Cadet Division Summaries 1215
THUNDER OVER ROCKETS
The Thunder pulled out the victory over the Rockets. They put together another solid team effort on both ends of the floor. The defense was led by Aiden Trulli and Joshua Maher. Bobby Branchaud and Taylor Pendleton were active on both the offensive and defensive boards. Branchaud and Jonathan Spanos passed the ball well leading to quality shots for teammates. The balanced scoring attack had points from Nicholas Alvarado, Matthew Duggan, Connor Griffin, Brady McHugh, and Trulli.
After some early scoring troubles the Rockets kicked it up getting three players in the scoring column. The Rockets were led by Marcus Canas scoring two points and both Michael Sullivan and Shane Exilhomme scoring three points each. In addition, Shane Exilhomme had an all around excellent game playing tremendous defense and rebounding as well. Colin Goggins and Marcus Canas did an excellent job of rebounding on defense with Jack Stadtman, Timmy Panilitas and Michael Sullivan showing very strong ball handling skills. Jordan MacKenzie, Adam Ellegood and Jack Callahan played very aggressive defense for the Rockets as well.
RAPTORS OVER SIXERS
Raptors were forced to make some early changes to score against the Sixers . Tight defense up front kept the Raptors from taking the lane. Raptors had a lot of ball movement. Defensive plays by Eric Bellavia, Cooper Frye, Nick Wilson and Daniel Richardson held the Sixers back. The Raptors were victorious due to the passing of the ball. Offensive points were scored by Tommy Crawford, JJ Svendsen, Jack Pelletier , Brady Lane and Christian Marsden.
The Sixers lost to a very strong and talented Raptors team, but fought hard right to the end. Defensively, Ryan Fleming had a solid game with a handful of steals and also contributed with a basket offensively. Cole Kimtis played outstanding all around pulling down a number of rebounds and added 2 points. Danny Fleming played excellent and had some assists and scored the rest of the Sixers points. Impressive play by Gautham Anooop , Pouriya Mehrabani, and Kyle Adams helped with some standout defense, and much improved James Carroll and John O’Donnell added to the offense.
T-WOLVES over KNICKS
The T-Wolves returned to their winning ways with some balanced scoring in their third win of the season Saturday over the hardworking Knicks. The T-Wolves were the hot team right from the start. The scoring was led by Luke Maresca (11pts) and Derek Wilkinson (6pts). The offense was rounded out by Ian Maresca (4pts), Brandon Wood (2pts), Joey Arsenault (2pts), Johnny Norwood (2pts), and Abhi Ligareddy (2pts). The defense was led by tenacious guard and forward play by Chandler Dubay, Kodie Legrand, and Eddie Galante, each of whom had great shot attempts and excellent rebounds.
The Knicks struggled to score early on, but remained competitive thanks to their defensive pressure. Quinn Brown continued to provide excellent on the ball defense and Blake Ryder once again helped control the boards with several tough rebounds. Jayden Donaher made his season debut for the Knicks on Saturday and also chipped in with a strong rebound of his own. Tyler Trodden and Daedon Bere contributed with some great passing that setup scoring chances that the Knicks couldn’t quite capitalize on. The Knicks finally broke their scoring drought when Trevor Trodden extended his scoring streak by sinking a jump shot just inside the free throw line. This was the start of a mini scoring run that continued thanks to back to back buckets by Nick Polimeno. However, that was as close as the Knicks could get.
HAWKS 20 SUNS 12
Defense was the name of the game in the first quarter. Both teams went scoreless due to the tenacious “D”. Christian Smith made some great passes and led the team with 8 points. Sean Connolly did a great job as a guard bringing the ball up and passing to the open player. William Eskenas was a defensive dynamo and added a basket for his effort. Brady Litton made a big difference inbounding the ball to the open players and getting back on defense to stop 2 fast breaks. Johnny Ragguci pulled down 4 rebounds and added a hoop to his tally for all his hard work on the boards. Albie Bosworth got of a great shot, played some smoking hot defense and made some outstanding passes. Michael Hill was named the defensive player of the game for his play on both ends of the court getting off a great shot, blocking 2 shots and tipping numerous balls to keep them alive for the Hawks go gain possession.
CELTICS OVER PISTONS
Leading the Celtics in scoring was Ryan Melo with 10 points, Jeremy Perez and Alex Arbogast with 4 points each, and Romyn Lorick with 2 points. Defensive standouts were Leo Strangman, Danny Franklin and Robert Ryan with strong rebounding.
Intermediate Summaries 12/15
Bucks 16 Suns 12
In an exciting game right until the finish the Bucks pulled out their first win of the season. Jake Dillon leading the way scoring 6 points and Kyle Strong following up dropping in 5 points. Also scoring were Jason Richardson with 3 points and Chris Dami with 2 points. Playing some great defense for the whole game were Derek Stienbrecker, Cam Grace and Cam O’Hearn. Coming up big on the boards were Jake Winter, Josh Winter and Raymond Humphrey.
Jazz 36 - Wizards 29
The Jazz won their 2nd straight game Saturday by getting past the unbeaten Wizards 36 – 29. It was another total team effort across the board. The Jazz started out strong thanks to the hot hand of Ryan Meuse who knocked down 8pts. Joshua Donaher continues his strong play down low also scoring 8pts. Josh Pelletier who lead the team with 9pts had a huge basket in the closing seconds and also some big free throws late. Round out the offense for the Jazz, Sam Fortier had 5pts including a big free throw late, Derek Wallace had 4pts and played great on both sides of the ball. Jack Callinan had 2pts and just played outstanding defense down low. Pat Moge and Nick Stephens both ripped down rebounds and played great defense. Matt Pelletier played great defense and moved the ball well.
Nate Wilkinson who handled the ball well, took some goods shots that just didn’t fall. Just a great overall team effort!
Celtics 33, Hornets 28
The Intermediate Celtics came away with a win against the Hornets in a hard fought game. Leading the way in scoring was Evan Wood exploding for 12pts. Follow up scorers were Nathan Ell (10pt), Joey Schifano (5pts), Jeff Moore (2pts), Ryan Anderson (2pts), and Jimmy Strickler (2pts). Following up the scoring was Jimmy Strickler (2pts). An outstanding performance was turned in by Ryan Smith turning away key shots in the last minutes of the game. Other outstanding key plays were turned in by Kyle Burris and Jarryd Hickey.
Thunder vs. Bobcats
The Thunder continued their winning ways, with a 23-10 victory over the Bobcats. Nick Catizone led the scoring, supported by a balanced scoring attack. Eight different players scored for the Thunder! Nick Chinappi, Alex Kelleher and Derek Leffler scored on the fast break, while Jason Molea broke out his version of an old-fashioned hook shot....nothing but net! Andrew Ferreira, Patrick Dunn and Evan McCarthy got their points closer to the paint. Guards John Nowell and Ryan Joyce were key in distributing the ball.
Junior Division Summaries
Celtics 16 - Warriors 12
The Celtics came away with a hard fought 16-12 victory or the Warriors Saturday night.
Good heads up passing, patience and team work were key to this game.
Playing a pivotal roles were Patrick Killion and Nathan Jones. Patrick stopped penetration
on the strong side and Nathan had multiple rebounds and assists.
Derek Munroe stopped multiple breakaways beating the opposition down court several times. Matthew Ferreria and James Reardon disrupted the Warriors offense with multiple steals.
Robert Chisholm and Liam MacDonald played solid defense keeping the Warriors big men in check. Jacob Bragg stepped up playing well in the unfamiliar forward position.
Scoring came from almost every where with multiple people contributing.
Scoring two points each were Derek Munroe, Matthew Ferreira, Liam MacDonald,
Robert Chisholm and Jacob Bragg. High scorer for the Celtics was James Reardon with six points.
76ers vs. Spurs
The 76ers started off the game strong scoring 6 pts. in the first quarter and holding the Spurs to only 1pt. By the end of the second quarter the 76ers kept the pressure on with good passing and dribbling headed by Mark Bradley, Mit Patel, Dominic Cohen, Arya Membrani, Logan Reinhard, Zach Hines and Adam Trudeau. The 76ers finished the second quarter by scoring 10 points and increased their lead by the score of 16-7.
Nikolas Smith, Logan Reinhard, Damian Hadden, Paul Manzi and Adam Trudeau were aggressive on rebounds which helped the 76ers extend possessions and helped limit the Spurs offensive possessions. All of the 76ers played great team defense which helped amount to their 3rd win of the season by the score of 34-13. 76ers scoring finished with Adam Trudeau (12pts), Zach Hines (8pts), Paul Manzi (6pts), Mark Bradley (4pts), Mit Patel (2pts) and Logan Reinhard (2pts).
Cavs vs Clippers
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The Junior Cavs vs Clippers was one in which the Cavs played with a lot of heart. The team was down 3 players by half time due to injury or prior commitments.
Each player had several shots on basket and played very well defensively.
The Junior Cavs with Joshua Astuti, Jason Barnes, Michael Bottaro , Justin Charlton, Jake Kaiser, Dhruv Kaushal, Patrick Letourneau, William Mance, Quinn McCarthy, and Jack O'Neill played an excellent game and scored 11 points.
Other Cavs players who scored were: Dhruv with 2 points, Patrick with 4 points, William with 1 point, and Qinn with 4 points.
LAKERS BEAT WIZARDS
Another high scoring attack by the Lakers who won 25-6. Lakers went into this game down two players, so others were asked to step in, and that's just what they did.
First quarter was lead by Cam Hodgson (5) and Jason Martineau (4) each with two quick baskets and Cam would follow up with an additional free throw point. At the end of the first quarter Lakers lead 9 - 0 and never looked back and took control of the game.
Kind of a slow start to the second quarter with some late points added by Tyler Demers (2) and Jason Martineau (2) to end the first half with a 13 - 4 lead, with some great defense from Pat and Matt Rosemond.
Third quarter started like the second quarter, slow start for the Lakers due to some great defense by the Wizards, again with some late scoring drives by Cam Hodgson (4) and Tyler Demers (2). Fourth quarter was lead by Tyler with two more baskets (4) and a nice basket from a great rebound from Shane McDonald (2).
Lots of great offensive and defensive plays made by Mihir Bagul with his notorious ball stealing skills, as well as Robert Cortes grabbing rebounds from under the net. Matt and Pat Rosemond, clearly both a threat when they have the ball and with their speed are always involved in the play making. Tyler Raschella and Shane McDonald both adding strong defense....all leading to help the LAKERS to a TEAM VICTORY
Tewksbury 5th Grade White Salvages the Weekend
Tewksbury 5th Grade White had a tough weekend going 1-2. On Friday, 5W lost a heartbreaker in OT on the road in Tyngsboro 36-35. 5W had the lead throughout but Tyngsboro took advantage of Tewksbury’s inability to hit free throws to climb back into the game and ultimately steal the contest in the extra period. Chris Antonelli led the way with 11 points while Garrett Kingston and Tyler Keough each poured in 8. Santino Garofalo added 6 points and Evan Mantel contributed a hoop to round out the scoring.
5W tried to bounce back hours later as they headed north early Saturday to face powerhouse Pelham. Despite a valiant effort, 5W could not keep pace and fell 46-27. The scoring was provided by Antonelli (11), Mantel (5), Kingston (4), Keough (3), Max Cummings (2) and Thomas Barinelli (2).
5W came out determined to make amends on Sunday, and they did just that by beating Timberlane 41-16 at home. Every 5W player contributed both offensively and defensively. The scoring came from Antonelli (12), Garofalo (6), Keough (5), Kingston (4), Nolan Timmons (4), Barinelli (2), Nicky Iannacci (2), Mantel (2), Aidan Doherty (2) and Brodie Tirrell (2).
TBBL Sixth Grade Blue suffer tough loss to Chelmsford (37-35)
In spite of their initial high hopes at half time, the Tewksbury 6th Grade Blue fell to Chelmsford in the final minutes of a home game on December 15, 2012. Tony Mannetta was the top scorer followed closely by Michael Rosenberg. Matt Perron continues to push the ball forward and assisted his teammates’ baskets while managing to score 4 points of his own. Connor Nugent used his height to grab numerous rebounds and put them back up. While CJ Zemetres kept stealing the ball, Sean Whelton did his famous slide defense. Casey DeCost, always in his fashionable Breast Cancer Awareness socks, used his size and speed to set up picks for the team while David Miller grabbed the rebounds and pushed the ball up the court. Derek Schumaker not only took the blame for his teammate’s foul, but held the ball every time to get it to the other end of the court. Matt Cahill stole the ball so often, the team stopped counting. Fran Pino remains on the injured list. The team remains a work in progress as they develop their leadership and team chemistry.
Tewksbury 8th Grade Blue
The Tewksbury Blue team played their 1st game of the season against Winthrop on Sunday; the teams and the crowd shared a moment of silence for the victims of the Newtown, CT shooting, and a few of the boys had “Newtown CT S.H.E.S.” written on their shoes as a tribute to the victims. Very touching.
The Redmen played aggressively right from the tip off, and drew 5 quick fouls that they converted into an early 4-0 lead. Winthrop quickly fought back to take a short lived 6-4 lead, the teams exchanged some hoops and a few 3 pointers, with Mike Butler (15 points, including 8 for 8 from the free throw line!) and Josh Terrell (19 points, 5 rebounds) both on fire. The teams battled on both ends of the court, and the Tewksbury guards were everywhere, with Andrew Pacheco (3 steals) and Bryan Lelos (2 points, 6 rebounds) causing Winthrop fits. The Redmen led at halftime, 20-17.
Both teams came out even more aggressively to start the 2H, and Tewksbury was a force at both ends with Jon Fuller (9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 points), David Stein (4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 point) and Matty McLaughlin (4 rebounds, 3 points) controlling the boards. Play see-sawed back and forth, with Ethan Trudeau (2 points, 1 steal) and Connor Dane (1 steal, 1 rebound) keeping Winthrop out on the perimeter. The game tightened to 27-26 Tewksbury, until some clutch free throw shooting from Mike, Josh and Matty helped Tewksbury stretch their lead to 38-33. Tewksbury emerged victorious with a final score of 44-39.