What if the best thing that could happen to a program turns out to be a drawback?To be sure, the East Syracuse Minoa boys basketball team’s epochal come-from-behind, last-second win over Jamesville-DeWitt on Jan. 10 proved that the Spartans had, at last, caught up to its more storied neighbors.Yet the games that followed suggested that much more remained to be learned by the Spartans as, returning home last Tuesday night, it got shut down by Central Square in a 55-36 loss.A sectional Class A semifinalist last winter, the Redhawks had started 6-4, but picked a perfect time to catch ESM as it limited the Spartans to just 21 points over the course of the last three quarters.Nick Peterson had 13 points, with Devin Mascato-Buffaloe adding seven points, as Central Square got 15 points and nine rebounds from Brandon Kulakowski and 13 points from Tim Giblin, helped by 10 rebounds from Jayden Bonaparte.By contrast, J-D impressively bounced back from the ESM defeat, handling Amherst (Section VI) less than 24 hours later and then prevailing last Tuesday over Oswego in a 93-51 romp.For much of the game, the Rams were on a pace to hit triple digits, building a 73-37 lead through three quarters and ultimately having five players score in double figures.Gunther Schnorr broke out with a career-best 22 points, while Payton Shumpert had 16 points. John Withers had 12 points, James Saroney got 11 points and Preston Shumpert finished with 10 points.Now, on Friday, J-D faced Auburn and ESM went up against Cortland, and both teams would emerge victorious.With the more difficult assignment, the Red Rams beat the Maroons 66-61, bolting out to a 24-16 first-quarter advantage and protecting that lead well the rest of the way.Payton Shumpert’s 24 points included four 3-pointers. Trey Autry managed 10 points, just ahead of Preston Shumpert and Matt Cieplicki (nine points apiece) as Auburn got 18 points from Shareef Edwards and 17 points from Shaheed Beal.ESM, meanwhile, responded quite well to the Central Square loss, flattening Cortland 71-35 as Peterson, with 18 points, led the way, Mascato-Buffaloe and Matt Burchill-Wright each adding eight points.Moving to girls basketball, J-D had risen to no. 9 in the latest state Class A rankings in advance of appearing last weekend in a tournament in New York City.Before that, though, the Red Rams first took care of Oswego 58-32 last Tuesday night, holding the Buccaneers to four points in the first quarter and, after a slow stretch, going on a 24-8 third-quarter dash.Through it all, Paige Keeler was tough to stop, pouring in 25 points, including four 3-pointers. Momo LaClair’s 13 points featured a trio of 3-pointers as Lily Loewenguth got seven points and Kailey McKenna had six points.Another solid showing followed on Thursday night, J-D handling Auburn 62-37 as it built its margin through the first three quarters, with Keeler again the focal point.Matching what she did against Oswego, Keeler again had 25 points, hitting on four 3-pointers, with LaClair getting 15 points and Loewenguth adding seven points.As for ESM, it lost last Tuesday to Central Square 58-29, unable to recover from a first quarter where the Redhawks held the Spartans to just four points.Overall, Lauren Riihnen led ESM with 10 points, while Angelina Polcaro had eight points. Central Square’s Morgan Ransom led her side with 20 pointsOn Friday, against a 10-1 Cortland side, the Spartans put up a great battle, but lost 42-35 as it was held to four points in the fourth quarter with a chance at the upset.Angelina Thomason led with 10 points, Polcaro adding seven points. Bella Pickard and Lailani Carrion had six points apiece. Kristen Merritt (11 points) and Margaret Starr (10 points) led the Purple Tigers.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: basketballESMJ-D
The Wisconsin Badgers welcomed the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes at the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex Friday night to kick off Big Ten conference play. For the Badgers, it was a chance at revenge after the Buckeyes ended their season in the Big Ten Tournament first round last season.The Badgers (3-2-4) were in prime position to pull off the victory, and headed into the 80th minute with a slim 2-1 lead. Were it not for an Ohio State 84th minute goal, however, Wisconsin would’ve walked out with a much different result than the 2-2 draw that came to be.In the first ten minutes of play, Wisconsin dominated possession. The Badgers collected four corner kicks in the first 17 minutes of play compared to Ohio State’s one, but could not take advantage.Women’s soccer: Badgers gaining momentum after consecutive shutout victoriesAfter a convincing 2-0 triumph over Loyola University Chicago Monday night, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has won Read…Despite the Badgers controlling the ball early in the game, the Buckeyes broke the tie in the 20th minute when Lindsay Agnew snuck a shot past Badgers’ goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem for her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Agnew diced through the Wisconsin defense and was able to beat Clem far post.The Buckeyes continued to press and amassed five corner kicks alongside three shots by the end of the half.Wisconsin responded shortly after halftime and regained momentum when they finally delivered an equalizer in the 49th minute courtesy of Micaela Powers. Powers sent a long, driving shot from the right sideline that confused Ohio State’s defenders and goalie, all seemed to think the ball was the other’s responsiblity. However before they could react, the score was notted up at 1-1.Two minutes later, the Badgers found themselves with the lead in minute 52 on a header from Rose Lavelle assisted by Powers. The goal was Lavelle’s first of the season.“It’s definitely a relief,” Lavelle said. “It’s kind of been a weight on my shoulders, but it’s nice to get it out of the way. Hopefully more will come in the rest of the season.”Wisconsin would have a chance to ice the game with fifteen minutes remaining when Steph Fabry launched a shot that sailed just over the crossbar. The missed opportunity would prove to be costly.The back to back goals by the Badgers in the second half gave strong momentum that almost brought them the victory. Powers said the offensive surge gave the team a new level of belief in themselves.“We had a lot of momentum,” Powers said. “We kept a belief that we could score and that we could win. Knowing that we were winning 2-1 is great for us to know that we can play with any Big Ten team.”Women’s soccer: Redemption on team’s mind after heartbreak of 2015Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 24, 2015, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team did not lose a game. After tying once Read…Possession in the second half heavily favored the Badgers until the final ten minutes. In the 83rd minute, Ohio State sent in a dangerous corner kick that ended in a shot back post which had to be denied by a diving Clem. Two minutes later though, the Buckeyes tied the game on a goal by Nikki Walts by beating Clem on the far post off a cross.By the end of regulation, Wisconsin outshot Ohio State 13-6 and bested the Buckeyes in shots on goal 5-4. Neither team could muster much of a scoring opportunity in overtime with each side only getting one shot and the Badgers getting a long shot on goal in a last second attempt and the end of the first overtime.Out of nine games this season, Wisconsin has played five overtime games, all of which have gone into double overtime. Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins said that these types of games help the team in the end.“I think it makes us mentally strong,” Wilkins said. “I think we’re learning. Hopefully we don’t have to see anymore, but if we do, I think we’re pretty confident that we can pull out a result.”The tie behind them, Wisconsin will now focus on hosting Penn St. Sunday at 1 p.m. at the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich -In a press release last week Attorney General, Dana Nessel, said, “This public emergency is not an excuse to rip people off.”Since early March Nessel’s office has received more than 4,200 complaints about business and individuals price–gouging consumers.A.M. Cleaning Supplies in Ann Arbor has been under investigation for advertising hand sanitizer at $60 for a 12–ounce bottle.The attorney general’s office recently completed an Assurance of Voluntary compliance which is a tool that helps with resolution of an alleged violation.AVC’s were also signed for several online sellers operating storefronts through Amazon.Consumers are encouraged to file a complaint online at Michigan.gov and include as much information as needed for evaluation.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School seniors recognized in bright lightsNext Beer company to make hand sanitizer