HAMPSTEAD – In the fourth games of the season, Atkinson Graphics slithered by RAM Printing 45-43 for their first win of the year, Century Copiers slipped by Esther’s E’s 61-58 and undefeated Verizon Wireless walloped the Danner-less Hampstead Center Market 50-31.
ATKINSON GRAPHICS 45 (1-3) RAM PRINTING 43 (2-2)
Atkinson was led by crafty Don Bell with 18 but missed both free throw attempts. Sean Morrissey slipped in 12, Ron Buccini popped in 9 with nice 3-4 from the foul line, Kevin Bartolotta added 6 with perfect 2-2 from the line, and great defense from Gerry Collins, Kevin Stanton and Jim White.
RAM was once again led by Steve Ellis with 18 including three 3’s and nice 3-4 from the line. Gary Cebula popped in 13 including one 3 and perfect 4-4 from the line. Bigman Mark Raumikaitis added 6 and Anthony Serino, John Mayhew and Dennis Faino all added 2. Mike Koutelis and Ross Huntington provided good hustle in the loss.
CENTURY COPIERS 61 (2-2) ESTHER’S E’S 58 (2-2)
Century was led by Kevin Meagher with 22 but dismal 2-6 from the foul line. John Ganem rammed in 13, Mike McConnell popped in 7 including two 3’s, Gary Sonnenscham added 5 including a three, Mike Rockwood added 4, Bob Dudal and Bob Clark with 3 with Clark’s miserable 3-8 from the line, Peter Sweet and James Gardner both added 2.
Esther’s was led by rookie Robert Ashe with 20 including four 3’s but missed both free throws. Ben Ruggles hit for 13 including one three, rookie Doug Ahern added 12 with perfect 2-2 from the line, John Keisling added 9 including a three but weak 2-4 from the line, rookie Paul Daly added 4 and good hustle from Bob Giordano and Mike Pierce.
VERIZON WIRELESS 50 (4-0) HAMPSTEAD CENTER MARKET 31 (2-2)
Verizon was led by hot shooting Craig Anderson with 23 including season high seven 3’s. Jim Whitehouse popped in 10 but atrocious 2-6 from the line, Paul Ramos added 6, Craig Wlodyka 5, Steve Drelick 4, Dave Rowell 2 and great defense from Ray Wilburn.
Center Market was led by Bill Chasse and Dave Goyette with 9, Joe Dzengeleski added 5, Chad Dresser 4, Dave Munro and Howie Steadman 2 apiece and good hustle from Rick Leuchte in the loss.