TBBL Registration Dates
Sign ups for the 2013-14 Tewksbury Boys Basketball season will take place on the following dates:
March 9 @ Tewksbury Memorial High School 9:00am till Noon
March 13 @ Baseball building 6:00pm till 9:00pm
March16 @ Ryan School Noon till 3:00pm.
Here are Game Summaries from the weekend of Feb. 23
HAWKS 27 SUNS 24
The anticipation for the game of two closely matched teams was running high. William Eskenas who finished the game with 11 points opened the scoring for the Hawks with a basket from down low. Johnny Baker was outstanding bringing the ball up court and getting it to the open player. Johnny Baker had two great shots. Christian Smith had 12 points in his highest scoring effort of the season.
The game was close throughout the four quarters. Albie Bosworth showed great effort when inbounding the ball, looking for the open player and pulling down some solid rebounds. Michael Hill scored a spin move basket. Michael played some solid shutdown defense and blocked some shots. Michael was fouled twice in the act of shooting and got to the foul line for some great foul shots.
Brady Litton had a highlight reel rebound and then brought the ball up, passed to an open player and got the assist. Michael Carlson had three solid attempts at end to end layups. Michael Carlson’s speed just dominated on forcing all players away from the basket. Johnny Ragguci was a rebound and shot blocking machine. Johnny Ragguci in the final seconds of the game pulled down and offensive rebound and put it back to preserve the lead. Sean Connolly was placed on the injured reserve for the final game.
RAPTORS 29 ROCKETS 19
The Raptors finished their season with an impressive win over the Rockets. Cooper Frye, Nicholas Wilson, Eric Bellavia and Daniel Richardson had great shot opportunities. Tommy Crawford, Brady Lane, Christian Marsden and JJ Svendsen combined for most of the scoring along with all of the Raptors playing great defense to pull out a well-deserved victory.
The Rockets were relegated to only five players for this game and all five players contributed equally with each hitting the scoreboard. Leading scorers were Colin Goggins with six, Michael Sullivan with five, Jack Callahan poured in his first four points of the season, as was the case with Jack Stadtman's two points and Jordan MacKenzie chipped in with two points as well. Adam Ellegoode was a supporting member of the team unable to play due to illness but he was there supporting his teammates. It was an exciting end to the season and all players had overall excellent games handling the ball, passing and scoring. Colin Goggins did a tremendous job rebounding and Michael Sullivan distributed the ball very well. Jack Startman had a tremendous game catching, shooting and playing defense and Jack Callahan ball handled and shot the ball extremely well while Jordan MacKenzie played excellent defense.
T-WOLVES 24 CELTICS 14
The T-Wolves (11-1) finished the season strong with a win Saturday against the talented, quick-handed Celtics; the final score was 24-14. The game was close through the second quarter until the T-Wolves pulled away in the second half. The scoring was led by Luke Maresca (8pts), Ian Maresca (8pts), Brandon Wood (3pts), Derek Wilkinson (2pts), Chandler Dubay (2pts), and Joey Arsenault (1pts). Abhi Ligareddy and Johnny Norwood each had great block shots and Kodie Legrand grabbed numerous rebounds to solidify an excellent defensive effort. The team ended the season with a nine game winning streak.
In their final game of the season, the Celtics played a tough all-around game, but could not hold off the offensive rush of the Timberwolves. Collin Strong and Romyn Lorick played tough in the guard position on both offense and defense. Jeremy Perez led the Celtics scoring with 8 points and Leo Strangman added 4, with Ryan Melo contributing 2 points. Robert Ryan, Alex Arbogast, Danny Franklin and Noah Williams were strong defensively with numerous steals and strong rebounding.
Bucks 33 Bobcats 28
With total team effort the Bucks beat a tough Bobcats team in the end 33 to 28. In a game that was back and forth when the Bucks took the lead by six in the fourth quarter and held it. Every player scored with the lead by Jake Dillon with 8 points and Kyle Strong with 7 points. Also, hitting the score sheet was Derek Stienbrecker adding 6 points and Cam O’Hearn with 5 points. All getting one bucket apiece were Jake Winter, Cam Grace and Josh Winter as well as Jason Richardson with 1 point.
The whole team played tenacious defense and never let up and rebounded well throughout the game for a total TEAM win!
Lakers over Warriors
The Final regular season game finally got here, and it was the Warriors vs. Lakers. Both teams started slow, most likely caused by school vacation lag! The Warriors scored first on a couple of foul shots for 1-0 lead. The Lakers responded fast with 2 points by Matt Rosemond, then Cam Hodgson scored 4 points along with Kalu Olu, Jason Marineau and Robert Cortes each adding 2 points. Cam Hodgson closed out the half with 6 more points. The Lakers defense was very strong with Tyler Demers, Sean Fahey, Pat Rosemond, Mihir Bagul and Shane MacDonald all playing tight with great steals and rebounding.
The Second half began with Cam Hodgson scoring 4 more then Matt Rosemond hit a wide open-court jump shot. Kalu Olu was fouled on a nice open-court steal and drive down the court only to be fouled, going 1 for 2 at the line. This ended the game and the regular season with 27-10 win.
Tewksbury 6th Grade Blue
6 Blue hosted Billerica on February 23rd. Fran Pino has shown himself to be a great team player and easily learned the plays, having missed most of the first half of the season due to an ankle injury. Connor Nugent grabbed rebound after rebound while Michael Rosenberg set several picks throughout the game. David Miller shed some blood for the team, but managed to get right back into the game and score a few baskets. (Thank you coach Darren for cleaning the court). Casey DeCost ripped the ball, similar to teammate Derek Schumaker’s signature move. Matthew Cahill grabbed the rebounds and pushed it up the court ahead of Billerica. CJ Zemetres scored a few baskets with great ease. Tony Mannetta showed great shooting abilities throughout the game. Sean Whelton took the ball up the court and into the key several times. Matthew Cahill displayed quick dribbling skills and passes to the open teammate. Matthew Perron stole the ball and kept the other team out of their key with his stretched arms.
On Sunday, the 24th, TBBL 6th Grade Blue played old school, beating Wilmington 37 to 31. The team as a whole displayed a lot of passing and carrying out the moves Coach Mike has taught them. Tony Mannetta was the top scorer (including one 3 pointer) with Connor Nugent on his heels, both grabbing the rebounds and throwing them back up. Matthew Cahill caught the ball a few times when both teams missed their baskets and was able to turn it around to his team.
David Miller was stealing like a felon, and escaped up the court for a few lay ups. Fran Pino kept his eye on the ball and easily intercepted Wilmington several times. CJ Zemetres boxed out and grabbed the ball. Even Coach Darren caught the ball once during the game! Matthew Perron was jumping and defending with great energy. Michael Rosenberg assisted his teammates in making baskets several times, and showed great team work when he, CJ, and Casey DeCost carried out several successful plays. Casey DeCost showed great enthusiasm in getting the ball from the other team. Sean Whelton pushed the ball up the court and into the key, despite the crowd of Wilmington players that tried to stop him. Derek Schumaker was aggressive in grabbing the ball and not letting go, resulting in numerous jump balls.
Tewksbury 5th Grade White
Tewksbury 5 White Performs Well in Tournament Action
Tewksbury 5 White spent February vacation playing 8 games in 9 days. Three of those were part of the Eastern Basketball League's Tournament of Champions where 5W turned in a good showing by winning two of its three games. 5W starting things off with a very impressive 52-22 win over the Haverhill Panthers. The leading scorers were Chris Antonelli with 20 points, followed by Santino Garofalo and Tyler Keough with 8 points each.
Next up was Dorchester. 5W could not get things going in this contest and fell behind early. But the team started to click in the second half and chipped away at the lead closing the gap to just 4 points in the final minute. But the team was out of gas and went on to defeat by a score of 34-24. Leading the scoring was Antonelli with 7 points, followed by Garrett Kingston and Garofalo with 4 points each.
As has been the case all season, 5W showed the ability to bounce back with a vengeance and Beverly was the unfortunate recipient. 5W was all business and dominated the contest winning 42-5. Leading the way yet again was Antonelli with 10 points followed by Garofalo, Thomas Barinelli and Keough all with 8 points. But the story was the suffocating defense that just would not give Beverly any room to operate. Max Cummings, Nicky Iannacci, Evan Mantel, Aidan Doherty and Brodie Tirrell were all over the place and were key reasons why Beverly was only able to manage 5 points.
Tewksbury 5 White Wins 2 of 3 Weekend Games
Tewksbury 5W wrapped up regular season play by taking 2 of 3 games this past weekend. The weekend did not start out well as 5W traveled to Wakefield early Saturday morning to face a tough Wakefield Red team. 5W played well but fell 43-38. Chris Antonelli led the scoring with 11 points followed closely by Garrett Kingston (9) and Tyler Keough (7). The scoring was rounded out by Santino Garofalo (6), Max Cummings (2), Aidan Doherty (2) and Nicky Iannacci (1).
Later that same day, 5W played host to Billerica White and took care of business winning the game 45-33. Keough and Antonelli led all scorers with 12 points each with Kingston dropping 8 points. The balance of the points were added by Cummings (4), Thomas Barinelli (4), Garofalo (2) and Evan Mantel (2).
5W closed out the regular season by beating Haverhill on Sunday by a score of 58-34. 5W got great balanced scoring in this victory with Doherty leading the way with 11 points followed closely by Keough's 10 points. The other scorers were Antonelli (8), Mantel (8), Garofalo (7), Barinelli (7), Kingston (6) and Brodie Tirrell (1).