Sarcona Management sneaks past Rosa’s Pizza, 6-4

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Sarcona Management and Rosa’s Pizza played an outstanding game of basketball at the DG facility in Whitestone Saturday, Jan. 24. The defenses for both Novice Division teams were very strong, with the final score being just 6-4 in favor of Sarcona Management. Kalena Harris, Sabrina Rivera, and Ashley Schwenk each had baskets for Sarcona Management, while Ben Mehovic had four points for Rosa’s Pizza. All members of Rosa’s Pizza helped keep the contest close, as they played against George Brockmann, Peter Babatsikos, Derek Perez, Tom Sharkey and Lefty Tseridis for Sarcona Management.

Dwarf Giraffe Girls’ B Division

D & R General Contracting played MCF Associates and came away with a 24-15 win. Colleen Breenan scored 10 points assisted by Jaceyln Kulogowski, who scored four points and Theresa Schwank also scored four points. Jenna Fogelman scored nine points and was helped by Lacey Losgar and Rosemarie McNamee.

Dwarf Giraffe Senior Division

In the first game of the Sunday Senior Division schedule, Clintonville Restaurant defeated DePhillips Sporting Goods, 67-61. Andreas Kurumusis led Clintonville with 25 points, while Tommy Vouvoudakis and Justin Finkelman added 14 points and 13 points, respectively. Jonathan Finkelman, Dave Martin and Joe Montgomery also played extremely well for the victors. For the DePhillips team, Eddie Johnston scored 23 points and Scott Leo scored 19 points. Mena Yacoub and Matt Santeufemia played very aggressively in the defeat.

In the second game, Berardi Bakery defeated Gleason's Funeral Home, 50-45. Jonathan Matthews led the winners with 12 points, with Ray Torres scoring 11, Tommy Franceschini eight, Dan Kenny seven and Steve Koulias and Joey Graham with six points each. Joey Graham also had a monster game off the boards for Berardi. Nick Pisacano scored 19 points for Gleason’s, hitting five three-point shots in the first half. Keith Caparelli and newcomer Joe Ligotti had strong games, scoring nine and eight. respectively, and rebounding effectively.

Sunday's final Senior game saw Cascarino’s Pizzeria handily defeating Whitestone Car Wash, 73-52. Joey Mare had an outstanding game for Cascarino’s, scoring 43 points with an assortment of three-point shots and slashing drives to the basket. Anthony Kapovic and Phil Leist also contributed to the win with their gritty play. Mike Alban led the Car Wash team with 18 points while Nick Vigorito, following in his father’s footsteps, hustled all over the court making plays. As of this week there is a three-way tie for first place with DePhillips, Whitestone Car Wash, and Cascarino’s all posting 3-2 records.

Dwarf Giraffe Minor Division

In an exciting Minor Division game, the DG Sunday Morning team defeated the Boar’s Head team, 32-22. Logan Frankel, Dan Santeufemia and Leo Nin had very strong offensive games for the Sunday Morning team. Billy Brady, George Tsiklidis and Paul Tsenesidis played well defensively, while Kenny Lee and Jonathan Soto were thunderous on both the offensive and defensive glass. Ali Azizi, Tom Monte and Derek Capponi had excellent games for the Boar’s Head team. Although this was only the second win of the year for the DG Sunday Morning team, coach Frankel said he feels they are constantly improving and will hold their own during the second half of the season and the playoffs.

Dwarf Giraffe Bantam Division

In a tough game, VFW Post # 4784 defeated Harpell Chemists, 21-15. Thomas Regan and Anthony Andreani scored all of the team’s 21 points. Christopher Regan, Chris Owen and Kyle Ericlonks all played great defense. VFW Post battled through the whole game and in the last few minutes finally pulled ahead, giving them the win.

Dwarf Giraffe Senior All-Stars

In the second annual DG basketball grudge match between the adults and the Senior Division All Stars, the All Stars were victorious, 48-43. Tommy Franceschini, Ed Johnston, Zach Frankel and Phil Leist had stand out performances for the victorious Senior Division team. Joey "G", playing with an injured finger, was the backbone of the All-Star team. For the adults, Board members Dom Favalora and Jose Rodriguez displayed pin-point precision shooting, while Keith Lippert and Rick Callahan were animalistic off the boards. Tommy Franceschini and Glen Chateau survived the game, while Jay Vigorito came out of his basketball retirement to be omnipresent during the game. Finally, shortage of breath and the results of the evenings libations caught up with the adult team as the Senior All Stars pulled away to victory.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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