Redmen Roundup: Boys' Hockey Slams C-C, Porcaro Leads Girls Hoops
Boys basketball moves to within one victory of the State Tournament.
Tewksbury 6, Concord-Carlisle 2
Tewksbury 5, Boston Latin 2
With every game, the Redmen look stronger and stronger.
Led by the first line of Tyler Salvin and the Petti brothers, Tewksbury rolled over Concord-Carlisle, 6-2. Slavin led the way with two goals and three assists. Derek Petti and Ryan Petti added two goals and two assists each.
Sophomore goalie Kyle Paquette earned the win in net with 18 saves.
Derek Petti and Ryan Petti each finished with 2 goals and 2 assists for Tewksbury. Dario Riparo, Jeff Giasullo and Shannon Alukonis had 1 assist each for Tewksbury.
Derek Petti and Pat Doherty scored two goals each to lead the Redmen to a 5-2 win over Boston Latin. The game was actually tight throughout, with the score tired 2-2 with two minutes to play.
Petti's goal with 1:38 to play put Tewksbury in front for good. The Redmen scored a couple of empty-net insurance goals to ice the victory.
Shannon Alukonis had two assists.
With the win, Tewksbury improves to 13-2-1 overall and 9-1-1 in MV/DCL Div. 2.
Tewksbury 51, Lawrence 36
Tewksbury's amazing late-season run continued with a 51-36 win over Lawrence high.
Junior Chelsee Porcaro was dominant in the paint with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Sophomore Shannon Smith chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds. Shannon Semenza added 10 points.
With the win, the Redmen improved to 8-8 overall and 6-1 in the MVC Division 2. TMHS is now tied for first place in the league with Chelmsford.
Tewksbury 63, Billerica 51
The Redmen are now one win away from a berth in the State Tournament after a huge 63-51 win over Billerica.
Sophomore Alex DiRocco poured in a game-high 23 points to pace Tewksbury. Freshman Tenaglia chipped in with 13 points and junior Kevin Dick added 10.
With the win, the Redmen improved to 7-11 on the year. They have league games coming up with Wilmington and Dracut. A win over either one will put Tewksbury into the tournament.
Lincoln-Sudbury 2, Tewksbury/Methuen 0
The Warriors managed to shutdown the high-powered Red Ranger offense in a 2-0 win.
Niamh Cote and Kelly Blackwell played well in defeat for Tewksbury/Methuen. Goalie Taylor Lirakis, recently named to the Shriners' All-Star Game, turned in an outstanding effort with 43 saves to keep the game close.