Napa and Sonoma defeat Cosmo Plumbing, 23-18

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In a well-played game by both teams, Napa and Sonoma Restaurant defeated Cosmo Plumbing, 23-18. Shannon Kern was the leading offensive player for Napa, scoring 10 points and controlling the flow of the game. Sarah Smith continued her strong play, scoring 4 points and playing a heads-up game.

Ashley Ferrera helped out with 3 points and Andy Espanal pitched in with 2 points. Gina Depperman played a strong defensive game, helping to hold down a very talented Cosmo team. Colleen Brennan and Christine McGrory played a strong game at the guard position for Cosmo.

In a defensive battle against a physical Berardi Bakery, Napa and Sonoma Restaurant held on for a 20-16 victory. Berardi Bakery jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead, led by talented Maria Montoya, who finished up with 10 points for Berardi. Kern led the comeback for Napa, scoring 13 points in a very exciting and loud game.

Catherine Senesi chipped in 4 points for Napa and continues to improve every week. Finishing up the scoring for Napa was Sarah Smith with 1 point and Ferrera with 2 points. Arriana Barongi had a strong defensive game under the boards for Napa, helping to pull down rebounds. Maria Moyola continues to play a strong point guard position where she improves every game.

In an exciting game, Cosmo Plumbing wrenched a win away from Berardi Bakery. Cosmo’s Colleen Brennan led the offense with 6 points. Christine McGrory and Jenna Fogelman also contributed offensively.

Aggressive defense and rebounding by Amy Dhaliwal and Jaclyn Kulogowski were key parts to the win. Practice paid off as Samantha LiTrenta sparkled on both offense and defense, and Tatiana Celcis iced the win with her free throw late in the game. Berardi’s Chrissy Kuzniewski and Christina Trezza played a tough defense and kept the game exciting till the final minutes.

Girls’ A Division

In an entertaining and exciting game, Whitehouse Restaurant beat Dr. Donald Musaffi Chiropractor, 27-15. Rei Lem played a great game, scoring 13 points, followed by Corinne Lippert, with 9 points. Monica Ng had 5 points and did a great job rebounding, along with Brittany Famighetti, who scored 2.

Helping Whitehouse hold on to the win were Jessica Piccolino and Katie McGrory, who played great defense. Lacey Losgar’s rebounding and defense were a great asset to the team. For Musaffi’s team, Samantha McNamara played great offense, scoring 7 points. Inum Kahn and Melissa Clavin had 4 points each.

In an entertaining game, Graziano Ravioli and Greater Whitestone Taxpayers tied, 17-17. Graziano’s offense was lead by Amanda Bell, Nicole Naposki and Manuela Uribe. Taxpayer’s high scorers were Harriet Skivis, Lisa Sanzo and Eleana Brandes.

Bantam Division

Lee’s Jewel Box defeated a tough Blue Ribbon Travel team, 28-26. The game was close throughout as each team showed a tremendous effort. Ben Tockarshewsky led the scoring for Lee’s with 16 points, while Anthony Andreani had 10 points and Dustin Lee had 2 points.

Joe Roberti and Nevin Maricic led the defense with key steals down the stretch. Max Popper had 4 key assists in the last quarter. John DiSlavo played very well in the back of the zone. Tony Zorillo had 18 points for Blue Ribbon Travel and George Zorillo had 4.

JAM Service Company continued to play exciting basketball in overcoming Lee’s Jewel Box, 32-17. Lee’s was led by the duo of Kenny Lehr and Patrick Berndt, each registering a double-double with 12 and 11 points, respectively, and 10 rebounds each.

David Hazim also had a big game with 5 points and numerous key steals. Mike Gallagher had two big first-half baskets to get JAM back in the game while Sal DiMaria, Jose Hasng, Francisco Kyriocuv and Jeremy Mejia played the hustling defense that enabled JAM to pull away in the second half. Lee’s was led by excellent games from Tockarshewsky with 5 points and Lee with 10 points.

Stitches and JAM Services hooked up in a fast-paced, very well-played contest that saw Stitches prevail, 30-27. JAM held the lead for almost the whole game, leading 25-20 going into the last four minutes.

Stitches came out in the final period, however, and scored two quick baskets to get within one. Stitches then took its first lead of the game with less than a minute left, but Kenny Lehr hit a 15-foot jumper to give JAM the lead with 25 seconds on the clock.

Two clutch baskets by Derrick Capponi in the last seconds gave Stitches the win. For Stitches, Logan Frankel, Derrick Capponi, George Tsiklides and Steven Foley were outstanding. Jam’s Patrick Berndt had a great all-around game with 15 points, while Kenny Lehr had 10 points and a final second steal that almost gave JAM the win.

Minor Division

Pizza Chef played an outstanding game by defeating E&S Appliances. A well-played game by both teams. Pizza Chef offensive stars of the game were John Montoya, who led the team with 10 points, Joey Depperman with 7 points and Joe Shade with 5 points.

Outstanding defense played by Michael Kern, Nick Coppolino and Chris Franceschini kept E&S in check most of the night. Great rebounding by Steve Chou throughout the game. For E&S, Jason Brandis, Chris Caccioppo and Daniel Santeufemia played an outstanding game.

Pizza Chef beat Carvel of Whitestone, 39-21. Great shooting by Montoya with 11 points and Joe Shade with 8 points. Kern, Franceshini and Depperman all chipped in with 6 points each. Great defense from Coppolino and excellent rebounding by Anthony Romanelli and Chou. Outstanding playing by both Max Meltzer and Tommy Schreiber of Carvel Ice Cream.

In a classic overtime battle, Carvel of Whitestone defeated VFW, 51-49. Meltzer led all scorers with 20 points, including a big three-pointer to tie the score at 44.

Mike Wiederhold added 14, and Joe Lumley had 10 points and 18 rebounds. Schreiber added 2 points and tenacious defense by Anthony Romano, Jonathan Soto and John Plucino led Carvel. VFW was led by Nick Katakiledes and Anthony Scifo, each with 16 points.

Carvel of Whitestone defeated Boars Head, 40-34. Joe Lumley had his second straight double-double with 10 points and 21 rebounds. Meltzer added 14 points, Mike Wiederhold contributed 13 points, and Anthony Romano’s huge driving layup led Carvel to victory. Boars Head took an early fourth-quarter lead, led by Giancarlo Santillo, Chris Garthwright and Elliot Nasser before Carvel regained control and won.

Carvel of Whitestone defeated Duffner and Voight, 36-23. Hot shooting by Meltzer, 15 points overall, helped Carvel get out to an early lead. Carvel led 26-14 at halftime. Duffner and Voight rallied in the third quarter to cut the lead to 26-22, but key baskets by Schreiber, Wiederhold, Plucino and Romano and clutch free throws by Joe Lumley sparked Carvel to victory. Duffner and Voight was led by Glen Barker, 6 points; Oscar Martinez, 5 points; and Mike Jensen, 4 points.

Novice Division

A clutch outside shot by Jenna Schiffman with 15 seconds left in the game helped a shorthanded Pee Wee Folks Preschool win its fifth straight game and a perfect 5-0 record by the score of 22 to 19. Tom Foley, Mike McCutchen and Jenna Schiffman all had great all-around games.

In the Novice B division, Team 2 earned its first victory of the year defeating Team 1. Team 2 was lead by the great rebounding of Mike Andino, Taner Balkayer, Dion Omar Abbasand and the great ball handling of Morris Richards and Anthony Bradica.

Team 1 was led by great scoring from Constantine Pougiouklidis, Chris Koukias, Jordan Chateau and Tommy Renner. Team 1 also received valiant efforts from Anthony Scarallo, John Sideris, Dylan Levy and Dionysios Vangelatos. Kevin Reynoso, Simon Sruishetal and Arian Florez played excellent defense. Ismael Nehhas, Eli Velasquez and Marino Kokolis led their team in a gallant come back effort that fell just short of victory.

In an exciting game, Team 4 beat Team 2, 21-12. Scoring for Team 4 was Travis Lippert, 15 points; Joseph Almodovar, 4 points; and Brian McGann, 2 points. Great defensive playing by Stephen Mirtsopoulos, John Doyle, Brandon Capponi, Constantine Dakis and Gregory Pittarresi helped to hold on to the win. Scoring for Team 2 was Jordan Chateau with 8 points, and Constantine Pougioklidas with 4 points.

Major Division

In a real thriller, Varsi Deli prevailed over Graham Restoration, 51-50. It was an exciting, well-played basketball game, as Varsi held the lead for most of the first half only to have Graham take a nine-point lead in the third quarter. It all came down to the last four minutes as both teams had opportunities to put the game away.

Keith Caparelli’s basket with 18 seconds left gave Varsi the lead and proved to be the winning margin. Varsi was led by Caparelli’s 24 points, Jose Barcena with 15 points and Amit Chada with 10 points. Graham was led by excellent games from Tommy Franchesini, Phillip Leist, Joe Graham and Erhan Sencer.

Updated 10:26 am, October 12, 2011
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