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Alumni Report: Danzig, Fazzini earn Cross County all-tournament honors

JB Hoops alums Ethan Danzig and Chris Fazzini each made the all-tournament team at the Cross County Challenge men’s basketball event Saturday and Sunday at the University of Scranton.

Danzig, an Abington Heights graduate, plays for the host Royals, who went 1-1. Fazzini, a Crestwood graduate, plays for King’s College, which lost both of its games.

Scranton and King’s met Saturday with Danzig providing 28 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocked shots to an 85-79 win.

Danzig went 8-for-17 on 3-pointers, hitting 2 in the final 3 minutes as the Royals completed a comeback from a 7-point deficit with 7:51 left.

Fazzini had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists for King’s. Noah Tanner, a JB Hoops alum from Mid Valley, came off the bench to add 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 22 minutes.

Danzig had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, an assist and a steal Sunday in a 52-45 loss to Wilkes University.

Through five games for the Royals (2-3), Danzig is 11-for-13 (84.6 percent) from the line while leading the team in scoring (16.8 per game) and blocked shots (2.0) and ranking second in rebounds (5.4).

Logan Bailey, a freshman from Scranton Prep and another JB Hoops alum, is on the Scranton roster, but has not played yet.

Fazzini had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists Sunday when King’s fell to Marywood University, 87-80. He was 5-for-10 from the floor, including making his only 3-point try.

Tanner added 6 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 17 minutes.

Both Fazzini and Tanner average in double figures in scoring for the Monarchs (2-3).

Fazzini has started every game and is averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.8 steals.

Tanner has come off the bench each game and is 22-for-37 from the floor (59.5 percent) while averaging 10.6 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 steals.

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