Scranton rolls past Wyoming Valley West behind White, Quiller.

Corey White found a shooting rhythm, Karlon Quiller began to regain his basketball legs and the combination proved to be too much for Wyoming Valley West.

With White scoring 18 of his 24 points on 3-pointers and Quiller attacking the basket for 19 points, fourth-ranked Scranton defeated the Spartans, 70-45, in a nonleague boys basketball game Monday.

“This was big, I felt good and Karlon is starting to come around getting his legs under him,” White said. “We were able to knock down some shots and got the defense going.”

Finding the hot hand in the second quarter, White drilled three 3-pointers that highlighted a 16-2 run that pushed Scranton (3-1) to a 25-15 lead with 1:52 left.

In the final 52 seconds, Quiller, who missed most of the preseason practices while coming back from a long football season, scored seven points and t he Knights had a 32-17 lead.

“My legs are still feeling kind of heavy, so I am just trying to get them back,” Quiller said. “I am letting my teammates do their thing.”

That momentum carried over into the third quarter.

Starting just as he finished, Quiller scored five straight points and began to control the game.

Then, White scored five as the lead stood at 42-21 with 5:20 to go in the quarter.

“I felt really confident in my shot,” White said. “We are just trying to get a good rotation in the lineup.”

Jaquan Ingram, who had a g ame- high 13 rebounds and blocked four shots, provided Wyoming Valley West its offense late in the third. He completed two straight three-point plays to pull the Spartans to within 46-31.

However, White drilled another 3-pointer and Quiller had an offensive put back that gave the Knights a 51-31 lead.

“I am trying to make progress,” Quiller said. “I am making some improvements, especially in my jump shots. I am still a little sloppy with my passes right now, so I can improve there still.”

Wyoming Valley West (0-3) tried to make a run to start the fourth. Jamie Calloway scored all eight of his points in an 8-4 surge, but White and Quiller answered with five straight points.

Tyvon Moore then had a breakaway layup and Joey Echevarria knocked down a 3-pointer as many of the reserves saw action and the lead grew to 65-39.

“Our effort has been great this season,” Scranton coach Tony Battaglia said. “They have come out and played hard for every second they are on the court. We are still trying to find some new offenses and we are looking to where we are going to find the scoring, but we are really happy with the progress.”

In addition to his 19 points, Quiller had five rebounds and five assists. Jake McCarthy contributed nine points and f ive rebounds and Andrew Moran had five steals for the Knights.

BY JOBY FAWCETT STAFF WRITER