Sunday, February 19, 2017

Evee's Game-Winner Lifts BC High Past Newton North

 By Matt Feld (@mattyfeld612)

MALDEN, Mass. - All evening long the battle was between Ethan Wright and Carl Pierre but, when it mattered most, Travis Evee stole the spotlight.

With BC High trailing 62-60 and under 15 seconds to play, Eagles forward Troy Salmans corralled a rebound off a missed free throw and threw it up ahead to Evee. Evee took the pass, dribbled to his right off a screen by Salmans, and splashed home a three pointer from the right wing to put BC High up one.

Back the other way, Newton North had two chances for a game-winning three, but both hit the front rim as the Eagles came away with a 63-62 win over the Tigers (16-5) in the first round of the Comcast Board 27 Tournament at Malden Catholic High School.

No. 1 Cambridge Rolls Past No. 6 New Mission in Battle of Champions

Dimon Carrigan led Cambridge with 20 points and 20 rebounds in a dominant win over New Mission

By Nate Weitzer

LAWRENCE, Mass. - The defending Division 1 and Division 2 state champions met in a marquee affair on Sunday evening at Central Catholic High. 

And when the dust had settled, top-ranked Cambridge (19-0) proved to be head and shoulders above the sixth-ranked Titans of New Mission (15-6). 

Cambridge used a notable size advantage and implemented a full-court press to spark a 23-6 run in the second quarter with Titans stars Charles and Charlie Mitchell on the bench due to foul trouble, and the Falcons ran away in the second on their way to a 91-52 victory.

Now the Falcons will advance to face host Central Catholic in the finals of the Round Ball Classic on Monday evening at 7 p.m.

Arlington Hands Marlboro 4th Consecutive Loss at Comcast Tournament

By Jason Siegel (@jasiegel1821)

MALDEN, Mass. -The Arlington Spy Ponders advanced to the finals of the Division 2 bracket in the 2017 Comcast I.A.A.B.O. Board 27 Basketball Tournament by taking down the Marlborough Panthers, 59-54, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Malden Catholic high school.

With the win, Arlington (18-1) extends its winning streak to ten games, while Marlborough (12-7) has now lost four straight contests. The Panthers have not picked up a win since they clinched the Midland-Wachusett B regular-season title on February 3rd with a win over division rival Nashoba.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Concord-Carlisle Defeats Weston in Dual County League Showdown

Concord-Carlisle senior captain John Mulligan scored 27 of his game-high 30 points in the first half, as the Patriots knocked off Weston. Mulligan made 8 3-pointers, including 7 in the first half.
By Jason Siegel (@jasiegel1821)

CONCORD, Mass. - Friday night’s Dual County League contest between the Weston Wildcats and the Concord-Carlisle Patriots was a wild one.

The game included three players who scored at least 20 points, 15 total 3-pointers, and a head coach being ejected.

When all was said and done in Concord on Friday night, Concord-Carlisle (13-5) extended its winning streak to eight games by taking down Weston (19-3) by a score of 87-70.

Postgame Blog: Resilient Algonquin Scores Upset at St. John's (Shrewsbury)

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

SHREWSBURY, Mass. - Inexperienced, undersized and playing in one of the toughest venues in the state, it would have been easy for Algonquin to fold on multiple occasions Friday night.

But, no matter how many times it looked like favored St. John's (Shrewsbury) was going to run away with a 13th consecutive victory, the Tomahawks kept clawing back, and eventually made enough plays down the stretch to score a 74-71 victory, and put Central Massachusetts on notice.

It was actually the first time all year the T-Hawks had trailed going into the fourth quarter, but Algonquin's coach knew his young team was prepared.