Lancaster Recreation Basketball season tips off
Lancaster Recreation Department Girls Bantam season has begun at Como Park Elementary School. The opening game between the Bears and the Spartans was a tightly contested matchup.
The Spartans started the game off strong with a balanced scoring attack. The Spartans took the lead 12 to 10 at halftime. The Bears managed to claw their way back into the lead and hold on with a 26 to 24 victory.
The Bears scoring was lead by Kathyrn Weidman with eight points. Brooke Bauer netted six points. Ava Achtyl and Ally Miklas added four points apiece. Abbie Benham and Cassidy Kavathas combined for four points in the win.
The Spartans balanced scoring was led by Hope Harrington’s eight points. The scoring duo of Gabriella Czech and Grace Jachimiak meshed for six points apiece. Madison Handley connected for four points in the defeat.
Bulldogs 24 Huskies 22
The second Girls Bantam game also was a very close contest throughout the game. The Bulldogs were able to grab the halftime lead 14 to 12. The Huskies were able to hang tight during the entire game. The Bulldogs continued their strong play in the second half to edge out the Huskies 24 to 22.
The Bulldogs scoring tandem of Madison Maciag and Stephanie Herrnreiter led the way scoring 12 and 10 points respectively. Hailey’s Meegan’s two points were just enough for the close win.
The Huskies were led by Claudia Fry’s 12 points. Julia Benham notched eight points. Allie Basher scored two points in the Huskies defeat.
Blazers 33 Bobcats 32
In the opening game of the Boys Midget Basketball League at Como Park Elementary School in Lancaster, the Blazers out dueled the Bobcats 33 to 32. The Blazers and Bobcats passed the lead back and forth from the tip off to the final buzzer.
The Blazers strong play and fiery of scoring was led by Aiden Zerkowski and Brandon Kostek scoring 12 and 11 points. Justin Hughes tallied eight points. Zachary Krawiak added two points in the victory.
The Bobcats battled hard throughout the game but only to come up short in the end. The Bobcats kept the game close with 12 points from Trevor Reformat. Ethan Moore contributed 10 points. Adam Bagley six points, Allen Au’s two points and Donovan Metz’s two points were not enough in the loss for the Bobcats.
Braves 42 Bulls 22
In another Boys Midget Basketball game, the Braves opened their season with a victory over the division rival Bulls 42 to 22. The Braves jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
The Braves scoring brigade was led by Gianluca Fulciniti and his 16 points. Owen Adamec notched 10 points. Dominic Fuliciniti and Jacob Kaska chipped six and four points. The three amigos Josh Conklin, Will Kocialski and Sebastian Richel’s two points apiece concluded the scoring for the Braves.
The Bulls were led by Nicholas Barberio’s 14 points. Seamus Furlong netted four points. Zachary Crowe and Mitchell Klima tallied two points in the losing effort for the Bulls.
Grizzles 36 Clippers 25
The third Boys Bantam game of the day included division matchup between the Grizzles and the Clippers. The Grizzles were able to start their season off on the right track with a 36 to 25 win over the Clippers.
The Grizzles were able to get scoring from seven different players. Connor Mahony threw in 10 points for the Grizzles. The trio of Collin Rice, Jacob Andolina and Lucas Jachimak contributed six points apiece. Jake Nowicki helped out with four points. Matthew Jandzinski and Jacob Sebastian capped off the Grizzles scoring with two points apiece.
Christopher Hany and Jackson Jerebko were able to keep the game close with 13 and 10 points respectively. Derek Bauer added two points in the Bulls defeat.
Thunder 42 Nuggets 30
In the final game of the day, the Thunder was able to roll past the Nuggets 42 to 30. The Thunder used a combination of total team effort and hustle to start their season with a win. The Nuggets gave a tough fight but came up short in the loss.
A total team effort by the Thunder offensively was led by Jason Mansell’s 13 points. Maxwell Molin and Andrew Molino combined evenly for 12 points. Joe Elias helped out the cause with five points. Angelo Cravetta and Cory Paciorkowki scored four points apiece. Johnny “Basketball” Pereson and Joshua Jelonek’s two points rounded out the scoring for the Thunder.
The Nuggets Derek Walter led all scorers with 16 points. Steven Blatto threw in six points. Eric Cornell netted four points. Bailey Moskal’s and James Szymanski’s two points were just not enough in the loss for the Nuggets.