(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the coaches and administrators of the TBBL in-house and travel programs.)
Tewksbury Travel Recaps
Tewksbury 5th Grade Red Over Chelmsford
Tewksbury Red had a home game at Lowell Catholic vs. Chelmsford White. Tewksbury played solid defense holding Chelmsford to 14 points, coming away with a 58-14 win. Hounding the Chelmsford ball carriers were guards Adam Pacheco, Riley Frost, Zach Tyler and Vinny Hulme. Playing aggressive defense were Lucas Frost, Kyle Rossetti, CJ Zemetres, Jared Rizzo, Chad Boschetti, Connor Nugent and Bryan Ndungn. Leading Scorers for Tewksbury were Adam (13 points, 8 steals and 6 boards) Riley 12 points, Kyle (5 points, 7 steals and 7 boards) Lucas (4 points, 4 Steals and 9 boards), Chad (4 points, 4 steals), Jared (4 points, 4 steals), Vinny 4 points, Zach 4 points, CJ (2 points, 3 steals and 5 rebounds), Connor and Bryan 2 points each. This was the team’s best game this season; everyone scored a basket!
Sunday January 15th, Tewksbury Red Traveled to Wilmington High School to play Wilmington Blue. The team began the game a little flat both defensively and offensively, but held a 16-14 lead at the half. The second half the boys came out ready to show Wilmington how good they can play. From the start the guards (Adam, Vinny, Riley and Zach) were aggressively pressuring the ball, causing many turnovers which led to fast breaks for the offense. Being patient, slowing down the pace and running the designed plays, led to many easy baskets. Everyone was distributing the ball well. Kyle, Riley, Adam, Zach and Vinny made nice passes during the regular set plays to convert easy baskets. Lucas ran a few out of bounds plays to perfection for easy baskets. Final score Tewksbury 39-23. The leading scorers for Tewksbury were Adam 13 points and 7 steals, Chad 8 points 4 rebounds, Riley 6 points and 3 steals, Kyle 4 points and 4 rebounds, Zach 4 points and 4 rebounds, Jared 2 points, 3 steals and 5 rebounds, Lucas 2 points and 8 rebounds.
Tewksbury 6th Grade Red Splits two
Tewksbury 6Th Grade Red Travel Team Split the weekend beating Pelham 42 to 26 Leading the scoring Mason Lorick with 8 Points Chris Monteneri and John Champa with 7 Points each. Also scoring was David Guigio with 6 points Gavin Macdonad and Jared Mason with 4 points Makin Macdonald and Jesse LaMarca with 2 Point each. Great Defense by Cam Kelly and Alex Papaguoigio.
Lost a tight game against a undefeated Salem team 44 to 38 the ball was not dropping in but the kids played a fast pace game and keep it close the whole way over all great weekend for the team. going in the home stretch with a season record of 16 wins 4 loses.
TBBL Cadet Division Summaries
Pistons 17 Suns 12
The Pistons survived a tough matchup against a very good Suns team, managing to score 7 fourth quarter points to close out a back and forth contest. Kalu Olu dominated the game scoring all 17 Piston points on a variety of tough drives and outside shots. Logan Texiera made the play of the game with a beautiful give and go resulting in an open layup. Cam Cimino was a monster on the boards with 8 rebounds. Will McFadyen, Dylan Crowley and Logan Gallagher worked hard to get open shots all day. Luke McFadyen, Mark Olu and Jason Barnes all played aggressive defense coming up with key steals to preserve the lead.
Sam White kept us in the game
scoring six points and grabbing eleven rebounds. All of the team played great defense including Max Tyler, Logan Frost, Damien Hadden, Cody Mercuri and Doug Renna. Brady Eagan was very aggressive scoring four points and getting five rebounds. Joey Pazyra and Robert Cortes finished the scoring with two points each.
Sam White kept the Suns in the game scoring six points and grabbing eleven rebounds. All of the team played great defense including Max Tyler, Logan Frost, Damien Hadden, Cody Mercuri and Doug Renna. Brady Eagan was very aggressive scoring four points and getting five rebounds. Joey Pazyra and Robert Cortes finished the scoring with two points each.
T-Wolves over Bucks
The T-Wolves returned to their winning ways Saturday over the scrappy Bucks. The T-Wolves were the hot shooting team right from the start. The scoring was a balanced attack with five T-Wolves in the scoring column, led by Domenic Valway (14pts), Kyle Breen (4pts), Shayne MacDonald (3pts), Luke Maresca (2 pts) and Joey Arsenault (2pts). Jack Panilaitis and Johnny Norwood led the way in assists with nice inside passing. Abhi Ligareddy and Brandon Wood each had great shot attempts and excellent rebounds. The team defense and rebounding was strong throughout, most notably by Derek Wilkinson who continued to press the opposing ball handlers, causing many turnovers in their fifth win of the season.
Celtics 34 – Hawks 30
When the final buzzer sounded the Celtics came away with the victory after a hard fought, fast paced, game against a talented Hawks team. The defense came up big down the stretch with multiple take aways and great rebounding. Leading the way on D were Cam Loder, Robert Ryan, Connor Moynihan, and Dom Searles. The entire team put forth their best offensive effort of the year with precise passing and outstanding ball handling, which led to scoring by Lucas Tryder (18 pts), Sean Fahey (10 pts), Ryan Melo (3 pts), Jeremy Perez (2 pts), and Michael Bottaro (1 pt).
Overall good performances by the Hawks. Center Paul Tower had three rebounds. Center John Ragucci held his own on the court and pulled 2 rebounds. High energy guards Brady Litton and Sreetej Digumarthi played tough smothering defense. Forward Jack Shreenan had 2 steals and helped the Hawks offense with 2 assists. Guard Sean Connelly made a good catch and then delivered a pinpoint pass to forward Rory Power for a basket. Guard Mike Cronin had 3 assists. One of Cronin’s assist was a bounce pass in to the middle of the key to Captain Sean Murphy for a score. Forward Derek Munroe continued his scrappy, all-around play by making steals on defense and scoring on the offensive end.
Thunder 26 –Rockets 14
The Thunder continue to display solid team play in a win over a tough Rockets team. It was a back-and-forth 2 point game throughout and tied going into the 4th quarter before the Thunder pulled away for the victory. The offensive ball movement was crisp led by Owen Griffin and Aiden Trulli, both of who had several great passes to teammates for open shots. Sam Hines and Taylor Pendleton had quality contributions on both ends of the floor and on the boards. The scoring attack was lead by John Beatrice with 12 points, 6 of which came in the close-out 4th quarter run. Tommy Branchaud played his best all-around game of the season and was the 2nd leading scorer with 6. Colin Bozek and Liam MacDonald added 2 points each. Kyle McHugh had 4 points and once again led the team defense efforts with several steals and seemingly collecting every loose ball.
In a match up in which they were undermanned, the Rockets competed very well with just seven players. The Rockets Cam Pereira led all scorers in the game with 12 of the Rockets 14 points. Logan Reinhard followed up with two free throws for the Rockets to round out the scoring. Playing very good defense for the Rockets were Michael Sullivan, Jordan MacKenzie and Logan Reinhard. Josh Astudi and Colin Goggins did an excellent job of rebounding at both ends of the floor for the Rockets as well. Cam Pereira played an all around good game for the Rockets!
Knicks 26 – Sixers 19
The Knicks were able to secure a win in their toughest challenge of the season behind the hot shooting of Justin Murphy and his 12 points. Will McKay added 8 and Ben Svendsen and Ethan Exilhomme scored as well. Trevor Trodden, Ethan Fleming, and Cole Duffett all played great defense each getting multiple steals. Aidan Lefler was strong on the boards at both ends and Daedon Bere distributed the ball well from the point.
Awesome, exciting, neck-and-neck competition between the two teams. For the Sixers, Drew Timmons was the high scorer, hitting more than a half dozen shots. Michael Kelly and Dhruv Kaushal also helping the team on the boards. Adam Favreau and Dan Fleming played instinctive defense down low. Michael Duggan and Cole Kimtis switched off in the middle and down low to protect the Sixers hoop. Kyle Adams and Cory Butler continue to fight defensively for the team and be an integral part of opening the offensive boards.