23's lead standings into playoff round
The Trumbull Men’s Basketball League is led by the 23’s with a 7-1 record after eight weeks of action.
Week seven saw Ballaholics defeat Gulash and Riccio 64-52.
The victory was secured by the Ballaholics thanks to 22 points from Johnny White and 13 from Donald Epifano.
Leading the game in scoring overall was Dan Corica from Gulash and Riccio with 23 points.
Rich Deecken’s Team 38
In this contest, the 23’s displayed a well-rounded offense having each player score. Akil Hodge led the game in scoring with 13 points, and Matthew Pine led the Deecken’s with 12.
Dirty Mike and the Boys 46
The Minutemen came out victorious thanks to some sharp-shooting by Alex Kennedy, who had 3 three-point baskets in the second half.
The Minutemen were able to win against the forward-center duo of Chris McBride and Ryan Cosenza, who each scored in double figures for Dirty Mike and the Boys.
Los Blenders 45,
Playing down a man in the last game in week seven, the Federales showed heart and hustle.
Kevin Faye scored 20 points in defeat, but Matt Salvi scored 16 points and Rob Bronski had 13 to lead the Los Blenders team to victory.
23’s 76, Los Blenders 51
A high-scoring affair marked up the score sheet in game one of week eight.
Scoring a league-high 28 points was Matt Cardinale, who had 6 three-pointers for the 23’s.
The play of the night went to Hodge, who soared above the rim for an emphatic put-back following an offensive rebound.
Ryan Nolan rebounded and scored 22 points for Los Blenders, but it wasn’t enough to take down the 23’s.
Gulash and Riccio 44
Johnny Diaz was difficult to defend throughout the game, scoring 20 points including some deep three-point buckets for Minutemen (6-2).
Kennedy caught fire in the second half, making 3 three-point baskets in the final two minutes.
Gene Cherry scored 14 points for Gulash and Riccio, who fell to 3-5 after the loss. The two teams will face-off again in the first round of the playoffs.
Dirty Mike and the Boys 43,
The first game on Wednesday night showcased solid defense from both teams, but Dirty Mike and the Boys came out on top.
Ryan Yerina scored 14 and Cosenza had 11 points, including some timely baskets.
White led the game in scoring for the Ballaholics with 12 points.
The Ballaholics (6-2) will play the Federales (1-7) in the playoffs.
Rich Deecken’s Team 27
The last game of the regular season was one with high intensity.
The Federales were able to get their first win of the season, finally playing with a full roster.
Faye and Kevin Komarmi each had eight points in the low-scoring affair, but the Federales relied on defense in this contest.
Deia Nassar had 10 points for Deecken’s team and John Dawson had nine in defeat.
Deecken’s (0-8) will face off with the 23’s in the playoffs.