INTERMEDIATE RECAPS Games Played 11/17
BOBCATS 25 BUCKS 19
Playing tenacious defense combined with a balanced scoring attack, the Bobcats beat a tough Bucks team 25-19. Nick Periera (8) and Andrew Froio (5) led the Bobcats scoring, while Nicholas Borges (3), Matt Fronduto (3), Jonathan Rachelle (2), Steven Wilson (2) and Matt Boudreau (2) chipped in as well. Jonathan Mahoney, Evan Crowley and Nick Brooks played tough on both ends of the court forcing several turnovers and coming up with numerous loose balls. Overall a great team effort against a very good team.
In a game that was close in the first half but saw the Bobcats end up pulling away in the second half for the win. Leading the way in scoring for the Bucks were Derek Stienbrecker with 6 points and Raymond Humphrey with 4 points. Also, getting baskets were Kyle Strong, Cam Grace, Jake Winter each with 2 points and Josh Winter with 1 point. Coming up big on the boards were Chris Dami and Jason Richardson with key rebounds throughout the game. On the defensive side of the ball Cam O’Hearn and Jake Dillon played well coming up with a few great steals each.
JAZZ 26 CELTICS 22
The Jazz jumped into the win column on Saturday against a tuff Celtics team 26 - 22. Leading the way on offense for the Jazz were Derek Wallace and Sam Fortier both with 6 pts. and tremendous ball handling, Patrick Moge who was all over the boards had 4pts. Nick Stephens played great defense and helped keep the celts out of the paint. Both Josh Pelletier and Jack Callinan knocked down big shots late and played great defense. Matt Pelletier moved the ball around well and had some big plays late to help preserve the win. Rounding out the scoring for the Jazz, Nate Wilkinson with pts.. and Ryan Meuse who had a great game in the guard position had 2 pts.
The Intermediate Celtics are coming together as a team but unfortunately took a tough loss against a very good Jazz team. Leading the way in scoring was Nathan Ell (9pt) and Joey Schifano (7pts). Following up the scoring was Kyle Marrocco (2pts), Evan Wood (2pts), and Kyle Burris (2pts). Outstanding defensive performances were turned in by Ryan Smith, Ryan Anderson, and Jarryd Hickey.
HORNETS 37 THUNDER 34
The Thunder continued their high-scoring ways this week, but fell to the Hornets in a close game 37-34. It was a back and forth game, with the offense of Nick Catizone, Evan McCarthy and Alex Kelleher leading the way. Nick Chinappi and Jason Molea led the fast break. The defense kicked in during stretches, with Derek Leffler, John Nowell and Jason Molea creating steals among the guards and Patrick Dunn pulling down some key rebounds. The Thunder earned a well-deserved Thanksgiving break.
CELTICS 17 KNICKS 7
The Knicks fell to the Celtics 17-7 on Saturday in both team’s first game at the new High School. The Knicks jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead thanks to a basket by Daedon Bere and an acrobatic shot by Trevor Trodden. The Celtics responded with 7 points of their own despite solid defense by Quinn Brown and Tyler Trodden. The Knicks tried to mount a comeback when Nick Polimeno scored his first points of the year from the free throw line. The Knicks had the momentum thanks to numerous steals by Ryan Flynn and Blake Ryder as well as several clutch rebounds from Scott Lightburn and Aidan Crawson, but they couldn’t draw any closer. In the end, the Knicks great defensive effort came up just a little short.
The Celtics showed another strong performance on both offense and defense. Romyn Lorick’s passing set up the offensive rush for the Celtics. Ryan Melo scored six points, Robert Ryan had three, and Jeremy Perez, Alex Arbogast and Collin Strong each contributed two points each. Noah Williams, Leo Strangman and Danny Franklin all put in strong defensive efforts which kept the Knicks from scoring with three, two and one steals respectively.
RAPTORS 25 ROCKETS 15
Raptors passing was key to their 25 - 15 win over the Rockets. Christian Marsden had another amazing game with 12 points while Tommy Crawford , Brady Lane , Nicholas Wilson , Joseph Romero and Eric Bellavia scored the remaining points.
Raptors defense was key to holding the Rockets to 15 points. Defensive players were Jake Pelletier , Daniel Richardson , Jason Svendson and Cooper Frye.
Raptors will rest over the thanksgiving break and await the challenge from the Suns on December 1st.
The Rockets had three players get into the scoring column in this game with Marcus Canas scoring 2 points, Michael Sullivan scoring 4 points and Colin Goggins leading the Rockets in scoring with 9 points. Goggins was a force rebounding at both ends of the court as well along with Jordan MacKenzie and Marcus Canas. Collecting several assists with great passing in the game were Tim Panilaitis, Jack Callahan and Adam Ellegood. Showing very good dribbling and ball handling skills throughout this game were Jack Stadtman, Shane Exilhomme and Michael Sullivan. It was a great game played by the Raptors players.
Hawks 13 Pistons 12
In an exciting game that came down to the wire, the Pistons fell to the Hawks 13 – 12. Dylan Crowley helped the Pistons execute a perfect play to get a layup in the final seconds but as happened all game long the ball just wouldn’t go in the basket. The Hawks jumped out to a quick lead, but Will McFadyen and Mark Olu scored 6 points apiece to bring the team back. The Pistons got a strong effort on the boards from Josh Engleken (7) and Nicholas Dicioccio (2). Simon Dunham and David Penny played fierce defense thwarting Hawk chances in the paint and Shea Moynihan had a great passing game, setting up many chances. In the end the ball just didn’t bounce the right way for the Pistons and they lost to a tough Hawk team.
John Ragucci scored 4 points for the Hawks and was a shot blocking machine. Sean Connolly had his best defensive game so far as he stayed with his man throughout his time on the floor. Johnny Baker made some terrific passes to open players. Brady Litton was outstanding inbounding the ball for the Hawks and was named co-defensive player of the game, along with William Eskenis. Christian Smith who scored two baskets also showed his ability to dribble out of trouble and find the open player. Michael Carlson was both speedy and efficient bringing the ball up. Albie Bosworth stole 2 passed and blocked 2 shots in the win. Fans in the stands were heard to say what a hard fought game by both teams.
T-Wolves over Sixers
The T-Wolves opened their season with some great shooting to win Saturday over the scrappy Sixers. The T-Wolves were the hot shooting team right from the start. The scoring was a balanced attack with six T-Wolves in the scoring column, led by Ian Maresca (13pts), Luke Maresca (11pts), Derek “long range” Wilkinson (8pts), Johnny Norwood (8pts), Joey Arsenault (4pts), and Brandon Wood (2pts). Abhi Ligareddy and Kodie Legrand each had great shot attempts and excellent rebounds. Eddie Galante and Chandler Dubay both demonstrated excellent hustle and handled the ball very well. The team defense was strong throughout, causing many turnovers in their first win of the season.
BUCKS 18 SUNS 16
David Miller was the scoring star of the game; continuously using his patented bank shot to score 10 points down low from his forward spot. Brian Carleton and Dylan Paulding each contributed 4 points each to go along with multiple assists from the point guard position. The key to the win was the Bucks rebounding skills giving their offense multiple second and third opportunities to go along with limiting the Suns offense to one shot on the defensive side of the ball. Leading the way on the offensive and defensive glass were Aiden Crogan, Travis Cohen, Trent Cutroneo and Ryan Murphy. William Humphries and Tristen Leslie played their best game of the season with lock down defense from the guard position.
The Bucks defense came up big in the second half after the score was tied at 12 points for each team at half time. The Bucks defense only allowed 2 buckets during the second half and came up huge in the fourth quarter consistently getting stops each time the Suns pushed the ball up the court. With 18 seconds left in the game and up by 2, the Bucks defense showed off their lock down defensive skills as the Suns attempted to tie the score. With the clock winding down, the Suns attempted a drive to the basket and a dish down low but to no avail as the Bucks defense forced an errant pass out of bounds to lock up their first win of the season!
The Suns played a great team game going basket for basket with the Bucks. They showed good team work passing the ball and getting back on defense quickly. Logan Frost, Noah Rizzo and Max Tyler led the team with scoring. Will Forbes and Cody Mercuri did a solid job rebounding at both ends of the floor. Robby Beggan, Johan Bennett and Sean Hirtle hustled and their strong defense helped to keep the game close.
Lakers 26 Clippers 11
The 2012 Lakers had their second game of the season against the Clippers, a very spirited and tenacious defensive team. Scoring started slowly as Tyler Demers go the Lakers rolling with 2 points and then a foul against him. He approached the foul line and made both his free throws for a 4-0 lead. That's where the First Quarter ended.
The Second Quarter was again in the Lakers favor with Tyler Demers getting another 2 points. Sean Fahey then took an open court pass and hit a nice jump shot for an 8-0 lead. The Clippers kept the pressure going strong for Cam Hodgson to answer with 4 points of his own for the Lakers. It was 12-3 at the Half.
Third Quarter was really fast moving for the Lakers with Jason Martineau showing court dominance with 6 points right away. Matt Rosemond and Kalu Olu each added 2 more points. The Fourth Quarter was still in the Lakers favor with Jason Martineau and Tyler Demers each adding 2 more points. Pat Rosemond, Mihir Bagul and Tyler Raschella kept the Clippers from any scoring chances with great man-to-man defensive coverage. The Lakers won 26-11 in a total team effort.