Honesdale Biddy Basketball Association teams turned in one exciting performance after another this past weekend at Lakeside Elementary...much to the delight of Maple City fans.
After just two weeks of regular season action, a pecking order is already beginning to emerge in both brackets of the Honesdale Biddy Basketball Association.
The Frogs, Blazers and Hawks are each undefeated in Senior Division action, while the Sixers, Bullets and Spurs remain perfect on the Junior Division scene.
Another full slate of contests is scheduled for this coming weekend. All games will be played at the Lakeside Elementary School gym.
Senior Division contests take place Saturday and Junior Division battles on Sunday. Come out and support the "next generation" of Hornet hoopsters!
Week Two competition tipped off Saturday evening with a hard-fought game between the Cavaliers and Rockets.
Thanks to an offensive explosion from Colin Rickard, the Cavs rolled to a 19-12 triumph.
Rickard scored 11 of his game-high 15 points in the second quarter when the Cavs took control for good.
Robbie Campen tallied six in a losing effort for the Rockets.
Saturday's second game saw the Bullets race out to a big early lead, then cruise to an eventual 28-17 victory over the Falcons.
Ben Williams powered his way to 12 points in pacing the Bullets. He received help from teammates Sebastian West (eight pts) and Shea Stanton (six pts).
Tanner Box led the Falcons with six points, while Drew Kenowsky and Justin LoBasso chipped in with four apiece.
The Sixers upped their record to 2-0 with a dominating defensive effort. Coach Bill Rogers’ lads held the Hornets to single digit scoring en route to a 22-9 decision.
Cole Bannan scored all six of his points in the first quarter for the Sixers. Nick Vlacich tallied five and Kane Rogers added four.
Ethan Dunn (four pts), Elijah Hanson (two pts), Max Land (two pts) and Garyn Barnes (one pt) accounted for the Hornets' offense.
The Week Two Junior Division finale saw the Spurs and Lakers battle right down to the wire. When the final buzzer sounded, the Spurs had their second win of the season...a 19-16 thriller.
Shane Donovan and Tanner Kinsman paced a balanced Spurs attack with four points each.
Anthony DeGori netted six in a losing effort for the winless Lakers.
Sunday's Week Two opener was a wild one in Senior Division action.
The Hawks used a dominant second quarter to record a 33-29 win over a scrappy Mavericks squad.
Tristan Petroski led the way for the winners, muscling his way to 18 points in then post. Konnor Burke also turned in a solid effort and wound up with nine.
Nick Krempasky was a one-man wrecking crew for the Mavs. The silky smooth guard rattled the rims for a game-high 19. Nick drained one long-distance trey and enjoyed a 4-for-6 stint at the charity stripe.
Sunday's second game was a defensive struggle in which the Frogs dealt the Cards a 15-11 setback.
Spencer Goyette tallied seven for the victors. He was aided & abetted by Evan Bass who added six.
Tom Minella led the Cardinals offensive assault with nine.
The Senior Division Week Two finale gave the fans their money's worth as the Blazers held on for an emotional win over the Bulls. The final score w 17-16.
Jack Rickard and Dan Figura went toe-to-toe in this game, which wasn't decided until the waning moments of regulation.
Rickard scored eight of his team-best 10 points for the Blazers in the fourth quarter. Figura was equally impressive. The Bulls' guard recorded eight of his 10 (including a pair of deep treys) in the final stanza.
Ryan Novobilski chipped in with four for the Blazers, while Mark Ambrose added six for the Bulls.