By Steev Riccardo
The Bartlett Indians and Douglas Tigers rivalry was quite evident in the bleachers this past Friday night but, we have to be quick to point out that it is a friendly rivalry because there are still a few Douglas students that suit up in Bartlett uniforms in the fall.
Nevertheless, the cheering in the stands was pretty rambunctious at times. The fact that Akeem Belnavis brought the house down with his third quarter slam-dunk didn’t hurt either. Both sides of the building were cheering that play.
You also had Conlin Postma, who plays on the Bartlett football team, on the court for the Tigers, as well as several other football players that played for the Indians in the Douglas crowd. It all made for an interesting night of high school excitement and a pretty good game too.
Shepherd Hill Boys Hoops:
The Shepherd Hill Rams suffered only their second loss (8-2) of the season Friday night to a very good Northbridge team 65-61. Jesse Gilchrist led the Rams with 21 points in defeat. The Rams play at Southbridge High School in a key match-up next Friday night.
Oxford Boys Hoops:
The Oxford Pirates record dropped to 5-4 following Friday night’s loss to Quaboag at home. Donny Freeland scored 14 in a losing effort for the Pirates, who play their next two games at home against Southbridge on Wednesday and Uxbridge on Friday night.
Local Boys Hoops Scoring Leaders:
Bartlett co-captain Nick Kobel is currently second in Central Mass scoring with a 23.9 average. Belnavis is also in the top twenty with a 14.0 average.
Shepherd Hill’s Chris Patrinos leads the Rams with a 13.5 average, while teammate Matthew Rayla is close behind with a 12.8 average.
Cody Stone leads the Oxford Pirates with a 15.5 average. Pirate teammate Mike James is behind Stone with an 11.1 average.
Local Girls Hoops Scoring Leaders:
Shepherd Hill hoop star Meghan Fornaro currently leads all Central scorers with a 19.2 average. Brooke Packard is averaging 9.7 for the Rams.
Lindsay Bond leads the Bartlett girls in scoring with 11.5 points a game.
Lauren Puishys leads the Oxford Pirates with a 11.5 average.
Bartlett Track N Field Results:
Bartlett competed in an indoor track event last Wednesday night against Woodstock Academy, Auburn High School, Grafton High School, Millbury High School, Quaboag Regional, Southbridge High and Uxbridge High School at Northbridge High School.
Rocco DiStefano and Nikita Truhanovitch finished first and second in the 55 meter dash.
DiStefano also finished in third place in the 300 meters, while Chris Czernicki finished in 16th place.
Truhanovitch continued his dominance, winning the 55-meter hurdle race. Czernicki also fared well, finishing in 12th place for the Indians.
In other results, Truhanovitch came in seventh place in the high jump. Jeremy Guyette finished in second place in the 1000 meters, Arthur Hackenson placed third in the 16-pound shot put. Eddie Hackenson placed seventh in the 12-pound shot put, while teammate Brody Miller came in 13th place in the junior varsity competition.
On the girls’ side, Alicia Garamy placed fifth in the women’s shot put. Amy Panczyk finished 16th in the 55-meter dash and in 16th place in the 300 meters. Leah Dunbar placed 16th in the 1000-meter dash.
- Sunday, 15 January 2012
- Posted in Categories: : View from the Sidelines