GAR High school reigned as the District II AA Champions after almost being upset in the first round. The tournament matched the top 4 Lackawanna League teams against the top 4 Wyoming Valley Conference teams. GAR came in as the over all #1 seed and almost lost the the #4 (#8 over all) North Pocono who slowed the game down but lost in overtime. GAR marched through the semifinals, defeating Lake-Lehman and defeated Carbondale Area in the championship. Of note in the of the tournament, highly touted Scranton Prep with highly recruited Billy Bessoir got knocked out in the first round by Lake-Lehman. Bessoir scored his 2000th point in that game and finished the game with 31 points and 2,009 for his career. Carbondale Area advanced through the tournament with the talents of the Mazzoni twins, Rob and Ron. They defeated Dallas and Lakeland before falling to GAR in the championship. Lakeland upset Crestwood in the other quarterfinal.
1980 District II "AA" Boys Basketball TournamentEliminatorias