Publix cools off Air & Energy to avenge B-ball preseason loss
|Egan Fridenberg shoots over the attempted block by Garrett Secor during Publix' 30-20 Division I victory. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
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Publix defeated Air & Energy 30-20, thanks in part to a 10-4 second-quarter scoring run by Publix which broke open a close game on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Division I basketball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Four points apiece from the inside-outside scoring combination of Justin Dearlove and Egan Fridenberg fueled the Publix scoring run as they avenged a 34-23 loss in the preseason tournament finals to A&E.
A 12-6 run extended the Publix lead to 26-14 through three quarters before coach Keith Dearlove went into a "four corners" offense to deny A&E the ball and any chance of staging a late-game rally.
Justin Dearlove finished with a game-high 10 points, while Fridenberg provided a low-post presence with eight points. Breann Richardson scored six points while Ben Valdivieso added four points and Brooke Fitzgerald finished with two points in the victory.
Corbin Kitchen paced Air & Energy with 10 points, while Garrett Secor scored six points in the loss. Jordan Sebastiano and Kevin Callahan completed the A&E scoring with two points apiece.
Publix 42, LPAC 35
Justin Dearlove exploded for 10 third-quarter points to effectively ice the game for Publix during its 42-35 win over Larry Pearson Air Conditioning in Division I action on Thursday, Jan. 7. Dearlove, who finished with a game-high 18 points was supported by teammate Ben Valdivieso's eight points and six points apiece from Egan Fridenberg and Breann Richardson in the victory. Donna Barth and Brooke Fitzgerald completed the Publix scoring with two points each.
LPAC was led by Whitney Bauer's 11 points and eight points from Matt Shafer in the loss. Other scorers for LPAC include six points from Broderick West and four points from Ryan Guerin. Two points apiece from Jarot Nelson and Jason Rappe completed the scoring for LPAC.
Observer 42, A&E 28
Longboat Observer rode a balanced scoring attack that saw seven players score at least two points during its 42-28 victory over Air & Energy Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Division I basketball action. Grant Lukitch paced the winners with 16 points, while Celiea Ware chipped in with 11 points in the victory. Billy Alstrom's four points, three points from Kyle Aritt and two points apiece from Daniel Riley, Forrest Schield and Nash Thompson completed the Observer scoring.
Corbin Kitchen's 10 points and six points from Garrett Secor paced Air & Energy in the loss. Jordan Sebastiano and Will Osborne added four points each while Kevin Callahan and Amanda White finished with two points each.
Duncan 27, Galati 22
Fifteen points from Chirs Callahan and 10 points from Ashley Waring helped Duncan Real Estate sink Galati Marine on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Division II basketball action at the Center. Alexis Mitchell scored two points to complete the scoring for Duncan in the victory.
Martine Miller's 15 points paced the Galati Marine scoring, which also received two points apiece from Sheldon Phillips and Connor Cloherty and one point from Kayla Aritt in the loss.
Oyster Bar 22, Danziger 17
Sarah Howard poured in nine points and Matt Bauer added six points in the Anna Maria Oyster Bar's Jan. 7 victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus in Division III action. Molly Slicker's two points and one point from Blake Rivers contributed to the Oyster Bar victory.
Glenn Bower's six points and four points from Emma Barlow led Danziger in the loss. Raphael Kasser added three points, while Dylan Riley and Wyatt Easterling completed the scoring with two points apiece.
STGC 15, Danziger 11
Chandler Hardy's five points paced a balanced scoring attack for Steve Titsworth General Contractors during its 15-11 Division II victory Wednesday, Jan. 5. Molly McDonough and Ally Titsworth added four points each, while Emily White added two points to the victory total.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus's Glenn Bower scored six points to lead all scorers, while teammates Emma Barlow and Dylan Riley added two points each. Matt Danziger scored one point to complete the Danziger scoring in the loss.
Duncan 12, STGC 11
Chris Callahan scored four points in the fourth quarter to rally Duncan Real Estate past Steve Titsworth General Contractors 12-11 on Monday, Jan. 3 in Division II basketball action. Alexis Mitchell scored eight points to lead all scorers in the Duncan victory.
Molly McDonough scored five points and Ally Titsworth added four points for STGC in defeat. Kelly Guerin chipped in with two points to complete the scoring for STGC.
Oyster Bar 16, Galati 8
Anna Maria Oyster Bar doubled up the score against Galati Marine in Division II basketball action on Monday, Jan. 3. Matt Bauer led the way with eight points, while Sarah Howard added four points. Kelly Dodson and Zach Evans completed the Oyster Bar scoring with two points each in the win.
Martine Miller scored six points and Sheldon Phillips added two points for Galati in the loss.
Dips 21, Paradise 5
Dips Ice Cream rode the one-two scoring punch of Johnny Mattay and Zach Guerin to an easy Division III victory over A Paradise Realty on Saturday, Jan. 8. Mattay finished with a game-high eight points, while Guerin added seven points. Joseph Darke, Connor Field and Justin Gargett completed the scoring with two points apiece.
Paradise Realty was led by Josh Schmidt's five points in the loss.
Bistros 16, Harry's 12
The Bistros gave Harry's Continental Kitchens a culinary lesson with a 16-12 victory on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Division III basketball action. Hailey Dearlove led the way for the Bistros with eight points, while teammate Becca Butler added seven points. Stephanie Purnell completed the Bistros scoring with two points in the win.
Zach Facheris and Savannah Schield led Harry's with four points each, while Danny Krokroskia and Taylor Wilson completed the scoring with two points each in the loss.
Jessie's 16, Harry's 7
Daniel Pimental scored six of his game-high eight points during the second and third quarters to help rally Jessie's Island Store past Harry's Continental Kitchens on Thursday, Jan. 6, in Division III B-ball action. Julian Botero added six points, while Max Miller finished with two points in the victory.
Cliff Pascal's four points and two points from Taylor Wilson paced Harry's, which also received one point from Savannah Schield in the loss.
Bistros 18, Paradise 2
The Bistros burned A Paradise Realty 18-2 on Thursday, Jan. 6, behind 14 points from Hailey Dearlove and four points from Becca Butler. Josh Schmidt averted the shutout for A Paradise Realty with two points in the first quarter.
Dips 10, Jessie's 7
Justin Gargett scored six points and Johnny Mattay added four points during their three-point Dips Ice Cream Division III victory over Jessie's Island Store Tuesday, Jan. 4. Julian Botero led Jessie's with four points, while Grant Bower finished with three points in the loss.
West Coast 64, Glass & Screen 58
Clay Orr poured in 36 points to lead West Coast Air Conditioning past Anna Maria Glass & Screen on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Premier League action. The highlight of the game was Taylor Manning's half-court, buzzer-beating shot that completed the scoring for West Coast. Manning finished with four three-pointers for a total of 16 points. Brian Czireky added seven points and Eric Fridenberg scored five points to complete the scoring for West Coast.
Zach Schield scored 22 points and David Buck scored 21 to lead Anna Maria Glass & Screen in the loss. Matt McDonough added seven points and Chad Reed scored four points, while Eric Distelhurst and Derrick Gargett added two points apiece for Glass & Screen.
IRE 45, ReMax 38
Twenty-two points from Tyler Bekkerus and 13 points from Josh Elsenheimer lifted Island Real Estate past ReMax Gulfstream Realty on Saturday, Jan. 8, in a Premier League battle of Realtors. Ian Douglas chipped in with 10 points, while Phelps Tracy and Nick Sato each added two points to complete the scoring.
Spencer Carper scored 15 points and Luis Leon and Franklin Moore scored eight points apiece to lead ReMax in the loss. Mikey Schweitzer chipped in with four points while Kevin Greunke finished with three points for ReMax.
Glass & Screen 64, ReMax 28
Anna Maria Glass & Screen foreclosed on ReMax Gulfstream Realty with a 64-28 thumping on Wednesday, Jan. 5, behind 26 points from David Buck and 11 points from Derrick Gargett. Chad Reed added eight points and Matt McDonough scored seven points for Glass & Screen, which also received six points apiece from Zach Schield and Eric Distelhurst in the blowout victory.
Franklin Moore's 14 points and six points from Spencer Carper paced ReMax in the loss. Luis Leon added four points, while Mikey Schweitzer finished with three points for ReMax.
Islander helps Magic mates to first season victory
Island resident Martine Miller helped the Manatee Magic U12 Division I girls soccer team avenge a 3-2 season opening loss to Valrico. Miller scored with about three minutes left in the game to put the Magic up 2-0. Alyssa Allen scored the game-winner in the opening minutes of the second half for the Magic, which received a stellar effort from goalie Shannon Morrish.
Miller and her Magic mates are back in action next Saturday, Jan. 15, when they travel to Monroe Middle School in Tampa for a 9 a.m. kickoff against the Tampa Knights.