Bistros run past Jessie's in Division III basketball contest
|Bistro forward Denver Hardy applies defensive pressure against Jessie's Island Store's Daniel Pimental during Division III basketball action at the Center.
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Bistros rode a stifling defense and the hot shooting hand of Hailey Dearlove to a 30-11 victory over Jessie's Island Store on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Anna Maria Island Community Center Division III basketball action. Jessie's, which began the day tied for second place, held one lead in the game early in the first quarter after Jack Titsworth made one of two free throws to give Jessie's a 3-2 lead.
Hailey Dearlove erased that deficit when she grabbed a rebound and drove the length of the court for a layup to give Bistros a 4-3 lead at the 4:50 mark of the second quarter - a lead they would not relinquish.
Dearlove took a pass on an inbounds play from Becca Butler and scored on a 10-foot baseline shot for a 6-3 lead and followed that up with a steal and a layup for an 8-3 lead. Daniel Pimental momentarily stopped the slide when he banked in a shot from the foul line with 2:59 to play in the half, but Dearlove came right back down the court and banked a shot in from the wing for a 10-5 lead.
A steal and another layup from Dearlove extended the Bistros lead to 12-5 with 49 seconds left in the half. Bistros got another defensive stop and attempted to pass the ball down low to Butler. Butler missed her shot, but grabbed the rebound and passed outside to an open Giorgio Gomez, who banked the ball in for a 14-5 Bistros lead as the half came to a close.
The second half was more of the same, with Dearlove maintaining the hot hand, scoring 12 points down the stretch. Dearlove finished with a game-high 22 points in addition to three steals, three rebounds and two assists as the Bistros cruised to victory. Butler finished with two points, seven rebounds and two assists, while Gomez had six points and four rebounds.
Pimental led Jessie's with six points and three rebounds, while Titsworth hauled down six rebounds and scored three points. Julian Botero completed the scoring for Jessie's with two points in the loss.
In other Division III action: Dips 13, Harry's 10
Justin Gargett scored five of his game-high 11 points in the fourth quarter to help Dips Ice Cream rally for a 13-10 victory over Harry's Continental Kitchens on Saturday, Jan. 29. Teammate Zach Guerin added two points to the victory for Dips.
Cliff Pascal scored four points for Harry's, which also received two points apiece from Zach Facheris, Danny Krokroskia and Savannah Schields in the loss.
Bistros 18, Dips 14
Bistros cooled off Dips Ice Cream behind 12 points from Hailey Dearlove and six points from Giorgio Gomez during its four point victory on Thursday, Jan. 27. Justin Gargett and Joseph Darke scored four points each to lead Dips in the loss. Zach Guerin, Johnny Mattay and Jerry Meyer each scored two points to complete the scoring for Dips.
Jessie's 12, Paradise 8
Julian Botero scored four points, while Grant Bower and Daniel Pimental scored three points apiece during Jessie's Island Store's four-point victory over A Paradise Realty on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Jack Titsworth added two points to complete the scoring for Jessie's in the win.
Josh Schmidt led all scorers with five points while A Paradise teammates Ryan Gilman and Tia Borso added two and one point respectively.
Premier Division: ReMax 71, IRE 60
Chase Parker scored 24 points, including three three-pointers and Franklin Moore added 17 points during ReMax Gulfstream Realty's 71-60 victory over Island Real Estate on Saturday, Jan. 29. Spencer Carper chipped in with 16 points, while Luis Leon and Pedro Alvarez each added six points in the victory.
Island Real Estate was led by Tyler Bekkerus' 39 points, which included five three-pointers and 18 points from Josh Elsenheimer. Ian Douglas scored three points, while Phelps Tracy and Jamie Urch each added two points to complete the scoring for IRE in the loss.
West Coast Air 65, Glass & Screen 49
Clay Orr poured in 31 points to lead last place West Coast Air Conditioning to a big victory over first-place Anna Maria Glass & Screen on Saturday, Jan. 29. Brian Cziraky added 19 points for West Coast, which also received seven points from Anthony Rosas and four points from Taylor Manning in the win.
David Buck's 20 points and 11 points from Jake Stebbins led Anna Maria Glass & Screen in the loss. Zach Schield chipped in with seven points, while Derrick Gargett scored six points and Matt McDonough finished with five.
Glass & Screen 73, ReMax 62
Anna Maria Glass & Screen rode a balanced scoring attack that saw four players score in double figures during its 73-62 victory over ReMax Gulfstream Realty on Wednesday, Jan. 26. David Buck led the way with 27 points, while Zach Schield added 20 points to the victory. Chad Reed and Matt McDonough each scored 10 points while Sarah Lancillo finished with six points.
Chase Parker's 33 points led all scorers, while ReMax teammate Spencer Carper scored 10 points. Franklin Moore added eight points and Jordan Graeff finished with seven points in the loss for ReMax.
IRE 71, West Coast Air 42
Twenty-two points from Tyler Bekkerus and 21 points from Josh Elsenheimer sparked Island Real Estate to an easy victory over West Coast Air Conditioning on Monday, Jan. 24. Ian Douglas added 14 points for IRE, which also received 10 points from Phelps Tracy and two points apiece from Nick Sato and Jamie Urch.
Brian Cziraky scored 12 points and Taylor Manning and Anthony Rosas each added 10 points for West Coast Air in the loss. Dylan Mullen added six points, while Todd Test finished with four points for West Coast.
Division I: Publix 33, LPAC 32
Publix outscored LPAC 10-6 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 33-22 victory on Thursday, Jan. 27, in Division I basketball action. Publix, which remained in a tie for first place with the victory, was led by Justin Dearlove's 11 points and 10 points from Egan Fridenberg. Ben Valdivieso added eight points, including four in the pivotal fourth quarter, while Hunter Hardy finished with four points.
LPAC was led by 10 points from Whitney Bauer and eight points from Broderick West. Matt Shafer contributed seven points to the LPAC attack that also received four points from Jason Rappe and three points from Ryan Guerin in the loss.
Observer 31, A&E 26
Grant Lukitch poured in 10 first-quarter points on the way to a game-high 19 to lead Longboat Observer to a five-point win over Air & Energy on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Lukitch received support from teammates Celia Ware, who scored nine points, and Billy Alstrom, who finished with two points.
Air & Energy was led by Garrett Secor's 14 points, while leading scorer Corbin Kitchen and Kevin Callahan each finished with four points. Jordan Sebastiano completed the A&E scoring with two points in the loss.
Division II: Oyster Bar 22, STGC 19
Matt Bauer scored nine points and Sarah Howard added eight points as the Anna Maria Oyster Bar earned a come-from-behind victory over STGC in Division II basketball on Friday, Jan. 28. Molly Slicker and Zach Evans each scored two points, while Blake Rivers finished with one point.
Chandler Hardy's eight points and six points from Ally Titsworth paced the STGC scoring effort. Kelly Guerin added four points, while Emily White scored one point to complete the STGC scoring in the loss.
Duncan 21, Danziger 13
Duncan Real Estate defeated Danziger Allergy & Sinus on Friday, Jan. 18, behind 11 points from Jay Beard and four points apiece from Chandler McClung and Ashley Waring. Joey Garbus added two points as Duncan remained undefeated and atop the Division II standings.
Glen Bower scored 11 points to lead Danziger Allergy & Sinus, which also received two points from Dylan Riley in the loss.
STGC 12, Galati 7
STGC rode a strong defensive effort and balanced scoring to a five-point victory over Galati Marine on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Ally Titsworth and Chandler Hardy led the way with four points apiece, while Kelly Guerin and Rachael White each added two points to the win.
MacKenzie Kosfeld scored four points and Martine Miller added three points to lead Galati Marine in the loss.
Duncan 16, Oyster Bar 11
Duncan Real Estate received scoring efforts from five players on Monday, Jan. 24, to help them earn a 16-11 victory over the Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Ashley Waring scored six points and Chris Callahan added five points for Duncan, which also received two points apiece from Jay Beard and Kyle Crum in the victory.
Molly Slicker's career-high seven points led the Oyster Bar, which also received two points each from Zach Evans and Blake Rivers in the loss.
Galati 21, Danziger 19
Galati Marine earned their first victory of the season on Monday, Jan. 24, behind a 13-point scoring effort from Martine Miller. Miller made one foul shot in the fourth quarter to go along with a basket by MacKenzie Kosfeld to give Galati its winning margin. Sheldon Phillips added four points, while Morgan Welch scored two.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus was led by Emma Barlow's 10 points and seven points from Glenn Bower. Matt Danziger scored two points to complete the scoring for Danziger in the loss.
Little League announces registration dates
Anna Maria Island Little League is back and better than ever, according to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, which runs the program.
Andy Jonatzke of the Center announced that every player who signs up by Feb. 12 will receive a free ticket to the Pirates versus Red Sox game on March 20. The Pirates ticket is part of AMI Little League's opening celebration, which includes a weekend parade, pictures and baseball games starting March 19.
The League is for boys and girls ages 5-17. Cost will be $55 per player and $50 for additional siblings. Registrations are now being taken at the Center. Interested junior or senior league players can call Nichole Pelkey at 778-9637. Saturday, Feb. 12, will be the last day to register.
Everyone who tries out will be placed on a team, but for parity within the league, mandatory tryouts are at the following times.
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 10-12 year olds.
• 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-9 year olds.
• 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 5-6 year olds.
• Noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 7-9 year olds.
• 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 10-12 year olds.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908 and ask for Jonatzke.