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Date of Issue: December 17, 2008

Island's youth basketball season well under way

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Andrew Ross steals the ball from Leo Rose and is off to the races during Anna Maria Island Community Center Division III basketball action at the Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
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Coastal Orthopedic player Edward Cullinan looks to pass the ball as Ross Built's Andrew Ross applies defensive pressure during basketball action at the Center.
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Coastal Orthopedic's Emma Moneuse shoots from the baseline as Andrew Ross defends during basketball action at the Center.
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Coastal Orthopedic's Josh Class is a picture of concentration as he prepares to shoot during basketball action at the Center.

Ross Built edged Coastal Orthopedic 12-10 in a back-and-forth Anna Maria Island Community Center Basketball League Division III basketball game on Dec. 13 at the Center. Coastal Orthopedic grabbed a 6-4 lead late in the second quarter when Emma Moneuse grabbed one of her six offensive rebounds and converted a baseline shot, but Ross Built fought back.

Andrew Ross drove the lane and was fouled at the 4:50 mark of the second quarter. He made one of two foul shots to pull to within one point. And Ross Built grabbed the lead when Andrew Ross passed to brother Jake, who stopped and popped a 10-footer from the wing to give Ross Built a 7-6 lead with 3:08 to play in the half.

Coastal Orthopedic retook the lead when Leo Rose found Luke Valadie along the baseline to give Coastal an 8-7 lead as the half buzzer rang.

Ross Built tied the score early in the third quarter when Jake Ross was fouled driving to the hoop and made one of two free throws. Jake then gave Ross the lead when he rebounded his own miss and converted to give Ross Built a 10-8 lead. With 55 seconds to play in the third, Josh Class drove the lane and was fouled, but was unable to convert either of his two free throws, leaving Ross Built with a two-point lead.

Early in the fourth quarter, Class drove the lane, before passing to an open Valadie, who banked his shot in to tie the score at 10-10. With just over one minute to play, Jake Ross found some space on the right wing and pulled up for a 10-footer. His shot missed, but brother Andrew was there with the offensive rebound putback that turned out to be the game winner.

Jake Ross finished the game with seven points while brother Andrew added five points. Moneuse lead Coastal Orthopedic with four points while Class, Rose and Valadie each added two points in the loss.

In other AMICC basketball league action last week:

Seth Walter scored six points to lead Jessie’s Island Store past Air & Energy 12-6 in a Dec. 13 Division III basketball game. Mickey Koczetsut, Gavin Lutus and Brandon Mills completed the scoring for Jessie’s in the victory. Air & Energy was led by Michael Latimer’s four points and two points from Tyler Yavalar in the loss.

E-Training Solutions received four points apiece from Amanda Bosch-Nyberg, Blaine Jenefsky and Logan Reiber during its Dec. 13 Division II victory over Longboat Observer. Bryce Smith added three points to E-Training’s 15-12 victory. Josh Zawistoski scored eight points and Madison Gsell scored four points to lead Longboat Observer in the loss.

Sand Dollar rode a balanced scoring attack that saw five different players score in their 24-13 Division II victory over Panoramic on Dec. 13. Burke McCampbell-Hill paced Sand Dollar with nine points, while Lauren Sapienza, Mikayla Kane and Cameron Brauner each scored four points. Joe Class completed the Sand Dollar scoring with two points. Jake Parsons led Panoramic with seven points, while Jacque Armer, Adam Clark and Emma Terry each scored two points in the loss.

Daniel Pimental poured in 20 points to lead Island Family Physicians to a 36-27 Division I victory over Fronius on Dec. 13. Kayla Armer chipped in with six points for IFP, which also received four points apiece from Mallory Kosfeld and Lee Bergeron and two points from Zach Guerin in the win. Savannah Schield led Fronius with 14 points, while Taylor Wilson added 11 points in the loss.

Matt Bauer poured in 28 points to lead Rotten Ralph’s past Bradenton Prep 50-10 in Premier Division action on Dec. 13. Chandler Hardy scored seven points and Christian Hightower added five points for Rotten Ralph’s, which also received four points apiece from Wyatt Hoffman and Daniel Janisch in the victory. Bradenton Prep was led in the loss by Edward Brown’s four points and three points apiece from Devin Coulter and Robert Gaugenti.

A Paradise Realty earned a Premier Division victory over Island Real Estate on Dec. 13 behind 14 points from Kyle Sewall and 12 points from Kyle Aritt. Troy Kosewski added four points for Paradise, which also received one point from Patrick Edwards in the victory. Island Real Estate was led by Joe Karasiewicz’ 14 points and nine points from Forest Schield. Julian Botero completed the scoring for IRE with four points.

Dips Ice Cream received 13 points from Justin Gargett and 10 points from Max Miller during its 28-27 Division I victory over Island Family Physicians on Dec. 12. Johnny Mattay added three points for Dips, which also received two points from Brennan Gallagher in the victory. Daniel Pimental led all scorers with 17 points. IFP teammates Kayla Armer had four points, while two points apiece from Zach Guerin, Lee Bergeron and Isaiah Beaton completed the scoring for IFP.

Mikayla Kane scored 11 points and Burke McCampbell-Hill chipped in with eight points to lead Sand Dollar to a 25-13 Division II victory over E-Training Solutions on Dec. 12. Cameron Brauner added four points and Lauren Sapienza scored two points to complete the Sand Dollar scoring in the victory. Bryce Smith scored five points and Logan Reiber added four points to lead E-Training Solutions, which also received two points apiece from Mikey Ellsworth and Blaine Jenefsky in the loss.

Josh Zawistoski poured in 16 points to lead Longboat Observer past Panoramic by a 24-16 score during Division II basketball action on Dec. 11. Joey Salinas added four points, while Alexandria Salinas and Chase Lewis each finished with two points. Jake Parsons scored 11 points to lead Panoramic, which also received six points from Adam Clark and one point from Alexia Yavalar in the loss.

Air & Energy cooled off Coastal Orthopedics by a 13-11 score in Division III action on Dec. 11. Michael Latimer showed he’s not just a soccer star, leading all scorers with 10 points. Tyler Yavalar added three points for A&E in the victory. Coastal Orthopedics was led by Luke Valadie’s six points, while Emma Moneuse added three points and Josh Class put up two in the loss.

Jessie’s Island Store defeated Ross Built 12-8 in Division III action on Dec. 10 behind a balanced scoring attack that saw three players score four points apiece. Mickey Koczetsut, Jean Paul Russo and Seth Walter each had a pair of baskets to lead Jessie’s to victory. Ross Built was led by Jake Ross with six points while brother Andrew added two points in the loss.

Island Real Estate edged Rotton Ralph’s 33-30 in Premier Division action on Dec. 10 behind 15 points from Forest Schield and 10 points from Joe Karasiewicz. Julian Botero and Zach Evans each added four points for IRE in the victory. Daniel Janisch and Wyatt Hoffman led Rotten Ralph’s with 12 and 10 points respectively. Chris Callahan added four points in the loss, while Blake Rivers and Christian Hightower completed the scoring with two points apiece.

Sign up now for indoor soccer

It’s back! After a one-year hiatus, the Anna Maria Island Community Center announces the return of its AMICC Indoor Soccer Tournament. This year’s tourney will take place Jan. 6-11 with games being played from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As in the past, it will be a double-elimination tourney with male and female divisions from U8 up to U16. Cost is $100 per team with each team needing a roster of 6-12 players. The deadline for entry is Dec. 29.

Each registered player will receive a tournament T-shirt and there will be an MVP award for each age division in addition to a first-place prize package and trophy for each division champion.

For more information, contact Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, better-ball-of-partners game Dec. 10. The team of Danny Hayes and Bob Dickinson rolled to a three-stroke victory after combining to fire a 10-under-par 54. Second place went to the team of Bob Kelly and Chris Collins who finished at 7-under-par 57. Don Latorre and Jim Helgerson matched the 58 carded by John Sagert and Bob Landgren to finish in a tie for third place.

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match on Dec. 8. The team of Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, Earl Huntzinger and John Driscoll matched the 57 carded by Dick Mills, Vince Fanton, John Sagert and Paul Kammerlen to finish in a tie for first place. The team of Gordon McKinna, Fred Meyer, Jim Finn and Pete Weir were two shots back in second place.

Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball schedule

Premier Division (ages 14-17)

Dec. 178 p.m.IRE vs. Academy

Dec. 196 p.m.Paradise vs. Academy

Dec. 197 p.m.Paradise vs. Ralph’s

Division I (ages 12-13)

Dec. 188 p.m.Fronius vs. Dips

Division II (ages 10-11)

Dec. 187 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. Observer

Division III (ages 8-9)

Dec. 177 p.m.Ross Built vs. Jessie’s

Instructional League (ages 5-7)

Dec. 176 p.m.Bistro vs. Walter

Dec. 186 p.m.Sandbar vs. Walter

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