Birmingham League Roundup – Feb. 1-2

January 26th, 2019


BOX SCORES & STANDINGS – Birmingham – Feb. 2

Friday, February 1st

Bingham Farms Elementary

FNL JV Week 1 Photo Album

DREAM 10, STING 9: The Dream squeaked out a 1 point win over the Sting in the 2019 FNL JV season opener. The Sting led 6-2 entering halftime behind the scoring duo of Ruby Johnson (2 points) and Mallory Killian (4 points), but couldn’t stop the Dream from scoring in the 2nd half. Led by a balanced scoring effort from London Wright (4 points), Sofia Acuna (2 points), Helena Cooper (2 points) and Charlotte Hartley (2 points) the Dream finished on a 8-3 run.

STORM 22, MONARCHS 4: The Storm started off their season with a strong offensive showing led by Alexis Rosenbaum (8 points), Shyla Conley (6 points) and Sophia Lossia (4 points) to secure their first win. The Monarchs led by Katie Zeigler (2 points) and Charlotte Gress (2 points) turned up the intensity in the 2nd half, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

Berkshire Middle School

ACES 24, SPARKS 16: The Aces (1-0) began with a season-opening victory over the Sparks (1-1) behind 14 points from Lise-Michele Barnett and Ari Parker’s 8 points. The Sparks were led by Lily Stafeil, who also scored 8 points.

Aces vs Sparks Photo Album

PISTONS 22, WARRIORS 10: Ben Rosenfield scored a game-high 15 points, powering the Pistons (1-0) to the win on Friday night. The Warriors (0-1), missing several key contributors, were led by Brian Singleton’s 5 points. Joey Rama added 5 points for the Pistons.

Pistons vs Warriors Photo Album

Saturday, February 2nd

Berkshire Middle School

WOLVERINES 23, SPARTANS 17: The Wolverines held off the Spartans on Saturday morning behind Kyle Moore and Evan Singleton, who both scored 8 points for the Wolverines (1-0). Mohsen El Mallaha scored a game-high 13 points for the Spartans, who fell to 0-2 but have plenty of positives to build on during their bye week.

CHARGERS 33, RAVENS 24: Saba Pachulia (15 points) and Davit Pachulia (12 points) each knocked down a triple in the first quarter, helping the Chargers (1-0) jump out to an early lead. However, Luca Spadafore answered with a big 2nd quarter for the Ravens (1-1) to help get them back in the game. The Chargers were able to withstand the run and eventually pull away for the 9-point victory. Everett Wertz had 6 points for the Ravens.

CAVS 48, LAKERS 33: The Cavs (1-0) put on an impressive offensive display in their first game. They were led by Steven Clippert’s career-high 17 points to along with Omar Zeni’s 11 points. The Lakers (0-1) got 14 points from Jeffrey Sheldon and 8 from Nolan Peterson. 

TIGERS 20, HUSKIES 14: The Tigers bounced back from last week’s loss with a solid victory over the Huskies, who were playing their first game of the season. Nolan Davis led the Tigers (1-1) with 6 points, while Ari Blank and Beau Kennard each added 4 points. The Huskies (0-1) were paced by Omari Pointer Jr. and Evan Wilson, who each scored 5 points.

BRONCOS 21, HOOSIERS 20: The Broncos pulled off a nice come from behind victory on Saturday behind Nate Sherman’s 9 points and Ari Ellis, who scored 7 points. The Hoosiers (1-1) led for most of the game, but were unable to withstand the furious rally from the Bronco’s (2-0). Quaran Creary (6 points), Aiden Binder (5 points) and Jack Ostrowski (4 points) led the Hoosiers.

HOYAS 30, GRIZZLIES 16: The Hoyas picked up a nice opening-weekend victory over the Grizzlies, thanks in large part to their hot start in the first quarter. Chase Kukes scored 8 of his game-high 17 points in the first 7 minutes and the Hoyas never looked back. The Grizzlies (0-1) were able to adjust defensively and got themselves back in the game, but they weren’t able to complete the comeback on Saturday afternoon. Hudson Rosner (7 points) and Andrew Goodman (7 points) paced the Grizzlies. Omar Hassouna and Jaden Ryke each scored 6 points for the Hoyas (1-0).

COMETS 28, WINGS 19: Yazmyne Thorpe scored a game-high 17 points and Nadia Whalen chipped in 11 points, as the Comets moved to 1-0 on the young season. The Wings, led in scoring by Colette Smith (11 points).

Saturday, February 2nd

Covington School

SPURS 42, BULLS 34: Ben Diskin scored 18 points and Christian Hosler added 9 points for the Bulls (0-1), but it wasn’t enough to overcome an incredible performance by Leo Laker and the Spurs. Laker scored a league-high 25 points to propel the Spurs (1-0) in each team’s first game of the season.

BLACKHAWKS 26, KNIGHTS 18: Lance Kukes erupted for 18 points on Saturday, helping the Blackhawks move to 1-0 on the season. The Knights (0-2) held a 13-12 halftime lead, but were unable to hold off the second half surge from their opponent. Xavier Jones led the Knights with 9 points and Drew Zusel chipped in 6 points. Jared Barnett, CJ Brown, Sam Daitch and Finn McLaren all added 2 points for the Blackhawks.

RAIDERS 31, FALCONS 10: The Raiders put on an impressive shooting display in their first game and moved to 1-0 on the season. Matthew Ben scored a game-high 10 points and Zachary Wells added 8 points for the Raiders. The Falcons, missing some key players, were led by Tyler Robinson (5 points) and Khorey Tyson and Khamari Earley each added 2 points.

HEAT 37, CELTICS 31: The Heat picked up a narrow victory on Saturday afternoon thanks to the strong play of the Finn Sparby (11 points) and Ricky Sparby (10 points). Jack Hulgrave led the Celtics (0-1) with 13 points, while Brady Glime, Nathan Lucken and Rishi Thota each scored 4 points. This competitive, back-and-forth contest also saw Robbie O’Dell and Joey Kappaz chip in 4 points apiece.

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