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1-18-18 SGI Coaches Corner

Varsity Girls’ Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey

The Varsity girls basketball team played host to Iroquois last Thursday night and lost 67-31. Despite the lopsided loss, the Lady Griffs played hard for all 32 minutes and gave themselves multiple opportunities to stay in the game.

Ryan Stedman played aggressively on the inside and perimeter, Grace Zabawa was excellent getting the ball out in the open court, Sydney Rosati was tough at the top of the zone defensively, and Mackenzie Engel was a physical presence on the interior. Ivette Lewandowski was fantastic, scoring 15 points on the night and battling on both ends of the floor. She showed a lot of toughness and heart throughout the game.

Varsity Bowling, Coach Kevin Farner

The Springville boys and girls varsity bowling team competed in two road matches last week, Jan. 10 at Lackawanna and Jan. 11 at Eden.

The boys suffered their first defeat of the season at Lackawanna in a tight 4-3 contest. The home team won the total pin fall by only 12 pins (3915-3903), and that was the point that ultimately decided the match. The Griffs were once again led by their standout senior Nick Abdo with a 224 high game and a 640 three-game series. Other notable scores: Gage Marvin 202-538, Matt Warner 204, Matt Agle 200 and A.J. Slippy 190.

The boys bounced right back into the win column the next day at Eden, bringing home a 5-2 decision. It was a very balanced victory, led by Warner with 554, Emmitt Collins 551, Marvin 549, and Abdo 541. Tom Starks also pitched in with a 190 game.

The girls won both of their matches with 7-0 shutouts. At Lackawanna, Cece Krezmien led the scoring with personal highs of 227-575. Beth Schneider added a personal high 526 series, and Emily Leverentz chipped in a 480.

The Eden match was the Lady Griffs’ top team effort of the year. The 10 girls who participated in the match had a very respectable average score of 149 per game. Emily Leverentz once again shined with 231-549, Beth Schneider shot 200-504, Megan Schneider 191, and Krezmien 193.

The games rolled by the Schneider sisters were both personal highs.

Both teams now stand at 5 wins, 1 loss and have punched their tickets to the Section 6 championships.

The teams wrap up regular season play with home matches Jan. 16 versus J.F.K., Jan. 17 against Pioneer, and away contests the Jan. 18 and 24 at Holland and Pioneer, respectively.

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