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Franklin’s Printing bests Pizza Chef, 44-20

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Franklin’s Printing defeated Pizza Chef, 44-20. Playmaker Mike Wiederhold had a spectacular game, scoring 17 points and holding Pizza Chef's leading scorer, Erhan Senser, to just nine. The entire defense was outstanding, holding Pizza Chef to one point in the first half, leading at that point 22-1. Max Meltzer added 13, Lucas Lay 12 and Angelo Castallanos two. The defense was anchored by Tommy Schreiber and Anthony Romanelli.

In a great defensive battle, Franklin’s Printing defeated Cosmo Maintainence, 39-35. Mike Wiederhold was high man for Franklin’s Printing with 17 points. Lucas Lay added 12 and was a force down low, rebounding and blocking shots. Max Meltzer scored 10 and had the tough assignment of guarding big man Jose Barcena. A collapsing defense by Anthony Romanelli and Tommy Schreiber helped Franklin’s Printing to victory. Barcena had 18 points and Mike Berndt added seven for Cosmo.

Franklin’s Printing won its third in a row, defeating Cherry Valley Deli, 42-23. Defense again was the name of the game for Franklin’s Printing. After being down 7-0 and 11-5 after one quarter, the defense took over, outscoring Cherry Valley Deli 42-16 the rest of the way. Leading the way for Franklin’s Printing was Mike Giaccio with 17 points. Max Meltzer and Mike Wiederhold both added 10 and Lucas Lay chipped in with five. Rebounds and steals coming from Tommy Schreiber and Anthony Romanelli added in the victory. Superb defense by Meltze,r holding Joe Likul to five points after the first quarter, was crucial. Likul finished with 14 points.

In a game that saw each team trading baskets, Franklin’s Printing pulled away from Baschnagel Bros. Roofing for a final score of 40-31. Lucas Lay got his second triple-double of the year, scoring 10 points, pulling down 21 rebounds, and blocking 11 shots. Max Meltzer and Mike Wiederhold each scored 12 and Mike Giaccio chipped in with six. Hustle and defense once again came from Anthony Romanelli and Tommy Schreiber. Ed Johnston scored a game-high 16 points in a losing effort. Bachnagel Bros. second leading scorer, Adam Breidbart, missed the game and will be out for the season with a broken hand.

In a high energy, end-to-end contest that saw plenty of highlights, Cosmo Maintenance outlasted a feisty Golden Autobody, 50-44. Cosmo jumped out to an early first half lead only to have Golden battle back in the second half to grab a two-point lead behind the fine play of Joey Anderkavich, Joey Depperman, Kunwar Singh and Anthony Scifo. Cosmo, however, was able to raise its game in the fourth period, as their defense tightened and several key Michael Berndt steals led to fast break baskets. Jose Barcena’s two put back buckets in the final two minutes and Andrew Lehr’s turnaround jumper in the lane sealed the win. Hilal Picovsky’s rebounding and Brendan Corrigan’s defense were also big factors in the victory. Point totals for Cosmo were Jose Barcena (22), Michael Berndt (16), Andrew Lehr (10) and Joseph Lumley (2).

DG Major Division

Graham Restoration, down by double digits most of the game, came back in the fourth quarter with only four minutes left in the game, used full-court pressure to beat New Hyde Park Amoco, 42-35. High scorers for Graham were David Anderkavich, Anthony Kapovic, and Sal Barterlino. Solid defense was provided by Joey Graham, Tommy Franceschini and Mike Gambino.

DG Bantam Division

Carvel of Whitestone defeated a strong Nappa & Sonoma team, as Chris Garthright led the offenseserving up 16 points. Steven Efkarpides pounded in seven, while Kevin Conklin, Danny Santeufemia and Andrew Silvestri added four points apiece. Defense was led by Max Popper with two steals and great hustle. Derek Lammachia led all scorers for Nappa, jamming in 10 points. Steven Mare poured in seven, while Andrew McClean pounded in six and Chris Marzano chipped in with two. Nappa’s defense was led by Mark McClean, Paul Soto and Jonathan Picovsky.

VFW Post #4784 posted a strong win, 25-24 against Carvel of Whitestone. Anthony Scifo led all scorers for VFW pouring with 16 points. Jose Salcedo connected for five, while Andrew Kovach hit for three points. Sal Devito had two steals and showed great hustle. Carvel’s offense was led by Danny Santeufemia with a career-high 12 points, Chris Garthright connected for six and Anthony Merkle hit for three points. The defense was led by Dustin Lee, while Kevin Conklin grabbed two steals.

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