By Steve Svetovich
Senior Victoria Toomey scored 23 points to lead the Dunmore Lady Bucks to a fourth consecutive Lynett Memorial Tournament title, 57-25, over Holy Cross, Saturday, December 29, at Lackawanna College Student Union.
Toomey, a center, added five rebounds and three steals for the top ranked Lady Bucks. She was Tournament MVP for the second straight year.
Dunmore defeated Scranton Prep, 51-41, in the semifinal, Thursday, December 27, at Lackawanna College. Toomey led the Lady Bucks with 15 points in that contest. She added six assists and three blocked shots.
Gianna Delfino added 14 points, including eight in the final quarter, in the semifinal win. Moriah Murray, a freshman, added 12 points.
Rachael Rose led Scranton Prep with 23 points in the semifinal.
The talented Murray scored 18 points in the title game win for veteran coach Ben O’Brien’s Lady Bucks.
It did not take long for Dunmore to get started in the title game. Alexis Chapman found Toomey just 10 seconds into the contest for the first of her six first quarter baskets without a miss.
Delfino, named to the all tournament team, hit Toomey on a give and go for a second bucket as Dunmore scored the first eight points in the title game. The Lady Bucks never looked back.
Haley Bestrycki, an all tournament selection, led Holy Cross with eight points in the title game.
Lisa Tallo led the Lady Bucks with nine assists in the title win. Her pinpoint passing led to easy baskets for Dunmore teammates.
Delfino led Dunmore with 10 rebounds and played a superb all around game, adding four assists, two steals, two blocks and three points.
The Lady Bucks made 16-of-27 shots. Even more impressive was Dunmore’s 13 assists to just one turnover.
Dunmore is now 7-0.