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TBBL Roundup: Junior Thunder Shocks Spurs

Mar 13, 2018 05:16AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

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(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the TBBL.)

TBBL Write ups for March 3rd, 2017

JUNIOR DIVISION
Lakers (Holloway) 32 Cavs (Haines) 23
The Junior Lakers advanced to the 2nd round of the playoffs on Saturday by winning 32-23 in a hard fought game against the Cavs. High scorers on the day were Emeka Olu, Zach Chase, and James Brooks. The Lakers played great team defense to seal the victory.

The Cavs played an exceptional playoff game vs. the Lakers. The boys fell behind early 12-0, but kept battling and ultimately cut the lead to four by halftime. They kept the game close the entire way but fell short and lost 32-23. The teams scoring came from Mike Devlin (11 points), Jason Shreenan (8 points), Alan Dang (2 points) and Johnny Pasquariello (2 points). Bryan Flynn and Payton Haines chipped in with exceptional defense. Patrick Bumpus, Aidan Shanahan, Ben Sheppard and Steven Oppedisano contributed with great rebounding. This unfortunately ends the Cavs exciting season.

Heat (Annese) 34 Celtics (Gray) 21
The Heat took the floor on Saturday to battle the Celtics. It was a very close game throughout the first quarter, but the Heat were able to really get things going in the second half and pulled away to capture the win by 13 points. The Heat, while playing a 3rd game in a row without a key player, had a very strong attack offensively with 5 different players scoring. The ball moved around on most possessions, leading to assists on many of the baskets. The Heat also had another solid game on the boards, extending many possessions that ultimately proved to be too much for a good Celtics defensive team. The scoring attack was led by Albie Iraola, Ayden Annese and Logan Goldman while Jeremy Byakika and Sean Buchanon also chipped in to contribute to that scoring total. Donovan Conway, Jake Hardy, Stephen Bruno and Santiago Avendano all came up with big defensive plays while also playing solid point guard roles, moving the ball effectively.

Clippers (Curreri) 29 vs. Warriors (Cohen) 25
In the first round of the playoffs the Warriors and Clippers squared off for the third time this season. Both teams were going back and forth with possessions and scoring, ending the first half tied at 15. The third quarter was a continuation of the first half, but the Clippers led by 2 going into the fourth quarter. The Clippers were able to extend their lead to 4 with four minutes left. As the Warriors fought hard and scored a basket to come within two points, the Clippers were able to counter and ultimately won the game by the score of 29-25. Scoring came from Justin Quartarone, Brandan Cohen, Michael Colameta and Antonio Almeida. Colin Crowley, Giuseppe Castiglia, Jason Grant and Phenix Rizzuti came up with some key steals to keep the game close. The Warriors dominated the boards with Jacob Vieira, William O’Neill, Michael Colameta, Antonio Almeida, Justin Quartarone and Brandan Cohen. Every player gave 100 percent effort the entire game and as a coach I could not be prouder of how they played. Great job guys!!

Thunder (Carleton) 26 vs. Spurs (Naughton) 8
The Thunder had their most impressive team win of the season to kick off the playoffs. The Thunder’s offense looked the best that it has all year as they were able to pass the ball around that led to easy looks. Evan Williams led the way for the Thunder this week with his most complete game of the season with 10 points and a countless amount of steals and rebounds. He was followed by Shane Spurr with 6, Marcus Ramos with 4, and Luke Stewart, Brayden Asselin, and Dylan McNelley each having a bucket. Nolan Fowlie and Ben Poirier both contributed on the defensive end and Nolan had a team high in Tommy Points! Sean Maloney was running point for the Thunder and was able to create easy baskets for his teammates by throwing some nice passes. It was a wire to wire team win for the Thunder.

INTERMEDIATE QUARTER-FINAL GAMES
Cavs 37 Bulls 19
The Boys In-Town Division playoff games continued this weekend with quarterfinal match-ups. The first game had the Bulls and Cavs going head to head again. The first half was a great effort on both teams with the Cav’s having the lead 14-9 at halftime. The Cav’s regrouped at half time and made some adjustments to build on their offense and earn their first playoff win 37-19. Leading scoring for the Cav’s was Jake Austin (10pts, 4 blocks, 13 rebounds), followed by Luke Shaw (6pts, 4 blocks, 15 rebounds) and Chris Johnson (6 pts, 5 assist). Ethan Hines had a big game with (4pts, 2 steals, 8 rebounds) along with Owen Caggiano (4pts, 3 steals, 5 assist) and Anthony Curreri (1pt, 5 rebounds, 1 steal) Playing solid defense with great pressure was Jaden Sanchez (3 pts, 4 steals, 1 block), Cam Kearney (2pts, 5 steals, 6 assist) and Nick Kearney (1pt, 7 assist, 2 steals). The Cav’s game ball award went to Ryan King for his team support and stats on the sideline!

Clippers 31 Warriors 25
The Clippers played an outstanding game today as they pulled off the upset against the Warriors. Andre Monteiro led the way with 14 points; 8 of those points coming in the last four minutes. Paul Allen also came up big in the second half, scoring all of his 6 points in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Anthony Monteiro (2 points) and Liam Kelley (7 points) grabbed a lot of rebounds for our team. Will Fillmore (2 points) dished lots of assists throughout the game. Anthony Pellegrino, Deven Ricci, and Owen Kinnon played great defense throughout the game.

Knicks 32 Lakers 28

Thunder 30 Heat 23

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