Men's rec hoop: Carp Energy defeats Ricoh
The 2015-2016 Men’s Competitive League is underway and each and every team is vying to get their team name on the banner. Week #8 was full of excitement with a handful of players finishing above the rim. Here are the highlights.
Carp Energy 87, Ricoh 48
The week started quick as Carp Energy (5-3) and Ricoh (2-6) met in game one. The boys from Carp created its own energy with outstanding shooting throughout the first half. The team drained 11 baskets from outside the arch, as they ran out to a 46-19 halftime lead. Carp continued to build its lead in the second as every player dressed collected points. Ricoh improved its offense in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Carp cruised to the 39-point victory. Carp’s Mike Sweeney paced all players with 17 points followed by Mike Suppe and Dave Burrows, each with 13 points. Ricoh was led by Manny Medina, who had 13 points.
Subway 63, Rap’s Plumbing 49
The second game of the week featured Subway (3-5) and Rap’s Plumbing (2-6). The game was back-and-forth from start to finish. Subway closed the first half with a slight 31-24 lead behind Paul Rozanski and Dashawn Hall. In the second half, Nick Toto and Zach Howell helped close the gap with strong play. With time running out, Subway was able to pull away and secure the victory. Hall top home a game-high 25 points followed by Rozanski, who had 18 points. Toto finished the game with 19 and Howell had 13 points.
Team ROC 60, Eli’s Tavern 58
In the Game of the Week, Team ROC (5-3) and Eli’s Tavern (6-2) locked up in a key match-up for both teams. ROC is in need of stringing together some wins, while Eli’s is looking to bounce back from a loss the week before. The game did not disappoint as things got off to a furious pace with both teams matching the others. Both teams spread the ball around and scoring was balanced as Team ROC took a 31-28 lead at the break. The second half was more of the same as neither defense allowed any team to mount a significant lead. With time ticking off the clock, ROC used some timely free throw shooting and solid defense to hold off and earn the victory. Team ROC – who had every player record at least a point – was paced by James Sullivan with 13 points and Brandon Miller with 10. Eli’s was led by Tim Macinitti and Matt Woods, who each had 14 points.
Phillips Insurance 62, Total Mortgage 39
The final game of the night featured Total Mortgage (1-7) and Phillips Insurance (4-4). The insurance company built a comfortable, 26-18, lead in the first half behind six different scorers. In the second half, both teams raised their games on the offensive side of the ball, but Total Mortgage was unable to close the gap. Phillips was led by Kevin Phillips and Jay Wetherell, who each had 16 points and Joe Phelan chipped in 12 more. Matt Trumbley had 16 points for Total Mortgage, while Joe McLoughlin had seven points.
Parklane Deli 133, Kings Court 69
The second night opened with a match between Kings Court (1-7) and Parklane Deli (7-1) and it is safe to say that both left the defense at the door. The two teams combined to score 202 points in the game. The two teams hammered away both from inside and outside of the arc and seemed to never stop shooting. Parklane built a 60-37 halftime lead and exploded for 73 second half points en route to the high scoring victory. Ron Christy finished the game with a high of 45 points (including 40 in the second half) followed by Davon Pratt with 20 and Eric Murray with 19 points. Kings Court was led by Brendan Caffrey, who had a team-high 21 and Matt Salvato with 15 points.
Lynch Law Firm 67, The Lawmen 56
The second game featured Lynch Law (8-0) and The Lawmen (0-8) and the two teams played a tight game to the final buzzer. In the first half, the teams went back and forth as Matt Peterson and Gene Pettway led the firm and Bill Haas and Colin Lacey paced the Lawmen. At the end of the half, Lynch was up, 33-27. In the second half, Pettway and Zach Milslagle were on fire trading blows as the two seemed unable to miss. At the final horn, it was the Law Firm holding on for the win. Milslagle led all players with 28 points followed by Haas, who had seven points. Pettway led the law firm with 23 while Peterson finished with 10 points.
Crush Sports Café 62, Frito Lay 56
In what proved to be the game of the night, Crush Sports Café (7-1) battle Frito Lay (5-3) in another tight game. In the first half, Zach Davidson dropped eight points to help Crush sit with a 35-27 halftime lead. Donte Jones had just about half of the Frito offense with 13 points in the first 20 minutes. In the second half, Crush used its bench to grind out the victory. They had seven players get on the scoresheet, including seven from Danny Powell. For the game, it was Jones with a game-high 28 points followed by Titus McDougald with 16. Crush was led by Tristian Shields with 11 while Powell and Davidson each finished with 10 points.
Player Team Points
Ron Christy Parklane Deli 45 points
Donte Jones Frito Lay 28 points
Zach Milslagle The Law Men 28 points
Dashawn Hall Subway 25 points
Gene Pettway Lynch Law Firm 23 points
Brendan Caffrey Kings Court 21 points
Nick Toto Rap’s Plumbing 19 points
Mike Sweeney Carp Energy 17 points
Kevin Phillips Phillips Insurance 16 points
Jay Wetherell Philips Insurance 16 points
Matt Trumbley Total Mortgage 16 points
Tim Macinitti Eli’s Tavern 14 points
Matt Woods Eli’s Tavern 14 points
Manny Medina Ricoh Red Devils 13 points
James Sullivan Team ROC 13 points
Tristian Shields Crush Sports Café 11 points