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Boys Basketball State Final: Mustangs Stampede Over Spartans In Second Half, Win Title

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Mar 192018
 

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The Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team made History last week. After working tirelessly all season, they made it to the CIAC D II state semi-final and then the Final at Mohegan Sun before an audience of nearly 5,000.

Amity, the no. 9 seed (20-7) was pitted against no. 2 Immaculate (22-5)

 

Points Per Quarter

AMITY            13 10   8  3 — 34

IMMACULATE 10 16 14 13 — 53

 

SCOREBOARD

AMITY             13  23  31  34

IMMACULATE  10  26  40   53

 

First Quarter

To the surprise and delight of hundreds of Spartans fans Amity held a 2-0 lead with just 2:49 left in first quarter.

The lead quickly grew to 4 to 0; and by the end of the quarter, the score was 13-10 Amity.

Second Quarter

The Spartans lead didn’t last long, as the Immaculate Mustangs tied Amity at 20.

Amity pulled ahead to 23-22, but by halftime the score was 26-23 Immaculate.

Third Quarter

Early into the third quarter Amity’s Tyler Thomas reportedly held his previously injured wrist in obvious discomfort and Immaculate picked up steam and took control of the game, adding 10 points along the way and leading Amity 33 to 28.

The Mustangs gained a 9 point lead on the Spartans, ending the 3rd quarter at 40 to 31.

Fourth Quarter

Soon after returning to the court, the Mustangs lead the Spartans 42 to 33.

Immaculate soon widened the spread to 48 to 33, then, in the blink of an eye the scoreboard read 52-33.

The Mustangs stampeded away with a 53-34 victory and the Division II state title.

 

Notes:

AMITY 

Tyler Thomas 6 1-2 17 (four 3-pointers); Tanner Thomas 3 0-0 6; Cole Wissink 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer); Brian Curtin 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer); Chris Bierezowiec 1 0-0 2; Quinnlan Burke 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 2-6 34.

IMMACULATE 

Quinn Guth 6 2-2 18 (four 3-pointers); Isaiah Payton 5 3-5 13; Jack Woods 4 3-4 13 (two 3-pointers); Michael Basile 3 1-2 7; Ronan Doherty 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 9-13 53.

 

Tyler Thomas

One reason the Spartans made it to the state final is their not-so-secret weapon, SCC Player of the Year Tyler Thomas.

Perhaps Thomas’s best game of the season was on Jan. 8, when he scored a game-high 47-points, including six 3-pointers, and made his 1,000th point — and he’s only been with the Spartans for three years.

During the Championship game, Thomas was only 3 points shy of beating the all-time school scoring record, held for decades by Ed Goldstone. He finished with 1,533 career points — imagine what he could have achieved if he’d played all four years. This young man is an amazing player, and humble. He never hogged the ball and never made excuses if things didn’t go quite right.

This held true at the Championship game. Thomas scored eight points (including two 3-pointers) in both the first and second quarters. in the third quarter, something happened to his wrist, which he injured while attempting to dunk the ball during the semi-final game on March 14. He made one point in the second half, but he would not use the injury as an excuse for his overall performance.

 

 

Boys Basketball: CIAC Division II, Amity Advances to Semifinal on Wednesday

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Mar 132018
 

Amity hosted the CIAC Division !! Basketball Quarterfinals on Monday, March 12.

The Amity Spartans were matched up with the Stamford Black Knights for this round of the tournament.

The Amity Army (student fans) was out in force filling a quarter of the bleachers to cheer on the Spartans.

First Quarter

The Spartans came on strong with Tyler Thomas, Jack Nolan and Tanner Thomas sinking most of the 26 points. Stamford’s Tevin St. John singlehandedly scored all of the Black Knight’s 8 points.

Second Quarter

The Thomas brothers scored all 11 points for the Spartans, while St. John and Josh Thervil added 21 points for the Black Knights. Second quarter score 37-29, Amity.

Third Quarter

Amity’s Tyler Thomas and Chris Bierezowiec contributed to the third quarter score along with Cole Wissink’s 3-pointer.  Thervil and Jelani Jackson were credited with Stamford’s 5 points. Third quarter score 54-34, Amity.

Fourth Quarter

Tyler Thomas, Bierezowiec, Joe Benedetti, and John Nolan, each contributed to this 19-point quarter. and Thervil, Jackson and St. John each added to the final 14 points in the game. Score 73-49 Amity

After the game, the fans stormed the court to congratulate the Spartans on their victory

Score By Quarter

AMITY         26  11 17 19 – 73

STAMFORD    8  21  5  14 – 49

Game Notes:

AMITY (18-5)
Tyler Thomas 9 6-7 27 (includes three 3-pointers); John Nolan 5 4-6 14; Tanner Thomas 5 3-6 13;Chris Bierezowiec 5 0-0 10;  Joe Benedetti 2 0-0 4; Cole Wissink 1 0-0 3 (one 3-point field goal); Sebastian Formica 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 13-19 73

STAMFORD (15-8)
Tevin St. John 10 5-7 25; Josh Thervil 4 1-2 12; Jelani Jackson 1 2-2 4; Tyheim Burgess 2 0-0 4;  Jaden Bell 1 0-0 2;  Tyler Landsiedel 0 1-2 1; Totals: 18 9-15 49

SEMIFINALS

March 14

No. 9 Amity (18-5) vs. No. 21 Newtown (14-9) at Site TBA, Wednesday, March 14, Time TBA;

Boys Basketball: Amity Defeats Manchester, Advances To Division II Quarterfinal

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Mar 112018
 

From what you see here, it will be obvious that I did not attend the D II second-round boys basketball game on Friday night. I searched but found no other coverage from which to draw information except the tweets sent out by Amity’s Athletic Director.

From the numbers, it appears to have been a very exciting, tight, neck-in-neck game, but I can’t tell you much more.

At the end of the first quarter, Manchester was ahead 15 – 12.

The Spartans rallied, and by halftime, the game was tied at 31.

Manchester pulled ahead again and had a 7-point lead, 49-42, at the end of the third quarter

But the nailbiting excitement came in the final quarter.

With just 4:22 remaining Amity had tied things up again at 49-49.

Yet with 2:12 left, Manchester had a 54-51 lead.

Less than a minute later, Amity tied them at 54, and 18 seconds after that they gained a 2 point lead of 56-54.

But, it didn’t last for long, Manchester tied them with 50.6 remaining.

And the 56-56 game went into overtime.

OVERTIME

From the tweets that were sent out, you can see that both teams battled hard for a victory:

57-56 Amity 3 min

61-60. 34 sec. Amity on the line

62-60. 34 sec. Manchester ball. Timeout

5.9 sec. 62-60 Amity. Amity on the line

63-60. 5.9 sec. Manchester ball timeout

Amity wins! 63-60

The Spartans (17-5) advance to the Division II Quarters against Stamford (15-7) at Amity, on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball First Round Division II States: Thomas Leads Amity To Victory

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Mar 082018
 

On Tuesday night the #9 Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team hosted #24 Hartford Public for the First Round of the CIAC Division II State Tournament.

Amity’s Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 30 points.

All of the Spartans towered over Hartford’s three high scoring players —  Jaquan Kins, Josh Colon, and Ferguson Louis — but that didn’t keep these scrappy players from continuously surprising Amity with their often Globetrotter-like moves.

Amity took an 8-point lead in the first quarter and seemed to be well on their way. Hartford had a better second quarter with twice as many points as Amity, narrowing the Spartans’ lead to just 2 points.

The Spartans crushed the third quarter, adding 26 points, enjoying a healthy 16-point lead.

In the fourth-quarter, Hartford came on strong and at one point made 8 points in quick succession. But in the end, Amity was victorious at 72-55. The Spartans advance to the second round.

 

Points Per Quarter                                             

AMITY                     22   6 26 18—72

HARTFORD PUBLIC 14 12 12 17—55

 

SCOREBOARD

AMITY                     22  28  54  72

HARTFORD PUBLIC  14  26  38  55
Amity

Tyler Thomas 11 6-6 30 (including two 3-pointers, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists), Tanner Thomas 4 1-4 9 (7 rebounds),  Jack Nolan 3 1-1 7 (7 rebounds), Joe Benedetti 3 0-0 6 (9 rebounds), Chris Bierezowiec 3 0-2 6, Cole Wissink 1 2-2 4, James Van Hise 4 2-3. Totals 29 12-19 72.

Hartford Public

Jaquan Kins 6 2-4 16 (two 3-pointers), Josh Colon 5 0-0 12 (two 3-pointers),  Ferguson Louis 3 2-2 8, Mark Fenty 4 0-0 8, Armani Gonzalez 2 0-0 4, Zarques Rodriguez 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Ismael Moore 1 0-1 2,  Damon Hill 0 2-2 2. Totals 22 6-9 55.

 

3-Point Field Goals: Hartford Public 5; Amity 2

The Spartans (16-5) are on the road Friday night to face off with Manchester (16-5) in the CIAC second round at 7 p.m.

Let’s Go Spartans, You’ve got this!

Boys Basketball: Thomas Leads Spartans to 50-30 Victory Over Hand in SCC Tourney First-Round Game

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Feb 232018
 

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the #6 Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team hosted the #11 Daniel Hand Tigers for the First-Round of the SCC Tournament in Woodbridge.

The Spartans took an early 14-7 lead in the first quarter and never let up. The second quarter also was awesome with Amity going into the half at 26-11.

The third quarter was Hand’s strongest with 12 points, yet not enough to overtake Amity which pulled ahead even further with 15 points — third quarter score 41-23.

With this 18 point lead, the starters got a big break and the underclassmen had their turn to contribute to the SCC Tournament, including Sophomore Tanner Thomas who made 4 points.

His brother, Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 21 points, which includes two 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds, five assists, and five steals to lead the Spartans to their SCC tournament first-round win.

James Van Hise added seven points for the Spartans. Tyler Boris led the Tigers with seven points.

        SCOREBOARD
AMITY  14 12 15  9 — 50

HAND     7  4  12  7 — 30
Amity: Tyler Thomas 8 3-3 21, James Van Hise 3 1-3 7, Brian Curtin 2 0-0 6 (two 3-pointers), Joe Benedetti 3 0-1 6, Jack Nolan 2 0-0 4, Tanner Thomas 2 0-0 4, Mike Young 1 0-0 2, Total 21 4-8 50.

Hand: Tyler Boris 3 0-0 7 (one 3-pointer), Graeme McGivern 2 0-0 6 (two 3-pointers), Pierson Chapman 2 0-1 4, Luke Bocher 2 0-0 4, Flynn Driscoll 0 3-4 3, Jesse Lutz 1 0-0 2, Matt Maxwell 1 0-0 2,Total 12 3-7 30.

3 point FG: Amity 4; Hand 3.

Next Up: For the SCC Quarter Finals, Amity (16-5) will go up against Hamden (17-3) at Branford Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Big Night For Spartans And Coach Jeff Nielsen

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Feb 152018
 

Valentine’s Day was a big night for the Amity Spartans Boys Basketball program, the Amity Army was there showing their love on Senior Night, Coach Jeff Nielsen had his 200th career win, and the team secured a spot in the SCC Tournament as the No. 6 seed.

The Spartans took on the Foran Lions in Woodbridge and actually were behind in the first three minutes. Then suddenly they just took over and dominated the game, leaving Foran behind 73-45. (A sweet senior night victory)

Amity’s Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 30 points. Foran’s Matt Cruz made 19 points for the Lions.

Scoreboard

Amity 22   41   58   73   

Foran 18   24   37   45 

 

Scoring
Foran   18    6  13    8 – 45
Amity  22  19  17  15  – 73

 

Amity
Tyler Thomas 12 1-1 30 (five 3-pointers, five assists,five revounds), Jack Nolan 3 2-4 9 (one 3-pointer), James Van Hise 3 0-1 6 (eight rebounds, three assists), Chris Bierezowiec 3 0-1 6, Cole Wissink 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer),  Joe Benedetti 2 0-0 4,  Nick Huribal 2 0-0 4, Sebastian Formica 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Brian Curtin 1 0-0 2, Quinn Burke 1 0-0 2, Tanner Thomas 1 0-0 2  Totals 31 3-7 73
Foran
Matt Cruz 6 5-7 19 (two 3-pointers), Todd Gentley 5 1-4 11, John Shannon 2 2-2 7 (one 3-pointer), Tyler Heenan 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Victor Rios 1 1-1 3, Michael Simmonell 1 0-0 2  Totals 16 9-14 45
3 Point Field Goals: Foran 4, Amity 8

Boys Basketball: Amity Slaps Hand By Two in Double Overtime

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Jan 272018
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers in Woodbridge on Friday night.

If ever there was a nailbiter, this game was it.

The Spartans had the lead in the first two quarters, going into the half at 27-20.

The Tigers pulled ahead with a great third quarter and 19 points to Amity’s 11 – Score 39-38.

Both teams fought hard for the rest of the game, tying in the fourth at 48 and going into overtime. Free throws brought them to a 50-50 tie after the first overtime period.

Early in the second overtime, Tyler Thomas added 2 points for the Spartans with a basket. Then Hand tied it up at 52. Amity’s James Van Hise pulled Amity ahead to 54 -52. Hand moved forward with a foul shot, but with less than 20 seconds left on the clock, Joe Benedetti closed things up with a free throw giving Amity a 55-53 victory.

Two Tylers, Amity’s Tyler Thomas and Hand’s Tyler Boris were their respective team’s high scoring players with 19 points each.

 

              Points per quarter                 Scoreboard

HAND     9 11 19   9 2 3—53  —   9  20  39  48  50  53

AMITY  11 16 11 10 2 5—55  — 11  27  38  48  50  55 

Hand: Tyler Boris 7 4-8 19 (one 3-pointer), Jeremy Long 5 3-6 13, Ethan Haberman 5 0-0 10, Graeme McGiven 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer), Flynn Driscoll 2 0-2 4, KJ Richmond 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 7-16 53.

Amity: Tyler Thomas 8 2-7 19 (one 3-pointer), Jack Nolan 3 2-2 8, James Van Hise 2 4-7 8,  Joe Benedetti 3 2-4 8, Cole Wissink 2 0-2 4, Brian Curtin 1 0-0 3 (3-point field goal), Tanner Thomas 1 1-2 3, Nick Huribal 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 11-24 55.

3 point Field Goals: Hand 2; Amity 2

Records: Amity 10-3, Hand 6-6

Next Up: Amity is on the road at Notre Dame-West Haven (9-5) on Monday, Jan. 29.

Boys Basketball: Mighty Spartans Beat The Gaels 78-60

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Jan 172018
 

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The Amity Spartans Boys’ Basketball team was on the road in Shelton on Tuesday, Jan. 16 for a matchup against the Gaels.

Amity took an early lead, finishing the first quarter 22-15. With 20 points to Shelton’s 14 in the second quarter, Amity finished the first half at 42 – 29.

The second half was much of the same, with the Spartans getting 20 points to the Gaels’ 15. Ending the third period with a 62-44 lead.

The final quarter saw each team making 16 points, with Amity winning over Shelton 78-60.

Game Notes

 

Shelton’s Brian Berritto was the game’s high scoring player with 19 points.

Amity: Tyler Thomas 5 2-4 13 (includs one 3-pointer), James Van Hise 6 0-0 12, Chris Bierezowiec 3 3-4 9, Joseph Benedetti 4 0-1 8, Jack Nolan 2 1-3 5,  Nicholas Huribal 2 1-2 5,  Mike Young 2 2-2 4, Brian Curtin 1 2-2 4, Quinn Burke 1 0-0 2, Cole Wissink 4 0-0 12 (includes four 3-point goals). Totals: 30 11-18 78.

Shelton: Brian Berritto 7 4-6 19 (includes one 3-pointer), Brian Belade 5 0-0 14 (includes four 3-point goals), Kyle Davis 4 2-4 10, Peri Basimakopoulos 4 1-1 10 (includes one 3-pointer), Matt Hunyadi 1 1-2 4 (includes one 3-pointer), Will Ciccone 1 0-0 2, Kevin Belden 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22 8-14 60

3-point goals: Amity 5, Shelton 7.

Records: Amity (8-2), Shelton (1-9)

Boys Basketball: Thomas Leads Amity In Victory Over West Haven

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Dec 292017
 

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, Spartans fans witnessed a fantastic basketball game. It was Amity vs West Haven and from the get-go, the Blue Devils (and their coach) seemed to know they were out of their league.

AMITY           22 23 17 16 – 78

WEST HAVEN 11 13   8 19 – 51

Tyler Thomas 9 5-5 led the Spartans with 25 points, including 2 three-point field goals. He’s also credited with 10 assists and 6 rebounds. He was followed by Joe Benedetti 3 4-7 10 (and 10 rebounds), James Van Hise 4 1-2 10 (and 8 rebounds), Chris Bierezowiec 3 1-2 9, Jack Nolan 2 2-3 6, Sebastian Formica 2 0-0 5, Mike Young 1 1-2 3, Cole Wissink 1 1-2 3, Nick Huribal 1 0-0 2, Brian Curtin 1 0-0 2,  Totals 28 15-23 78.      

West Haven

Josiah Steinman 7 3-4 19 Jordan Berrios 3 2-3 10, Joshua Moncreef 3 1-2 7, Toma Brown 3 1-2 7. Jamal Pate 1 1-2 4,  Shea Shefield 1 0-0 3, Nick Comera 0 1-2 1 Totals 18 9-15 51.

Three-Point Field Goals

West Haven – 6 ( 2 Steinman, 2 Berrios, Pate, Shefield); Amity 7 ( Van Hise, Formica, 2 Bierezowiec, Burke)

Records: Amity 3-0, West Haven 1-2

Boys’ Basketball: Spartans Leave Gaels In The Wind

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Jan 182017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys’ Basketball team hosted the Shelton Gaels in Woodbridge on Tuesday and gave them a lesson in playing hoops from the moment they hit the court.

Prior to the game, Shelton was a force to be reckoned with, having a better record and very skilled players. But this night belonged to Amity, which earned a 68-44 victory.

Amith started out strong with an 18 point lead in the first quarter and stayed ahead  to the end.

Shelton’s Jeff Stockmal was the game’a high scoring player with 20 points.

Scoreboard

Shelton 1 13 12 18 – 44
Amity 19 17 13 19 – 68

Shelton (44) — Jeff Stockmal 20, Armando Martinez 8, Brian Berritto 5, David Berritto 3, Matt Hunyadi 3, Ryan Murphy 3, Kyle Davis 2.

Totals: 16 10-26 44
Amity (68) — Tyler Thomas 18, Jack Nolan 15, Colin Beaulieu 10,  John Ahern 10,Ted Weber 6, Bob Kirpas 5,  Chris Bierezowiec 3, Mike Young 1.

Totals: 25 16-20 68
3-point goals: Shelton 2 (Hunyadi 1, Murphy 1); Amity 2 (Thomas 1, Kirpas 1);

Records: Shelton 7-3; Amity 5-3

The Spartans play against East Haven (1-7) at Amity on Friday.