HAMPSTEAD – In Week 2 of the Hampstead Men’s Masters Basketball League, Captain Craig Wlodyka’s L&M Construction topped Wayne Hamilton’s Dunkin’ Donuts East Hampstead, 58-41, while in the second game Captain Pat Curry’s Gelinas Siding nipped Captain Paul Ramos’ Boutin Glass, 42-36. In the final game, Captain Stan Lewis’ Village Vinyl outgunned Captain Dave Rowell’s East Coast Lumber, 75-66.
L&M Construction 58
Dunkin’ Donuts, EH 41
The teams exchanged hoops for the first quarter as the score was knotted, 12-12, but L&M took advantage of the short-handed Dunkin’ Donuts in the second frame as they ran up a 28-16 advantage at the half. L&M continued to pour it on as they extended their lead, 46-26, after three quarters and cruised to the 58-41 win. Sean Morrissey led L&M with 14 points along with Craig Anderson with 10 points, Bob Edwards and Calvin Coleman with 8 points each, and Craig Wlodyka, Tony Serino and Kent Anson all with 6 points each. Dunkin’ was led by Jeff Steenson and Ben Ruggles with 10 points each, Bobby Clarke and Dick Danner 6 points each, Dave Youngblood 4 points, Wayne Hamilton 3 points and Terry Crump with 2 points. L&M led in field goals, 24-16 while both teams dropped in 2 three-pointers. L&M hit 4 of 11 free throws for a lowly 36% while Dunkin’ hit 3 of 7 for similarly lowly 43%
Gelinas Siding 42
Boutin Glass 36
Boutin jumped out to a 13-7 first quarter advantage and maintained their lead, 22-16, at the half. Gelinas finally found their shooting touch in the third frame as they turned the tables to take a 35-31 lead going into the final frame. The fourth period was tightly contested but Gelinas was able to hold on for the 42-36 win. Fred Malcolm and John Suprenant each had 15 points to lead Gelinas along with Ken Gelinas and John Keisling with 4 points each and Russ Evans and Steve Tripodi with 2 points each. Boutin was led by Tim McDonald’s 8 points followed by Scott True and Kevin Young with 7 point each, Kevin Meagher 6 points, Craig McGuire 5 points, and Ross Huntington with 3 points. Village led in field goals, 16-13, and both teams had one three-pointer. Gelinas hit 7 of 11 free throws for 64% while Boutin hit 5 of 11 for 45%.