TGBL Roundup: Sonics Blast Blazers, Jayhawks Remain Undefeated
Feb 25, 2015 08:00AM
● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the coaches of the TGBL.)
Sonics 27, Blazers 20
The Sonics ended their regular season today with a much earned win today against a strong Blazer squad. All 10 girls came to play today and it was a total team effort from tip off! The first half was a battle back and forth with tons of aggressive defense, rebounding and smart play. Trailing at the half 14-12, the Sonics dug in and turned it up breaking the game open in the 3rd quarter. Christine Santos and Felicia Ragucci took control of the court with smart passing and patience in working the ball inside to their team. Jessica Caredeo frustrated the Blazer offense several times with a handful of steals, taking the ball to the net. Amber Buttaro, Abby Naughler and Michaela Svendsen all pulled down big boards that were key in our defense today. Stephanie Lemus was a thorn at the low post, shutting down the baseline shots. Alexis Hills was on point today, setting timely pics and moving to the open spot hunting for every opportunity for a shotlk. Alicia Barbeti and Erin Briley tied up the ball several times, gaining crucial possessions and played their typical monster defense. The offense was led by Svendsen with 7 points followed by Ragucci 4, Naughler 4, Buttaro 4, Santos 3, Caredeo 2, Briley 2 and Barbeti 1.
Eagles 30, Wolverines 26
The Eagles had a magical fourth quarter coming from behind to beat the Wolverines. On the offensive end, Gianna Ragucci paved the way scoring 10 points with additional points added by Julia Cafferty (6), Alexa Harrington (6), Brianna Iandoli (4), Alexis Foley (2), and Maegan Marshall (2). Maegan's basket was assisted by Jaime Burns in the 2nd quarter. Emma Fleming was a solid versatile player serving in both the point guard and forward positions. Rose Strobel continued to exhibit solid defense throughout the game adjusting along the way after some early fouls. The Eagles momentum is soaring high as we head into the playoffs.
Jayhawks 29 Terriers 17
The Jayhawks completed the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record. The key to the Jayhawks success continues to be aggressive defense and great team play with good ball movement and patience on offense. Angelina Carew was defensive player of the game, showing her usual hustle on both ends of the court. Jennie Asselin once again used her tremendous speed to hustle back on defense and prevent several Terriers scoring opportunities. Meghan Ostertag also worked hard on defense, and offensively had several assists. Rachel Lemus, Katherine Marquis and Becca DeFrancesco pulled down several key rebounds, and Caitlyn Fiore had some key steals leading to Jayhawk scoring.
Scoring for the Jayhawks were Becca DeFrancesco (12 points) Caitlyn Fiore (8 points) Katherine Marquis (6points) and Rachel Lemus (2 points) Angelina Carew (1 point). Congratulations to the first place Jayhawks and good luck in the tournament!
Sparks vs. Monarchs
The Sparks finished off their regular season on Saturday with a win over the Monarchs 8 to 5. Baskets were very hard to come by, as both teams played great defense. They finished their season with a record of 10 and 1. The defense of guards Carrina Barron, Lauren Bielecki, Lindsey Lombardo, Maisan Nguyen, and Emily Tryder stopped the ball at the point of attack for most of the game. Nicole Potito, Caleigh Shanahan, Aliana Kennen, and Madison Stovesand did a great job of rebounding the ball. Their scoring came from a game high 6 points from Aliana Kennen and 2 points from Madison Stovesand.
Rockers vs. Mystics
The Rockers again lost a close game, losing by one basket. Victoria Catanzano and Isabella DeMatos (2pts) ran the offense as guards. Erica Hinkle (2pts) and Maeve Cahill (4pts) put pressure on the Mystic guards to cause turnovers late in the game. Isabella DeSisto (2pts) and Sadie Basile were great at grabbing off-side rebounds in both defense and offense. Gabrielle Navarette and Darya Mehrabani played fantastic defense on one of the most dangerous centers in the league.
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