TGBL Game Summaries - Week 10Updated Tuesday March 6, 2018 by Christina Svendsen.
TGBL Game Summaries – 2/24/18
Badgers: 24 vs. Jayhawks: 30
Well the regular season didn’t end the way the Badgers hope it would as they fell to the Jayhawks 30-24. Excellent played game by the Jayhawks who only had 5 players, who out hustled and outplayed the Badgers. Badgers came out flat after a 2 week layoff and it showed. Leading the scoring for the Badgers Sam Ryan with 9 Points, followed by Katrina Macdonald with 8 points, Madelyn Montejo with 3 points and Darya Mehrabani and Brooklyn DeGrechie each had 2 points. The Badgers finish the season at 8-2 to take 1st place in the Intermediate league and they look forward to the tournament that will start March 17th.
Sonics: 27 vs. Suns: 24
The Sonics pulled together in their last regular-season game to secure a win. Sonics high-scorer was Asha Speller. Speller scored 10 of her 12 points in the second quarter to give her team the lead, but also had a steal with 8 seconds left to secure the win. Emily Walker (2pt) made some great cuts to get open. Amanda Moreira drove well to the net and played great defense. Ava Piccolo (2pt) handled the ball well against man defense. Alyssa Gray grabbed many weak-side offensive rebounds and moved well on offense. Michelle Hinkle (6pt) helped the Sonics lead with her man-press in the 3rd quarter. Guards Erica Hinkle (3pt) and Rachel Picher (2pt) helped hold the lead in the last quarter, working together to break the Suns' full-court press.
The Suns ended the regular season with a hard fought loss on Saturday to the Sonics 27 - 24. Down 9 with under 2 minutes to go, they came almost all the back and had a chance with 8 second left to tie the game. Juliana Ricci, Klara Holden and Kaitlyn Oates did a good job on defense of rebounding the basketball and limiting the Sonics second chase opportunities. The scoring came from Christina Capachietti 14, Madison Stovesand 6, Courtney Capachietti and Brooke Woodman with 2 each. The Suns finished the season in second place and earned well deserved first round bye for the playoffs that begin in 2 weeks. Good luck to the Suns and let’s hope that the "sun doesn't set" until the championship.
Spurs 43 vs. Blazers 28
The Spurs earn a great Win! Week 10 had the Spurs and Blazers playing head to head and Coach Marykate Callinan had the lineup ready. The Spurs hit the score board first and continued to execute as a TEAM. Erin McIntyre led the team with 14 pts followed by Madison Pierce with (12 pts, 8 blocks, and 3 steals). These points were set up by outstanding passing from Brianna Iandoli (2pts, 12 assist). Madison Kearney had (5 pts, 3 steals), Megan Boudreau provided (4pts, 6 assist and 3 steals) and Elizabeth Pacheco stepped up with (4pts, 5 rebounds). On the Defense side of the ball, Jess Hickey had (8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2pts), Jordan Garden rebounded like a machine (6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Emma Nowell had (4 rebounds, 1 steal). The Spurs Game Ball Award went to Madison Pierce for her outstanding game.
Jazz: 39 vs. Pacers: 32
The Pacers and Jazz met up for the second time for their final game of the regular season. Both teams battled back and forth, but the Pacers just couldn’t close the gap as they fell 39 to 32 to the fast paced Jazz squad. With well balanced scoring by all 6 players today combined with terrific defense, it was a very well-played match. Leading our scoring attack was Abby MacCallister with 16 well-earned points, followed by Ally Ragusa with 6 points, Jamie Munroe (4), Maisan Ngyuen, Lily Gigante and Jaylee Howard all with 2 points. Solid defense by Howard, MacCallister and Nguyen and outstanding rebounding by Munroe, Ragusa and Gigante kept our team in the game. Good luck to all the teams as we move on to March Madness!!
Storm: 6 vs. Rockets: 14
The undermanned Storm went up against a fully staffed Rockets team who were ready to play! It was a slow back and forth game through the 1st and 2nd quarters. After half time the Rockets offence started cooking through the 3rd and 4th quarters and the Storm defense could not keep up. This was Storm’s 2nd loss to this Rockets team and a total 4 losses for the season, giving them a final season record of 6 wins and 4 loses, finishing tied for 2nd place for the season!! Go STORM!!! Stats: Charlotte Morris (4 points) and Liv Ronan (2 points)
Sparks: 27 vs. Comets: 26
Sparks defeated the Comets on 2/24 in overtime play. Shanice E. rebounded. Layal M. scored. Elli M. played great defense. Mady M. had a steal. Maddy P. rebounded. Emily P. scored a 3-pointer. Christina R. had a steal. Lily V. played great defense.