LBA Highlights-Feb. 2, 2006

By: Laura Kropp
   There was improvement at all levels and good sportsmanship shown throughout the day as action continued in the Lambertville Basketball Association.

Third- and fourth-grade boys

Mortgage Mobility 18

Amwell Auto 17

   Mortgage Mobility won a thriller Saturday by defeating Amwell Auto 18 to 17 in overtime.
   Hunter Ploski and Clayton Hope led Mortgage Mobility with five points each. Kyle Richardson had four, and Tyler Hack and Jake Whitaker rounded out the scoring by adding two each.
   Dakota Polenz, Hunter McGuire, Dario Sabadussi, Alex Del Vecchio and Chad Moore played great defense and made several key passes during the overtime period to lead Mortgage Mobility to the win.
   Amwell Auto played an excellent game against the first-place Mobility team. Danny Begg led the Automen with 10 points. Toby Coleman had four, Myles Johnson added two, and Robbie Quinn contributed one.
   Richard Roy and Joey Quinn grabbed several rebounds. Brandon Panetta, Joseph Sedor, Charles Graycar and Alex Romeo helped run the offense for Amwell Auto and kept them in the game until the last shot.
Garefino 8

Medicine Shoppe 5

   In a great defensive battle, Garefino beat The Medicine Shoppe 8 to 5.
   Brendan Hartpence scored all eight points for Garefino within the paint.
   Jared Bogdan, Josh Phillips, John Conlon and Aaron Weber all made great passes inside for the easy baskets. Nathaniel Tettemer, Isaiah Jones, Miles Mosby, Luc Dumas and Julian LaPlante were the keys on defense to hold The Medicine Shoppe to five points.
   The Medicine Shoppe was led by Brennan Carey and Tyler Frazee who each scored two points. Collin Fritschy added one.
   Andrew Closson, Jimmy Eick, Shane Carey and Sam Tucker helped run the offense for the Medicine Shoppe and grabbed several important offensive rebounds. Ryan Godown, Jimmy Smiegocki and James Barker worked inside on defense and held Garefino to eight points.
Third- and fourth-grade girls

Body Tech Fitness 8

White Dog Studio 22

   Ellie Jarboe and Elliot Hagerty led White Dog Studio to a victory with 10 points and six points, respectively.
   Tiffany Moran and Ashley Luster played a tenacious defensive game.
   A strong game was played by Jessica Cavalloro, Amanda Myers and Cassie Barrett.
   Body Tech Fitness played an aggressive game but fell short. Cori McClelland and Madison Storcella were a defensive strength.
   Madeline Colavita and Julia Maiers were hot off the boards. Brett Lelie added speed to the game and put four points in the book. Amy Dupis led Body Tech offense at the point.
Sneakers Plus 20

Kiwanis 12

   The first quarter of this exciting game was scoreless.
   The leading scorer for Sneakers Plus was Caroline Faulkner with 14 points, followed by Cheleas O’Neil with six.
   Many assists were made by Maggie Enge and Cydney Caldwell.
   The top scorer for Kiwanis was Sarah Franzini who scored eight points, followed by Annie Hajek who had four points.
   Kiwanis played strong defensively, especially Shannon Beam, Amanda Wengryn, Zully Sandoval and Cassie Zelkovsky.
   Sneakers Plus also played great defense with Lauren Lelie and Natalie Muscatell leading the way.
Fifth- and sixth-grade girls

Mountain Top LLC 18

Zanya Spa 17

   In the most exciting game of the week, Mountain Top LLC beat Zanya Spa on the buzzer to end the game.
   Noelle Hedges shot with one second on the clock and sunk the basket for the win by Mountain Top. She had six points for the game.
   Devon Conlon led the winning team with 10 points, and Ashley Tillett contributed two points. Ashley Benthan, Alex Tucker, Kelci Dillon and Andrea Wisniewski played excellent defense, grabbed several key rebounds and kept the game close throughout.
   Zanya Spa was led by Emma Hart and Braleigh Silvestri who each scored six points. Taylor Caldwell and Dain Silvestri each had two points, and Emily Marshall added one point from the foul line.
   Ryann Tucker played a great game leading the offense for Zanya Spa. Heidi Culbertson did a great job running the point guard position.
   Both teams played a great game and received a standing ovation as the buzzer-beating shot went in to end the game.
Lambertville VFW 14

Lambertville PBA 7

   In another close game, VFW beat the PBA 14 to 7.
   VFW was led by Rebecca Williamson who had six points. Rachel Slovak and Kelly Albanir each had four to finish off the scoring for VFW.
   Mikayla Fulper and Julianna Hoff played key roles in leading the offense for VFW. Adeline Donnelly and Kyle Bodgan were the defensive stars for VFW, holding PBA to seven points.
   Lambertville PBA was led by Jasmine Assad who scored three points. Taylor Vitelli and Danielle Lelie each scored two. Melissa Aversa, Jessica Esposito, Sara Wooden and Karli Ribsam played tough throughout this exciting back-and-forth game.
   The PBA fought back, but the VFW pulled away at the end of another great game.
Fifth- and sixth-grade boys

Ken Nanni Construction 27

Pine Creek 22

   The boys picked up right where the girls left off as Nanni Construction defeated Pine Creek in a nail-biter.
   The Construction boys were led by Shawn Mosby who was unstoppable this week, scoring 21 of the 27 points for Nanni.
   Jonathan Wendeborn added four points, and Cody Stintsman finished off the scoring with two.
   Patrick Sullivan grabbed several offensive and defensive rebounds, Cody Conley played tough defense to prevent Pine Creek from scoring. George Lucas Buchanan made several key passes and played great defense for the winning team.
   Pine Creek was led by Devon Troutman who scored nine points, including a three-pointer.
   Jake Phillips had seven points, Carlos Sandoval added four, and Andrew Immordino finished off the scoring by adding two. Peter Mercer-Pontier was a key force inside.
   Patrick Ferry along with Andrew Koval ran the guard positions and made several key passes. Liam Piscetelli and Alfred Amendolara played tough and got great position to get both offensive and defensive rebounds for Pine Creek.
   Mosby was just too much today for Pine Creek to handle.
Lambertville VFW 28

Hood Floors 14

   The score does not quite reflect how close this game was.
   The score at halftime was 5 to 2. During the second half, both teams exploded for another very exciting game.
   VFW was led by Max Whitaker who scored 10 points.
   Robert Albanir had nine, including a three-pointer. Jason Shurts had five, including a three-pointer, and Chase Opdyke added four points.
   Sam McCaffrey, Kyle Tillett, Matt Centeno and Michael Faillia turned on the heat in the second half to help lead VFW to a victory.
   Hood Floors was led by Bishop Castor who had six points. Hunter Johnson also had six points by scoring two three-point shots. Javon Mitchell made two points to round out the scoring for Hood Floors.
   Brian Slack, Alex Frazee and Kasey McChesney played tough defense inside for Hood Floors and grabbed several rebounds. Daniel Voorhees controlled the boards down low. Paul McMullen and Andrew Nini did a great job in making key passes and helping to run the offense for Hood Floors.