SPFHS Sports Wrap-up for Jan. 13-22
Thursday, January 23, 2014 • 7:00am
Boys Basketball: The Scotch Plains-Fanwood (SPF) boys basketball team won two of its three games this week, improving their record to 7-4. On Jan. 14, SPF traveled to Delaware Valley and won, 64-61. Leo Ramos led the team in scoring with 20 points and Jack Poillon chipped in nine points. Thursday the Raiders hosted Gov. Livingston and defeated their rival for the second time this season, 60-54. Ramos led the team in scoring with 24 points. Josh Acosta and Poillon each scored seven points in the game. The Raiders suffered their first loss this week against Westfield, 73-54. Ramos scored nine points and, for the third straight game last week, led the team in scoring. Poillon and Emendo Thomas scored eight points each in the game. SPF will play its next game at home against Union Catholic on Jan. 24.
Girls Basketball: The Raiders went 1-2 this week, dropping their record to 3-8. SPF played its first game on Jan. 14 against Oak Knoll and won, 51-49. Madison Maisel led the team in scoring with 14 points and hit four three pointers in the game. Thabitha Dwunfour had a double-double in the game with 10 points and 13 rebounds. The team then traveled to Summit on Thursday and lost, 49-42. Amani Williams scored q0 points for the Raiders. Gov. Livingston traveled to Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Friday and lost, 47-42. Maisel scored 13 points in the game. SPF will host Plainfield on Jan. 23.
Boys Ice Hockey: The Raiders went 0-2-1 this week, making their record 2-9-2. On Jan. 13, SPF lost to Cranford, 8-1, with Jared Figueroa scoring the only goal for the Raiders off an assist from John Bruckman. SPF then played rival Westfield on Thursday and got shut out, 10-0. The Blue Devils scored five goals in the first period. Scotch Plains-Fanwood tied Hopewell Valley, 3-3, on Saturday. Eric Hogan scored two goals for the Raiders and Patrick Henkels also scored a goal. Bruckman, Figueroa, Henkels and James Zambri each had one assist in the game. The team lost to Dayton, 3-2, on Monday. Michael Hosmer and Davey Leong each scored a goal in the game. SPF will play Millburn on Saturday in search of its third victory of the season.
Boys Bowling: The bowling team went 1-2, making the team’s record 5-6. On Jan. 15, the team defeated Roselle Park. Abraham Cho bowled a high game of 229 pins and Matthew Haas bowled a high game of 223 pins. On Thursday, the team lost to Roselle Catholic. On Friday, the Raiders lost to Westfield. Jeremy Haas had the best high game with 250 pins for the Raiders and Sam Mahler bowled a high game of 213 pins. The bowling team will next compete against Westfield on Jan. 24.
Boys Swimming: The Raiders went 2-0 this week to improve their record to 8-1. Their first meet was at Plainfield on Jan. 14 and SPF won, 126-40. SPF took first in every race at the meet. Chris Bubnov took first in the 200 meter freestyle finishing the race in two minutes and 13 seconds. Matt Marino took first in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 59 seconds. Sam Bebout completed the 100 meter breath stroke in one minute and 22 seconds to take first for SPF. Jan. 15 the team dominated Gov. Livingston 115-55. Marino won the 200 meter freestyle and finished with a time of two minutes and three seconds. Alex Skoog won the 50 meter freestyle and finished the race in 23.98 seconds. Nolan Kearns won the 500 meter freestyle with a time of five minutes and 18 seconds. The Raiders will compete against Pingry on Jan. 23.
Girls Swimming: SPF went 2-0 this week, making their record 7-1. On Jan. 14 the team defeated Plainfield, 128-40. Grace O’Brien won the 200-meter freestyle and finished the race in two minutes and 16 seconds. Julie Haggan won the 100-meter freestyle in a time of one minute and three seconds. Caroline Cook took first in the 500 freestyle, completing the race in six minutes and 23 seconds. The team blew Gov. Livingston out of the water Jan. 15 121.5-48. Stephanie Judge won the 200 freestyle for SPF in two minutes and five seconds. In the 50 meter freestyle, Kate Musso took the event finishing in 26.78 seconds. The 500 meter freestyle was won by Casey Daudelin for Scotch Plains-Fanwood, completing the race in 5:54. The Raiders will look to earn another victory Thursday against Pingry.
Boys Indoor Track: The Raiders have competed in several meets this season, their latest one being the Polar Bear Invitational on Jan. 4. Several competitors for SPF placed in the top ten in their events. Quincy Sanchez placed first in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.3 seconds. Alex Livernois placed third in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:30. Kobe White placed fourth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.06 seconds. Brian Deutschmeister finished ninth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:56. Scotch Plains placed first in 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:38.08. Cameron Smith, Jordan Jones, White and Merlin Edmond were all a part of the relay team. These competitors for SPF also together ran the 4x400 meter relay and placed third with a time of 3:46. Joe Dzuback won the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:41. This was Dzuback’s first race of the winter season and his time is the sixth-best for the 1,000-meter run in New Jersey.
Girls Indoor Track: Just like the boys, the girls team has competed in several meets, their latest one being the Polar Bear Invitational. Multiple runners placed in the top 10 of their events. Devora Ward placed sixth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.87 seconds. Dariana DeVore placed eighth in the same race with a time of 7.98 seconds barely beating fellow SPF runner Amber Simmons who finished ninth. Ward, Simmons, Christine Nocum and DeVore raced together in the 4x200 meter relay and placed third with a time of 1:54. Kailyn Reilly, Shannon Reilly, Nocum and Annie Pierce raced together in the 4x400 meter relay and placed seventh with a time of 4:36.
Trevor Skanes is a senior at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School and has a passion for the field of journalism. This is his third year on staff at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s newspaper, The Fanscotian. Trevor was the sports editor last year and now is one of the editors-in-chiefs for the newspaper. Last year, Trevor won an award from GSSPA, for best news story in division B in the state of New Jersey. For the school year 2013-2014, Trevor will be the sports editor of the Scotch Plains Edition of the Alternative Press and will write the SPFHS Sports Wrap Up every week.
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