TGBL Game Summaries - Week 1

Updated Monday November 20, 2017 by Christina Svendsen.

TGBL Game Summaries – 11/18/17
Junior League
Storm: 8 vs. Mystics: 10
For the 1st quarter it was a back and forth battle.   Great hustle and defense was shown by both teams. Storm offensively saw Charlotte Morris score 4 out of her 6 points for the game.  Second quarter Storm had the same defensive intensity.  They had their defense anchored by Reese Maniscalco, where you saw her steal the ball numerous times and score a basket.  Reese had 2 points for the game.  Nina Long also had some great steals.  Third quarter Storm had great drives to the basket by Emily Erickson and Leah Fisk.  They both had great shots but the ball would not go in.  There was great rebounding by Olivia Tryder and Charlotte Bartolone.  Charlotte Morris scored her other 2 points.  Fourth quarter again you saw great defense from both teams.  Storm had some great defense by Liv Ronan.  Liv and the girls had some great looking shots all quarter, but again the ball would not fall and Storm would lose by 2 points for their 1st loss of the season.
Comets: 15 vs. Rockers: 6
The Comet girls had an amazing first game. The finale score was Comets 15 and the Rockers 6.  We had some great blocking from Allianna Icart and Alanna Paquin. Rylie Charron, Jordyn St.Cyr and Ava Dwyer had some impressive rebounds. Gabby Couillard and Julianna Leffler both scored 4 points each with some great skill. Ella Macallister scored a whopping 7 points with an impressive 3 pointer. All the girls had some awesome ball handling. We also got to see the best team support from each of the girls!
Intermediate League
Eagles: 31 vs. Wolverines: 24
Week 1 of the Intermediate League season kicked off with Eagles versus Wolverines. Both teams battled back and forth for the first three quarters until the Eagles pulled away in the 4th quarter led by Victoria Lavargna’s two 3-point baskets for a 31-24 victory. Victoria Lavargna led all scorers with 15 points. Also contributing to the scoring was Rebecca Harris (10 points), Dakota Malizia (4 points), and Kiley Kennedy (2 points).  Aislin Davis and Rebecca Boudreau played great defense and Adrianna Damiano and Mackenzie Bourque contributed with timely rebounds and great play. Great team effort on this victory. 
Badgers: 22 vs. Jayhawks: 15 
The Season kicked off for these 2 strong teams but the Badgers come out victories 22-15.  Sam Ryan started the game with a 3 point basket as she finished with team high 10 points.  Tremendous defense by the Badgers in the second half created turnovers that helped to baskets. Other scorers for the Badgers Haleigh Doiron 4 points, Lilly Boucher, Kimsan Nguyen, Katrina MacDonald, and Darya Mehrabani all scored 2 points.  Next up are the Eagles Dec 2nd  
Senior League
Suns vs. Pacers
The Pacers kicked off their season against a fine tuned Suns squad as the Suns gave us a run for our money!  It took a bit for the Paces to get in a groove and then they finally clicked in the second half.  Defensive props to Jaylee Howard, Maisan Nguyen & Lily Gigante for scrapping after every loose ball on both ends of the court.  Gigante, Ally Ragusa & Jamie Munroe were responsible for shutting down the middle and baseline to ward off any shot opportunities.  Abby MacAllister, Lexi Polimeno & Katie Polimeno stayed solid throughout the game with strong play on both offense and defense.  Six of our eight players got on the boards today:  Katie Polimeno (12), Abby MacAllister (8), Lexi Polimeno (6), Lily Gigante, Maisan Nguyen & Ally Ragusa all with 2 points each.  
The Suns started off their Senior League season with a tough loss to the Pacers 33 to 13. It was only a 5 point deficit entering the 4th quarter, with offense being tough to come by for both teams. A great defensive effort was played by Brooke Workman, Juliana Ricci, and Klara Holden. Madison Stovesand led the team in rebounding with 15. The Suns scoring came from Abby Hansbury 7, Christina Capachietti 5 and Courtney Capachietti 1. The Suns hope to get into the win column when games start back up in December.
We want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!
Jazz 34 vs. Spurs 25
TGBL tipped off the season this past weekend and the Spurs and Jazz played the first game.  Leading the way for the Spurs on the boards was Madison Pierce (7 rebounds, 4 pts) and Elizabeth Pacheco (5 rebounds 2 pts). At the end of the 1st quarter the score was 8-6 Jazz.  In the 2ndQuarter, the Jazz offense was too tough for the Spurs defense and the score was 16-6 at the half.  Coach Marykate Callinan made some adjustments going into the 3rd quarter and those proved to get the Spurs back in the game.  Erin Mclntyre took control of the offense and gave her team 13 pts on the day, these baskets were results of some great passing from Brianna Iandoli and Madison Kearney.  At the end of the 3rdquarter the game was close, 21-19 Jazz.  In the 4th quarter, Emma Nowell hit a shot from the field, as well as Megan Boudrea and Jordan Gardner stepped up as the Center and also provide a key basket in the game. The Spurs game ball award went to Erin Mclntyre.