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BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | January 03, 2013

LANCASTER- Girls Bantam

Bear 28 Huskies 20

The second week of the Girls Bantam League was full of action packed games. The Bears and Huskies added to the excitement. The Bears were able to jump out to a six point halftime lead 12 to 6. The Huskies were able to get within two points of the lead in the second half but their comeback fell short. The Bears were able escape for their second win of the season.

The Bears were led by the offensive duo of Brooke Bauer and Abbie Benham scoring 10 and eight points respectively. Kathryn Weidman threw in six points. Amelia Powers rounded out the scoring for the Beard with four points in the victory.

The Huskies Claudia Frys led all scorers with 12 points. The Huskies scoring included four points apiece from Allie Basher and Julia Benham.

Bulldogs 38 Spartans 8

In the second Girls Bantam League game at Como Park Elementary School, the Bulldogs came to play against their division rival Spartans. The Bulldogs won the game 38 to 8. The Bulldogs used a combination of solid defense and consistent scoring to hold off the Spartans.

The Bulldogs fierce scoring brigade was led by Madison Maciag’s career high 30 points. Stephanie Herrnreiter contributed eight points for the Bulldogs in their win.

The Spartans were led by Grace Jachmiaks six points. Madison Handley netted two points for the Spartans in their defeat.

Boys Midget

Grizzles 39 Bobcats 35

As the afternoon progressed the action began to heat up. The first Boys Midget League game of the day included a matchup between the Eastern Conference Bobcats and the Western Conference Grizzles. The game was a close one throughout. The Grizzles managed to gain the upper hand in the first half leading 17 to 16. The Bobcats were able to keep the game close in the second half bit were unable to pull out the win. The Grizzles remained unbeaten to start the season with a 39 to 35 victory.

The Grizzles scoring was led by Conor Mahony’s hot hand and his 12 points. Collin Rice played a key role in the offense with eight points. Jacob Andolina added seven points. Jacob Sebastian connected for six points. Lucas Jachmiak scored four points. Jared Rupp chipped in with two points. The Bobcats scoring for the day was led by Trevor Reformat’s game high 22 points. Ethan Moore contributed with six points. Adam Bagley’s four points and Alann Au’s three points were not enough in the Bobcats defeat.

Blazers 25 Clippers 22

In the second Boys Midget League game at Como Park Elementary School, the Eastern Conference Blazers pulled out a 25 to 22 win over the Western Conference Clippers. The Blazers came out firing on all cylinders and had a 19 to 12 halftime advantage. The Clippers were able to cut an 11 point second half deficit to three points late in the game. The Blazers put a stop to the Clippers momentum with tough team defense and the Blazers escaped with a victory.

The Blazers were led by a well balanced scoring attack that included scoring from six different players. Aiden Zerkowski and Justin Hughes scored seven and six points. Brandon Kostek had four points. Andrew Martin, Harald Rehm, Henry Hansen and Jared Rogalski tallied two points apiece in the win.

The Clippers Derek Bauer excelled with 12 points. Maximilian Harrison netted four points. Brenden Kapsiak, Nathan Lawerence and Steven Stutz two points apiece just wasn’t enough in the Clippers second half rally.

Braves 30 Nuggets 25

The third Midget league game of the day included a matchup between the Eastern Conference Braves and the Western Conference Nuggets. The Braves and Nuggets passed the lead back and forth throughout the first half. The Braves were able to take control in the second half and out last the Nuggets 30 to 25.

The Braves used stellar play on both ends of the court from Owen Adamec and his 12 points. Jakob Koska contributed six points. Nicholas Weldan chipped in with four points. Gianluca Fulciniti, Josh Conklin, Sebastian Richel and Will Kocialski completed the scoring for the Braves with two points.

The Nuggets Derek Walter and Bailey Moskal led the way for the Nuggets with 10 points and eight points respectively. Riley Quinn rounded out the scoring with six points for the Nuggets in the loss.

Thunder 32 Bulls 31

The final Boys Midget Basketball game of the day was a double overtime thriller between the Western Conference Thunder and the Eastern Conference Bulls. The game was close on throughout. The Thunder and Bulls exchanged leads late in the second half. The Bulls were able to tie the game with seconds to go in the game sending it to overtime. It took two extra sessions for the Thunder to prevail over the Bulls. The Thunder used a game-winning bucket from Johnny Peresan with 11 seconds left to lift the Thunder over the Bulls 32 to 31.

The Thunders scoring was led by Jason Mansell’s key 14 points. Maxwell connected for six points. Johnny Peresan chipped in with six points. Joe Elias netted four points. Jacob Elias scored two points in the overtime win.

The Bulls Seamus Furlong led all scorers with 16 points. Nicholas Barberio tossed in 11 points. Michael Marcezin tallied four points in the heartbreaking overtime loss.

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