Youth prevails over experience in Scranton Six-on-Six Classic

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Although teammates on the Collegiate team had never played the six-on-six version of girls basketball, they eventually adapted to the half court, two dribble rule and used their speed and quickness to defeat the Greene County Women 70-66 Saturday night on the hardwood in the Scranton Community Center. The three-point shot pushed the team to victory in the second half of the Scranton Alumni, Betterment and Community Center Six-on-Six Classic.

Collegiate team | Scranton Journal photo

Team members on the Collegiate team were (from left) Taylor Wessling, Emily Christensen, Carleigh Paup, Sunny Mobley, Nicole Rohner, Jolee Wessling, Emma Saddoris and Kayla Mobley.

Greene County Women | Scranton Journal photo

Playing on the Greene County Women’s team were (from left) Mary Pedersen, Terri Renwanz, Dani Weber, Lisa Bock, Amanda McDonald, Deb Morton, Margaret Saddoris and Tracy Deal. Their experience allowed the Women to open up a 54-43 halftime lead but the Collegiate Team surged ahead in the second half.

Paton-Churdan Rockettes, 1966-67 | Scranton Journal photo

A special tribute was given Saturday night in Scranton to the girls State tournament basketball teams from neighboring Churdan in 1949, 1951 and 1952, and the Paton-Churdan Rockettes in 1967.

Representing the golden anniversary Rocketette squad were (from left) Janet Hoyle Matthews, Connie Fillman Carstens and Vicky Weant Lautner.

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