Weeks 4, 5 and 6 SummariesUpdated Wednesday January 23, 2019 by Bob Hinkle.
TGBL Game Summaries – 12/15/18
Eagles: 22 vs. Wolverines: 21
Week 4 had the Eagles taking on the Wolverines. The Eagles were ahead in the game through the first 3 quarters 21-18, the Wolverines were able to shut out the Eagles in the 4th quarter while putting up 4 points and pulled out a 22-21 victory. Dakota Malizia led the Eagles in scoring with 10 points. Also contributing to the scoring was Whitney Gigante (4 points), Paige Crowley (2 points), Chloe Burns (2 points), Kimsan Nguyen (2 points) and Anya Cranston (1 points). Aislin Davis, Alanna Paquin, Claudia Melo, and Autumn Gallant provided strong support on the defensive end and helping to move the ball on offense.
The Wolverines played their best game of the season today. The last time the girls faced the tough Eagles was the season opener. We at one point of that game were down 20-0. This rematch game, both teams were for sure working hard for the victory. The first quarter we started off strong with great baskets from Tia Smith (4 points) and Molly Macdonald (2) What was very impressive was the team’s great zone defense. Sofia Pescatore was key causing turnovers for the Eagle ball handlers consistently. Juliana Lefler was instrumental with boxing out and securing both defensive and offensive rebounds. Ella MacAllister for sure was strong in the post attempting great shot selections and as well was helpful with rebounding duties for the team. Our second quarter was where the team really started to find their offensive groove. Emily Picher was strong scoring 6 points for the team. We also had a great outside jump shot from Makayla Stovesand. Alex Civitarese was back wearing her Defense Crown, again ensuring NO Eagles were getting any easy layups or second chance rebounds on the offensive side. The Wolverines found themselves trailing by 2 at the half. The second half pep talk was all the ladies needed to keep them fighting to stay in this. Morgan Crowley and Emma Lanziero came into the game for the second two quarters giving their team everything they had. We saw strong defense from both ladies, and as well each took some really nice shots. Emma was able to get a foul call while shooting, earning us a point from the stripe. The key stat to the game was the fourth quarter. Our defense again lead by ALL on our squad was instrumental to the final result. The Eagles were not able to score a point in that final quarter of play, and we were able to hold on for the win, squeaking by with a one-point difference. The girls earned this victory together. Teamwork was key for the Wolverines. Rounding out the scoring for the game were Emily Picher 8 points, Tia Smith 7 points, Molly Macdonald 4 points, Makayla Stovesand-2 points, and Emma Lanziero scoring 1 point.
Jayhawks: 17 vs. Badgers: 15
All 11 Badgers players were on hand for the game against the undefeated JayHawks. It was a low scoring affair as both teams showed great defense throughout the game. The Badgers showed strong man to man defense, rebounding and steals anchored by Adrianna Damiano, Jamie Walker, Emily Erickson and Victoria Pinto. The game was back and forth up until the last minutes of the game, where you saw Grace Russo score her first point of the season hitting a key free throw to tie the game at 15. Over the last 2 minutes of the game no team could score until there were seconds left in the 4th quarter. It was Jayhawks ball and being underneath their own basket. The ball was thrown in, where the Jayhawks player grabbed it and turn quickly for about a 10-foot jump shoot. It was a great shot as it hit the backboard and went straight in for buzzer beating score to keep the Jayhawks undefeated season intact and handing the Badgers a heart-breaking loss.
Badgers Box Score: Brooke Khourie (4 points), Haleigh Doiron, Avery Della Piana, Charlotte Morris, Julia Moura, Krissy MacDonald (2 points apiece) and Grace Russo (1 point).
Jazz: 31 vs. Suns: 29
In the game between the Jazz vs. Suns, the Jazz came out with a win. The final score was 31-29. Throughout the whole game, it was a constant back and forth battle. The Jazz knew that they had to play hard to get a win. Victoria Catazano was our leading scorer with 15 points and great defense. Aliana Kennen, Courtney Capachietti, Brianna Gagnon and Jessica Hickey had clutch points and were great with rebounds and fast breaks. Kyla McGilvery and Kiley McFadden had a lot of steals and were quick to the ball when needed. The Jazz worked as a team and played their hardest.
The Suns had another tough loss at the buzzer on Saturday, 31 to 29 to the Jazz. A very close game throughout, with no team having a big lead. That's three losses by a total of 4 points for the Suns this season. Jennie Lester, Allyssandra Rugussa, Darya Mehrabani and Emma Nowell did a good job both defensively and rebounding. The Suns scoring came from a Riley Veits game high 11, Madison Stovesand 9, Kiley Kennedy 5 and Maeve Cahill 4.
Blazers: 33 vs. Sonics: 23
The Blazers defeated the Sonics, 33 to 23. The Blazers evened the season series with the Sonics with Sam Ryan scoring twelve (12), followed by Rachel Picher with ten (10), and Maddy Montejo with eight (8). Ashley Demers chipped in two (2), Lily Gigante added one (1).
Maisan Nguyen, Alyssa Gray and Rebecca Langone, and Sam Perkins contributed on defensive side. Missing today was teammate Brooke Bunyan.
The Sonics got behind early but closed the gap late in the game. High scorer Katrina McDonald (9pt) and Christina Wentworth (7pt) landed several shots and 3-pointers in the second half. Guards Madison Kearney (5pt), Victoria Lavargna (2pt) and Juliana Ricci were fierce in the full-court press, causing turn-overs. Ava Piccolo and Isabella DeMatos were key in getting rebounds against taller players. Noeila Cura disrupted the Blazers press-break. Brooklyn DeGrechie and Erica Hinkle worked the ball into the key on offense. Great team effort in the second half comeback!
TGBL Game Summaries 12/22/18 & 1/5/19
Blazers: 42 vs. Jazz: 40
The Blazers defeated the Jazz, 42 to 40. Samantha Ryan hit a three pointer to force overtime with less than 10 seconds remaining in regulation time. During overtime both team traded baskets before the Blazers came out on top. Leading the scoring was Maddy Montejo and Sam Perkins both with ten (10) points each. Followed closely by Sam Ryan with nine (9). Ashley Demers added five (5), Lily Gigante, Rebecca Langone, Alyssa Gray and Maisan Nguyen, all had two (2) points each. Brooke Bunyan contributed on the defensive side. Rachel Picher was missing for the game.
Suns: 22 vs. Sonics: 30
The Suns took another tough loss on Saturday 30 to 22 to the Sonics. Playing with only 6, they hung in there for three quarters, but ran out of gas in the fourth. Alyssandra Ragusa and Darya Mehrabani did a good job of rebounding and limiting second chance opportunities. Sophia Brown did a good job of holding down the Sonic's point guards on defense. The Suns scoring came from: Madison Stovesand 12, Riley Veits 8, and Maeve Cahill 2. Hopefully this week the Suns will get back to winning ways. Happy New Year🍸🍸🍸
Blazers: 29 vs. Suns: 24
The Blazers defeated the Suns, 29 to 24. The Blazers won with scoring from Sam Ryan nine (9) points, followed by Sam Perkins, Maisan Nguyen, Ashley Demers and Maddy Montejo all with four (4) points each. Rachel Picher and Rebecca Langone both added two (2) points each. Lily Gigante, Alyssa Gray and Brooke Bunyan contributed on the defensive side.
The Suns had another close tough loss on Saturday 29 to 24 to the Blazers. Playing shorthanded again, the Suns gave their best effort. Down by 9 entering the fourth quarter, they cut the lead to 2, but that was as close as they could get. Emma Nowell did a good job of setting picks. Alyssandra Ragusa did her best at keeping the second chance opportunities to a minimum on defense. Their scoring came from Madison Stovesand 8, Kiley Kennedy 6, Riley Veits 4, Jennie Lester 2, and scoring 2 each for the first time this season Sophia Brown and Darya Mehrabani. Nice job girls.
Sonics: 37 vs. Jazz: 36
The Sonics and Jazz were evenly matched this week. Sonics guards Katrina MacDonald (11pts) and Madison Kearney (8pt) led fast breaks off of steals. Ava Piccolo (3pt) and Erica Hinkle pulled down many defensive rebounds. Isabella DeMatos (4pt) fiercely drove the lane for scoring opportunities. Juliana Ricci and Christina Wentworth (4pt) were great at gaining control of the ball during turnovers. Brooklyn DeGrechie played smart defense in the key to stop a late Jazz run. Victoria Lavargna (7pt) helped prevent a turnover late in the game, while MacDonald landed the game-winning shot to secure the Sonics win.
Throughout the Jazz vs. Sonics game, the Jazz had their work cut out for them. Although the Jazz lost 37-36, everyone equally contributed. Aliana Kennen was our leading scorer with 14 points, Courtney Capachietti had 8 points and Victoria Catazano had 7 points. Kyla McGilvery, Emily Tryder, Kiley McFadden and Jaylee Howard were key players on defense as well as offense and were exactly where they needed to be.
Jayhawks: 29 vs. Eagles: 15
Week 5 had the Eagles playing two games. In the first contest, the Eagles faced the Jayhawks and lost 29-15. The Eagles offense started off slow but picked up in the 2nd half including Dakota Malizia hitting a 3-point shot when time expired. Dakota led the team in scoring with 10 points. Contributing to the scoring also was Whitney Gigante (2 points), Aislin Davis (2 points) and Kimsan Nguyen (1 point). Anya Cranston, Claudia Melo, Paige Crowley, Alanna Paquette, Chloe Burns contributed to the rebounding and defensive effort.
Badgers: 26 vs. Eagles: 24
The second game of the day had the Eagles facing the Badgers. The Eagles held the lead for most of the game until late when the Badgers hit a game winning shot with less than 3 seconds remaining and beat the Eagles 26-24. Dakota Malizia led the team in Scoring with 13 points. Also contributing to the scoring was Paige Crowley (7 points), Whitney Gigante (2 points), and Claudia Melo (2 points). Kimsan Nguyen, Aislin Davis, Alanna Paquette, Chloe Burns, and Autumn Gallant contributed to the rebounding and defensive effort.
Wolverines: 26 vs. Badgers: 10
The team was ready for some basketball after the winter break. This week called for a double header. Lucky for us ALL 11 players were there to give their best efforts. Game 1 our designated players were Ella McAllister and Molly MacDonald. They split duties during our first and third quarter action, with each player contributing huge underneath with offensive and defensive rebounds, along with Alex Civitarese who was there anchoring the team with strong defense yet again. Sofia Pescatore continued to lead our squad on defense as well, causing turnovers or just frustrating the Badger guards. She had Tia Smith handling the ball for the Wolverines in the first half, along with Juliana Leffler and Jordyn St Cyr. Scoring strong baskets that first quarter were Tia Smith with 4 points and Molly MacDonald with a basket. The second quarter we had Emily Picher sub in for Tia as our point guard. She did not disappoint scoring 2 baskets and leading the charge on defense. She had supported that quarter on offense from Ella McAllister, Makayla Stovesand 3 points, and Jordyn St. Cyr who had her first basket of the season! The team was leading 17 -5 into the half. For the second half we had Morgan Crowley and Emma Lanziero come in strong off the bench. They were both instrumental keeping the Badgers out of the contest. Scoring in the second half were Tia Smith with 4 more points, Emma Lanziero with a basket, and Makayla Stovesand as well hitting a nice shot outside. The fourth quarter was all about us controlling the ball and limiting scoring which we did. Emily Picher added a free throw point and that was all we needed to seal our victory.
Jayhawks: 27 vs. Wolverines: 23
Our team just finished playing and it was time to get back out there less than 10 minutes later. We did our best to shift the players to ensure they were rested against the undefeated Jayhawks. This time Morgan Crowley and Tia Smith lead as our guards. Our designated players were Juliana Lefler and Ella McAllister again. They shared playing time during our first and third quarters. Unfortunately, the Wolverines were feeling the first game as our offense was lacking. We did get a basket from Molly MacDonald in the first quarter, but the Jayhawks were hot scoring 12 fast points. Makayla Stovesand and Jordyn St. Cyr also were playing the first half and gave their best efforts on each side of the ball. Tia Smith added a free throw point for us in the second quarter, but we found ourselves behind on the score 14-3. Our team never quits, so we talked about giving the game our all for the next quarters. For the start of the third quarter Emily Picher suited up as our point guard supported by Sofia Pescatore. Emily got us back into the contest quickly scoring 7 points. We also had some offense from Juliana Leffler and Molly MacDonald. The team now faced a 20 -14 deficit. The fourth quarter we tried so very hard to contain the hot hands of the Jayhawks guards. Again, Emily Picher added some more offense with 5 more points, and as well STRONG offense from Alex Civitarese, who had two baskets and tons of great offensive rebounds. Emma Lanziero gave it her all underneath with strong defensive skills as did Jordyn St Cyr. A great comeback effort where we just fell short. We are excited to continue our season next week.