2009-2010 SYBL Season Ends in Grand Fashion with
great Showcase Event!
John Fitzgerald from MCS wins Dylan Brown Award!
Donte Etheridge (SMB) receives Career Achievement
and Player of the Year Awards!
Maddie Bennett (SJS) receives Player of the Year
Patrick Thall and Michelle Walter from ANS both receive
Career Achievement Awards!
SYBL concludes season with showcase event
Night honors youth hoops league
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By PAUL WATSON
The Sunday Youth Basketball League capped off the 2009-10 season with its annual Coaches Showcase Night on Friday night.
And once again, St. Mary's College of Maryland opened up its Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena for
a night of celebration that featured basketball, cheerleading and awards.
"The night is the epitome of what this league is about. It brings everybody together," league president Bob Hanley said.
"Great Christian values, great sportsmanship, great fun for everybody down here. … We have schools from three different
counties from many miles apart and yet you would never know that they were that far apart with the way they come together
in an event like this."
The league, like many others, had to endure Mother Nature and one of its schools, St. John's School in Hollywood, had a
roof collapse during one of the winter's blizzards.
"It's been tough for everybody, not just our league," Hanley said. "Since we're a Sunday league and play primarily on Sundays
and almost every snowstorm occurred on a Sunday we had over 80 games to make up in the last 10 days of what would've been
the regular season, but we managed to pull through and did it.
"And sadly, St. John's lost part of their school, but again great community. They were able to go to Holy Angels, which
closed down last year, reopen that school and now they bus the children over there while they rebuild St. John's. And that's
what just makes the league great."
The league even had to push the showcase night back an entire week because the college needed the arena for the Sweet 16
and Elite Eight rounds of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament.
"We're partners with St. Mary's College," Hanley said. "They do a lot for our league and we like to give back to them.
We actually got the practice time for their NCAA tournament because they weren't able to practice on their own court, so we
used some of our league facilities to help them out. … We were more than happy to move our event for them and support
Games and awards
There was a little imbalance between North and South division on the boys side, according to Hanley, so the league decided
to go with a Charles/Calvert versus St. Mary's showcase contest.
The change proved to be a good one on the scoreboard as the Charles/Calvert team scored 11 unanswered points in the final
1 minute 22 seconds of regulation to win, 50-42.
"It's a lot of fun for them to get a chance to play with other kids that they've played against all year long or the last
couple years," said Charles/Calvert coach Pat Thall, who coaches at Archbishop Neale School. "I think they enjoy playing with
each other instead of against each other and kind of working toward the same goal."
The Charles/Calvert most valuable player was Donte Etheridge of St. Mary's Bryantown School. The most valuable player for
St. Mary's was Juwan Smith of St. Michael's School.
"It's a fun evening for everybody and it's a way to go out," said St. Mary's coach Jeff Gray, who coaches at Mother Catherine
Spalding School. "Instead of just having your banquet at the end of the year, why not have one big celebration with all the
kids at one time?
It was a traditional North-South game on the girls side with the South taking the win, 44-28.
"To be voted from your peers and your coaches and to represent your schools out here in front of 500 to 600 people, I think
it's a great thing," said South coach Ray Vest, who coaches at St. John's. "I think this is a once in a lifetime for them
and I hope that it just propels them into the next level. They're ready to go on."
The North's most valuable player was Sammy Espejo of Archbishop Neale School. The most valuable player for the South was
Maddie Bennett of St. John's.
"I hope they take this with them, the whole idea of sportsmanship and having a wonderful community," said North coach Joanie
Heinze, who coaches at St. Mary's Bryantown. "This SYBL community is fabulous. It's a safe environment for them to have fun
and then they'll go to high school with all these kids."
Before the showcase games, the schools competed in three-on-three, free-throw shooting and three-point shooting contests.
Mother Catherine won the three-on-three boys title with the team of Hunter Farrell, Nic Gagnon and Clark Ripple. St. John's
was second with the team of James Abell, Jacob Cullison and Jeff Henkel.
St. John's placed first in the three-on-three on the girls side with the team of Bennett, Karly Thompson and Kristin Raley.
Father Andrew White School took second with the team of Lauren Munns, Lex Trader and Madison Taylor.
Robert Bradland of Cardinal Hickey Academy won the boys free throw title, while Garrett Harim of St. Michael's was the
For the girls, Elizabeth Tennyson of Father Andrew White was the winner, while Thompson was the runner-up.
Ryley Weber of Our Lady, Star of the Sea School won the boys three-point shooting contest, while Etheridge placed second.
Angelina McNamara of St. Peter's School was first for the girls with Aubrell Watts of St. Peter's placing runner-up.
St. John's and St. Peter's performed JV cheerleading exhibitions. And after the showcase doubleheader, six varsity teams
cheered as well — Mother Catherine, Little Flower School, St. Peter's, Father Andrew White, St. John's and Archbishop
Neale. There was an eighth grade cheerleader exhibition after that.
"They work really hard to put all these performances together," Hanley said. "They also performed at the Comcast Center
in front of the Maryland basketball crowd during the game and during halftime and it's just been a great season for the cheerleaders.
And they just add so much atmosphere to the league."
The league also handed out two hero awards and three career achievement awards.
The hero awards went to John Pennisi and Nancy Szewczyk of Little Flower. Thall and Michelle Walter of Archbishop Neale
and Etheridge received career achievement awards.
The final award of the evening was the Dylan Brown Award. The award, created in 2006, is named after the 12-year-old Holy
Angels-Sacred Heart School student who died on Sept. 9, 2004 after losing his battle with leukemia.
The award is given to the one player in the league, boy or girl, who best embodies the spirit of Brown through his or her
outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork, hard work and determination, embracement of Christian values and the true love of
the game of basketball.
The award went to John Fitzgerald of Mother Catherine.
Please welcome Steven Cole of SPS as our newest member of the SYBL Hall of Fame! Read about him
on the Hall of Fame page!
from the Post Season Tournament Championship Game
March 9th, 2010
SJS jumped out to a 7-0 lead against SMB and most
fans thought that sealed the deal for an easy Eagle victory.LeAnne Hudson hit
a long three pointer for SJS to help them build the quick lead.But, the Angels
had no plans to let this game slip away that easily.Lindsay Heinze hit two 3
pointers of her own and Sammie Sawall dropped in a foul shot to cut the deficit to 9-7 after one quarter.Sawall dominated the second period with 3 baskets while Hudson, Maddie Bennett and Angie Goldsborough countered
for the Eagles.SJS held a slim 15-14 lead at the half.Tough defense prevailed in the third with Bennett and Hudson leading the way for SJS and Lara Houck and
Samantha Smallwood countering for SMB.Emily Allston and Karly Thompson hit the
only field goals in the third, but a free throw by Heinze pulled the Angels even with SJS at 17 at the end of the third.Bennett made two key steals in the final quarter to put SJS ahead for good with only
two minutes to go.SMB battled to the final seconds, but tough defense by SJS
gave them the victory, 25-20, in a thriller.Hudson SJS with 7 points while Bennett
and Goldsborough each dropped in 6 for the Eagles.Sawall scored 9 and Heinze
8 for SMB.Bennett was named the MVP while Heinze received the Coaches Hustle
Award.This was the first League Championship for SJS since 2004.The Eagles were runner ups in 2007, 2008 and 2009.This was
the first final for SMB.
This game was expected to be a thriller and it
did not disappoint.Tyler Fields hit a long three pointer to get the Eagles on
the board, but John Wood came right back to hit one of his own to knot the game at three.Hunter Farrell and Nic Gagnon combined for three more Pelican points to give them a 6-3 lead after one quarter.Fields and Austin Walter knocked down two more 3 pointers for ANS in the second to
give the Eagles a 13-12 lead at the half.Wood came out firing in the third and
hit two more clutch 3 pointers to counter baskets by Walter, Mac Burke and Fields and put the lead back on the MCS side of
the scoreboard.MCS took a 22-19 lead into the final quarter, but Fields tied
it up at 22 with another long three pointer.Hunter Farrell, Wood and Clark Ripple
extended the Pelican lead to 28-22 before MCS inadvertently scored a basket for ANS to cut the gap to 28-24 with two minutes
to go.Farrell and Wood sealed the victory with 2 quick baskets with under a
minute to go to give MCS the win, 36-28,their first league championship since
1995.Wood led MCS with 15 points while Farrell added 11 for the Pelicans.Fields led ANS with 13 points while Walter chipped in 5 for the Eagles.Wood was named MVP while Fields received the Coaches Hustle Award.
A:Walter (5), Travers (4), Burke (4), Fields (13), Team (2)
Season Tournament Semi-Finals
March 07, 2010
CHA came out playing slow and deliberate, trying
to slow the MCS fast break.That plan worked early as MCS could only gain a 9-5
advantage after the first quarter.John Wood connected on two 3 pointers in the
period while Nick Poudrier countered with one of his own for the Lions.John
Fitzgerald scored four points in the second for the Pelicans to help lift them to a 19-9 lead at the half.Poudrier hit another three pointer for CHA, but MCS continued to pull away from the Lions.Nick Gagnon led MCS on a 15-7 run in the third that put the game out of reach for CHA and led to another
impressive MCS win, 40-18.Wood led MCS with 10 points while Poudrier dropped
in 9 points for CHA.MCS will face ANS for the league championship on Tuesday.
ANS applied full court pressure right from the
start creating numerous SMS turnovers that led to easy lay ups for the Eagles.Five
different players scored for ANS in the first led by Chase Travers and Tyler Fields who combined for 10 of the Eagles 16 points.Sheron Chase and Juwan Smith came back strong for the Giants in the second, but the
two teams traded baskets throughout the second leaving SMS trailing 24-10 at the half.Mac Burke and Fields put the game out of reach in the third combining for 11 more points for the Eagles and lifting
ANS to a 41-18lead after three quarters.ANS went on to win 52-26 behind 13 points by Fields and 9 by Chase Travers.Sheron
Chase led SMS with 15 points.ANS will play MCS for the league championship.
Welch (2), Cushen (2), Fields (13), Z. Travers (2)
ANS has been playing their best basketball of
the season in the last few weeks and it showed as they came out playing tough defense and aggressive offense.This game was physical from the outset and the two teams combined for 28 fouls in the game.Mary Dixon got ANS going hitting for 4 first quarter points while Maddie Bennett did the same for SJS.The red Eagles took a slim 1 point lead into the second period, but that disappeared
behind tough green Eagle defense, leaving the game knotted at 12 at the half.LeAnne
Hudson hit a key three pointer in the third to help give SJS a 22-16 lead after three.ANS closed the gap to 24-20 midway through the third before Angie Goldsborough hit a key bucket to put the game out
of reach in the final moments.SJS took the win and will play for the league
championship against SMB on Tuesday night.This will be their fourth straight
trip to the finals.Bennett, Hudson and Karly Thompson led SJS with 7 points
each while Dixon led ANS with 8 points.
SMB’s center, Sammie Sawall was doubtful
for this game nursing a sore ankle and did not start the game.FAW took advantage
of her out of the line up connecting on the first 7 points of the game behind baskets by Elizabeth Tennyson, Lauren Munns
and Katie Pappas.Sawall came into the game late in the period and, despite a
noticeable limp, quickly made her presence known with two blocked shots and a basket.SMB played tough defense in the second, shutting down the Crusaders and going on a 9-0 run, led by 4 points by Lara
Houck, to take a 9-7 halftime lead.Emma
Madden and Pappas brought FAW back in the third with 2 points each to tie the score at 12 after three quarters.SMB leveraged off of scores by Lindsay Heinze, Houck and Sawall to take an 18-12 lead in the fourth before
Tennyson and Madden cut the gap to 3 with less than a minute to go.Sawall was
fouled with 18 seconds left on the clock, but a lane violation gave her only one chance at the free throw line.She hit the shot to extend the SMB lead to 4 and put the game away for the Angels.SMB will play SJS in the final on Tuesday night.
MCS is on a roll and FAW found that out the hard
way.Determined to go all the way to the championship, the Pelicans came out
on fire behind dominant inside play by Hunter Farrell, who hit for 10 first quarter points.Clark Ripple, Wyatt Bowling and Nic Gagnon rounded out the 22 point explosion for MCS in the opening period as they
jumped out to a 22-2 lead.Nick Wilson hit a long three point shot for FAW in
the second, but John Wood countered for the Pelicans as they extended their lead to 35-11 at the half.Farrell, Gagnon and Ripple controlled the second half, despite a surge by FAW behind 8 second half points
by TJ Berry, to take the win, 53-24.Farrell led all scorers with 18 points and
joined the Century Club.Gagnon added 10 points and Ripple 8 for the Pelicans.Berry led FAW with 8 points.MCS will meet CHA in the semi-finals.
F:Berry (8), Forte (2), Frech (2), Johnson (2), Norris (2), Singh (5),
SJS kept ANS off balanced for the first 3 minutes
of the game, but a long three pointer by Tyler Fields and buckets by Austin Walter and Chase Travers put the Eagles back on
track.ANS took an 11-2 lead into the second period where Fields hit another
three pointer and Mac Burke added 4 points to give the Eagles a commanding 25-8 halftime lead.James Abell hit a three pointer in the second for SJS as well.ANS went
on a 15-0 run in the third that put the game away with Fields hitting his third three pointer along the way.The Eagles took the win, 48-18, behind 13 points by Tyler Fields, who entered the Double Century club with
his performance, and 12 points by Chase Travers.ANS will meet SMS in the semi-finals.
SMS and SMB rocked the house in a thriller that
seesawed back and forth throughout.Will Cusic hit two early three pointer for
the Angels while Donte Etheridge added one of his own plus two more baskets to help SMB take a 16-13 lead in the first.Sheron Chase and Juwan Smith countered for the Giants combining for 11 points of their
own.Smith knocked down 5 more points in the second, helping SMS cut the deficit
to one point at the half.Etheridge and Christian Heinze combined for 8 third
quarter points to give SMB a 30-28 lead at the end of three quarters.Chase and
Garrett Harim rallied the Giants in the final quarter with Chase hitting for 8 points, six of them free throws, and Harim
scoring 6 more to put away the Angels 48-38.Chase led SMS with 17 points while
Smith added 14 and Harim 11 more for the Giants.Etheridge led SMB with 19 points
and became the leagues all time single season scoring leader with his performance.Cusic
added 11 for the Angels.
SMS:Kwitkowski (2), Harim (11), Chase (17), Greb (2), Smith (14),
SJS took command early in this game behind 7 first
quarter points by Angie Goldsborough and numerous missed layups by the Pelicans.The
Eagles kept the pressure on in the second with LeAnne Hudson, Madie Bennett, Breanna Dodge and Jodi Buddenbohn all scoring
for SJS, lifting them to a 21-5 halftime lead.SJS came out in the second half
expecting to cruise, but the Pelicans put pressure on them from the outset.Baskets
by Chelsea Raley, Alycia Stewart, Lexi Mattingly and Amanda Major helped them cut the deficit to 8 points late in the third.SJS held a 26-15 lead entering the final quarter and traded baskets the rest of the
way to avoid the upset with a 34-23 win.LeAnne Hudson led SJS with 9 points
while Bennett added 8 for the Eagles.Bennett also moved into 10th
place on the all time SYBL single season scoring record list with her performance in this game.Chelsea Raley played an outstanding game for MCS and scored 13 points for the Pelicans.MCS will meet CHA in the semi-finals.
M:Raley (13), Copsey (1), Potts (1), Fuller (2), Stewart (2),
Mattingly (2), Major (2)
SMB leveraged off of 9 first quarter points by
Lindsay Heinze and 4 by Lara Houck to take a 13-2 first quarter lead over CHA.Tough
defense prevailed in the second with Lauren Nisson of the Lions and Heinze of the Angels scoring the only points in the period.SMB held a 15-4 lead at the half and neither team could solve the defensive pressure
applied by both teams in the third.The Angels entered the final period leading
17-6 expecting to coast to the win, but Nisson knocked down 5 points to close the gap to 17-11 before Heinze and Samantha
Smallwood combined for 4 points to close out the Lions, 21-14.Heinze led all
scorers with 13 points while Nisson scored 9 for CHA.SMB will meet FAW in the
The Recs and Parks All Stars dominated the first
quarter against the SYBL behind Zhara Laster, who scored 8 points (including two three pointers) to take a 16-4 lead after
one.The SYBL never recovered from that barrage in the first period, even though
the two teams played evenly the rest of the way.Maddie Bennett was outstanding
in all facets of the game, playing dominating defense, great offense and grabbing numerous rebounds.That helped the SYBL keep pace in the second and third quarters where LeAnne Hudson, Sammie Sawall, Lindsay
Cimini, Lindsay Heinze, Emma Madden and Angie Goldsborough all scored.The SYBL
could get no closer than 9 points late in the third before Laster and Tyaira Priest took put the game out of reach. Sammy Espejo played a huge role in the SYBL comeback with her stellar defensive play and outstanding ball
handling running the offense. Laster and Priest combined for 13 of their teams 22 second half points and
the pair scored 32 of the R&P total of 45 in the game.R&P took the hard
fought game 45-31.The two teams have split 2 wins apiece over the last 4 years
in this showcase.Laster led the R&P with 19 points while Priest added 13
more.Bennett and Cimini each scored 7 for the SYBL while Madded added five.
R:Cruz (2), Finkelston (2), Hirshman (3), Jacobs (2), Laster (19),
Ogletree (2),Priest (13)
The SYBL came out with great defensive pressure
led by Tyler Fields and Sheron Chase and dominated the boards behind Donte Etheridge, Liam Kelly and Hunter Farrell to jump
out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter.Nick Gagnon hit for 4 first quarter
points to lead the way.R&P battled back in the second with the teams playing
to an 8-8 draw, but the SYBL still held a 7 point lead at but the SYBL still held a 7 point lead at the half.John Wood and Luke Blevins each helped set up some great scores with precision passes inside to Fields
or Mac Burke.Gagnon and Chase led the SYBL attack in the third with 4 points
each while Kelly and Farrell continued to dominate underneath, limiting the R&P team to one shot each trip up the court.Cortez Bush and Damien King were outstanding for R&P along with Jamal Satisfeld.The SYBL led 30-17 heading into the final period but R&P kept the fight on despite
7 fourth quarter points by Etheridge and buckets by Chase Travers, Fields, Gagnon, Chase, Blevins and Burke.R&P closed to within 8 points with a minute to go in the game behind 6 late points by Satisfeld and
a long three pointer by Josh Carpernter, but Etheridge closed the game out hitting a bucket and two free throws in the final
30 seconds.The SYBL took the game 50-39, their fourth straight win over R&P.Gagnon led the SYBL with 10 points while Etheridge added 9 and Fields and Chase eight.This was a total team effort by the SYBL.Bush
led the R&P with 12 points while King added eight more.
R:Bush (12), Carpenter (5), Dent (3), King (8), Sampson (4),
from Post Season Tournament
February 27, 2010
CHA dominated the early going in this game behind
three 3-pointers by Nick Poudrier in the first quarter.Liam Kelly knocked down
two baskets in the second tom help put the Lions on top 18-10 at the half.The
Patriots could not cut into that lead in the third despite 4 points from James Jordan and three by Landon Summers and still
trailed by 8 entering the final quarter.The patriots came out pressing in the
fourth, forcing numerous Lion turnovers that Tommy Sheehan and Luke Blevins converted into points as the Patriots rallied
to tie the game with less than a minute to go.CHA went back on top by three
with 5 seconds to go after Kelly hit a free throw and LFS missed a potential game tying shot at the buzzer to give CHA the
win.Poudrier scored 15 for CHA while Kelly added 9 for the Lions.Jordan led LFS with 8 points.CHA
will play the winner of the MCS/FAW game next Sunday in the semi-finals.
L:Blevins (7), Caniban (2), Jordan
(8), Sheehan (6), Beck (3),
Jake Parreira and William Callis put down 7 first
quarter points for OLSS but TJ Berry answered with 7 of his own to help the Crusaders take a 9-7 lead after one.Berry added 6 more in the second and
along with 4 more by Andrew Magiera, FAW went into the locker room leading 19-9 despite OLSS controlling the boards at both
ends of the court.Another 4 points by Berry in the third made it look like FAW
would pull away for good, but a rally in the fourth behind Ryley Weber, Bryce Callis and Parreira made it close down to the
wire, but the Crusaders held on to advance to the next round.OLSS missed numerous
shots right under the boards which proved to be the difference in the game.Berry led all scorers with 17 points while Parreira led OLSS with 8
F:Berry (17), Forte (2), Dobbs (1), Magiera (6), Pietsch
Emma Madden was unstoppable driving to the basket
early in the first, hitting three quick buckets to help put FAW up 10-6 in the first quarter.OLSS was plagued by unforced turnovers throughout the first half which FAW took advantage of to extend their lead to
16-6 at the half.Lindsay Cimini and Maggie Conner combined for 6 third quarter
points and that, combined with tight defense by the Seahawks helped cut the deficit to 5 at the end of three.Katie Pappas and Madden shut the door on the OLSS comeback in the final quarter, scoring four points each,
to give the Crusaders the win, 31-21.Madden led FAW with 13 points while Pappas
added 10 for the Crusaders.Cimini led OLSS with 9 points.
O:Basile (2), Cimini (9), Conner (6), K. O’Hare (4)
ANS played swarming defense creating numerous
LFS turnovers in the first as the Eagles soared to an 8-1 lead after one. Sammy
Espejo led the way with 4 points for ANS.Mary Dixon, Emily Estep and Krystal
Lewis combined for 6 points in the second as ANS dominated the first half and led 14-4 at the half.The Patriots came back in the third behind tough play by Hannah Lawrence and 5 points by Darian Krall,
but the Eagles were still able to extend their lead to 21-9 after three and cruised to a 24-13 win.Estep led ANS with 9 points while Krall led LFS with six.
L:Adams (2), Krall (6), Lawrence (3), Madrigal (2)
A:Aughinbaugh (2), Dixon (5), Espejo (4), Estep (9),
SMS came out on fire against MCS jumping out to
a 6-1 lead after one behind 4 points by Marianne Luffey.The Giants extended
that lead to 12-1 midway through the second before Chelsea Raley, McKenzie Copsey and Rachel Potts caught some fire of their
own to close the gap to 12-9 at the half.MCS stepped up their defense in the
third, shutting the Giants down.Amanda Major and Raley helped give the Pelicans
their first lead of the game in the third as MCS took a 14-12 lead into the fourth quarter.SMS came within 2 points with less than a minute to go with Luffey taking charge scoring all of the Giant points in
the final period.Raley put the game away with a late bucket to give MCS the
win, 22-20, in a thriller.Luffey led all scorers with 14 points and joined the
Century Club with her performance.Raley led MCS with 10 points.
M:Raley (10), Copsey (2), Potts (4), Bailey (2), Stewart (2), Major (2)
OLSS jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on SJS but the Eagles responded with a
13-0 run of their own to take a 13-4 lead after one quarter.Robbie Boothe hit
9 of the SJS points in the period.Jeff Henkel and Boothe helped the Eagles push
the lead out to 26-11 at the half despite great play by Ryley Weber, Ryan Schiele, Bryce Callis, Evan Metz and Will Callis.The Seahawks came out determined to take down SJS in the second half with Schiele
leading the way.SJS still held a 34-20 lead entering the final quarter where
Henkel and Boothe combined to close out OLSS for the win, 44-34.Boothe and Henkel
led SJS with 15 points apiece while Schiele led OLSS with 8 points.
After a hard fought battle, the first quarter
ended with both teams scoring very little despite many attempts.SJS had the
lead 2-1 over the Seahawks.The 2nd quarter it was a defensive battle
with both teams pressing.SJS was able to increase their lead 9-3 at the half.The Seahawks scored the first basket of the second half to bring the score 9-5 but
SJS answered back quickly retaining their 6 point lead and extending it to 15-7 by the end of the 3rd quarter.In the fourth quarter, the Seahawks refused to give up and fought hard on offense
and defense.OLSS caused many turnovers with their press but were unable to convert
their steals into points.SJS was able to withhold the charge from the Seahawks
to maintain the victory 21-14.Karly Thompson and LeAnne Hudson led SJS with
6 points each while Katie O'Hare led OLSS with 6 points.SJS finished the regular
season undefeated and remains unbeaten.
1 2 47: 14
O:L.Cimini (2); K. O’Hare (6); C. Basile (4); A. Yates (2)
S: Buddenbohn (4), Goldsborough (2), Thompson (6)
E. Hayden (1); M. Bennett (2); L. Hudson (6)
from Sunday, February 21, 2010
ANS jumped out to a 10-0 lead before SMB rallied
near the end of the quarter to cut the deficit to five.Chase Travers and Mac
Burke were deadly from the outside.The Eagles kept a lot of pressure on Donte
Etheridge throughout the game, limiting him to only 6 points in the game, well below his season average of 22.5 ppg.ANS took a 17-7 lead into the third quarter where they went on a 20-5 run buoyed by
great play by Tyler Fields, Austin Walter and Justin Grooms.The Eagles cruised
from there to take the win, 44-19 in front of raucous home crowd celebrating their 8th graders last home game in
winning style.Fields led ANS with 12 points while Burke added 11 for the Eagles.Etheridge and Will Cusic led SMB with 6 points each.
A win by SMS would give them the South Division
crown, but LFS had their sites on sharing the crown with a win of their own.The
Giants took the early 8-6 lead as Sheron Chase, Garrett Harim and Juwan Smith ran the offense.SMS led 7-1 early in the first before the Patriots came roaring back with a 18-9 run to take a 19-16 halftime lead.Luke Blevins, Tommy Sheehan and Landon Summers buoyed the comeback for the Patriots.
LFS was up by as much as 9 points in the third before SMS chipped away at the lead and cut it to only one point with one minute
to go, but LFS held off the rally to capture a shareof the South Division crown.Blevins led LFS with 14 points while Sheehan and Summers each added eight.Chase and Harim led SMS with 10 points each.
L:Blevins (14), Sheehan (8), Summers (8), Caniban (5), Jordan (4)
S:Chase (10), Harim (10), Smith (7), Wilson (5), Kwitkowski (2)
MCS was coming off a season defining win over
ANS yesterday, giving the Pelicans their first Division crown since 2001.MCS
got off to a slow start in this one as FAW gave the Pelicans fits throughout.MCS
held a slim 4-2 lead after one and could only extend that to 4 at the half where they led 14-10.John Fitzgerald and Wyatt Bowling came up big for MCS to hold TJ Berry and Andrew Magiera at bay in the
second half and hold on for a 29-24 win.MCS finished the regular season 10-0
for the first time in their history.Fitzgerald and Bowling led MCS with 8 points
each while Magiera led FAW with 12 points.
ANS came out playing hard and fast and kept SMB
off balanced throughout much of the first half.Despite a significant size advantage
over the Eagles, the Blue Angels were not able to use that to gain an edge, missing numerous shots and put backs from right
underneath the basket.SMB trailed much of the first half until a late rally
in the second gave them a 9-8 halftime lead.Sammy Espejo, Emily Estep and Madie
Aughinbaugh dominated the third quarter, giving ANS a 16-11 lead heading into the final period.The lead was still 16-11 with 2:30 to go when SMB finally hit a basket by Lexi Bradbury to cut the deficit
to 16-13.ANS still held that lead with under a minute to go before SMB put on
a tight full court press, yielding to quick Eagle turnovers that both led to Angel baskets, the last coming by Sammie Sawall
with 28 seconds to go.The final seconds were frantic with tough defense by SMB
leading to a blocked ANS pass by the Angels with 6 seconds to go sending the ball to the backcourt.ANS was forced to take a long 3 point attempt as the clock expired to try to take the win, but the shot
fell short.Sawall led SMB with 5 points while Aughinbaugh led ANS with 6 points.
A:Estep (2), Hoy (2), Aughinbaugh (6), Lewis (2), Espejo (4)
CHA used speed and depth to keep SPS off balanced
throughout this game with Noelle Wisniewski, Lauren Nisson and Madeline Cleary dominating game play.Angelina McNamara and Aubrell Watts worked hard for the Storm, but the unrelenting pressure from the Lions
was too much to overcome.CHA took the win in the first game, 40-9, behind 12
points each by Nisson and Wisniewski.McNamara led CHA with 5 points.
After winning the first game of the double header
handily, CHA found a more determined SPS team in the second half of the twin bill.Balanced
scoring by Angelina McNamara, Talore Bishop and Aubrell Watts kept SPS in this game but Madeline Cleary proved the game changer
for the Lions and was unstoppable.CHA took this close game 32-23 behind 18 points
by Cleary.Noelle Wisniewski added 6 for the Lions.McNamara led SPS with 8 points while Wisniewski added 6 for CHA.
S:Bishop (6), Dofat (2), McNamara (8), Watts (4), Norman
The game was extremely physical and fast. MCS
went to the full court press early and didn’t let up.The ball was flying
all over the place as both teams scrambled for the rebounds.The first quarter
ended with FAW 6, MCS 2.The second quarter started out with both teams fighting
for every ball.Lauren Munns, Emma Madden and Katie Pappas gave FAW the edge
at the end of the first half as they combined for 11points.FAW led 17 to 4 at
halftime.The third quarter saw MCS outscore FAW 6 points to 4 as the third quarter
ended with FAW leading 21 to 10.Chelsea Raley fought hard for the Pelicans to
outscore the Crusaders in the period.The fourth quarter was as intense as the
first three as both teams continued to fight hard.FAW scored 8 critical points
early in the quarter to give FAW a little breathing room.In the end, it was
FAW 29, MCS 13.Katie Pappas (FAW) led all scorers with 10 points followed by
Emma Madden (FAW) with 7 points and Chelsea Raley (MCS) with 6 points.
M:Raley (6), Stewart (2), Potts (2), Bailey (2), Copsey (1)
SMS gained an early 8-1 advantage on 2 field goals
by Katie Ligday and one from Carolyn Turner.However, LFS came back strong with balanced scoring from Jessica Gardiner, Alyssa Davison, Kelsey Madrigal (2 points
each), and Hannah Lawrence (4 points) to take the 1st quarter lead at 10-8.The
second quarter was played neck and neck leading to the half score of 14-14 on two field goals by Marianne Luffey and two free
throws by Marah Friedman for SMS and a field goal each by Darian Krall and Eileen Walsh for LFS.LFS took the lead for good in the 3rd by outscoring SMS 12- 3 and going up by 9 points.Davison and Walsh led the 3rd quarter scoring with 4 points each for LFS.SMS tried to close the gap in the 4th holding LFS to just 2 points, but could only muster 5 points for themselves.Ligday had the game high 9 points, while Lawrence, Davison, and Walsh scored 6 points
each for LFS.
LFS has their sights on the South Division crown
and came out playing like Champions.Landon Summers, Tommy Sheehan and Luke Blevins
worked the transition to perfection as they jumped out to a 25-6 lead over SJS.The
Eagles battled back in the second to close the gap to 25-14 at the half, and cut the deficit to 25-20 in the third before
LFS put the hammer down and raced to a 54-26 victory.The win sets up the showdown
on Sunday against SMS for the South Division crown.Summers led LFS with 17 points
while Sheehan added 14 and Blevins 9 for the Patriots. Jeff Henkel led the Eagles with 12 points.Both Blevins and Henkel joined the “Century Club” with their great performances today.
S:Henkel (12), Abell (7), Boothe (7)
L:Blevins (9), Sheehan (14), Summers (17), Caniban (5), Jordan (7),
SMS was on fire, knowing they had to win this
game to set up the showdown with LFS on Sunday.The Giants seemed liked they
could not miss early as they jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one quarter behind Juwan Smith, Garrett Harim and Sheron Chase
who moved the ball quickly in the transition to set up shots in the paint that led to easy scores.Donte Etheridge was virtually unstoppable as he scored 36 points to become the first “Triple Century
Club” member this season and also moved into third on the SYBL all time leading scorers list.Even Etheridge could not slow the onslaught brought on by SMS and their great team work up and down the
court.The Giants were relentless throughout the game and took the win 58-38.Smith led SMS with 20 points while Harim added 17 and Chase 15 for the Giants.Etheridge led SMB with 36 points.
SMB:Etheridge (36), Carruth (2)
SMS:Chase (15), Harim (17), Smith (20), Wilson (2), Kwitkowski (2),
CHA showed no rust from the layoff due to the
snow as they raced to a 13-0 lead over FAW.Eight players scored for the Lions
who used balanced scoring and great ball handling to keep the Crusaders off balanced throughout the game.TJ Berry tried to rally FAW back in the second and third quarters, but CHA had too many weapons and cruised
to a 40-19 win.Nick Poudrier and Aaron Julian led CHA with 9 points and 8 points
respectively while Berry led FAW with 12 points.
F:Berry (12), Dobbs (1), Magiera (2), Travis (4)
C:Poudrier (9), Kelly (5), Parker (4), Degnon (2), Murphy (4),
Julian (8), Mills (4), Corry (4)
Both teams started off slow and the first quarter
was 2-2 with a basket for Tyler and two foul shots for John Wood.MCS stymied the ANS offense with their press and both teams played tough, tight defense.The second quarter saw more tough defense with Nic Gagnon scoring two baskets and Austin Walter scoring
only fast break points for ANS.Two of the best offensive teams in the league
were kept to just a 6-4 at half due to the pressure defenses, with the Pelicans holding the slim edge.The second half saw ANS make a run to score 10 points in the quarter with Chase Travers and Justin Grooms
hitting three points and Fields scoring one bucket and 2 fouls shots.MCS kept
pace with 7, Gagnon and Wood scoring a basket each and Gagnon scoring two FT (was 5-6 from foul line).The fourth quarter saw Travers foul out on a very tough charging call with 2 minutes to go and ANS could
not get a shot to fall.The game was tied 15-15 with
to go when Gagnon scored inside to put the Pelicans up by 2 with 34 seconds to go.ANS
ran a play put Gagnon made a steal with 9 seconds to go and made two free throws to seal the win for MCS and drop ANS from
the ranks of the unbeaten.The win also gave MCS the North Division title and
the top seed in the post season tournament.Gagnon led MCS with 12 points and
Fields had 7 for ANS.
(1), Wood (6), Gagnon (12)
(3), Grooms (3), Fields (7), Walter (2)
LFS was coming off of a heart wrenching OT loss
to FAW last night and came out ready to play today and get back on the winning track.An upset win over undefeated SJS would go along way to make up for that loss.The Patriots took the early 4-2 lead but SJS dominated the second quarter going on an 11-0 run that lifted the Eagles
to a 13-4 halftime lead.Maddie Bennett and Angie Goldsborough put SJS on top
and SJS hoped they could cruise to the win in the second half.That was not to
be the case as Hannah Lawrence and Alyssa Davison rallied LFS in the second behind a deafening roar for the partisan Patriot
crowd.The Eagles held a 17-12 lead entering the final quarter, but LFS kept
nibbling away at that lead until Lawrence took a rebound and ran the length of the court to hit a layup to tie the game with
30 seconds to go.Emily Hayden came back for SJS to hit a layup with 8 seconds
to go to put SJS back on top.The Patriots had one last chance to tie the game
with 5 seconds to go.After inbounding the ball under their own basket, LFS missed
a jump shot as the buzzer sounded, giving SJS the 23-21 win.Bennet led SJS with
7 points while Lawrence led LFS with 13 points.
SMB was a little rust after the 4 week layoff
last night, but they were a well oiled machine today, dominating SMS inside and out during the game.Sammie Sawall and Lindsay Heinze worked the paint and the perimeter, helping the Blue Angels jump out to
a 12-6 lead after one quarter.Tough defense prevailed in the second as Katie
Ligday, Marianne Luffey and Carolyn Turner put up a tough fight underneath against the bigger SMB team, but the Angels still
managed to extend their lead to 16-8 at the half.The third quarter was all SMB
with balanced scoring from Lexi Bradury, Lara Houck and Samantha Smallwood and the Angels ended the quarter with a comfortable
27-10 lead.SMB went on to take the win, 38-16, behind 12 points by Heinze and
10 by Sawall.Ligday led SMS with 7 points.
The ANS Girls knew that by playing two games in
four hours and that the full roster would need to contribute a maximum effort.The
SPS started out tough and midway through the first period, the game was tied at 4-4.Talore Bishop had the early hot hand for St. Peters
with two quick baskets.At that point Sammy Espejo took charge and by the end
of the period, Espejo had posted 10 points and fired up the rest of the Eagles.The
Eagles offense then hit its stride as they outscored the Storm by a 28-4 margin over the second and third quarters.The Lady Eagles had nine players hit the scoring column and combined that scoring run with a suffocating
defense.Espejo led all scorers with 16 points followed by Carleigh Hoy with
8, Emily Estep with 7, and Kaleigh Schrader scored 6 coming off the bench.Bishop
led St Peters with 4 and Mikayla Farrell and Angelina McNamara
each contributed 3 in a fine outing.
S:McNamara (3), Watts (1), Norman (1), Dofat (2), Bishop
A:Estep (7), Hoy (8), Aughinbaugh (5), Weber (2), Lewis (2),
Fresh off a Victory over SPS, the ANS Girls kept
the offense in high gear in the first period of their matinee game against the MCS Pelicans.ANS roared out to a 12-1 first quarter lead behind the early hot hand of Madie Aughinbaugh who paced the fast break
attack with 8 first quarter points while Carleigh Hoy added four.Chelsea Raley
hit a long three pointer for MCS opening the second period.ANS responded by
kicking up the tempo of their defensive effort as the Eagles then held the Pelicans scoreless the rest of the half while scoring
an additional 10 points.Emily Estep keyed both the offense and defense in the
second period with 6 points and strong rebounding.Aughinbaugh continued her
run on the net with 4 additional points in the period.The Eagles went to the
locker room at the half leading 22-4.The third period saw the ANS starters slowing
a bit and developing some foul trouble.The Eagles bench came on strong to play
some hard nosed defense in relief and Estep added 4 points to equal the Pelican output of 2 points each from Raley and Sydney
Bailey.Raley began the fourth quarter for the Pelicans with another three pointer
and then followed that with another quick two.Aughinbaugh kept pace with 6 in
the period and Shelly Fuller from MCS closed out the scoring with a bucket.Raley
led all MCS scorers with 10 points.Aughinbaugh led the ANS attack with 18, with
Estep contributing 10 and Hoy tossed in four.Sammy Espejo directed the Eagle
offense throughout the game and Krystal Lewis, Kaleigh Schrader and Rachel Weber controlled the boards.
M:Raley (10), Potts (1), Bailey (2), Fuller (2)
A:Estep (10), Hoy (4), Aughinbaugh (18)
FAW and CHA both came out fighting hard to start
the game. The game was extremely physical and CHA went to the full court press early. Rebounding by both teams was intense
and set the tempo for the rest of the game. The first quarter ended with FAW 6, CHA 0. The second quarter was no different
as both teams played solid hard fought basketball as the scoring was kept low by both teams. FAW led 10 to 2 after the second
quarter. Lexie Trader had 6 points and Emma Madden 4 points for FAW.Madeline
Cleary had 2 points for CHA. The third quarter continued to be a defensive battle as CHA gained some ground as they outscored
FAW 6 points to 4 in the third quarter. FAW ended the third quarter ahead 14 to 8.The
fourth quarter intensity was still high and both teams kept battling underneath. Lexie Trader and Elizabeth Tennyson pushed
the ball up the court quickly and kept the energy levels high.Lex Trybus, Emma
Madden and Lauren Munns kept CHA’s shot selection difficult. Lauren Nisson and Morgan Donahue sparked the CHA momentum
trying to gain ground on FAW. In the end, it was FAW 20, CHA 10.Lexie Trader
(FAW) led all scorers with 10 points followed by Emma Madden (FAW) with 8 points and Lauren Nisson (CHA) with 6 points.
F:Trader (10), Madden (8) and Tennyson (2)
C:Nisson (6), Cleary (4) and Studds (2)
from Friday, February 19, 2010
SMB came out running on OLSS with quick transitions
leading to scores by Donte Etheridge, Christian Heinze and Eric Hoover.The Blue
Angels took a 14-2 lead into the second period with Etheridge again leading the way.The Seahawks battled hard behind great play by Will Callis and Bryce Callis.SMB played great defense in the third, shutting down OLSS but the Seahawks did not let down and came back strong in
the fourth behind Will Callis.SMB took the win 45-15 led by 26 points by Etheridge
and 10 by Heinze.Bryce Callis and Will Callis each hit for 6 points for OLSS.
O:B. Callis (6), W.
Callis (6), D. Richardson (2), Parreira (1)
LFS is still in the hunt for the South crown and
came out trying to show they are a late season force to be reckoned with as they jumped all over FAW early to take an 18-6
lead.Jamie Jordan, Tommy Sheehan, Luke Blevins, Landon Summers and Greg Beck
led a balanced Patriot attack that helped them take a commanding 30-15 lead at the half enroute to an impressive 49-28 win
over the Crusaders.Jordan
led all scorers with 14 points while Sheehan added 12 and Summers 8 for LFS.TJ
Berry came up big for FAWwith 11 points.
F:Magiera (6), Berry (11), Norris (1), Frech (2), Johnson (4),
SMB played very sloppy early on against OLSS racking
up 10 early fouls with much of the team in early foul trouble.The Seahawks helped
the Blue Angels rack up these fouls by their very aggressive play and hard drives to the basket.Lindsay Heinze scored all of the SMB points in the first while Lindsay Cimini and Maggie Conner countered
for OLSS to knot the score at 7 after one.Despite the foul trouble, SMB was
able to take a slim 17-16 lead at the half leveraging off of a key three pointer by Heinze.OLSS was hoping to take advantage of the SMB foul trouble in the third, but instead Conner ended up fouling out early
in the period changing the dynamic of the game.SMB was able to outscore OLSS
7-1 in the third with Lara Houck hitting a key three pointer late in the period to give the Angels all of the momentum as
the two teams headed into the final period.Despite Sammie Sawall fouling out
for SMB mid way through the fourth, the Angels were able to put the Seahawks away 30-21.The two teams racked up 32 fouls in the game, not surprising after nearly a month off due to the snow.Heinze led all scorers with 20 points while Conner and Katie O’Hare led OLSS with 7 points apiece.
O:Cimini (4), Conner (7), E. O’Hare (2), K. O’Hare (7), Yates (1)
The LFS and FAW game was expected to be a thriller
and it lived up to expectations.Eileen Walsh, Darian Krall and Eileen Walsh
battled early on with Katie Pappas, Lexie Trader and Emma Madden, but neither team could gain an early edge.The two teams were tied 4-4 after one, but LFS was able to better the Crusaders by one in the second to
take a slim 9-8 halftime lead.LFS dominated the third and looked like they were
going to put this one away after outscoring FAW 9-4 in the third to take a 18-12 lead into the final period.The Crusaders were tenacious in the fourth and capitalized on many Patriot turnovers to rally back to tie
the game.FAW had a chance in the closing seconds to win this one, but missed
a last second lay up to send the game into overtime.Emma Madden dominated this
game late and made the difference in OT as FAW pulled the upset on LFS’s home court, 26-22.Madden led all scorers with 17 points while Walsh led LFS with 8 points.
MCS is in the hunt for the North Division crown
and needed to make sure they did not stumble before their showdown with ANS on Saturday.Nic Gagnon, John Fitzgerald, Clark Ripple, Robert Tucker and John Wood led 9 MCS players that scored big against the
Seahawks and helped give MCS a 25-4 halftime lead.William Callis, Bryce Callis
and Evan Metz fought an uphill battle against the Pelicans, but MCS was relentless and cruised to a 60-14 victory.Gagnon led all scorers with 22 points and joined the elite Century Club while Ripple added 9 and Tucker
7 to lead MCS.William and Bryce Callis and Evan Metz each scored 4 to lead OLSS.
O:W. Callis (4), B. Callis (4), Richardson (2), Metz (4)
SMS cane out flying with tight defensive pressure and quick transitions to
jump out to a 25-5 first quarter lead.Juwan Smith scored 11 of the Giant points
in the first while Garrett Harim added 6 for SMS.SJS settled down in the second,
but could not close the gap despite 4 points by Jeff Henkel.The Eagles took
a 36-12 lead into the second half and cruised to a 48-22 win to maintain control of the South Division chase.Smith led SMS with 16 points while Harim added 11 and Sheron Chase and Mike Kwitkowski each chipped in
6 for the Giants.Robbie Boothe led SJS with 9 points while Jeff Henkel added
8 for the Eagles.
(11), Wilson (4), Chase (6), Smith (16), Trossbach (4),
SJS jumped out to take the lead 4-0 but SMS answered
back quickly with a bucket by Marah Friedman and two free throws by Caroline Turner to tie it up 4-4.SJS was able to go on a 6-0 run before the end of the quarter bringing the score to 10-4 after one quarter.Despite many turnovers from both teams, SJS was able to put 10 more points on the
boards while SMS could only add 2.With a halftime score of 20-6, SJS took control
of the game.Maddie Bennett, LeAnne Hudson and Karly Thompson came up big for
the Eagles throughout the game.In the third quarter SJS outscored SMS 11-4 with
baskets by all five starters.Katie Ligday captured all 4 points for the Giants.In the fourth quarter, SMS was able to hold SJS to only 4 points while adding 3 more
of their own, but the damage had been done early as SJS remained undefeated with the 35-13 win.Bennett led all scorers with 10 points while Hudson added 8 and Thompson 6 for the Eagles.Ligday led SJS with 4 points.
SJ:M. Bennett(10); J. Buddenbohn (4); K. Thompson (6);
Goldsborough (1); Hudson (8); C. Pollock (2); E. Hayden (2);
V. Murray (2)
SM:Friedman (2); Ligday (4); A. Matthews (1); C. Turner (2);
B. Bain (2); M. Luffey (2)
from Monday, February 15th, 2010
After nearly a month lay off due to the snow,
you would expect both teams to be a little off of their game.That was not the
case as both the Eagles and Seahawks both came out running, with ANS gaining the early lead, 25-7.The Eagles used their size and speed to wear down OLSS, leveraging off of the quickness of Tyler Fields,
Mac Burke, Chase Travers and Austin Walter.Evan Metz, DB Martin, William Callis
and Donnie Richardson countered for the Seahawks, but it was not enough as ANS took a 34-11 lead into the locker room.The second half was all Eagles as they used a suffocating defense to drop OLSS 56-11.Fields led all scorers with 13 points while Burke and Travers each chipped in 8 points
for ANS.Metz led OLSS with 5 points.
O:Metz (5), Martin (2), W. Callis (2), Richardson
(1), B. Callis (1)
A:Fields (13), Burke (8), C. Travers (8), Walter (6), Z. Travers (6), Rambler (4), Laco (4), Grooms (2), Cushen (2),
OLSS hoped to use their size advantage to dominate
the Eagles, but ANS countered with quick ball movement and fast breaks to balance out the game.Christina Basile scored all 4 of the OLSS points in the first while Sammy Espejo and Madie Aughinbaugh
countered for ANS.Aughinbaugh, Espejo and Carleigh Hoy took control in the second
period to give ANS a 14-8 lead at the half.The Seahawks tried to come back in
the third by working the ball inside to Maggie Conner, but tough defensive play by Emily Estep, Hoy, Rachel Weber and Krystal
Lewis helped seal the deal for the Eagles as they held off OLSS to take the win, 25-15.Aughinbaugh dropped in 9 and Espejo 8 for the Eagles while Conner led OLSS with 6 points.
O:Basile (4), Cimini (2), K. O’Hare (3), Conner (6)
A:Espejo (8), Lewis (4), Aughinbaugh (9), Hoy (4)
from Sunday, January 24, 2010
This was a key matchup with the winner likely
to take the South Division crown.SMS came out strong behind terrific play by
Juwan Smith and Sheron Chase, who led the Giant attack all afternoon.SMS took
the early edge, 11-7, and expanded that to 23-17 at the half.The Giants rode
that lead the rest of the way as the two teams fought to a draw in the second half. Chase was the key down the stretch for
the Giants, hitting 7 of 8 foul shots to seal the win for SMS. Luke Blevins and
John Caniban traded baskets with Smith and Chase, but the Patriots could not cut into the Giant lead as SMS held on to take
the win, 48-42.Chase led SMS with 18 points while Smith added 17 for the Giants.Blevins led LFS with 14 points while Caniban knocked down 13 more for the Patriots.
L:Blevins (14), Sheehan (6), Caniban (13), McDermott (1), Jordan (8)
SMB took the early lead against MCS, but it was
short lived as MCS used the small court and their size advantage to dominate the first half.Nic Gagnon, John Wood, John Fitzgerald, Hunter Farrell and Clark Ripple worked both ends of the court, forcing the
Blue Angels to work for every basket and to force shots.Farrell knocked down
6 points in the second for MCS while Wood led the Pelicans in the fourth with 8 points.The Pelicans took a 28-15 lead into the locker room, and that lead would stand up despite a valiant second half effort
by SMB.MCS took the win, 54-38, and will meet ANS next week in the battle of
the unbeatens, the winner having the inside track to the North Division championship.Wood led MCS with 12 points while Gagnon and Farrell each added 10 for the Pelicans.Etheridge led SMB with 23 points while Christian Heinze added 9 for the Angels.
ANS and CHA played a close first quarter until
Chase Travers hit a late 3 point shot to give the Eagles a 10-4 lead.ANS came
out with full court pressure creating three straight Lion turnovers leading to layups for Tyler Fields and Mac Burke.Jason Thomas kept the Lions in it with 4 of his 6 points in the quarter, but ANS led
at the half 24-12.CHA went to its own full court pressure in the third giving
ANS a hard time to start the half.Once ANS settled down, Fields scored 6 of
his game high 15 and the Eagles expanded their lead to 37-20 at the end of the third.The Lions worked hard in the fourth in an attempt to create a rally.Nick
Poudrier hit 2 three pointers and George Degnon added one three pointer on three straight possessions cutting the ANS lead
to 9 with 2:45 left.A great display of shooting by the Lions guards.That was as close as the CHA would get as ANS stepped up the pressure again, creating
two more turnovers that led to easy Eagle baskets, helping ANS take the win, 47-31.This sets up the North Division show down next week between ANS and MCS, both 7-0.The winner will likely be the North Division champ.Fields led ANS with
15 points while Burke added 14 for the Eagles.Liam Kelly led CHA with 9 points
while Poudrier added 8 for CHA.
C:Kelly (9), Poudrier (8), Thomas (6), Parker (5), Degnon (3),
A:Fields (15), Burke (14), C. Travers (9), Grooms (6), Z. Travers (3)
OLSS battled hard in the first quarter
against FAW as Ryley Weber and Ryan Schiele came up big for the Seahawks.TJ
Berry, who has had a hot hand in recent weeks, took charge for FAW and led them to a 26-15 halftime lead.With Berry scoring from the outside and Andrew Magiera and Colin Travis hitting inside, the Crusaders
held off the Seahawks to cruise to the 43-28 win.Berry led all scorers with 19 points while Magiera and Travis each added 6 for the Crusaders.
Weber finished with 10 points while Schiele added 6 for the Seahawks.
O:Beckman (2), B. Callis (4), W. Callis (2), Metz (2),
Weber (10), Parreira (2)
LFS is hot, but a tough SMS team cooled them off
early.Great defense by both teams kept this game close in the first half.Hannah Lawrence and Jessica Gardiner of the Patriots battled Marianne Luffey, Meagan
Slade and Carolyn Turner of the Giants with SMS gaining a one point edge at the half.Gardiner took charge in the third, scoring 5 of the LFS 11 points in the period as the Patriots went on an 11-2 run
that put the game away.LFS took the win, 31-25, behind 10 points by Gardiner
and 8 by Lawrence.Slade
led SMS with 8 points while Luffey added 5 for the Giants.
SMB used size and speed to dominate the first
half against MCS.Sammie Sawall, Cortney Windsor and Samantha Smallwood intimidated
the Pelicans inside while Lara Houck and Lindsay Heinze scored from the outside.Sawall
was unstoppable underneath, blocking shots at the defensive end and scoring at will on offense.Leading 22-4 heading into the second half, SMB found a tougher Pelican team waiting for them starting the
third.Chelsea Raley, Mckenzie Copsey and Rachel Potts battled SMB to a draw
in the third, but the Angels closed the game out strong to take the win, 40-14.The
win clinched the North Division crown for SMB, their first ever in the SYBL.Sawall
led SMB with 15 points while Heinze added 14 and joined the SYBL “Century Club” with her performance today.Copsey led MCS with 6 points.
A great Southern Division battle between OLSS
fought and rival FAW.The Crusaders and Seahawks battled back and forth the entire
first quarter, ending with the score knotted at eight.The level of intensity
remained high in the second quarter where the Seahawks were able to take the lead by 1 outscoring the Crusaders 5-4 behind
baskets by Lindsay Cimini and Katie O’Hare.Trailing 13-12 entering the
second half, the Crusaders came out with fire and intensity and caught the Seahawks off guard for the first few minutes.Katie Pappas, Emma Madden and Lexie Trader led FAW and outscored the Seahawks 8-5
in the third quarter to give FAW the lead 20-18 going into the last 6 minutes of play.The Seahawks returned fire in the fourth and dominated FAW down the stretch behind Cimini, who led the Seahawks with
8 points in the fourth quarter while Maggie Conner added two more to seal the victory for OLSS.FAW was only able to score 3 points in the final period, all by Elizabeth Tennyson, despite many attempts
at the basket.A great, intense game was played by both teams!Cimini led all scorers with 15 points while Maggie Conner added 8 for the Seahawks.Tennyson led FAW with 7 points.
F:Madden (4), Pappas (4), Taylor (4), Tennyson (7), Trader (4)
O:Cimini (15), K. O’Hare (3), Basile (2), Conner (8)
CHA came out with the tallest line up they could
field in an attempt to dominate the inside game.ANS countered with a smaller,
but quicker lineup and used their fast transition game to jump out to a 9-0 first quarter lead.Madie Aughinbaugh led the way with 4 points in the period.The
Lions adjusted in the second and traded baskets with the Eagles, led by Noelle Wisniewski and Carolyn Conte.The second half was all ANS as Sammy Espejo, Aughinbaugh and Emily Estep combined for 18 of the Eagles
22 second half points to help seal the win, 36-13.Aughinbaugh and Espejo each
scored 11 points to lead the Eagles while Wisniewski and Lauren Nisson led the Lions with 4 points apiece.
SJS put on the pressure right from the start and
outscored SPS 16-4 in the first quarter.Leanne Hudson led the Eagles with 8
points while Angie Goldsborough and Jodie Buddenbohn each added 4 more.Sierra
Dyson and Aubrell Watts each scored 2 points for the Storm in the first quarter.The
Eagles dominated the second quarter 13-0 despite many attempts by the Storm, who just could not get a basket to drop despite
taking quality shots.In the third quarter the Storm picked up the defense and
held SJS to only 4 points.Taylor Bishop and Watts
also added 2 points each for the Storm.SPS continued to fight hard as they entered
into the fourth quarter.The Eagles were only able to put 6 more points on the
boards with points by Emily Hayden, Buddenbohn and Hudson.Asia Dofat, Dyson,
and Watts added 5 points total for the Storm for a final game score of 39-13.Hudson led SJS with 13 points while Watts
led SPS with 6 points.
SMS took the early lead over CHA behind
great play by Sheron Chase and Juwan Smith, one of the best guard combinations in the league.The Giant 9-4 lead after the first quarter was short lived as the Lions roared back in the second behind Liam Kelly,
who dominated inside and out to lift CHA to a 21-18 half time lead.SMS closed
to within one at the end of the third, but CHA used their great depth to score from multiple players to hold of SMS 37-35
for the win.Kelly led all scorers with 17 points while Nick Poudrier and Jason
Thomas each added 4 points for CHA.Smith led SMS with 14 points while Chase
added 12 for the Lions.
C:Kelly (17), Poudrier (4), Caradrelli (6), Parker (2), Thomas (4),
Degnon (2), Julian (2)
S:Chase (12), Harim (3), Kwitkowski (2), Greb (2), Wilson (2),
SPS knew this game would be tough
against the high flying Patriots on their home court.LFS played pressure defense
early to jump out to a 12-0 lead after one quarter behind stellar inside play by Hannah Lawrence and great outside shooting
by Alyssa Davison.SPS recovered in the second as Aubrell Watts, Angelina McNamara
and Talore Bishop came back strong for the Storm.Leading 22-7 at the half, LFS
went on a 16-3 run in the third to put this game out of reach and the Patriots cruised to a 47-21 victory.Davison led all scorers with 16 points while Lawrence added
8 and Jessica Gardiner 7 for the Patriots.Watts led SPS
with 9 points while McNamara added 7 for the Storm.
S:Watts (9), McNamara (7), Bishop (5)
L:Lawrence (8), Gardiner (7), Davison (16), Norris (2), Hane (4),
Adams (4), Young (2), Madrigal (4)
from Sunday, January 17, 2010
MCS is in the hunt for the North Division crown
and can’t afford any let downs.CHA came ready to play and both teams played
tough defense early, with the Pelicans gaining the early edge, 4-3, after one quarter.Nic Gagnon and John Wood helped stretch that lead to 11-5 at the half while John Fitzgerald and Hunter Farrell crashed
the boards.Matt Parker, Aaron Julian and Nick Poudrier tried to answer the Pelican
baskets in the third, but MCS extended their lead to 26-13 after three and traded baskets the rest of the way to take the
win, 34-23.Gagnon led all scorers with 15 points while Wood added 12 for the
Pelicans.Parker led CHA with 7 points.
C:Poudrier (3), Kelly (2), Parker (7), Degnon (2), Murphy (3),
ANS got off to a good start against LFS behind
great play by Chase Travers and Tyler Fields.The Eagles led 13-7 after one and
edged that out to a 21-12 half time lead as Luke Blevins and John Caniban worked hard to keep the Patriots within striking
distance.ANS dominated he third period scoring 10 and shutting down the LFS
offense to extend their lead to 31-13 after three and cruised from there to the 41-20 win.Travers scored 13 and Fields 11 for ANS while Seneca Jonelis and Michael Weiss each two points each and played great
defense in the second half.Blevins led LFS with 10 points while Caniban added
6 for the Patriots.
SJS took an early 4-3 lead over SMB before the
Angels went on a 28-4 run behind Donte Etheridge, Eric Hoover and Chris Heinze, who combined to give SMB a 31-8 half time
lead.The two teams traded baskets with Jeff Henkel leading the way, but the
Eagles were not able to chip away at the big SMB lead.The Angels cruised to
a 42-20 win as Etheridge knocked down 31 points.Christian Heinze added 5 and
4 for SMB while Henkel led SJS with 14 points.
SJ:Abell (2), J. Henkel (14), S. Henkel (2), Mai (2)
SMS and FAW played a thriller.The Giants got things going early behind Sheron Chase and Garrett Harim led the charge, helping SMS build
a 6-2 lead after one quarter.FAW kept pace in the second and third as each team
traded baskets.TJ Berry had another big day for the Crusaders, keeping FAW within
three as the fourth quarter began.FAW made a furious charge down the stretch,
but fell just short as the Giants held on for the 24-23 win. Chaseand Harim each scored 8 for SMS while Berry
hit for 10 points for the Crusaders.
S:Chase (8), G. Harim (8), Kwitkowski (6), Trossbach (2)
F:Berry (10), Johnson (2), Norris (4), Pietsch (2),
SJS and SMB played a tough defensive battle for
the first 4 and a half minutes of the first quarter with the Eagles holding a slim 4-2 lead.After that, SJS went into a pressure defense, rattling the Angels and scoring 10 straight unanswered points, mostly
off of turnovers.The Eagles took a 14-2 lead into the second half behind the
great play by Maddie Bennett, who dominated this game at both ends of the court and just could not miss a shot when on offense.The Angels battled back in the second to chip away at the eagle lead, but SJS still
went into the locker room with a comfortable 19-10 lead.Sammie Sawall, Lindsay
Heinze and Lara Houck worked hard in the second half to try to rally the Angels, but Bennett, LeAnne Hudson and Jodie Buddenbohn
would have none of that and the two teams ended up trading baskets the rest of the way, leaving the Eagles with their thirteenth
straight win this season.Bennett led all scorers with 17 points while Buddenbohn
added 10 and Hudson 5 for the Eagles.Sawall led SMB with 9 points while Houck
and Heinze each hit for 8 for SMB.
OLSS came out pressing against SPS and that propelled
them to a quick 14-0 lead after one period.Lindsay Cimini and Maggie Conner
each scored 4 for the Seahawks in the quarter.SPS got on track in the second
and matched the Seahawks basket for basket. Angelina McNamara led the way with 5 points, including a long three pointer, one
of two she made on the day.OLSS took a 26-12 lead into the second half and looked
like they were going to cruise.But the Storm would not quit and kept pace in
the period, but still trailed by 15 heading into the final quarter.McNamara,
Talore Bishop and Asia Dofat sparked a late rally by SPS, but they fell short, 37-30 to the Seahawks.Katie O’Hare and Cimini played terrific at both ends of the court all day with Cimini leading the
Seahawks with 12 points and O’Hare adding 10 more.McNamara led SPS with
12 points while Bishop added 8 and Aubrell watts scored 2 and played stellar defense.
S:McNamara (12), Dofat (5),Dyson (1), Bishop (8), Norman
O:Basile (6), Cimini (12), K. O’Hare (10), E. O’Hare (2), Conner (6),
This game started with immense levels of energy
as both teams battled at both ends of the court. This game was a physical battle and neither team would give an inch. FAW
and SMS struggled to get the ball in the basket as the defense by both teams was extraordinary. The first quarter ended with
FAW leading 6-4. The second quarter continued to be as hard fought as the first as both teams spent a fair amount of time
on the foul line.FAW led 12 to 9 after the second quarter. Madison Taylor led
FAW with 6 points followed by Katie Pappas and Elizabeth Tennyson with 3 points each.Marianne Luffey led SMS with 4 points followed by Katie Ligday and Meagan Slade with 2 points each and Carolyn Turner
with 2 points. FAW dominated the thirds quarter and started to pull away from SMS as the Crusaders played a high tempo, pressure
style game.FAW ended the third quarter ahead 18 to 9.SMS came out strong in the fourth quarter and were determined to catch up as Marianne Luffey scored two
more key baskets and continued to apply the pressure to FAW’s ball handlers. SMS was charging hard and starting to catch
up.Emma Madden swatted one of SMS shots out of bounds and Lexie Trader put in
a key basket with only seconds remaining to seal the victory for FAW.FAW took
this hard fought game 22-17.Madison Taylor led FAW with 8 points while Elizabeth
Tennyson added 5 for the Crusaders.
MCS stormed out to a 6-0 lead behind great play
by Chelsea Raley, Lexi Mattingly and McKennzie Copsey.CHA came back strong in
the second led by Noelle Wisniewski to cut the lead by two and went into the locker room trailing 13-9.Both teams traded baskets in the third setting up a thrilling fourth quarter.Both teams played at a furious pace down the stretch with both teams missing shots and turning the ball
over on unforced turnovers.The Pelicans scored the only basket in the final
period, securing the hard fought win, 23-17.Copsey led MCS with 6 points while
Raley and Sydney Bailey each chipped in 5 points for the Pelicans.Wisniewski
led CHA with 8 points.
CHA did not need any adjustment playing
on the small LFS court, jumping out to a big 12-5 lead after one quarter behind Matt Parker and Matt Parker.The Patriots got on track in the second as Luke Blevins, Landon Summers and Tommy Sheehan began to light
it up, helping to cut the Lion lead to only three at the half.LFS came out strong
in the third, making a statement that they are the team to beat in the south division, starting with this great north division
squad.Sheehan and Blevins combined for 15 of the Patriots 17 third quarter points
to lift LFS to a 34-26 lead at the end of the third.If LFS thought they could
coast in the fourth, they were wrong.Nick Poudrier knocked down 2 three pointers
to cut the LFS lead to only 4, but the Patriots held on to win this thriller, 44-40.Blevins led all scorers with 18 points while Sheehan added 12 and Summers 8 for the Patriots. Parker led CHA with 13 points while Poudrier added 12 for the Lions.
C:Poudrier (12), Thomas (2), Corry (3), Parker (13), Julian (4),
LFS is always tough to beat on their
home court and this game was no exception as the Patriots stormed out to a 10-4 lead in the first behind strong inside play
by Hannah Lawrence and Alyssa Davison.Lauren Nisson and Noelle Wisniewski worked
hard to rally CHA, but Lawrence was just too hard to handle.LFS took
a 20-8 halftime lead and leveraged off of balanced scoring from Jessica Gardiner, Darian Krall, Lawrence and Davison to hold
off a strong rally by the Lions late as the Patriots took the win 34-21.LFS
improved to 4-1 and if they keep on this hot streak, they will play SJS on February 7th for what could prove to
be the game to decide the south division champion.Lawrence led LFS with 11 points while Davison added 10 and Krall 9 for the Patriots.Nisson led CHA with 6 points.
OLSS and SJS battled through the first quarter back and forth as each team was playing with great intensity.LeAnne Hudson and Jodie Buddenbohn scored the first 2 baskets of the game to give SJS a 4-0 lead over the
Seahawks.OLSS answered back with one basket by Maggie Conner to bring the end
of the quarter to a 4-2 Eagles lead.The Seahawks came out strong in the second
quarter and went on a 6-0 run with excellent defense and transition baskets by Lindsay Cimini and Christina Basile.The Eagles only scored two points in the second quarter with a basket by Madison Bennett.With a score of 8-6 the Seahawks held the lead over the Eagles at the half.After an intense halftime speech by both coaches the Seahawks came out and scored the first basket of the second half
by Katie O’Hare.From that point on the Seahawks were unable to get a break
at the basket despite many attempts.The Eagles went on a 12-2 run during the
third quarter with baskets by Bennett, Karly Thompson, Angie Goldsborough and Hudson. The Eagles held an 18-10 lead entering
the fourth quarter but the Seahawks were not ready to give up.OLSS battled but
just could not get the ball to drop in the final period while SJS added 8 to their score to take the hard fought win, 26-10
in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. Bennett led all scorers with 12 points for SJS while Hudson
added 6 for the Eagles.Cimini led OLSS with 4 points.
O:Cimini (4), K. O’Hare (2),
Basile (2), Conner (2)
SJS came out pressing early against OLSS and it paid off as the Eagles jumped
out to a 13-4 first quarter lead.James Abell led the way for the Eagles with
7 points in the period while Bryce Callis and Jake Parreira answered for the Seahawks.OLSS battled back in the second and just plain out hustled the Eagles, helping OLSS outscore SJS in the period and
cut the Eagle lead to only eight at the half.Robbie Boothe hit for 6 points
in the second while William Callis scored 5 for OLSS.The Eagles caught fire
in the third and wore down the Seahawk team with fast transitions and great defense.SJS went on a 22-3 run in the third, led by Jeff Henkel, putting the game out of reach for the Seahawks.Six different players scored for SJS in the third on the way to the 49-23 win.Boothe and Henkel led SJS with 12 points each while Abell added 11 for the Eagles.William Callis hit for 8 points for OLSS.
The ANS boys got an unexpected challenge from
the FAW team and, as expected, took a little time to adjust to the slippery Crusader court.Justin Grooms sparked the Eagles early, helping ANS get out to a 12-7 first quarter lead and then helping push that
lead to 21-12 at the half.TJ Berry was on fire throughout for FAW and knocked
down 18 of the Crusaders 26 points in the game.It wasn’t until the second
half until the Eagles finally got in a comfort zone with balanced scoring from Austin Walter, Chase Travers, Travis Fields
and Grooms.The Eagles outscored FAW 14-4 in the third quarter to put the game
out of reach as ANS cruised to a 35-26 win.Grooms led all scorers with 16 points
while Travers added 8 and Walter 7 for the Eagles.Berry
led FAW with 18 points.
SMS came into this game looking to make a statement
and a run at the south division crown, but it was CHA that came to play.The
Giants got off to a 13-11 lead behind star guard Juwan Smith and great play by Sheron Chase. But the Lions came right back
with balanced scoring as none different players got on the boards, led by Liam Kelly.TheLions took the lead 20-19 at the half but could not put any distance
on the Giants in the third as each team traded baskets in the period.The Lions
broke out down the stretch behind Kelly, Matt Parker, Joey Cardarelli, Drew Corry and Kyle Mills along with great guard play
by Nick Poudrier.The Lions took the win and remain in the hunt for the north
division crown.Kelly led CHA with 13 points while Parker added 7 for the Lions.Smith led SMS with 17 points.
C:Kelly (13), Poudrier (2), Cardarelli (4), Parker (7), Thomas (1),
Degnon (2), Corry (4), Julian (1), Mills (5)
MCS is focused on the division crown and came
out making a statement against SJS.Hunter Farrell and John Fitzgerald combined
to give the Pelicans a 9-1 lead after one quarter. The Eagles did not give in against the Pelican pressure and played great
defense in the second, holding MCS to only 3 points while Robbie Booth notched 4 points for SJS.MCS held a slim 12-6 lead at the half and were held to only four more in the third with Farrell still leading
the way.Constant pressure by the Pelicans helped get the big inside players
for SJS into foul trouble and, with them out of the game in the fourth, the Pelicans finally put away the Eagles to score
the 34-14 win.Farrell led all scorers with 14 points for MCS while Nic Gagnon
added 7 for the Pelicans.Boothe led SJS with 8 points.
LFS came out with full court pressure against
the young OLSS team and it paid off as the Patriots outscored the Seahawks 27-2 in the first quarter, many coming off of steals
and fast breaks.Luke Blevins scored 3, Landon Summers 12 and Tommy Sheehan 10
in the first for LFS.William Callis scored 6 for OLSS in the second to give
them a brief rally, closing the gap to 31-10 at the half, but it was too much to expect to overcome the Patriot lead.LFS cruised in the second half to take the win, 41-21, and put them in the drivers
seat for the south division championship.Summers led all scorers with 12 points
while Sheehan added 10 for the Patriots.Callis led OLSS with 6 points.
FAW jumped out to an early 7 to 4 lead after the
first quarter and managed to extend that to 13-7 at the half. Emma Madden’s
rebounding, Katie Pappas’ hustle, Lexie Trader’s defense along with Madison Taylor’s and Elizabeth Tennyson’s
ball handling gave FAW the edge throughout the first half. Both teams played hard and the Crusader fans were rocking the house
in the hopes FAW could get their first win against ANS since their semi-final victory in the post season of the 2005-2006
season. Entering the third quarter the game became a battle of who wanted it the most as FAW and ANS were running both ends
of the court. FAW ended the third quarter ahead 19 to 11. This game was far from over and ANS started applying the full court
pressure while Madison Aughinbaugh dropped a couple of key baskets and started to edge up on FAW. Madison Taylor and Emma
Madden responded for the Crusaders and started taking control of the game. The duo teamed up to lead FAW to a 23-16 victory
as the FAW crowd erupted at the final buzzer.Taylor led all scorers with 9 points while Pappas and Madden each added 6 for the Crusaders. Aughinbaugh led ANS with 8 points while Sammy Espejo added 5 points for the
A:Espejo (5), Aughinbaugh (8), Hoy (2), Estep (1)
F:Taylor (9), Madden (6), Pappas (6), Trader (2)
SMS jumped all over CHA in the first quarter led
by Marianne Luffey and looked like they were going to route the Lions.The Giants
took an 8-0 lead into the second quarter where the tables were turned on SMS.CHA
used pressure defense and balanced offense to come back from the 8-0 deficit and take a 12-10 half time lead.The Lions extended that lead to 19-12 at the end of the third quarter behind Madeline Cleary, Lauren Nisson,
Journey Gushen, Alicia Greene and Noelle Wisniewski.SMS came back strong in
the final minutes and closed the gap to 19-17, but CHA held off the Giant comeback to take the win, 22-19 in a thriller.Cleary led CHA with 5 points while Luffey led SMS with 10 points.
SJS jumped out to an early 10-3 lead in the first
quarter with baskets by Angie Goldsborough, Carly Thompson and Madison Bennett.During the second quarter MCS outscored SJS 8-5 with baskets by Chelsea Raley, Rachel Potts, Sydney Bailey and Alicia
Stewart.At the half SJS held a 15-11 lead over the Pelicans, who were still
set on getting an upset win against the Eagles.Entering the third quarter, SJS
picked up the intensity and pressured the ball.SJS outscored MCS 8-5 to increase
their lead 23-16 as they headed into the last quarter of play.The Eagles continued
to hold the momentum in their favor and outscored the Pelicans 6-2 in the fourth quarter.Goldsborough hit two key free throws while Bennett and Leanne Hudson added 2 points each for the Eagles down the stretch.Bailey put two points on the boards for the Pelican’s in the fourth, but SJS
took the win 29-18.Bennett led all scorers with 8 points while LeAnne Hudson
added 6 and Karly Thompson 6 for SJS.Bailey and Stewart led MCS with 5 points.
M:Raley (2) Potts (4), Bailey (5), Major (2), Stewart (5)
LFS had not played for nearly a month due to bye
weeks, the blizzard of 2009 and the holiday break.It didn’t show as they
came out playing great defense and aggressive offense against OLSS.Hannah Lawrence
dominated the game at both ends of the court for the Patriots and helped set up a balanced scoring attack by LFS.Nine different players got on the boards for LFS, who took a 20-4 halftime lead and turned that into a
41-12 win over a very good Seahawk team.Darian Krall, Alyssa Davison and Jessica
Gardiner all put in terrific performances for LFS while Lindsay Cimini and Katie O’Hare battled hard all day for OLSS.
But Lawrence made the big difference with her big presence
inside.She led all scorers with 14 points while Krall added 6 for LFS.Cimini and O’Hare each scored 6 for OLSS.
O:Cimini (6), K. O’Hare (6)
L:Adams (3), Davison (4), Krall (6), Gardiner (4), Lawrence (14),
Young (2), Walsh (3), Norris (3), Hane (2)
from Thursday, January 07, 2010
The MCS boys were on fire, ready to make at run
at the division championship as the second half of the season gets underway.Hunter
Farrell dominated at both ends of the court to give MCS a commanding 17-0 lead after the first quarter.FAW came back hard in the second led by TJ Berry and Jake Norris to cut into the Pelican lead and narrow
the margin to 21-8 at the half.Farrell and John Fitzgerald put an end to the
comeback in the third as MCS took a 33-14 lead after three periods.MCS cruised
from there to take the win, 36-22 as Farrell led all scorers with 20 points for the Pelicans.Berry
and Norris each scored 8 for the Crusaders.
ANS and SMB played a tough defensive battle in
the first half with the Eagles gaining a slim 9-4 lead at the half.Chase Travers
came out and scored 7 of the 9 Eagle points in the third to help give ANS a 19-13 lead after three quarters.The Eagles pushed the lead to 29-20 mid way through the fourth quarter after Austin Walter drove for a
basket and looked like they had locked this one up before Chris Heinze got fouled on a three point attempt and hit for two
points and Donte Etheridge hit three straight three pointers from way outside to close the gap to 32-29 with under 30 seconds
to go.SMB was forced to foul ANS to try to send them to the foul line for a
one and one, but got called for an intentional foul instead.ANS converted on
one of two shots, but retained possession of the ball to hold on for the 33-29 victory.Travers led ANS with 11 points while Justin Grooms, Mac Burke and Tyler Fields each added 6 for the Eagles.Etheridge led SMB with 18 points while Will Cusic dropped in 5 and Trevor Burch 4 for the Blue Angels.
FAW and MCS traded baskets in the first quarter
and were knotted at 8 after the first quarter behind great play by Emma Madden, Lex Trader and Madison Taylor.Chelsea Raley and Sydney Bailey countered for the Pelicans and helped give MCS a slim 12-11 lead at the
half.The lead would be short lived at Madden, Lauren Munns and Katie Pappas
helped ignite FAW in the third and put FAW on top 23-19 after three.The fourth
quarter was all Crusaders as FAW outscored MCS 7-0 down the stretch to take the win, 30-19.Taylor led FAW with 8 points while Madden and Trader
each added 6 for the Crusaders.Raley led MCS with 7 points while Bailed chipped
in 6 for the Pelicans.
F:Dowdle (1), Madden (6), Munns (4), Pappas (3), Taylor (8),
Tennyson (2), Trader (6)
M:Raley (7), Potts (4), Bailey (6), Stewart (2)
Sammie Sawall scored 9 of the first 10 points
for SMB to give them a 10-2 lead at the half.The Blue Angels used their size
and speed advantage to shut down the ANS offense and keep them from getting any rhythm going in the game.Just as Sawall dominated in the first half, Lindsay Heinze did the same for SMB in the second half, hitting
for 9 of the Angels 13 points down the stretch as the Angels took the win, 23-12.Krystal
Lewis and Emily Estep each scored 4 points for ANS and Sammy Espejo and Madie Aughinbaugh both played great defense, but it
was not enough to contain Sawall, who scored 11 points or Heinze who added 10 for the Blue Angels.Lara Houck, Samantha Smallwood and Emily Allston all played suffocating defense for SMB as they took charge
of the North Division standings with the win.
S:Sawall (11), Heinze (10), Houck (2)
A:Estep (4), Aughinbaugh (2), Lewis (4), Espejo (2)
Mid-Season Tournament Finals
Results from Sunday, January 03, 2010
MCS took the early lead in this terrific final
leveraging off of baskets by John Wood and Nic Gagnon.The Pelicans held the
slim one point lead through halftime behind a Wyatt Bowling three pointer late in the period.ANS came out firing early in the second half with Chase Travers and Austin Walter each hitting a three pointer to lift
the Eagles to a 21-14 lead before MCS could respond behind Fitzgerald to cut the deficit back to 5 before the end of the third
quarter.After MCS tied the game on a three point play by Wood, Fields puts ANS
back on top, 23-21 with 4:10 to go.MCS tied it again before Fields hit another
drive to put the Eagles back on top 25-23 with under 3 minutes to go.John Fitzgerald
hit a critical shot to knot the game again at 25 to a thunderous roar from the Pelican fans.Tough defense by both teams kept the game tied until 1:40 to go when Travers hit a clutch three pointer to put ANS
up and lead ANS to the win, 30-25.Fields was names tournament MVP and led ANS
with 16 points in the final.Travers added 11 for ANS.Fitzgerald scored 9 key points for MCS and received the coaches “Hustle” award.Wood added 5 and Gagnon 4 for MCS.
SMB and SJS played a tight first quarter with
neither team gaining an edge.Maddie Bennett and LeAnne Hudson each hit for two
while Sammie Sawall and Samantha Smallwood did the same for the Blue Angels.SJS
managed to extend their slim lead to 3 at the half following a basket by Angie Goldsborough and a free throw by Bennett.The Eagles dominated the third quarter behind Bennett, who hit for 8 points to extend
the SJS lead to 20-11 after three.SMB made a late run behind Lindsay Heinze,
who knocked down five points in the period, but a late basket by Goldsborough put the game away and SJS took the Championship
with a 28-24 win.Bennett led all scorers with 11 points and was named the tournament
MVP.Goldsborough added 7 for the Eagles.Heinze led SMB with 5 points and received the coaches “Hustle” award.Lara Houck and Samantha Smallwood each chipped in 4 for the Angels.
MCS bottled up the high scoring attack of SMB
early jumping out to a 6-0 lead after one quarter.Clark Ripple led the Pelican
attack scoring all six points for MCS in the period.Donte Etheridge rallied
SMB in the second scoring 5 for the Blue Angels including a long three pointer to cut the lead to 10-5 at the half.John Wood and Nic Gagnon kept the pressure on SMB in the third, combining for 8 points while John Fitzgerald
hammered the boards.The Pelicans took a 19-12 lead into the final period.Will Cusic hit two three pointers for SMB in the fourth and Etheridge added another
to keep this one close to the end, but Blake Buckler, Ripple, Fitzgerald, Wood and Gagnon would not let SMB get close enough
as the Pelicans held off the Blue Angel charge to take the win 28-24.MCS will
meet the winner of the CHA and ANS game in the finals.Wood led MCS with 9 points
while Ripple chipped in 8 for the Pelicans.Etheridge led SMB with 14 points
while Cusic added 6 for the Angels.
ANS dominated this semi-final from the outset,
frustrating CHA with a tough pressure defense and rapid transitions.Justin Grooms
hit for 7 quick points to propel the Eagles to an early 11-3 lead.Tyler Fields
tacked on 5 second quarter points to lift ANS to a commanding 17-5 halftime lead.The
third quarter was all fields as he hit for 9 points, putting him in the SYBL “Century Club,” only the second player
to enter this club this year.A 15-2 third quarter run by ANS put this game away
as they cruised to the final with a 36-19 win.Fields led all scorers with 16
points while Grooms added 7 and Mac Burke 6 for the Eagles.Liam Kelly led CHA
with 6 points and Poudrier connected for 5 for the Lions.ANS will face MCS in
SJS and OLSS played a tough defensive first quarter
with the first basket scored by the Eagles with just 2 minutes to go in the period.After playing to a 2-2 tie after one, SJS exploded for 14 second quarter points with most coming off of turnovers by
the Seahawks.Maddie Bennett hit for 6 second quarter points while LeAnne Hudson
added four to lift SJS to a 16-9 half time lead.Lindsay Cimini tried to rally
the Seahawks in the second half, scoring 7 of the 9 second half points made by OLSS.That was not enough as Bennett added 8 more SJS points to go along with 6 by Kristin Raley to give SJS the 32-20 win
in the semi-finals.Bennett led all scorers with 14 points while Raley added
8 for the Eagles.Cimini led OLSS with 9 points while Katie O’Hare dropped
in 5 for the Seahawks.
O:Basile (2), Cimini (9), K. O’Hare (5), Conner (4)
ANS kept SMB off balanced much off the first quarter,
keeping the Blue Angels from using their size to their advantage.The Lady eagles
held a 2-1 lead after one quarter leveraging off of a basket by Sammy Espejo.SMB
gained the edge in the second intimidating the ANS shooters down low and coming back with big baskets from Lindsay Heinze
who hit for 7 points in the second, including a long three pointer.The Blue
Angels took an 8-2 lead into the locker room at the half.Heinze came back to
hit another three pointer in the third after Madie Aughinbaugh scored a bucket and a foul shot to cut the SMB lead to 3, pushing
the lead back out to six points.ANS would not get any closer as Sammie Sawall
took charge inside in the fourth, knocking down 5 points in the fourth to help put the Eagles away and send SMB to the finals
with a 20-6 win.Heinze led SMB with 10 points while Sawall added 6 for the Blue
Angels.Aughinbaugh led ANS with 3 points.
FAW dominated the early going against OLSS and
looked like they were going to roll to an easy victory.Jake Norris and Paul
Pietsch got the Crusaders going with 2 points each in the first as FAW took a 4-0 lead after one quarter.FAW extended the lead to 10-0 before OLSS caught fire behind Bryce Callis, who hit for 7 points in the
second period to rally the Seahawks back and cut the deficit to 14-10 at the half.Andrew
Magiera came up big for the Crusaders in the second with 6 points.OLSS hung
tough in the third with William Callis knocking down 6 points, but FAW countered with big scoring from Chris Forte who threw
in 7 points to push the FAW lead to 26-18 at the end of the third quarter.Forte
continued with the hot hand in the fourth quarter, hitting for 6 more points,to
help FAW put OLSS away late and take the win, 37-24.Forte led all scorers with
13 points while Magiera added 8 and Pietsch 7 for FAW.William Callis led OLSS
with 10 points while Bryce Callis added nine for the Seahawks.
F:Dobbs (1), Forte (13), Frech (2), Johnson (2), Magiera (8), Norris
(2), Pietsch (7), Travis (2)
O:B. Callis (9), W.
Callis (10), Richardson (4), Schiele (1)
Tyler Fields came out on fire for ANS, disrupting
the FAW offense and creating turnovers that led to 17 first quarter points by the Eagles, eight of them from Fields.Leading 17-0 after one quarter, ANS added 13 more in the second to put this one away
early.Justin Grooms and Mac Burke led the charge in the second with Burke scoring
5 and Grooms adding four as AND went into the half leading 30-6.Jake Norris
and Andrew Magiera provided much of the firepower for the Crusaders, but it was not enough as the Eagles cruised to the semi-finals
with a 36-13 win over FAW.ANS had nine players score, led by Fields with 10
points.Norris led FAW with 8 points.ANS
will meet CHA in the semi-finals on Sunday.
SJS hung close to CHA in the first quarter behind
5 points from Jeff Henkel, but the Lions still held a 7-5 lead.Liam Kelly led
the way for the Lions with 4 first quarter points and great defense and rebounding.CHA blew the game open in the second with balanced scoring from Matt parker, Jason Thomas and Kelly, extending their
lead to 18-5 at the half.The second half was all Lions as they shut down the
Eagles and knocked down 23 more points to cruise to the 41-5 win.Kelly led CHA
with 12 pints and was outstanding under the boards.Andrew Julian chipped in
8 more while Matt Parker put in 6 for the Lions.Henkel led SJS with 5 points.CHA will meet ANS in the semi-finals on Sunday.
C:Poudrier (2), Kelly (12), Parker (6), Thomas (4), Degnon (3),
Corry (2), Julian (8), Bradland
(1), Mills (1)
SMS could not get a ball to drop in the first
quarter and MCS took full advantage of it by jumping out to a 7-0 lead.John
Wood dominated the boards along with Nic Gagnon and John Fitzgerald for the Pelicans.SMS finally got on the board in the second behinda Sheron Chase basket,
but Wood, Gagnon and Hunter Farrell all scored to push the MCS lead to 15-3 at the half.The Giants came out fired up in the third and rallied behind 8 points from Juwan Smith and seven from Sheron Chase
to cut the lead to 29-20 after three.The fourth quarter was dominated inside
by Wood and Gagnon and they also combined for all nine of the pelican points in the final period as MCS held off SMS to take
the win, 38-28.MCS advanced to the semi-finals where they will play SMB.Wood led all scorers with 17 points while Gagnon added 11 points for the Pelicans.Smith scored 14 for the Giants and Chase added eleven more.
LFS took SMB out of their game plan from the outset
by playing a slow tempo game and working the ball around the outside until they could find a good shot.It worked as planned as the Patriots frustrated the Blue Angels into making numerous unforced errors leading
to Patriot points.SMB held a slim 9-7 lead at the half with all of the Blue
Angel points coming from Donte Etheridge.Luke Blevins, Tommy Sheehan and Greg
Beckeach scored for LFS in the first period.LFS continued to keep SMB off balance in the second with the Angels only netting one basket while Summers and Sheehan
combined for 4 points for LFS to tie the game at 11-11 at the half.SMB applied
more pressure in the third and creating some turnovers of their own and outscored LFS 16-8 in the period to take control of
the game.Etheridge hit for 10 more in the third while Brenden carruth, Chris
Heinze and Luke Hobson each added a bucket.Blevins played a stellar game for
LFS along with great play by Beck, but SMB wore down the Patriot defense and pulled away late to take the hard fought win,
36-21.Etheridge led all scorers with 30 points while Blevins led LFS with 8
points and Sheehan added 5 more for the Patriots.SMB will meet MCS in the semi-finals.
OLSS took a slim early lead in this hard fought
contest behind baskets by Christina Basile and Lindsay Cimini.Marianne Luffey
battled under the basket along with Meagan Slade to limit the Seahawk shots in the second quarter and Luffey and Mary Trossbach
each scored for the Lady Giants to help knot the game at 7 at the half.Each
team hit two baskets in the third with Cimini and Katie O’Hare scoring for OLSS and Slade and Katie Ligday hitting for
SMS.Tied at 11 entering the final period, Basile and O’Hare took control
with Basile knocking down two buckets to lead the Seahawks to the tough 17-13 win.Cimini
led OLSS with 7 points while Luffey scored 6 for the Giants.OLSS advanced to
the semi-finals where they will play the winner of the SJS and CHA game.
SJS is undefeated and they were looking to stay
that way.The Eagles came out with aggressive full court pressure and dominated
the first quarter against a very good CHA team.Maddie Bennett dropped in 7 of
the Eagles first 11 points helping SJS take a commanding 11-1 lead after one.Angie
Goldsborough and LeAnne Hudson continued to dominate for SJS in the second quarter but not without a fight from the Lions.Noelle Wisniewski and Lauren Nisson combined for 7 second quarter points for CHA to
keep pace, but the Lions still trailed by ten at the half, 18-8.The third quarter
was decisive as SJS went on a 17-3 run to put this game out of reach for the Lions.Bennett and Hudson combined for 11 of the 17 SJS points while Goldsborough chipped in another four, leading the Eagles
to a commanding 35-11 lead after three quarters of play.SJS cruised in the fourth
to take the win, 37-16, and will head to the semi-finals where they will play OLSS.Bennett led SJS with 13 points while Hudson added 9
and Goldsborough 8 for the Eagles.Wisniewski and Madeline Cleary led CHA with
4 points each.
MCS worked hard in the first quarter to compensate
for the size advantage SMB had, keeping the score close at 6-4 after the first quarter.McKenzie Copsey and Rachel Potts combined for the 4 MCS points while Lindsay Heinze knocked down all six of the Blue
Angels points, including a long three pointer.SMB began to dominate underneath
in the second with Sammie Sawall and Samantha Smallwood leading the way.Sawall
put in 2 baskets while Houck added another to give SMB a 13-6 lead at the half.The
third quarter was all SMB as they controlled the inside and hit from underneath and from the outside to give SMB a 25-10 lead
after three quarters.Houck and Smallwood each scored 4 points in the period
while Potts and Chelsea Raley each hit a basket for the pelicans.The Blue Angels
cruised in the fourth to take the win 35-16 and will meet the winner of the FAW and ANS game in the semi-finals.Heinze led all scorers with 15 points while Sawall added 8 and Houck and Smallwood each hit for 6 for SMB.Potts led MCS with 8 points.
FAW just could not get it going in
this game and ANS had a lot to do with that as the Lady Eagles jumped out to a big 8-0 first quarter lead and extended that
to 15-1 at the half.Balanced scoring from Madie Aughinbaugh, Mary Dixon, Sammy
Espejo , Emily Estep and Krystal Lewis propelled ANS to a 30-12 win over the Crusaders.Emma Madden led FAW with 4 points while the Eagles were led by Aughinbaugh and Lewis, each with 8 points.ANS will meet SMB in the semi-finals tomorrow.
F:Bell (1), Dowdle (2), Madden (4), Taylor (2), Tennyson
from Saturday, January 02, 2010
Season, completion of suspended game)
ANS and SMS boys completed their game suspended
by a leaky roof at SMS last month.The game picked up late in the fourth quarter
with ANS leading 21-7.ANS had jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first behind
dominating play by Chase Travers, who hit for 7 first quarter points.Juwan Smith
got SMS going with 2 points in the first and another 4 in the second, but ANS still held a commanding 15-7 lead at the half.ANS shut SMS down in the third and scored 8 with 2 points each by Mac Burke, Tyler
Fields, Chase Travers and Zach Travers.SMS rallied as the game resumed, with
Sheron Chase hitting for 6 points in the final period for the Giants, but ANS held on to win, 27-16.Chase Travers from ANS led all scorers with 9 points while Sheron Chase led SMS with 6 points.
A:Burke (6), Fields (6), C. Travers (9), Z. Travers (2), Walter (4)
S:Chase (6), Harim (3), Smith (6), Greb (1)
from Sunday, December 13, 2009
SJS traded baskets early with SMB in a tough defensive
battle.Christian Heinze hit a three pointer to break a 4-4 tie in the first
and from there, the Blue Angels went on an eight point run to give SMB a 15-4 lead midway through the second.Robbie Boothe, Jeff Henkel and James Abell kept the hopes alive for the Eagles by playing some great defense
and hitting some key baskets as SJS outscored SMB 7-6 in the third, but it was all SMB from there as the Blue Angels took
the win, 34-19.Heinze, Will Cusic and Eric Hoover all hit three pointers in
a well balanced Angel attack.Donte Etheridge, slowed by illness, still knocked
down 13 points and made some terrific passes to lead SMB to the win.The play
of the day though, was a spectacular blind, over the head and behind the back basket by Trevor Burch from SMB that made the
fans from both teams go wild it was so amazing.Heinze scored 9 and Hoover
7 for SMB while Henkel led SJS with 8 and Boothe added 6 for the Eagles.
CHA came out running hard and fast against OLSS
and stormed out to a huge 20-0 lead.Nick Poudrier was on fire, leveraging off
of great passing from Liam Kelly, Joey Caradarelli and Matt Parker.The Lions
defense was just too quick for OLSS to solve as CHA extended their lead to 27-0 at the half before the Seahawks got on the
board early in the second half, but today was all CHA as the Lions took the win, 56-5.Ten different Lions scored with Poudrier leading the way with 16 and parker adding 11 for CHA.Bryce Callis led OLSS with 3 points.
C:Poudrier (16), Kelly (4), Cardarelli (2), Parker (11), Thomas (2), Degnon (2), Murphy (6), Corry (5), Julian (4), Mills
O:B. Callis (3),W. Callis (1), Schiele
SPS came to play, giving SMB all they could handle
in the first.The Storm took an early 4-2 lead after a steal and bucket by Aubrell
Watts, forcing the Blue Angels to take a time out to regroup.After the short
break, SMB began to settle down behind Lindsay Heinze and Sammie Sawall and started to take control of the game.Heinze hit a long three pointer to put SMB up 5-4 and the Angels steadily built their lead from there,
but not without great play by Angelina McNamara, Watts, Sierra Dyson, Talore Bishop and Tessa
Norman.This SPS team has improved significantly from just one month ago and
looks to be a spoiler later this season.The Storm made an early run in the second
and closed back to within 7 before Heinze and Sawall caught fire and put SMB up 26-11 at the half.After a tough third quarter, SMB wore down SPS and exploded for 16 fourth quarter points behind Samantha
Smallwood and Heinze, who scored 6 off of fast break steals for the Angels.SMB
took the win 50-17, but the game was much closer than the score would indicate.Heinze
led all scorers with 24 points, including two 3 pointers.She also went 6 for
6 from the foul line.Sawall and Smallwood added 10 points each for SMB while
Emily Allston and Lara Houck played stellar defense.Watts
and McNamara led SPS with 6 points each.
SMS dominated play early against ANS, charging
out to a 6-1 first quarter lead behind tough defense from Marah Friedman and Meagan Slade.Marianne Luffey knocked down 4 of the 6 first quarter points for the Lady Giants.SMS continued to frustrate the Lady Eagles early in the second as they extended their lead to 8-1 before Mary Dixon
and Sammy Espejo, just back from an injury, each hit a basket to help rally ANS back to within 4 at the half, 10-6.ANS dominated the third period with Dixon
and Espejo each adding four points for the Eagles to give them their first lead of the game, 14-11, after three quarters of
play.The final quarter was a battle to the end with the defenses coming up big,
with Espejo leading ANS and Luffey and Katie Ligday countering for SMS.Emily
Estep and Krystal Lewis hit the key baskets down the stretch for the Eagles to help them pull out the come from behind win,
20-16. Espejo led ANS with 7 points while Dixon added 6 for
the Eagles.Ligday led SMS with 8 points while Luffey added 6 and some terrific
inside play for the Giants.
CHA and OLSS battled hard from the outset.The Seahawks took an early 9-7 lead in the first, but missed on many opportunities
on fast breaks.Lindsay Cimini and Maggie Conner provided the offensive firepower
for OLSS as they extended their lead to 15-7 late in the second before a full court press by the Lions caused two OLSS turnovers
that CHA converted to cut the lead to 15-11 at the half.Both teams came out
on fire in the second half with tough defense creating numerous turnovers, but neither team could convert.The two teams traded baskets throughout the period.CHA entered
the final period still down by four, 23-19, and continued to press to try to rally.The Seahawks held on despite the pressure by the Lions and took the win, 27-24.Cimini led all scorers with 14 points while Conner added 8 for OLSS.Lauren
Nisson played tough under the boards for CHA and scored a team high 10 points while Noelle Wisniewski added 5 for the Lions.
O:Cimini (14), O’Hare (1), Conner (8), Basile (2), Hall (2)
from Sunday, December 06, 2009
MCS rattled LFS in the first quarter, taking a
commanding 18-4 lead after the first quarter.Hunter Farrell, John Wood and John
Fitzgerald all came up big early for the Pelicans, but LFS would not give up.Luke
Blevins and Tommy Sheehan rallied LFS in the second as the Patriots gained a little ground, but still trailed by 12 at the
half, 30-18.Wood, Fitzgerald and Farrell continued to dominate the game for
MCS in the second half as they held off the tough Patriot team for the win, 54-36.Farrell
and Wood each finished with 16 points for the Pelicans.Blevins led LFS with
SMB got off to a rocky start against the tenacious
CHA team, with a lid seeming to be on their basket for much of the first quarter.The
Blue Angels still managed to take a 7-2 lead late in the first before Nick Poudrier drained a three pointer to pull the Lions
within two, 7-5, at the end of one.Trevor Burch made some terrific inside plays
for SMB leading to numerous second quarter fast breaks by Donte Etheridge, who dominated play throughout the period.Etheridge dropped in 12 points in the second to give SMB a commanding 21-7 lead at
the half.Poudrier knocked down another three pointer in the third along with
4 from Matt Parker to help CHA outscore SMB 9-6 in the period and trim the deficit to 27-16 after three.The Blue Angels slowed the tempo in the fourth quarter, but the plan almost backfired as the Lions continued
to chip away at the SMB lead and pulled within 8 with 2 minutes to go.CHA missed
two close three pointers or the outcome could have been different, but SMB closed the game out with some great defense to
take the win, 30-20.Etheridge led all scorers with 30 points while Burch added
6 for SMB.Chris Heinze and Will Cusic added some great defense to help the Blue
Angels improve to 3-0.Poudrier led CHA with 6 points while Parker added 5 and
George Degnon 4 for the Lions.
Both FAW and SJS came out playing tough defense
early but SJS was able to get the edge with a 9-6 lead after one quarter.Jeff
Henkel led SJS early with 7 first half points and James Abell added 4 for the Eagles.FAW hung tough behind Andrew Magiera, Colin Travis and TJ Berry, each scoring 4 points in the first half for the Crusaders.SJS held a slim 19-16 lead at the half and only managed to extend that by one in the
third quarter to lead 25-21 after three quarters of play.SJS finally wore FAW
down in the fourth with a 12-2 run led by Jacob Cullison.Cullison played great
defense, blocking several shots in the final period, and complimented that with some terrific inside play and rebounding.The Eagles took the hard fought game 37-23 behind 12 points from James Abell and 11
by Henkel.Magiera led the Crusaders with 8 points while Berry
finished with six.
F:Berry (6), Magiera (8), Pietsch (4), Travis (5)
S:Cullison (4), J. Henkel (11), Abell (12), S.
Henkel (3),Bye (1), Boothe (4), Thompson (2)
SMS is looking to win the South Division and looked
impressive against South opponent, OLSS.Garrett Harim and Juwan Smith powered
a high flying Giant offense that jumped out to an 11-7 first quarter lead and then cruised to a 51-11 win over the Seahawks.Sheron Chase and Juwan Smith teamed up for 19 points from the guard positions while
Harim knocked down 13 points from inside.Jake Parreira and Ryan Shiele each
scored 4 for the Seahawks while Smith led all scorers with 15 for the Giants.
S:Chase (4), Harim (13), Wilson (4), Kwitkowski (4), Young (2),
Hannah Lawrence and Eileen Walsh came out to lead
a very confident Patriot team, fresh off their upset win over ANS last week, against a tough and determined MCS team.LFS took a slim 4-2 first quarter lead but could only extend that to 9-6 at the half
as the Pelicans just would not relent to the hard charging Patriots.Chelsea
Raley, Alicia Stewart and McKenzie Copsey kept firing for MCS but Lawrence
controlled the boards while April Adams, Alyssa Davison and Jessica Gardiner played tough defense.LFS took a 17-13 lead into the final period and held off the Pelicans to take the win, 23-17.Lawrence led all scorers with 9 points
while Walsh added 7 for the Patriots. Copsey, Stewart and Thomas each had 4 for the Pelicans.
L:Adams (2), Davison (2), Gardiner (2), Lawrence (9), Walsh (7),
M:Raley (4), Thomas (2), Copsey (4), Stewart (4), Williams (3)
SMB was on fire in the first with dominating inside
play and great passing to build an 11-1 lead after one.Sammie Sawall and Courtney
Windsor each knocked down 4 points for the Blue Angels while Lindsay Heinze knocked down a long three pointer.CHA stepped up their game in the second, forcing numerous turnovers that Madeline Cleary and Lauren Nisson
turned into CHA baskets.SMB held a 13-5 lead at the half, but CHA put in the
first basket in the third to close to within six, 13-7.That would be as close
as they would get as Lara Houck and Sammie Sawall each put in field goals to extend the SMB lead to 17-7 after three quarters
of play.Emily Allston, Lexi Bradbury and Sawall each scored in the final quarter
to lift SMB to the 23-12 win. Cleary and Journey Gushen each scored down the stretch for the Lions, with Gushen hitting a
long three pointer, but it was not enough.Sawall led SMB with 8 points while
Windsor added 6 for the Blue Angels.Cleary led CHA with 6 points.
Mary Dixon and Emily Estep both dropped in four
points in the first quarter to give ANS an early 10-2 lead over SPS.Aubrell
Watts scored the only Storm points in the first quarter.Dixon, Carleigh Hoy and Rachel Weber continued to pace a strong Eagle attack in the second
as ANS extended their lead to 20-5 at the half.Watts knocked down 8 second half
points, but ANS controlled the game behind Estep, Dixon and
Madie Aughinbaugh as the Eagles cruised to a 40-13 win.Dixon
led ANS with 16 points while Watts led SPS with 11 points.
SJS jumped out to an 8-0 first quarter lead and
looked like they would dominate the Crusaders.Jodie Buddenbohn, Maddie Bennett
and Kristin Raley fought hard under the boards for SJS and won the rebounding battle most of the game.FAW fought back in the second, trading baskets with the Eagles, but they could not trim the deficit and
still trailed by 8 at the half, 12-4.The Crusaders finally cut the margin in
the third behind some great play by Emma Madden, Madison Taylor and Katie Pappas.SJS
led 15-10 heading into the final quarter and was hoping to carry the momentum they gained in the third into the final period,
but Bennett would have none of it.Bennett scored eight of the Eagles 14 fourth
quarter points and contributed to the other six with great rebounds and outlet passes to lead the Eagles to victory, 29-17.Bennett led all scorers with 17 points.Taylor led FAW with 7 points while Madden added 5 and some great inside
F:Madden (5), Pappas (2), Taylor (7), Trader (1), Tennyson (2)
OLSS and SMS both came out with fire and intensity
and were able to convert turnovers from each team into points in the first quarter.SMS ended with a 2 point edge over the Seahawks with a basket in the final seconds of the period.OLSS took control in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Giants 8-2 in the period.The Seahawks mixed up their defenses behind Christina Basile, creating turnovers that led to Lindsay Cimini
baskets.She scored all of the Seahawks second quarter points, giving them the
16-12 halftime lead.Neither team could gain an advantage in the third as both
teams struggled coming out of halftime.Each team had several turnovers and several
missed layups on fast break transition.Carolyn Turner,Marianne Luffey and Meagan Slade combined for seven third quarter points, cutting the OLSS lead to 21-19
after three.The fourth quarter see-sawed back and forth.Lindsay Cimini came up big in the final period while Katie Ligday did the same for the Lady Giants.SMS closed to within one with 12.6 seconds on the clock, but with OLSS in control
of the ball.The Giants put on a full court press that almost created an OLSS
turnover, but the Seahawks were able to hold on long enough to pull out a 28-27 victory.Cimini led all scorers with 21 points while Luffey led SMS with 10 points.
S:Ligday (7), Slade (6), Turner (4), Luffey (10)
O:Cimini (21), O’Hare (3), Conner (4)
from Sunday, November 29, 2009
SMB was expecting to cruise to an easy victory
over FAW, but the Crusaders had other plans.The Crusaders played tough defense
as FAW keyed on the Blue Angels great scorer, Donte Etheridge, to try to contain his speed and great playmaking ability.The plan worked early as FAW trailed by only 2 after one, 10-8.But Etheridge was just too quick for FAW to keep up with and when he didn’t have an angle for the
basket, he dished it off to Christian Heinze, Trevor Burch, Will Cusic, Eric Hoover or Daniel McKnew, who all scored off of
his passes.TJ Berry was outstanding for FAW and played terrific defense as well
as leading the Crusaders with 10 points, many made off of terrific drives in the lane.Colin Travis and Andrew Magiera also came up big for FAW on offense and defense, but an 11-3 run by SMB in the second
put the game just out of reach for this talented Crusader team.SMB used balanced
scoring in the third and 6 points by Etheridge in the fourth to take the win, 38-26.Etheridge led all scorers with 23 points and became the first SYBL player to make the “Century Club” this
year and the earliest to make the club in SYBL history, scoring a total of 120 points in his first five games of the season.
Heinze added 7 for SMB.Berry
led FAW with 10 points.
SMS was given a slight edge to win this game and
looked like they would have no trouble doing so, taking an 11-5 lead after one quarter as Juwan Smith lit up the scoreboard
for the Giants.John Wood and John Fitzgerald rallied MCS back in the second
as the Pelicans took a slim 19-17 halftime lead.Hunter Farrell and Nic Gagnon
complimented Wood and Fitzgerald in the third as MCS went on a 15-4 run that locked down the win for the Pelicans who held
off a brief rally by the Giants in the fourth to take the win, 40-31.Wood led
MCS with 12 points and Fitzgerald added 11 for MCS while Smith led SMS with 21 points.
LFS has a very talented team and ANS found that
out early.Tommy Sheehan, Luke Blevins and John Caniban came out on fire for
the Patriots, holding ANS to only 6 first quarter points.Both teams used the
press effectively early, but a three point shot by Tyler Fields late in the first gave the Eagles a 6-4 lead at the end of
one.ANS adjusted to the quick play of LFS by switching up to a smaller, but
quicker five in the second, and it paid off as ANS outscored LFS 14-4 in the period behind Fields, Chase Travers and Justin
Grooms.LFS only managed two buckets in the second, both by Greg Beck, and trailed
20-8 at the half.Nate Fechtig, Julien McDermott and Brian Bizier played terrific
defense in the second half as did Matt Welch and Nick Laco for ANS as the two teams traded baskets the whole second half.Trading baskets was not good enough for the patriots, as they fell 40-26 to the Eagles.Fields led ANS with 19 points while Travers added 15 for the Eagles.Sheehan led LFS with 8 points.
A:Fields (19), Travers (15), Grooms (4), Walter (1), Welch (1)
SJS could not get into rhythm against the hard
charging CHA Lions, getting shut down in the first, 9-0.Nick Poudrier, Matt
Parker and Kyle Mills led a balanced scoring attack by CHA that saw them take a 20-3 halftime lead and cruise to a 43-6 win
over the Eagles.Jeff Henkel and Matt Bye scored for SJS while eleven CHA players
got on the board.Poudrier led CHA with 9 points, including a long three pointer
in the second period.Mills and Parker each scored 6 for the Lions.Henkel led SJS with 5 points.
The game between FAW and SMB was expected to be
a close one with two tough, talented squads squaring off.FAW got the early edge
in the first despite dominating inside play by Sammie Sawall for the Blue Angels.The
Crusaders held a slim 6-5 lead after one and extended that to 10-5 in the second before Sawall hit for two before the end
of the period.FAW took a 10-7 lead into the second half and extended that to
14-10 mid way through the third before Sawall and Samantha Smallwood got hot hands to rally SMB back and take the lead, 16-14,
as the period ended.Lexie Trader, Katie Pappas and Elizabeth Tennyson complimented
exceptional play by Emma Madden to keep FAW within one score to win the game despite four free throws by Lindsay Heinze in
the final quarter.SMB held a one point lead with 9.3 seconds to go but the Crusaders
had the ball and quickly moved it up the court and into position to take a potential game winning shot, but turned the ball
over on a traveling call, sealing the SMB win.Sawall led all scorers with 12
points for SMB while Madden led FAW with 10 points.
F:Madden (10), Taylor (2), Tennyson (2), Trader (5)
S:Sawall (12), Smallwood (4), Heinze (4)
ANS knew this game would be tough against a very
good LFS team, made even tougher without their star guard, Sammy Espejo, in an arm cast for this game.The Patriots took advantage and jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead.ANS
rallied briefly in the second quarter to close to within one point, 6-5, before Alyssa Davison, Hannah Lawrence and Eileen
Walsh closed the door, taking a commanding 14-7 halftime lead over the defending league champions.Darian Krall and Eileen Walsh each knocked down 4 points in the third to push the lead to 22-9 heading
into the final period while Jessica Gardiner played stellar defense.Great play
by Mary Dixon, Madie Aughinbaugh and Christina Spadafora was not enough to deny LFS the win as the Patriots took the game,
26-12.Walsh led all scorers with 8 points while Davison, Krall and Lawrence
each chipped in six for LFS.Dixon
and Spadafora led ANS with 4 points each.
SJS is off to their best start in years standing
at 5-0 heading into this game and winners of the tip off tournament.The momentum
continued against CHA as Maddie Bennett, LeAnne Hudson, Angie Goldsborough and Jodie Buddenbohn led the Eagles with balanced
scoring and suffocating defense.SJS shut out the Lions for the first three quarters
before Noelle Wisniewski hit a three pointer and Madeline Cleary added a bucket to put CHA on the board in the fourth.SJS cruised to their sixth win of the season, 34-5, behind 10 points by Bennett and
8 by Goldsborough.Wisniewski led CHA with 3 points.
SMS is proving week in and week out that they
are for real and MCS found that out first hand today.Katie Ligday hit for 4
quick points to give SMS a 4-0 lead, but Amanda Major and Chelsea Raley came right back with 2 points each to knot the game
at 4 at the end of one.Meagan Slade hit three free throws in the second to help
the Lady Giants gain a 9-6 lead at the half, but Marianne Luffey took charge in the third, scoring 11 of the Giants’
17 points in the period to put the game out of reach for the pelicans.Leading
26-10 heading into the final quarter, SMS cruised to take the win, 28-18.Luffey
led all scorers with 13 points.Sydney Bailey led MCS with 8 points, all in the
final quarter as she led an MCS rally that fell just short.
M:Raley (4), Thomas (2), Bailey (8), Fuller (2), Major (2).
SMB was fresh off a runner up finish in the Tip
Off tournament and continued playing like they are planning to contend for the league championship. The Blue Angels took a
quick 11-4 lead behind strong play from Donte Etheridge, Chris Heinze, Will Cusic, Eric Hoover and Trevor Burch.But LFS was not about to lay down for the Angels as they came back strong in the second period behind Luke
Blevins, Tommy Sheehan and Landon Summers, with Sheehan hitting for two 3 pointers, but it was not enough to chip into the
SMB lead.SMB held a comfortable 25-16 halftime lead and the Patriots were not
able to get any closer than seven in the second half as SMB took the win, 44-30.Etheridge
led all scorers with 30 points, putting him just 3 shy of the SYBL Century Club after only 4 games.Christian Heinze added seven for SMB while Daniel McKnew grabbed some key rebounds to compliment Etheridge’s
performance. Sheehan led LFS with 12 points and Blevins added 11 for the Patriots.
CHA celebrated the return of Liam Kelly, back
from a Lacrosse injury suffered prior to the semi-finals of the Tip Off, to demonstrate they are a serious threat for the
league championship.The Lions took an early 9-2 lead behind balanced scoring
from Kelly, Nick Poudrier and Kyle Mills.Tough defense and more firepower coming
from all angles helped push the CHA lead to 19-5 at the half.Andrew Magiera,
TJ Berry and Paul Pietsch tried to rally the Crusaders in the second half, but CHA just had to many players that could put
the ball in the basket and the Lions went on the win, 39-15.Nine different players
scored for CHA led by Poudrier and Drew Corry, each with 6 points.Kelly and
Mills added 5 each for the Lions.Magiera led FAW with 7 points.
C:Poudrier (6), Kelly (5), Cardarelli (2), Parker (4), Thomas (4), Degnon
(3), Murphy (4), Corry (6), Mills (5)
F:Berry (4), Magiera (7), Pietsch (4)
ANS continued where they left off at the Tip Off
tourny, winning.The Eagles applied full court pressure early, forcing turnovers
by SJS that led to an quick 16-4 lead after one.Chase Travers drained two 3
pointers in the first and Tyler Fields added 4 points for the high flying ANS Eagles.Robbie Boothe and James Abell scored the first 4 points for the SJS Eagles.ANS
continued their fast paced game in the second, extending their lead to 30-11 at the half.Austin Walter and Mac Burke had the hot hands for ANS in the second while Boothe led SJS with a long three pointer.ANS cruised in the second half to a 36-15 win behind great play by Justin Grooms and
Dylan Rambler.Seneca Jonelis hit his first bucket of the year for ANS down the
stretch.Matt Bye also got his first score of the year for SJS.Burke led all scorers with 11 points while Boothe led SJS with 7 points.
A:Burke (11), C. Travers (9), Walter (6), Fields (4), Grooms (2),
Z. Travers (2), Jonelis (2)
S:Boothe (7), Abell (5), J. Henkel (1), Bye (2)
MCS wasted no time making a statement that despite
their semi-final loss to SMB in the Tip Off tournament, they are a serious contender for the league title.Nic Gagnon and John Fitzgerald scored big for the Pelicans as they took a dominating 30-8 lead after one.From there, MCS cruised to an easy 60-16 win over a good OLSS team that is improving
each week.Bryce Callis, William Callis, Ryan Schiele and Ryley Weber fought
hard for the Seahawks, but the Pelicans size and speed were too much to overcome.Eleven
different Pelicans scored with Gagnon leading the way with 13 points and Fitzgerald adding ten.Clark Ripple, John Wood, Blake Buckler and Hunter Farrell each put in 6 points for MCS.Weber led OLSS with 6 points.
O:B. Callis (2), W. Callis (4), Schiele (4), Weber (6)
Thomas (4), Keys (3), Ripple (6), Buckler (6), Purdy (2),
LFS and SMB both came ready to play in what turned
out to be a thriller.The Blue Angels jumped out to an 8-4 first quarter lead
behind Lindsay Heinze’s big scoring and Sammie Sawall’s tough inside play.After SMB extended their lead to 13-7 early in the second, the Patriots roared back behind Hannah Lawrence and Alyssa
Davison, taking their first lead of the game, 14-13, just seconds before the first half buzzer sounded.Lawrence, Davison, Darian Krall and Jessica Gardiner kept the pressure on in the third with some great
steals and quick strikes to give the Patriots a slim 21-19 lead at the end of the third.Hannah Lawrence hit the first bucket in the final quarter to give the Patriots the biggest lead of the game, 23-19.LFS held that lead until the final minute when SMB tied it up at 26-26 with 33 seconds
to go.The gym rocked as both teams
flew up and down the court, but with no points to show for it until LFS fouled SMB with 7.7 seconds to go and the Blue Angels
in the bonus.Lindsay Heinze hit one of two free throws to give SMB the lead
back, 27-26.LFS had one last chance to win it and fired up a basket at the buzzer
that went in, but was ruled no basket for not beating the final whistle. This was a tough, physical game by two great teams.Heinze led all scorers with 17 points, including 6 down the stretch.Sammie Sawall, Lexie Bradury and Cortney Windsor dominated the boards for the Blue Angels.Lawrence was exceptional for LFS, scoring
13 points and playing great defense.Gardiner, Eileen Walsh and Krall all turned
in stellar performance for the Patriots.
ANS and SJS met again just one week after their
thrilling final in the Tip Off tournament.SJS won that one and looked to make
it back to back wins over the perennial powerhouse Lady Eagles.SJS scored first,
but ANS fired back with 6 straight unanswered points by Mary Dixon and Sammy Espejo to take a 6-2 lead after one.SJS closed the gap to 9-7 at the half with both teams playing tough, gritty defense.LeAnne Hudson and Maddie Bennett rallied SJS in the third as the Eagles took their first lead of the game
into the final quarter, 15-12.SJS scored the first 4 points of the fourth quarter
to extend their lead to 19-12 and looked like they were going to run away with an easy win, but the Lady Eagles would have
none of it, scoring the next 5 points to close to within 2 of SJS with 2 and a half minutes remaining.SJS took a timeout to regain their composure, and it worked, as the Eagles closed out the game by outscoring
ANS 5-2 to take the win, 24-19.Hudson
led SJS with 9 points while Angie Goldsborough and Bennett each added 6 for the Eagles.Dixon led ANS with 9 points and was complimented by
outstanding defense from Espejo and Madie Aughinbaugh.
FAW jumped out to any early lead against SPS behind
some tough inside play by Emma Madden and Lauren Munns and big scoring from Elizabeth Tennyson.The Crusaders extended their 12-2 first quarter lead to 18-4 at the half.Angelina McNamara, Talore Bishop, Tessa Norman and Aubrell Watts worked hard to bring the SPS Storm back, but FAW had
too much size inside, giving SPS only one look at the basket each trip up the court.FAW cruised in the second half and took the win, 46-11, but the game was hard fought the whole way with no quitting
by the Storm.Katie Pappas, Lexie Trader and Madison Taylor controlled the tempo
for the Crusaders while Madden and Tennyson led all scorers with 10 points each.Taylor chipped in 8 as for FAW as well.McNamara led SPS with 4 points.
F:Madden (10), Tennyson (10), Taylor (8), Pappas (6), Trader (4),
Mary Mattingly (4), Heisler
S:McNamara (4), Bishop (3), Norman (2), Watts (2)
MCS was hot early gaining a quick 8-3 advantage
over OLSS in the first with Chelsea Raley leading the way.The Seahawks fought
back in the second and trailed by only one, 11-10, at the half.Lindsay Cimini,
Katie O’Hare and Maggie Conner kept the pressure on in the third for OLSS, but Ashlee Windsor, Rachel Potts, Sydney
Bailey and Renae Thomas answered for the Pelicans to push the lead to 19-16 after three.The fourth quarter was a wild one, with both teams trading baskets and turnovers, but MCS held on to take the win,
30-27.This game was filled with odd plays, including MCS scoring a basket for
OLSS and an odd play call by the referees that gave MCS a questionable basket.Cimini
led OLSS with 10 points and O’Hare added 7 for the Seahawks.Raley led
MCS with 14 points.
O:Cimini (10), K. O’Hare (7), E. O’Hare (2), Connor (6), MCS (2)
M:Windsor (4), Raley (14), Thomas (2),Mattingly (1), Potts (3),
Bailey (4), Fuller (2)
from the Tip Off Tournament Championship Games!
November 15, 2009
SMB was the underdog again going into this contest,
but don’t ever tell them that!Despite falling behind 5-0 early, SMB kept
battling back.Despite three pointers by Chase Travers and Tyler Fields and a
late bucket by Mac Burke, the Blue Angels trailed by only 5 at the end of one.Chris
Heinze scored a three pointer for SMB to cut the ANS lead to 8-5 before the quarter ended.Etheridge, Heinze and Luke Hobson (who hit two key free throws) rallied SMB back in the second despite 6 points from
Fields, as the Blue Angels took a one point half time lead.ANS roared back in
the third behind balanced scoring from Austin Walter, Justin Grooms, Burke and Fields while Etheridge countered with 4 for
SMB.ANS led 23-20 entering the final period but SMB kept the pressure on as
Will Cusic and Trevor Burch complimented Etheridge to take the lead back, 32-31 with one minute to go. ANS came right back as Fields hit a bucket to get the Eagles back on top, 33-32 with 40 seconds remaining.
SMB was forced to foul after missing a basket and Walter hit one shot to push
the lead to 34-32. SMB then missed a shot that rolled off the rim with only 13
seconds on the clock and ANS converted two more free throw attempts to lock down the win, 36-32. Fields was named the tournament
MVP after scoring 49 points over three games and getting 16 steals while Etheridge, who scored 67 points in three games during
the tournament, received the “coaches hustle award.”
ANS knocked down the first seven points of the
game with Madie Aughinbaugh hitting for 5 of them, giving ANS an early 7-0 lead.The
SJS Eagles defense then clamped down on the Lady Eagles from ANS, holding them to only 5 points over the next 9 minutes of
the first half and grabbing a slim 9-8 lead at the halfGreat defense prevailed
in the third as both teams stepped up the level of physical play to keep the offenses in check.SJS held a one point lead entering the final period but ANS hit the first point of the fourth quarter,
a foul shot by Aughinbaugh, to tie it up at 13-13.From there, the SJS defense
was impenetrable behind Jodie Buddenbohn, Maddie Bennett (who played the whole period with 4 fouls), LeAnne Hudson, Kristin
Raley and Angie Goldsborough.The Eagles did not yield a point the rest of the
way and Hudson knocked down key shots down the stretch to
put this one out of reach late.SJS took the Championship 21-13 as Bennett was
crowned the tournament MVP.Aughinbaugh received the “coaches hustle award.”
These two teams will meet again next week in the first game of the regular season at SJS.Should be another great game!
ANS came out firing, jumping out to a 9-0 lead
over CHA before the Lions regrouped and cut the lead to 1 point at the end of one.Tyler
Fields hit for 7 in the first period for the Eagles held a 9-8 lead heading into the second period.Chase Travers scored all eleven of the ANS points in the second quarter as ANS took a commanding 20-13
lead into the half.CHA closed the gap to 5 early in the third after Nick Poudrier
hit a three pointer but the Lions then missed three consecutive shots that could have given them the lead before ANS scored
a bucket to give them a 22-16 edge at the end of the third quarter.CHA could
not cut into that margin in the final quarter as the Eagles went on to win 32-24 to advance to the finals.Fields hit for 7 more points in the final period to put the game away for ANS.Fields ended with 14 points.Matt Parker led CHA with 7 points.
MCS was favored by 10 points, but SMB apparently
didn’t agree with that point spread as they took it to MCS in a thriller.Hunter
Farrell dominated the inside game early for the Pelicans, scoring 4 first quarter points to give MCS an 8-5 lead after one.Daniel McKnew of SMB fronted Farrell the rest of the way, helping to shut down the
Pelicans in the paint.That was the edge the Blue Angels needed as Donte Etheridge
took over the game, scoring 30 points for SMB, including 4 three pointers and 10 of 15 free throws along the way.Etheridge’s play helped force MCS to step up their game play to try and shut him down, but that led
to the Pelicans getting into serious foul trouble.Nic Gagnon and John Wood both
fouled out for MCS late in the game.The two teams traded the lead 12 times during
the contest with neither team gaining an edge of more than 4 points.SMB looked
like they had the game in hand leading 30-26 with less than one minute to go before Blake Buckler hit a three pointer for
the Pelicans to pull within one point, 30-29.Two free throws by Etheridge gave
SMB a three point lead again, but John Fitzgerald answered with a bucket to make the score 32-31 with only 20.7 seconds to
go.Etheridge was fouled again and again hit both shots to push the lead back
to three at 34-31, which was the final margin of victory for the Blue Angels.Etheridge
led all scorers with 30 points.Fitzgerald turned in a stellar performance, scoring
8 points for MCS and playing great defense.Trevor Burch, Will Cusic and Christian
Heinze all played great defense for SMB.SMB will meet ANS in the finals, their
first ever trip to a tournament championship game.
ANS had their star guard, Sammy Espejo, back in
action this week and it showed as she disrupted the OLSS offense early on and created numerous turnovers that led to Lady
Eagle points, most from Emily Estep.Estep scored 6 points in the first quarter.ANS held a 10-4 lead after one but could only add one point to that lead in the second
as they held a slim 16-9 at the half.Lindsay Cimini and Katie O’Hare kept
up the pressure on the Eagles but they could not solve the balanced game play of ANS behind Espejo, Estep, Madie Aughinbaugh
and Mary Dixon.Dixon, Espejo and Estep each finished with 8 points.Maggie Conner led OLSS with 8 points.Cimini
and O’Hare each added 7 for the Seahawks.ANS will face SJS in the finals
O:Cimini (7), O’Hare, K. (7), Conner (8)
A:Aughinbaugh (7), Dixon (8), Espejo (8), Estep (8),
SMS scored the first 8 points of the game behind
Marianne Luffey, who scored 6 first quarter points, including a three pointer from deep outside.SJS was clearly on their heels early, but began chipping away at the Lady Giants lead, cutting it to three
points at the half.LeAnne Hudson and Jodie Buddenbohn dominated the second half
for the Eagles, with Buddenbohn scoring 6 points and Hudson
8 to help lead SJS to the come from behind 27-14 win over SMS.Katie Ligday and
Luffey turned in outstanding performances for SMS with Luffey leading the Giants with 9 points.SJS will meet ANS in the finals.
Tyler Fields exploded on to the seen for ANS with
13 first quarter points, including 2 three pointers, to help ANS jump out to an 18-2 lead after one.The Eagles kept the pressure on in the second as SJS was playing on their heels after the way ANS dominated
the first period.Michael Weiss hit for 5 points in the second as ANS took a
commanding 27-5 lead into the half.Jeff Henkel hit for 4 points in the third
for SJS as they began to get some rhythm back in their game and shut out ANS 6-0 in the period to close the gap to 27-11 after
three, but the lead proved insurmountable for SJS as they fell 35-15.Fields
led all scorers with 17 points and was complimented by outstanding play from Austin Walter, Chase Travers and Justin Grooms.Henkel led SJS with 8 points while James Abell added four more for the SJS Eagles.ANS will meet CHA in the semi-finals next weekend.
S:Cullison (2), Henkel, J. (8), Abell (4), Boothe (1)
A:Walter (2), Travers, C (9), Fields (17), Weiss (5), Travers, Z (2)
LFS could not find an answer for the explosive
play of Donte Etheridge from SMB, who came out and dominated game play from the outset.Etheridge hit for 12 first quarter points which opened up opportunities for his teammates as LFS tried to double down
on him.SMB took a 16-9 lead after one with John Caniban scoring 6 for the Patriots.SMB tacked on 9 more points in the second behind a three pointer from Kevin Watson
and 4 more points from Etheridge.The
Blue Angels took a 25-11 lead into the second half and LFS was not able tochip
away at that lead despite some great play from Tommy Sheehan and Landon Summers.SMB
cruised to a 42-22 win with scoring from Trevor Burch and Eric Hoover leading the way.SMB will next play MCS Saturday in the semi-finals.Etheridge led all
scorers with 21 points.Sheehan and Caniban both scored 8 points for the Patriots.
Elizabeth Tennyson and Emma Madden of FAW did
battle early with Mary Dixon, Carleigh Hoy and Madison Aughinbaugh of ANS as the two teams battled to a 6-5 score after one,
the Lady Eagles holding the edge. Lexie Trader and Madden combined for 5 second quarter points to give the Crusaders a slim
10-8 lead at the half.Emily Estep knocked down 4 third quarter points for ANS
as they started to wear down FAW.The deep bench of ANS kept the Eagles fresh
as they pulled away in the fourth to take the 22-14 win.Estep and Hoy led ANS
with 6 points each while Trader led FAW with 5 points.ANS will meet OLSS in
LFS was looking to upset SJS behind their star
center, Hannah Lawrence, but SJS swarmed all over her every time she touched the ball in an attempt to neutralize her.That worked early on as SJS leveraged off of 9 points from Angie Goldsborough and
Kristin Raley to take a 9-4 first quarter lead.LFS battled back in the second
and third quarters as Lawrence began to grab rebounds, block
shots and adding points.The Patriots pulled within 1 point early in the second
half before SJS exploded for 17 points in the fourth to take the win, 34-14.Maddie
Bennett scored 8 points in the final period to seal the deal for the Eagles, who will face SMS in the semi-finals.Bennett led all scorers with 10 points while LeAnne Hudson, who also played sensational defense, added
9 more for SJS.Lawrence and Jessica Gardiner led LFS with 6 points each.
CHA came out on fire using their size advantage
and quick passes to jump out to a 16-3 first quarter lead against SMS.Liam Kelly
was virtually unstoppable scoring or dishing the ball off to his teammates Nick Poudrier, Joey Cardarelli and Aaron Julian.The Giants used great scoring by Juwan Smith and Sheron Chase to rally back within
6 points in the second, but every tome they got close, the Lions would shut them down.SMS trailed 29-18 at the half, and staged another rally in the third but fell short to the balanced offense and tough
inside game by CHA.The Lions took the win, 54-44, to advance to the semi-finals
next Saturday against the winner of the ANS/SJS game on Sunday.Kelly led all
scorers with 19 points for the Lions while Chase and Smith scored 19 and 17 points respectively for the Giants.
S:Harim (3), Chase (18), Greb (4), Smith (17), Trossbach (2)
C:Kelly (19), Poudrier (10), Thomas (3), Corry (4), Cardarelli (6),
Julian (6), Bradland (2), Degnon (2), Mills (2)
Nic Gagnon, John Wood and John Fitzgerald dominated
game play in the first quarter as MCS made no doubt what the outcome would be early on with a 22-0 run to start the game.Andrew Magiera helped FAW rebound in the second period, but the Pelicans still took
a commanding 32-7 lead into the half.Gagnon was just too quick and too strong
under the boards for the Crusaders as the Pelicans outscored FAW 8-0 in the third and cruised to the semi-finals with a 46-13
win.Gagnon finished with 14 points while Wood and Fitzgerald each added 8 for
MCS.Magiera led FAW with 5 points while Matthew Johnson added 4 for the Crusaders.MCS will meet the winner of the SMB/LFS game on Sunday.
SJS came out strong against an off-balanced OLSS
and took an 11-1 lead before OLSS knew what hit them.Jeff Henkel hit for 6 first
quarter points and added 4 more in the second to help give the Eagles a 17-5 halftime lead.OLSS turned things around in the second half as they began to realize they could play with SJS, outscoring the Eagles
7-6 in the third quarter.Ryley Weber scored 4 for the Seahawks in the period,
but SJS still held the lead, 23-12 after three.OLSS played even again in the
fourth before falling 31-19 to the Eagles, but OLSS proved they could play and will be a force to reckon with during the season.The Eagles also showed they are ready to make a run at the title as well with a balanced
attack and some terrific ball handling.Henkel led all scorers with 12 points
while Robbie Boothe added 9 and James Abell 8 for SJS.SJS will meet ANS in the
quarterfinals on Sunday.
O:Beckman (3), Callis B. (2), Callis W. (5), Martin (1), Schiele (3), Weber
Tennyson and Emma Madden each dropped in 4 points in the first quarter to give FAW an 8-3 lead after one quarter of play.Tennyson added 7 more in the second to give FAW a 19-5 halftime lead before Renae
Thomas and Alycia Stewart combined for 10 points in the third to keep MCS close, 27-17 after three.FAW held off the Pelican rally in the fourth to take the hard fought win, 31-23.Tennyson led all scorers with 11 points while Thomas led MCS with 9 points.FAW will meet ANS in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
(5), Madden (8), Munns (2), Pappas (1), Taylor (4),
M:Raley (6), Thomas (9), Potts (2), Bailey (2), Stewart (4)
SMS and SMB played a tough defensive battle led
by Sammie Sawall and Samantha Smallwood for the Blue Angels and Katie Ligday and Marianne Luffey for the Lady Giants.Trailing 4-2 before the half, Smallwood hit a three pointer to give SMB a 5-4 halftime
lead.Ligday scored 4 for the Giants in the third to give them a slim 8-7 lead
after three.Luffey put the game away early in the fourth with two steals that
she turned into points as SMS advanced to the semi-finals with the 12-7 win and will play next Saturday against the winner
of the SJS/LFS game on Sunday.Luffey led all scorers with 6 points.
SMS:Ligday (4), Slade (2), Luffey (6)
SMB:Sawall (4), Smallwood (3)
SJS dominated CHA with tough defense and great
transitions to take an early 8-1 lead behind 5 first quarter points from Maddie Bennett and 4 from LeAnne Hudson.After leading 17-3 at the half, the Eagles cruised behind Bennett, Hudson and Angie Goldsborough to take
the win, 31-13.Lauren Nisson led CHA with 6 points, but the Lions just could
not find their groove against the quicker SJS Eagles.Bennett led all scorers
with 10 points.SJS advanced to the quarterfinals where they will meet LFS on
OLSS came out in a full court press against SPS
and it paid dividends early as the Seahawks stole 4 straight inbound passes from the Storm and turned them into points, helping
them to take a 16-0 lead after one.The Seahawks never looked back and cruised
to an easy 44-6 win.Lindsay Cimini, Katie O’Hare and Maggie Conner all
scored in double digits as OLSS advanced to the semi-finals next Saturday where they will play the winner of the FAW/ANS game
this Sunday.Cimini led all scorers with 16 points.Aubrell Watts led SPS with 4 points.
S:Watts (4), Dofat (2)
O:Basile (4), Bland (2), Cimini (16), Conner (10), O’Hare, K. (12)