The Celtics ran their unbeaten streak to seven straight Wednesday night with a 22-5 victory over the Sparks in Honesdale Missy Hoops action. The local league's regular season comes to a close this weekend with a full slate of games this weekend at Lakeside Elementary.


The Celtics kept their unbeaten streak alive in Missy Basketball Association action Wednesday evening.

Coach Janine Edwards’ team used relentless defense and a balanced offensive attack to deal the Sparks a 22-5 Junior Division setback.

With this win, the Celtics upped their unblemished record to 7-0 for the year. The Green Machine will close out its regular season slate Saturday afternoon against the Bullets.

The Sparks have a bye this weekend and finished up the campaign at 3-5. Coached by AG Howell and Pete Casazza, the Sparks appear to be headed for a #3 seed in the upcoming play-off tournament.

Wednesday evening’s second game saw the Bullets erase an early deficit, dominating the second half en route to a 17-8 win over the Jazz.

Under the direction of veteran coaches Bill Tuman and Chris Martin, the Bullets are now 6-1 on the year.

The Jazz are still in search of that elusive first win of the Junior Division season. Coach Jenna Kinzinger’s girls will play their final game of the fall Saturday afternoon against the Lakerettes.

Stay tuned to TWI Sports for full coverage of the ‘09 Honesdale Missy Basketball play-offs.

Game One
Wednesday’s opening game saw the undefeated Celtics leap out to an early lead, then cruise to victory over the Sparks.

Kiera Oakley & Anna Semler each tallied a first quarter bucket for the Celts. Then, in the second period, the dynamic duo of Sadie Borsdam & Jennson Gibbs took control.

Borsdam muscled her way to six points in the paint and finished with eight. Gibbs scored eight of her game-high 10 in the fourth quarter.

Caitlyn Robbins and Faith Howell each tallied two in a losing effort for the Sparks.

Score by Quarters...
Celtics (7-0)  4  8  0 10 - 22
Sparks (3-5)  3  0  2  0  -  5

Game Two
The winless Jazz appeared headed for a possible upset of the second-ranked Bullets early on in Wednesday’s nightcap.

Rebecca Kinzinger scored the lone basket of the opening stanza, giving the underdogs a 2-0 edge. Then, Sabrina Wood added a bucket in the second quarter and Jazz fans were stirring in the stands.

It was at this point that Jess Carney took over. The Bullets’ top scorer rattled the rims for 10 of her game-best 12 points just before intermission.

Emily Zukosky and Haley Cowger chipped in with a basket apiece, while Riley Barton went 1-for-2 at the stripe.

Mackenzie Blair and Wood paced the Jazz with three each.

Score by Quarters...
Bullets (6-1)  0  10  4  3 - 17
Jazz     (0-7)  2   2   1  3 -  8