By John Keisling
Carriage Towne News
HAMPSTEAD – In Week 15 of the Hampstead Masters Basketball League, Captain Stan Lewis’ East Coast Lumber (8-7 slipped by Captain Ken Wolenksi’s Village Vinyl (8-7), 50-46, while in the second game Craig Wlodyka’s L&M Construction (9-6) knocked off Captain Dave Rowell’s Gelinas Siding (8-7), 60-43. In the final game, Captain Bob Dudal’s Dunkin’ Donuts East Hampstead (8-7) outlasted Captain Pat Curry’s United Business Machines (4-11), 57-49.
East Coast Lumber 50
Village Vinyl 46
In a start to finish slugfest, Village took an early 11-8 first quarter lead and extended their advantage to 27-18 at the half. East Coast started to turn the tables as they cut into the lead, but still trailed, 33-27. The final period was the difference as East Coast was able to take control along with hitting some key free throws for the 50-46 win. Scott True led East Coast with 16 points followed by Craig McGuire with 11 points, Russ Evans, Keith Therrien and Gary Cebula with 6 points each, and Stan Lewis with 5 points. Village was led by Mike Desmond with 12 points along with Jim Whitehouse 10 points, Sean Morrissey 7 points, Ken Wolenski and Tim McDonald 6 points each, and Ross Huntington and Marty Auger 2 points each. Village led in field goals, 17-16, and three pointers, 3-2, but Village had the key advantage in free throw shooting, hitting 12 of 21 for 57% versus Village’s 3 of 6 for 50%.
L&M Construction 60
Gelinas Siding 43
L&M jumped out to a 15-10 first quarter lead and added to their advantage for a 33-20 halftime score. Gelinas could not get on track as L&M continued to maintain control with a 44-30 lead after three periods and cruised to the 60-43 win. Scott Doyle led L&M with 23 points with help from Matt Tulley and Paul Ramos with 8 points each, Kevin Young 7 points, Jeff Steenson 6 points, and Craig Wlodyka and Terry Crump with 2 points each. Gelinas was led by Jason Kimball with 17 points, Mark Raumikaitis 8 points, Dave Goyette and Dave Wojichowski 6 points each, Craig Anderson 3 points and Dave Rowell with 2 points. L&M led in field goals, 19-15, and free throw shooting, hitting 16 of 20 for 80% versus Gelinas’ 7 of 14 for 50%. Both teams had two three-pointers.
Dunkin’ Donuts, EH 57
In a tightly played first half, the score was knotted, 14-14, after the first frame and Dunkin’ enjoyed a slim one point lead, 30-29, at the half. UBM was able to keep pace with Dunkin’ in the third period as they tied the game, 44-44, going into the final quarter but went ice cold as Dunkin’ took control for the 57-49 win. Dano Anderson and Fred Malcolm both had 17 points to lead Dunkin’ along with John Sheehan and Wayne Hamilton 8 points each, Ben Ruggles 5 points, and Bob Dudal with 2 points. UBM was led by Bill Whearty with 19 points followed by John Keisling 11 points, Kevin Crump 6 points, Harry Williams 5 points, Don Bell 4 points and Pat Curry and Dick Danner with 2 points each. UBM led in field goals, 22-14, and free throw shooting, hitting 5 of 8 for 63% versus Dunkin’s 11 of 19 for 58%. Dunkin’ dominated in three pointers category, 6-0.