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OBGC Spring Basketball Report


The Sparks and Storm recorded wins in OBGC Girls League action this past week in well-played games. The Sparks downed the Mystics to move to 4-0 while the Storm held off a late Liberty rally to gain it’s second win.

Storm (56) Liberty (51) - The Storm jumped out to a 15 point lead in the fourth quarter and then held on as the Liberty cut it to three inside of the final minute.

Jackie Sovie led the way with 19 points including two clutch free throws down the stretch. Katie Sovie added 16 with Alex Steele dropping in 8 points.

Riley Luckie led the Liberty with 23 points draining three threes with Tory Dailey scoring 18.

Sparks (37) Mystics (31)- The Sparks used a 13-0 second quarter spurt on the way to the win.

Kristen Snyder used a nice shooting touch around the basket to score 14 points with Bridget Rust adding eight. Courtney Harrington led the Mystics with 11 points with Jordyn Marcellus scoring 10 in a hustling effort.

Players of the Week

Offensive- Jordyn Marcellus, Katie Sovie. Defensive- Courtney Harrington, Casey O’Donell. Sportsmanship- Gabby Johnson, Jadzia Gleason.


Storm (56) - Steele 4-0-8. Crowley, B. 3-0-6, St. Pierre O. 3-1-7, Sovie , K. 7-2-16, Sovie J. 7-1-2-19 Totals 24-1-5-56

Liberty (51)- Marcellus 2-2-6, Dailey 9-0-18, Luckie 6-3-2-23, Degraw 2-0-4, Totals- 19-3-4-51

Sparks (37)- Moore 1-0-2, Johnson, G. 2-0-4, Snyder 7-0-14, O’Donell 3-1-7, Rust 4-0-8, Sherwin 1-0-2, Totals 18-1-37

Mystics (31)- Lilly 1-0-2, Harrington C. 4-3-11, Widener 4-0-8, Marcellus 5-0-10, Totals- 14-3-31

Standings- Sparks 4-0-4-12, Liberty 2-2-4-8, Storm 2-2-4-8, Mystics 0-4-4-4

Schedule 5/15- 7 p.m. Liberty vs. Mystics 8 p.m.- Sparks vs. Storm


It was a night of high scoring and big individual outputs in the OBGC Senior League as the Lakers remained unbeaten and the Thunder and Celtics also recorded wins at Tom Luckie Sr. Court at the OBGC this past week.

Lakers (88) Knicks (67)- The Lakers broke away from a 4 point halftime lead as Dedrick Johnson used high percentage shooting to score a league high 40 points which included five three-pointers. Colin O’Bryan added 23 and a solid defensive effort and Josh White scored 11.

The Knicks were led by Josh Liebstien with 23 points and 18 from Peyton Lalone on four threes.

Celtics (61) Heat (52)- The Celtics used a balanced scoring attack to record the win as Connor Hannan drilled four of his five threes in the second half on his way to a team-high 18 points. Zane Ramsdell added 14 for the Celtics.

The Heat were led by Darren Bresett who used a nice inside/outside combination to score 23 points and Tyler Knowlton added 14. Thunder (72) Mavs (70)- The Thunder survived a late rally by the Mavs who cut a 15 point fourth quarter deficit to 2 in the closing seconds. Matt Kendall led the way with 28 points with Josh Liebstein scoring 23. Garret Kinnon led the Mavs cause with 34 points and Jon Rogers added 12.

Players of the Week

Offensive- Dedrick Johnson, Darren Bresett. Defensive- Connor Hannan, Zack Kanaly. portsmanship- Matt Tolman, Spencer Mayette


Thunder (72)- Ross 1-2-0-8, Volmer 3-0-6, Kendall 6-4-4-28, Gleason 2-1-5, Manke 4-0-8, Liebstein 5-1-11, Rease 1-1-1-6 Totals 27-7-7-72

Mavs (70) – Pinkerton 1-1-1-6, Kinnon 12-3-1-34, Tully 2-1-5, Piercey 2-2-2-12, Rogers 2-3-0-13, Totals 19-9-5-70


Lakers (88)- Palmer 4-0-8, Johnson D. 12-5-1-40, O’Bryan 8-2-1-23, White 4-1-0-11, Harper 1-1-05, Mayette 0-1-1, totals 29-9-3-88

Knicks (67)- Lalone 3-4-0-18, LaRose, K. 1-4-0-14, McRoberts 2-0-4, Johnson, Mes. 1-0-2, Liebstein 8-1-6-23, Tolman 2-0-4, Totals 17-9-6-67


Celtics (61) Ramsdell 6-2-14, Kanaly 1-2-8, Hannan 1-5-1-18, Lalone 5-1-0-13, Johnson Mec. 1-0-2, Mayette 3-0-6 Totals 17-8-3-61

Heat (52)- Knowlton 4-2-0-14, Farrell 4-1-0-11, Adams 1-0-2, Bresett 8-2-1-23, McRoberts 1-0-2, Totals 18-5-1-52


Standings- Lakers 4-0-4-12, Celtics 3-1-4-10, Mavs 2-2-4-8, Thunder 2-2-4-8, Heat 1-3-4-6, Knicks 0-4-4-4

Schedule- 5/16 6:30 p.m.- Thunder vs. Celtics 7:30 p.m.- Mavs vs. Lakers 8:30 p.m.- Knicks vs. Heat

North Carolina (3-1) has taken over the top spot of the OBGC Wednesday afternoon Elementary ACC League. Maryland and Virginia are next at (2-2) followed by Duke at (1-3). Play continues on Wednesday as Maryland faces Virginia at 3:30 p.m. and Duke tangles with North Carolina at 4:15 p.m.

North Carolina 25 Virginia 21- The Tar Heels (3-1) defeated Virginia (2-2) as Matty Hough, Tyler George, Kelsi Fraser, and Andy Downs led the winning offense. Virginia was led by the efforts of Jackson Jones, Natalie McCormick, Jake Sharpe, and Josh Hunter.

Maryland 37 - Duke 23- Maryland (2-2) defeated Duke (1-3) as Caroline Lalone, Shelby Ross, MeSean Johnson, and Riley Hough led the way.

Duke was led by Sarah Nichols, Madison McCormick, Amanda Self and Harry Powers.

Players of The Week

Offensive- MeSean Johnson, Connor Griffith, Defensive- Caroline Lalone, Matty Hough, Sportsmanship- Aaron Staie, Olivia McRoberts


Purdue remains undefeated at 4-0 in OBGC Thursday Big 10 Play. Indiana and Ohio St are second at 2-2, while Michigan stands at 0-4.

Play resumes on Thursday with Michigan meeting Indiana at 3:30 p.m. while the late game features Ohio St. and Purdue at 4:15 p.m.

Purdue 21 Michigan 17- Purdue improved to 4-0 as Sidney Hosmer makes 2 decisive free throws. Other lead contributions came for Cooper Hunter, Tristen Lovely, and Nolan Rapin. Indiana (2-2) was led by Burklei Dupree, Corbin Durham, Jordan Fennessey, and Tristen Fitzgerald.

Ohio St. 31 Michigan 21 – Ohio St. (2-2) defeated Michigan as Nate McNally, Lynee Lesperance, Cassidy Hargrave, and Noah Steele led the way. Michigan (0-4) was led by Mollie Williams, Braden Free, and Connor Chevrier.

Players of The Week

Offensive- Noah Steele, Sidney Hosmer; Defensive- Nate McNally, Cooper Hunter; Sportsmanship- Connor Chevrier, Claire Rishe


Notre Dame and Syracuse remained tied at 3-1 and hold down the top spot of the OBGC Junior League Big East Division. Georgetown is second at 2-2 followed by UConn at 0-4.

Play resumes on Thursday as Syracuse and Notre Dame will collide at 7 p.m. while the late game features UConn and Georgetown at 8 PM on the Tom Luckie Sr. Court at the OBGC.

Notre Dame 33 UConn 27- Notre Dame improves to 3-1 as Joey Dalton scored a game high 15 points. Nate McCarney added 7 points, while Zade Lesperance added 4 points. UConn was led by Austin Van Gordon with 8 points. Ryan Weaver added 6 points, while Noah Moore chipped in 4 points.

Syracuse 47 Georgetown 40- The ‘Cuse raised its record to 3-1 with the win as they were led by the inside/outside connection of Trent Saumier (20 Points) and Connor Badlam (15 Points).

Matt Ramm added 8 points, while Zach Worden and Cole Meachem added 2 points each for the winners. Georgetown was led by Riley Luckie with 11 points.

Avery Love and Noah Moore added 7 points each, and Marcus Johnson scored 6 points for Georgetown

Players of The Week

Offensive- Trent Saumier, Joey Dalton; Defensive- Nate McCarney, Matt Ramm; Sportsmanship- Ryan Weaver, Avery Love

UCONN 18- Moore 2-0-0-4, Van Gordon 4-0-0-8, Farrar 2-0-0-4, Weaver 3-0-0-6, White 0-1-0-3, Smithers 1-0-0-2 Totals- 12-1-0-27

Notre Dame 52- Grey 1-0-0-2, Lesperance 2-0-0-4, Sargent 1-0-0-2, Kroeger 1-0-1-3, McCarney 2-1-0-7, Dalton 6-1-0-15 Totals- 13-2-1-33

Georgetown- 33- Love 2-1-0-7, King 2-0-0-4, Johnson 3-0-0-6, McCormick 1-1-0-5, Luckie 4-1-0-11, Moore 2-1-0-7 Totals- 14-4-0-40

Syracuse 41- Meachem 1-0-0-2, Wroden 1-0-0-2, Badlam 6-0-3-15, Saumier 10-0-0-20, Ramm 4-0-0-8 Totals- 22-0-3-47

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