TGBL Roundup: Wolverines Hold Off Eagles, Jazz Defeat Pacers
Dec 31, 2014 08:01AM
● By Kieran Gilman
Comets 18, Storm 20
Week 5 of the JR Girls in Town Basketball program had Team Storm playing the Comets. Storm stepped on the court and had Paige Ouellett leading the offense with (16 points). These baskets were the result of some great ball moving and passing from Madison Kearney and Madelyn Montejo. The Defense was supported by Grace Dockery (4 steals) Olivia Satterfield (2 steals), Alyssa Wallace (2 blocks) and Gianna Ciampa (2 points and 4 steals). Storm also had some nice ball control up the court from Kyla McGilvery and Erin Morgan (2 points).
Sparks 11, Monarchs 10
Team Sparks had a down to wire overtime victory on Saturday. They defeated the Monarchs 11 to 10. Scoring was tough to come by. The Sparks played their usual good defense and rebounded the ball well. With the score tied at 10 in overtime, Maisan made a free throw for the victory. Madison and Aliana accounted for their other scoring. Carrina, Lauren, Emily, and Lindsey all put in a great effort to get the win.
Rockers 10, Mystics 16
The Rockers had a tough game battling the Mystics. Forwards SadieBasile, Isabella DeSisto and Darya Mehrabani played excellent defense on the tall Mystic forwards. The team worked together, allowing many players to score. Isabella DeMatos, Kiley Kennedy, Erica Hinkle, Victoria Catanzano and Gabriella Navarette all scored a basket.
Wolverines 32, Eagles 26
Despite an 18-2 run in the 4th quarter, the soaring Eagles came up short against the Wolverines in one of the most entertaining games of the season. The Eagles were down 30-8 at the start of the 4th quarter. Alexa Harrington led the scoring for the Eagles with 9 points. Alexis Foley contributed a season high 8 points followed by Julia Cafferty (7) and Gianna Ragucci (2). Jaime Burns and Maegan Marshall had some key offensive rebounds almost earning them a couple of baskets each. Brianna Iandoli controlled the ball and directed the offense in solid fashion. Solid defense by Emma Fleming and Rose Strobel was exhibited throughout the game with Rose being one of the team members on the floor during the 4th quarter run.
Waves vs. Cougars (12/20/14)
Adrianna Niles (11), Erin McIntyre (6), Outstanding defensive efforts by Alyssa Boudreau, Shannon Crowley, Alex Fowler, and Asha Speller and terrific passing and assists from Melanie Crepeau and Molly O'Neill.
Waves vs. Wildcats (12/27/14)
Adrianna Niles (9), Asha Speller (9), Alex Fowler (4), Molly O'Neill (4) Melanie Crepeau (2), Shannon Crowley (2). Alyssa Boudreau lead with terrific assists. Great team defense from all the girls
Sonics 17, Spurs 34
The Sonics matched up against the well rounded Spurs, but our offense just couldn’t ignite and coupled with a scoreless 4th quarter, fell 34-17. Abby Naughler (2) lead the team with 7 blocks and 5 rebounds followed by Michaela Svendsen (4) with 6 blocks and 5 rebounds. Stephanie Lemus had some nice shots, but they just wouldn’t drop for her. Madison Bugley had two great rebounds and played tight defense under the net. Amber Buttaro (3) continues to shine each week with her tenacious play and scrappy defense! Before leaving on injury, Erin Briley had three steals and made some great takes to the net. Jessica Caredeo (2) stepped up as point guard today and played a fantastic game with four steals and several great shots on net. Christine Santos lead our offense with 6 points, four steals and hustled on both ends of the court.
Blazers 37, Suns 27
The Blazers' hard work pulled off a win against the talented Suns team. Leading scorer Haley Mignon with 17 points, had a terrific defensive game and hit a half court buzzer shot at halftime. Hannah Knoops with 8 points, made outstanding passes throughout the game that troubled the Suns defense. Briana Walker had 6 points and made great steals early in the game. Jacqueline Marchant, 4 points, and Marissa Brangiforte, 2 points grabbed many offensive and defensive rebounds. Emily Milne and Rachel Conway were both defensive players of the game and showed awesome hussel throughout the game.
Jazz 23, Pacers 13
The Pacers continued their season trend by playing great in the first half and struggling in the 2nd half. The group of Kerry Shea, Crystal Shagoury, Isabella Beyloune, Brooke Fullerton, and Emily Langone played great defense in the first quarter jumping out to a 7-0 lead. Every player had at least one rebound and nine steals were tallied behind an efficient press. The crew was also 3-15 from the floor. In the 2nd quarter the crew of Marissa Ladderbush, Elizabeth Lam, Kendall Donahoe, Mercy Olu, Sansan Nguyen, and Ashley Turri continued to play strong defense. 13 team rebounds and two blocks apiece from Donahoe and Olu kept the potent Jazz lineup to only 2 points for the first 4 minutes. However the Jazz defense stepped up and allowed only 9 shots from the Pacers in the quarter and a late Jazz surge narrowed the lead to two (9-7) going into the half.
The second half the Jazz defense was rocking and the Pacers did not score the entire half until under two minutes to go in the game. In the 3rd quarter the Pacers still played good defense and got good shots off but were 0-11 from the floor. The same was true in the fourth with the team going 2-14 (0-11 to start the quarter). Scoring for the Pacers were Langone and Ladderbush with 4, Shea with 3 and Beyloune with 2. Leading rebounders were Beyloune with 8, Shea and Donahoe with 7 each, and Langone with 6. Shea, Beyloune, Langone, and Ladderbush all had 3 steals.
Jazz 23, Pacers 13
Down at the half 9-7; the Jazz rallied and came back to win 23-13 against the Pacers. Emily Chmela led in offense scoring 5. Also hot off the bench were Becca Smith (4), Jordyn Cavicchi (4), Izzy Picher (4), Leanne Durham (4) and Grace Morris (2). Tight defense from Melissa Keeley, Helen Johnson, Christa Davis and Bianca Araya was key to the Jazz win; allowing only 6 pts from the Pacers in quarters 2 through 4.
Tewksbury Girls Travel League
The girl’s 6A Travel team earned consecutive victories against solid opponents and are gaining momentum going into the New Year.
12/21 (Tewksbury 33 vs Chelmsford 22) Scoring leaders: Katherine Marquis (12), Allie Indingaro (7), Alyssa Marchelletta (5), Asha Speller (5), Adriana Niles (4). Assist leaders: Izzie Carleton and Erin McIntyre and outstanding defense: Marykate Callinan, Alex Fowler, and Maddie Pierce.
12/27 (Tewksbury 45 vs Wakefield 34) Scoring leaders; Adrianna Niles (15), Alyssa Marchelletta (12), Marykate Callinan (6), Katherine Marquis (4), Lexi Polimeno (4), Allie Indingaro (2), Maddie Pierce (1), Asha Speller (1). Terrific team offense and defense by all the girls.