 66-58.
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West thumps PV in Mountain Division action

POCONO SUMMIT - Isaiah Wiggins scored 20 points to lead Pocono Mountain West to an 83-57 victory over Pleasant Valley on Friday night in EPC boys basketball.
PM West 83, Pleasant Valley 57
PV 14 11 22 10 - 57
PM West 10 29 19 25 - 83
PV 57
Mikulski 4 0-0 12, Navarez 4 0-0 8, Marbury 1 11-16 13, Moore 3 0-0 8, Conklin 1 0-0 2, Wisser 2 0-0 8, Barker 1 0-0 3, Fludd 0 0-0 0, Smaltz 0 0-0 0, Sharpe 1 1-2 3, Munford 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 12-18 57
PM West 83
Vaughns 4 0-0 8, Wiggins 7 4-5 20, Nurse 2 0-0 4, Jasmin 1 0-1 2, Simon 6 3-4 15, hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 0 2-2 2, Olivieri 3 1-3 7, Quiteh 2 1-2 5. Totals: 33 13-19 83.
3 point goals: PV 7 (Mikulski 4, Wisser 2, Barker); PMW 4 (Wiggins 2)
Records: PM West 10-5, 5-4 EPC; PV 5-12.
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Round 1 of Mountain Rivalry goes to West


 Record Sports Writer 

 Posted Jan. 22, 2015 @ 10:12 pm
 Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 10:44 PM 


 SWIFTWATER - Pocono Mountain West won a nail-biter over its rival on Thursday.

 The Panthers (9-5, 4-4 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference) defeated Pocono Mountain East  65-63 after a flurry of late opportunities in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys  basketball.
 Sophomores Jalen Vaughns and Isaiah Wiggins led the charge for Pocono West. Vaughns  scored 20 points and Wiggins scored 19.
 Head coach Brad Pensyl was happy to come away with the win in what was an intense  game from start to finish.

"We did what we had to do in a rivalry game," Pensyl said. "It's on their floor, and the fact is we have West across the front of our shirt, and there's a lot of people that would like to beat Pocono Mountain West basketball team.
"I'm happy with the kids. It was a good win for us."
Fouls were a big factor in Thursday's matchup. Sophomore Other played less than four minutes in the second half due to fouls, and AJ Simon fouled out.
That gave players Robert Alvarado and Qmac Quiteh a little more time on the court, while regulars like Vaughns and Wiggins led the team.
"I thought our bench guys did a pretty good job," Pensyl said. "Jalen played well tonight, and I thought we had different guys that stepped up and did different things for us that were good.
"We didn't play great - we didn't play terrible, but it's a good win and puts us at 9-5, which is pretty good for us right now. Like I said, we'll take it. ... We're by no means a powerhouse right now, but we're getting better."
Pocono Mountain East (2-15) controlled the pace of the game for most of the first half, trailing just 29-28 at halftime.
But Pocono West came out stronger in the second half.
"We played a little bit more man-to-man the second half," Pensyl said. "We tried to get a little bit more pressure on them. They just shot the ball extremely well."
Pocono East's Jake Steckel and Stephan Carter were perfect examples of that. Steckel, a senior guard, led the Cardinals with 19 points and went 6-for-10 from the free-throw line while Carter, also a senior guard, scored 12 for his team.
"I thought Jake Steckel and Stephen Carter played absolutely fantastic," Cardinals head coach Pete Dyson said. "We tasked them not only on offense to score points but on the defensive end to stop West's main scorers."
For the most part, they did just that, keeping the Panthers in reach throughout the game's entirety. Pocono West held strong, though, and the Cardinals couldn't get it done.
"I thought we played great," Dyson said. "We went out and gave an excellent effort and every single one of them played about as hard as I've seen them play, and that's a testament to who they are. We just couldn't some things to fall. We struggled from the foul line, and really where we were hurt was the boards."
Panther rebounds created many chances for West late and allowed it to pull away just late enough to hold onto the win.
"I thought we kept our composure at the end," Pensyl said. "We made foul shots when we had to. We did enough for us to win the game. I'd rather be getting on that bus winning that game by two than getting on that bus losing that game by two."
In the girls game of a West-East doubleheader, Pocono Mountain East's Khyasia Caldwell scored 21 points and East scored 26 in the fourth quarter to lead the Cardinals to a 49-36 win over the Panthers.
Pocono West's Laticia Sealy, a junior guard, fell hard in the third quarter and, after the game, was taken by stretcher to an ambulance to a hospital. Panthers coach Stacy Perryman said Sealy was being taken as a "precautionary measure" after complaining of a pain in her neck.
Boys
PM West 65, PM East 63
PM West - 15 14 16 20 - 65
PM East - 16 12 13 22 - 63
PM WEST (65)
Vaughns 9 1-2 20, Wiggins 7 4-6 19, Nurse 0 0-1 0, Simon 2 1-4 5, Hackett 0 1-2 1, Alvarado 2 1-1 5, Olivieri 2 3-4 7, Quiteh 1 1-2 3. Totals - 24 15-16 65.
PM EAST (63)
Ferguson 4 0-0 8, Carter 4 3-8 12, Lamar 1 1-2 3, Steckel 5 6-10 19, Woody 3 0-0 6, Forbes 5 0-0 15, Burgos 0 0-0 0. Totals - 22 10-20 63.
3-pointers - PMW 2 (Vaughns, Wiggins); PME 9 (Forbes 5, Steckel 3, Carter).
Records: PM West 9-5, 4-4 EPC; PM East 2-15.

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Panthers Win 4th Straight

POCONO SUMMIT — Isaiah Wiggins scored 22 while going 12-for-12 at the line to lead Pocono Mountain West to a 75-66 win over Nazareth in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball Saturday.
PM West 75, Nazareth 66
Nazareth 12 19 15 20 — 66
PM West 12 15 19 29 — 75
NAZARETH (66)
Wagner 2 2-4 7, Dotson 3 0-0 8, Duignam 4 1-2 12, Youngkin 0 1-2 1, Kline 7 8-9 23, Brugler 3 5-6 11, Horvath 1 0-0 2, Keglovits 1 0-1 2. Totals — 21 17-24 66.
PM WEST (75)
Vaughns 2 0-1 4, Wiggins 5 12-12 22, Simon 5 0-0 10, Hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 2 3-6 7, Olivieri 1 0-0 2, Quiteh 1 0-1 2. Totals — 26 15-20 75.
3-point goals — N 7 (Duignam 3, Dotson 2, Wagner, Kline); PMW 8.
Records — Nazareth 9-7, 4-6 EPC; PM West 8-5, 3-4.
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West outlasts South in divisional match up

EAST STROUDSBURG — Isaiah Wiggins scored 24 points to lead Pocono Mountain West to an 84-73 win over East Stroudsburg South in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball Friday.
ES South's Andre Jackson scored 30 points and sank four of the Cavs' nine 3-pointers in the loss.
PM West 84, ES South 73
PM West 26 13 22 23 — 84
ES South 12 19 15 27 — 73
PM WEST (84)
Vaughns 3 3-6 9, Wiggins 7 7-8 24, Nurse 0 0-0 0, Jasmin 0 0-0 0, Simon 6 0-0 12, Hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 1 2-2 4, Olivieri 2 4-4 8, Quiteh 2 0-1 4. Totals — 28 24-32 84.
ES SOUTH (73)
Delesline 0 0-0 0, Lopez 0 2-2 2, Eck 0 0-0 0, Jackson 9 8-12 30, Wilson 1 0-0 3, Toleno 1 1-2 1, Caldera 2 0-1 5, P. Stewart 2 1-2 5, Kross 2 2-3 8, V. Stewart 1 0-1 3, Davy 6 2-2 14. Totals — 24 16-25 73.
3-point goals — PMW 4 (Wiggins 3); ESS 9 (Jackson 4, Kross 2, Wilson, Caldera, V. Stewart).

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 Wiggins' 25 pushes West past North

  POCONO SUMMIT - Isaiah Wiggins scored a game-high 25 points and Mario
  Olivieri had 11 to lead Pocono Mountain West to a 73-58  
  victory over East Stroudsburg North on Tuesday night in EPC boys basketball.
  Nick Wiggins scored 20 points for the Timberwolves.
  PM West 73, ES North 58
  ES North 5 21 12 20 - 58
  PM West 18 23 18 14 - 73
 
Azemi 0 0-0 0, Quiles 3 1-2 10, Bellinger 4 0-0 10, Kusiappoult 1 2-4 4, Grant-Wheeler 1 2-4 5, Wiggins 8 2-2 20, Cartergena 0 0-0 0, Kazura 1 0-0 2, Cruz 1 0-0 2, Williams 0 0-0 0, Newerts 2 1-1 5. Totals: 21 8-13 58.
PM West 73
Vaughns 1 1-3 3, Wiggins 12 0-3 25, Nurse 1 0-0 2, Simon 4 0-1 8, Hackett 2 3-6 7, Alvarado 0 0-0 0, Oliveri 4 3-3 11, Quiteh 3 0-0 6. Totals: 29 14-24 73.
3 point goals: PMW 1 (Wiggins); ESN 8 (Quiles 3, Bellinger 2, Grant-Wheeler, Wiggins 2)
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West over Freedom

POCONO SUMMIT —
PM West 67, Freedom 51
Freedom 8 19 16 8 — 51
PM West 14 15 15 20 — 67
FREEDOM (51)
Farley 0 0-0 0, Pretty 4 3-6 11, Santiago 0 0-0 0, Smith 1 0-0 2, Connor 1 0-0 2, Toronto 2 0-0 4, Rivera 1 0-0 2, Cash 5 4-8 15, Fraser 2 6-8 11, Stewart 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 13-22 51.
PM WEST (67)
Vaughns 1 1-3 3, Wiggins 0 0-0 0, Nurse 1 0-0 2, Jasmin 0 0-0 0, Simon 5 0-0 10, Hackett 1 1-1 3, Alvarado 4 0-2 9, Olivieri 6 1-1 13, Quiteh 2 0-2 4, Tireck 0 0-0 0. Totals — 28 7-14 67.
3-point goals — F 2 (Cash, Fraser); PMW 4 (Alvarado).
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Stroudsburg blitzes West in Mountain division match up

STROUDSBURG - Shawn Wilson hit five 3-pointers in the first half and Stroudsburg held on for a 63-50 victory over Pocono Mountain West on Friday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball.
Wilson finished with a game-high 22 points and the Mounties were 13-for-13 from the free throw line.
Stroudsburg 63, PM West 50
PM West 7 12 13 18 - 50
Stroudsburg 20 21 8 14 - 63
PM West 50
Vaughns 0 0-4 0, Wiggins 4 5-12 13, Simon 1 1-2 3, Hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 3 2-2 8, Olivieri 4 0-3 8, Quiteh 2 2-4 6. Totals: 20 11-27 50
Stroudsburg 63
Brown 0 0-0 0, Ruiz 1 0-0 3, Collins 2 2-2 6, Lopez 3 6-6 12, Hines 0 0-0 0, Lamour 1 0-0 2, Bueno 2 2-2 6, Odhiambo 1 0-0 2, Wilson 8 1-1 22, Cuevas 4 2-2 10. Totals: 22 13-13 63.
3 point goals: PMW none; Stbg 6 (Ruiz, Wilson 5).
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West wins North Pocono Xmas Tourney

COVINGTON — Pocono Mountain West became the champion of the North Pocono Basketball Tournament Sunday. The Panthers won their opener Saturday 94-51 over Wyoming Valley West with 19 points from Isaiah Wiggins.
On Sunday, PM West defeated North Pocono 65-49.
Wiggins was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and AJ Simon was named to the all-tournament team.
PM West 65, North Pocono 49
PM West 13 21 16 15 — 65
North Pocono 14 13 12 10 — 49
PM WEST (65)
Vaughns 3 0-0 6, Wiggins 7 1-3 15, Nurse 0 0-0 0, Horace 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Simon 6 0-3 12, Hackett 0 0-0 0, Alvarado 3 0-1 6, Olivieri 3 1-2 7, Quiteh 0 0-0 0, Jackson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 27 9-20 65.
NORTH POCONO (49)
McKay 2 8-14 14, McGee 3 4-5 10, Roman 0 0-0 0, Jim Ildefonso 0 1-2 1, Lees 1 2-2 4, Dial 8 4-4 20, Czachor 0 0-2 0, Blaine 1 0-0 2, Jo. Ildefonso 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 19-29 49.
3-point goals — PMW 2; NP 0.
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Panthers stop losing streak against Wyoming Valley West

12/27/2014

MOSCOW - The Panthers quickly ran away from Wyoming Valley West in the opening round of the North Pocono Christmas Tournament on Saturday afternoon by the final score of 94-51. In the win, five different West players scored in double figures.

West moves on to play the host, North Pocono, in the championship game Sunday night at 7:30pm.

PM West 94, Wyoming Valley West 51
PM West 34 25 21 14 — 94
WV West 12 16 16 7 — 51
PM WEST (94)
Vaughns 2 0-0 4, Wiggins 8 2-4 19, Nurse 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-0 0, Simon 8 0-2 16, Hackett 2 0-0 5, Alvarado 8 1-4 17, Olivieri 4 2-3 10. Totals — 39 13-24 94.
WV WEST (51)
Judge 3 1-6 8, Ruiz 0 0-0 0, Austin 3 1-2 10, Frace 2 1-4 5, Ruff 3 2-2 8, Yanosky 3 9-10 15, Cox-Straiker 0 0-0 0, Weaver 0 0-0 0, Anderscavage 2 0-0 4, Krook 0 1-2 1. Totals — 16 15-26 51.
3-point goals — PMW 3 (Wiggins, Hackett); WVW 4 (Austin 3, Judge)
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West drops 4th straight


12/22/2014
 
POCONO SUMMIT - West's boys basketball team once again showed flashes of what they can be but the young squad dropped it's fourth straight game on Monday night by the score of 59-46 to Liberty. The loss drops the Panthers' overall record to 2-4 (1-3 EPC) going into the Christmas break.

West will play in the North Pocono Christmas Tournament against Wyoming Valley West on Saturday, December 27th at 3:30pm.


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Allen runs by West in EPC action
ALLENTOWN — Isaiah Wiggins scored 21 points, but Pocono Mountain West fell 78-67 to Allen in EPC action Friday. The loss  knocks the Panters down 2-3 overall. This is the first time in the school's history that they have lost three straight.
Allen 78, PM West 67
PM WEST (67)
Vaughns 0 0-0 0, Wiggins 8 5-7 21, Simon 1 0-0 2, Hackett 1 0-0 3, Alvarado 4 3-4 11, Olivieri 5 0-0 10, Quiteh 2 2-2 6. Totals — 26 11-15 67.
ALLEN (78)
Walton 9 6-7 32, Polanco 0 0-0 0, Myers 3 6-10 12, Sheppard 3 7-12 13, Morales 0 0-0 0, Hinton-Gray 5 0-0 10, Feliciano 0 1-2 1, Williams 1 1-2 3, Martin 3 0-0 7. Totals — 24 21-33 78.
PM West 24 16 17 10 ­— 67
Allen 17 17 27 17 — 78
3-point goals — PMW 4; A 9 (Walton 8, Martin).
Records — Allen 4-2, 3-1 EPC.
JV score — Allen, 65-56.

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West drops second straight

12/16/2014

POCONO SUMMIT - PM West's Isaiah Wiggins scored a team high 10 points, but the Panthers fell 56-46 to Allentown Central Catholic in EPC boys basketball on Tuesday night. Zay Jennings led all players with 23 points for ACC.

Allentown CC 56, PM West 46

ACC 10 23 15 8 - 56
PMW 10 14 12 10 - 46

ACC 56

Maley 4 0-0 10, Vaughan 0 0-0 0, Nosovitch 1 1-2 3, Pratt 0 2-4 2, Guensch 0 0-0 0, Friel 0 2-6 2, Susko 0 0-0 0, Kern 0 0-1 0, J. Vaughan 2 1-2 5, Dezonie 5 1-1 11, Jennings 9 4-7 23. Totals: 13 11-23 56.

PMW 46

Vaughns 0 2-2 2, Wiggins 3 4-4 10, Nurse 0 0-0 0, Jasmin 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-0 0, Simon 1 2-4 4, Hackett 2 1-4 7, Alvarado 4 0-2 8, Olivieri 3 2-4 8, Quiteh 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 14-24 46.

3 point goals: ACC 3 (Maley 2, Jennings); PMW 2 (Hackett).


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Scranton hands West first loss of young season

Sadeed Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Scranton to a 75-68 victory over Pocono Mountain West in a nonleague boys basketball game Monday night.

Shakwon Knights scored 10 points and Kyron Harbin had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights.

Isaiah Wiggins scored 22 points for Pocono Mountain West.

Pocono Mountain West (2-1) — I. Wiggins 9 4-8 22, M. Olivieri 6 6-11 18, L. Singh 6 2-4 16, A. Simon 3 1-6 7, J. Hackett 1 1-2 3, Q. Quiteh 0 2-3 2, J. Vaughns 0 0-0 0, R. Alvarado 0 0-0 0, J. Nurse 0 0-0 0, E. Miller 0 0-0 0, Totals 25 16-34 68.

Scranton (3-1) — S. Johnson 10 4-7 24, S. Knights 5 2-3 12, K. Harbin 4 2-4 10, J. Watts 4 1-5 9, C. Miller 3 1-2 8, J. Marichak 1 4-4 6, M. Hart 2 0-0 4, J. Shields 1 0-1 2, Totals 30 14-26 75.

Pocono Mountain West 15 15 20 18 — 68

Scranton 15 24 15 21 — 75

3-point goals: C. Miller (SCR). JV: SCR, 51-46 (PMW: Jenkins 10; SCR: Chalmers 11).

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Another 4th quarter rally gets Panthers first EPC win

12/12/2014

Pocono Summit - Down 10 points late in the third quarter, the Panthers turned up the pressure on visiting Northampton and squeaked out their first Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win 69-66. 

West is now 2-0 (1-0 EPC) as they set their sights on a upcoming week of games that include Scranton, Allentown Central Catholic, and William Allen.
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Panthers use fourth quarter run to get past Delaware Valley

12/8/2014

Milford - Trailing by two points headed into the fourth-quarter, the Panthers used their pressure defense to turn the Warriors over multiple times and battled back for a 66-57 season opening road win.

The young West squad started four sophomores and a junior against a Delaware Valley team that was senior heavy. All five starters hit double-digit scoring for the Panthers. Sophomores Isaiah Wiggins scored a game-high 18 points and AJ Simon had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Jordan Hackett and Junior Mario Olivieri added 11 points each in the non-conference win.

West kicks off Eastern Pennsylvania Conference league play at home this Friday at 7pm when they host Northampton High School.


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