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PA vs. Seton in first alumni game

Pittston Area’s Alex Lee, right, gets her arm linked with Seton Catholic’s Erin Brennan in the first annual alumni basketball game at Pittston Area High School last Friday night.

Pittston Area’s Maey Ellen Opeka, left, is closely guarded by Seton’s Jessica Linskey.

Seton’s Tina Snarski, right, looks to pass against PA’s Christina Munski.

Seton Catholic women alumni huddle in solidarity after the game.

photos by BILL TARUTIS

In the inaugural alumni basketball game, Pittston Area led off the women’s game with a big lead and held on for the win against the Seton Catholic women. The younger Lady Patriots utilized their speed and youth by converting on many fast break lay-ups. The Seton Catholic women fought hard until the end, never giving up.

The men’s game was a battle back and forth throughout the whole game. There were many ties and lead changes.

With the score tied 61-61 each team had its chances to win the game. Both teams had great looks at the basket but could not convert. In true sportsmanship spirit and respect the guys ended the game as gentlemen with the game ending in a tie.

The Pittston Area girls basketball team, coaches and booster club parents thank everyone for making the game a huge success.

Participants were:

Seton women: Marcia Tomazsewski, Mary Elizabeth Gregor, Nicole Dephillips, Shelly Lyons, Jessica Linskey, Ann Brennan, Erin Brennan, Frances Hergan, Laine Martin, Julie Matosky, Diane Cappelloni- , Barb Stefanoski, Nicole Corridoni, Danielle Kovaleski, Tina Snarski and Kathy Healey.

Pittston Area women: Mary Ellen Zaffuto, Renee Fumanti, Katelyn Kovaleski, Lauren Smicherko, Brianna Dushock, Christina Munski, Lindsey Meyers, Julie Bidwell, Alex Lee, Emilee Strubeck, and Kristen Baumes

Seton men: Mark Casper, John Dowd, Jay Duffy, Joe Corridoni, Billy Burke, Ian Gilmartin, Sean Lampman, Jimmy Dessoye, Sal Carroll, and Steven Valenti.

Pittston Area men: Alan Keisinger, Matt Zaleski, George Schwartz, Doug Ratchford, Pat Ratchford, Sr., Greg Ratchford, Carmen Sciandra, Joe Galvin, John Walsh, Pat Ratchford, Jr., Jim Lanza Jr., and Jon Munski.

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