With varsity sports done for the season, the Red Hook Men’s Basketball League is the only game in town now, and it’s pulling in teams from all across the area for court time at Red Hook’s Rec Park.
The league, headed by Kevin Moul, features an upper level A-League and a combined lower-division B/C-League, which had been separate in previous years.
In A-League action since the games began in early June, Matt Parr Insurance, from Red Hook, is running the table. Parr nabbed two wins early on, including a 64-62 nailbiter over Bard — in which Kevin Cayea laid down 32 points for Parr and Frank Stortini had 29 for Bard — and a 78-62 win over the Hawks, from Rhinebeck; Dennis Hare had 27 for Parr, while the Hawks’ Corey van Wagner led his team in scoring with 32. The Hawks have opened up 0-2, suffering a 56-49 loss to Arlington. Van Wagner tied for the scoring lead in the game with teammate Travis Banks at 15; Lou DeGalmo led Arlington with 12.
Arlington, from Poughkeepsie, has also opened up with two wins, scoring their second over Dutchess Beer from Poughkeepsie/Kingston, 48-39. Justin Cooper had 23 for Dutchess, while Derek Hart had 10 for Arlington. Dutchess Beer has split their opening campaign, getting a 60-45 win over Point Break Tennis, from Rhinebeck; Justin Cooper of Dutchess led all scorers with 23, and Bryan Hart had 12 for Point Break. Point Break also fell to Bard, 55-33; Shawn Holzmann of Point Break led all scorers with 17, and Joe Stortini had 13 for Bard.
Ryan McCann Insurance from Red Hook opened the B/C division up with a quadruple overtime game against Thruway Nissan from Kingston, beating them 39-37 (at a scoring rate of about six points per quarter, combined); Jake Pinto led all scorers with 14 for Nissan, and Travis Rausch had 13 for McCann. McCann is 2-0 with another overtime win over Colonial Subaru from Kingston, 55-53; Jesse Smith led all scorers with 34 for McCann, and Matt Jantzen had 15 for Subaru. Thruway Nissan from Kingston has opened up 0-2, suffering a loss at the hands of Matt Parr, 63-31; Justin Cooper led all scorers with 31 for Parr, and Jake Pinto had 10.
Parr is staying hot in the B/C division too. They’ve started 2-0, grabbing a second win over Raiders of Red Hook, 69-55; Cooper led all scorers with 23 for Parr, and Tucker Griffin had 21 for Raiders. Raiders has had a tough go to start, dropping a second game to Minnow Motors of Poughkeepsie, 34-27, in which Griffin led all scorers with 13 and Minnow’s Jerrell Dixon had 10. Minnow has won their first two games, beating Landworks 44-27; Dixon tied for the scoring lead with Landworks’ Mike Rogers at 14. Landworks has started 0-2, losing to BFAS in overtime 48-42; Les Ollson led all scorers with 15 for BFAS, and Rogers, again, had 14 for Landworks. BFAS has split their opening pair, falling to Matt’s Auto Body from Salt Point, 51-30; John Guerroro had a baller night for Matt’s, putting down 30, while Mandy Fuchs had 21 for Matt’s. Matt’s has gone one-for-two at the beginning of the season, falling to a strong Spectrum Graphics team, 45-31; Shawn Holzmann led Spectrum with 13, and Matt Kennedy led Matt’s with 10. Spectrum got a second win over Christina’s Pizza, 49-27, in a game in which Demetrius Smith had 14 for Spectrum.
Germantown has been a B/C surprise so far, going 2-0 to start the season. They beat Colonial Subaru, 54-31, in a game in which Germantown’s Corey Van Dam led with 12 points, and Subaru’s Mike Moore had 10. They also beat Village Pizza of Red Hook, 61-50; Germantown’s Scott Baylor led all scorers with 18, and Bill Diedrick had 13 for Village.