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Basketball action heats up in Wishful Thinking Summer League

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 8:00 AM

Action has picked up in the Wishful Thinking Summer Recreation Basketball League, with play in three divisions -- middle school boys, girls and high school boys.

In the high school boys division, Bryan Stanavich scored 23 points for Andrew's Bounce Rentals White Water in a 51-44 win over the Martin Family Squirrels, who were led by 23 points from Jemal Robinson. White Water also recorded a 49-30 win over Mohawk Valley Ortho Men in Black, getting 13 points from Connor Pingitore to counter Tyler Cranker's seven points for Mohawk Valley Ortho.

Keyshawn Arnold scored 18 points in leading the Country Feed Mad Dogs to a 49-37 win over Capston Cuddy Dreams, which got 16 points from Jason Lozada. Capstone came back with a 45-36 win over Czeski Family Team Curvy behind 15 points from Chris Natoli, while Team Curvy was led by Asa Barnhill's 15 points.

The Harkins Family Brayden's Bulldogs scored a pair of wins -- a 41-36 victory over Russo's Sharks behind 22 points from Anferny Aponte and a 53-44 win over Bryant & Stratton Bulldogs, who got 17 points from Hector Rodriguez. Kory Bergh, who scored 10 points for Russo's in the loss to Harkins Family, scored 20 points to lead the Sharks to a 46-42 win over the Adirondack Mattress Beavers, who were led by Anthony Aponte's 14 points.

In the final high school boys game of the week, Derek Odie scored 13 points to lead the Liberty ARC Gators past the Baldwin Associates Bears, 42-34. Ben Rhodes scored eight points for Baldwin Associates.

In the middle school boys division, Jordan Jackson scored 26 points to lead Dr. Rao's Owls in a 56-31 win over Doodyz Kicks Mambas in Week 2. Jackson also scored 23 points in a 65-20 win over the Crystal Bar Carbs, who were led by Jake Shaw's seven points.

DeAnthony Colon scored 32 points to lead the Youth in Action Huskies in a 63-62 thriller over the Putnam Insurance Ducks. Colon also scored 13 points in a game against the Poof Club Tropicana Thunder, but Andre Jackson's 24 points led Poof Club to a 57-27 win. Tropicana Thunder also scored a 36-32 win over Crystal Bar Crabs behind 12 points from Mikey Gomez, while Chuchu Ortiz had 15 points for Crystal Bar.

Carlos Muniz had 14 points to lead the Mingo Movers Novas to a 51-38 win over Merv's Auto Repair Pilots, which got a game-high 18 points from John Page. St. Mary's Sting Rays were led by 12 points from Jaden Fallen in a 46-34 win over the Brooklyn Pizza Gorillas, who got 23 points from Elias Sanchez. Sanchez also had 22 points in leading Brooklyn Pizza to a 51-22 win over the Putnam Insurance Ducks, who were paced by 11 points from Willie Brown.

In other middle school action, Chris Parker's 20 points led St. Mary's Sting Rays to a 46-26 win over the Alpin Haus Armadillos, who were led by 12 points from Zamar Joseph; Edrian Ortiz's 18 points led Merv's Auto Repair in a 42-41 win over Doodyz Kicks Mambas and leading scorer Tucker Clark's 16 points and Ozzy DeJesus scored 31 points in leading Alpin Haus to a 31-28 win over Merv's Auto Repair, which got 12 points from John Page.

In the girls division, Giana DeRosa led Fantastic Sams Foxes to a pair of wins, scoring 13 points in a 25-23 win over the MCT Bank Hornets and 15 points in a 47-23 win over the Tracee's Salon Pugs. Jarey Aponte led MCT Bank with six points and Lucia Liverio led Tracee's Salon with nine points to lead their respective teams in defeat.

Olivia Lazarou scored 18 points to lead Gabriel Contractors Gazelles to a 28-24 win over MCT Bank, which got 12 points from Yarlyn Toro. Lazarou also scored five points in Gabriel Contractors' 21-20 win over the Extreme Looks Zebras, who got 11 points from Taylor Flint. In the final girls division game, Emma Gomez scored 16 points to lead Tracee's Salon to a 16-15 win over Extreme Looks, which was led by six points from Flint.

-- Staff report


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