Amity Dunks the Competition

Friday night turned out to be a memorable one for the Amity High School Boys Basketball Team, and even more so for the seven teammates playing for their Senior Night. {{more}} Amity sealed the deal with a dominating heart felt victory over the East Haven Yellow Jackets with a final score of 62-30, Spartans.

Home field advantage seemed to be a big contributor in the win Friday night as the bleachers were packed with Spartan fans cheering in red, white, and blue– this to commemorate our fallen soldiers.

Amity opened up with the hot hand garnering an early lead and playing tough, clean, and physical all night. Amitys defense was a main contributor in the contest holding the Yellow jackets to only 30 points all night. Amity ended the first quarter with a 17-6 lead.

The Spartans came out in the second quarter just as they left with fast brake points across the board. Amity continued to play aggressive and held the yellow jackets to only 8 points taking a commanding 35-14 lead into halftime. Gardner Broderick added 9 points on 4 field goals, while Remi Farrel led the Spartans with 11 points -3 field goals coming from high-flying dunks.

The second half Amity opened strong. Ben Levine hit two crucial jumpers adding to the already large lead and East Haven attempted a come back but couldn’t make it within a 25 point mark of Amity’s score. The quarter ended with 50-23, Amity.

Up until the final buzzer, Amity ceased control of the match with a comfortable double-digit lead locking down the East Haven attack on defense. The Spartans dominated the glass out rebounding and out hustling their opponent.

“We played a good game and didn’t get distracted”, said Head Coach Jeff Nielsen. “We came out strong from the start and paced ourselves well to finish strong”.

A comfortable victory Friday night reassures Amity and improves their record to an impressive 14-4 over the season. With number one Fairfield Prep right around the corner, we look forward to watching Amity as they move in to their second half of the season.