Pleasant Valley managed a sweep in its boys and girls MVC basketball openers on Friday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

ES North-Pleasant Valley

The Bears and Timberwolves played nose throughout their Mountain Valley Conference opener with Pleasant Valley pulling out a 52-49 winin overtime.

The contest ended regulation all tied up at 41-41, but Nick Stanovick was solid making his last four free throws in OT to seal the win.

Mike Sharpe finished with a game high 21 points for the Bears, while Stanovick added 11. Salim Wyche finished with 13 for the Timberwolves, while David Rey added 12 and Jamal Fort 11.

Pleasant Valley also won the JV game by a 44-23 score.

ES NORTH

Ortiz 1-1-2-3, Bobb 0-0-0-0, Wyche 5-2-2-13, Knight 1-0-0-2, Fort 5-0-0-11, Mills 2-0-0-5, Blake 0-2-2-2, Frazier 0-0-0-0, Rey 5-2-2-12, McClue 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 19-8-10-49.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Conklin 0-0-0-0, Wright 4-1-8-9, Sharpe 9-3-3-21, Irving 1-2-4-4, Stanovick 2-7-8-11, Wild 3-1-1-7. TOTALS: 19-14-24-52.

ES North 11 9 10 11 8 - 49

Pleas. Vy. 10 8 7 16 11 - 52

Three-pointers: ESN - Wyche 1, Fort 1, Mills 1; PV - None.

PM East-Lehighton

The Cardinals broke open a 35-point lead heading into the final quarter and coasted to a 56-33 MVC win over the host Indians.

Pocono Mountain East took a 15-5 lead after one period and then scored 19 points in the second quarter, while holding the Tribe to just seven and never looked back.

Kamal Richards had a game high 17 points for the Cards, while Tim Pacheco added 12. D. J. Rossino took honors for the Indians with 12, while Cordell Wall added 10.

PM EAST

Ruiz 0-0-0-0, Garcia 1-0-2-2, Tillery 2-0-0-5, Escobar 3-0-0-6, Richards 7-3-3-17, Bursis 1-0-0-3, Pacheco 5-0-0-12, Perez 0-0-0-0, Munson 2-0-0-4, Wheeler 1-0-0-3, Gleason 0-1-2-1, Malsrez 0-0-1-0, Varosh 1-0-0-2, Dicksey 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 23-5-10-56.

LEHIGHTON

DJ Rossino 4-3-5-12, A. Rossino 1-2-4-4, Farano 0-0-0-0, Kresge 0-0-0-0, Guyn 2-0-0-4, Edgar 0-0-0-0, Scott 0-0-0-0, Gallagher 0-0-0-0, Wall 5-0-4-10, Szazska 1-0-0-3, Evans 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 13-5-13-33.

PM East 15 19 16 6 - 56

Lehighton 5 7 2 19 - 33

Three-pointers: PM East - Pacheco 2, Tillery 1, Bursis 1, Wheeler 1; Lehighton - DJ Rossino 1, Szazska 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Pleasant Vy.-ES North

The Lady Bears jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in beating East Stroudsburg North by a 61-20 score in the MVC opener for both.

Kasey Meckes and Kolecia Harris scored 12 and nine points respectively in the first quarter to give PV a 23-6 lead.

Meckes finished with a game high 19 points, while Arden Cisluycis added 12 on four three-pointers and Harris 1. Francesca LoCascio's six points led the T'wolves.

PLEASANT VY.

K. Meckes 8-0-0-19, Cisluycis 4-0-0-12, Weismeth 0-0-0-0, Chieffo 2-0-0-5, Sisco 0-0-0-0, Harris 5-1-1-11, Shanley 1-0-1-2, McGill 2-0-0-4, J. Meckes 0-0-0-0, Hardy 0-0-0-0, Dorney 0-1-2-1, Craig 1-3-4-5, Kregeloh 0-0-0-0, Salmon 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 24-5-8-61.

ES NORTH

McEneaney 0-0-2-0, Barrett 0-0-0-0, Durant 0-0-0-0, Talley 1-0-4-2, Almodorar 1-0-0-2, Jones 0-0-0-0, Park 1-0-0-2, Person 2-0-0-4, McLean 1-2-8-4, LoCascio 3-0-1-6. TOTALS: 9-2-15-20.

Pleas. Vy. 23 17 15 6 - 61

ES North 6 6 14 6 - 20

Three-pointers: PV - Cisluycis 4, K. Meckes 3, Chieffo 1; ES North - None.

WRESTLING

Jim Thorpe

-Mahanoy Area

Jim Thorpe used three pins and four forfeits to beat Mahanoy Area, 44-22, on Thursday night.

James Denny (135), Adam Rex (140) and Josh Dean (152) all recorded falls for the Olympians.

Jim Thorpe 44,

Mahanoy Area 22

103 - Beniamino Mazzella (JT) won by Forfeit

112 - Double Forfeit

119 - Brian Ohl (JT) won by Forfeit

125 - Mike Helmer (JT) won by Forfeit

130 - Double Forfeit

135 - James Denny (JT) pinned Alec Jackson (M)

140 - Adam Rex (JT) pinned Alex Witiszen (M)

145 - Nathan Fegly (M) pinned Justin Mazzella (JT)

152 - Josh Dean (JT) pinned Todd Techentine (M)

160 - Jon Fritz (JT) major decisions Jordan Renfron (M) 19-6

171 - Christian Gavornick (JT) major decisions Jacob Moran (M)12-4

189 - Joey Kane (M) pinned Shane Edwards (JT)

215 - Nick Forte (M) major decisions Tyler Mangold (JT) 14 - 3

285 - Gage Cara (M) pinned Ryan Ruberto (JT)

8th GRADE \

BASKETBALL

Tamaqua-Minersville

The Tamaqua eight grade basketball team handed Minersville a 55-38 loss.

Brett Kosciolek scored nine for the Raiders, while Zach Wargula and Connor Hartung both added eight.

Tobin finished with 10 for the Miners.