When superstar high school athletes like Zac Campbell graduate and move on to college, they leave their underclassman teammates behind to try their hardest and make a name for themselves the following year.
The 2013-14 Amity Boys Varsity Basketball team has several fine players. Fans know the names Chris Winkel, David Ryan, Matthew Ronai, and Sebastian DiMauro, who’ve played well this season, but with a record of 2-5, one may wonder when this team will find it’s way on the court.
On Friday, the Spartans hosted the Cheshire Rams in Woodbridge and lost 61-33.
Cheshire got a quick lead on Amity, ending the first quarter 21-10, and they didn’t look back.
The second quarter saw an even larger point spread with Cheshire ending the half at 35-16.
After the break Cheshire came on strong again scoring 14 points to Amity’s 11 — third quarter score 49-27.
Did the Spartans stand a chance? They made 6 points to Cheshire’s 12 in the final quarter and in the end, it was Cheshire 61-33
The game’s top scoring player was Cheshire’s John Rizzo with 17 points; teammate Andrew Yamin had 12; Tyler Post, 8; Reid Duglenski, 7; Collin Jordan and Mark Dietrich each made 4; Tom Arisco had 3; Matt Covel, Heath Post and Dylan D’Addio each with 3 points.
Rizzo made five 3-point goals for his team, Yamin, Post and Duglenski each made one 3-point goal.
Amity’s Chris Winkel was the high scorer for his team with 11 points; Ryan and Ronai each made 7 points; Ethan Smith added 5 points and DiMauro had 3.
Those making 3-point goals for the Spartans were Ryan, Ronai and DiMauro.
After Friday night’s game the team records were Cheshire: 5-1, 3-0; Amity: 2-5, 0-2
On Tuesday the boys lost to Wilbur Cross 59 – 43