Boys Basketball: Spartans Still Trying To Find Their “A” Game

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Jan 152014

file photo by Jodi DiMauro

file photo by Jodi DiMauro

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