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Amity Lady Spartans Conclude Regular Season

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Mar 182021
 

The Amity Lady Spartans finished a tough end-of-season schedule in the SCC conference games losing their final three games. The team finished the regular season above 500 with a record of 7-5 and now heads to a modified SCC tournament where they are the number 6 seed in Division 1 and will travel to take on the number 3 seed Wilbur Cross this Friday.

Amity vs North Haven

In game one the Spartans lost a physically tough back-and-forth game on the home court of North Haven. Amity was seeking to avenge an early-season two-point loss at home versus the Indians.

The team was down early 13-8 but came back with a great defensive effort combined with some deft shot-making to take a 23-20 lead at the half. The home team came out hot in the third quarter to reclaim the lead by seven points heading into the final quarter.

The gritty Spartans climbed their way back and cut the North Haven lead to three points and had a few chances to tie in the final minute but could not get the ball to go down and force overtime.

Amity was led in scoring by Becky Marchitto who tallied 12 points. Sophomore Sarah Granados added 9 points, Skylar Burzynski chipped in with 7, Meghan Smith with 5, Jayne Whitman with 4, and senior center Abby Eschweiler with 2 points.

Amity (7-3) 8 15 5 10 — 38

North Haven (5-5) 13 7 15 6 — 41

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 2 0 1-2 5, Jayne Whitman 2 0-0 4, Sarah Granados 2 1 2-3 9, Becky Marchitto 3 0 6-10 12, Skylar Burzynski 3 0-0 6

Amity vs Sacred Heart Academy

In their next game, the Spartans hosted another top SCC opponent in the Sharks from Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden. In a hotly contested first quarter, the home team got out to a fast 14-8 lead getting hot from behind the 3-point line with Jayne Whitman connecting for 2 from long range along with 3-point shots from Skylar Burzynski and Sarah Granados.

Sacred Heart came out hot in the second quarter regaining the lead and outscoring Amity 17-6 to take a 5-point lead into half time 25-20. In a back-and-forth third quarter Amity got buckets from Becky Marchitto, Meghan Smith, Abby Eschweiler, and Sophia Swift to keep the score close at 36-30 going to the fourth quarter.

Sacred Heart came out fast in the final quarter to take a double-digit lead and
maintained it the rest of the way closing out the Spartans 51-37.

The Spartans were led in scoring by Becky Marchitto and Jayne Whitman with 8 points each. Skylar Burzynski added 7 points, Sarah Granados 6, Meghan Smith with 4 and Abby Eschweiler and Sophia Swift rounded out the scoring with 2points each.

Sacred Heart Academy (10-1) 8 17 11 15 — 51

Amity (7-4) 14 6 10 7 — 37

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 2 0 0-0 4, Jayne Whitman 1 2 0-0 8, Sophia Swift 1 0 0-0 2, Sarah Granados 0 2 0-0 6, Ribecka Marchitto 3 0 2-2 8, Skylar Burzynski 1 1 2-4 7

Amity vs Shelton

In the Spartans’ last regular-season game of the season, Amity traveled to the valley to take on a Shelton team that they beat on their home court just ten days earlier. In a tightly played first half, which saw the Spartans up 10-7 after one quarter that was a five-points at one point, Shelton’s size in the paint started to create problems for

Amity with many second-chance opportunities that resulted in a basket in the closing seconds to take a 17-16 lead at the intermission. It was a struggle to score for both teams in the third quarter, with Shelton getting some shots to drop towards the end of the quarter taking a 25-20 lead going to the final period.

The Spartans were able to get within six points in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the deficit and came up short, losing 38-27. Jayne Whitman 11 points and Sarah Granados 8 points both canned 2 three-point shots and led the Spartans offensively. Senior guard Meghan Smith added 5 points that included three-point field goal and 2 points from Becky Marchitto and a free throw from Meredyth Laskowski to round out the scoring.

Amity (7-5) 10 6 4 7 — 27

Shelton (6-6) 7 10 8 13 — 38

Abby Eschweiler 0 0 0-0 0, Meghan Smith 1 1 0-0 5, Jayne Whitman 2 2 1-1 11, Sophia Swift 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Granados 1 2 0-0 8, Ribecka Marchitto 1 0 0-2 2, Skylar Burzynski 0 0 0-2 0, Meredyth Laskowski 0 0 1-2 1, Abby Ganun 0 0 0-0 0

— Again, our heartfelt thanks to Ed Whitman and Scott Burzynski for the story and photos which allow us to give the Lady Spartans the coverage they deserve. 

Girls Basketball: Amity Lady Spartans Split a Pair

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Mar 072021
 

The Amity Lady Spartans completed another week of play with a pair of SCC conference games on the road against a tough Wilbur Cross team and at home this past Friday against Shelton on Senior Night.

Amity vs Wilbur Cross

In their first game of the week, the Spartans were down early after one quarter 11-6, but bounced back with a big second quarter behind the shot-making of Meghan Smith, Skylar Burzynski, and Jayne Whitman who all sank three-point baskets early in the quarter. Whitman connected on another three-pointer and a jumper from the top of the key right before the halftime buzzer to give Amity a 24-19 advantage at the intermission. The Governors of Wilbur Cross came out inspired in the third quarter with an aggressive half-court trap that gave the Spartans trouble and swung the momentum into a 12 point lead for Wilbur Cross until another three-pointer at the horn by Whitman that cut the lead to 9 entering the final period. The Governors came out hot to start the fourth quarter and cruised to a 64-45 victory.

Amity was led in scoring by Jayne Whitman who tallied 15 points that included 3 three-point shots. Mya Manzione and Skylar Burzynski each chipped in with 7,  Becky Marchitto with 6, and Meghan Smith with 5. Other Spartans to hit the scoring column included Sarah Granados with 3 and senior center Abby Eschweiler with 2 points.

Amity (6-2)

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 1 1 0-0 5, Jayne Whitman 2 3 2-3 15, Sarah Granados 0 1 0-0 3, Becky Marchitto 3 0 0-2 6, Mya Manzione 2 0 3-4 7, Skylar Burzynski 2 1 0-0 7

Amity vs Shelton

In their next game, the Spartans hosted the Gales of Shelton on Senior night. In a tightly played first quarter, the home team got out to a 6-5 lead at the break. Amity put together a big second quarter outscoring Shelton 16-4 led by some tenacious defense by Sarah Granados and Meghan Smith. The offensive in the second quarter included a three-pointer from Sklyar Burzynski, along with tough baskets in the paint by Becky Marchitto, Jayne Whitman, Granados, and Smith. Mya Manzione and Sophia Swift took advantage of Shelton’s foul’s and each sank a pair of free throws to give Amity a 22-9 lead at the break. Shelton started the second half scoring the first 5 points, but Amity steadied itself and maintained a relatively comfortable lead, and finished with a 36-25 victory to take their record to 7-2.

The Spartans saw seven players hit the scoring column on Senior night. Skylar Burzynski tallied 8 points with 2 three-point field goals. Sarah Granados hit for 7, Meghan Smith with 6, and Manzione, Whitman, and Swift each with 4, and Becky Marchitto rounded out the scoring with 3 points. Amity honored the following Seniors for their contributions to the program: Abby Eschweiler, Abby GaNun, Mya Manzione, Meghan Smith, Becky Marchitto, Sophia Swift, Sklyar Burzynski, and Manager Charlotte Delvecchio. Amity is back in action this week traveling to North Haven Tuesday evening before their final regular-season home game versus Sacred Heart Academy.

Amity (7-2)  Abby Eschweiler 0 0 0-0 0, Meghan Smith 3 0 0-0 6, Jayne Whitman 2 0 0-1 4, Abby Ganun 0 0 0-0 0, Sophia Swift 0 0 4-4 4, Sarah Granados 2 1 0-0 7, Mya Manzione 0 0 4-6 4, Skylar Burzynski 1 2 0-4 8, Becky Marchitto 1 0 1-2 3

 

— We thank Ed Whitman for the story and Scott Burzynski for the photos.