Anna Maria Glass & Screen runs past ReMax in Premier
|ReMax forward Chase Parker goes strong to the hoop as Anna Maria Glass & Screen's Matt McDonough defends during Premier League basketball action at the Center.
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In Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball action, Anna Maria Glass & Screen defeated ReMax Gulfstream Realty 68-51 on Saturday, Jan. 15, behind the scoring duo of David Buck and Jake Stebbins. Buck, who finished with a game high 22 points, was unstoppable, scoring on jumpers or drives to the basket seemingly at will. Stebbins added 18 points, mostly on fast-break layups.
Glass & Screen jumped out on top early by converting several ReMax turnovers into easy layups on the way to an 18-6 first-quarter lead. ReMax opened the second quarter in a full-court press, resulting in a couple of steals and a 9-2 scoring run to pull to within 19-15. Spencer Carper had two steals and two layups, while Jordan Graeff hit two baseline jumpers during the ReMax scoring run.
Glass & Screen put an emphatic end to the ReMax rally when David Buck swished a three-pointer from the wing to spark a 14-6 Glass & Screen scoring run to close the half leading 33-21.
ReMax made one last-gasp attempt to get back into the game when a baseline jumper by Graeff and a short jumper in the lane by Carper brought ReMax to within nine points - the last time ReMax was within single digits in the game.
A three-pointer by Glass & Screen guard Derrick Gargett at the 2:36 mark of the third quarter gave Glass & Screen a 12-point lead they would not relinquish.
Zach Schields added 12 points to the Anna Maria Glass & Screen total, while Gargett finished with seven points and Chad Reed scored six. Matt McDonough and Sarah Lanzillo completed the scoring with two points apiece in the victory.
Carper scored 15 points to lead ReMax, which also received 13 second-half points from Franklin Moore. Graeff finished with eight points, while Luis Leon scored six and Alicia Ware had five. Chase Parker scored three points and Matt Skaggs had one to complete the ReMax scoring in the loss.
West Coast Air 50, IRE 49
Twenty-four points from Clay Orr and 16 points from Taylor Manning helped West Coast Air cool off Island Real Estate on Saturday, Jan. 15, in Premier Division basketball action. Brian Cziraky's four points and two points each from Anthony Rosas and Eric Fridenberg completed the West Coast scoring in the victory. Nick Sato added four points while Ian Douglas and Jamie Urch each scored two points to complete the scoring for IRE.
Josh Elsenheimer scored 23 points and Tyler Bekkerus added 20 points to lead West Coast Air Conditioning on offense. Nick Sato added four points while Ian Douglas and Jamie Urch each scored two points to complete the scoring for IRE in the loss.
West Coast Air 58, ReMax 51
Clay Orr exploded for 30 points to help West Coast Air Conditioning past ReMax Gulfstream Realty in Premier League basketball action Wednesday, Jan. 12. Taylor Manning added 14 points for West Coast, which also received eight points from Brian Cziraky and two points apiece from Todd Test, Eric Fridenberg and Jake McDonald.
Eighteen points from Spencer Carper and 12 points from Franklin Moore paced ReMax, which also received five points apiece from Chase Parker and Matt Skaggs in the loss. Kevin Gruenke and Luis Leon added four points each, while Mike Schweitzer's three points completed the ReMax scoring.
IRE 55, Glass & Screen 44
Island Real Estate received double-figure scoring efforts from three players, led by Josh Elsenheimer's 19 points, in its 55-44 Premeir League victory Monday, Jan. 10. Tyler Bekkerus added 13 points and Nick Sato had 10 points for IRE, which also received four points apiece from Jamie Urch and Phelps Tracy. Ian Douglas' first quarter three-pointer completed the scoring for IRE in the victory.
David Buck scored 17 points and Zach Schields added 10 points to lead Glass & Screen in defeat. Chad Reed and Jake Stebbins finished with four points apiece, while Eric Distelhurst scored two points and Derrick Gargett scored one point in the loss.
Division I: Observer 57, Publix 28
Longboat Observer received double-figure scoring efforts from three players during its 29-point victory over Publix on Thursday, Jan. 13, in Division I basketball action. Grant Lukitch's 19 points led all scorers, while Observer teammates Celia Ware and Kyle Aritt chipped in with 16 and 12 points respectively. Four points apiece from Forrest Schields and Blake Wilson completed the Observer scoring in the victory.
Justin Dearlove's eight points and six points from Ben Valdivieso paced Publix, which also received four points apiece from Egan Fridenberg and Breann Richardson in the loss. Brooke Fitzgerald and Hunter Hardy each contributed two points for Publix in the loss.
A&E 46, LPAC 32
Corbin Kitchen exploded for 32 points to lead Air & Energy past LPAC on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in a battle of air conditioning specialists. Garrett Secor supported Kitchen down low with 10 points, while Kyle Seawall, Will Osborne and Chelsea Crowton each added two points to the victory.
Eleven points from Whitney Bauer and 10 points from Matt Shafer paced the LPAC scoring output. Broderick West added seven points, while Ryan Guerin and Flannery McClung completed the LPAC scoring with two points apiece.
Division II: STGC 11, Galati 4
Steve Titsworth General Contractors tore down Galati Marine by an 11-4 score Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Center's Division II basketball action. Ally Titsworth led STGC with four points, closely followed by Kelly Guerin's three points. Chandler Hardy and Molly McDonough completed the STGC scoring with two points each.
Kayla Aritt and Martine Miller scored two points apiece to lead Galati Marine in the loss.
Duncan 18, Oyster Bar 17
Duncan Real Estate outscored Anna Maria Oyster Bar 6-4 in the fourth quarter to earn a close Division II victory Monday, Jan. 10. Duncan's Chris Callahan scored 12 points to lead all scorers, while teammate Ashley Waring added six points to the victory.
Nine points from Matt Bauer and four points from Blake Rivers paced the Oyster Bar in the loss. Zach Evans and Sarah Howard completed the Oyster Bar scoring with two points apiece.
Danziger 26, Galati 18
Danziger Allergy & Sinus received 10 points from Emma Barlow and eight points from Glenn Bower to help them sink Galati Marine Monday, Jan. 10, in Division II action. Sarah Falls added four points, while Wyatt Hoffman and Raphaeil Kasser scored two points each to complete the Danziger scoring.
Martine Miller scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the second half as Galati Marine fought hard to get back into the game. Kayla Aritt and Connor Cloherty completed the Galati scoring with two points apiece.
Division III: Bistros 17, Dips 14
Two free throws by Becca Butler sealed the victory for the Bistros in its 17-14 Division III triumph over Dips Ice Cream on Thursday, Jan. 13. Butler finished with a game-high 10 points, while Hailey Dearlove added five points and Emily Rappe finished with two points.
Justine Gargett's nine points - all in the third quarter - led Dips Ice Cream in the loss. Johnny Mattay added three points and Zach Guerin scored two points to complete the Dips scoring in the loss.
Harry's 10, A Paradise 5
Taylor Wilson's four second-half points sealed the win for Harry's Continental Kitchens over A Paradise Realty on Thursday, Jan. 13, in Division III basketball. Zach Facheris, Cliff Pascal and Savannah Schields completed the scoring for Harry's with two points apiece.
Courtney Schmidt and Logan Reiber each scored two points to lead A Paradise Realty, which also received one point from Tia Borso in the loss.
Jessie's 18, A Paradise 4
Jessie's Island Store utilized a balanced scoring attack led by Daniel Pimental's six points to an easy Division III victory on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Max Miller and Grant Bower each added four points to the Jessie's offense that also received two points apiece from Jonah Castor and Jack Titsworth.
Josh Schmidt's four points paced A Paradise Realty in the loss.
Manatee Hurricanes announce 'Steakout'
If you like steak and baseball, the sixth-annual Manatee High School Hurricanes baseball "steakout" is for you. For the low price of $25 per adults and $16 per child, you can enjoy a delicious steak barbecue and provide financial support to the Hurricanes baseball program.
The must-attend event takes place 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Molter Termite & Pest Control, which is located at 5306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Barbecue host is Dan Molter, along with former and current Hurricane players, coaches and parents.
For ticket information, please contact Molter at 747-8525, Manatee High varsity coach Al Melnick at 714-7300 ext. 2012, or Bruce Braithwaite at 954-5100.
Come out and enjoy a great steak dinner while helping support the team.
The Hurricanes annual alumni game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at G.T. Bray Park. Go Canes!