TGBL Roundup: Storm, Mystics Battle To Tie, Cougars Trim Wildcats
Dec 15, 2015 09:30AM
● By Bill Gilman
Sonics: 29 vs. Suns: 27
The Sonics were able to hold off a strong Sun team in OT to win their 2nd game of the season. The scoring was led by Rebecca DeFrancesco with 11 points with additional help from Julia Cafferty (10), Alicia Barbati (4), Samira El Hakim (2), Marissa Ladderbush (1) and Alexa Harrington (1). Amber Buttaro was active on the offensive end having several shot attempts. Brooke Fullerton and Janine Richardson owned the rebounding on both ends of the court. All in all, the Sonics stayed strong from beginning to end.
Suns: 27 vs. Sonics: 29
The Suns were behind the entire game, but showed team toughness by chipping away only to fall to the Suns in O.T. Kristina Johnson had the hot hand, netting a team high of 9 points including a 3 pointer. Christine Santos added 5 also with a 3 pointer to give the Suns the lead with 23 seconds left in the match. Sophie Eskenas and Grace Morris each poured in 4 points. Emily Chmela had 3 and Leanne Durham and Devyn Veits rounded out the scoring with 2 points apiece. Sansan Nguyen played great on both ends of the court.
Spurs: 32 vs. Pacers: 31
Great team win by the shorthanded Spurs 32-31 over the Pacers. Solid team defense lead by the ball hawk Mikalya Dec. Diving on the floor for every loose ball was Isabelle Frost who also had a huge steal for a fast break layup at a critical point in the game. Rachel Conway played great defense and came up with some big rebounds. Syndey Crowley knocking down open shots and played great perimeter defense. Kendra Waugh moved down to forward as we were shorthanded, played great defense and hit a long 2 pointer. Gianna Bourasso played great on both ends and came up with a bunch of rebounds. Great rebounding and multiple blocked shots by Abby Naugler. Isabella Beyloune stepped up huge with great defense and lead the team in scoring. Team scoring Bella 12 pts, Gianna 5 pts, Isabelle 4pts, Sydney 4pts, Mikayla 3 pts, Abby 2 pts and Kendra 2 pts
Spurs: 32 vs. Pacers: 31
Trailing for the entire game the Pacers despite numerous comebacks could never take the lead and fell short to a spirited Spurs team who dug in down the stretch to notch the win. Scoring for the Pacers was Haley Mignon – 8, Caitlyn Fiore and Kerry Shea with 6 each, Katelyn Quinn-Cyr and Briana Walker with 4, Emma Demos with 2, and Mikayla Enax added a free throw. Leading rebounders were Demos with 5 and Rachel Scaringi with 4. Tops in steals was Mignon with 5 and Walker and Enax with 4 each.
Storm: 14 vs Mystics: 14- Tie
Week 3 was a very exciting Saturday for both Storm and Mystics as they played to a 14-14 Tie after 2 OT. Very well-played game by both teams, Storm started out slow on offensive but they got it going with some good passing and playing aggressive on the defensive side of the ball. Storm was able to tie up the game with a Lucy Malfy basket with only 3 seconds remaining in the double OT. Emily Tryder and Madelyn Montejo both finished with 4 points each, Dakota Malizia and Darya Mehrabani both finished with 2 points. Storms point guards Skylar Auth and Cassidy Paige handled the ball well and helped the offense come alive in the second half. Brooklyn DeGrechie played excellent defense while coming back from illness during the week. Storm will take on Liberty this week before the holiday.
Eagles: 31 vs. Jayhawks: 25
The Eagles held on for a hard fought victory against the Jayhawks 31 to 25. The Eagles jumped out to a big lead, but Jayhawks came back and at the half it was a 1 point game. The game had lots of great defense by both teams, but in the end the solid guard play Amanda Moreira, Rose Strobel, and Hannah Kocsmierski sealed the victory for the Eagles. Their scoring came from Allie Indingaro game high 11, Madison Stovesand 8, and Catalina Burke, Alyssandra Ragusa, Jacyln Dillion all had 2. Megan Boudreau scored all 6 of her points in the final 3 minutes of the game. Indingaro and Burke led the team in assists. Stovesand and Dillon led the team in blocks and rebounds. A good solid win for them.
Jayhawks: 25 vs. Eagles: 31
The Girls In Town Basketball program held week 3 this past weekend and the Jayhawks hosted the Eagles in a great match up that came down to the final 3 mins of the 4th quarter. The Eagles jumped out fast in the 1st quarter with a 13-0 lead but the Jayhawks dialed in on the 2nd quarter and put 12 points up to make it 13-12 at the half. Leading the scoring was MaryKate Callinan with (10 pts) followed by Erin Mclntyre with (9 pts which 1 was a 3 point shot). Jordan Gardner had 5 rebounds, 4 assist, Madison Kearney had 3 steals, 4 assist and Kayla Mirisola had 3 rebounds and 3 assist. In the 3rd quarter the Jayhawks tied the game 21-21 to start the 4th. In the 4th quarter, Sadie Basile hit a key jump shot and picked up 4 offense rebounds and 4 assist. Brianna Iandoli supported the team with 2 points, 2 assist and 4 steals and Misan Nguyen had 2 points and 5 steals and applied some solid full court press. With less than 2 mins left, the Eagles offense found 2 baskets to take the lead and the win but the Jayhawks held their own and the game ball award went to Sadie Basile.
Cardinals: 9 vs. Terriers: 30
The Cardinals were hoping to continue their winning streak, but all good things have to come to an end. The Terriers were short staffed with seven players, but amongst them were some strong travel players. The game started out evenly played, but the Cardinals shots were not falling. Our starting five of Bella Dematos, Christina Capachietti, Kristen Curley, Becca Langone, and Gabby Navarette- the birthday girl of the day, tried their hardest to make plays happen. The Terriers continued to find the open girl play after play. Our remaining players of Ava Piccolo, Olivia Burns, Courtney Capachietti, joined again by Kristen Curley and Becca Langone, chipped a little away at the big lead the Terriers were amassing with play after play going their way. The Cardinals were missing one sub- Kylie Galvin, who may have helped us for certain with key subbing opportunities to rest the girls as we were working really hard to attempt a comeback. One thing our team stands by is play to the end and play as best as you can. Today we tried our best. Scoring for the team were Ava Piccolo- 2, Bella Dematos -2 , Kristen Curley- 4, and Christina Capachietti- 1. A tough loss, but one the Cardinals will build off on for the next game
Terriers: 30 vs. Cardinals: 9
The Terriers worked as a team to pull out a win over the Cardinals. Grace Dockery and Michelle Hinkle worked like a veteran guard pair by getting passes to teammates on fast breaks. Erica Hinkle and Abby Hansbury caused turnovers on defense, leading to selfless passing and team points. Abby Demos, Victoria Pinto and Kassidy MacDonald were great forwards, keeping the Cardinal scoring in the key to a minimum and grabbing rebounds to start the offense. Defense won the game for the Terriers. Team scoring was almost even with Dockery, Hansbury, Demos and the Hinkles each netting 2 baskets and MacDonald leading the pack with 11 points.
Wolverines: 28 vs. Wildcats: 15
The Wolverines visited the Wildcats in the third game of the season and where able to come away with the victory, 28-15. Alyssa Marchelletta set the tone early for the Wolverines with 4 steals and 6 points in the first quarter. Marchelletta led all Wolverine scorers with 10 points in the game, followed by Abby MacAllister, Olivia Paulding and Jessica Hickey with 4 each and Emily Walker, Nicole Potito, and Sara Hunt each had 2 points to round out the scoring. Marchelletta and Paulding each had 3 assists in the game with Paulding showing great vision by hitting two cutters in the lane for easy layups. Defense has become a staple of the Wolverines season and this game was no different. The team recorded 22 rebounds and 18 steals in the victory as well as one block by Brooke Woodman. Woodman showed her great toughness and determination in the paint on the defensive side of the floor throughout the entire game.
Waves: 25 vs. Badgers: 12
The Waves had a good day with Lexi Polimeno scoring 8 pts, and Katie Polimeno and Madison Pierce contributing 6 pts each. Danielle Wilson (2pts), Ashley Demers (2pt) and Maeve Cahill (1pt) were strong on defense as was Kendall Von Kahle, Izabel Moriera, and Samira Cook. The Badgers played great defense while on offense Fiona Green put in 6 points as well as Alex Fowler (2pt), Alyssa Gray (2pts) and Calaeigh Shanahan (2 pts). Waves won 25 to 12.
Cougars: 15 vs. Wildcats: 14 (12/05/15)
The Cougars trailed all game against the Wildcats, including 6-0 after 1 quarter, 10-4 at half time, and 14-7 after 3 quarters. In the 4th quarter the Cougars slowly clawed their way back by shutting down the Wildcat offense and hitting some key baskets by PG Alyssa Boudreau. Trailing 14-13 with 12 seconds left Klara Holden stole the ball setting up a chance for a Cougar victory. After a timeout the Cougars ran a play perfectly but the ball wouldn't fall and as it appeared the Cougars comeback would fall short Colleen Crail grabbed the rebound and put the ball in the hoop with only 3 seconds left to secure the win. The Cougars comeback was a team effort led by Boudreau's 7 points, Holden's 4 points, and 2 points each from Mikayla Ausiello and Crail. Also contributing to the win was Isabel DeSisto, Emma Nowell, and Sophia Dolliver.
Terriers vs. Badgers (12/05/15)
The Terriers and Badgers faced off last week. The Terriers took the lead on baskets by Kassidy MacDonald and Abby Demos. The Badgers answered with Emma Hiltz leading the charge, assisting on 2 baskets by Marina Ortiz. Terrier Megan Geyer scored her first 2 baskets of the year. Lexi Bobotas and Lindsay Lombardo grabbed many defensive rebounds for the Badgers. Erica Hinkle and Michelle Hinkle each had a basket for the Terriers in the 3rd quarter. Badger Alyssa Gray had some nice shots from the top of the key. The Terriers pulled away in the end with several baskets off fast breaks from Abby Hansbury and Grace Dockery. High scorers were Kassidy MacDonald (Terriers) and Mariya Ortiz (Badgers), each with 8 points.