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Knights fall short

 

Northern Essex put five players in double figures but still lost to powerful Quincy College, 110-97. Emir Alagoz led the Knights (9-6) with 23 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and Lawrence's Alexis Estrella added 22 points. Quincy improved to 15-1. 

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Boys Basketball, 01/18/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central preps for Lawrence with win over Knights

CENTRAL PREPS FOR LAWRENCE WITH EASY WIN

BY JEFF HAMRICK

sports@eagletribune.com

LAWRENCE — With a crosstown showdown looming on Thursday, Central Catholic looked more than ready in Tuesday's tuneup against North Andover.

Colin Bradanese scored 17 of the Raiders' 33 second-half points as Central downed the visiting Scarlet Knights 64-52.

"I thought we played really, really well defensively," Central Catholic coach John Walsh said. "There are obviously some things we need to fix like our help-side defense. But other than that, I thought the effort was there.

"Now, on Thursday, we have a huge one against Lawrence, who many people believe is the most talented team in the state. That's going to be an unbelievable test. Hopefully, we'll be ready to go. I think we will be."

Central (5-1 MVC, 7-3 overall) hassled North Andover defensively, limiting the Scarlet Knights to eight points in the opening quarter and 20 in the half. A 12-2 run capped by a Bradanese layup, provided a 16-point lead with 2:24 left in the second.

"Colin played incredible," Walsh said. "In and around the rim, he's really good."

Dom Keegan and Manny Sanchez helped Bradanese on the offensive end, scoring a combined 16 points as the Raiders grabbed a 31-19 halftime lead.

Bradanese ignited Central in the third. A three from the baseline and a driving layup opened up the Raiders' biggest lead of the night 38-19 early in the period.

"I was just thinking if I got the ball that I was going to be able to make shots, and I think my teammates were thinking the same thing," said Bradanese, who entered the game with a team-leading 19.2 point-scoring average.

North Andover (5-1, 6-3) had trouble finding the bucket, shooting 34.6% from the floor (18 of 52). The Knights had scored at least 65 each of its previous three games and 71 or more in two of them. Jake McElroy scored all 14 of his points after intermission and Chim Ogwuru added 13 for North Andover.

"They did a great job pressuring us," said coach Paul Tanglis, whose squad could not get closer than nine at any point in the final three periods. "They took us out of a lot of things we were trying to run. I thought tonight, we just didn't take good shots, and that's a credit to the way (the Raiders) played defensively. And obviously, we didn't get enough stops defensively to get out on transition."

Keegan and Sanchez each finished with 10 for the Raiders, who will enter Thursday's game with confidence.

"We have to contain Luis (Reynoso) and Juan Felix (Rodriguez)," Bradanese said of the Lancer combo that is aveaging a combined 43.4 points a game. "They are probably two of the best players in the state, so we have to contain them. But I'm looking forward to it. It's a rivalry game, inner city. It should be packed with Lawrence fans and Central fans."

North Andover (5-1, 6-3)   8   11   16   17  —  52
Central Catholic (5-1, 6-3)  14   17   16   17  —  64

North Andover (52): Darren Watson 1 1-3 3, Gabe DeSouze 2 2-2 8, Jake McElroy 3 6-7 14, Ryan Slattery 1 0-0 2, Garrett Murphy 2 0-0 4, Chim Ogwuru 5 3-3 13, Colin Lee 4 0-0 8, Kyle Moore 0 0-0 0, Mike Gorgoni 0 0-0 0, Kellan Murphy 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 12-15 52

Central Catholic (64): Kevin Constant 3 0-0 6, Bret Edwards 1 3-4 5, Dom Keegan 4 0-0 10, Colin Bradanese 9 7-10 26, George Smith 3 0-1 7, Cam Homsey 0 0-0 0, Manny Sanchez 3 2-2 10, Matt Downer 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 12-17 64

3-pointers: NA — DeSouza 2, McElroy 2; CC — Keegan 2, Sanchez 2, Bradanese, Smith

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Hardy scored 20

Evan Hardy scored a team-high 20 points to lead Methuen past Chelmsford 63-55.

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Frantic Finish

Haverhill outscored Tewksbury 24-10 in the fourth en route to a 59-47 win. Devon Cunningham led the way with 18 points and Daejon Pendelton-Mills tossed in 16 and Gabe Polonia-Edwards 10.

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Rocker rocks

Kyle Rocker knocked down four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points and Andover rolled past Dracut 59-38.

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Perry-lized

Matt Perry pumped in 24 and Sam Hovan added 11 as Timberlane tripped Milford 71-49.

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One-two punch

 

Anthony Buckley poured in 25 points and Demario Scarpegnato added 23 and they were a combined 6 for 6 from the free throw line in overtime as Whittier outlasted Mystic Valley 77-72. The Wildcats (10-1) were outscored 25-7 in the second quarter but battled in the second half.

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Boys Basketball, 01/15/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Georgetown loses heartbreaker

Trailing by three late after having earlier led by 20, Georgetown hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, only for the shot to be waved off, giving Rockport a 58-55 win on Monday afternoon. Hunter Lane led Georgetown with 19 points.

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Cavanaugh goes off

St. Thomas Aquinas junior Andrew Cavanaugh of Merrimac had a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds in a 60-52 win over Belmont.

 

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Boys Basketball, 01/12/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Royals bounce back

Georgetown boys basketball held on late to outlast Ipswich 51-49 on Friday night. Hunter Lane led the way with 20 points and Arlen Winer added 8 points in the victory.

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To be continued...

Due to a build-up of condensation on the floor, Pentucket and Triton boys basketball was postponed with the Sachems leading 34-25 at halftime. The game will be picked up where it left off at a later date to be determined.

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1-2-3 punch

 

Lawrence's boys toppled Lowell behind 31 points by Juan Felix Rodriguez, 22 by Luis Reynoso and 20 by Chris Ruiz. The Lancers improved to 9-1. 

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McElroy heats up

Jake McElroy knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to 24 points to lead North Andover to a 65-48 victory over Dracut. 

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Demario on fire

Demario Scarpegnato scored a team-high 16 points as Whittier rolled past Minuteman 67-39.

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Central holds on

Andover threw a scare into Central Catholic, but George Smith (20 points, 5 3's) and Colin Bradanese (14 points) shined and Central prevailed 70-65.

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