Lancaster Parks & Recreation fall, winter basketball weekly highlights
Wizards 43, Hawks 40
The Wizards came out playing strong with tough defense and balanced scoring. As tough as the Wizards were playing, the Hawks simply would not go away. With four minutes left in the game and the Hawks down 10, they stormed out of a timeout and for the next 3 minutes chipped away at the lead until it was all tied up 40-40. Unfortunately they could not complete the comeback as the Wizards reorganized and Kyle Kindred made a crucial free throw at the end of the game to put it away for good. Kyle finished with nine points. Connor Sullivan led all scorers with sixteen points. Nate Martens chipped in ten and the Nicpon brothers Jason and Joe had six and two, respectively. Kyle Kirsh, Kyle Backert, and Jacob Jerebko each had twelve points while Ben Conwell added another four in the losing effort.
Sixers 53, Magic 40
This high scoring tilt was fun to watch down to the last minute. The Sixers came in with big man Joe Biniaszewski dumping twenty-three points to lead all scorers while also adding eleven boards. Although the Magic didn’t have an answer for Biniaszewski they fought hard on the offensive end and kept up with the Sixers well into the 2nd half. Point Guard Nathan Adamec added fifteen points while Ryan Hopkins complimented the post play with six points of his own. Aaron Biniaszewski chipped in four points while Mason Benz and David Peita had three and two points, respectively. The Magic (0-1) had a well-balanced stat sheet with Josh Schaner leading the team with eleven points. Johnny Rogowski played nicely at the point adding eight points while dishing out six assists. Jason Glauser chipped in six points while Tim Molik, John Ostermeier, and Brett Kaska each added four points.
Raptors 58, Heat 27
The Raptors came out swinging and made a case for being the best in the league as they won big against the Heat. After the 1st half, things looked close with the Raptors building a 24-15 lead. However, Mike Niewiemski exploded in the 2nd half scoring 18 of his 26 points to lead all scorers. Following Mike’s lead were Colin Reformat adding in sixteen points while Trevor Perkins chipped in six and Kyle Bobeck knocking in four points. Troy Gooch led the Heat in a losing effort with nineteen points of his own. Ryan Mansell had four points while Mike Digiacomo and Micah Wright added two points apiece.
Wolves 46, Rockets 20
The Wolves came into the game looking for strong defense and balanced scoring, and they got it. They quickly jumped out to a 34-9 lead by halftime with Conor Sullivan scoring all ten of his points in the first half. They shifted to cruise control in the second half playing mistake-free basketball as they went on to win, 46-20. Alex Barbaro led the team with eleven points while Kevin Walter was close behind with nine. Joe Barberio added in six points and five other players each had a bucket. Andrew Helenbrook led all scorers with 18 points in the losing effort while David Farace chipped in two points to round out the scoring for the Heat.