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Sixers 20 Hawks 16
The Sixers had a great contribution from half of the team on scoring. Mikie Kelly led the scoring with 6 baskets, most from the outside. Also sinking shots were Adam Favreau, Dan Fleming, Corey Butler and Drew Timmons. Michael Duggan and Cole Kimtis both played strong center defense. Dhruv Kaushal and Kyle Adams feverishly went after the ball playing low by the net on offense and defense.
The Hawks had plenty of scoring opportunities, but were unable to get the ball in the basket. Sreetej Digumarthi, Captain Rory Power and Mike Cronin scored baskets. Digumarthi and Power have scored in every game this season. Cronin’s basket was the first of the season. Derek Munroe continues to play strong all-around basketball making key defensive steals and good offensive passes. He had 3 assists. Power had two blocked shots and 3 rebounds. Newcomer Jack Shreenan played well defensively at the power forward position. Paul Tower, John Ragucci, Brady Litton and Captain Sean Connelly played good zone defense. Sean Murphy was unable to play and was sorely missed. The Hawks also welcomed new assistant coach Connor Power to the team.
Thunder over Bucks
The Thunder captured the victory over the Bucks with solid team defense and a balanced scoring attack. Kyle McHugh led the team with 10 points, Tommy Branchaud and Colin Bozek added 6 each, Owen Griffin, Taylor Pendleton, and Aiden Trulli all had 2 points each. Liam MacDonald led the team in assists and Sam Hines contributed on both ends of the floor as well as on the boards. The Bucks struggled on offense against a tough Thunder defense but the team continued to play hard for the entire game. Jake Aylward had 2 points and had a strong game on both ends of the court.
T-Wolves 20 Raptors 14
The red hot T-Wolves won their fourth straight game in a defensive battle. The final score was 20-12 over the long range bombers, the Raptors. It was a defense struggle from the start with no score for the first 4 minutes of play. The T-Wolves finally started controlling the paint which proved to be the difference. The scoring was led again by Domenic Valway (12pts), with help from Shayne MacDonald (4pts) and Joey Arsenault (4pts) who put in a great 10 foot shot to open up the lead in the second quarter. Jack Panilaitis and Derek Wilkinson led the way in assists with nice inside passing. The team defense and rebounding was strong throughout, with great help from Kyle Breen collapsing on the Raptors good shooters. Johnny Norwood continued to press the opposing ball handlers, causing many turnovers and Luke Maresca blocked two big shots to help keep the winning streak alive!
The T-wolves certainly had the advantage of height and used it well on the boards. The Raptors were able to slow down the T-Wolves tallest player on the offensive end. The Raptors had plenty of open shots that failed to add 2 points.
Michael Wilson, Hunter Delonais and Tommy Crawford were able to keep the score close with some great defense. Tommy Crawford scored 10 points with open right side shots. Hunter Delonais and Richie Raso had 2 points each to sum the final score to 20 - 14 T-Wolves.
Knicks over Rockets
The Knicks picked up their 4th win of the season over a scrappy Rockets team. Cole Duffett led the team at both ends of the floor scoring 6 points and adding 4 steals and 4 rebounds. Justin Murphy, Ben Svendsen, Ethan Exilhomme, and Ethan Fleming all contributed in the scoring column while Aiden Lefler dominated the defensive glass. Will McKay led the team in scoring with some great assists going to Daedon Bere and Nick Polimeno. Trevor Trodden had another solid outing on defense grabbing 3 rebounds to go with his 3 steals.
The Rockets were led offensively by Cam Pereira who scored 7 points and Colin Goggins who score 2 points. Michael Sullivan, Colin Goggins and Alden Lentz played very good defense throughout the game while Jordan MacKenzie and Josh Astudi did an outstanding job of receiving and passing the ball to open teammates. Devin Stoddard did a tremendous job of rebounding on the defensive end of the floor and handling the ball on offense, while Logan Reinhard, Mahir Bagul and Jack Stadtman played very good all-around games while showing tremendous improvement for the Rockets.
Celtics 16 Pistons 16
The Pistons fell behind in the first half before rallying from a 12 point deficit to tie the Celtics in an exciting game. The Pistons were led in scoring by Kalu Olu with 14 points and Logan Gallager with 2 points. The key to the Pistons’ comeback was an intense defense led by Logan Texiera, Mark Olu and Jason Barnes who made several steals. Luke McFadyen and Josh Engleken controlled the boards. Dylan Crowley made many great passes into the paint setting up scoring opportunities. Cam Cimino and Will McFadyen each had a steal and court length drive at the end of the game to keep up the pressure on the Celtics.
The Celtics were able to spread the ball around on offense resulting in scoring from Lucas Tryder (8 pts), Cam Loder (4 pts), Sean Fahey (2 pts), and Michael Bottaro (2 pts). Many of these points came on second chances thanks to great rebounding from Leo Strangman and Ryan Melo. Leading the way on defense with multiple steals and turnovers were Jeremy Perez, Conor Moynihan, and Dominic Searles.
The Mavericks beat the Cllippers 20-8.
The Mavs played a great defensive game led by Kyle Morroco, Anthony Miano, Andrew Enringis, Evan Wood, and Shawn Manson. The scoring was led by Evan Wood and Steven Nickerson with 6 points each. Chris Zdinak contributed 4 points. Derek Leffler and Shawn Manson also scored. Jared Gray and Steven Nickerson came up with big rebounds in the middle. Altogether a great team effort which led to a victory for the Mavericks!
Mavericks 19, Spurs 16
The Mavericks beat the Spurs in a thrilling double overtime win! The Mavs defense was led by Jared Gray, Derek Leffler and Anthony Miano. Derek Leffler scored 5 point with additional points from Andrew Enringis, Evan Wood, Chris Zdinak, Shawn Manson and Anthony Miano. The Spurs battled vigorously, but the Mavericks were able to secure the win!
A double overtime thriller that saw the Spurs score all 16 of their points in the second half and overtime but in the end it was the Mavs pulling out the win in one the most exciting games of the season this far. The scoring was lead by Logan Singleton and Jake Winter with 6 points each, followed by Justyn Lester and Brandon Melo with 2 each. On defense the team played tough with Michael Kelleher, Josh Winter and Ryan Briley coming up with some key rebounds. Jack Bieren and Jared Doyle had some key steals. Brandon, Logan and Justyn pushing the ball up the floor kept the pace of the game fast. All in all a great effort and a tough lose in the end for the Spurs.
Sixers 26 Wizzards 16
The 76ers started off the game on fire scoring 18 pts first half to lead 18-8. The wizards made a comeback but the 76ers held on strong for the win by a score of 26-16 for their second win. 76ers played great defense with multiple steals, block shots and defensive rebounds holding the other team most of the time to one shot per possession. The top defensive players started with Arya Mehrabani, Adam Hines, Dominic Cohen, Nick Cappiello and Rich Cappiello. The 76ers also displayed great team passing and dominated the offensive boards giving everyone multiple opportunities for scoring. 76ers scoring finished with Adam Hines (8pts.), Paul Manzi (6pts.), Adam Trudeau (4pts), Dominic Cohen (4pts), Zach Hines (2pts) and Jon Mahoney (2pts.) Great job guys!!
The Wizards played a very strong game against the Sixers. They came out flat and gave up a big lead, but then showed their determination by pulling to within four points of the lead. The Wizards eventually fell short with a 26 to 16 final score. Leading the Wizards in scoring was Ryan Meuse with ten points. Also scoring for the Wizards were Ryan Hunt, Nicholas Brooks, and Ryan Bennett all with two points each. William Andella and Noah Lamonica both played a strong defensive game with many rebounds. Diego Monteiro and Harrison Graczyk demonstrated great passing and ball handling skills for the Wizards.
Eagles 20 Cavs 17
Despite only having 6 players available to play on Saturday the Eagles were able to pull off their fourth win in a row. The Defensive stars of the game were Matt Ferriera and Patrick Killion. Andrew Froio led all scorers with eight points. Fran Pino had six points. Matt Fronduto had four points, including a basket in the last ten seconds of the game that put the game out of reach. Nate Jones rounded out the scoring for the Eagles with two points. Due to a tremendous effort by the entire team, the Eagles were able to beat the Cavs, who were a very good opponent.
The Cavs had a tough loss to a very good and undermanned Eagles team. Scoring was equally spread out across all player led by Quinn McCarthy (4pts) followed by Patrick Letourneau (3pts), and Ryan Anderson, William Mance, Xavier MacShane, Cameron Grace, and JP Murphy all with 2 pts. Defensive standout performances were turned in by Ryan Smith and Savion Piche.
Warriors defeat the Clippers
The Warriors played a great game Saturday against a tuff Clippers team. Warriors got off to a fast start on offense, led by Nate Wilkinson with 14 pts. Rounding out the scoring for the warriors was Zack lalonde with some big shots along with Nick Stephens, And Derek Wallace. Alec Strangman and mike Bankowski had some great shots that just wouldn’t fall.The team played great defense and demonstrated great passing throughout the whole game. While Jason Richardson was all over the boards to help preserve the win.
Jazz – 28 Sonics – 18
The Jazz played hard offense against the Sonics. With a lot of great ball passing and team work,the Jazz pulled out their first win of the season. Playing as team Center was Benjamin Connors who scored 9 points during the game which included an exciting 3 pointer at the buzzer. Jack Callinan (6 pts.) and Matthew Mitchell (4 pts.) worked hard on defense to help block out the opposing team.
Patrick Moge (2 pts.) moved quickly down the court and had some nice interceptions while Johnny Melanson (2 pts.) stood tight in his position as team Forward.
The Sonics had a short bench and worked hard to keep the pressure on the Jazz. Sam Fortier received the 'hustle' award today for his passing, stealing, rebounds, and defense. Brandon Coolidge had some great passes and aggressively protected the ball. Mike Dinapoli assisted in most of the plays with excellent passing and shots scoring 4 points. Jason Dipietro played center with rebounds and assists in all four quarters and was able to score 2 points. Roy Mallsch quickly brought the ball to the hoop and with his fake and shoot move scored 4 points. Richie Colarusso was the leading scorer for the Sonics this week with 8 points.
Hornets 29 Raptors 19
It was another exciting game for the Hornets who defeated the Raptors by 10 points. Zach Karnell was again the high scorer for the Hornets with a total of 12 points. Paul Farias had 6 points, Trevor Breen with 5 points, Nick Heintz with 4 and Kevin Carroll with 2 points. Danny Nguyen, Drew Fletcher and Kyle Curtin contributed to strong offense and defense for the Hornets. The team overall performance was outstanding. They all played extremely hard to take with win.
Bobcats 42 Celtics 16
The Bobcats played a very solid well rounded game beating the Celtics 42 – 16. Seven players contributed to the team’s scoring as everyone got involved both offensively and defensively for the full 32 minutes. Leading the team with 12 points each were guard Matty McLaughlin and center Robert Page. Both dominated on their separate lines, which provided balance for the team’s attack. Several players added in 4 points: Leo Frisella, Kevin Carta, Nolan Higgins, and Ahkil Bagul. The prettiest shot on the day was a long range swish by Nick Borges whose 2 points capped off the team’s scoring. Defensively Daniel Derosa, Ryan Nickerson and Matt Boudreau disrupted the Celtics’ offense turning the ball back over for more Bobcats’ chances. A very well-played game by the ‘Cats to move to 3 – 0 on the season.
Eagles 20- Friars 17
The Eagles pulled out a big win in a defensive battle against a tough Friars team. It was a nail-biter to the end, but Aaron Whitehouse sealed the win for the Eagles with two key 4th quarter baskets, bringing his total for the day to a team-high 11, including a nice 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter. Big man Nick Catizone battled the Friars big men underneath all game, coming away with 4 points and many big rebounds. Nick Chinappi and Elijah McTiernan each scored a basket, and Justin Brown sank one of his two foul shots to round out the Eagles' scoring. But it was the Eagles team defense that won this game, with outstanding play by Jeff D'Entremont, Cory Mello, Evan McCarthy, and Alex Kelleher.