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Boys Basketball: Wissink’s Block Secures Spartans Victory And A Trip To The Sun

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Mar 152018
 

The Amity Spartans were on the road in Shelton for the CIAC D II Semifinal game against Newtown on Wednesday, March 14.

The lower than average score in the first and second quarters meant that the defense was working overtime on both sides.

Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 18 points, his brother Tanner followed with 11 for Amity.

Newtown’s Nick Weiland and Robert DiSibio each made 14 points.

First Quarter

Newtown had a 3-point lead over Amity, ending the first quarter at 10-7.

Second Quarter

The Spartans pulled ahead with 13 points over the Nighthawk’s 7. Second quarter score 20-17 Amity

Third Quarter

This was a big quarter for the Spartans, who added 18 points to Newtown’s 11. Third Quarter score  38 – 28 Amity.

Fourth Quarter

Even with a solid 10 point lead the Spartans knew that the Nighthawk’s were in the semifinals with them for a reason, and so far, they had given them quite a run. So every move, every pass, everything that happened in the next few minutes would lead to a victory or devastation.

Both teams quickly pushed forward with Amity keeping a lead as the minutes ticked away 45 – 36; 47 – 36; 47 – 38 with 39 seconds remaining; 48 – 40 at the 31-second mark; 48 – 42 and just 15.2 seconds left, and down to the wire at 6.3 seconds 48 – 45.

After Tanner Thomas sunk a foul shot for Amity, Newtown’s Riley Ward took the ball to their end of the court and passed it to Ryan Escoda, who threw it for a 3-pointer, which would have tied the game. But, Amity’s 6′-1″ freshman, Cole Wissink lept into the air and blocked the shot, sending the ball into the bleachers.

And all of their hard work paid off, the Amity Spartans (20-6) are going to their first state final game against #2 Immaculate at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Score by quarter

AMITY          7  13  18  10 – 48

NEWTOWN  10   7  11  17 – 45

Notes:

AMITY (20-6) Tyler Thomas 7 2-5 18 (includes three 3-pointers); Tanner Thomas 4 3-6 11; Chris Bierezowiec 4 2-3 10; Cole Wissink 2 0-0 4 (one 3-point field goal);  Joe Benedetti 1 0-0 3; John Nolan 1 0-0 2;  . Totals: 19 7-14 48.

NEWTOWN (14-11) Nick Weiland 7 0-1 14, Robert DiSibio 5 1-2 14, Todd Peterson 5 0-3 11, Ryan Escoda 1 0-0 3, Riley Ward 1 0-0 2, Shea Talbot 0 1-3 1. Totals: 19 2-9 45.

 

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!