Wild week of action in Amsterdam rec hoops league

The Recorder, Amsterdam, N.Y.
January 24, 2015 / 21
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Neena Rao Foundation’s Eddie Harrison dribbles up the court during an Amsterdam Recreation
Basketball League game against JMB Marketing, Thursday at the Bacon Rec Center.
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JMB Marketing’s Dominick Agresta takes a shot.
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Morales dribbles the ball.
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JMB Marketing’s Vinny Pacillo looks for open teammates while
Neena Rao Foundation’s Kingston Daley plays tight defense.
Neena Rao Foundation’s Luis
Tirado handles the ball.
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JMB Marketing’s Max Hale brings the ball up the floor.
Wild week of action in Amsterdam rec hoops league
Devin Valles led three players in double figures with 20
points as St. Mary’s Healthcare topped the Sons of
Amsterdam, 57-51, in recent Amsterdam Recreation
Basketball League 7-8th grade boys division play at the
Bacon Rec Center.
Andrew Giaimo added 13 points and Peyton Ausfeld
chipped in 10 for St. Mary’s, which also got six points
from Christian Mickus, three apiece from Tremaign
Lovelace and Logan Steen and two from Spencer Flint.
Jake Greco scored 12 points and Corey Motyl scored 10
for Sons of Amsterdam. Matthew Murphy chipped in nine
points to go along with six points each for Nick Agresta
and Jeffrey Brennan, four from Michael Rocas and two
each from Angel Merced and Frank Staley.
Grades 5-6
Clear Image 45, Hype DJs 34
Yandeel Vazquez scored 13 points and Tyrell Douglas
added 12 as Clear Image improved to 6-0 on the season.
Clear Image also got nine points from Ryan Hotaling,
six from Rafferty Clark and five from Brady Naish along
with strong defensive performances by Derek Carella and
Joshua Alicea.
Dennis Collazzo starred for Hype DJs with a game-high
26 points. Jaden Lao and Jason Gonzalez chipped in four
points apiece, while Michael Lajeunesse, Xavier Acevedo,
Jason Kaminsky and P.J. Hamblin played solid defense.
Grades 3-4
CWA 1118 Red Storm 49, Post-Time/Pizarro 21
Marco Bottisti powered his way to a game-high 20
points as the Red Storm charged to a win.
Victor Dueno added 12 points for the Red Storm, while
Vincent Bottisti scored five, Louie Gonzalez and Leo
Perez each scored four and Gio Gonzalez and Darius
Gainer each scored two.
Carson Shaffer led the way with 15 points and Kai
Brennan scored six for Post-Time/Pizarro. Blake Post,
Lorenzo Pizarro, Franco Pizarro and Jordan Schmidtman
led the team’s defense with Anthony Pacillo providing
solid rebounding.
518 Flag 39, 518 Grille 36
Ceasar Thompson’s game-high 21 points helped 518
Flag improve to 5-1 on the season.
Jhai Vellon contributed eight points for 518 Flag, while
Marc Schultz scored four and the trio of Elias Castro,
Cody Hamm and Dante Soto chipped in two points
apiece. Defensive standouts were Thompson, Schultz,
Vellon and Ryan Reagan.
Ryan Savoie’s 14 points led the charge for 518 Grille.
Brodie McNeil contributed eight points, while Sammy
Hotaling and Thomas Platt scored six apiece and Dominic
Blair added two. Hotaling, Savoie and McNeil paced the
team’s defensive effort.
Grade 2
MCT Federal Credit Union 33, Cassella and Co. 24
Jude Flint fired away with 27 points to fuel MCT’s victory over Cassella and Co.
In addition to Flint’s big game, MCT got four points
from Elias Saunders and two from Julien Goris.
Ivan Valles led the way for Cassella and Co. with 16
points. Daniel Giaimo, Joshua Motyka, Carlos Reyes and
Ross Sanders rounded out the scoring with two points
Grades 2-4
Cappies 12, Post-Time/Pizarro 7
Keegan Hoefs and Helen Flint each scored four points to
push Cappies to victory.
Natalie Agresta added two points for Cappies, while
Ailani Rivera and Kayla Douglas contributed a point
With two players absent and Brooke Post leaving the
game with a fever after 10 minutes, Post-Time/Pizarro
played with four players on the floor for the bulk of the
game. Kiara Reid led the way with five points and seven
rebounds, Sophia DeRosa had two points and two assists
and both Nataie McNeil and Brianna Kelly contributed
solid all-around play.
— Staff report