By John Keisling
Carriage Towne News
---- — HAMPSTEAD – In last week’s action in the Hampstead Men’s Masters Basketball League, Captain Dave Rowell’s East Coast Lumber defeated Captain Stan Lewis’ Village Vinyl, 69-56, while in the second game Captain Craig Wlodyka’s L&M Construction outlasted Captain Wayne Hamilton’s Dunkin’ Donuts East Hampstead, 52-45. In the final game Captain Pat Curry’s Gelinas Siding knocked off Captain Paul Ramos’ Boutin Glass, 55-53.
East Coast Lumber (5-7) 69
Village Vinyl (5-7) 56
Both teams started out slow with Village taking an early 12-10 lead and adding a point to their advantage at the half, 32-29. The story of this game was the third period where East Coast got hot to grab the lead, 47-41 and continued piling on the points for the 69-56 win. Harry Williams pumped in 23 points to lead East Coast followed by Dano Anderson with 18 points, Jason Kimball 17 points, Joe Dzengeleski 7 points and Dave Wojichowski with 6 points. Village was led by Matt Tulley with 13 points, Gary Cebula and Mike Desmond 12 points each, Stan Lewis 6 points, Keith Therrien 5 points, Kevin Crump 4 points and Dave Goyette and Mike Croke 2 points each. East Coast led in field goals, 24-23, and three-pointers, 3-1. East Coast hit 16 of 25 free throws for 64% while Village hit 7 of 15 for 47%.
L&M Construction (5-7) 52
Dunkin’ Donuts (4-8) 45
Dunkin’ grabbed an early 13-8 lead, but L&M was able to turn the tables and lead at the half, 23-21. Both teams continued to apply the defensive pressure, but L&M was able to maintain their lead, 34-31, going into the final frame and hang on for the 52-45 win. Sean Morrissey had 15 points to lead L&M along with Craig Anderson with 11 points, Kent Anson and Don Bell 7 points each, and Bob Edwards and Craig Wlodyka 6 points each. Dunkin’ was led by Ben Ruggles with 12 points, Bill Whearty 10 points, Bobby Clarke 8 points, Dick Danner 7 points, and Wayne Hamilton and Dave Youngblood with 4 points each. Both teams had 15 field goals while L&M had a 3-1 advantage in three pointers. Dunkin’ hit 12 of 19 free throws for 62% while L&M hit 13 of 23 for 57%.
Gelinas Siding (7-5) 55
Boutin Glass (10-2) 53
In a battle of the top two teams, Boutin took a slim 13-10 first quarter lead, but Gelinas was able to knot the score 26-26 at the half. Boutin put the pressure back on and took a 38-35 lead going into the final period but Gelinas was able to hit some key shots and secure the come from behind win, 55-53. John Surprenant pumped in 23 points to lead Gelinas with a lot of help from Fred Malcolm with 20 points, John Keisling 6 points, Ken Gelinas 4 points and Steve Tripodi with 2 points. Boutin was led by Scott True with 16 points, Tim McDonald 14 points, Craig McGuire 10 points, Kevin Young 9 points, and John Boutin and Kevin Meagher with 2 points each. Boutin led in field goals, 19-13, while Gelinas had a 6-1 advantage in three-pointers. Gelinas dominated the free throw line hitting 11 of 12 for 92% while Boutin went 12 for 17 for 71%.