Dips Ice Cream goes undefeated
Maggie Field | Sun
Above, Dips Ice Cream's Tegan Purtill drives
to the basket on a fast break against Anna
Maria Oyster Bar's Julius Gomes and
Max Miller. Above right, Purtill lays
in two more of the 21 points he scored
in the game.
As the NBA basketball playoffs heat up for the summer, so do the Anna Maria Island Community Center's basketball playoffs. In two out of the three divisions, the regular season championship crown is still up for grabs. Only Dips Ice Cream, in the 14-17-year-old division, has wrapped up first place for the regular season with an 8-0 record.
Just like in the pros, the real quest for the championship lies in the playoffs. During the regular season, there is a first place champion, but all standings are used for placement and game scheduling for the tournament. Every team will make the playoffs and have a shot. The team that has come together the best at the end of the year will be crowned division champs.
First-place finisher Dips will get the first round bye and have fresh legs for the championship game. The team's leading scorer is Tegan Purtill, who has had a terrific season, not only in points scored but also in distributing the ball. Dips has good size under the hoop and scoring play, too, with Connor Field, Justin Garget and Jerry Mayer. The team's offense has been thriving, averaging 54 points per game this year and will be hard to stop.
There is an amazing three-way tie for first place in the 11-13-year-old youth division. Ross Built Construction, Sandbar restaurant and Walter & Associates all have a 5-2 record going into the final week of games. It's hard to predict who will have the edge going into the final regular season week but all three teams play on Wednesday night.
Holy Cow Ice Cream is currently alone in second place and could be the spoiler if it beats Ross Built. Sandbar plays Walter & Associates on Wednesday too and both are tied for first going into that game.
In the 8-10-year-old division at time of press, Beach Bistro and Gettel Toyota are tied for first. They play each other on Monday night, May 21, for the regular season championship. Each time these two teams have met, it has been a very close game. Their last match up was determined by two points in the final seconds of play. David Daigle and Hannah McCracken have been leading the way for Gettel Toyota. Luke Marvin and Franklin Valdez will lead the way for the Beach Bistro.
Who will get the coveted title of tournament championship? Only time will tell but the favorite going into it is Dips Ice Cream, being the only unbeaten team. One thing is for sure though, all of the kids have a chance and all of them will have fun trying.
YOUTH BASKETBALL RESULTS
Walter & Associates 9
Gettel Toyota 12
David Daigle all scoring with 6 points and 4 rebounds; Andrew Austin, Hannah McCracken and Tuna McCracken each chipped in with 2 points for the Gettel Toyota win. For the Walter & Associates team, Tori Walter had 4 points and 9 rebounds, Joey Theil had 3 points and Callen Achor had 2 points.
Island Real Estate 4
Beach Bistro 18
Franklin Valdez had a double-double with 12 points and an unbelievable 31 rebounds. Jack Groves, Luke Marvin and Ava Zink all had 2 points for the Beach Bistro win. For the Island Real Estate team, Conal Cassidy had 2 points and Daniel Sentman had 2 points and 6 rebounds.
Ross Built Construction 37
Walter & Associates 54
Mark Miller and Jack Walter each had a double-double. Miller had 22 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists. J. Walter had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist in the Walter & Associates win. For the Ross Built team, Jake Ross led the way with 15 points and 1 rebound, and Andrew Ross had 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Eat Here 25
Sandbar restaurant 50
J.P Russo led the way with 26 points and 4 rebounds, and Dayton Modderman had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Sandbar win. Leading the way for the Eat Here team, Michael Latimer had 12 points and 3 rebounds, and Adam Clark had 6 points and 13 rebounds.
Southern Greens 21
Holy Cow Ice Cream 38
Moriah Goode led the way with 8 points and 2 rebounds, and Trent Boring, Rory Houston and Joey Stewart all pitched in with 7 points each for the Holy Cow Ice Cream win. Andrew Zink had a double-double and almost all the Sothern Greens points with 19 and 14 rebounds. George Lardas had 2 points and 8 rebounds.
Southern Greens 22
Sandbar restaurant 38
Dayton Modderman had a double-double with 11 points and 20 rebounds. Corey Jacques had 17 points and 4 rebounds for the Sandbar win. George Lardas had 8 points and 9 rebounds, and Andrew Zink added 8 points and 15 rebounds for the Southern Greens team.
Eat Here 31
Ross Built Construction 38
Jake Ross scored 20 points and had 1 rebound. Levi Lengel added 12 points and 4 rebounds for the Ross Built win. Adam Clark had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Jordan Cooly added 9 points and 2 rebounds for the Eat Here team.
Holy Cow Ice Cream 29
Walter & Associates 45
Jack Walter led all scoring with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Mark Miller had a double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Walter & Associates win. Trent Boring had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Joey Stewart chipped in with 6 points for the Holy Cow Ice Cream team.
Integrity Sound 17
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 34
Max Miller had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds; Ryan Gilman had 10 points and a rebound and an assist in the Oyster Bar win. Leading the way for the Integrity Sound team, Joey Carder had 9 points and 2 rebounds, and Pierce Hogan had 4 points and 5 rebounds.
Integrity Sound 40
Dips Ice Cream 57
Tegan Purtill led the way with 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists; Jerry Mayer had 13 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist for the Dip's Ice Cream win. Leading the way for the Integrity Sound team was Burke Hill with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Joey Carder with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 53
Dips Ice Cream 69
Jerry Mayer had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Connor Field had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and also added three assists and three blocks. Tegan Purtill chipped in with 21 points and 6 boards for the Dips win. Julius Gomes had 13 points and 4 rebounds and Max Miller had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds for the Anna Maria Oyster Bar team.
Youth Basketball Schedule
May 23, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Eat Here
May 23, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Walter & Associates (11-13-year-olds) vs. Sandbar restaurant
May 23, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Holy Cow Ice Cream
May 25, Friday, 6 p.m., (8-10-year-olds)
All Star Game
May 25, Friday, 7 p.m., (11-13-year-olds), All Star Game
May 25, Friday, 8 p.m., (14-17 year old), All Star Game
June 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m., awards night for all age divisions
Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results
Florida Discount Signs 4
Slim's Place 7
Aaron Parkin had 4 goals; Aaron Duduks, Rob McLaughlin and Chrissy Rice all had one goal each and Adam Mott had 8 saves in goal for the Slim's Place win. Hampton Harrison had 2 goals, Matt Kretzmann and Jerrod Powell each had a goal and Josh Peurifoy had 11 saves for Florida Discount Signs.
Wash Family Construction 0
Florida Discount Signs 2
Matt Kretzmann had 2 goals and Josh Peurifoy had 10 saves in the Florida Discount Signs win. Norman Fleet had 5 saves for the Wash Family Construction team.
Agnelli Pools & Spa 2
Best Buy 7
Zoran Kolega had 3 goals, Kelsea Bachman had 2 goals; Lyn Clarke and Rico Beissert had 1 goal each and Pedro Gonzalez had 13 saves in the Best Buy win. Leslie Lewis had 2 goals, and Troy Shonk had 7 saves for Agnelli Pools and Spa.
Pink & Navy Boutique 2
Slims Place 6
Aaron Duduks and Aaron Parkin each had 2 goals, Tyler Krauss and Sean Sanders each added a goal and Adam Mott had 10 saves in the Slim's Place win. Damir Glavan and Anthony Rasulo each had a goal, and Scott Rudacille had 9 saves for Pink & Navy.
Don Meilner & Son Construction 4
Island Pest Control 4
Tim Tedesco had 3 goals and Paul Hayward added a goal and Nate Talucci had 10 saves for the Don Meilner & Son Construction team. Adam Bujarski and Greg Ross each had 2 goals and Blair Schlossberg had 6 saves for the Island Pest Control team.
Adult Soccer Schedule:
May 24, Thursday, 6 p.m., Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa
May 24, Thursday, 7 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Florida Discount Signs
May 24, Thursday, 8 p.m., Slim's Place vs. Best Buy
May 24, Thursday, 9 p.m., Pink & Navy Boutique vs. Wash Family Construction
Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results
Island Sun newspaper 36
Gator Man Pools 83
Aaron Duduks led the way with a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds; Sean Hubbard also had a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards in the Gator Man Pools win. Nate Coleman had 22 points and 3 rebounds, and Lisa Worthy had 6 points and 2 rebounds for the Island Sun.
The Feast restaurant 48
B. Y. Construction 51
Matt Ray had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Eric Gledhill had 16 points and 8 rebounds for the B.Y. Construction win. Jonathan Moss had 15 points and 2 rebounds, and Robert Serrano had 13 points and 4 rebounds for the Feast team.
Adult Basketball Schedule:
May 29, Tuesday, 6 p.m., BeachHouse restaurant vs. Gator Man Pools
May 29, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; The Feast restaurant vs. Beach to Bay Construction
May 29, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. B. Y. Construction
May 29, Tuesday, 9: p.m., The BeachHouse restaurant vs. Island Sun newspaper
Youth Baseball Results:
Miller Electric 5
Beach Bums 14
Youth Baseball Schedule
May 23, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Gulf-Bay Realty vs. Air & Energy
May 23, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
May 25, Friday, 6 p.m., Air & Energy VS. Gulf-Bay Realty
May 25, Friday, 7:15 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Miller Electric
June 4, Monday, 6 p.m., Tee Ball Awards Night
June 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Coach Pitch Awards Night