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The Tunkhannock Area boys basketball team closed out the exhibition portion of its schedule with a 65-29 victory over cross-county rival Lackawanna Trail on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Tunkhannock Area High School.

The win improved the Tigers to 4-2 overall, while the Lions dropped to 0-8 with the loss.

Tunkhannock opened the game hitting on all cylinders, scoring 17 points in the opening quarter while using a strong defensive attack to hold Trail to four points.

The Tigers continued to keep their foot on the game in the second, outscoring the Lions 23-8 to lead 40-12 by halftime and put the game out of reach.

Junior Tyler Faux knocked down three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points to lead Tunkhannock, while senior Sean Harder also scored in double digits with 11 points.

Senior Evan Turner and junior Avery Billings also added eight points apiece in the win.

Trail senior Shawn Jones scored eight points to lead the Lions.

Tunkhannock also won the junior varsity game earlier in the afternoon, 49-22.

Junior Zach Rogers scored a game-high 11 points in the win, while freshman Will Filan scored seven points to lead the Lions.

Tunkhannock 65, Lackawanna Trail 29

Lackawanna Trail — S. Jones 2 4-4 8, J. Ella 2 1-1 5, Z. Stec 1 2-4 4, N. Berrios 1 1-2 4, R. Helbing 1 0-0 2, T. Cole 1 0-0 2, J. Rzucidlo 1 0-0 2, Z. Cost 1 0-0 2, M. Ella 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 8-11 29.

Tunkhannock — T. Faux 7 0-1 17, S. Harder 4 3-4 11, E. Turner 3 2-2 8, A. Billings 4 0-0 8, J. Chilson 3 0-2 6, R. Harder 1 2-2 5, L. Bucciarelli 1 0-0 3, N. Reposa 1 0-0 3, M. Goodwin 1 0-0 2, C. Wright 1 0-0 2, V. Sica 0 0-0 0, J. Robinson 0 0-0 0, Z. Rogers 0 0-0 0, P. DeMarco 0 0-0 0, E. Bennett 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 7-11 65.

LT 4 8 8 9 — 29 TUN 17 23 7 12 — 65 3-point goals: N. Berrios (LT), T. Faux (TUN) 3, N. Reposa (TUN), L. Bucciarelli (TUN), R. Harder (TUN).