Little Cagers Basketball Results (Edition of March 13)
Thursday March 13, 2014 | By:The Sun Staff | Sports
Hamburg Boys ages 11-12
(Recent game highlights)
Liberty Solutions 34, Russo Development 26
Liberty Solutions gained its first win of the season by playing an up-tempo game in the second half. Jacob Minniefield hit two key baskets down the stretch to ice the victory. Kyle Zak played a strong game for Russo Development. Liberty Solutions has scored 34 points in all three of its games.
Jimmie’s Pizza 39, Buffalo Rehab Group PT 36
Jimmie’s Pizza played short-handed, with only six players, but still pulled out the win. Brett Hilton led all scorers on the day with 25 points and was helped by key defensive plays from Jake Jackson and Spencer Nyhart. Benjamin Renzoni and Benjamin Chase controlled the boards throughout the game. Sean Dlugosz had two steals in a losing effort.
Kitchen Creations 36, Dick’s Sporting Goods 16
Kitchen Creations came out strong at the start and cruised to victory. Matthew D’Orlando and Austin Calhoun led a balanced scoring attack for the victors. Joey Ingrando was the leading scorer for Dick’s.
Erie Metro FCU 39 , Village of Hamburg Rec. 39
In the most exciting game of the day, Erie Metro and the Village of Hamburg Recreation team played to an overtime tie. Nathaniel Hoellig finished with 15 points for Erie Metro, including hitting two free throws in overtime. John Haberman also had a key basket in overtime for Erie Metro. Lucas Theisen had 23 points while playing an unselfish game for the Village Rec team. Mitchell Cole scored in OT to keep the game tied. The Brooks brothers, Christopher and Jonathan, completed the scoring for the Village Rec.
Liberty Solutions 41, Village of Hamburg Rec 35
Ryan Zablonski and Tanner Fadale managed the fast-pace offense of Liberty Solutions in the win. Jacob Minniefield threw in 14 points to help in the victory. Hayden Mumbach and Jacob Sortisio played well for Hamburg Rec. A second-half comeback attempt was started by a pretty assist from Jarrett Janowsky to Lucas Theisen, who led his team with 15 points.
Buffalo Rehab Group PT 38 , Dick’s Sporting Goods 17
After a close first half of play, Buffalo Rehab broke the game open by outscoring Dick’s 25-7 in the second half. Jack Bickerstaff and David Lambert led the charge. Joshua Skelley, Mathew Kennedy, and Adam Burke had strong games in a loosing effort.
Kitchen Creations 41, Steve Baldo Dealerships 39
In the closest game of the day, Mathew D’Orlando had 14 second-half points to finish with a game-high 20 in the win. Joshua Nagele forced a turnover down the stretch to insure the victory. Brandon Dunz was the leading rebounder in the game and pumped in 16 for Baldo’s. Also for Baldo’s, Tyler DePreta canned a shot from NBA range.
Erie Metro FCU 41, Jimmie’s Pizza 27
Michael Heilig was a force playing at the top of the defense and making it difficult for Jimmie’s to start an offense. He went the length of the floor with a steal to score . Chris Jones had 11 points for the victors. Dominic Donohue led Jimmie’s in rebounds while Joshua Cerrone and Zach Bartelo were both able to play shut-down defense.
Hamburg Boys ages 13-15
(March 8-Playoff highlights)
Hearing Health Center 58 Buffalo Niagara Realty, 41
Hearing Health Center got balanced scoring from several players, including 9-point efforts by Nick Impaglia and Andrew Ellis, in the victory. Damian Host played tough defense while chipping in a bucket. Buffalo Niagara Realty got a 21-point performance from Dan Reilly. Josh Riordan made a 3-point shot in the second half, and Jason Jaskolka had 5 hard-earned first-half points for his squad in the loss.
Village of Hamburg Recreation 31, Rooth’s 30
An unbelievable finish to the game was capped by the Village of Hamburg’s Kevin Hoen scoring the final eight points for his team in the game’s last minute, including a game-winning shot at the buzzer. Tyler Bollinger and Gage Hilton hustled hard and played good defense. Rooth’s got several timely rebounds by Brennan Kilcoyne, and also received solid all-around games from Andrew Szczublewski and Jacob Walters in a near upset.
Tammy’s Tots 56, West Herr Automotive 34
A strong, 12 -point offensive showing by Alex Boglev paved the way for Tammy’s Tots, who also got 8 points from Trevor Govenettio. Mike Damico made all of his free-throw attempts in the win. West Herr received a solid effort from Zach Setera, who finished with 9 points. Joey Groth made an early 3-point shot, and Cole Heferle passed the ball well in the loss.
Kanaley’s A.C. 41, Drs. Bitka & Travagliato 28
Stefan Marjanovic keyed an early run for Kanaley’s A.C., with six first-half points. Will Anderson’s shooting netted him 8 points, and Sean Wilde had several blocks for his team in the victory. Drs. Bitka & Travagliato got solid second-half offensive performances from Kyle Shuttleworth and Pat McGowan, while Diego Velasquez showed noteworthy enthusiasm and sportsmanship.
Strictly T’s 49, Century 21/Ganey 39
Jacob Genzel gave his team a dominant all-around showing for Strictly T’s, fwhile inishing with 9 points. Chris Bellanca also had a good offensive output, contributing 10 points, and Alex Alessi drew several fouls in the win. Century 21/Ganey got 5 points from Louis Fiorello and Josh Habermehl, while Dante Stachowski had a noteworthy second-half sky hook bucket in the loss.
Hamburg Girls ages 11-14
(March 8-Playoff highlights)
Chiacchia-Fleming 33, Dick’s Sporting Goods 20
Top-seeded Chiacchia-Fleming broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring Dick’s Sports 13-3 to advance to the league’s championship game on March 15 at Armor Elementary. Mackenzie Muldowney led the way for C-F with 11 points, Jane Chiacchia knocked down 8 and Taylor Strawbrich had 3 while grabbing 6 rebounds. Dick’s Sports hung tough throughout the contest but the team’s efforts fell short. Brianna Gray finished with 3 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks for DSG, while Riley McGloin finished with 3 points and 4 rebounds. Kayleigh Govenettio had a solid game at both ends of the floor.
GT Junior Jackets 28, Village of Hamburg Rec 16
The second -seeded GT Junior Jackets outscored the Village of Hamburg Rec 19-10 in the second half to help propel the team into the finals. Leah Cabarga led all scorers as she netted 10 points for the Jackets. Hannah Trolley finished with 4 points and Julianna Miller was a dominating force underneath as she had 10 rebounds and 4 blocks to go along with her 3 points. Village of Hamburg Rec got a solid effort from Gabriella DeMeo as she knocked down 7 points and dished out 4 assists. Emma Jauch pitched in with 3 points and 5 rebounds and Megan McCann had a solid defensive performance.
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