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Moriah Murray, NEPA Elite Clark 17U guard. (Courtesy Empire State Takeover Blog)

Carra/Lewis team dominating

GIRLS GAME DAY: Saturday, 7/25

UPDATED: 10:02 p.m.

Zaniyyah Ross-Barnes scored 11 points and Alexis Davis added 10 to lead Books & Basketball Academy 17U 3SSB past the NEPA Elite Clark 17U girls, 46-35, in an 11th Grade Division Pool A game of the Summer Tip Off at Spooky Nook.

Books & Basketball is an Adidas-sponsored program from Merchantville, N.J.

The loss dropped NEPA Elite Clark to 2-1 in its first event ever. The team improved to 3-1 with a win later in the day.

Kaeli Romanowski led NEPA Elite with nine points. Rachael Rose added eight.

Olivia Ciullo led in rebounds with six, Clair Marion in steals with three and Ciera Toomey in steals with two.

NEPA Elite struggled through a 2-for-16 shooting game from 3-point range.

Romanowski plays at Western Wayne High School where she is going into her junior year. Rose is from Scranton Prep, Ciullo from Old Forge, Marion from Abington Heights and Toomey from Dunmore.


UPDATED: 9:31 p.m.

Nadia Evanosky scored 17 points, made 4 steals and grabbed 4 rebounds to lead the NEPA Elite 16U girls to a 39-32 victory over Franklin Basketball Club in a Summer Tip Off 10th Grade Division Pool E game at Spooky Nook.

It was the second time on the day that Evanosky, who is entering her junior year at Dallas High School, was the leading scorer in an NEPA Elite 16U victory. The team improved to 3-1 going into its finale Sunday afternoon against Fencor Peeps.

Evanosky was 7-for-14 from the floor in the latest win.

Kallie Booth from Pittston Area added seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Crestwood’s Julia Glowacki led the team with five rebounds.


UPDATED: 6:24 p.m.

Nadia Evanosky and Kallie Booth led on both ends of the floor while helping the NEPA Elite 16U girls begin their day with a 33-22 victory over the Red Lion Flash.

Evanosky, a rising junior at Dallas High School, had team-highs of 10 points and 5 steals.

Booth, who is entering her sophomore year at Pittston Area, added eight points and four steals. She had both of the team’s 3-pointers.

Western Wayne’s Katherine Shepherd added five points and was one of three players to share the team rebound lead with four. The others were Dunmore’s Cadie Lewis and Crestwood’s Julia Glowacki.

The statistics cited in this update were compiled by


UPDATED: 5:35 p.m.

The NEPA Elite girls teams are now a combined 9-2 in the Summer Tip Off at Spooky Nook Sports after the 16U team won for the second time today and the Clark 17U team suffered its first loss at the event.

The 16U girls are 3-1 going into Sunday’s finale after defeating Franklin Basketball Club, 39-32.

The Clark 17U girls are 2-1 in Pool A with another game coming up in minutes. They lost, 46-35, to Books & Basketball Academy 17U 3SSB from Merchantville, N.J.


UPDATED: 4:07 p.m.

The NEPA Elite Carra/Lewis 17U girls team used the same formula to keep its perfect record intact in the Summer Tip Off at Spooky Nook, Manheim Township.

Carena Colo was the leading scorer for the second time in the day and once again a player from Dunmore supported her offensively without missing a shot.

Colo, who plays at North Pocono High School, scored nine points in the 53-29 romp over In the Zone Platinum-Turpening/Coyler in a game between teams that entered the contest with 3-0 records at the event.

Elisa Delfino made all three of her shots, including two 3-pointers, while adding eight points.

Anna Talutto, another Dunmore player, added six points and two steals.

Dunmore’s Alexis Chapman and North Pocono’s Jenna Beach shared the team lead in assists with four.

Anna Scoblick from Abington Heights led the team with six rebounds, along with five points and three assists.

Statistics cited in this post are according to

Dunmore’s Mia Blume was 4-for-4 with three 3-pointers for 11 points in the first win of the day.


UPDATED: 3:25 p.m.

The NEPA Elite 16U girls used their stingy defense to begin the day with a 33-22 victory over the Red Lion Flash in the Summer Tip Off at Spooky Nook.

The 16U team is 2-1 and has held all three opponents to fewer than 30 points. Heading into its current game against the Franklin Basketball Club, NEPA Elite is giving up an average of 24.3 points per game.

The three NEPA Elite girls teams are a combined 8-1 in their season-opening event.


UPDATED: 11:57 a.m.

The NEPA Elite girls are off to a flying start with seven double-figures victories and just one loss.

The most impressive of those efforts came this morning in the third of the four victories by the Carra/Lewis 17U team when it destroyed Hoopers New York-Drysdale 17U, holding it scoreless for all but the final six seconds of the second half in a 62-17 rout.

NEPA Elite did not give up a point for 16:57 and did not allow a field goal for 20:12.

The NEPA Elite defense forced Hoopers into 17 straight missed shots.

The inside combination of Carena Colo and Trinity Johnson led the way while Mia Blume had a perfect shooting game and Elisa Delfino contributed in many ways with an unselfish effort.

Colo had a team-high 13 points along with a pair of offensive rebounds and a pair of steals.

Johnson scored eight points and led the team’s 39-22 advantage on the boards by grabbing nine rebounds.

Blume went 4-for-4, hitting three 3-pointers and a long 2-pointer for 11 points.

Delfino only took one shot from the floor, which she turned into a three-point play. She led the team with six assists, including giving up her own basket on a fastbreak after a steal and kicking out an offensive rebound for a 3-pointer. Delfino had two of the team’s dozen steals.

Emily Taylor and Rachel McDonald each hit a pair of 3-pointers. Taylor finished with eight points and McDonald had seven.

Johnson and Anna Talutto made three steals each.

NEPA Elite got four shots on the game’s first possession before Avery McNulty made two free throws for a lead it would never give up.

Blume’s first 3-pointer made it 8-4.

Hoopers managed to stay within 11-8 until 10 minutes left in the half before Taylor and Blume had 3-pointers in an 11-2 run.

Colo had the last six points of a 10-2 run to close the half with a 32-15 lead.

NEPA Elite scored all 30 of its second-half points, extending a streak to 34 points, before the Hoopers had the game’s final basket.

Delfino, Blume and Talutto are also high school teammates at Dunmore. Colo is from North Pocono, Johnson from Wyoming Valley West, Taylor from Riverside, McDonald from Abington Heights and McNulty from Scranton Prep.


UPDATED: 11:24 a.m.

A meeting with another 3-0 team in the 11th Grade Division Pool G was no problem for the NEPA Elite Carra/Lewis 17U girls team this morning.

NEPA Elite remained unbeaten through four games in the Summer Tip Off with a 53-29 romp over In the Zone Platinum-Turpening/Coyler from Bath, Pa.

The Carra/Lewis team opened a 17-point lead in the first half. It has won its four games by an average of 57.3-29.8.

The team’s final game at the event will be played Sunday morning.


UPDATED: 9:37 a.m.

The NEPA Elite Carra/Lewis 17U girls team continues to roll along.

This morning’s 62-17 rout of Hoopers New York-Drysdale 17U improves NEPA Elite to 3-0 in the 11th Grade Division Pool G of the Summer Tip Off at Spooky Nook.

The three wins have come by a combined margin of 86 points.

The Carra/Lewis team has just a brief break before returning to action in a game against In the Zone Platinum-Turpening/Coyler from Bath, Pa., scheduled for 9:50 a.m.


POSTED: 8:21 a.m.

The NEPA Elite girls look to follow up their 5-1 effort in Friday’s program debut in the Summer Tip Off, a Select Events Basketball event at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim Township, Lancaster County.

Both 17U teams, the Clark team and the Carra/Lewis team, are 2-0 to begin the day. The 16U team (Birmelin) is 1-1.

Today is the second of three days of action at the event.

Check out the Recent Posts listing on the right for links to Friday’s coverage and more details about the weekend events.

Saturday’s schedule for NEPA Elite teams at Spooky Nook is below:

Time Team








8:30 a.m. Carra/Lewis 11th Grade /Pool G Hoopers New York-17U Drysdale New York, NY
9:50 a.m. Carra/Lewis 11th Grade /Pool G In the Zone Platinum-Turpening/Coyler Bath, PA
1:50 p.m. Birmelin 10th Grade/Pool E Red Lion Flash Red Lion, PA
3:10 p.m. Birmelin 10th Grade/Pool E Franklin Basketball Club Spotswood, NJ
4:30 p.m. Clark 11th Grade/Pool A Books & Basketball Academy 17U 3SSB Merchantville, NJ
5:50 p.m. Clark 11th Grade/Pool A New Jersey Freedom Oakland, NJ


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