La Salette unbeaten, leads men’s Jack Benny hoops
It’s still early in the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League’s 2012-13 regular season, with just four evenings of games in the books, but La Salette remains perfect atop the standings with a 4-0 record.
Staying close on first-place La Salette’s tail are two-time defending champion Heffernan Insurance Brokers and Patt’s Copy World, with 3-1 records each, followed by Murphy’s Irish Pub R&B Custom Builders’ 1-3 marks apiece, and Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill at 0-4.
In last Sunday’s hoops action at the Altimira Middle School gym, Heffernan Insurance Brokers edged Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 50-47, led by Jerome Baker’s 13 points with four treys, Joe Neely’s 13, Steve Matuszak’s 10, Brian Stephenson’s eight and Pete Ahern’s six. Pacing Cary’s were Jason Campbell’s game-high 19 points – including six treys – Chris Rossi’s 10, Gary Johnson’s eight, Matt Ingersoll’s six and Jay Ashe’s four.
Patt’s Copy World downed Murphy’s Irish Pub 59-47, led by Tim Lilly’s game-high 22 points with four treys, Mark Fidler’s 16 with four treys, Dave Studdert’s 13, Mike Brennan’s six and Scott Summers’ two. The Pub was paced by Jeff Kellogg’s 20 points, Eric Jorgensen’s eight, Jamie Svanda and John Malinkowski’s six each, Steve Mellinger’s four and Rich Tunheim’s three.
La Salette won on a forfeit by R&B Custom Builders.
On Dec. 2, La Salette nipped Murphy’s Irish Pub 61-58 in overtime, led by Aaron Smith’s game-high 23 points, Don Conley’s 15, Aaron Locks’ nine on three treys, Mike Glasbrenner’s six, and Rick Cantor and John Reed’s four apiece. Pacing Murphy’s were Kellogg and Beni Comma’s 16 points with three treys each, Jorgensen’s nine on three treys, Tunheim’s nine and Malinkowski’s eight.
Heffernan Insurance Brokers beat Patt’s Copy World 55-40, led by Neely’s game-high 19 points, Ahern’s 12, Devin Ajax’s eight, Stephenson’s seven, Baker’s five and Matuszak’s four. Patt’s was paced by Mike Mertens’ 14 points, Lilly’s 10, Studdert’s eight, Brennan’s six and Summers’ two.
R&B Custom Builders defeated Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 62-45, led by Al Martinson’s game-high 31 points – including seven treys, Larry Philpot’s 14, Danny Dwyer and Gary MacKinnon’s seven each, and Craig Brown’s three. Pacing Cary’s were Rossi’s nine points, Sean Lacy’s eight, Tyler Nethaway’s seven, Campbell’s six, Adam Lobsinger and Pat Dudy’s five apiece, Ryan McCracken’s three and Edwin Hidalgo’s two.