St. John's Eagles Boys Basketball '17-'18

Reynoso, Lawrence get revenge, dunk St. John's Prep

LAWRENCE — Luis Reynoso knew that something was right. He just felt good for some reason.

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Boys Basketball, 03/04/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reynoso the man, Lawrence gets revenge on St. John's Prep

LAWRENCE - Luis Reynoso knew that something was right. He just felt good for some reason.

"Even from being down (in the locker room) before the game, I just felt it," said the 6-foot-4 Lawrence High junior.

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Boys Basketball, 03/04/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Smith, Central down Prep in OT

DANVERS — St. John’s Prep was up by at least seven on multiple occasions in the second half but it never really felt like things were locked up.

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Boys Basketball, 01/28/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Prep wins Christmas debut

METHUEN — St. John's Prep coach John Dullea considered two factors before entering the Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic.

And after running away with Saturday night's title, his Eagles checked both of their coach's boxes.

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Boys Basketball, 12/30/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Prep rallies from 9 down late, beats Lawrence in OT classic

METHUEN — Lawrence led by 9 with 3:53 left and by 8 with just over 3 minutes left but St. John’s Prep forced overtime and pulled out a wild 97-92 thriller.
The Eagles (3-1) will play Central Catholic for the title tonight (7;45 p.m.) here at the Klimas Field House.
Prep coach John Dullea admitted, “It didn’t look good.”
The key play in the instant classic was a Lawrence intentional foul, leading to two free throws with LHS up 85-81 and 1:25 left in regulation.
Talented freshman guard Will Batchelder of Newburyport (13 points) sank both free throws and then on the ensuing possession canned a cold-blooded 3-pointer, which cut it to 1 with 1:03 left.
The Eagles took the lead on a corner 3-pointer with 33 seconds left and Lawrence (4-1) tied it as reigning Eagle-Tribune MVP Juan-Felix Rodriguez (32 points) hit 1 of 2 free throws with 23 seconds left.
In the extra session, 6-8 Tommy O’Neil had four of his 26 points. Rodriguez had a 3-point play to cut it to 92-90 and Jaden Castillo had a circus drive to cut it to 93-92 with 1:30 left. But the Prep scored the final four points.
Of the intentional foul, Dullea said, “That’s a huge play for us.”
Lawrence coach Raymond Nunez didn’t have much to say afterward.
Asked about the intentional foul, he said, “Officials will make calls whether I agree or disagree.”
He added, “We’ll come back tomorrow. It’s a long season. You win some and you lose some.”
This is a loss that will sting, there is no way to sugar-coat that.
Rodriguez was Rodriguez and rugged 6-4 junior Luis Reynoso (24 points including a dunk) at times took over the game with his powerful drives to the hoop.
Chris Ruiz (14 points) and Jaden Castillo (10 points) were other Lancer mainstays.
Batchelder has big local ties as his dad (Billy) and uncle (Rob Carpentier) were baseball stars from Andover and both played minor league ball.
The slender frosh was the X-factor against the patened Lawrence press as Jarnel Snow-Guzman battled foul problems. Batchelder backed O’Neil, skywalker Nate Hobbs (30 points) and sharpshooter Matt Relihan (20 points).
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Boys Basketball, 12/29/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Prep uses 21-2 run to whip Andover

METHUEN — They don't play often, but the last few times the Andover High and St. John's Prep basketball teams have met, it's been heart-stopping action.

Wednesday at the 43rd annual Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic there was none of that drama like in the last two meetings: a tight Prep win in the IAABO Board 130 Classic title game in 2014 and Andover's still hotly-debated OT state tourney win in 2013.

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Boys Basketball, 12/27/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Clippers fall to St. John's Prep

The Newburyport boys basketball team fell to St. John's Prep 76-50 on the road Saturday afternoon. Casey McLaren led the way with 13 points, and George Coryell added 11 points. The Prep was led by Matt Relihan with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.

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Boys Basketball, 12/17/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars