HAMPSTEAD – In the sixth week of play, the Meagher-less Century Copiers evened their record out by besting Atkinson Graphics 44-35. In a high-scoring affair and without their #1 draft pick Munro, Hampstead Center Market squeezed by a fully manned Esther’s E’s 61-59 to give both teams even records. In the final game, Captain Wlodyka-less Verizon Wireless remained dominant by squeaking by a fully-manned RAM Printing 47-44.
CENTURY COPIERS 44 (3-3)
ATKINSON GRAPHICS 35 (3-3)
Century Esther’s was led by John Ganem with17 but dismal 3-6 from the line. Peter Sweet popped in 8 with perfect 2-2 from the line. Mike McConnell rammed in 6 on two 3’s but missed his free throw attempt, Bob Clark chipped in 4 with perfect 2-2 from the line, Bob Dudal also had 4 and missed his free throw, James Gardner added 3, Mike Rockwood 2 and great defense from Gary Sonnenscham.
Atkinson was led by Ron Buccini with 14, Don Bell rang in 12, Tom Ferrari drove in 7 but only 1-2 from the foul line, Kevin Bartolotta chipped in 2 and good hustle from Jerry Kamitian, Gerry Collins, and Kevin Stanton.
HAMPSTEAD CENTER MARKET 61 (3-3)
ESTHER’S E’S 59 (3-3)
Center Market was led by Joe Dzengeleski with a season high 21 but only 1-2 from the foul line. Billy Chasse scooted in 14 with very nice 6-8 from the line, Dave Goyette knocked in 7 but shot a pathetic 0-4 from the foul line, Rick Leuchte slipped in 6 but only 2-4 from the line, Howie Steadman added a season high 5 as did Dick Danner who shot a weak 1-3 from the line, and Chad Dresser added 3 but atrocious 1-4 from the line.
Esther’s was led by John Keisling with 15 and most excellent 5-6 from the line. Ben Ruggles willed in 14 including one 3 pointer, rookie Bob Ashe dumped in 13 including one 3 and perfect 2-2 from the line, rookie Doug Ahern slipped in 5 but inferior 3-6 from the line, rookie Paul Daly and Mike Pierce added 4 as did Ken Fure who missed both free throws. Bob Giordano provided good hustle in the loss.