TGBL Roundup: Rockers Top Mystics, Pacers Outlast Blazers
Nov 25, 2015 07:36AM
By Bill Gilman
Rockers 14 vs. Mystics 11
The Rockers edged out the Mystics in a 14 to 11 nail biter. It was whole a team effort with Victoria Lavargna leading the way in comeback win, with 6 of her 8 points coming in 4th quarter. Teammates Jessica Marquis, Brook Hatch and Kiley McFadden each adding in additional baskets. Offense alone didn’t help the Rockers propel to victory, as Aislin Davis led the way with key defensive stops, who along with Mackenzie Hickey, Brook Bunyon and Ava Paquett all worked together to pull off the win.
Rockers 14 vs. Mystics 11
The Mystics were ahead going into the 4th quarter with a score of 8-6, but just couldn’t hold on to the win against a very tough Rockers team. Scoring leaders were Victoria Catanzano netting (7), Tia Smith (2) and Avery DellaPiana (2). Stephanie Mercurio, Jillian Waugh, Emma Ryan and Adrianna Damiano were strong on offense with excellent passes and quick heads-up plays. Defensively, Morgan Crowley was aggressive stripping the ball away and creating Rocker turn-overs with ease. Rebecca Boudreau and Lauren Bielecki were animals under the basket blocking shots and pulling down key rebounds. It was a very tough loss, but a very exciting game and the Mystics are looking forward to next week
Storm 10 vs. Mercury 13
The 2015-16 season opened up yesterday for Team Storm who faced off with Team Mercury. Unfortunately, Storm come up short in a close game falling 13-10. Team Storm was led by Dakota Malizia with 6 points, Skyler Auth and Darya Mehrabani each touched in a basket for 2 points. On the defensive side of the ball Jocelyn Kinnon and Madelyn Montejo came away with multiple rebounds. Cassidy Paige, Brooklynn DeGrechie and Emily Tryder each had defensive steals which helped the offense in some scoring chances. Team Storm will enjoy the Thanksgiving break but will get ready for the Comets in the upcoming game.
Cardinals 32 Huskies 23
The Cardinals were excited to start their season off on the right foot. Our starting five got the action started with key passes and hitting some really amazing shots. Scoring for the Cardinals in the first quarter were Christina Capachietti, Olivia Burns, Bella Dematos, and Kristen Curley. More impressive was their team defense. The above four were joined by Kylie Galvin who was key with great passes to her teammates and as well so helpful keeping the Huskies at bay. The Huskies were pushing the game once their next five came into the game against our next five. Gabby Navarette, Ava Piccolo, Courtney Capachietti, and Becca Langone joined Olivia Burns with some key defense against the Huskie’s key travel players. They did their best to contain the pressure from the Huskie squad. We had some great offense from Gabby Navarette and Courney Cappachetti. The Huskies made a great run though closing the gap to 16-10 at the half. The Cardinals regrouped the second half and really took control. Our scoring was led by Christina Capachietti with 16 points, Oliva Burns and Bella Dematos with 4 points,Gabby Navarette, Courtney Capachietti, Kylie Galvin, and Kristen Curley rounded out the scoring with 2 points each. The team really worked hard for this tough win to start the season right. We are excited to see action come December with game 2!
Eagles 28 vs. Cougars 16
The Eagles began their in town basketball season on Saturday with a 28 to 16 over the Cougars. They jumped out to an early lead and held on for a hard fought victory. The pressing line of Amanda Moreira, Jacyln Dillon, Rose Strobel, Hannah Kocsmiersky, and Catalina Burke did the most damage, making the most of their turnover opportunities. The team's ball movement on offense was great, getting off plenty of good shots. Nearly every Eagle got into the scoring column, with Allie Indingaro leading the way with 10 points and Alyssandra Ragusa with 4 points. Madison Stovesand led the team in rebounds and Megan Boudreau led the team in assists. It was a total team win for the Eagles. Look for more of the same in the future from this team.
Wolverines 34 vs. Terriors 31
The Wolverines visited the Terriers to open their season. The matchup was expected to be a close affair and the game did not disappoint. The back and forth game eventually went into overtime where the Wolverines where able to pull out the victory, 34-31.
Alyssa Marchelletta showed her never say die attitude by scoring 9 pts in the 4th quarter and 3 additional points in OT. Overall, Marchelletta had 21 points in the game to lead the Wolverines; Abby MacAllister had 3 points and Brooke Woodman, Emily Walker, Jessica Hickey, Nicole Potito and Olivia Paulding each had 2 points to round out the scoring.
Defense and rebounding were key to the Wolverines victory with Paulding and Woodman collected 5 rebounds each, Sara Hunt, Hickey and Marchelletta with 4 each, Lexie Bobotas gathered 3 of her own. Marchelletta earned 9 steals, Paulding had 6, Potito had 5 and MacAllister had 3 to headline a very aggressive Wolverine’s defense
Jayhawks 28 vs. Badgers 15
The Girls In Town Basketball program tipped off this weekend and had the Jayhawks playing the Badgers in a great game. The Jayhawks hit the score board first with some nice passing from Sadie Basile and Brianna Iandoli (2 pts) to feed MaryKate Callinan (12 pts) and Maisan Nguyen (2 pts). On defense Kayla Mirisola had (3) blocks, 2 steals and was working hard on both ends of the court followed by Jordan Gardner (4 steals, 2 blocks and 4 rebounds). The game was back and forth with scoring then Erin Mclntyre (10 pts including 2 foul shots) ran the court with some great passing feeds from Madison Kearney (2 pts). The Jayhawks earned the first TEAM win of the season and the game ball award went to MaryKate Callinan. Looking forward to next week’s game.
Pacers 34 vs. Blazers 21
A nice start to the season for the Pacers with an even effort from start to finish. Even scoring in the first half from seven different players allowed the Pacers to build around a 10 point lead at the half. Pacers scored 11 points in each quarter. In the first, steals was the key with 6 team steals from four different players including two each from Kerry Shea and Kendall Donahoe. Mikayla Enax led the scoring with three buckets. In the second quarter, Haley Mignon kept the defensive pressure on the Blazers with 8 steals. Rachel Scaringi was active on defense and she and Katelyn Quinn-Cyr notched all but one of the rebounds for the team.
In the third quarter the Blazers caught fire and were able to close the gap with strong pressure to make it a close game entering the 4th. If not for the 18 team rebounds (Shea with 7 and Shannon Crowley with 5) denying 2nd chances the Blazers may have been able to take the lead. In the 4th the Blazers stayed close but then Briana Walker and Mignon found a good rhythm using the break effectively and were able to pull away in the end for the 13 point victory. Scoring for the Pacers was Mignon 13, Walker 8, Enax 6, Caitlyn Fiore, Quinn-Cyr, and Shea with 2, and Donahoe 1. Crowley led the team in rebounds. Mignon and Donahoe led the team in steals. Walker led the team in assists with 4. Shea and Donahoe also notched 2 blocks each.
Blazers 21 vs. Pacers 34
The Blazers tried to play catch up the entire game against a talented Pacers team and although holding them to 0 points in the 3rd quarter, it just wasn’t enough. Scoring leaders were Becca Smith and Sarah Milne. Additional points were made by Meghan Ostertag, Bianca Bongiorno, Jess Smith and Alexis Hillis. Belle DeRoche’s injury has left huge shoes to fill, but Allyson Haley, Stephanie Mercurio, Elizabeth Lam and Erin Covel were up to the challenge and they played great defense. We now look forward to next week.
Suns vs. Spurs
The Suns opened up the season with a tough loss. Leading the way on the offensive end was Sophie Eskenas, Kristina Johnson and Leanne Durham each with 4 points. Grace Morris and Christine Santos chipped in with 3 points apiece. Emily Chmela, Angelina Carew, Sansan Nguyen and Emily Puccia all played great two way basketball.