La Salette leaving men’s Benny hoops teams behind
Coming out of its holiday break playing just as it did going into it – firing on all cylanders – La Salette posted two more impressive wins to remain undefeated, while pulling away from the pack after seven weeks of play in the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League.
Following first-place La Salette’s 7-0 record in the standings with 4-3 marks each are Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Patt’s Copy World, R&B Custom Builders’ 2-5, and Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill’s 0-7.
In last Sunday night’s hoops action at the Altimira Middle School gym, La Salette toppled Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 86-52, led by Aaron Locks’ game-high 21 points with three treys, Kim Batchelder’s 18, John Reed’s 17 with three treys, Don Fowler’s 14, Aaron Smith’s nine, Mike Glasbrenner’s five and John Barr’s two. Pacing Cary’s were were Sean Lacy’s 11 points with three treys, Edwin Hidalgo’s 11, Gary Johnson’s 10, Chris Rossi’s seven, Ryan McCracken’s five, Jason Thomas’ and Pat Dudy’s three apiece, and Adam Lopsinger’s two.
R&B Custom Builders upended Patt’s Copy World 46-36, led by Al Martinson’s 14 points with four treys, Chris Schnabel’s and Chris Nufo’s 10 each, Danny Dwyer’s four, Ron Hall’s three, Craig Brown’s and Larry Philpot’s two apiece, and Gary MacKinnon’s one. Patt’s was paced by Robert Romano’s 13 points with three treys, Mark Fidler’s nine on three treys, Dave Studdert’s eight, Don Flohr’s four and Tim Lilly’s two.
Murphy’s Irish Pub downed Heffernan Insurance Brokers 58-45, led by Jeff Kellogg’s game-high-tying 26 points with six treys, Beni Comma’s 12 with four treys, Jamie Svanda’s seven, Eric Jorgensen’s five, John Malinkowski’s four and Steve Mellinger’s and Rich Tunheim’s two each. Pacing Heffernan were Jerome Baker’s 18 points with four treys, Kevin Jaggie’s 10, Joe Neely’s nine, and Pete Ahern’s and Steve Matuszak’s four apiece.
On Jan. 6, La Salette defeated Heffernan Insurance Brokers 67-45, led by Batchelder’s game-high 20 points with four treys, Smith and Mark Traverso’s 12 each, Locks’ and Barr’s seven apiece, Fowler’s five, and Reed’s and Cantor’s two each. Heffernan was paced by Jaggie’s 18 points, Clem Moore’s eight, Matuszak’s seven, Devin Ajax’s six, Ahern’s four and Baker’s six.
Murphy’s Irish Pub beat R&B Custom Builders 67-54, led by Kellogg’s game-high-tying 29 points with five treys, Comma’s 10, Jorgensen’s eight, Svanda’s six, Malinkowski’s and Mellinger’s five apiece, and Tunheim’s two. Pacing R&B were Philpot’s 14 points, Schnabel’s and Martinson’s 10 apiece, six each by Nufo, Dwyer and Dino Minatta, and MacKinnon’s two.
Patt’s Copy World edged Cary’s Sports Bar and Grill 44-37, led by Studdert’s and Lenny Clayburg’s game-high 16 points apiece, Lilly’s seven and Fidler’s five. Cary was paced by Lacy’s and Johnson’s 11 points each, Rossi’s seven, Jason Campbell’s six and Joe Kirkwood’s two.