MILLBURN, NJ - It was a busy weekend for the recreation league boys and girls basketball teams. Here are the results from Friday and Saturday's action.
4th Grade Boys
The Pacers defeated the Wizards 18-6 led by Evan Cahn and Jake Roesler who had 6 points each. The Wizards’ top scorer was Noah Silber who finished with 4 points.
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Alex Faust’s 5 points helped the Braves to a 13-4 win over the Mavericks. Ian Feldhuhn added 4 points in the win for the Braves. The Mavericks had baskets from Luke Talbert and Jared Manne in their loss.
In a great defensive matchup, the Stingers fought through for a 8-6 win over the Colonels. Owen Eller led the Stingers with 6 points in the win while Cooper Rosenstein finished with 4 of the Colonel’s 6 points. Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth quarter.
The Nets 19-7 win over the Grizzlies Friday night came from a great performance by Roger Amarante who led both teams with 6 points in the Nets’ win. Ander Berman added 5 points for the Nets – scoring all of his points in the second quarter. The Grizzlies were led by RJ DiMinni who had 3 points.
Quinn Conn’s 11 points led the Jazz to a 20-18 win over the Pistons. The Pistons made a 4th quarter comeback outscoring the Jazz 6-3, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Jazz. Pistons were led by Nathan Baris who had 6 points in the loss.
5th Grade Boys
A dominating third quarter by Dylan Wolk and the Bucks was the difference maker in their 23-17 win over the Celtics. Down 10-5 at halftime, the Bucks outscored the Celtics 11-0 in the third quarter. Nine of the 11 third quarter points came from Wolk who led both teams with 14 points. Cooper Titan led the Celtics with 11 points in the loss.
In an exciting fourth quarter comeback win, the Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 24-22 behind Adam Shur’s 6 fourth quarter points and going a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line that period. Shur would finish with a game high 10 points in the win. Gavin Boyarsky added 7 points for the Bulls in the win. The Cavaliers were led by Jake Fishkin who had 8 points in the loss.
The Hornets 35-23 win over the Heat was led by Zachary Benmorits who led both teams with 16 points. Simon Glass added another 8 for the Hornets in the win. The Heat were led by Jack Pastore and Nate Beck who had 6 points each in the loss.
Russell Schmell’s team high 12 points helped lead the Knicks to a 36-33 win over the Hawks. Chase Wexelman added 11 points in the win. The Hawks were led by Noah Ravitz who finished with a game high 19 points. Jesse Schwartz also had 8 for the Hawks in the loss.
6th Grade Boys
Samuel Berezin’s 11 points helped the Timberwolves to a 29-22 win over the Warriors. Daniel Greenberg also had 11 points for the Warriors in the loss. Alex Wilson contributed to the Timberwolves’ win adding 7 points including a three-pointer in the second quarter.
Peyton Conn’s 18 points led the Sixers’ to a 31-26 win over the Nuggets. Conn scored 8 of his 18 in the final quarter to help secure the win. Tanish Tyagi added 9 points for the Sixers. Conn and Tyagi combined going 5-for-7 from the free throw line. Jack Meyerowitz led the Nuggets with 14 points.
The Rockets had 5 players score at least 6 points in their 45-32 win over the Raptors. Andrew Dwyer led both teams with 13 points for the Rockets while James Bergman added 10 for the Rockets. The Raptors were led by Drew Karch who had 9 points in the loss.
Connor Tuths’ 14 points led the Trailblazers to a 36-25 win over the Kings. Adam Toubes added 10 for the Trailblazers in the victory. The Kings were led by David Stulberger who had a game high 13 points.
The Magic came through in overtime with a 39-36 win over the Spurs. Brian Landreman led the Magic with 15 points and Shai Abbott scored 8 to help secure the win. The Spurs were led by Chad Sachs who had 18 points including two 3-pointers.
7th and 8th Grade Girls
The Lynx defeated the Sparks 21 to 11. The Lynx were led by Amanda Heckmann, who scored 8 points and anchored the Lynx defense with 5 steals. Heckmann was supported by Olivia Regan and Katie Regan, with 6 points each. The Sparks were led by Lilianna Tomko, with 5 points in a losing effort.
The Storm triumphed against the Lazers 27 to 8. The Storm offense was led by Sophie Zangara, 8 points, and Daniella VanRoon, with 7 points. Bella Mandaglio had 3 points for the Lazers, making her the leading scorer for her squad.
The Dream defeated the Sun 13 to 5. The offensive effort for the Dream was spread between Taylor Steifman, 4 points, Lexi Lefkowitz, 4 points, and Julia Davisson, 4 points. Dani Gates made a fourth quarter foul shot to secure her teams victory, and played solid defense throughout the game. Ally Sartorius had 2 points for the Sun, in a losing effort.
The Silver Stars defeated the Shock 28 to 14. Bridget McGrath had 12 points for the Silver Stars, making her the leading scorer of the evening. McGrath was supported by Ella Singer, 8 points 6 steals, and Stella Smith, 4 points 8 rebounds. The Shock were led by Samantha Rothman, who put up 4.
4th Grade Girls
The Comets fell to the Liberty 22 to 10. Emma Woros anchored the Liberty with 8 points and 9 steals. Woros was assisted by Emily Blumhof, who also had 8 points. Woros and Blumhof were assisted by Addie Green with 2 points and Ilana Manne with 2 points. The Comets were aided by Olivia Nieman, with 4 points.
The Mercury triumphed against the Monarchs 30 to 3. The Mercury were led by Ellie Solomon, 10 points, and Mazie Solarz-Patel, 6 points. Anabelle Malin assisted the Mercury by anchoring their defensive attack. The Monarchs were led by Lyla Heath, with the only 3 points for her squad.
The Blizzard defeated the Fire 12 to 10 in a nail biting, down to the wire, fight. The Blizzard were led by Julie Kirchenbaum, and Kendal Krauser, with 4 points each. Jacklyn Mernick led the offensive fight for the Fire with 6 points.
5th and 6th Girls
The Gators triumphed against the Hawkeyes 26 to 4. The Gators were powered by Hilary Adelman, with 9 points. Adelman was assisted by Hannah Macca, who contributed 5 points to the Gators offense. The Hawkeyes had 2 points from Kendal Wall, and 2 points from Briana Fiallo.
The Hoosiers defeated the Bruins 25 to 7. Maggie Ellsworth anchored the Hoosiers offense with 8 points. Ellsworth was assisted by Maddie Bredlau, and Lexie Coulthard, with 4 points each. Willa Maurette played outstanding defense for the Hoosiers. The Bruins were led by Katie Soughan, 3 points.
The Terrapins were victorious over the Spartans, 14 to 8. The Terrapins were led by Lexie Coulthard, with 6 points. She was assisted by Julia Ebner, who had 4 points for her squad. The Spartans were led by Ella Simons, with 4 points.
The Buckeyes fell to the Tar Heels 11 to 7. The Tar Heels were led by Sadie Campbell with 6 points and 5 steals. She was supported by Cristyn McCormack, with 4 points and 6 rebounds. The Buckeyes were led by Kyra Luber, Kathleen Szott, and Julia Miller, with 2 points each.
The Blue Devils triumphed against the Sooners 23 to 10. The Blue Devels were led by Rebecca Borofsky, with 9 points and 10 rebounds. She was assisted by Lily Sternlieb with 6 points and 4 steals. The Sooners offense was assisted by Danielle Cahn, with 2 points.