Duncan pushes past Gourmet in adult basketball finals
The Anna Maria Island Community Center saw a tug of war played in the gym July 15.
But it was basketball.
Duncan Real Estate put up a strong fourth quarter to break open a close game and defeat Island Gourmet 65-49 in the adult basketball championships July 15 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The game was a tug of war in the early going. With the score 6-6 late in the first quarter, Jonathan Moss hit back-to-back three-pointers to put Duncan ahead 12-6 as the quarter came to an end.
The second and third quarters were more of the same. Just when it seemed Duncan was going to pull away, Island Gourmet would claw its way back into the game. The third quarter came to a close on an offensive rebound putback by Gourmet’s Eric Wicks to make the score 40-38 in favor of Duncan.
Then the wheels came off the Island Gourmet train. Duncan outscored them 25-11 in the final quarter behind 9 points from Jordan Demers and 7 points from Joe Combs to ice the game.
Demers led Duncan with 20 points, including three 3-pointers. Ray Gardner added 19 points and five assists. Combs chipped in with 9 points and nine rebounds, while Moss finished with 7 points and four rebounds in the victory.
Dale Smith scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Island Gourmet, which also received 12 points from Scott Elisio and 10 points from Craig Boers. Justin Jones added 9 points and five rebounds in the loss.
Flag football takes off
The center’s NFL football summer league is underway with youth games Monday and Wednesday evenings on the center field. Playoffs get started Aug. 6 and a Super Bowl contest will be held Aug. 11.
The 11-17 division saw AMI Sportszone Seahawks destroy Barke & Company Saints 41-12 in July 16 action. Michael Latimer ran for two touchdowns and passed for three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks. Jake Ross contributed a pair of touchdown receptions, while brother Andrew ran for a touchdown in the victory.
The Saints were led by the McCrackens. Tuna McCracken connected with sister Hannah McCracken for the only offensive score, while Tony Sperduto added to the score, taking an interception for a touchdown.
The second game of the evening saw AM General Store Buccaneers edge Eat Here Lions 26-25 with Silas Banyas’ extra-point reception being the difference in the game. Burke Hill and Lucan Heffernan scored two touchdowns each to lead the Buccaneers to victory.
Cody Tsai threw for three touchdowns to lead Eat Here in the loss. He connected with Hagan Powers, Cole Tomin and Angelina Sculco.
Eat Here Lions devoured Bark & Company Saints 32-7 during 11-17 division action July 18. Lane Burnett led the way with two touchdowns and an extra point, while Hagan Powers added two touchdowns. Cole Tomin added a touchdown and Steele Quinard chipped in with an extra point to round out the scoring in the victory.
The 8-10 division saw the Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys edge AMI Seahawks 7-6. Will Batey connected with Ozzy Lonzo on a touchdown pass and an extra-point pass to lead the way to victory.
AMI Seahawks was led by Cash Carter, who connected with Bryon Law for the only score in the loss.
The Seahawks turned the tables on the Cowboys in July 18 action, earning a 25-22 victory behind rushing touchdowns from Evan Christenson, Jeremiah Sculco and Ben Brashear. Bryron Law added a touchdown reception to the victory, while Brashear added an extra-point reception.
The Cowboys were led by Will Batey, who threw for two touchdowns, while also catching a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion. Ozzy Lonzo and Travis Bates each added touchdown receptions with Bates chipping in on a two-point conversion.
Indoor soccer continues
The indoor soccer league continues at center with games Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
In the 8-10 division, Air & Energy and Bowes Imaging are tied for first place with 2-1 records, while Gulf Bay Realty is 0-2.
Southern Greens leads the 11-14 division with a 3-0 record followed by Island Dental Spa, alone in second with a 2-1 record. Dojo Martial Arts is 1-2, while Beach Bistro, still in search of its first win, sits at 0-3.
Bowes Imaging Center rolled to a 7-3 victory over Air & Energy July 16 behind three goals from Garrett Laflamme and two goals from Noah Wampole. Lincoln and Breya Sauls completed the scoring with a goal each in the victory.
Air & Energy was led in the loss by a goal each from Adrian Zamora, Will Carroll and Michael Coleman.
In 11-14 action July 18, Island Dental Spa edged Beach Bistro in a penalty-kick shootout after the teams played to a 4-4 tie through regulation. Ryan Joseph and Javi Salgado converted penalty kicks for Island Dental Spa, while Robbie Fellowes was the lone Bistro player to convert.
Salgado scored twice in regulation to lead Island Dental Spa, which also received a goal each from brothers Dylan and Ryan Joseph in the victory.
Fellowes led Beach Bistro with three goals, while Connor Mulhearn added one goal in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Southern Greens roll past Dojo Martial Arts 10-0 behind three goals from Gavin Walker and two goals each from Nate Bettger, Brooke Capperelli and James Richards. Preston Walker completed the scoring for Southern Greens.
Key Royale golf news
Nine Key Royale players braved rainy conditions to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 15.
Janet Razze fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place by one stroke over Kathy Porter, who finished alone in second with a 2-under-par 30. Debi Wholers and Liz Lang both fired 2-over-par 34s to tie for third place.
Two teams emerged from pool play during July 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. In the championship match, Sam Samuels and Steve Grossman outscored Jerry Disbrow and Bob Heiger 22-13 to claim the day’s bragging rights.
Two teams also advanced to the knockout round during July 19 horseshoe action. In a tight battle, Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow edged Steve Doyle and Tim Sofran 21-17 to win the day.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.