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Bonsignore, Christopher, Zeiner and Iles to Saturday’s main

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Atlantic City — Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles won the four 20-lap TQ Midget A-Main qualifiers on Friday night at the Boardwalk Hall for the NAPA Know How Indoor Racing Championship. These four will now advance to Saturday night’s 40-lap Gambler’s Classic.

The winner of the Gambler’s Classic will receive a $5,000 first place prize.

Bonsignore won the first 20-lap feature. Following his first-place finish, Jimmy Blewett was second and Ryan Tidman was third.

Christopher — who suffered a penalty early in the race — surpassed Ryan Flores, who was 0.195 seconds behind, and Ryan Preece for the win.

“It doesn’t mean much really,” Christopher said. “Other than getting in the feature.”

Zeiner was able to get the win over Jesse Maurer, who was 0.464 seconds behind. Dakota Kessler was third in the third A-Main Qualifier.

“We have changed everything on this car more than once,” Zeiner said. “The track is pretty good for us now. I hope it stays that way.”

Then, in the fourth A-Main Qualifier, Mike Iles took the final spot from Friday’s race into Saturday’s main feature. Iles held off Matt Janisch, who was 0.177 seconds behind, and Tim Buckwalter, who was third.

“These cars are physical,” Iles said. “I have sole off the Modifieds, but I think I’ll spend a few more years driving these cars.”

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

EWING, NJ — The College of New Jersey Lions women’s basketball team got back on track with another win. They defeated the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights, 61-44, at Packer Hall on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions win snapped a three-game losing streak. They are now 9-10 and 6-7 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

The Gothic Knights fell to 4-16 with the loss. They are presently on an eight-game losing streak.

New Jersey City outscored TCNJ 16-9 in the fourth quarter. Charlotte Schum had five of the nine points in the quarter for the Lions.

TCNJ led by 27 points several time in the second half. The Lions were up by as much as 19 points at 35-16 when Katy Amato made a layup in the paint.

Kianna Briggs led the Gothic Knights with 15 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal. Stege Haxhaj added eight points, eight rebounds and three steals.

Fellow starters Marcielle Richards, Atonie Johnson and Hannah Garvin combined for 0 points. Richards had two rebounds, while Johnson also had two rebounds, an assist and two steals.

Gavin did not register a stat line after just playing three minutes.

NJCU was 3-of-5 from three-point range. Briggs made all three three-pointers.

The Gothic Knights had 21 bench points. Ziyadah Williams led these players with nine points, 13 rebounds, an assist and a block.

Schum led the Lions with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal. Kim Dana added 11 points, a rebound, five assists and six steals. Chiara Palombi contributed eight points, five rebounds, a block and a steal.

Fellow starters Kate O’Leary and Amato combined for 12 points. O’Leary had two rebounds and five assists. Amato also had a rebound, an assist, a block and two steals.

TCNJ was 11-of-25 from beyond the arc. Schum made four three-pointers, while Dana made three and O’Leary added two more three-pointers for 9 of the 11. Cindy Napolitano and Nicole Shatsky aldo made a three-pointer each.

The Lions had 12 bench points. Napolitano led these players with five points, a rebound and a steal.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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