Heffernan hands 1st loss to La Salette in men’s Jack Benny hoops
There won’t be an undefeated team in the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League this season.
La Salette, sailing along, alone in first-place, was knocked from the unbeaten ranks by second-place Heffernan Insurance Brokers last Sunday evening at the Altimira Middle School gym.
Down by one point at the half, Heffernan used a 37-22 second-half run to post the 70-54 win and pull to within two games of front-running La Salette.
Following La Salette (9-1 record) and Heffernan Insurance Brokers (7-3) in the standings are Murphy’s Irish Pub (6-4), Patt’s Copy World (6-4), R&B Custom Builders (2-8), and Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill (0-10).
In last Sunday’s action, Heffernan Insurance Brokers were led by Clem Moore’s game-high 20 points, Kevin Jaggie’s 15, Devin Ajax’s 13 with three treys, Joe Neely’s 10, Jerome Baker’s six, and Brian Stephenson’s and Pete Ahern’s three each. La Salette was paced by Aaron Locks’ 16 points with four treys, Kim Batchelder’s and Don Fowler’s 13 apiece, and Aaron Smith’s 12.
Patt’s Copy World defeated Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 65-48, led by Mike Brennan’s game-high 26 points, Tim Lilly’s 18 with three treys, Lenny Clayburg’s 13, Mark Fidler’s five and Scott Summers’ three. Pacing Cary’s were Gary Johnson’s 12 points, Sean Lacy’s 11, Jason Campbell’s nine on three treys, Chris Rossi’s seven, Pat Dudy’s four, Edwin Hidalgo’s three and Joe Kirkwood’s two.
Murphy’s Irish Pub edged R&B Custom Builders 57-54, led by Jeff Kellogg’s game-high 20 points, Steve Ball’s 14, Eric Jorgensen’s nine on three treys, Beni Comma’s and Jamie Svanda’s six each, and John Malinkowski’s two. R&B was paced by Al Martinson’s 14 points with four treys, Chris Schnabel’s 12, Dino Minatta’s 11 with three treys, Chris Nufo’s nine, Ron Hall’s five and Larry Philpot’s three.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, Heffernan Insurance Brokers beat R&B Custom Builders 58-37, led by Moore’s game-high-tying 15 points, Baker’s 13 with three treys, Jaggie’s and Ajax’s 12 each, and Neely’s six. Pacing R&B were Nufo’s game-high-tying 15 points with three treys, Martinson’s eight, Schnabel’s and Craig Brown’s four apiece, and two each by Hall, Philpot and Danny Dwyer.
Murphy’s Irish Pub topped Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 63-53, led by Kellogg’s game-high 26 points – including 12-for-12 from the free-throw line – Comma’s 11, Ball’s 10, Jorgensen’s eight, Svanda’s six and Malinkowski’s two. Cary’s was paced by Lacy’s 20 points with four treys, Campbell’s 12 on four treys, Rossi’s seven, Johnson’s four, Hidalgo’s and Ryan McCracken’s three apiece, and Kirkwood’s and Matt Ingersoll’s two each.
La Salette won on a forfeit by Patt’s Copy World.