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TGBL Roundup: Spurs Silence Sonics, Sparks Suppress Storm

Feb 03, 2015 10:37AM ● By Kieran Gilman
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Junior League

Storm 6, Sparks 20

Team Storm changed up their approach this week in the 10th game of the season and went to “man to man” defense on the Sparks and it proved to work well.  The girls hustled up and down the court playing their hearts out and slowing down Sparks offense which is a tough job to do..  Storms offense was led by Gianna Ciampa (4 points, 2 blocks and 3 steals) and Madison Kearney (2 points, 4 steals).  These points were supported by some very solid passing by Erin Morgan, Olivia Satterfield and Kyla McGilvery.    On defense, Alyssa Wallace came up with some nice rebounds and steal along with Grace Dockery (4 steals) and Brooke Bunyan who played some wicked awesome defense!  With the game clock ticking down, Mayelyn Montejo and Page Quellett were all over the court playing hard and finishing the game strong.  We now look forward to week 11 vs Mercury 

Sparks vs. Storm

The Sparks got another victory on Saturday against the Storm. In what we have become accustom to seeing, their guards Emily, Lauren, and Lindsey did a great job at defending the ball. After getting off to a slow offensive start, Carrina, Caleigh, Nicole, Madison, Maisan, and Aliana all scored big baskets leading to the victory.

Rockers 14, Mercury 6

The Rockers held on to win a tight game against the Mercury.  Forwards Darya Mehrabani (2 pts), Erica Hinkle (4pts) and Isabella DeSisto (2pts) all scored after some great offensive rebounding.  Victoria Catanzano and Isabella DeMatos (4pts) each had several steals, leading to fast breaks.  Sadie Basile and Gabby Navarette played good defense to prevent shots from under the hoop.  Guards Maeve Cahill (2pts) and Kiley Kennedy forced turnovers to help the Rockers win.

Intermediate League

Jayhawks 28, Eagles 23

The Eagles had a strong comeback that simply fell short against the Jayhawks.  Alexa Harrington led all scorers with 9 points, of which 7 came in the final quarter.  Joining Alexa in the scoring category were Julia Cafferty (6), Alexis Foley (2), Brianna Iandoli (2), Gianna Ragucci (2), and Rose Strobel (2).  Jaime Burns had the game of her life ripping down several key rebounds both on the offensive and defensive ends.  Emma Fleming held her own in the forward position creating a few fast break opportunities.  Maegan Marshall came very close to scoring and continued to own the center and forward positions with her rebounding and strong defense.  The Eagles came to play this weekend and should be very proud of themselves!

Wildcats vs Terriers

The Wildcats edged out a win over the Terriers with a great team effort.  Brooke Woodman set picks for sister Morgan Woodman to drive the lane.  Point guards and floor leaders Sophie Eskenas and Lexi Polimino each scored 6 points.  Madison Pierce (2 pts) played excellent defense in the key, limiting the scoring for the Terrier forwards.  Katelyn Quinn-Cyr boxed-out well to grab rebounds.  Abby MacAllister and Michelle Hinkle pressured the Terrier guards, while Jaclyn Dillon (1pt) powered up offensive rebounds.  Forward Kayla Fisk had 2 points, scoring her first basket of the season. 

Jayhawks vs Wildcats (1/17/15)
Both the Jayhawks and the Wildcats went into this game shorthanded, and both teams worked hard on both ends of the court.  In the end, the Jayhawks gained the win.  It was another display of great teamwork, with all 6 Jayhawks scoring as well as playing their typical tenacious defense.  Mikayla "the anticipator" Dec led the team in steals, with her uncanny ability to know exactly where the ball is heading.  Angelina Carew played her usually tough defense as well, and did a great job in creating turnovers for the Wildcats.  Rachel Lemus and Maddy Robillard grabbed several key rebounds, and Maddy also contributed a season high 6 points.  Meghan Ostertag continues to show tremendous hustle on both ends of the court and did a great job distributing the ball to open players, and Rebecca DeFrancesco played a great overall game, leading the scoring as well as setting up her teammates to score and grabbing several steals.  

Senior League

Sonics 16, Spurs 37

The Sonics brought intensity and heads up play today.  Offensively our shots just would drop but they never gave up!  Christine Santos played her heart out on both ends of the court never allowing one clear run to net by the Spurs and every shot was always met by her mighty defense.  Alicia Barbeti made her presence known under the net playing scrappy D and taking every opportunity to get the ball to the net.  Jessica Caredeo and Felicia Ragucci both made fast, crisp passes from the top of the key, always looking for the open spot and took it to the net at every opportunity.  Stephanie Lemus and Alexis Hillis held down the low post and fought for every rebound that came their way.  Michaela Svendsen and Abby Naughler both had the tough job of shutting down the middle against the Spurs and did just that each collecting several blocks and rebounds.  Erin Briley and Amber Buttaro also had some great shots on net and were key in our defensive efforts to stop their outside shots.  Leading our offense today was Alicia Barbeti with her season high of 6 points, followed by Caredeo & Svendsen with 4 and Santos & Ragucci with 1 each.
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