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.
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.
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.