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St. Luke’s Storms Through Dexter

The St. Luke’s boys’ basketball team played host to Dexter in the NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal playoff game.

The Storm did just that and blew Dexter out the gym in lopsided 82-47 win Wednesday afternoon. St. Luke’s appeared to be bigger, stronger and a lot more seasoned in this match up.

Dexter was held to 17 points in the first half and it was a reflection to the exceptional defense played by the Storm put up 45 points.

The second half proved to be no different as Boston University commit Walter Whyte (23 points) proved to be too much. Along with contributions from Jonas Harper (13 points), Joel Boyce (17 points), Andrew Varoli (14 points) the Coach Drew Gladstone and St. Luke’s were in good shape throughout the game. The trio had almost outscored Dexter themselves.

Promising sophomore’s Jordan Mason and Charles Coleman added 22 and 13 points respectfully for Dexter.


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Connecticut Playoffs Are Underway

Notre Dame Keep Their Win Streak Alive

The No. 1 ranked Notre Dame (West Haven) faced off against No. 9 Cheshire in the quarterfinals of the SCC tournament.
The Green Knights came in to this contest undefeated (21-0) and nothing changed but the win column when the game clock turned 0 to match their loss column.
Tremont Waters finished with 21 points in his first SCC playoff game in a 59-45 win over Cheshire. The Georgetown commit also scored his 2000th point to go along with this win. It’s been a story for the how the season is playing out for Waters, who will look to keep the Green Knights undefeated streak going when they take on Wilbur Cross in the next round.

Rountree and Wallace Scoring Lead Crusaders

In a lopsided win Holy Cross had four players score in double figures including a team high from DeAndre Wallace who finished with a game high 24 points for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders took an early 21-18 lead at the end of the first qtr. and almost never looked back. Seymour was able to keep it close by following the lead of Kevin Crawford who had a game high 25 points.
At the half Crusaders led the Wildcats 37-33. But that’s as close as the game would get. With the help from the explosive wing in Nyzair Rountree (20 points) opened the game open and would go on to secure a 90-69 win.


Falcons Win In Style

The defending Division 1 state champion Cambridge Rindge & Latin and the defending Division 2 state champions New Mission boys’ basketball team were lined up for one of the best match ups of the 2015-16 season.

Both teams have ambitions of defending their state titles in March and a game of this caliber is good preparation before a playoff run.

The match up lived up to the hype from the tip off as the Titans duo of Mitchell twins Charlie and Charles were able to keep the game close as the Falcons held a 18-14 at the end of the first qtr. But in the same breath The twin Ttitans fell into foul trouble and the Falcons senior 1-2 punch of Dimon Carrigan and Jakigh Dottin took advantage and opened the game up.

The Falcons outscored the Titans 25-7 in the 2nd period and a Dimon Carrigan (20 points, 20 rebounds) put back buzzer beating dunk to close the half was a symbol of how much the senior post player dictated the game.

The Falcons sealed up a 91-52 victory in the 2nd half where 2016 Massachusetts POY Jakigh Dottin contributed 18 points, 10 assists in a lopsided win over the Titans.


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The Knights Prevail Over The Spartans

Amity Spartans hosted Notre Dame (West Haven) and had to pull out all the stops literally. The Spartans did just that and stopped the Green Knights early runs.

The Spartans jumped out to an early 19-12 lead at the end of the first qtr. Led by Tyler Thomas (11 points) Amity looked to be in good shape.

But when you have Georgetown commit Tremont Waters on the floor means the Green Knights can only be down for so long. Notre Dame went on a run and outscored Amity 20-4 in the second qtr. taking a 32-22 lead going into the half.

The Knights continued the same drive in the 2nd half and never took their foot off the gas pedal. After scoring 19 points in the 1st qtr. Amity scored 21 points combined in the next 3 periods.

Tremont Waters led all scorers with 21 points in route to a 66-40 Knights win over the Spartans.


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2017 MLK Invitational

 

Charles Mitchell put on a shooting clinic last night at the MLK Invitational held at Northeastern University. The New Mission Titans hosted Springfield Putnam Academy in a lopsided 67-47 victory.

Mitchell led the spark for the Titans who scored 14 of his game high 22 points in the 1st qtr. The TItans held the lead from the lead out the gate and never look back. Putnam was down double-digits for most of the game and couldn’t find a way to get it going.  Senior guard Alex Delarosa chipped in 17 points for the Titans.

This was a bounce back game for New Mission coach Cory McCarthy who fell to St. Johns Prep a couple days prior.

Other Notes:

O’Bryant over Catholic Memorial 81-62. Rivaldo Soares (O’Bryant) lead all scorers with 19 points.

Duxbury over Brighton 73-64. Ryan Reagan (Duxbury) with a game high 30 points

 


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Abdul Malik Abu Makes TMZ

Abdul Malik-Abu makes TMZ for all the right reasons. The former Kimball Union/Expressions Elite alumni now stars for NC state in his third year.

The Wolfpack forward scored 19 points and 9 rebounds in a upset win over ACC rival Duke. A post game celebration on the North Carolina State campus  was recorded by Abu and has made recent headlines on TMZ.com in a positive way.


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Bobcats Move to 17-0

Brewster Academy Boys basketball team took their 16-0 record on the road to face NEPSAC AAA powerhouse Northfield Mt. Hermon in what would be a close finish.

The Hoggers came out firing holding an early lead throughout midway of the first half. The Bobcats went back and forth with the Hoggers with strong offensive outputs from Curtis Haywood (Georgia Tech commit)and Makai Ashton-Langford (Uconn commit).

Ashton Langford led the charge by guiding the Bobcats to a 41-31 halftime lead after being down on the road.

The Hoggers were led by Andrew  Platek (North Carolina commit) in the second half who finished with 18 points on the night. But not without working extra hard through the tough defensive length of the Bobcats on the wing.

The Hoggers and Bobcats would continue to exchange baskets throughout the half trimming the lead down to single digits. But the Bobcats had an answer for every attack. The Bobcats would go on to win 77-72 extending their streak to 17-0.

 

The back-court of Ashton- Langford (15 points) and Curtis Haywood (16 points) proved to be to much in the end.


Tilton Rams are Steam Rolling Through The Competition

Tilton Rams have won nine out of their last ten games after a win against Lee Academy Sunday afternoon.

Three games in three days were similar equations with the same result. The Tilton boys basketball duo of the Zegarowski brothers have been averaging a combined 40 points per page their last four outings.

The Rams have beaten a combination of high level prep teams including St. Andrew’s, Lee Academy and Vermont Academy within that 72 hour span over the weekend. All by a double digit margin thanks to the leadership of Marcus Zegarowski. The ’18 point guard is crafty is the engine to the Rams vehicle and finds a way to get all the parts (teammates) moving in the right direction.

’17 Pittsburgh commit Terrell Brown is one that has benefited from having Marcus as his point guard who always gets him the ball where he wants it on the post.  Marcus’ twin brother Max Zegarowski has benefited in a major way and a result of that has come in the tune of 20+ point performances. Being on the receiving end of his brothers passes isn’t all Max does for the Rams. Known as a sharp shooter max makes his living from punishing teams from beyond the arc.

The Tilton Rams have been playing at a high level and the trio of Brown and the Zegarowski’s don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.

 


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Alvarado Nets 32 In Win

Christ The King took on Cardinal Hayes Friday night and senior Georgia Tech commit Jose Alvarado put on a shooting clinic for the Royals.

Alvarado put up 32 points on 16 shot attempts including five made three pointers. But a bulk of that effort came from a 20 point first half outing that had onlookers out of their seats.

Cardinals junior guards Tyrese Williams (18 points) and Terry Dawkins (16 points) would surge in the second half after being down 37-27 at halftime. But every time the Royals lead seemed to be chipping away it went back up quicker than it went down.

After a 10-2 run by the Royals to send them up 68-50 in the fourth their was secured from there. The Royals would go on to win 75-63 over the Cardinals.

 

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Major Gaines for The Huskies On The Road

This weeks featured game of the week between New Hampton (NH) and Phillips Exeter Academy (MA) was a very good one out the gate.

It was a high intense defensive match up in the first half with both teams being held to single digits halfway through the half. The Exeter trio of Javante McCoy (Boston U.), Kyle Copeland (Holy Cross), and Jacob Grandison led the charge for for Exeter.

The crafty ball control from McCoy with the combination of outside shooting from Grandison and Copeland allowed Exeter to go into the half two.

In the second half the New Hampton Huskies ’18 point guard Shannon Brown turned up the tempo and got out in transition for several above the rim plays from their front court. Northwestern commit Anthony Gaines (14 points, 6 rebounds) had a back and forth battle with Copeland (18 points) to keep their teams in the game.

Gaines ended the back and forth and he flushed home a contested dunk attempt that would change the direction of the game and send the Huskies on a run that led to a 60-49 road win.