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(UPDATED)TBBL Roundup: Knicks Ground The Hawks, Pacers Stop The Bucks

Nov 19, 2014 08:52AM ● By TBBL Administrator

This past Saturday, November 15, TBBL continued its 2014-2015 season with games across most of its in-town program.  More than 650 Tewksbury youth participate in our program from grades K-12.


Clinic & Cadet Divisions

The Wynn school was again jumping with approximately 200 kindergarteners & first graders (Clinic) and second graders (Cadet). The younger kids are already settling into midseason form in each division.


High School Division

After the Thanksgiving break we will be opening the season on our very popular “Sunday Hoops” High School Program.  With this year’s in-town program restructure we will have two high school divisions with 9thgraders playing in one division, and 10-12th graders in the other. Boys are divided into teams of 7-9 players and they play 1-2 games each Sunday evening.  There are no practice sessions for this division, and no coaches assigned to each individual team, however CORI’ed adults supervise the games to insure a quality basketball experience and equitable playing time. All games are officiated by certified referees.  TBBL is still accepting registrations for the High School Program and will do so through the opening night of the program on December 7th.



Junior Divison


Knicks 27 - Hawks 17

The Knicks defeated the Hawks 27-17 on Saturday for their first win of the season. In what was truly a great team effort, the Knicks received contributions from everyone on both sides of the ball. The offense was led by double digit scorer Justin Magee and Seamus MacDonald, who added 8 points. Scott Lightburn and Jayden Donaher both chipped in 4 points and Ben Piccolo got his first bucket of the year. Colin Giguere controlled the defensive boards for the Knicks grabbing numerous rebounds while Ethan Hines applied great pressure that resulted in several steals. John O'Donnell also had another solid defensive game. The game was close for much of the first half, but the Knicks were able to pull away late and thanks to a 6-0 run led by Justin Magee that ultimately secured the victory.      

For the Hawks, Michael Carlson opened the scoring early and finished the game with 8 points, leading the Hawks on the day. Liam Kelley had three steals and three assists. Andrew Estabrook used his speed to stop a fast break and hit a foul shot after being fouled on an earlier jump shot. Defensively, Seamus McNaughton stopped his opponent from having a big day. Brady Wheeler tracked down a loose ball and earned an assist after a nice pass. Cooper Robillard continues to show his skills on defense by forcing two turnovers and two steals. Aidan MacDonald finished with 5 points and was awesome at bringing the ball up and finding the open man. Michael Hill showcased his dribbling skills and had several drives to the hoop. Derek Musgrave pulled down three rebounds and had a nice shot at the basket. Brandon Waddell continues to be a force at rebounding and passing.


Pacers 14 – Bucks 4

The Pacers played the Bucks in week 2 of the In town Junior Basketball Division this weekend. The Pacers jumped out fast to an 8-0 lead in the 1st half with some aggressive offense from Billy Burris who had 2 points to go along with two steals, Cam Kearney who also had 2 points in addition to four steals, Sam White’s 4 points and four steals and Nicholas Degloriawho also had 4 points one steal.  These points were supported by some solid offense re-bounds by Scott Miller and William Humphrey.

The Bucks played another tough game this week. They had to play with only 6 players this week. Connor Broderick had the teams only 4 points. Chandler Dubay created scoring opportunities while controlling the ball on the offense. PJ Civitarese had multiple steals and played hard. Ryan Thompson once again hustled on offense and defense despite getting injured. Garett Mcnulty played solid offense and defense. Alex Grove played great offense with some nice defense as well. I'm very proud of their efforts despite the loss.


Cavs 14 - Thunder 12

The Cavaliers defeated the Thunder on Saturday in an extremely close and exciting game between two excellent teams. Congratulations go out to Joey Bourgea for earning today’s game ball for the Cavs for his exceptional play. The game started with the Cavs taking an early 6-0 lead, but the Thunder kept coming back and wouldn’t go away. Jonah Benettand Joe Romero owned the game down low for the Cavs, with Joe hitting a key basket. Strong passing by Cameron Heichman and Zachary Sullivan were the key to some late game assists. Andre Monteiro and Sean Hirtlecontinue to grab every loose ball and push the pace on offence. JoeyBourgea and Anthony Burgess combined for 12 points with their fast break attack.

WOW! What a game! The Cavs jumped out to a quick 12-4 lead but the Thunder charged back behind strong defense along with several key steals to pull within 12-10 with 4 minutes remaining in the game, but fell just short 14-12.  The Thunders leading scorer was Ryan Flynn with 6 points, followed by Michael Gaglione 4 points and Nico Gonzalez with 2 points.  The comeback was led from the defensive side of the floor with key steals coming from Ben Doucette, Nathan Jolly and Christian Rainone. LukeMontejo and Paul Allen helped out on the boards with rebounds on the defensive side of the court which helped turn into offensive points. The Thunder look to rebound next week as they keep their heads up high after another close game.


Celtics 15 - Pistons 10      

The Tewksbury Junior Celtics held off a late charge by the Pistons to earn their second win of the season. The Celtics were able to jump out to an early lead thanks to Romyn Lorick’s six first half points. Cade Barron scored four points while Adam Saad’s quick feet and hands led to five steals and a Celtic lead at halftime. The Celtic’s passing was great the entire game. Matthew Flynn, Peter Impink, Max Mattuchio, PouriyaMehrabani and Shane Nickerson all had an assist. Mattuchio added a point while also grabbing six rebounds. Nicholas Ingersoll and Jacob Mellenplayed strong defensively helping to maintain the lead. The Pistons were able to score a few baskets late in the game to pull within three points butPouriya Mehrabani was able to secure the 15-10 win with a late layup.

The Pistons had a tough loss against the Celtics in their second game of the season.  They were able to keep it close with some tough defense by Jason Morris, Ian Shpritzer and Alex Naghibi.  We had some great passing by Aaron Ramsey and Kyle Cummings. And Aidan Leal showed some great ball handling in bringing the ball down as guard.  The Piston’s offense was strong with some great points by Anthony Naghibi (4 points) and Mathew Ramsey (2 points).  A late surge brought the Pistons to within 3 points with a couple of key baskets by Shea Moynihan (4 points) but they were unable to capitalize.  Overall a good performance by the Pistons.


Sixers 15 - Heat 12  

The Sixers started out very strong to start the game with made shots from Eddie Galante, Drew Rennell, and Nick Alvarado. Drew and Jack Rennelplayed excellent defense contributing to overall outstanding team defense for the Sixers! As expected, the Heat got hot and came back to tie the game up heading into the 4th quarter. With the help of Alex Dellorussoand AJ Loder gathering up rebounds and picking up lose and stolen balls, combined with good defense from Satino D’ippolito and Ryan Benchaterthe Sixers were able to fend off the Heat. The Sixers’ Jack Renell was able to put up a few more points down the stretch to help the Sixers win the game 15- 12.

The Heat battled the Sixers in a defensive struggle on Saturday afternoon. After jumping out to a 6 - 2 lead early, thanks to the outside shooting of Tim Bradley, both squads turned up the defense in this low scoring affair. Eric Bellavia chipped in with two baskets and Jack Baron scored one basket to account for all the Heat's scoring. Jacob Martel and Kenny Ryder played great defense in limiting the Sixers on offense. Matt Stadman and Jack Baron both created several turnovers and jump balls with their aggressive defense. Colin Hansbury and Sudeep Chirothu both had several big rebounds on both the defensive and offensive ends of the court. The Heat will look to avenge their loss next week with a home game versus the Timberwolves.


Timberwolves 21  -  Rockets 11      

The T-Wolves won their second game of the season in a tough game against the Rockets. After the Rockets built up a 6-0 lead, the T-Wolves continued to work hard and battled back. Offensively the T-Wolves were led in scoring by Omari Seney.  Wyatt Lafebvre, Colby Flahive, VincentMarchelletta, and Tyler Trodden all contributed to the scoring for the T-Wolves.  Evan Galanis, Owen Kinnon and Wyatt Lafebvre contributed with good assists. Joey Fiorino, Evan Galanis, Colby Coolidge, and Tyler Trodden grabbed several rebounds. Omari Seney lead the team in steals and helped to secure the victory in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets fought hard against a very strong Timberwolves team who were coming off of a close game victory last week. The Rockets played very strong defense on the day overall but were unable to contain OmariSeney for the Timberwolves. Offensively for the Rockets, Quinn Brown and Daniel Sullivan did an excellent job of dribbling and ball handling along with passing the ball down low to Ryan MacKeen and Drew Nestor who got off several good shots but were a bit snake bit with many shots just rolling out of the hoop. Jayden Trudeau also got off quite a few good shots as well for the Rockets! Jonathan Bielecki, Danny Franklin and Justin Darrigo did a real good job of rebounding at both ends of the floor for the Rockets. Darrigo, David Forgione and Jimmy Holmes all let the Rockets on the defensive end. The Rockets will get back into action next week against the Cavs.


Intermediate Divison


Spurs 27 – Warriors 21

The Warriors dropped a close one to a tough Spurs team. Scoring started out slowly as fierce defense of Sreetej Digmurth and Charles Matsasapplied pressure to the Spurs ball handlers disrupting their offense.  In the 2nd quarter the Warrior offense started to come alive with Dylan Crowley’s jumper off a great pass from Brady Litton.  Liam McDonald put back one of the six rebounds followed by Travis Cohen draining a baseline jumper to close within 2 points.  In the third quarter, Travis Cohen made the play of the day sinking a layup while getting fouled and then putting back his own rebound on the foul shot for a 4 point play.Jesus Padilla hit a jumper and connected on 1 of 2 free throws. The Spurs opened a big lead but Warriors never gave up. Keeping tempo up with Will McFadyen 4 points and 3 steals. Justin Flynn (2 points and 3 steals)  and Luke McFadyen (2 points and 6 rebounds).

Scoring for the Spurs were led by Kyle Darrigo with 13 points and 7 steals.  Jason Barnes worked hard on the offensive boards he had 6 points. Collin Goggins did a great job bringing up the ball while adding 4 points. Max Tyler had 4 blocks and 6 rebounds added 2.  Joshua Linnehan had 4 assists and 2 points. Logan Reinhard had 3 rebounds and 2 points.   NIckPolimeno worked hard on defense and had 2 points.    Daedon Bere andCullain Johnson kept there pressure on with great defense and 3 rebounds each.   Justin Elias got a couple of key rebounds at the end of the game to seal the victory.


Nets 22 – Lakers 9

The Nets continued their outstanding defensive efforts with a big win against a strong Lakers squad. Logan Auth was all over the floor, taking on the opposing point guard at most times and shutting down their offensive rythym. Connor McFadyen, Robert Cortes, and Josh Engelkenwere again dominant in the paint, limiting the Lakers rebound opportunities. Brandon Wood, Jack Panilaitis, Sam Hines, and Dan Lightfoot closed off the passing lanes and helped complete the team defensive effort.  Wood led all scorers with 6 points, while Panilaitis,Lightfoot, and Hines each added 4.  Auth and Cortes rounded out the scoring with a basket each. Another great team effort!

The Lakers played the Nets today at the Wynn School. The Lakers were very slow today. Scoring was Sean Fahey 6 points. Mihir Bagul had 2 points and Brian Doherty going 1/2 from the foul line for 1 point. The Lakers did have some good rebounding and steals by Lee Ghannam, Will Forbes, James Ministeri, and Aiden Crawson. Also showing lots of hustle was Nick Wilson, Nick Bobadilla and Evan Silva.


Cavs 25 – Celtics 23

The Celtics got off to a hot start in the first half, up by 15 late in the second quarter. Despite the large deficit, the Cavs continued to play hard and chip away. Matt Woods jump started the Cavs in the second half with a quick 6 points. Joey Arsenault and Mike Bottaro each chipped in with a couple baskets and great ball movement. Key Defensive possessions by Julian Costello,Tyler Leeds,Louis Mascia, and Jack Stadtman limited the Celtics to just 4 points in the second half. Dhruv Kaushal scored 3 huge points in the 4th including a key free throw late in the game. Mark Olu put the exclamation point on the Cavs win with 8 4th quarter points. Great come from behind team win for the Cavs.


Mavs 28 – Sixers 8

The Mavs came out of the gate fast on Saturday taking an early lead on atough Sixers  team that never gave up. Having a big day for the Mavs was Nick Johnson with 12 points. Derek Wilkinson added 10 points, whileAiden Crogan, Logan Teixeira and Justin Charlton each had a basket.  Paul Tower, Jake Pellitier, and Alex Johnson had another strong game down low. Dylan Dufresne who was all over the floor on both ends andshowed great hustle to help seal the win.


Senior Divison


Jazz 51 – Celtics 33

The Jazz jumped into the win column on Saturday with a strong performance against a great shooting Celtics team.  Leading the way in scoring was Josh Donaher & Derek Wallace with 13pts,  Nate wilkinson11pts, Matt Perron 10pts, and both James Kochakian & Tyler Demers added 2 each. Matt Pellitier had another strong game down low and BricenBoudreault showed great hustle all game.

The Celtics dropped their first game of the year. Scoring was led by Zach Hines (11 pts) followed up by Adam Hines (8pts). Scoring points as well were Anthony Miano (4pts), Billy Chase (4pts), Andy Ferreira (4pts), and Tyler Strong (2pts). Outstanding efforts were turned in by Ryan Smith, Matt Houghton, and Zach Lalonde.


Hornets 40 – Wizards 37

The Wizards played great team basketball on both ends of the court against a good opponent. Stephen Duquette, Adam Trudeau, Logan Singleton, Sean McMahon and Dominic Cohen all scored in the first half keeping the score close. In the third quarter the Wizards exploded on offense and held their own on defense with the help of Alec Sokol, IanTacey, Logan Singleton and Adam Trudeau to take their first lead of the game. Also with the rebounding efforts from Ian Tacey, Stephen Duquetteand Sean McMahon it help minimize the second chance opportunities for the Hornets and extend plays on the offensive end which kept the game within reach for the Wizards by the midway point of the 4th quarter.


Thunder 46 – Bucks 32

The Thunder won their second game of the season with a 46-32 victory against the Bucks.   For the Thunder, the scoring went as follows: AndrewLafebvre (13 points), Sean Whelton (11 points), Robert Chisolm (6), Matt Dugan (4), Owen Gilligan (4), Cam Hodgson (4), Jack O’Neil (2), and Tyler Paulding (2).  


Suns 33 – Bobcats 28

The Bobcats ran into an aggressive Suns team and lost 33-28 at the Wynn on Saturday. Leading the scoring for the Bobcats were Matt Fronduto (7 pts), Patrick Dunn (4), Cameron Grace (4) and Robbie Kimtis (4). JakeForgiono added 3 while Andrew Froio, Matt Ferriera and Mike Fowler each added a bucket. Rhen Trinidade and Ayra Mehrabari played tough defense, while Froio (3) and Kimtis (2) notched multiple steals.


Heat 45 – Bulls 16

The Heat won their second game of the season with the hot hands of DarylQuek with 11 points and Evan Crowley with 9 points. Defense was key in the first half with Nick Stephens (6 pts.) and Ryan Briley (7 pts.) getting rebounds and distributing them for quick baskets to guards Ryan Bennett(2 pts.) and Rich Kramer (6 pts.). Fast breaks by James Reardon and Nate Jones led to a big lead in the second half.  Steve Nickerson rounded out the scoring with 6 points.

Scoring for the Bulls were Ryan Anderson (2 pts), Ryan Day (6 pts), Ryan Meuse (4 pts), Diego Monteiro (2 pts), and Jared Gray (2 pts). The Bulls defensive efforts were led by Derek Leffler (2 steals), Jason Richardson (7 rebounds), Jason Elias (4 rebounds) and William Andella (4 rebounds).



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