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TGBL Roundup: Jayhawks Thrash Huskies, Mercury Defeat Storm

Feb 11, 2015 08:00AM ● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the administrators of the TGBL.)

Intermediate League

Eagles 23, Terriers 12 

The Eagles won their second game of the season over the tough Terrier team.  The scoring was led by Julia Cafferty (11) and Gianna Ragucci (10) as they led the Eagles down the stretch.  Maegan Marshall had her first basket of the season scoring from the elbow in the second quarter.  Rose Strobel was our Defensive Player of the Game garnering many steals and generating some easy fast break opportunities.  Alexis Foley remained consistent in the forward and center position chasing down rebounds and loose balls.  Brianna Iandoli put forth a solid effort leading the offense in the guard position.  Jaime Burns had her best game of the season with her aggressive play under the hoop.  This was a true team effort!

Jayhawks 20, Huskies 8
The Jayhawks continued their winning ways by playing their usual complete team game, with tough defense and great team passing.  The Jayhawks defense held the scrappy Huskies to just 4 points through 3 quarters of play, while patiently building the lead with good shooting.  Mikayla Dec once again led the team in steals with her uncanny ability to pick off passes, while Angelina Carew, Jennie Asselin and Maddie Robillard showed their usual hustle, getting into defensive position and preventing Huskie scoring opportunities.  Maddie also pulled down several key rebounds.  Scoring for the Jayhawks were Becca DeFrancesco, Rachel Lemus, Katherine Marquis and Caitlyn Fiore.  Becca, Katherine and Caitlyn shared point guard duties and continue to do a great job getting the ball to open teammates and controlling the pace of the game and Rachel did a great job of finding the opening to set herself up for some great shots.  

Junior League

Storm 10, Mercury 22

Team Storm played <Mercury in week 11 of the in Town Girls basketball junior division.  Storm hit the offense 1st with Madison Kearney scoring the 1st 2 baskets of the game (4 points, 4 steals) with some solid passes from Kyla McGilvery and Olivia Satterfield who also had over 6 defense re-bounds and 5 steals to help out on defense.  Grace Dockery came up big on the boards with over 5 offense rebounds and also gave her team 6 points.    On Defense Brooke Bunyan had 3 steals and forced 2 plays to be broken up, Alyssa Wallace had some nice rebounds on both sides of the court along with Madelyn Montejo.    All 7 Girls played hard over the course of the game but Mercury came back in the 4th quarter and ran off with the win.

Rockers vs. Comets

The Rockers fought hard another week, using good defense and teamwork to gain another win.  Guards Maeve Cahill, Kiley Kennedy (4pts), Victoria Catanzano (4pts) and Erica Hinkle (2pts) all moved the ball around to find open teammates and led numerous fast breaks.  Centers Darya Mehrabani and Gabby Navarette pulled down many rebounds in the second half.  Forwards Isabella DeSisto and Sadie Basile again played fantastic defense on the baseline, while fellow forward Isabella DeMatos (6pts) was the high Rockers scorer.

Sparks vs. Liberty

The Sparks had another toughly contested game with Liberty on Saturday. They held on for the 2 point victory 16 to 14. Scoring was hard to come by, as both teams played good defense. The Sparks guards, led by Emily Tryder, Lindsey Lombardo, Lauren Bielecki, and Carrina Barron held Liberty in check for most of the game. The rebounding effort and blocking of shot of Madison Stovesand, Nicole Pitito, Aliana Kennen, and Caleigh Shanahan was outstanding. Their scoring came from Carrina with 6, Madison with 4, Aliana with 4, and Nicole with 2.

Senior League

Sonics 25, Jazz 33

It was another hard fought battle by the Sonics, but a strong second half line up by the Jazz froze our offensive charge.  Jessica Caredeo had the hot hand today with 9 points, including a nice three pointer that put the Sonics in a great position at half time.  Followed by Christine Santos with 6 and Abby Naughler with 4 point.  Rounding off the scoring was Alicia Barbeti, Erin Briley and Michaela Svendsen with 2 points each.  Alexis Hillis and Amber Buttaro played tenacious D under the net today and both had some great put backs, but they just wouldn’t drop for them.   

Jazz 28, Pacers 15 (1/31/15)

Izzy Picher (9) led the Jazz in a much needed win against the Pacers.  Dark horse Hannah Maffeo (5), Leanne Durham (5), Becca Smith (2), Jordyn Cavicchi (2), Melissa Keely (2), and Bianca Araya (2) all took it to the rack with confidence and authority while Grace Morris, Emily Chmela, Helen Johnson and Christa Davis played tight defense holding the Pacers scoreless in the 2nd and 4th quarters.  Great job by all.

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