The boys basketball team is working their way through the
conference schedule and starting to pick up steam along the way. Coming up on
the midway point of the season the Trojans have been able to capitalize with
their speed and athleticism to produce winning results. Garden City has played
with solid defense and good ball movement and the boys have been able to pressure
their opponents into turnovers and poor shooting.
January has been a good month for Garden City as they have
been able to put together two strong games against Westbury and New Hyde Park
with winning margins of 22 and 20, respectively. The most impressive run came
in the New Hyde Park game with a 15-0 third quarter for the Trojans.
The inside play of Ed Blatz, Dan Bonchonsky, Andrew
Granville and Rob Wotczak has given Garden City an edge on the boards and
points in the paint. Blatz picked up two double-doubles in the wins averaging
17 points and 12 rebounds.
On offense the combination of Kyle Skramko, Spencer Bais,
Joe Leighton, and Mark DeSantis work the ball quickly around the perimeter, penetrate
defenses off the dribble and hit shots beyond the three 3 point arc. In the
two victories in January, Bais hit for 19 and 14 points with Skramko
continuing his excellent three point shooting with two in each game.
The big margins of victory have enabled coach Steimer to
also get some strong play off the bench from Michael Collins, Matt Kelly, Chris
Larkin, Ryan Giacini, Dew Pascale, and Ethan Gibbons.
The Trojans have five more games in January and will look to
continue their run.