PEPPERELL — The Pepperell Summer Basketball League started play on June 30 with four competitive contests.
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Narragansett Brewing Co. started the season off right, led by Tim Lane who was the high scorer with 17 points, including an emphatic two-hand dunk. Keying the win were contributions from three sets of brothers. Josh Mello scored six points, while Justin and Joe Mello added hustle and great defense. The brother combo of Umar and Usman scored eight and six points, respectively. Bert Priddle (four points) and Carl Priddle helped on the defensive side of things. Christian Lieneck and Marc Waters added four points apiece.
Stateline Irrigation made a strong showing, paced by 15 points by Kyle Buchholz. Nate Lamb finished with nine points, while Ronnie Brown and Matt Jackson added eight points each. Stateline was aggressive in their play throughout the game and at one point closed the margin to six on a bucket by Ronnie Brown. Josh Coole added four points, but it wasn’t enough as ‘Gansett pulled away in the final minutes.
Bret Chisolm had a strong game to pace the win with 23 points. Matt Schulze added 12 points, and Matt Leone finished with ten points, including a key three-pointer. Dan Towne played some aggressive defense and was an asset to the team. Nate Patterson also contributed with two points and a great block.
The game didn’t start the way that Marketamerica/ShopwithBert wanted it to. Captain Matt McElroy led the team with 14 points, followed by Adam Dombrowski with 13. They just couldn’t seem to get it going, but they were aggressive with their fast break. Ralph Rocco played some great defense and tried to spark the team with five points. Tim Moniz contibuted four points.
Pepperell Recreation Commission 55
This was the game of the night, a thrill to watch as both teams battled closely back and forth with many lead changes. Pepperell Recreation started off strongly and was shooting lights out from the field in the first half. Led by Ryan Logan who had 12 points, and the sharpshooting of Zac Saranovitz (nine points), it looked like Pepperell Recreation was going to run away with it. Zac’s brother, Alec, also scored nine points while Larry Colburn added seven. Captain Brian Saranovitz had five points and a handful of rebounds.
Not until recovering from a cold first half did Adam Garabedian change that. He was on fire in the second half and ended the game with 28 points. Dom Feralito had nine points and a chance to dunk, but couldn’t finish. Captain Joe Bisbo added a solid eight points and grabbed a few boards. Adam Codyer, Keith Briggs and Jimmy Williams added two points each. Jeff O’Connor provided moral support for his team and hopefully will be back in action soon.
Ten Broeck Ins. 33
Hegarty & Sons 26
Captain Scott Miln scored four points and showed some great team management to lead Ten Broeck Insurance. Leading scorers Jon Quigley, Scott Cobleigh and Phil Aiello all finished with five points and each hit a three-pointer. The game was a bit sloppy but things started to click for Ten Broeck Insurance in the second half. Steve Vanwormer pulled in a few key rebounds.
Hegarty & Sons was led by the Proctor brother combination of Josh (eight) and Mark (seven). Nick Morgan scored five points and had a few key blocks. Pat Collins, Matt Collins and Bobby Hegarty showed great hustle. Things were going well in the first half for Hegarty & Sons, but in the second half the game slipped out of their reach.