Intermediate Division Summaries
Suns 25 v. Bucks 15
Both teams showed great sportsmanship. Mike Sarno Jr. and Chris Zdinak gave 100% effort. Mike Sarno Jr. scored the most points (7 pts.) and Chris Zdinak scored (6 ). Jay Ghandi showed his good ball handling skills (2) and Bradley Denis stood out with great defense. Dylan Franko, (Matrix Man), covered the court and above, scoring (4 ). Mathew Dugan was open and ready all the time scoring 2 points. Jake Durant showed his skills as a center getting a good amount of rebounds (2). The entire team focused on the game and went all-out. Great team effort.
The Suns were tough right from the start and never let up even with a 4th quarter surge the Bucks could not catch up. Leading the Bucks in scoring were Derek Stienbrecker with 6 points and Kyle Strong with 5 points. Also chipping in was Jake Dillon and Jason Richardson with 2 points each. Coming up tough on defense were Raymond Humphrey, Josh Winter and Cam O’Hearn. Key rebounds were grabbed by Chris Dami and Cam Grace throughout the game.
Hornets 28, Celtics 22
The Intermediate Celtics are coming together as a team but unfortunately took a tough loss against a very good Hornets team. Leading the way in scoring was Nathan Ell (10pt) and Joey Schifano (4pts). Following up the scoring was Kyle Marrocco (2pts), Jeff Moore (2pts), Jimmy Strickler (2pts), and Ryan Anderson 2(pts). Outstanding defensive performances were turned in by Ryan Smith, Evan Wood, Kyle Burris, and Jarryd Hickey.
Thunder 37 Bobcats 20
Nick Catizone scored 21 to lead the Thunder, while Alex Kelleher (8), Patrick Dunn (4), Andrew Ferriera (2) and Derek Leffler (2) also contributed on the offensive end. Nick Chinappi, Ryan Joyce, Evan McCarthy, Jason Molea and John Nowell played aggressively on the defensive side of the court.
The Bobcats scoring was very balanced as Nick Pereira, Matt Fronduto and Jon Raschalle led the way, with Andrew Froio, Evan Crowley, Steven Wilson and Jon Mahoney adding points as well. Nick Borges and Matt Boudreau were tenacious in transition causing a number of turnovers.
Lakers 28 Sixers 23
Week 3 of the TBBL featured 2 teams with 2-0 Records, the Sixers and the Lakers. The Game was fast paced from the tip off with the Sixers scoring first, Tyler Demers of the Lakers returning the score making it 4-4. Cam Hodgson and Kalu Olu each added 2 points after the Sixers added 4 more as well. Then the Lakers magic fell with multiple missed shots and lay-ups bouncing out of the hoop. The rest of the 2nd Quarter was all Sixers pouring on 13 points for a 19-8 point Half-time lead.
After the half, the Lakers defense poured it on with multiple steals by Sean Fahey, Mihir Bagul and Pat Rosemond. Great boxing out was by Jason Martineau and Robert Cortes. The Second half of the 3rd Quarter was all Lakers with fast offense by Kalu Olu with 4 points and Matt Rosemond with 4 points as well. The Sixers added 2 points in the 3rd Quarter making it a 21-16 lead by the Sixers. The 4th Quarter was all Lakers with Tyler Demers once again coming alive with 4 points followed by Jason Marineau and Cam Hodgson with 2 points each and Kalu Olu with 4 points. The defense of Pat Rosemond, Sean Fahey and Mihir Bagul then shut down the Sixers for a total team effort come from behind victory winning 28-23.
The 76ers started off the game strong scoring 19 points and holding the Lakers to 8 pts in the first half. But in the second half the Lakers turned up their defense and the 76ers were handed their first loss of the season by the score of 28-23. The 76ers maintained composure on defense the entire game and showed a lot of heart by competing at a high level till the end of the game.
This week’s notable defensive players are Damien Hadden, Dominic Cohen, Arya Mehrabani, Logan Reinhold and Mit Patel. Paul Manzi, Nikolas Smith, Adam Trudeau, Damien Hadden and Logan Reinhold gathered up a lot of the offensive and defensive rebounding for the team. Mark Bradley, Dominic Cohen, Mit Patel, Adam Trudeau and Zach Hines also displayed great team passing giving everyone opportunities for scoring. 76ers scoring finished with Paul Manzi (10pts.), Adam Trudeau (7pts.), Zach Hines (2pts), Nikolas Smith (2pts.) and Mark Bradley (2pts).
Clippers 14 – Spurs 11
The Spurs leading scorer was Ryan Day with 5 points. Ryan Briley, Sean Phaneuf, and Sean Murphy each had a basket. Jared Doyle, Dylan Dufresne, and Sean Phaneuf kept the Clippers defense on their toes with many fast breaks, Michael Kelleher played outstanding defense in the paint while Jack Bieren, Ryan Rosenberg, Kyle Breen, and Gustavo Tizotti played tough defense on the perimeter.
Mavericks 26, Warriors 13
The Mavs prevail over a tough Warriors defense. The leading scorer was Ryan Keane with 13 points. Additional points were added by Andrew Enringis (4), Jared Gray (3), Shawn Manson (3), Devin Stoddard (2) and Cullain Johnson (1). The Mavs defense was on fire with many steals and rebounds from Henry Pestana, Paul Tower, Nick Johnston and Jared Gray. The Mavs played a great team game!
The Warriors took two quarters to shake off the Thanksgiving rust and a three week break between games. The Warriors offense struggled early, getting only 4 points in the first half with a hoop contributed each by Tyler Strong and Alec Strangman. Alden Lentz contributed an early third quarter basket to go with his versatile defensive play down low and out at the guard position. He was joined underneath with aggressive defense by Jack Kennealy and Mikey Bankowski, who helped slow the formidable Mavs offense.
Streetej Digumarthi played a hustling defense including a steal at the guard position. Lucas McFadyen and Kyle Scrooc led a fourth quarter run, trying to get the Warriors back in it, putting in 2 and 4 points each respectively. In the end, the strong Mavs team was too much for the Warriors in a rematch of last year’s Championship Game.
Cavs 16 Wizards 12
The Junior Cavs vs Wizards was a close game. The Cavs last quarter surge brought the Cavs on top at the end with a score of 16 to 12.
Each Cavs player had several shots on basket and played very well defensively.
The Junior Cavs with Joshua Astuti(10), Jason Barnes(9), Michael Bottaro (18), Justin Charlton(16), Jake Kaiser(20), Dhruv Kaushal(5), Patrick Letourneau(2), William Mance(7), Quinn McCarthy(8), and Jack O'Neill(3) played an excellent game.
(The Cavs players who scored were: Patrick with 4 points, William with 6 points, and Quinn with 6 points.)
T-Wolves over Bucks
The T-Wolves continued their winning ways with some standout defense in their second win of the season Saturday over the hardworking Bucks. The T-Wolves were the hot team right from the start. The scoring was led by Luke Maresca (10pts) and Brandon Wood (8pts). The offense was rounded out by Ian Maresca (6pts), Derek Wilkinson (2pts), and Abhi Ligareddy (2pts). The defense was led by tenacious guard play by Joey Arsenault, Johnny Norwood, and Chandler Dubay. Kodie Legrand and Eddie Galante each had great shot attempts and excellent rebounds.
The Bucks played a hard fought game which was close for much of the first half due to an aggressive defensive Bucks team who gave their all but the T-Wolves pulled away in the 3rd period growing a lead that was too much for the young Bucks team to overcome.
Tristen Leslie lead the Bucks in scoring with 4 points, followed by Brian Carleton and William Humphries with 2 points each. Dylan Paulding, Trent Cutroneo, David Miller and Ryan Murphy played their traditional all out defense with multiple steals and blocked shots.
CELTICS 14 HAWKS 11
Another outstanding offensive and defensive team effort from the Celtics in their 14-11 win over the Hawks. Jeremy Perez lead the Celtic scoring with 4 points, Romyn Lorick, Alexander Arbogast, Robert Ryan, Leo Strangman and Collin Strong each contributed two points each. There was lots of rebounds and steals from whole team but it was the strong rebounding of Danny Franklin, with only minutes left in the game, that secured the win.
The scoring was opened for the Hawks by Michael Hill with a basket and was fouled on the play. His foul shot just missds. Sean Connolley played some outstanding defense and got of a great high percentage shot. Johnny Ragguci was a monster on the boards pulling down offensive rebounds and going back up with the shot and scoring two baskets. Johnny Baker was superb in bringing the ball up and finding the open player. The crowd was loudly cheering for both teams.
Albie Bosworth was recognized for how well he did at inbounding the ball and getting back quickly on “D”. Michael Carlson was named the defensive player of the game for his defensive skills and great transition play. William Eskenas was credited for scoring a basket and a foul shot while making it tough for the Celtics to get into their comfort zone on offense. Brady Litton scored a basket in his third consecutive game.
THUNDER 14 PISTONS 12
The Thunder picked up their 2nd victory of the season over the Piston. It was a tight game throughout with the Thunder holding on for the 14-12 win. The Thunder had a solid team defensive effort led by Nicholas Alvarado, Sam Hines, Joshua Maher, and Jonathan Spanos. They also had a balanced scoring attack with Matthew Duggan and Brady McHugh leading the way with 4 each and 2 point from Bobby Branchaud, Connor Griffin and Aiden Trulli. Trulli also displayed great passing finding open teammates and Branchaud was strong on the offensive boards.
The Pistons got off to a fast start on an early basket from Will McFadyen. David Penney and Nicholas Dicioccio made great passes into the paint resulting in first quarter hoops from Mark Olu and Josh Engleken. Dylan Crowley had a monster game on the boards with 4 tough rebounds against the much taller Thunder players. Vincent Marchelletta showed great dribbling skills bringing the ball down the court and getting the offense started. Shea Moynihan played great defense getting out on the Thunder shooters and forcing them into tough shots. Will McFadyen kept the game close with 6 second half points. The Pistons had a chance to tie in the last minute, working the ball around and getting a good shot that just fell short
ROCKETS OVER KNICKS
It was a well played game by the Rockets that started on the defensive end of the court. Great defensive pressure by the Rockets let to several breakaway layups and shots. The Rockets also did an excellent job of passing the ball throughout the game, especially delivering the ball inside for shots.
The defense was led out front and overall by Tim Panilaitis, Shane Exillhomme, Michael Sullivan and Marcus Cannas. Outstanding ball handling skills on offense were shown by Jack Stadtman while Jack Callahan did an outstanding job catching, passing and shooting the ball today.
Colin Goggins was once again a force inside both scoring and rebounding while Michael Sullivan played an all around good game as well. The Rockets did an outstanding job passing the ball around and getting four different players in the scoring column for the game. Hitting the scoreboard for the Rockets were Adam Ellegood and Marcus Canas with 2 points each, Colin Goggins with 4 points and Michael Sullivan with 10 points.
Despite the Rockets jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead,the Knicks were able to mount a furious comeback late in the first half with two quick baskets for Trevor Trodden and one from Nick Polimero. The game remained close into the third quarter thanks to great perimeter defense from Tyler Trodden and Ryan Flynn who combined for numerous steals. Daedon Bere and Aidan Crawson helped to keep the Knicks in the game by controlling the boards with some strong rebounding. Scott Lightburn tried to draw the Knicks closer with some nice passes and a jump shot that just rimmed out, but in the end the Knicks came up just a little bit short.
RAPTORS 28 SUNS 18
Raptors defeated the Suns 28-18. This was a close game until the Raptors went on a scoring streak late in the game. Defense was key to securing this win and Jake Pellitier lead the team in steals with great help by Cooper Frye, Nicholas Wilson,Joseph Romero , Eric Bellavia and Jason Svensdson.
The offense was quick to drive the lane with limited out side shots, lead by the big three Christian Marsden ( 8 pts) , Brady Lane ( 2 pts) and Tommy Crawford (season high 18 points ).
Tewksbury 5th Grade White Wins Two
Tewksbury 5 White continued the momentum from last weekend’s successful tournament run and swept two games in MVL play. On Saturday, the team traveled to Plaistow and defeated Timberlane 40-16. Tewksbury dominated the game throughout with strong defense. The offense was provided by Tyler Keough (9 pts), Thomas Barinelli (8 pts), Chris Antonelli (7 pts), Garret Kingston (6 pts), Santino and Garofalo (4 pts). Nolan Timmons, Aidan Doherty and Brodie Tirrell added 2 points each. Max Cummings had an outstanding game on the boards.
On Sunday, Tewksbury 5 White hosted a very tough Dracut team and came out on top 35-28 in a very intense and exciting game. Chris Antonelli (18 pts) and Tyler Keough (9 pts) had ice water running through their veins as they drained several clutch free throws down the stretch. Additional scoring came from Garrett Kingston (4 pts), Aidan Doherty (2 Pts) and Satino Garofalo and Nicky Iannacci with a point each. Evan Mantel used his athleticism to play stellar defense once again. Tewksbury 5 White's record now stands at 2-1 in conference play.