2010-11 Season Game Summaries
Florida 28 – Kansas 19
Florida ended the regular season in fine fashion by downing Kansas 28-19. The score was tied at 19 with 3:30 to play and then the Gators scored the game’s last 9 points to win going away. Michael Monaghan keyed the final surge as he scored 4 of his 8 points in the final segment. Jack Hansbury ended up with 10 points of which 3 came in the 4th quarter. Ryan Taylor had a strong game with 8 points while William Arrington scored one basket and Sebastian Abate and Jared Kent also made solid contributions on defense. Ryan Ashness led Kansas with 8 points followed by 6 points by Sean McCartin.
Pittsburgh 30 – Boston College 24
After scoring the game’s first 11 points Pittsburgh held on to defeat Boston College 30-24. The lead was down to 3 points in the last minute before Del Driscoll scored and hit a foul shot and the BC comeback was over. Driscoll led Pittsburgh with 10 points followed by 8 from Dylan McCulre. Ryan Loftus led all scored as he had 13 for the Eagles. Ethan Flewing hit 3 outside shots for 6 points and Connor Wooster added 5 points.
North Carolina 37 – Villanova 18
North Carolina made it a perfect 10-0 in the regular season as they raced past Villanova 37-18. Austin Polce had another outstanding game he led all scorers with 13 points. Mike Misherfi had a solid game with 8 points while Brady Ryan, Donovan Loew and Billy Shield each scored 4 points. Rohan Kulkarni led a cold shooting Villanova team with 11 points and Cam Clancy scored 3 points.
Kentucky 47 – Syracuse 38
After getting drubbed in week 9 against North Carolina, Kentucky turned it around in the final week as they took care of Syracuse 47-38. The 9-1 Wildcats were led by Jon Olsen with 14 points. Pat Lyons came up big with 8 points and George Cole scored 7 while Craig Salmi contributed 6 points. Jason Arnaud did his best to keep Syracuse in the game as he scored 20 points while Michael Peluso scored 8 of his 10 points in the first half.
Michigan State 42 – UMass 28
Michigan State outscored UMass 14-4 in the final quarter in route to a 42-28 victory. Evan Smith had a great game with 18 points including 4 in the final quarter. Jake Warnock also had a strong final quarter with 5 points and 11 points overall and Alex Hill scored 10 points. Davis Laich led UMass with 11 points, Ricky Watson scored 6 points and Owen Jordan and Patrick Burrill each had 4 points.
Duke 46 – Ohio State 26
Jimmy Lynch and his Duke teammates were too much for Ohio State as the Blue Devils rolled to a 46-26 win. Lynch scored 18 points of which 10 came in the second quarter. Tim O’Neil had all of his 10 points in the second half. Kyle Bond scored 8 points and Mike Russo added 4 points. Dean Trahan led Ohio State with 13 points and Griffin Murray scored 7 points.
North Carolina 49 – Kentucky 30
The anticipated showdown of undefeated North Carolina and Kentucky never materialized as the Tar Heels routed the Wildcats 49-30. It was a ball game at half time as NC led 21-16 before outscoring Kentucky 15-3 in the third quarter. 8 players scored for the winners with Mike Misherfi leading the way with 13 points. Gerrit Mahling put up 10 points and Donovan Loew scored 7 points while Billy Shield 6 points, Austin Polce 5 points, 4 points for Brady Ryan and a basket for Tim Zachwet. Paul Mayorskly also played well as NC moved to 9-0. Jon Olsen led Kentucky with 9 points while Centers Kevin Reidy and Nick Spinale each scored 6 points.
Syracuse 50 – Florida 44 (OT)
Florida appeared headed for their second win of the year as they led Syracuse by 10 points going into the final quarter. The Orangemen had a big 4th quarter and scored all 6 points in overtime for the exciting come from behind victory. Jason Arnaud was outstanding with 23 points of which 18 came in the second half. Tod Pecora had a strong game with 11 points while Michael Peluso scored 8 points and David Salomaa had two baskets. Jack Hansbury scored all of his 14 points in the first half to lead Florida while Ryan Taylor contributed 12 and Michael Monaghan scored 10 and William Arrington scored 8 points.
Boston College 32 – Ohio State 31
Boston College also used the comeback route as they nipped Ohio State 32-31. The Eagles trailed 19-8 at halftime and by just 3 after three quarters. Connor Wooster hit a couple of big foul shots late in the game and that gave BC the victory. Wooster had 10 points while Ryan Loftus scored 7 and Kevin Murphy and Kyle Askenburg each scored 4 points. Dean Trahan led Ohio State with 13 points and Jordan Bukouricz and Geoffrey Sundstrom had 6 points apiece.
Kansas 33 – UMass 30
With a minute to go UMass had a one point lead over Kansas but the Jayhawks forced some turnovers and Ryan Ashness hit a jumper with 20 seconds to go to propel his team to their third win in a row. Ashness had 13 points and Sean McCartin added 9 while Brett Roberts had 6 and Brendan Mann scored 4 points. Josh Plunkett led UMass with 10 points and Davis Laich had a solid game with 9 points while Owen Jordan scored 6 points.
Michigan State 25 – Duke 22
Michigan State outscored Duke 15-7 in the third quarter in route to a 35-22 victory. Alex Hill led the charge for the Spartans with 17 points. Six other players scored for Michigan State as both Grant McEnaney and Michael Koechlin scored 4 points. Kavier Katz-Merens led Duke with 11 while Mike Russo scored 5 points.
Pittsburgh 43 – Villanova 27
After a sluggish performance last week Pittsburgh had it going in week 9 in downing Villanova 43-27. Center Del Driscoll was tough down low with 20 points. Dylan McClure scored 8 points and Will Hulett had 5 points and Suraag Srinivias scored 4 points. Quinn Jackson led Villanova with 10 points while Rohan Kulkarni added 6 points.
Duke 23 - Pittsburgh 20
In a low scoring defensive battle Duke improved to 6-2 with a 23-20 victory over Pittsburgh. Duke trailed 8-4 after one quarter before coming back to take a 14-10 lead at the break. Both clubs struggled offensively the rest of the way and a couple of big outside shots late in the game propelled Duke to its 6th win of the season. James Lynch led all scorers for Duke with 10 points followed by 4 from Abdul Shah and 3 each from Dean Carmen, Tim O’Neill and Mike Russo. Center Suraag Srinivas (8 points) and Delaney Driscoll (7 points) led Pittsburgh which fell to 6-2.
Kansas 50 – Boston College 37
Kansas won their second in a row with an impressive offensive showing against BC as the Jayhawks took a 50-37 win. The Eagles actually led at halftime 26-25 but Kansas outscored BC 12-5 in the third quarter and ran away with it in the final quarter. Sean McCartin had another strong contest with 14 points while point guard Ryan Ashness was stellar with 12 points. Ryan Johnson had a great game with 10 points and Brendan Mann, Ryan Barry and Akhil Mka each had 4 points. Kevin Murphy led BC with 13 points followed by 10 from Ryan Loftus.
Kentucky 40 – Florida 34
Another win for Kentucky, (8-0) and yet another close game. Despite having only 5 players’s available Florida hung in but fell 40-34. The Wildcats led throughout the game but could not put away the gutsy Gators. Jack Hansbury had a huge offensive game with 23 points including 8 foul shots. Michael Monaghan scored 6 and Jared Kent scored 5 points. Nick Spinale was a monster on the boards and scored 16 for Kentucky. Jon Olsen contributed 12 points while Kevin Reidy was tough down low with 8 points.
North Carolina 44 – Syracuse 39
North Carolina earned their 8th straight win as they held off a hustling Syracuse club 44-39. The Tar Heels looked like they had an easy win as they led 40-29 with 3:30 to go. The Orangemen forced many turnovers and actually got to within 3 but ran out of time. Donovan Loew had his best offensive game of the year with 14 to lead NC. Mike Misherfi netted 8 points and Austin Polce put up 6 points. Jason Arnaud scored 18 for Syracuse including 8 in the final quarter. Tec Pecora scored 8 and David Salomaa added 4 points.
Ohio State 26 – UMass 22
Ohio State outscored UMass 8-2 in the third quarter in route to a 26-22 victory. Griffin Murray was the game’s high scorer with 9 points. His Ohio State team mate Evan Lucey scored 7 and Jordan Bukouricz scored 4 points. Joey Penn had a strong game with 6 points for UMass and CJ Aloi also scored 6 before fouling out in the third quarter.
Michigan State 34 – Villanova 21
After a sluggish star Michigan State took a 34-21 victory over Villanova. It was 5-2 Spartans after one quarter and they upped the lead to 14-6 at halftime. Alex Hill keyed the win with 16 points of which 14 came in the second half. Grant McEnaney had a strong game with 6 points while Evan Smith also scored 6 and Andrew Donahue scored a basket. Quinn Jackson and Ryan Schweitzer each had 6 for the Wildcats.
UMass 32 – Florida 15
UMass played outstanding in winning their first game of the season as they took care of Florida 32-15. After a low scoring first quarter in which the victors led 4-2 they got their offense going in Q2 and took a 14-7 lead and they were in control the rest of the way. All Star Josh Plunkett had a solid game with 14 points while CJ Aloi scored 8 points. Patrick Burrill and Owen Jordan each scored 4 points while Joey Penn had a solo bucket. UMass also received great contributions from Jacob Galvin, Davis Laich, Aaron Rowe and Ricky Watson. All Star Jack Hansbury led Florida with 5 points.
Kentucky 42 – Duke 41
After surviving a last second victory last week the cardiac kids of Kentucky did it again as the nipped Duke 42-41. The lead switched back and forth and Mike Russo hit two foul shots with 29 seconds to go to give Duke a one point lead. Kentucky All Star Jon Olsen made sure his club would not suffer its first defeat as he scored with 10 seconds to go to give the Wildcats another dramatic victory. Olsen led his club with 12 points followed by 7 from Nick Spinale and 6 each for Pat Lyons and Jacob Burke. All Star center James Lynch led Duke with 10 points while Michael McKenna, Tim O’Neil and Kyle Bond scored 6 points.
North Carolina 31 – Boston 29
For most of the season it has been easy pickings for undefeated North Carolina. This week BC gave the Tar Heels all they could handle and they escaped with a 31-29 victory. The gutsy Eagles trailed 23-17 in the third quarter and came back to tie the game at 29-29 with under a minute to go. With 25 seconds to go NC All Star Mike Misherfi scored the winning basket to improve their record to 7-0 Austin Polce led his club with 7 points while Gerrit Mahling, Misherfi and Tim Zachert each had 6 points. BC All Star Ryan Loftus was outstanding in defeat with 12 points while Kevin Murphy scored all of his 8 points in the final quarter.
Kansas 45 – Syracuse 34
The one-two combo of Ryan Ashness and Sean McCartin were too much for Syracuse as Kansas rolled to a 45-34 victory. McCartin led Kansas with 16 points while All Star point guard Ryan Ashness scored 15 points. Brendan Mann and Brett Roberts each scored 4 points while Benjamin Ferris and Michael Totten contributed 2 points for Kansas. Syracuse All Star Jason Arnaud scored 14 points and Tod Pecora added 8 points.
Ohio State 47 – Villanova 25
For most of the season it has not gone Ohio State’s way but that was not the case on Saturday as they were very impressive in downing Villanova 47-25. The Buckeyes outscored the Wildcats 14-5 in the third quarter for the easy win. All Star guard Dean Trahan forced a number of turnovers and had a big day with 22 points. Michael DeAngelis put up 8 points and Evan Lucey and Jordan Bukouicz controlled the boards and scored 6 points each. Quinn Jackson hit a number of outside shots and led Villanova with 16 points.
Pittsburgh 37 – Michigan State 23
All Star Center Del Driscoll had an outstanding all around game in leading Pitt to a 37-23 victory over Michigan State. Driscoll scored 18 points and was simply a man amongst boys. Justin Plasuky added 8 points while All Star guard Dylan McClure scored 5 points and made a number of nice passes. Michael Scaplen had two three pointers for Michigan State and Michael Koechlin, Jake Warnock and All Star Alex Hill each had 5 points.
Kentucky 33 – Michigan State 31
In the game of the season Kentucky remained undefeated in dramatic fashion with a 33-31 win over Michigan State. The Wildcats looked solid at halftime as they led 16-8 at the break and 24-19 after three quarters. Michigan State closed the lead to 3 with 3:30 to go and actually took the lead in the last 2 minutes at 31-30. The Spartans effectively killed the clocked with a four corners offense but turned it over in the last minute. Kentucky set up for the game winning shot and Craig Salmi banked a driving runner with 35 seconds to go to give his club a one point lead. Kentucky made one more foul shot with 3 seconds to go to improve to 6-0. Jon Olsen scored 8 of his team high 14 points in the final quarter to lead Kentucky. Nick Scriavani had a strong game with 8 points while Nick Spinale added 4 points. Alex Hill had a great second half as all of his 11 points came after intermission. Michael Koechlin scored 10 points and Jake Warnock added 7 points
North Carolina 64 – Ohio State 16
Ohio State was able to stay with undefeated North Carolina after one quarter as they trailed 12-7. Is was 26-15 after two quarters and that was pretty much the game as the Tar Heels gave up just one point in the second half and rolled to a 64-16 victory. The combination of Gerrit Mahling and Austin Polce was impressive as Mahling scored 20 points and Polce netted 18 points. Mike Misherfi had another solid game with12 points while Taylor O’Brien scored 6 and Brady Ryan added 4 points. Dean Trahan scored 7 points to lead Ohio State and Geoffrey Sundstrom scored 5 points.
Villanova 35 – Florida 30
Villanova took a hard earned 35-30 decision over Florida. Villanova led 29-18 after three quarters before Florida stormed back to close within 3 with 3:30 to go. The Wildcats scored 6 in the final segment to take their second victory of the season. Quinn Jackson has his best game of the year with 16 points. Rohan Kulkarni added 8 points while Connor O’Keefe scored 4 points and Ryan Schweitzer had 3 points. Jack Hansbury led Florida with 10 points followed by 8 from Michael Monaghan and 4 each for Sebastian Abate, Ryan Taylor and Jared Kent.
Boston College 35 – UMass 18
BC used an aggressive trapping defense to defeat UMass 35-18. BC led the entire game and got a solid performance from Ryan Loftus who scored 16 points. Connor Wooster hit some big outside shots for 11 points while Kevin Murphy and Andrew Morris each had 3 points. Kyle Askenburg played outstanding defense. CJ Aloi led UMass with 6 points while Josh Plunkett scored 4 points.
Pittsburgh 38 – Kansas 24
Pittsburgh made it 5-1 with a solid 38-24 win over Kansas. Dylan McCure had it going from outside and scored a team high 9 points. Justin Plausky scored 7 points while Jay James LoPresti and Suraag Srinivas scored 6 points each. Brett Roberts scored 7 for Kansas while Ryan Ashness and Sean McCartin each had 6.
Duke 48 – Syracuse 23
Duke led Syracuse 26-6 at halftime and never looked back as they routed the Orangemen 48-23. Kyle Bond and Xavier Katz Merens were outstanding as both scored 10 points. James Lynch, Tim O’Neil and Dean Carmen also had strong games with 6 points while Mike Russo and Michael McKenna had 4 points each. Joe Connel, Layne Lencki-Barlo and Tod Pecora each had 6 points for Syracuse.
Ohio State 33 – Kansas 32
Ohio State picked up their first win of the year as the nipped Kansas 33-32. The Buckeyes led 21-13 at the break before Kansas came back to tie it at 27 after 3 quarters. In the final 3:30 Ohio State was nursing a 4 point lead and they needed Griffin Murray’s with 1:20 to go to give them the victory. Murray finished with 10 points while fellow guard Dean Trahan led his club with 11 points. Michael DeAngelis and Geoffrey Sundstrom each had 4 points while the victors also received great contributions from Christopher Landry, Even Lucey and Ryan Kelly. Ryan Ashness led Kansas with 12 points followed by 9 from Sean McCartin and 4 for Michael Totten.
Syracuse 41 – UMass 38
UMass came very close to also getting into the win column but Syracuse hung tough and posted a 41-38 victory. UMass led 24-14 at half time and 31-26 after 3 quarters. The Orangemen surged past UMass half way through the final quarter as they led 36-33 with 3:30 to go. Jason Arnaud keyed the final quarter surge with 5 of his game high 19 points. Tod Pecora had a strong game with 11 points and Joseph Connell scored 6 points. Patrick Burrill was outstanding for UMass with 16 points. Davis Laich had a solid game with 7 points and Josh Plunkett added 5 points.
North Carolina 47 – Michigan State 23
Undefeated North Carolina was expected to get tested against Michigan State which had a 3 game winning streak. This game was anything but close as the Tar Heels led 6-0 after one quarter and rolled to a 47-23 victory. Mike Misherfi made a number of driving hoops and scored 18 points. Center Gerrit Mahling added 13 points and dominated down low. Austin Polce and Billy Shield each scored 6 points while Paul Mayorskly, Brady Ryan, Taylor O’Brien, Donovan Loew and Tim Zachert also had solid efforts. Alex Hill scored 8 points for Michigan State and Michael Koechlin had 6 points.
Kentucky 44 – Villanova 28
Kentucky also remained undefeated at 5-0 as they took care of Villanova 44-28. It was 10-10 after the first quarter and then Kentucky got out to a 22-16 lead at half time and never trailed. Jacob Burke had a big game for the victors with 10 points. Jon Olsen tailed 8 points while centers Kevin Riedy had 7 and Nick Spinale 6 points. Quinn Jackson led Villanova with 8 points and Rohan Kulkarmi scored 6 points.
Duke 44 – Boston College 31
Duke outscored Boston College 14-8 in the second quarter in route to a 44-31 victory. Forwared Mike Russo had 6 of his game high 17 points in the second quarter. Xavier Katz-Merens hit some nice outside shots for 10 points and James Lunch was dominant in the center position with 9 points and Kyle Bond scored 4 points. Connor Wooster led BC with 12 points followed by 6 from John Loftus.
Pittsburgh 36 – Florida 26
Pittsburgh held Florida to just 5 points at half time and rolled to a 36-26 victory. Delaine Driscoll led his club with 10 points while Dylan McClue scored 8 and Will Hulett added 6 points. Jack Hansbury scored 8 for Florida with Michael Monaghan and Ryan Taylor scoring 6 points each.
Villanova 30 – Boston College 28
In the biggest upset of the season Villanova won their first game while Boston College suffered their first loss. Cam Clancy was the hero for Villanova as he hit a key bucket in the final segment and then with time running out connected on an outside shot to give his club the 30-28 victory. Villanova led 18-12 at half time before BC outscored the Wildcats 10-4 in the third quarter to tie the game at 22-22. Rohan Kulkarni had 4 of his team high 10 points in the big final quarter to lead Villanova. Quinn Jackson added 6 points while solo baskets went to Joseph Marcotte, Austin Mitchell and Michael O’Meara. Villanova also received outstanding contributions from Connor O’Keefe, Mitchell Wang, Nicholas Manautou and Ryan Schweitzer. Ryan Loftus led BC with 9 points followed by 5 from Connor Wooster.
Michigan State 45 – Syracuse 43
In a fast paced contest of up and down action Michigan State won their third in a row by nipping Syracuse 45-43. Michigan State was in control as they led 37-28 with 3:30 to go. The Orengemen however actually came back to tie it led by 8 points in the final segment by Jason Arnaud. (18 points total) With about 40 seconds to go Jake Warnock hit a breakaway lay up to give his club the win. Michael Koechlin was outstanding for the winner as he finished with 23 points. Matt DeLaflor also had a strong game with 12 points. Tim Miragliuolo made some nice driving moves for 9 points for Syracuse while Michael Peluso scored 6 points.
Duke 32 – Florida 26
See Image Gallery of this Game Courtesy of Chelmsford Patch
Duke also improved to 3-1 after downing Florida 32-26. The second quarter keyed the Blue Devils win as they outscored the Gators 8-0. Duke Center James Lynch was tough inside with 12 points followed by 10 from guard Xavier Katz-Merens. Rohit Bandaru and Tim O’Neill each had 4 points. Jack Hansbury led Florida with 10 points while Michael Monaghan scored 8 and Ryan Taylor added 6 points.
Kentucky 48 – Ohio State 29
It was yet another strong performance by Kentucky as they dominated the boards and scored a 48-29 win over Ohio State. The Buckeyes hung tough at half time as they trailed 18-14 but in the third Kentucky improved the lead to 30-18 before running away in the final quarter. Jon Olsen led Kentucky with 14 points. George Cole had an outstanding game with 8 points while Centers Nick Spinale and Kevin Reidy dominated the post play and scored 7 points each. Dean Trahan was hot from outside and scored 13 points to lead Ohio State while Griffin Murray scored 6 points.
North Carolina 44 – Kansas 27
North Carolina was equally as impressive as Kentucky in staying undefeated as they dominated Kansas 44-27. Austin Polce was a force for the Tar Heels in scoring 21 points. Mike Misherfi had another strong outing with 10 points while center Grant Mahling added 5 points. Sean McCartin led Kansas with 8 points followed by 6 from Ryan Ashness.
Pittsburgh 42 – UMass 12
Pittsburgh dominated an undermanned UMass club for a 42-12 victory. Delaney Driscoll could not be stopped down low as he put up 15 points while Matt Lopresti scored 6 points. CJ Aloi played a great game in defeat and scored 9 points for UMass.
Kentucky 28 – Pittsburgh 17
After 3 games before the holiday break Kentucky has clearly established they are going to be a force to be reckoned with. The Wildcats made it a perfect 3-0 with a 28-17 victory over previously undefeated Pittsburgh. Kentucky played tight D and led 7-0 after one quarter and was always in control. Jon Olsen led a balanced attack with 9 points followed by 8 from center Kevin Reidy and 6 for Erik MacDonald. Nick Scriavani added 3 points and Nick Spinale scored one basket. Jared Carson, Craig Salmi, Pat Lyons and George Cole all played outstanding defense. Delaney Driscoll led Pittsburgh with 8 points followed by 6 for Dylan McClure.
Boston College 45 – Syracuse 36
BC remained undefeated at 3-0 with a solid 45-36 win over Syracuse. The second quarter keyed the win for the Eagles as they outscored the Orangemen 13-4. Ryan Loftus was a terror on defense and scored 16 points. Kevin Murphy was strong on the boards and scored 8 while Connor Wooster had 7 and Daniel Green accounted for 6 points. John Loftus aided the cause with 4 points while solo buckets went to Philip Kimera and Steve Quigley and Andre Morris made some nice passes. Joseph Connell scored 12 for Syracuse with Jason Arnau adding 10 and Tim Miragliuolo and Tod Pecora scoring 6 points each.
North Carolina 39 – UMass 17
Gerrit Mahling and Austin Polce were too much for UMass as North Carolina easily downed UMass 39-17 and moved to 3-0. Mahling scored 15 points and was dominant down low while Polce scored 12 of his 14 points in the final quarter. Tim Zachert had a strong game with 6 points and Donavan Loew added 4 points. Brady Ryan, Taylor O’Brien and Billy Shield also contributed to the win. Josh Plunkett and Davis Laich each had 4 points to lead UMass.
Florida 45 – Ohio State 30
Florida earned their first win of the year with an impressive 45-30 victory over Ohio State. The Gators outscored the Buckeyes 13-3 in the second quarter with many players contributing. Ryan Taylor was outstanding with 11 of his 13 points in the first half. Jack Hansbury had another solid game with 10 points and Taylor Cartaglia scored 9 points. Michael Monaghan came up big for Florida with 6 points while William Arrington scored 4 points and Noah Marson scored 3 points. Sebastian Abate, Matt Bettinelli and Jared Kent also played well for 1-2 Florida. Dean Trahan scored 7 for Ohio State while Michael DeAngelis and Griffin Murray added 6 points.
Michigan State 45 – Kansas 30
Michigan State overpowered Kansas 45-30 for their second win in a row. Evan Smith had his best game of the season with 14 points while guard Alex Hill scored 9 of his 11 points in the first half. Michael Koechlin scored 6 points and Matthew DeLaflor and Jake Warnock scored 4 points while solo buckets went to Derek Koechlin, Grant McEnaney and Michael Scaplen. Christopher Hibbard and Andrew Donahue had strong defensive games. Sean McCartin paced the Kansas attack with 9 points and Ryan Ashness added 7 points.
Duke 46 - Villanova 34
Duke center James Lynch was too much for Villanova as the center scored 16 points to lead his club to a 46-34 win. The Blue Devils started strong as they led 18-4 in the first quarter. Xavier Katz-Mernes scored 8 points while Michael McKenna and Dean Carmen had 6 points each. Tim O’Neil contributed 4 points and Kyle Bond, Abdual Shah and Rohit Bandaru each had two points while Matthew Harkin also played well for the 2-1 Jayhawks. Quinn Jackson scored 9 of his 16 points in the 4’Th quarter to lead Villanova while Rohan Kulkarni scored 8 points.
Kansas 40 – Villanova 37
Ryan Ashness scored 18 points and Sean McCartin had 12 points to lead the Jayhawks to their first win of the year with a 40-37 win over Villanova. The third quarter was the key as they outscored Villanova 6-2 in this tightly contested battle. Ryan Barry and Misha Mouraview each had 4 points and Brendan Mann Added two points. Brett Roberts, Ben Ferris, Michael Totten and Ryan Johnson also played well. Rohan Kulkarmi led Villanova with 16 points while Quinn Jackson scored 10 in the final quarter and Cam Clancy added 6 points.
North Carolina 29 – Duke 22
North Carolina had a big third quarter as they scored 11 points while holding Duke to one basket as the Tar Heels took a 29-22 victory. Gerrit Mahling had a strong game with 10 points. Austin Polce was impressive with 8 points and Donovan Loew added 6 points. Mike Russo played a strong inside game for Duke and scored 12 points and Tim O’Neill added 6 points.
Boston College 30 – Florida 26
Florida almost made a fantastic comeback but fell short to Boston College 30-26. The Eagles led 30-15 with 3:30 to before the Gators scored the game’s final 11 points but just ran out of time. Connor Wooster had a great shooting game for the victors as he scored 17 points. Ryan Loftus had another solid game with 8 points. Jack Hansbury did all he could for a game Florida team as he scored 18 points in defeat.
Michigan State 55 – Ohio State 34
After struggling offensively in their opener the Spartans lit it up in game two as they downed Ohio State 55-34. Michigan State outscored Ohio State 24 to 8 in the second quarter to earn their first win of the season. Alex Hill was sensational scoring 24 points of which 12 came in the first quarter. Hill had plenty of help as Jake Warnock scored 10 points and Michael Koechlin and Evan Smith added 8 points. Dean Trahan played outstanding in defeat scoring 20 points including two three pointers.
Pittsburgh 45 – Syracuse 28
Pittsburgh broke open a close game with Syracuse at half time (5 point lead) to run away with a 45-28 victory. Dylan McCulre had a big game for the winners with 14 points while Delaney Driscoll scored 10 points including 8 in the 4’th quarter. Matt LoPresti and Justin Plausky each scored 4 points. Jason Arnaud led Syracuse with 12 points while Tim Miragliuolo scored 6 points.
Kentucky 46 – UMass 27
Kentucky had its second easy win of the year with a 46-27 victory over UMass. It was a close contest after one quarter as UMass only trailed by four points. In the second quarter Kentucky scored 12 points while holding UMass to 2 points and took a comfortable 26-12 half time lead. Jon Olsen paced the Wildcat attack with 13 points. George Cole scored 8 points and Erik MacDonald added 6 points. Josh Plunklett was stellar in defeat as he scored 14 points.
Pittsburgh 24 - Ohio State 23
In a tight defensive battle that felt like a playoff game Pittsburgh nipped Ohio State 24-23. The Panthers held slim leads over Ohio State throughout the game but could never shake the feisty Buckeyes. Dylan McClure came up big for the winners as he hit one foul shot with 6 seconds to go to give Pittsburgh their opening game win. McClure led the way with 7 points while Matt LoPresti, Michael O’Keefe and Delaney Driscoll each had 4 points. Dean Trahan led Ohio State with 11 points while Griffin Murray added 8 points including two three pointers.
Syracuse 37 – Villanova 30
Syracuse outscored Villanova 16-4 in the third quarter in route to a 37-30 victory. Center Jason Arnaud was outstanding scoring 12 points while guard Tim Miragliuolo added 11 points. Ted Pecora and Joseph Connell contributed to the opening game victory with 6 points each. Rohan Kukkarmi led the Wildcats with 10 points followed by 8 from Cam Clancy.
Boston College 31 – Michigan State 26
BC guard Ryan Loftus scored 8 of his 10 points in the third quarter to lead his club to a 31-26 win over Michigan. Loftus made a number of steels as BC outscored the Spartans by 5 in the third which was the margin of victory. Kevin Murphy had a solid game with 8 points while Connor Wooster added 7 points. Solo buckets went to Philip Kimera, Steven Quigley and Ethan Flewing. Alex Hill and Michael Koechlin each scored 8 points for Michigan State.
Kentucky 41 – Kansas 24
Maybe the most impressive performance of the day came from Kentucky as they put up 41 points while holding Kansas to 24. It did not start out well for Kentucky as they trailed 8-0 in the first quarter before scoring the last 8 points of the quarter. Erik MacDonald, Nick Scriavani and Jonathan Olsen all had solid games and scored 9 points apiece. Nick Spinale and Patrick Lyons scored 4 points and Kevin Reidy and Craig Salmi added two points while Jared Carson and George Cole played solid defense. Ryan Ashness performed well in defeat as he led Kansas with 10 points. Sean McCartin contributed 8 points and Brett Roberts had 4 points.
North Carolina 28 – Florida 11
The Tar Heels had an easy time with the cold shooting Florida Gators as they took a 28-11 victory. North Carolina broke it open in the second quarter outscoring Florida 10-0. Mike Misherfi and Gerrit Mahling both had strong games with 10 points. Tim Zachert and Taylor O’Brien also got into the scoring column with 4 points each. Matthew Bettinelli and Michale Monaghan led Florida with 4 points each.
Duke 35 - UMass 16
Duke outscored UMass 8-0 in the first quarter and never looked back as they rolled to a 35-16 victory. Center James Lynch was a force underneath as he scored 12 points while Xavier Karz-Merens and Kyle Bond each scored 8 points. Davis Laich had a solid game for UMass with 8 points while Josh Plunkett scored 4 points.
2009-10 Season Game Summaries
North Carolina 38 – Kentucky 32
North Carolina played their best game of the season and upset Kentucky 38-32. The Tar Heels trailed 28-22 after three quarters and closed the gap to two points with 3:30 to play. In the final segment NC outscored the Wildcats 8-2 to earn their 3rd win of the season. All Star Zack Gareri scored 12 of his game high 16 points in the final quarter to lead his club to the comeback win. Tim Zachert scored 7 points including a 3 pointer. Chris Craig scored 5 points and Patrick O’Keefe added 4 points. Solo baskets went to Phillip Danek, Michael Wang and Michael O’Keefe. Austin Ginett and Bailey Morton also played well for North Carolina. Brendan Flaherty led Kentucky with 12 points while All Star Luke Bellone scored 7 and Jack Scaplen had 6 points.
Boston College 41 – California 40
BC led California 26-13 at halftime and appeared they wre going to have an easy win. The lead however dipped to 6 points with 3:30 to go and thanks to Michael Koechlin’s basket with 1:00 the Eagles held on to a 41-40 victory. Tyler Perry continued his outstanding offensive play as he scored 14 points of which 8 came in the second quarter. All Star Michael Hohrath scored 9 points and Matt Loiselle and Matt Majeau both had solid games with 6 points. All Star Dan Martel led California with 11 points while Matty Clauson scored all of his 10 points in the second half.
Duke 22 – Michigan State 19
It may not have been the prettiest game of all time but Duke will take it as got by Michigan State 22-19. Duke led 12-5 at the break and 20-12 after 3 only to see Michigan State get back in the game. The Spartans however could not get over the hump and Duke improved to 5-4 while Michigan State dropped to 4-5. Alex Hill led the victors with 6 points while Dylan McClure scored 4 points. Travis Ricardo scored 8 points to lead Michigan State.
UConn 42- Kansas 34
UConn continued its winning ways by defeating Kansas 42-34. The undefeated Huskies led 28-15 at halftime and while Kansas hung in, the game was never in doubt. All Star Matt Brown led his team with 10 points followed by 9 from sharp shooting Alex Palermo and 8 from Ryan Loftus. Jacob White had another strong game for Kansas with 9 points while Mike Russo scored 8, Evan Smith had 7 and Sujal Pandit added 6 points.
Villanova 50 - Texas 27
Texas had no answer for Noah Psilopoulos or Quinn DiPasquale as the center/guard combo led Villanova to a 50-27 victory. DiPasquale scored 16 points of which 12 came in the second half. Psilopoulos did his damage in the first half as the All Star center scored 14 of his 16 points before the break. All Star Mark Keller also had a strong game with 9 points while Devon Sittler scored 5 and Connor Merrill added 4 points. Texas All Star guard Michael Merna was sensational in defeat as he scored 20 points.
Purdue 41 – Syracuse 30
Michael DeDonato scored 14 points to lead Purdue past Syracuse 41-30. Colin Wang aided the win with 8 points while Romi Elfakh and William Cassells each scored 6 points. Quinn Jackson led Syracuse with 9 points while center Joe Dowd scored 5 points and Omkar Bhat and Jeff D’Auria had 4 points.
UConn 42 – California 31
UConn improved to 8-0 with a 42-31 win over a gutsy California club as the Golden Bears gave the victors all they could handle. The Huskies were rolling along as they led 24-10 at halftime. California turned in around in the third by outscoring UConn 15-4. All Star center Dan Martel keyed the surge as he scored 8 of his 14 points in the third quarter. Despite the great comeback UConn kept its poise and had a strong 4’Th quarter to stay undefeated. All Star Matt Brown led all scorers with 17 points of which 7 came in the last 3:30 of the game. Alex Palermo had a great game with 12 points while Sean Doherty was solid with 8 points. Matt Clauson scored 10 points for California while Tim LeMasuier contributed 7 points.
Kentucky 40 – Purdue 30
Kentucky stayed red hot (5-3 on the season) with a 40-30 win over undermanned Purdue. (Missing two key players) Kentucky trailed 15-12 at the break but then outscored the Boilermakers 16-6 in the third quarter. Joshua Plunkett scored six of his 9 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats. Center Brendan Flaherty and Jack Scaplen each scored 8 points while Steve Ferreira scored 5 points. Colin Wang was the top man for Purdue with 9 points while Alex Anoli scored 7 points.
Texas 21 – Duke 20
After a slow start Texas won it’s third in a row to improve to 4-4 in a hard fought 21-20 victory over Duke. Matt Daly scored the winning basket on a driving layup with one minute to go. Drew Harmer had an outstanding game for the streaking Longhorns as he scored 12 points. Alex Hill led Duke with 7 points.
Villanova 32 – Michigan State 29
In a close battle all day long Villanova prevailed over Michigan State 32-29. Michigan State had no answer for Noah Psilopoulos as the All Star center scored 16 points. Devon Sittler added 6 points, Quinn DiPasquale scored 5 points and Sean McCartin scored 4 points. Ian McGinty had another strong outing and scored 6 points for Michigan State while Tim Keene also scored 6 and Travis Ricardo added 5 points.
North Carolina 22 – Syracuse 16
North Carolina picked up its second win of the year by downing Syracuse 22-16. The Tar Heels held a slim 14-13 lead after three quarters before outscoring Syracuse 7-1 in the first 3:30 of the final section. All Star Zack Gareri had 13 of his 15 points in the second half with some strong inside moves. Bailey Morton scored 3 points while Tim Zackert and Philip Danek had 2 points each. Omkar Bhat led Syracuse with 6 points.
Boston College 42 – Kansas 30
High scoring Boston College was too much for Kansas as they took a 42-30 victory and BC is now 4-4 on the season. Tyler Perry was the hot man for the Eagles with 18 points. Center Jason Arnau ripped off 12 points while All Star Michael Hohrath scored 8 points. Jacob White led Kansas with 13 points and Evan Smith scored 6 points.
CYBL Weekly Summaries
Ryan Loftus scored as the buzzer sounded and UConn stayed unbeaten by defeating Purdue 34-32
UConn 34 – Purdue 32
UConn remained undefeated at 7-0 as Ryan Loftus scored with no time left as the Huskies took a thrilling 34-32 victory over 5-2 Purdue. UConn led 26-24 with 3:30 to go but Will Cassels scored with 45 seconds left to give Purdue a 2 point lead. David Crocker scored his third basket of the final session with 30 seconds to go to tie the contest at 32 all. UConn applied great defensive pressure and with only a couple of seconds to go Loftus drove to the hoop to score the game winner. All Star David Crocker had a great all around game and led his club with 10 points. Sean Doherty and Shawn Lefebvre each had 6 points. Ryan Loftus and Nick Scriavani had 4 points and All Star Matt Brown added 3 points. UConn also received great contributions from David Salomaa, John Loftus, Ben Ferris and Alex Palermo. Will Cassels was outstanding in defeat as he scored 15 points. Romi Elfakh netted 6 points and Michael Deangelis scored 5 while Tim O’Neil had 4 points.
Kansas 38 – Syracuse 26
Kansas picked up their first win of the season and did so in impressive fashion as they downed Syracuse 38-26. The victors led by 6 after 3 quarters and put the game away early in the 4’Th as they outscored Syracuse 8-2 going into the final segment. AJ MacGillivary , Jacob White and All Star Mark Albee led their club with 8 points each. Evan Smith had a solid game with 6 points and Tim Miragliuolo scored 4 points. Solo buckets went to Denis Delaflor, Sujal Pandit. Mike Russo. Matt Delaflor and Taylor O’Brien also played well to help Kansas to their first win. Syracuse All Star Steve O’Meara led all scorers with 14 points while Justin Plausky scored 8 points.
Villanova 29 – California 22
After struggling last week Villanova was very impressive in downing a strong California team 29-22. The Wildcats got out of the gates early as they led 11-2 after one quarter. All Star center Noah Psilopoulos keyed the fast start with 7 of his 11 points in the first frame. Sean McCartin was impressive with 8 points and Quinn DiPasquale added 4 points. California All Star Daniel Martel led his club with 8 points followed by 5 from Tim LeMasurier scored 5 and Cam Clancy picked up 4 points.
Texas 25 – Michigan State 24
Texas won their second in a row with a thrilling 25-24 win over Michigan State. Joshua Marcotte sank the winning foul shot with 8 seconds to go to improve the Longhorns to 3-4. Marcotte finished with 9 points followed by 6 from All Star Mike Merna and 4 from Drew Harmer. Travis Ricardo led Michigan State with 8 points and Aman Sheikh had all 7 of his points in the first half.
Boston College 28 – North Carolina 22
After trailing 20-16 after 3 quarters BC outscored the Tar Heels 8-0 early in the 4’th quarter as the Eagles took a hard earned 28-22 victory. All Star Michael Hohrath keyed the surge and had a great last quarter scoring 8 points and 12 overall. Matt Majeau had another strong game with 10 points and Jason Arnau scored 4 points. North Carolina All Star Zack Gareri was outstanding in a loosing cause with 13 points.
Kentucky 27 – Duke 17
Coming off a close win last week the Wildcat’s took it up to another level against Duke. With great press play from the Kentucky guards and key blocks down low they held Duke to only 17 points. It was an overall great team effort from Kentucky led by All Star guard Luke Bellone (9 points) and Jack Scaplen (8 points). Kentucky also received great contributions from Eric Mullane (4 points, 5 rebounds), Brendan Flaherty (8 rebounds), and Josh Plunkett (4 points, 6 rebounds). Steve Ferreira and Patrick Burrill played outstanding defense. Alex Hill led Duke with 7 points.
UConn 33 – Boston College 30
UConn remained undefeated but it took a great 4th quarter comeback in their 33-30 victory over Boston College. BC led 21-13 at the break and 30-22 with 3:30 lef to go in the game. The Huskies played relentless defense in the final segment as they forced a number of turnovers and outscored the Eagles 11-0. Westford All Star Matt Brown scored 7 of his game high 17 points in the last segment while Nick Scriavani and Ryan Loftus also scored. Loftus had 5 points for the game while David Crocker scored 6 points and John Loftus had 2 points. Tyler Perry led BC with 11 points followed by 6 from Michael Koechlin and 5 from Matt Hohrath.
Kentucky 29 – Michigan State 25
Kentucky made it to the 500 mark for the season with an impressive 29-25 win over 4-2 Michigan State. Kentucky got off to a fast start as they led 11-3 after one quarter and 17-5 at halftime. Michigan State got their game going in the second half and actually took the lead in the final quarter. Kentucky center Brendan Flaherty dashed any hopes of a Spartan comeback as he hit two big baskets down the stretch to preserve the victory. Flaherty scored 16 points while Joshua Plunkett had 3 points. Solo baskets went to Steve Ferreira, Eric Mullane, Patrick Burrill, Jack Scaplen and Luke Bellone. Austin Mitchell and Jared Kent also played well for Kentucky. Tim Keene led Michigan State with 8 points followed by 5 for Mike McKenna and 4 each for Ryan Taylor and Nick DeSilvio.
Texas 29 – Kansas 25
After a few close defeats Texas was on the plus side this week as they nipped Kansas 29-25. This contest was close throughout and the Longhorns received a number of solid contributions. Joshua Marcotte led his team with 9 points while Matt Daly also came up big with 8 points. Point guard Mike Merna scored 6 points and Alex Marcotte and Andrew Harmer had solo buckets. Kenny Toussaint, Nick Manauto and Kevin Reidy also played well. Evan Smith was outstanding in a loosing cause as he scored 10 points while Sujal Pandit scored 4 points.
Purdue 25 – Villanova 16
Purdue took a 10-2 first quarter lead over Villanova and went on to an easy 25-16 win. William Cassels paced the Boilermaker attack with 8 points. Alex Anoli scored 6 points and Romi Elfakh and Kyle Bond scored 4 points with Colin Wang getting one basket. Tim O’Neill and Richard Watson played strong defense for t5-1 Purdue. Noah Psilopoulos had 5 points for Villanova with Mark Keller and Fabio Tracana scoring 4 points each.
Duke 26 – Syracuse 23
Duke played an impressive second half and downed Syracuse 26-23. The victors trailed 15-10 at intermission before outscoring the Orangemen 7-2 in the third. Duke eventually took the lead in the final quarter thanks to 3 baskets by Matt Brown. Brown finished with 8 points while Ben Morrison and Alex Hill each scored 6 points. Quinn Jackson had another strong game with some great outside shooting and scored 8 points. Justin Plausky had 7 and Steve O’Meara scored 6 points.
California 26 – North Carolina 14
Austin Polce scored 8 points to lead California past North Carolina 26-14. Edward Dam aided the victory with 6 points while Evan Lucey and Matt Clauson scored 4 points each. Zack Gareri led North Carolina with 10 points.
Boston College 40 – Duke 35
After loosing a tight game last week, Boston College was on the plus side this week in a thrilling 40-35 victory over Duke. Both teams played outstanding in this back and forth contest. It was all tied at 34 going into the last 3:30 before Brendan Carey scored 4 points in the last segment and Michael Hohrath also scored for the Eagles. Carey had a stellar game for BC with 12 points. Tyler Perry and Jason Arnaud each had 10 points while Matt Marjeau contributed 4 points and Joey Penn scored 2 points. Owen Carpenter and Mitch Ferullo also played well to give BC their second win of the year. Alex Hill led Duke with 11 points while Jeff You had a solid game with 8 points and Matt Brown added 6 points.
UConn 41 – Syracuse 19
UConn stayed undefeated as they had their way with undermanned Syracuse 41-19. David Crocker paced the Husky attack with 10 points and he got plenty of support. Sean Doherty and Ryan Loftus both scored 8 points. Alex Palermo hit his weekly 3 pointer and scored 7 points while Matt Brown added 6 points. UConn also received contributions from David Salomaa, John Loftus, Shawn Lefebvre, Ben Ferris and Nick Scrivani. Quinn Jackson led Syracuse with 8 points and Steve O’Meara scored 4 points.
Purdue 62 – Texas 31
After suffering its first loss of the season last week Purdue took their frustrations out on Texas as they ran over the Longhorns 62-31. Michael DeDonato led the onslaught with 18 points of which 10 came in the second quarter. William Cassel had a strong game with 16 points and Colin Wang scored 12 points. Spencer Sutton added to the offensive explosion with 6 points while Romi Elfakh added 4 points. Matt Daly led Texas with 13 point and Kevin Reidy scored 8 points.
Michigan State 25 – North Carolina 18
North Carolina hung tough with Michigan State but in the end the Spartans were too tough as they prevailed 25-18. Travis Ricardo led his club with 8 points. Mike McKenna and Nick DeSilvio each scored 4 points. Zack Gareri led NC with 6 points and Tim Zachert scored 4 points.
California 31 – Kansas 20
In a game in which California was always in the lead the Golden Bears were good enough to defeat a hustling and improving Kansas club 31-20. Center Dan Martel led the victors with 10 points. Matty Clausen played a solid game and scored 8 points while Tim LeMasuier added 5 points. Evan Smith and Jacob White each had 6 points for Kansas.
Villanova 29 – Kentucky 25
In a tight defensive battle Villanova got by Kentucky 29-25. Noah Psilopoulos and Quinn DiPasquale each scored 6 points while Fabio Tracana and Sean McCartin scored 4 points. Luke Bellone led Kentucky with 6 points and Austin Kent and Jack Scaplen scored 4 points.
Duke 22 - Purdue 20
Duke gave Purdue it’s first lost of the season with a 22-20 victory as both teams are now 3-1. Duke took control of the game in the second quarter when they outscored the Boilermakers 10-0. Purdue closed to within 3 points going into the final 3:30 but Alex Hill hit a 3 pointer for Duke to preserve the victory. Ben Morrison led Duke with 6 points followed by 5 points from Hill and 4 each from Dylan McClure and Matt Brown. Colin Wang and William Cassels each had 6 for Purdue.
Villanova 34 - Boston College 32 (OT)
In the tale of two halves Villanova had the comeback of the season in downing Boston College in overtime 34-32. Boston College played a great first half as they led 18-2 at the break. BC actually upped the lead to 18 points going into the final quarter but Villanova scored 20 points in the final quarter and held BC to only 2 points to send the game into overtime and went on to win by 2 points in overtime. Center Noah Psilopoulos led the charge with 14 points. Sean McCartin and Mark Keller each had 6 points while Will Hulett and Fabio Tracana had 4 points apiece. Matt Marjeau had a strong game for BC with 10 points. Tyler Perry came through with 6 points and Michael Kochlin, Michael Hohrath and Brendan Carey each had 4 points.
California 34 - Kentucky 33
The cardiac kids from California had their second big comeback of the season as they nipped Kentucky 34-33 after trailing by 12 points in the second half. Tim Le Maserier keyed the comeback with 6 third quarter points. Matt Clauson and Cam Clancy also had 6 points while Dan Martel, Evan Lucey and Austin Polce scored 4 points. Jack Scaplen had his best game of the season with 13 points and Luke Bellone scored 9 points.
North Carolina 30 - Kansas 18
North Carolina earned their first victory of the season with a 30-18 win over Kansas. North Carolina never trailed as they led 10-4 at halftime and 22-16 with 3:30 to go. Zack Garreri led the charge for the Tar Heels with 12 points. Michael Wang scored 7 points while Chris Craig had 5 points, Patrick O’Keefe had two baskets and Tim Zachert scored 2 points. Michael O’Keefe, Phillip Danek and Bailey Morton all played great defense to help NC to its first victory. Evan Smith led Kansas with 6 points while AJ MacGillvary, Mark Albee and Mike Russo each scored 4 points.
UConn 30 - Texas 13
UConn remained undefeated as they breezed past Texas. The Huskies played tight D as they held Texas to only 3 points at halftime. On the offensive side Matt Brown led all scorers with 13 points and Alex Palermo had 6 points including a 3 pointer. Alex Marcotte led Texas with 4 points.
Michigan State 21 - Syracuse 14
Michigan State broke open a tight contest at halftime to down Syracuse 21-14. It was 8 all at the break before the Orangemen outscored the Spartans 11-4 in the third quarter. Tim Keene scored 6 points to lead the victors while Traivs Ricardo scored 5 points and Nick DeSilvio scored 4 points. Quinn Jackson, Jeff D’Auria and Steven O’Meara each scored 4 points for Syracuse.
Boston College 29 - Syracuse 27
Boston College picked up their first win of the season with a thrilling 29-27 victory over Syracuse. The Eagles, who had trouble scoring points in the first couple of weeks got out to a quick start as they led 9-5 after one quarter. Syracuse hung tough with BC and tied the game at 21 going into the final quarter. The score was still tied going into the last 3:30 but Jason Arnau calmly sank two foul shots to propel BC to the win. Arnau led his club with 8 points while Tyler Perry had 7 points. Michael Hohrath had a strong game with 6 points while Matt Majeau also had a solid game with 6 points. Brendan Carey had 2 points and the Eagles got solid defensive contributions from Mitch Ferullo, Owen Carpenter, Matt Loiselle and Michael Koechlin. Jeff D’Auria led Syracuse with 6 points followed by 5 from Pat Lyons and Omkar Bhat.
Duke 33 - Villanova 23
Duke earned their second win in a row and they knocked off previously undefeated Villanova 33-23. The Blue Devils led 14-12 at the break and then outscored the Wildcats 10-4 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Alex Hill had another solid game with 9 points. Dylan McClure and Matt Brown each scored 8 points and Ben Morrison chipped in with 6 points. Also playing well for Duke were Ethan Fleweling, Jeff You, Sarthak Patel, Taylor Cartaglia and Kevin McLaughlin. Sean McCartin led Villanova with 7 points while center Noah Psilopoulos had 6 points and a number of rebounds.
Purdue 38 - California 28
In a battle of two undefeated clubs Purdue got off to a rip roaring start to down California 38-28. The Boilermakers scored the games first 23 points as California did not score until the second quarter. Guard David DeDonato had 8 of his game high 12 points in the first half. William Cassels scored 6 points and Alex Anoli had 5 points including a 3 pointer. Dan Martel had 5 of his 7 points in the last quarter for California while Tim LeMasuier scored 5 points.
Kentucky 42 - Texas 37
Texas almost made a great comeback but fell short against Kentucky 42-37. Kentucky led by 12 with 3:30 to go and got to within 3 points but that was as close as they would come. Luke Bellone had a number of driving layups to lead Kentucky with 13 points. Brendan Flaherty was tough inside before fouling out and scored 10 points. Josh Plunkett had a strong game with 7 points and Eric Mullane had 6 points. Joshua Marcotte led Kentucky with 10 points while his brother Alex scored 6 points.
UConn 32 - North Carolina 19
The athletic Huskies remained undefeated by defeating North Carolina 32-19. It was all about the big D for UConn as they frustrated North Carolina all afternoon. Matt Brown had a big game on offense scoring a game high 14 points. Alex Palermo racked up 7 pints and David Crocker picked up 5 points. Zack Gareri led his club with 8 points followed by 7 from Chris Craig.
Michigan State 34 - Kansas 21
Kansas stayed with Michigan State in the first half as they trailed 15-11. In the third quarter the Spartans outscored the Jayhakws 10-2 and ended up with a 34-21 victory. Guard Travis Ricardo led all scorers with 11 points while Tim Keene and Nick DeSilvio scored 8 points apiece. Tim Miagliuolo led his club with 6 points.
California 39 - Michigan State 37
For the second week in a row California won in the last minute as Matty Clauson scored with 25 seconds to go to give the Golden Bears a thrilling 39-37 victory over Michigan State. Mike McKenna connected on his second three point shot with 45 seconds to go to give Michigan State a one point lead but Clausson scored his third bucket in the final quarter and Tim LeMasuier (7 points) nailed a foul shot to improve California to 2-0. Bruising center Daniel Martel scored 15 points while Austin Polce added 8 points. Mike McKenna led Michigan State with 12 points followed by 6 each from Travis Ricardo, Tim Keene and Owen Jordan.
Duke 29 - North Carolina 21
Duke picked up their first win of the season as they applied the tough D on ACC foe Duke in a 29-21 victory. Alex Hill led the offensive attack with 12 points followed by 6 from center Matt Brown, 5 points for Ben Morrison and two hoops for Dylan McClure. Jeff You, Sarthak Patel, Kevin McLaughlin, Taylor Cartaglia and Layne Barlow all played great defense for Blue Devils. Zack Gareri led North Carolina with 8 points, Dean Trahan had 3 baskets and Mike Wang made good on a 3 pointer.
Texas 38 - Syracuse 31
After loosing a heart breaker last week as the buzzer the Texas rebounded with a 38-31 win over Syracuse. Center Drew Harmer keyed the victory with 16 points while Alex Marcotte had a strong game with 8 points. Matt Daly connected for 6 points while Matt Delpozzo scored 4 points and Mike Merna and Kevin Reidy added one basket each. Joshua Marcotte and Nick Manauto also played well in helping Texas to its first win. Ste O'Meara led Syracuse with 10 points while Mike McNamara collected 8 points and Jeff D'Auria scored 6.
Purdue 40 - Boston College 26
Purdue improved a 16-9 halftime lead to 30-13 after three quarters and waltzed to a 40-26 win over Boston College. Point guard Michael DeDonato had 6 points after one quarter and wound up with a game high 16 points. Alex Anoli finished strong scoring all 8 of his points in the second half. Colin Wang added 6 points while Tim O'Neil and William Cassels scored 4 points each. Jason Arnaud led BC with 10 points followed by 8 from Michael Hohrath and 6 for Brendan Carey.
Villanova 36 - Kansas 17
After one quarter Kansas was tied with Villanova at 4. The Wildcats got it going in the second quarter by taking an 8 point lead and never looked back in downing the Jayhawks 36-17. Center Noah Psilopoulos had an outstanding game with a game high 14 points. Sean McCartin and Connor Merrill each had 6 points to improve Villanova to 2-0. Taylor O'Brien and Evan Smith each had 4 points for Kansas.
UConn 43 - Kentucky 20
UConn was very impressive in downing 1-1 Kentucky 43-20. David Brown led all scorers with 14 points. Alex Palermo had the outside shot going with 12 points including two three pointers while David Crocket scored 9 points. Brendan Flaherty was the only offense for Kentucky as he scored 18 points.
Week one in the Junior Boys Division included a buzzer beater win for California and an overtime victory for Villanova.
California 39 - Texas 38
California staged a wild 4th quarter comeback to defeat Texas 39-38. The Longhorns led 35-29 with 3:30 to but that was before Daniel Martel time. The bruising center scored 8 of his game high 20 points including the winning shot with no time left. Tim LeMasuirer also had a big bucket in the final segment and scored 5 points. Austin Polce contributed 6 points while solo buckets went to Cam Clancy, Jacob Fisher, Evan Lucey and Matt Clauson. Texas center Drew Harmer led his club with 9 points. Josh Marcotte had a strong game with 8 points while Mike Merna and Matt Daly each scored 6 points.
Villanova 33 - Syracuse 31 (OT)
Villanova played tenacious defense down the stretch and got a key foul shot by Quinn DiPasquale to send the game into overtime against Syracuse. In the extra session it was DiPasquale (9 points total) who scored the game winner as Villanova took a thrilling 33-31 victory. This was a total team win for Villanova as Mark Keller, Devon Sittler, Fabio Tracana and Noah Psilopoulos each tailed 4 points while Connor Merrill added one basket. Justin Plansky led all scorers with 12 points for Syracuse while Quinn Jackson had 11 points including a 3 pointer and Mike McNamara scored 8 points.
UCONN 33 - Duke 27
After being down 18-10 at halftime and 25-20 after 3 quarters UConn staged a 4th quarter comeback to win their opener over Duke 33-27. David Crocker keyed the surge with two hoops in the final 3:30 and also came up with a huge block with 50 seconds to go. Matt Brown led the Huskies with 10 points while Alex Palermo had all of his 6 points in the second half. Sean Doherty had two baskets and Ryan Loftus had 3 points with his brother John scoring two points. Duke was led by center Matt Brown as he scored 9 points while Dylan McClure had a solid came with 6 points.
Purdue 47 - North Carolina 36
It was a difference of two halves in Purdue’s 47-36 victory over North Carolina. Purdue trailed North Carolina 22-18 at the break but outscored the Tar Heels 12-2 in the third quarter and by another 5 points in the final quarter to take the 11 point victory. William Cassels scored 8 of his team high 14 points in the second half. Point guard Michael DeDonato chipped in with 11 points while Michael Deangelis contributed 9 points. Colin Wang added 5 point and Alex Anoli had two baskets in the final quarter. North Carolina center Zack Gareri was unstoppable as he poured in 19 points. Chris Craig tossed in 7 points and Tim Zachert scored 4 points.
Kentucky 26 - Kansas 20
A game Kansas club almost pulled off a big comeback but Kentucky would not relent and took a 26-20 victory. Kentucky led 17-9 at the break but a buzzer beating 3 point bomb by Mark Albee in the third quarter brought some life back into Kansas. The Jay Hawks closed to within 2 points going into the final 3:30 but Joshua Plunkett scored the only baskets in the final segment to preserve the win. Luke Bellone led the Wildcats with 9 points followed by 7 from Jack Scaplen and 6 from Plunkett. Center Brendan Flaherty had 3 points and did a nice job on the boards. Mark Albee and Tim Miragliuolo each had 5 points for Kansas while AJ MacGillivray scored 4 points.
Michigan State 29 - Boston College 12
Michigan State’s athleticism was too much for Boston College as the Spartans rolled to an easy 29-12 victory. Guard Travis Ricardo led all scorers with 10 points. Nick DiSilvio scored 6 and did a great job on the boards. Tim Keense helepd out with 3 points while Mike McKenna, Ryan Taylor, Owen Jordan, Joe Marcotte, and Ian McGinty each scored 2 points for the victors. Jason Arnaud led Boston College with 4 points.
2008-09 Season Game Summaries
UConn made it 9-0 in the regular season while Texas and Notre Dame both improved to 8-1.
UConn 39 - Louisville 22
Congratulations to Uconn as the Huskies went undefeated in the regular season after downing Louisville 39-22. This contest was never in doubt as UConn took an 8-1 lead after one quarter as Jeremy O'Donnell keyed the fast start with 4 points. Graham Lustiber led all scorers with 13 points while Shawn Callahan had 9 and Kasey Ferreira scored 7 points. Joey St. Hilaire led Louisville with 8 points followed by 7 from Patrick Landrigan and 4 points for Nick DelPozzo.
Texas 42- UCLA 31
Texas improved to 8-1 after getting by UCLA 42-31. The Longhornes used the fast break to its advantage and led 10-2 after one quarter. After being down by double figures in the third quarter UCLA closed to within 5 points after 3 quarters. Texas got their running game going again as Bernard Sou, (13 points) Will Cassels (12 points) and Travis Ricardo each scored 4 points (6 points) in the final quarter. Bryce Wynn led UCLA with all 10 of his points in the second half while Colin Cleary scored 8 points.
Notre Dame 46- Memphis 24
Notre Dame showed Memphis they are playoff ready as they ran off with an easy 46-24 victory. It was 27-9 at half time and the Fighting Irish never looked back. Chris Marino led the way with 12 points. Matt Arsenault came back from a season long injury and looked solid with 8 points. Tony Marino added 6 points and Matt Brown scored 4 points. Nick Cain had 14 points for Memphis including three-three pointers.
Michigan State 33 - UNH 29
In a tight contest between two top teams Michigan State prevailed over UNH 33-29. Michael DeDonato put Michigan State ahead for good with a hoop with about a minute to go. Zack Warnock then put the game away scoring with 15 seconds to go. Warnock led his team with 9 points followed by 8 each from DeDonato and Dan Nolan. Mike DiPietro had a strong game with 4 points. Blake Whiethouse had 6 of his 12 points in the final quarter for UNH while Andre Knightley added 11 points.
UMass 35- Holy Cross 27
UMass had a big second quarter to earn a 35-27 victory over Holy Cross. The boys from Amherst led the Worcester club by 2 points after three quarters before pulling away for the win. Center Zack Straeffer was tough inside with 10 points while guard Tyler Perry also had 10 points. Sean Moran scored 7 points and Jensen Hall and Joe LaFreniere both totaled 4 points each. UMass also received fine contributions from Matt Daly, Tyler Ginnet, Fred Higgins and Dan DeGloria. Rob Schweizer led Holy Cross with 9 points. Chris Judge, Ben Melisi and Brendan Flaherty each scored 4 points.
Boston College 46-North Carolina 36
Boston College continued its fine play with a 46-36 win over North Carolina. This was a game of changing momentums at North Carolina led at half time 18-17 before BC moved out in front 35-27 after three quarters. The Tar Heels however cut the lead to 4 points going into the final segment but BC outscored North Carolina by 6 in the final segment to take the win. Mike Merna was outstanding for BC with a season high 16 points. Justin Sheehan had another fine game with 10 points and Jackson Scriavani ad 6 points. Jacob Ashley was a terror inside for North Carolina and scored 17 points. Dan Materna added 7 points and Cameron Carttiglia scored 4 points.
Harvard 41- Northeastern 38
Harvard ended the regular season on a high note with a victory over never say die Northeastern. Harvard started the game quickly, jumping out to a 10-0 nothing lead and continued to motor to a 26-10 half time lead. The second half was different story. Led by Mike McNamara (9 points) and Sam Jordon (6 points) Northeastern clawed back, scoring 18 third quarter points to enter the fourth only losing by 6 at 34-28. The fourth quarter was a nail biter with Northwestern and Harvard exchanging baskets most of the way. In the end the scoring duo of Kevin Falco with 11 points and James Barry with 9 points and the quick backcourt tandem of Luke Bellone and Zach Gareri and strong defense from Derek Dodge just proved to be enough of the difference for Harvard. The Northeastern effort was also aided by Chris Craig, David Jameson and Kevin Kelly who each scored 4 points.
After a number of close losses Boston College picked up their second win while Uconn remained undefeated.
Boston College 56- Louisville 37
Boston College raced out to a 15-8 lead over Louisville after one quarter and never looked back as they scored an easy 56-37 victory. Louisville did manage to get within 7 points after 3 quarters but Boston College outscored them by 12 in the final stanza to take the victory. Justin Sheehan led all scorers with 17 points on a variety of inside moves. Pesky guard Mike Merna had an outstanding game with 15 points while Max Shinnick had his best offensive outing of the season with 14 points. Jackson Scriavani scored 6 points and Cam Burns added 4 points. Louisville All Star Center Patrick Landrigan scored 12 points while David Crocker had five baskets for 10 points.
North Carolina 32- Holy Cross 30
In a mild upset North Carolina picked up their third win of the year with a 32-30 victory over Holy Cross. The Crusaders had a double digit lead early in the game but the Tar Heels battled back to tie it 22-22 at half time before taking a 6 point lead going into the final 3:30. Dan Materna hit some key shots for the winners and scored 8 points while All Star Jacob Ashley added 7 points. Eric Mulane helped out with 5 points and Bhat Omaker scored 4 points. Chris Judge led Holy Cross with 8 points while Tim Havener and Robert Schweizer each scored 6 points.
Michigan State 47- UCLA 46
In a thrilling, high scoring affair Michigan State got by UCLA 47-46. Michael DeDonato made 3 clutch foul shots in the final segment to preserve the victory. DeDonato scored 9 points while All Star forward Zack Warnock led his club with 14 points. Fellow All Star Dan Nolan had all of his 11 points in the first half while Tyler Armstrong scored 4 points. Frank DeSilvio was outstanding in defeat scoring 22 points. All Stars Colin Cleary scored 8 points and Marks Sousa picked up 7 points.
UNH 28 - Harvard 20
Timely scoring and strong defense keyed UNH's 28-20 win over Harvard. Alex Bottomely and All Star Blake Whitehouse each had 8 points while Sean Grandboise and Pat Bartlett scored 6 points each. James Barry led Harvard with 8 points and Jacob White scored 7 points.
Notre Dame 29-UMass 26
Notre Dame led UMass 22-6 at the break and appeared headed for an easy victory. UMass however came close to making a great comeback but fell just short 29-26. Sean Moran keyed his clubs surge as he led UMass with 8 points while Zack Straefer also scored 8 points and was a dominating presence down low. Jeff Miller also played well and scored 4points. Chris Marino led all scorers with 11 points for Notre Dame. Matt Brown had a strong game with 8 points and All Star guard Kyle Smith also scored 8 points.
UConn 49-Memphis 21
Uconn's balance was too much for Memphis as the Huskies made it 8-0 with a 49-21 victory. Graham Lustibetr and All Star guard Shawn Callahan each scored 12 points while Mark Keller had all of his 10 points in the second half. All Star forward Nick Cain led Memphis with 9 points followed by 5 points from Nick Vogler.
Texas 51- Northeastern 20
Texas improved to 7-1 with an easy 51-20 victory over Northeastern. The Longhorns scored the games first 17 points as Tim Cassels could not be stopped scoring 20 points. Bernard Sou helped out 10 points, All Star guard John Corbett scored 9 points and Nick Geoffroy scored 8 points. Chris Craig led Northeastern with 6 points and Ryan McGuigan and Edward Dam each scored 4 points.
After 7 weeks in the Junior Boys league UConn is clearly the team to beat while Notre Dame won a thriller over UNH.
UConn 50-Texas 32
In the battle of two undefeated teams UConn outscored Texas 36- 14 in the second half to take an easy 50-32 victory. After not scoring in the first half All Star guard Shawn Callahan could not be stopped after the break as he scored all of his game high 17 points. Seven of those came in the third quarter on back to back 3 pointers. Callahan connected on another trey in the 4th quarter and he got plenty of help from his teammates. Graham Lustiber scored 12 points while Brian Carey had 6 points and Jeremey O'Donnell connected for 5 points. Stephen Ferreira helped out with 4 points followed by 3 from Ryan Smith, 2 points for Mark Keller, a foul shot for Kasey Ferreira while his brother Stephen also played well for the 7-0 Huskies. Center Tim Cassels led Texas with 8 points while Bernard Sou and Travis Ricardo scored 6 points each.
Notre Dame 38-UNH 34
In one of the most exciting games of the season Notre Dame improved to 6-1 with a 38-35 win over 5-2 UNH. Andrew Knightley got UNH of to a great start as the shifty guard scored of his 12 points in the first quarter to give his cub a 13-4 lead. The Fighting Irish pulled to within 3 points at half time and then took a 3 point lead after 3 quarters. Chris Marino led the charge as the athletic forward scored 8 in the second quarter and 6 in the third for a game high 18 points. Brother Tony added 6 points while Kyle Smith and Zack Lattimore had 4 points apiece. Pat Bartlett had 6 for UNH while centers Alex Bottomley and Sean Grandboise scored 4 points
Louisville 37-Memphis 36
After winning the season opener Louisville has suffered a number of close defeats. Once again Louisville had a close encounter but this time they were on the plus side in 37-36 decision over Memphis. Louisville was in control in the first half as they led 22-11. They improved the lead to 17 points after three quarters and appeared headed for an easy victory. Memphis All Star forward Nick Cain had other ideas as he scored 17 of his game high 26 points in the final quarter but his club fell just short. Patrick Landrigan led Louisville with 13 points. Joey St Hillaire had 8 points followed by 6 from Rom Eltakich and 4 each for Alex Paroyian and Nick Delpozzo. Patrick O'Keefe, Sean Lefebvre, Ian McGinty, and Ryan Olney also made fine contributions for Louisville.
Holy Cross 27- Boston College 25
In another great comeback effort, Boston College fell to Holy Cross 27-25. Holy Cross led 27-15 going into the final 3:30. The Eagles trapping defense forced a number of turnovers and they got to within 2 points but Holy Cross held on for the win. Robert Schweizer led the Crusaders with 6 points. Brendan Flaherety, Colin Wange, Ben Melisi and Tim LeMausier each had 4 points. Justin Sheehan led Boston College with 13 points and Michael Merna scored 6 points.
UCLA 31- Northeastern 17
After a sluggish first half in which UCLA was tied at 9 with Northeastern the Bruins woke up in the third quarter by outscoring the Huskies 14-7. UCLA kept up the pace the rest of the way and scored an easy 31-17 victory. Guard Mark Sousa had a solid game with 11 points. Bryce Wynn continued his fine play with 6 points and Frank DeSilvio and Colin Cleary each added 4 points. Sam Jordan was the top man for Northeastern with 6 points.
Harvard 42-North Carolina 29
Harvard took a 10-2 first quarter lead over North Carolina and never looked back as they improved to 3-4 with a 42-29 victory. Zack Gareri had an outstanding game with 10 points for the Crimson. James Barry had another fine outing with 8 points while Kevin Falco and Jeff D'Auria scored 6 points each. Alex DeCoste was outstanding in defeat as he scored 12 points while Dan Materna netted 11 points on some great outside shots.
Michigan State 49-UMass 44
In a wild offensive contest Michigan State downed UMass 49-44. After being down by 10 going into the final quarter UMass got to within one bucket but Dan Nolan made good on 2 clutch foul shots while Steve Sarault had another to preserve the win. Michael DeDonato led the victors with 12 points on a number of great drives to the hoop. Sarault scored 11 points while Nolan picked up 9 points. Louie Hughes made a solid contribution with 6 points and Mike DiPietro had 4 points. Joe LaFreniere had a great game for UMass with 19 points while Sean Moran scored 12 points.
Notre Dame survived a scare from Northeastern, UConn and Texas remained undefeated and Harvard made a great comeback to down Boston college
Harvard 32 - Boston College 30
Boston College scored the games first 10 points but Harvard refused to quit and took a thrilling 32-30 victory. Harvard chipped away at the lead as they trailed 14-7 at the break and 22-17 after three quarters. The Crimson finally tied it at 24 all going into the last 3:30. James Barry keyed the win with two hoops in the final segment. Barry had 14 points in total and was the dominant player in this game. Kevin Falco added 7 points while Anthony Karafelis and Luke Bellone scored 4 points and Derek Dodge got a bucket and played outstanding defense. Jackson Scriavani had 11 points for BC including 4 clutch foul shots in the last period. Justin Sheehan helped out with 8 points followed by 4 each from Cameron Burns and Michael Merna.
Notre Dame 27 - Northeastern 22
Northeastern showed Notre Dame they are surely better than a one win team as they led 12-4 after one quarter and 16-12 at half time. In the second half the Fighting Irish wore down Northeastern and took a 27-22 victory. Tony Marino led the charge with 6 of his 8 points coming in the second half. Brother Chris also did some damage in the second half as he scored 3 of his 5 points in the 4'Th quarter. Spencer Sutton, Kyle Smith and Matt Brown each had 4 points while Joe McLaughlin scored on a beautiful running drive to the basket. Edward Dam led Northeastern with 6 points followed by 4 each from Mike McNamara and Kevin Kelley.
Texas 34 - Michigan State 30
In a contest in which Texas was always in control they prevailed over Michigan State 34-30. Texas big man Tim Cassels was a force underneath as he scored 21 points and dominated the boards. John Corbett had 6 points and Nick Geoffrey had a 3 pointer. Cold Shooting Michigan State got a great game from point guard Michael DeDonato with 14 points. Zack Wornock scored 8 points and Dan Nolan chipped in with 4 points
UConn 33 - North Carolina 22
A very deep UConn club showed their versatility in downing North Carolina 33-22. Seven players scored for the Huskies led by Shawn Callahan with 13 points. Stephen Ferreira, Graham Lustiber, Mark Keller and Ryan Smith each had 4 points. Solo buckets went to Kasey Ferreira and Stephen O'Meara. Jeremy O'Donnell made some nice passes to help his club remain undefeated. Jacob Ashley led NC with 7 points followed by 5 from Dan Materna and 4 for Sean Doherty.
Holy Cross 28 - Louisville 21
Holy Cross improved to 3-3 with a 28-21 victory over Louisville. Holy Cross was down by one at half time 12-11 but had a big third quarter as they outscored Louisville 11-2. Brendan Flaherty led the victors with 8 points. Chris Judge had a solid game with 7 points and Walker Champeaux had a very strong game with 5 points. Ben Melesi, Rob Schweitzer and Colin Wang each had 2 points. David Crocker had 6 points to lead Louisville.
UCLA 43 - UMass 34
UCLA got off to a 14-4 first quarter lead and never looked back as they downed UMass 43-34. Frank DeSilvio had his best game of the year as he scored 15 points on a number of great offensive moves. Center Colin Cleary and guard Mark Sousa each had 7 points. Bryce Wynn also stepped up for a huge game with 10 points while solo buckets went to Nick Arndt and Alex Anoli. UCLA also got great contributions froms Jack Scaplen, Alex Antonitis and Nick DeSilvio. Joe LaFreniere had two 3 pointers for 14 points to lead UMass. Tyler Ginnet also played well with 6 points.
UNH 40 - Memphis 29
Memphis hung tough with UNH but the Wildcats were too strong at the end and took a 40-29 win. Guard Andre Knightley led the charge with 15 points including 8 points in the final quarter. Alex Bottomley continued his fine played with 12 points. Blake Whitehouse had a strong first half with 6 of his 7 points. Nick Cain was outstanding in defeat as he scored 14 points for Memphis. Nick Vogler and Matty Clauson each had 6 for the Tigers.
After five weeks of play UConn remained undefeated while in a big showdown Texas is also 5-0 after sending UNH to its first loss. Week 5 also featured wins for Holy Cross, UMass, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Michigan State.
Texas 31 – UNH 27
In a battle of two undefeated teams Texas improved to 5-0 as they got by the Wildcats 31-27. The Longhornes led by just one at the break 15-14 but outscored UNH 10-4 in the third quarter. Point guard John Corbett keyed the surge with 6 of his 8 points coming in the third quarter. In the last 30 seconds UNH cut the lead to 3 points but Sourabh Marathe made a huge foul shot to put the game away. Marathe had a solid game with 5 points. Tim Cassels scored 7; Travis Ricardo added 5 and Bernard Sou scored 4 points. Alex Bottomley led UNH with 8 points followed by 6 from Blake Whitehouse.
UConn 37 – Boston College 28
UConn also stayed undefeated by downing Boston College 37-28. UConn broke the game open in the third quarter as they outscored the Eagles 15-9. Steven O’Meara led the attack for UConn with 9 points. Brian Carey and Steve Ferreria each had three baskets for six points apiece. Justin Sheehan had 8 points in the final quarter for BC and led all scorers with 14 points.
Holy Cross 20 – Harvard 17
After a couple of tough losses in a row Holy Cross got back into the win column by nipping Harvard 20-17. Harvard scored the games first 6 points only to see the Crusaders come back and tie it at half time 8-8. It was 17 all going into the final segment before Chris Judge made good on a foul shot (5 points total) and Colin Wang scored on a driving lay up. Brendan Flaherty had 4 points and played a fine all around game. Walker Champeaux had 2 foul shots and numerous rebounds. Also playing well for Holy Cross were Tim LeMausier, Sameer Omar, Ben Melisi, Tim Havener and Benjamin Crosby. Zack Gareri, Kevin Falco and Jacob White each had 4 points for Harvard.
UMass 29- Louisville 23
UMass also broke a 2 game loosing streak as they looked impressive in defeating Louisville 29-23. The margin of victory was all in the second half as the game was knotted at 14-14 at the break. Sean Moran led UMass with 10 points while Tyler Ginet scored 8 points and Jensen Hall had 7. Joey St. Hilaire led all scorers for Louisville with 12 points.
North Carolina 34 – Northeastern 25
Jacob Ashley led the way for North Carolina as the bruising Center scored 14 points to lead his club past Northeastern 34-25. Dan Materna had all of his 6 points in the first half. Other scorers for the Tar Heels included Matt Majeau, Alex DeCoste, Bhat Omhar, Eric Mulane, Doug Consalvi, Sean Doherty and Cameron Cartaglia while Brett Dery played solid defense. Sam Jordan and Ryan McGuigan led Northeastern with 6 points each.
Notre Dame 42 – UCLA 23
UCLA has no answer for the Marino brothers as Chris and Tony combined for 23 points as Notre Dame had an easy 42-23 victory. Tony Marino had 12 points while Brother Chris had 11 as they both controlled the boards. Kyle Smith had all 6 of his points in the first half and fellow guard Zack Lattimore scored 5 points. Spencer Sutton also had a fine offensive game as he put up 6 points. Other contributors for ND were Travis Walsh, Matt Brown, Ben Hilman and Joe McLaughlin. Mark Sousa had 8 points for UCLA while Frank Desilvio scored 6 points.
Michigan State 53 – Memphis 32
It was an offensive explosion for Michigan State as ran up 53 points while holding Memphis to 32. The Spartans came out flying in the first quarter as they led 14 -4. Zack Warnock could not be stopped as he scored 22 points. Dan Nolan and Michael DeDonato also had big games with 9 points each while Mike DiPietro scored 8 points. Amaan Shekh aided the cause for Michigan State with great defensive play. Nick Cane was his usual solid self with 11 points for Memphis and Nick Vogler had 10 points.
Harvard and Northeastern earned their first wins of the season while UNH, Texas and UConn all remained undefeated.
Harvard 22 – UMass 19
Harvard outscored UMass 6-0 in the third quarter in route to a 22-19 victory. James Barry led the Crimson with 8 points while Luke Bellone, Michael Wray and Zach Gareri each had 4 points. Harvard also received solid defensive play from Kevin Falco, Jeff D’Auria, Aidan O’Connell, Derek Dodge and Anthony Karafelis. Sean Moran led UMass with 6 points.
Northeastern 26 – Memphis 17
Northeastern played a solid game in downing Memphis 26-17. Sam Jordan led with way with 7 points followed by 6 points from Kevin Kelley. The Huskies also received fine play from Chris Kelly, Mike McNamara and Ryan McGuigan as each tallied 4 points. Also contributing for Northeastern was Dave Jameson, Ted Dam, Aislan Lally and Zack Ferris. Nick Cain played well in defeat scoring 9 points for Memphis.
UNH 26- Boston College 24
In a high energy contest UNH barely remained undefeated as they got by pesky BC 26-24. The Eagles led with 40 seconds to go but Blake Whitehouse banked one in from 3 point lad to give his club the lead. Whitehouse would later hit a foul shot for his 9th point. Tim Keene had a solid game with 6 points while Sean Grandboise added 4 points. Justin Sheehan was outstanding for BC with 10 points including 6 in the final quarter. Jackson Scriavani had 7 while Mike Merna added 4 points.
UConn 30 – Michigan State 25
For the second week in a row the 3 point shot propelled UConn to the win as they downed Michigan State 30-25 after trailing by 3 points with 3:30 to go. In the final segment Kasey Ferreira was clutch down the stretch as he nailed two three pointers (8 points total) to propel the Huskies to the win. Graham Lustiber scored 10 pints and Jeremy O’Donnell scored 4 points. Dan Nolan led Michigan State with 9 points while Mike DiPietro added 4 points.
Texas 38 – North Carolina 26
A big third quarter led Texas to a 38 -26 win over North Carolina. The Longhornes outscored the Tar Heels 16-4 in the big third quarter. Point guard John Corbett had 6 of his 12 points in the third. Tim Cassels scored 6 points of which 4 came in the third. Travis Ricardo also scored 6 points while Adam Civinkas and Will Cassels each had 4 points. Jacob Ashley was the top man for North Carolina with 11 points.
Notre Dame 27 – Holy Cross 25
In a close contest throughout, Notre Dame got a big game from Chris Marino in sliding past Holy Cross 27-25. Marino had 14 points and numerous rebounds while guard Zack Lattimore scored 7 points. Tony Marino and Kyle Smith each had 4 points. Brendan Flaherty had a super game with 8 points for Holy Cross followed by 5 from Center Rob Schweitzer.
UCLA 29 – Louisville 27
Louisville led UCLA 25-22 but could not close the deal as the Bruins won their second game of the year with a 29-27 victory. Colin Cleary led the victors with 9 points while Bryce Wynn and Mark Sousa each had 6 points. Patrick Landrigan had 11 points to lead Louisville and David Crocker scored 8 points.
North Carolina and Boston College picked up their first wins of the season while UNH, UConn and Texas remained undefeated.
North Carolina 30 – UCLA 28
With 3:30 to go North Carolina was up by 10 and poised for getting into the win column. UCLA made the Tar Heels sweat a bit as they scored 8 points in the final segment but fell just short 30-28. Jacob Ashley had a great game for North Carolina with 10 points and numerous rebounds. Bhat Omakar, Eric Mulane, Dug Consalvi and Alex DeCoste each had 4 points while Dan Materna and Brett Dery contributed solo buckets. Mark Sousa led UCLA with 8 points while the Bruins received solid play from Frank and Nick Desilvio as they each scored 6 points.
Boston College 25 - Northeastern 24
It was back and forth in the final minute with BC getting the last bucket for a thrilling 25-24 win over Northeastern. Justin Sheehan scored with 28 seconds to go before Northeastern took a one point lead with 14 ticks left on the clock. With 4 seconds to go it was Sheehan again for his 10th point and the Eagles got their first win of the year. Austin Collias, Jackson Scriavani and Michael Merna also came up big for BC. Sam Jordan led Northeastern with 8 points while Chris Craig and Mike McNamara had 4 points.
UNH 24 – Holy Cross 20
UNH had a big final segment as they outscored Holy Cross 8-0 to take a 24-20 win. Sean Grandbois keyed the victory with 6 points including the two final baskets of the game. Blake Whitehouse led his team with 8 points while Andre Knightly had another solid game with 6 points. Chris Judge and Colin Wang each had 4 points for Holy Cross
UConn 49 – UMass 22
Three was the big number for UConn as the Huskies made it 3-0 and they connected on five three pointers. UConn led 17-14 at halftime before outscoring UMass 16-4 in the third quarter in route to an easy 47-22 win. Shawn Callahan had the outside shot going as he connected on 3 long balls and ended up with 17 points. Jordan McMahan scored 8 points followed by 5 points from Kasey Ferreira and Graham Lustiber. Stephen O’Meara, Ryan Smith and Brian Carey each tallied 4 points. Sean Moran scored 8 points for UMass while Joe LaFreniere scored 7 points.
Texas 47 – Memphis 27
Texas outscored Memphis 22-4 in the final quarter to win going away 47-27. Tim Cassels was dominant down low with 19 points including 8 in the big 4’Th quarter. John Corbett poured in 9 points while Michael Wang, Adam Civinskas and Bernard Sou scored 4 points apiece. Travis Ricardo, Sourabh Marathe and Fabio Tracanna also scored for Texas. Will Cassels had 3 assists and played great defense. Memphis was led by Nick Cain with 6 points. Nick Vogler, Matty Clauson and Tim Potter had 4 points each.
Notre Dame 36 – Louisville 19
Notre Dame over powered Louisville 10-3 in the second quarter and waltzed to an easy 36-19 victory. Guard Kyle Smith scored 13 points including a 3 pointer to lead the Fighting Irish. Tony Marino scored 6 points while Brother Chris had 4 points. Romi Eltakich led Louisville with 5 points and David Croocker and Joey St Hillaire had 4 points each.
Michigan State 34 – Harvard 21
Despite missing two key players Harvard only trailed Michigan State by 6 at half time. In the second half the Spartans wore down the Crimson as they earned a 34-21 victory. Dan Nolan and Zack Warnock keyed the win with 9 and 8 points respectively. Mike DiPietro scored 6 points followed by 5 from Michael DeDonato. Luke Bellone and Jeff D’Auria led Harvard with 6 points.
Week two in the Junior Boys Division included four games decided by four points or less with both Notre Dame and UCLA getting their first wins of the season.
Notre Dame 27 – Harvard 25
After dropping a close decision in week one, the Fighting Irish were on the plus side this week of another nail biter as Notre Dame prevailed over Harvard 27-25. With 3:30 to go the Crimson led 22-19 but ND got a clutch rebound and basket from Matt Brown and a key foul shot by Zack Lattimore to earn the victory. Matt Arsenault had a solid game with 7 points for Notre Dame while Lattimore scored 5 points and Matt Brown and Joe McLaughlin each added 4 points. For hard luck Harvard Jeff D’Auria led his team with 6 points followed by 5 from Jacob White and 4 each for James Barry and Zackery Gareri.
UCLA 27 – Holy Cross 23
In a tight defensive battle that was not decided until the final segment UCLA got their first win with a 29-23 victory over Holy Cross. UCLA held a slim 19-17 lead going in the last segment but their offence finally kicked in as they scored 8 points in the last 3:30. Nick Arndt had a huge hoop to open the big run. Colin Cleary had 3 of his 7 points in the final segment while Nick DeSilvio had a big basket and Mark Sousa sank a foul shot for a game high 8 points. Brendan Flaherty led Holy Cross with 8 points followed by 4 each from Tim Havener and Chris Judge.
UMass 38 – Memphis 36
UMass improved to 2-0 with a 38-36 win over Memphis and the victors were just holding on at the end. Memphis scored the games final 8 points and had a chance to tie but could not get off a shot in the last two seconds which ended a miraculous comeback attempt. UMass received balanced scoring as Joe Lafrenier led the charge with 9 points followed by 7 from Tyler Ginett and 6 each for Zack Straffier, Sean Moran and Jensen Hall. UMass also received a big hoop from Dan Degloria in the final quarter. Nick Cain had a solid game for Memphis with 11 points, while Nick Vogler and Matty Clauson each tallied 7 points. Brendan Carey added 6 points.
Texas 30 – Louisville 26
The Longhorns outscored Louisville 10 – 4 in the final quarter to take a 30-26 win. Big man Tim Cassels keyed the win with 8 of his game high 11 points coming in the final quarter. Guard John Corbett helped the attack with 8 points followed by 7 from Adam Civinkas. 2-0 Texas also received solid defensive play from Michael Wang. David Crocker and Patrick Landrigan each had 8 points for Louisville.
Michigan State 45 – Boston College 34
Michigan State may have been outnumbered in bodies with only 5 players but the Spartans lit it up for a 45-34 win over Boston College. This game was never in doubt as Michigan State led all the way. Zack Warnock had an outstanding game with a CYBL season high 25 points. Dan Nolan was a force on the boards and scored 8 points. Steven Sauralt and Tyler Armstrong each had 6 points while Michale Wang had some nice assists and played solid D. Justin Sheehan had a big game for the Eagles with 17 points while Austin Collias added 6 points.
UConn 32 – Northeastern 19
UConn improved to 2-0 with an efficient 32-19 victory over Northeastern. UConn held a slim 9-8 lead after one and then improved to 21-13 at half time and never looked back. Shawn Callahan had a game high 9 points including a 3 pointer. Kasey Fereira and Graham Lusttiber each had 6 points. Mike McNamara led Northeastern with 8 points followed by 6 from Sam Jordan.
UNH 36 – North Carolina 16
It was too much UNH in this contest as the Wildcast dominated North Carolina 36 -16. The combination of Andrew Knightley and Blake Whitehouse could not be stopped as Whitehouse scored a game high 12 while Knightley had 10 points. Alex Bottomley and Devon Sittler each had 4 points. Bhat Omkar led North Carolina with 6 points and Dan Materna tallie
Week one in the Junior Boys division included a thrilling one point win for Texas over Notre Dame while UConn,Memphis, UNH, Louisville, UMass and Holy Cross also posted opening game victories.
Texas 38 - Notre Dame 37
It was all Texas in the first half as they led 16-8 after one quarter and 24-13 at half time. Tim Cassels dominated inside as he scored 8 of his game high 13 points in the first half. Speedy guard John Corbett and Nick Geoffroy also keyed the surge as both had 6 points before the break and wound up with 8 points apiece. The Fighting Irish were still down by 11 after 3 quarters before putting up a great last quarter come back. Notre Dame despite missing a number of foul shots actually had a chance to win it at the end but a desperation buzzer beater fell short and Texas took the win. ND guard Kyle Smith led the comeback with 3 hoops in the final quarter and had 7 points. Also playing well for ND were Tony and Chris Marino.
Memphis 30 - Boston College 26
In a close contest throughout Memphis got off to a great start in the 4'th quarter leading them to a 30-26 win over BC. Memphis led by only 2 points after three quarters 20-18. But in the first 3:30 of the final quarter the Tigers took a 26-18 advantage and held on for the four point win. Nick Vogler had the outside shot going as he pumped in 12 points while Swing man Nick Cain had 10 points. Brendan Carey had 3 points while Kenny and Krby Toussaint each had 2 points. Jackson Scriavani had a solid game with 8 points followed by 7 from Max Shinnick and 4 each for Justin Sheehan and Mike Merna.
UNH 29 - UCLA 24
UNH took a 7-2 lead over UCLA and always managed to stay ahead in their 29-24 win over UCLA. Alex Bottomley led the way with 11 points followed by 8 from Andrew Knightley. Sean Gradboise had 3 baskets while Patrick Bartlett and Matt Louiselle each scored two points. Mark Sousa led the Bruins with 10 points followed by 4 from Colin Cleary.
UMass 34 - Northeastern 26
In a battle of two New England schools Umass had too much for the Huskies as they took a 34-26 win. Joe LaFreniere was the dominant player in this game as he got out of the gates quickly with 8 first quarter points and wound up with 17 total. Sean Moran had a solid game with 8 points and Tyler Perry added 4 points. Mike McNamara hit some jumpers and scored 8 for Northeastern while Kevin Kelley scored 6 points and Sam Jordan had 4 points.
UConn 35 - Harvard 27
It was too much Graham Lustiber for Harvard as the UConn big man scored a game high 19 points in leading his Huskies to a 35-27 victory. Shawn Callahan had a good first game with 7 points and Steve O'Meara had 4 points. James Barry led Harvard with 6 points while Luke Bellone, Jeff D'Auria and Anthony Karafellis each had 4 for the Crimson.
Louisville 43 - North Carolina 29
North Carolina led 15-12 at the break but Louisville got it going in the second half as they ran past NC 43-29. The combo of Patrick Landrigan and Joey St Hilaire were too much as Landrigan had 12 points (8 in the second half) and ST Hilaire scored 10, of which 8 were after the break. Jacob Ashley had 7 points for North Carolina and Alex DeCoste scored 6 points.
Holy Cross 30 - Michigan State 18
In the days last game Holy Cross led 12-2 after one and never looked back in defeating Michigan Stated 30-18. Robert Schweizer led the attack with 12 points and a number of rebounds while Chris Judge had a fine all around game with 8 points. Zack Warnock did his best to keep Michigan State in the game as he led his team with 10 points.
2007-08 Season Game Summaries
Syracuse made it a perfect 10-0 in the regular season with a 35-24 victory over Louisville. Syracuse was in control throughout as the Orangemen depth was too much for Louisville. Ryan Decoste led all scorers with 15 points on a number of penetrating moves. Michael Noyes had a very strong game with 8 points and Colin Cleary and Patrick Landrigan each had 4 points. Other members of undefeated Syracuse who came though all year long include Tyler Ginnett, Alex DeCoste, Walker Champeaux, Bernard Sou, Lyndon Langthorne and Chaz Hirbour. Nick Sousa led Louisville with 11 points.
Boston College 21
Kansas maybe the hottest team going into the playoffs. The Jayhawks earned a share of the West title with a convincing 39-21 win over Boston College. The second and fourth quarters keyed the win as Kansas outscored the Eagles by 7 in Q2 and 8 points in the final quarter. Patrick McLaughlin was unstoppable as he tallied 19 points. Tanner Houle had 10 points of which all came in the big 2’nd and 4th quarters. Dan Nolan had 7 points and Eric You had one basket. Zack Ricardo led BC with 8 points and Nathan Haded scored 7 points.
Memphis joined Kansas and UCLA as the top teams in the West with a 49-29 triumph over USC. Memphis held a slim 17-15 lead at half time before improving their margin to 7 points in the third. In the final segment they held USC to one point while scoring 12. Alec McCabe tossed in 13 points while Stephen Gillies added 9 points. Siyuan Ma helped out with 7 and Tim Ni, Dan Pho and Matt Arsenault scored 6 points. Mason Trubey had a big game for USC with 16 points and John Corbett scored 6 including a 3 pointer.
UCLA became the third team to finish at 7-3 and tied for first place in the West as the Bruins took care of Stanford 41-22. It was a close contest until UCLA scored 9 points late in the first half and 14 points early in the second half. Thomas Murphy dominated Stanford scoring 22 points along with grabbing 15 rebounds. Derek Hill came through with 9 points and Tyler Armstrong pulled in 11 rebounds. Mike Wilkins led Stanford with 10 points.
North Carolina 29
Georgetown scored the games first 17 points against North Carolina but the Tar Heels make a game of it before falling 35-29. Cody Nazzaro was instrumental in Georgetown getting a quick start as he scored 9 of his game high 16 points in the first quarter. Tim Cassells came through for the Hoyas with 8 points and numerous rebounds and Abishek Tripathi had 2 baskets. Tim Havener and Mike DiPietro were both outstanding on the defensive side. Josh Lovas led NC with 10 points and Justing Sheehan scored 7 points and Ben Hillman added 4 points.
Michigan State 33
In a see saw battle Michigan State prevailed over Duke 33-28. The Spartans took a 26-24 lead going into the final segment and never looked back in the final 3:30. Zack Warnock had an outstanding game with 12 points including 4 in the final quarter. Rob Massey had 9 points and Evan Lefebvre scored 6 points. Cam Burns had a big bucket in the third quarter while Kyle Smith also had a big score in the final quarter. Zack Latitmore led Duke with 10 points and Kasey Ferreia had 6 points.
Indiana played their best game of the season as they stormed past UConn 36-15. It was 8-0 after one quarter and 14-4 at the break. Kevin Tatara was outstanding for the Hoosiers with 8 points. Joe Roark and Andrew Knightly each had 6 points and Tom Bradley and Kevin Moriarty added 4 points appiece. Kevin Falco and Jeff Falco each scored 4 points for UConn.
It was the battle of speed of USC against the size of Georgetown and in the end USC’s quickness prevailed, as the Trojans took a 34-33 decision. The game was tight throughout as it was 18-18 at the break and 26 all after 3 quarters. Austin Drake scored the games big bucket as with just over 2 minutes to go he gave his club a 4 point lead at 34-30. Georgetown got within one point and had a shot to win but a last second effort fell just short. Chris Materna and Mason Truebey both had 11 points for USC. Austin Drake had 4 points and John Corbett, Danny Materna, Nick Delpozzo and Mike Terrio also scored. Nathan Harmon and Travis Walsh played solid defense to help USC to the win. Abishek Tripathia led Georgetown with 8 points while Spyros Antinou had 7 and Dan Havener and Cody Nazzaro scored 6 points.
Michigan State 16
UCLA pitched a shutout against Michigan State in the first quarter as they led 6-0 which paved the way for a 24-16 win. The Bruins improved the first quarter lead to 13-4 before Michigan State had a big comeback in the third. The Spartans closed the gap to 3 points with the Bruins holding a slim 17-14 lead. In the final quarter it was all UCLA as they gave up only 2 points while scoring 7 in the final section. Derek Hill preserved the win with 6 of his game high 10 points in the fourth quarter. Thomas Murphy scored 7 points while Tyler Armstrong had 4 points. Shayan Sobhian, Kyle Smith and Evan Lefebvre all scored 4 points for Michigan State.
In an exciting offensive battle Duke outscored Louisville 47-42. Duke led 24-14 at halftime and 34-25 after three quarters. Louisville had a great surge in the final quarter led by Nick Sousa but fell just short. Sousa scored 12 of his 22 points in the last quarter on a number of great drives to the basket. Shawn Callahan had 7 points for Louisville while Connor Martin had 6 points. For the victors Kasey Ferreria led the high scoring attack with 11 points. Jim Barry and Zack Lattimore each scored 9 points. Arjun Balaji tallied 8 points. Brian Carey scored 6 points and Steve Richards was a force on the boards.
Boston College 31
Boston College prevailed over Indiana 31-25. BC was up by 9 after three quarters and a pesky Indiana team made it tight. Ben Melisi had a great game for the Eagles with 10 points. Paul O’Brien and Nathan Haded each scored 7 points while Chris Judge had one basket. Tom Bradley had a strong game for Indiana with 12 points and Joe Roark scored 6 points while Kevin Tatara made 3 foul shots.
North Carolina 16
Syracuse made it 9-0 in the regular season as they took care of North Carolina 29-16. The second quarter keyed the win as the Orangemen outscored the Tar Heels by 7 points. Ryan Decoste could not be stopped as he scored 14 points. Colin Cleary had 4 points while Michael Noyes had 3 points. Bernard Sou also played well and scored 2 points and Tyler Ginett played outstanding defense as he and his teammates were able to force many turnovers Mike Wilkins led Stanford with 8 points and Derek Cabral had 3 points.
North Carolina 20
Despite missing some key players Kansas showed their depth in a solid 28-20 victory over North Carolina. Tanner Houle led the way with 9 points and Dan Nolan scored 8 points. Doug Consalvi was clutch in the last quarter as he made 3 foul shots. Joe McLaughlin and Eric You scored solo baskets. Joe St. Hillaire had another solid game for North Carolina with 8 points and Bryce Wynn and Josh Lovas had 4 points.
A strong second quarter for Memphis did in UConn as Memphis took a 36-15 win. In the second quarter Memphis outscored the Huskies 14 to 3. Stephen Gillies scored all of his 6 points in the big quarter. Siyua Ma had a great game with 10 points and Alec McCabe put up 9 points. Jack Scriavani helped out with 4 points and Matt Arsenault scored 3 points. Jake Glovin and Jake Ashley each had 4 points for UConn.
UCLA 36 (Overtime)
In the game of the season Syracuse continued its road to perfection with a 40-36 win over UCLA in overtime. The Bruins led 36-34 before Ryan DeCoste tied it with a driving lay-up with 28 seconds to go. In the extra session Decoste hit two more foul shots and Chaz Hirbour was clutch with another two foul shots and Syracuse had the win. Decoste led all scorers with 16 while Hirbour had 6 points and Walker Champeaux scored 5 including a monster 3 pointer. Derek Hill led UCLA with 13 points followed by 10 from Thomas Murphy and 5 for Jeremy O'Donnell and 4 points for Tyler Armstrong.
In a game where both teams shot the ball well Kansas prevailed over Louisville 48-42. The score was tied at 10 after one quarter before Kansas took a 21-17 half time lead keyed but a 10-0 run early in the second quarter. The Houle/Mclaughlin tandem were at it again as Tanner Houle scored 19 points while Patrick McLaughlin had 17 points. Max Shinnick helped out with 4 points and Eric Yu had a fine all around game and scored 3 points. Nick Sousa was solid for Louisville with 13 points followed by 10 points from Conner Martin and 7 from Shawn Callahan and 6 from Stephen McDonald.
USC was impressive in stopping Duke 32-22. Chris Materna keyed the victory with 12 points. Mason Trubey scored 6 and John Corbett and Michael Terrio added 5 points. Zack Lattimore led Duke with 6 points.
Memphis pulled into a share of first place in the West with a 28-22 victory over Indiana. Alec McCabe continued his fine play with a game high 11 points. Guard Stephen Gillies scored 9 points including a 3 pointer while Nick Bain and Matt Arsenault both scored 4 points. Indiana center Joe Roark led his club with 8 points and Tom Bradley scored 6 points.
Michigan State 29
An undermanned Michigan State team could not keep up with Georgetown as Hoyas ran off with a 45-29 win. The first quarter was the difference as Georgetown outscored Michigan State 13-4. Cody Nazzaro scored 4 of his game high 16 points in the first quarter assault. Abishek Tripathi had another solid game with 10 points while Dan Pires scored 6 points, Tim Cassels 5 points and Kyle Manautou added 4 points. Zack Warnock was the top Michigan State scorer with 12 points and Rob Massey contributed 10 points.
Boston Coleege 30
North Carolina 24
Nathan Haded's 10 points led Boston College to a 30-24 win over North Carolina. Alex Bottomley and Sam Fontaine had two baskets each while four other players scored two points each. One of the baskets went to Cameron Cartaglia. For Cartaglia it was his first hoop of the year and he was immediately embraced by his teammates. Josh Lovas scored 9 points for North Carolina and Joe St Hillaire had 8 and Connor Tuttle added a 3 pointer.
Stanford reached the 500 mark with a 35-14 win over UConn. Mike Wilkins led the way with 9 points while Alex Paroyian and Joe Grasso had 8 points each. Stephen Sarault, Austin Collias and Anthony Karafelis also contributed with baskets. James Lyons had a number of nice moves for UConn and scored 7 points to lead his team.
In was a great start for Georgetown and almost a memorable finish for UCLA as the Bruins fell just short 28-26. Georgetown scored the games first 10 points and led 28-15 with 3:30 to go. UCLA applied great pressure down the stretch and almost tied it but Thomas Murphy’s fade away just missed and Georgetown got the win to improve to 4-3. Abishek Trepath led the Hoyas with 12 points followed by 6 from Brendan Daly and Joe Nazzaro. Georgetown also received outstanding defensive contributions from Mike DiPietro and Spyros Antoniou. Thomas Murphy had 12 points for UCLA and Derek Hill added 6 points.
North Carolina 33
The game came down to the wire as the North Carolina Tar Heels hung on to defeat Indiana 33- 29. North Carolina got great games from Joseph St. Hilaire, 14 points and 6 rebounds while Josh Lovas ripped off 9 rebounds and scored 13 points. Also scoring for the Tar Heels were Justin Sheehan with 4 points (2 key foul shots late in the game) and Zachary Ferris with 2 points. Oliver Ferren and Connor Tuttle and Tony Bernazani all played a strong defensive game. Nine of ten Indiana players scored with Joe Roark leading the way with 6, Kevin Tatara and Kevin Moriarty scored 5 points.
Memphis was impressive from start to finish in downing Duke 35-24. A big second quarter keyed the win as the Tigers outscored Duke by 8 points. Alec McCabe was instrumental in the surge as he scored 6 of his game high 18 points in the second quarter. Dan Pho was dominant on the boards and scored 11 points. Jordan McMahon had 4 points. Stephen Gillies, Tim Ni, Siyuan Ma and Charlie Marcotte also contributed to the win. Kasey Ferreia and Jim Barry each scored 6 points to lead Duke.
Michigan State 29
Stanford outscored Michigan State by 10 points in the third quarter and went on to a 34-29 victory. It was 13-13 at half time before Stanford had the big quarter. Joe Maniscalco was huge with 6 of his 10 points coming in that section. Mike Wilkins added 7 points while Alex Paroyian , Austin Collias and Derek Cabral scored 4 points each. Evan Lefebvre had 10 for Michigan State and Zack Warnock contributed 7 points.
Boston College 35
Connor Martin and Nick Sousa led Lousivlle to a 43-35 win over Boston College. Sousa scored 16 points while Martin had a fine all around game and had 12 points. Shawn Callahan had 7 points while Chris Shepard helped out with 6 points. Jordan Reynolds led BC with 12 points while Zack Ricardo added 6 points.
USC was able to stay with undefeated Syracuse early on but eventually the Orangemen took over as they took a 42-30 win. Colin Cleary (5 points) and Mike Noyes (5 points) were a force on the boards as they pulled down a combined 18 rebounds. On the defensive side Patrick Landrigan (10 points), Chaz Hirbour( 6 points) and Ryan DeCoste (7 points) applied the pressure to limit USC’s offensive attack. Mason Trubey led USC with 10 points.
Center Patrick McLaughlin was dominant in Kansas defeating Duke 42 -21. McLaughlin scored 14 points of which 8 came in the third quarter. Tanner Houle was also outstanding with 12 points. Max Shinnick and Doug Consalvi contributed 4 points each. Kevin Falco ended up with 6 points for UConn including a 3 pointer. Jake Ashley also scored 6 points and James Lyons added 5 points.
North Carolina 33
The North Carolina Tar Heels overcame a fourth period surge by the Louisville Cardinals to win 33 to 32. Joseph St. Hilaire and Joshua Lovas led the NC’s scoring with 9 and 8 pts, respectively. But, it was a well balanced team effort and tough defense that ultimately combined to beat a very good Cardinal team. Justin Sheehan scored all eight of his points in the last two periods. Ben Hillman, Oliver Farren, Bryce Wynn and Connor Tuttle all scored 2 pts. Tony Bernazani, Zach Ferris and Paul Smith played tough defensive games, forcing a number of turnovers. Louisville’s Nick Sousa scored the game high of 15 pts. Teammates Evan Brown and Connor Martin added 6 and 5 pts each to the Cardinal effort.
USC's Mason Trubey hit a three pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime but it was all UCLA in the extra stanza as they beat the Trojans 29-23. USC held the lead throughout the first half, but the UCLA press gave them the lead late in the 3rd quarter. Derek Hill led the UCLA offense with 13 points, including 4 in overtime. Thomas Murphy and Frank Desilvio chipped in with 6 points while Jeremy O'Donnell tallied 4 points for the Bruins. Trubey was the man for USC with a game high 15 points. The Trojans also received points from John Corbett, Travis Walsh, Mike Terrio and Nathan Harmon.
Michigan State 30
In the first 10 minutes and 30 seconds Michigan State only scored 3 points and it was an up hill battle the rest of the way in their 35-30 loss to Memphis. The Spartans found some offense as the game got going and had the lead down to 2 points with 90 seconds to go but they could not get over the hump as they dropped their first game since game one of the regular season. Memphis had six players with 5 points or more as Alex McCabe led the way with 11 points. Michigan State got a solid game from Evan Lefebvre with 13 points. Zack Warnock scored 8 points and Shayan Sobhian added 6 points.
After dropping their first game of the season last week Duke got back to its winning ways in downing Stanford 42-26. Zack Lattimore was outstanding with 14 points. James Barry contributed 7 points while Graham Lustiber and Brian Carey each scored 6 points. Stanford did have a run in the second half as they cut a 20 point first half lead to 10 points but Duke was just too tough on this day. Michael Wilkins led Stanford with 8 points.
The ever improving Indiana Hoosiers downed Georgetown 27-22. Kevin Moriarty led all scorers with 11 points. Thomas Bradley continued his solid play with 8 points. Nick Geoffroy and Derek Dodge played a key role on the defensive end along with a big rebounding day for Joe Roarke. .Georgetown was lead by Cody Nazzaro who made a big three point shot in the final segment. Dan Havenar was tough underneath with several rebounds and 4 points.
Boston College 32
Nathan Haded led a strong BC attack with 9 points as the Eagles defeated UConn 32-14. Sam Fontaine scored 8 points for the victors while Alex Bottomley, Paul O’Brien and Zack Ricardo played great defense. Jake Ashley led UConn with 4 points and Jensen Hall, Jake Glovin and Kevin Falco each had 2 points.
Boston College 28
Boston College provided the days big upset as the Eagles upset previously undefeated Duke 28-22 in double overtime. BC was in front most of the game and appeared poised for the victory before Duke’s James Barry tied the score at 22 with two seconds to go in regulation. Nathan Haded led BC with 11 points while Jordan Reynolds scored 6 points and Sam Fontaine added 4 points. James Barry was the top man for Duke with 6 points.
Memphis State 23
Syracuse is now the only undefeated team as the Orangemen had no problem with Memphis State 39 -23. Ryan DeCoste had another stellar game with 18 points. Patrick Landrigan had a strong game with 8 points while Colin Cleary scored 5 points. Steve Gillies was impressive for Memphis State with 8 points and Alec McCabe and Dan Pho added 6 points each.
North Carolina 25
In a close contest throughout, USC earned its second win of the year by downing North Carolina 29-25. The third quarter keyed the Trojan win as they outscored the Tar Heels 7-0 to take a 20-14 lead. The Materna boys led the way for the winners as Dan had 7 while Chris scored 4. Mason Treubey hit some outside shots for 7 points while Mike Terrio scored 6 points and John Corbett had 4 points. For North Carolina, Joe St Hillaire was outstanding down the stretch as he scored 7 of his 11 points in the last quarter while Josh Lovas did the job in the first half scoring 8 points and wound up with 10.
A great first half paved the way for UCLA to down Indian 37-26. The Bruins took a 23-7 lead at the break as eight Bruin players factored in the first half scoring. Derek Hill led his club with 10 points followed by 9 from Frank Desilvio and 6 from Sameer Omar. Joe Lefreniere had a solid game with 5 points while Thomas Murphy scored 3 points and Tyler Armstrong and Brian Robillard each had 2 points. Tom Bradley had a great second half for Indiana as all of his game high 11 points came after intermission. Ryan McGuigan scored 6 points and Richard Venegas had a 3 pointer to end the first half.
After being down 9-6 after one quarter Georgetown turned it on in downing Louisville 45-35. Cody Nazzaro had many break away layups and led all scored with 18 points. Abishek Tripathi was also a scoring force with 12 points and Dan Havener added 5 points. Nick Sousa led Louisville with 10 points and Evan Brown scored 9 points.
It was the McLaughlin- Houle show for Kansas. The duo scored all 34 points as the Jayhakws took care of Stanford 34-20. Pat McLaughlin was a force down low and scored a career high 20 points. Houle also played a stellar all around game and scored 14 points. Mike Wilkins led Stanford with 8 while Joe Maniscalsco scored 6 points.
Michigan State 44
Michigan State took care of business quickly as they had no problem with winless UConn 44-21. Evan Lefebvre led his club with 12 points followed by 8 from Rob Massey and 6 for Zack Warnock. Kevin Falco had 6 points for UConn.
Indiana picked up its first win of the season by downing USC 35-30. The Hoosiers got off to a fast start as they led 14-6 after one quarter and never trailed. Indiana was led by Tom Bradley with 9 points while the “Diablo Brothers” consisting of Kevin Moriarty, Joe Roarke, and Richard Vanegas all scored with 6 points each. Nathan Harmon led USC with 9 points followed by 7 from Mason Trubey and 5 from John Corbit.
Joe Grasso’s bucket with 8 seconds to go gave Stanford a come from behind 32-30 win over Memphis. Memphis led 28-23 with 3:30 to go before Mike Wilkins took over. The big guy had 7 of his game high 17 in the final segment to lead Stanford to the victory. Derek Cabral also stepped up big as he had another solid game with 7 points. Dan Pho scored 9 points to lead Memphis while Alex McCabe netted 8 points.
Michigan State 39
Michigan State came back from a slow first quarter to defeat Louisville 39-33. The Spartans fell behind 12-4 after one and 28-20 after three before they turned in on in the final stanza. Will Duggan and Zach Warnock keyed the surged with 4 points each in the final frame., Evan Lefebvre was solid throughout as he had 17 points while Duggan had 10 and Warnock added 6 points. Shawn Callahan led Louisville with 9 followed by 8 from Nick Sousa and Connor Martin.
Boston College 23
Syracuse was in danger of dropping its first came of the season as BC was even with them at half time. In the second half it was the Ryan DeCoste show. The versatile guard had 13 of his game high 21 points in the final quarter to lead his club to the win. Chris Judge was the top man for BC with 6 points.
North Carolina 30
Duke was also close to dropping its first came but prevailed with a hard earned 34-30 win over North Carolina. The Tar Heels led by 5 points after 3 quarters before the Blue Devils turned it on. Kasey Ferreira was outstanding with 11 points. Duke also got great play from Zack Lattimore as he scored 9 points while Graham Lustiber added 8 points. Josh Lovas had a great game in a loosing effort scoring 11 points and Connor Tuttle added 6 points.
UCLA improved to 3-1 with a 32-23 win over Kansas. Derek Hill led his club with 8 points. The Bruins also got a great contribution from Frank Desilvo as he scored 6 points. Sameer Omar, Jerremy O’Donnell and Nicholas Shaw each had 4 points apiece. Tanner Houle led Kansas with 9 points while Pat McLaughlin scored 7 points.
Strong defense and rebounding once again was the key to the Hoyas 2nd win. Dan Havener and and Tim Cassels led the way with 11 and 10 rebounds respectively. Aggressive guard play by Dan Pires and Tim Havener hampered the UConn offense all game. Four quick points by Kyle Manatou sparked the offensive attack while Brendan Daly and Abishek Trepathi also contributed with 6 points each. Kevin Falco was the top man for UConn with 6 points while Shree Nadkami had 5 points.
Duke and Syracuse are undefeated at 3-0 before the holiday break while USC enjoyed their first win of the season.
In a battle of two undefeated teams Duke made it 3-0 with a 26-18 win over UCLA. The Blue Devils held a close 13-10 lead at the break and improved it to 22-16 after three quarters. Kasey Ferreira led a balanced Duke attack with 6 points followed by 5 from Brian Carey. Tim Saloma added 4 points and Graham Lustiber and David Dedonato had 3 points each. Derek Hill Thomas Murphy and Frank Desilvio each scored 6 points for UCLA while Jerremy O’Donnell added 4 points.
Georgetown looked strong in the first quarter as they led the explosive Orangemen 7-4 after one quarter. In the second quarter it was all Syracuse as they outscored the Hoyas 18-5 and cruised to a 46-20 victory. Syracuse had 2 players in double figures as Michael Noyes poured in 17 while Ryan Decoste was outstanding with 15. Colin Cleary also had a strong game with 7 points and a number of rebounds. Mike DiPietro led Georgetown with 7 points followed by 5 from Brendan Daly and 4 points for Abishek Tripathi.
UCC picked up their first win of the season with a convincing 40-19 win over Stanford. Mason Trubey was unstoppable in scoring 27 points on various low post moves. Chris Materna had a number of strong drives to the basket and wound up with 12 points. Derek Cabral was the top man for Stanford with 10 points while teammate Joe Grasso scored 6 points.
Michigan State 38
North Carolina 29
The Spartans made it 2-1 by stopping North Carolina 38-29. North Carolina actually led 17-15 at halftime but a big third quarter keyed the Michigan State win as they outscored the Tar Heels 14-4. Zack Warnock led Michigan State with 10 points followed by 8 from Kyle Smith and Evan Lefebvre. Rob Massey had another solid game with 6 points and Will Duggan added 4 points. Joeseph St. Hillaire was impressive in a loosing effort with 11 points while Josh Lovas scored 9 points.
Boston College 23
After coming up short last week Memphis got their offense back as they outscored Boston College 42-23. Alex McCabe and Dan Pho were both outstanding as McCabe netted 11 points while Pho was tough down low and scored 10 points. Siyuan Ma and Nick Bain were also instrumental in the win as the two scored 6 points each. Nathen Haded and Nick Vogler led BC with 6 points apiece.
Kansas outscored Indiana 8-2 in the third quarter as the Jayhawks took a 27-21 victory. Pat McLaughlin scored 4 of his 11 points in the third quarter while Tanner Houle was solid throughout the game with 10 points. Eric You also played well with 3 points. Tom Bradley had a fine game for Indiana with 6 of his 8 points in the second half and Joe Roark scored 7 points.
It was too much Louisville in the second half as a 13-13 tie at halftime ended up 47-21 for the Cardinals. Shawn Callahan was a main reason why as he scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to key the victory. Evan Brown scored 10 points while Nick Sousa and Connor Martin had 4 points. Kevin Falco led UConn with 6 points while brother Jeff and James Lyons scored 4 points each.
Michigan State 22
Boston College 14
Michigan State took a 6-0 first quarter lead and never trailed in route to a 22-14 victory. Even Lefebvre and Zack Warnock led the charge for the Spartans with 6 points each. Michigan State also got a big hoop from Shayan Sobian in the 4th quarter to seal the first win of the season.
Cody Nazzaro scored 8 points to lead Georgetown past Memphis 32-18. The Hoyas played tight D in the first half holding Memphis to only 4 points while the offence put up 13 points. Abishek Tripath, Tim Cassels and Mike DiPietro all had solid games with 6 points each while Brendan Daly played tough defense and ripped off 9 rebounds. Stephen Gilles led Memphis with 4 points.
Despite not scoring in the first and last quarters Stanford managed 21-18 victory over Indiana. Indiana led 6-0 after one quarter before Stanford came roaring back to take a 14-12 halftime lead. The winners improved the lead to 21-16 after 3 and held on the win. Derek Cabral had 3 hoops in the big second quarter for 6 points. Mike Wilkins controlled the boards and added 5 points while Stephen Sarault and Alex Paroyian added 4 points. Andrew Knightly and Kevin Moriarty each had 4 points for Indiana.
North Carolina 15
UCLA improved to 2-0 with an impressive 25-15 win over 1-1 North Carolina. UCLA’s play in the second quarter keyed the win as they outscored North Carolina 12-2. Thomas Murphy was a one man wrecking crew scoring 17 points. Derek Hill slashed his way for 6 points while Jeremy O’Donnell added one basket. Connor Tuttle had a solid game for North Carolina with 8 points and Josh Lovas had 3 points.
UConn simply had no answer for Ryan Decoste .The do it all guard had a game 18 points as Syracuse had an easy 42-11 victory over UConn. Bernard Sou tossed in 7 points while Patrick Landrigan and Colin Cleary also had big games with 6 points each.
Duke was impressive once again this week in downing Kansas 40-25. Point guard David DeDonato led the way with 12 points followed by 10 from James Barry while Graham Lustiber and Kasey Ferreira each had 4 points. Kansas which fell to 1-1 got a great game from Tanner Houle with 10 points followed by 6 from Patrick McLaughlin and 4 from Dan Nolan.
Kansas 27 - USC 24
In a tight defensive battle Kansas got by USC 27-24. The Trojans led 7-4 after one quarter but the Jayhawks took control in the second for a 14-13 halftime lead. Tanner Houle keyed the surged with 6 of his game high 12 points. Kansas held a slim 2 point margin after 3 quarters ( 21-19) and held on for the last few minutes to take an opening day victory. Pat McLaughlin was immense on the boards and added 6 points while Max Shinnick scored 6 points as well. Mason Trubey and Chris Materna led USC with 8 points each while John Corbett helped out with 6 points.
Boston College 30 - Georgetown 21
With 3 minutes to go in the second quarter Boston College trailed Georgetown 7-0. The Eagles finally woke up and took a 20-17 lead after 3 quarters in route to a 30-21 victory. Jordan Reynolds keyed the surge as he slashed his was for 12 points. Zack Ricardo had all 8 of his points in the second half and Alex Bottomly and Nathan Haded did a big job on the defensive end. Dan Havener and Tim Cassels led Georgetown with 6 points apiece while Abishek Tripathi had 4 points.
UCLA 20 - UConn 19
UConn's great second half comeback fell just short as UCLA survived with a 20-19 victory. The Bruins jumped out to a double digit lead in the first half lead by Thomas Murphy and Tyler Armstrong's six points each. The Huskies came roaring back in the second half, holding UCLA to two points and getting a strong game from Jake Ashley, who scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. UConn received offensive contributions from Jeff Falco (4 points), Shree Nadkarni (2 points), James Lyons (2 points) and Kevin Falco (1 point and multiple assists). Jensen Hall helped Ashley on the boards with six rebounds. UCLA received balance scoring from Sameer Omar, Jeremy O'Donnell, Frank Desilvio and Derek Hill, all chipping in two points.
North Carolina 32 - Stanford 21
The Tar Hells outscored Stanford 11-1 in the second quarter and went on cruise control for a 32-21 victory. Joshua Lovas, Joe St. Hilaire, Connor Tuttle, Paul Smith and Ben Hilman all figured prominently in the scoring. Derek Cabrall, Mike Wilkins and Austin Collias were the top scorers for Stanford.
Syracuse 34 - Michigan State 23
Ryan Decoste had a great opening game with 17 points in leading the Orangemen past Michigan State 34-23. Colin Cleary also had a fine opening game with 4 points. Evan Lefebvre led Michigan State with 6 points followed by 4 from Zack Warnock and 3 from Cameron Burns.
Duke 38 - Indiana 15
The most impressive team on the day may have been Duke as the Blue Devils had their way with Indiana in posting a 38-15 win. David DeDonato controlled the offensive with a couple of baskets and multiples assists. Jim Barry and Steve Richards were the the top scorer with 8 points followed by 7 from Kasey Ferreira and 6 from Danny Reynolds. Ryan McGuigan scored 4 points for Indiana.
Memphis 38 - Louisville 24
Memphis defeated an undermanned Louisville team 38-24. With only 6 players Louisville got tired and Memphis took advantage by outscoring them 14-5 in the third quarter. Alex McCabe had a solid game with 9 points followed by 8 from Dan Pho and 7 from Siyuan Ma. Brett Dery scored 6 for Louisville while Conn Martin had 5 points and Shawm Callahan added Steve McDonalald contributed 4 points each.
2006-07 Season Game Summaries
In the final week of the regular season Georgetown (Big East Champion) and Maryland (ACC Champion) improved to 9-1 while Syracuse won its second in a row and Cincinnati outlasted Notre Dame for its 7th win of the season in CYBL Junior Boys action.
The junior boys all-star team made it to the finals of the Westford Tournament, but lost to host Westford in the championship game.
Georgetown 41 - North Carolina 25
In a game that was close right through the third quarter, Georgetown got hot when it counted and pulled away for a 41-25 win. Georgetown’s Tony Mazzeo led the way with 15, but also had his best defensive game, with 4 steals and numerous stops. Spyros Antoniou also had a stellar defensive game, tossing a clean shut-out at the boys he guarded. Rob Massey came alive as a ball-handler, handing out three key assists in crunch time. Dan Aker controlled the pace of the game for the Hoyas, scoring 9 points and handing out 8 assists. Big men Drew Loiselle and Mike Moriarty both played well defensively and scored 11 and 3 respectively. Mike Solomonides, fresh off his appearance at the Westford Invitational All-Star Tournament, led the Tar Heels with 14, and Ryan Decoste chipped in with 4.
Maryland 41 - Duke 38
Maryland closed out its regular season with a hard fought come from behind victory over Duke, 41-38. Maryland's Bobby Mountcastle, continued to be among the leagues top scorers with 14 points including 6 in the final stanza. Alex Hurd had 8 points to open the pivotal second half, bringing Maryland back from a seven point deficit and finished with 14 points. Westford All Star Anthony Andre was immense on the boards and added 8 points to the cause. Connor Martin (4 points) and Terrence Turney (2 points) aided in the offense while Brian Robillard, Shree Nadkarni and Mike Kelley were stellar on defense. The athletic Duke team led throughout the game. Their balanced attack was paced by Westford All Star Brian Rose's 8 points. Nick Glovin (6 points), Jeff Falco (5 points), Ishaen Goel (5 points), Brian Perry (4 points), Justin Hennessey (4 points) and Doug Calenda (4 points) all contributed to Duke's lightning quick offense.
Syracuse 49 - Clemson 45
The regular season finale for Syracuse ended on a positive note with a hard fought 49-45 victory over Clemson. Syracuse led from the start and had a 25-18 half time lead. Clemson kept it close, but it was too much Adam Barooshian. The Syracuse top scorer could be stopped as he pumped in 20 points. Tanner Houle also had a solid game with 9 points. Clemson was led offensively by Tom Martin with 16 points, and David Shaw with 12 points.
Cincinnati 32 - Notre Dame 30
Trailing at the end of the first 3 quarters, Cincinnati came on strong in the 4th to defeat Notre Dame by a score of 32-30. Notre Dame started out strong with a 10-2 run to open the first quarter and maintained a 20-14 lead at the half. Notre Dame still held a 22-20 lead at the end of the 3rd but Cincinnati clawed their way back into the game in the 4th, outscoring ND 12-8 and held on in the final seconds for the victory. Cincinnati's Drew McLoon was the game-high scorer with 23 while Patrick Doherty, Steve Richards and Nick Sousa played well defensively. Dan Richards and Mike Ferreira were strong under the hoop. For Notre Dame, Jake Higson (10) and Mike Hansbury (8) led the way in scoring. Higson also grabbed several rebounds while Steve Buckley and Tim Callahan played well on defense.
Marquette 41 - Miami 35
Marquette was able to hold off a tough Miami team to notch a 41-35 victory in the last regular season game. Marquette saw their halftime lead of 24-12 almost disappear due to Miami's full court press. Miami had the lead down to a mere 2 points with only 3:30 left in the game at 33-31, but Marquette was able to protect the ball and the lead in the final minutes led once again by Jimmy Travaglini's 14 points and a strong game from Mason Trubey who had 8 points and some big rebounds. No lead appeared safe in this one however as Miami kept turning to Andrew Jaquint with 17 points whenever they needed a big hoop and Joseph Garcia's superior ball handling and strong drives to the hoop to provide a solid 10 points.
Wake Forest 22 - UConn 17
In a defensive battle that was close through the entire game, Wake Forest defeated UConn for its 6TH victory of the season. Wake Forest held a small lead at half time of 11-10 and 16-13 after three quarters. Wake Forest was led by Beaufort Pyram with 8 points and Chris Materna with 5 points. Brian Trudel and Jacob Christensen both chipped in with 4 points each. Bob DiFronzo and Kyle Burke played great defensive and dominated the boards. Anthony Spaziani led Uconn with 6 points and Lee Burgess had 4 points. Mark Daly also had 4 points and played great press defense throughout the game.
Boston College 24 - Providence 23
Boston College defeated a game but undermanned Providence squad 24-23 in a game that wasn’t decided until the final buzzer. With the win, Boston College finishes the regular season with a 6-4 record. Despite only having 6 players, Providence played inspired basketball throughout the game. Providence was led by Matt Lubo’s 11 points, Michael Wilkins 4 points, and Dan Havenor’s 4 points. Heading into the final quarter it looked good for Providence as they had a 23-17 advantage. Boston College was kept in the game by sharp-shooting Anthony Donahue who led the team with 8 points. In the deciding fourth quarter, Brian Bottari (5 points) and Dan Phillips (3 points) led the way for Boston College’s 7-0 fourth quarter finish. Arjun Balaji (4 points), Michael Kelly (2 points), and Nathan Harman (2 points) all contributed some key hoops for Boston College. For Providence, Peter Lawler and Eric Yu each had 2 points while Zach Desmaires played excellent defense.
The Chelmsford Junior Boys All Star team came up just short in winning the Westford Tournament as they fell in the championship game to host Westford, 44-38. Chelmsford held a slim 25-22 lead at half-time only to see Westford hold the advantage in the second half. With three minutes to go Chelmsford trailed 38-35 before Drew Loiselle pumped in his third three pointer of the game to tie the score at 38. That was the last points for Chelmsford as Westford scored the games final 6 points to win the championship. Loiselle was outstanding with 17 points while Drew McLoon also came up big with 10 points. Mike Solomonides , Jake Higson, Michael Hansbury , Brian Rose , Bobby Mountcastle each scored 2 points each while Jim Travaglini completed the scoring for Chelmsford with 1 point.
In the semi final game against Hudson, NH coaches Bobby Hansbury and Brian Duffey had the club ready to go as Chelmsford jumped out early and led 15-5 and 27-16 at half-time . In the second half Hudson dominated early and often and eventually took the lead at 39-38. In the final 6 minutes it was all Chelmsford , outscoring the opposition 11-3 , for a convincing win over Hudson 50-41.
Chelmsford was led by the outstanding guard play of McLoon who led both teams in scoring with 12 points. Nine other players scored for Chelmsford as Loiselle scored 8 points, Hansbury, Higson and Tom Komow each scored 6 points. Rose contributed 4 points while Jacob Christensen added 3 points and David Shaw and Solomoides had 2 points and Travaglini picked up one point. Mountcastle and Anthony Andre also played effectively in Chelmsford’s victory.
Maryland 49 - Notre Dame 45 (OT)
Although it was a regular season game Saturday's Maryland and Notre Dame battle felt very much like a championship playoff game. It took 2 minutes of overtime but Maryland improved to 8-1 with a heart stopping 49-45 victory. The Fighting Irish led 35-29 after 3 quarters and 39-36 with 3:30 to go. In the final segment All Star guard Bobby Mountcastle would not be denied as he scored 9 points in the final quarter of which 5 came in the final segment to send the game into overtime. In the overtime his All Star teammate took over as Anthony Andre scored two quick baskets and Maryland clinched the ACC title. Andre has his career game with 27 points. Mountcastle followed with 13 while Terrance Turney scored 5 points and Alex Hurd had 4 points. For Notre Dame, All Star Jake Higson was a low post force with 20 points. Mike Hansbury and Steve Buckey both had 7 points while Dan Pho and Nick Bain scored 4 points.
Georgetown 37 - Marquette 36
After dropping its first game of the regular season last week Georgetown was on the verge of its second lost is a row as Marquette led 34-28 with 3:30 to go. Great players take over in crunch time and that's exactly what All Star Drew Loiselle did as he scored his teams last 9 points including the game winner with 25 seconds to go to give Georgetown a 37-36 victory. Point guard Dan Aker had his usual solid game with 8 points. Dan Huntington added 4 points but the key might have been the play of Tom Bradley. Besides scoring 5 points the 7th grader was tenacious on defense along with picking up numerous rebounds. Marquette got 16 from All Star guard Jimmy Travaglini and 14 from All Star center Tom Komow.
Syracuse 32 - Cincinnati 30
In one of the biggest upsets of the season Syracuse picked up their second win of the year with a 32-30 win over Cincinnati. This game was close throughout as it was tied 14-14 at half time. In the third quarter the Orangemen outscored the Bearcats by one point and did the same in the final quarter to pull off the win. Adam Baroshian was dominant for Syracuse with 16 points including two clutch baskets in the final quarter. Tanner Houle, despite playing with an injury had all of his 6 points in the final quarter. Alex Lin and Joe Roark both had 4 points. Oliver Farren had a big defensive game with a couple of blocked shots and many key rebounds. Evan Brown and Danny Reynolds were standouts on defense along with Connor Schille and Phil Lane. Nick Sousa led Cincinnati with 11 points and Drew McLoon scored 10 points.
Wake Forest 46 - Boston College 37
After getting destroyed in week 8 Wake Forest was a different team in week 9 as then ran past Boston College 46-37. All Star Center Jake Cristensen was to tough inside for BC as he dropped in 25 points of which 10 came in the final quarter. Chris Materna was a key player for Wake with 11 points. Kyle Burke scored 4 while Brian Trudel (number of great passes) and Anthoni Anoli scored 3 points. Dan Phillips led BC with 12 points while Brian Bottari and Anthony Donahue scored 8 points each.
Duke 31 - Clemson 19
Both Duke and Clemson entered Saturday's contest looking to go over .500 for the season and with Clemson running off the first eight points of the game it looked like they were going to walk away with the victory. Led by Dave Shaw's eight first half points and the defense in the middle of Greg Houle, Clemson controlled the tempo for the first quarter and was holding on to a three point lead at halftime by playing a determined half court offense. In the second half Duke's pressing defense and fast break offense wore down the understaffed Clemson team and for the second week in a row the Blue Devils rebounded from a half time deficit to win the game going away 31-19 Both Nick Glovin and Brian Rose scored six second half points to lead the Blue Devils in scoring. This scoring, along with defensive pressure by Justin Hennessey (who also scored six points) and Brian Perry resulted in the impressive comeback.
Miami 47 - UConn 21
If you want to see a team on the rise look no father then Miami. The Hurriances won their second game in a row in convincing fashion as they routed UConn 47-21. Miami 11-2 after one quarter and 26-8 at half time. Sam Scrivani had another dominant game with 18 points. Rob Whitaker had 8 while Andre Jaquint and Alex McCabe netted 6 points each. UConn was led by the dependable Anthony Spaziani with 12 points.
North Carolina 43 - Providence 27
In the final game of the night North Carolina proved to much for Providence as they picked up a 43-27 win. The Tar Heels were relentless in the first half as they held Providence to just 5 points while scoring 23. All Star guard Mike Solomonides led all scorers with 15 points. Alex Pryzbylowicz had 11 and Derek Cabral added 9 points. Kyle Chagon also played well in the big win and scored one basket. Matt Lubao led Providence with 9 and Michael Wilkins scored 8 points.
Boston College 43 - North Carolina 38
Boston College won its fifth game of the season with a 43-38 win over a very good North Carolina squad. The game went back and forth throughout the first half as neither squad could gain the advantage and the half ended in an 18-18 tie. Dan Phillips of B.C. scored 6 of his 8 points during the exciting first half and Mike Solomonides scored 12 of his game high 20 points for North Carolina. Boston College outscored North Carolina 14 -8 in the third quarter sparked by Brian Bottari who scored 6 of his team high 12 points during the frame. B.C. in the frame by two hoops from Will Duggan and a nice fast break hoop by Bobby Hoffman off a nice pass from Mike Kelly (7 points). North Carolina kept coming back throughout the fourth quarter as Alex Pryzbylowicz was tireless off the boards and scored 6 of his 12 points. In the end, B.C. had enough to hold on as Anthony Donohue (8 points) led the offensive charge. Nathan Harman (2 points), Arjun Balaji, and Lyndon Langhorne also played well for B.C. in their best overall team performance of the season.
Maryland 33 - Georgetown 26
Maryland upset previously unbeaten Georgetown in a hard fought contest 33-26. Maryland jumped out to a 16-0 first quarter lead headed by the strong guard play of Alex Hurd (5 points) and leading scorer Bobby Mountcastle (16 points). Georgetown cut the lead to one at the start of the second half before Maryland pulled away. Michael Kelley had a big day under the hoop scoring 6 points and Shree Nadkarni was solid with 4 points. Connor Martin and Anthony Andre once again lead Maryland in rebounding with 7 apiece. Maryland's aggressive man to man team defense was lead by Brian Robillard, Andrew Lloyd and Terrance Turney. Westford All Star Drew Loiselle had 10 points including two three pointers to spearhead the Hoyas attack. Georgetown also received scoring from Danny Aker (7 points), Tony Mazzeo (5 points), Mike Moriarty (2 pts) and Dan Huntington (2 pts). Tom Bradley and Spiros Antoniou were tough under the boards for Georgetown who also received great defense from Charlie Marcotte and Robby Massey.
Duke 38 - Marquette 34
For the second week in a row Duke had to fight back from a half time deficit to pull out a win. Marquette, led in the first half by the scoring trio of Jimmy Travaglini (13 points), Tom Komow (10 points) and Gerard Eastman (4 points), entering halftime with a 17-8 lead. Duke was able to come within one point of the lead in the third. Led by Brian Rose's 8 third quarter points (13 total) Duke climbed back into the game. The fourth quarter opened with Marquette hanging on to a one point lead, 24-23. In the fourth quarter it was Jeff Falco's turn to lead Duke (8 points in the fourth, 11 total) in the hotly contested game.
Cincinnati 33 - UConn 23
Cincinnati prevailed over a persistent UConn squad, 33-23. Cincinnati was up 19-10 at the half when UConn came out strong in the 2nd half, closing to within a 6 point margin late in the 4th quarter. Cincinnati was bolstered down the stretch with strong offensive rebounding by Dan Richards and Mike Ferreira resulting in key baskets. This was a hard fought contest with good up and down action and tight defensive coverage on both sides. Scoring leaders for Cincinnati were Drew McLoon (9), Mike Ferreira (8) and Nick Sousa (6). Evan Lefebvre and Chris Shephard also contributed to the scoring. Patrick Doherty and Steve Richards played well defensively. For UConn, Brendon Daley (7) and John Pasciuto (6) and Charles Hirbour (4) led the way. Josh Shiau, Josh Lovas and Lee Burgess played well defensively for UConn.
Clemson 37 - Providence 27
Clemson won their second game in a row in a hard fought battle with Providence. Providence held the lead at the half, 14-11. But Clemson, lately the team of the second half, got some big offense from Mike Noyes with 6 pts. Westford All-Star David Shaw scored 10, and Tom Martin had 12, all in the second half, and stifling defense from Andrew Baker. Providence was led offensively by Pete Lawlor with 8 points and Mike Wilkins with 6 points. Dan Havener and Stephan MacDonald played well defensively for Providence.
Notre Dame 40 - Syracuse 25
Miami 45 - Wake Forest 23
Georgetown 40 – Notre Dame 23
Going into the game undefeated Georgetown figured they would be in for a battle against once beaten Notre Dame. It was exactly that in the first half as the Hoyas held a one point advantage 18-17. In the second half it was all Georgetown as they outscored the Fighting Irish 27-17 in the third and ran away with a convincing 40-23 victory. Westford All Star forward Drew Loiselle took over in the third scoring 6 of his game high 17 points. Mike Moriarty was a big factor in the win with 8 points Tony Mazzeo came up with 6 points each while Dan Aker had 5 points and Kevin Moriarty helped out with 4 points. Outstanding defense was played by Spyros Antoniou and Tom Bradley. Jake Higson (Westford All Star) led Notre Dame with 12 points.
Maryland 29 – Cincinnati 25
After dropping their opening game Maryland has not lost. On Saturday they took another victory downing Cincinnati 29-25. This contest was close throughout as Maryland led 17-16 at the break and 23-20 after three quarters. Westford All Star guard Bobby Mountcastle was the major factor in Maryland’s win as he netted 16 points. His fellow All Star team mate Anthony Andre scored all of his 6 points in the first half while Alex Hurd had 5 points and Connor Martin added 3 points. Cincinnati’s All Star guard Drew McLoon had 10 points but was shut down in the final quarter. Daniel Richards scored 6 points and Michael Ferreira had 2 baskets for 4 points.
Wake Forest 38 – North Carolina 37
After getting nipped by undefeated Georgetown a week ago Wake Forest had another tough customer in once beaten North Carolina. This time Wake was on the winning end of a close encounter as they got by NC 38-37. Wake Forest got off to a good start as they led 12 -4 after one quarter and 21 to 11 at halftime. North Carolina kept chipping away at the lead but fell just short of another victory. Wake Forest got a great performance from Suhail Omar with 11 points. All Star center Jacob Christensen had another solid game with 9 points and 12 rebounds. Brian Trudel and Chris Materna each chipped in with 6 points and Anthony Anoli hit two clutch free throws late in the game for Wake Forest. Mike Solomonides(Westford All Star) led North Carolina with 10 points. Alex Przbylowicz had 8 and Derek Cabral had 4 points for the Tar Heals.
UConn 37 – Providence 21
After a number of close defeats UConn registered its first win as they ran away with a 37-21 victory over Providence. At halftime it was all tied up at 14. In the third quarter the Huskies improved their led to 6 points as they led 25-19. Providence would only make one basket the rest of the way while UConn’s offence was impressive. Josh Lovas led his club with 10 points. Lee Burgess had all of his 8 points in the first half. UConn received great contributions from Mark and Brendon Daly, Tom Pasciuto, Chris Spaziani, Nick Melisi, Josh Shiau and Charles Hirbour. Matt Lubao had 6 points fro Providence while Thomas Murphy and Michael Wilkins had 4 points each.
Clemson 36 – Boston College 23
Clemson stopped a 4 game loosing streak with a 36-23 victory over Boston College. Clemson led by just one point at halftime 16-15. The Tigers got a huge game from Nick Davis as he scored 10 of his game high 14 points in the 2nd half. Clemson’s other big man, Greg Houle also played well, adding 6 points and numerous blocked shots. Contributing on the key defensive side of the ball were Jerry Taddeo and Connor Tuttle. BC was led offensively by Anthony Donahue with 8 points, Dan Phillips with 6 pts and Brian Bottari with 4 points.
Duke 47 – Miami 35
After holding Duke scoreless in the second quarter Miami was feeling good leading 19-15 at halftime. The halftime break worked out well for the Blue Devils as they outscored Miami 18-2 in the third and went on to a 47-35 victory. Nick Glovin had 6 of his 7 points in the big third quarter. Doug Calenda led his team with 10 points of which 4 came in the third quarter and 6 more in the final quarter. Brian Perry also had two buckets in the third and wound up with 8 points while and Jeff Falco also scored 8 points and All Star Brian Rose had 7 points. Ishann Goel and Justin Hennessey contributed one basket each. Andrew Jaquint led Miami with 11 points while Sam Scrivani had 9 and Joe Garcia scored 6 points.
Marquette 53 – Syracuse 43
Clearly the most improved player in the league is Marquette center Tom Komow. The All Star big guy was unstoppable in Marquette’s 53 – 43 win over Syracuse. The six footer scored 25 points. His fellow all star teammate also had a big game as guard Jimmy Travaglini scored 14 points. Gerard Eastman had a solid game with 6 points. Tanner Houle was great for Syracuse with 14 points while guard Adam Baroshian had another impressive game with 13 points while Connor Schille had 7 points.
Georgetown needed a big second half comeback to stay undefeated. North Carolina, Maryland, Cincinnati and Notre Dame improved to 5-1 while Providence picked up its first win of the season.
Georgetown 41 - Wake Forest 40
Trailing 26-17 at halftime Wake Forest looked in good shape to send Georgetown to its first defeat of the season. The Hoyas however showed why they are the team to beat as they came back to defeat Wake Forest 41-40. Drew Loiselle was immense as the high scoring big man pumped in 12 of his 15 points in the second half. Guard Dan Aker continued his solid play with 9 points and Tony Mazzeo had 6 including 4 points in the pivotal final 3:30 of the game. The victors also got strong defensive play and a big basket by Charlie Marcotte. Wake Forest guard Beufort Pyram used great penetration moves to lead his club with 14 points. Chris Materna had 6 points and Shail Omar scored 6 points.
North Carolina 41 - Clemson 26
A huge fourth quarter propelled North Carolina over Clemson 41-26. The Tar Heels led 25-22 going into the final quarter. In the last 7 minutes it was all NC as they outscored Clemson 14-4 to improve to 5-1. Center Alex Pryzblowicz keyed the final surge with 8 of his game high 16 points. Mike Solomonides made some beautiful passes and scored 10 points while Derek Cabral also put up 10 points and Ryan DeCoste added 5 points. Tom Martin had a bid offensive game for Clemson with 14 points and Zack Fumina scored 4 points.
Maryland 38 - Miami 28
Maryland kept pace with North Carolina in the ACC by downing Miami 38-28. The Terpains also had a big fourth quarter as they outscored Miami 17-8 in picking up their 5th win of the year. Alex Hurd had his best offensive game of the year as the athletic swingman scored 13 points of which 10 came in the third quarter. Guard Bobby Mountcastle scored 9 points and Anthony Andre added 8 points. Solo baskets went to Connor Martin, Andre Lloyd, Shree Nadkarni and Terrance Turney. Sam Scrivani led Miami with 9 points followed by 6 points from Alec McCabe and 4 from Joe Garcia.
Cincinnati 33 - Duke 22
Cincinnati scored the games first 13 points and it was game set and match in their 33-22 win over Duke. Michael Ferreira scored the first 6 points (8 points total) and Drew McLoon the next 7.( 13 points total) Nick Sousa also added to the scoring parade with 6 points. Dan Richards, Patrick Doherty and Evan Lefebve had 2 points each as Cincinnati improved to 5-1. Doug Calenda and Nick Glovin both scored 8 points for Duke which to their credit made it an interesting game after a poor start.
Notre Dame 36 - Marquette 29
Notre Dame also made it 5-1 on the season after taking care of Marquette 36-29. Center Jake Higson used his aggressiveness to score 11 points. Mike Hansbury helped out with 8 points. Tim Callahan helped the cause with 6 points and Steve Buckley contributed 4 points. Marquette guard Jimmy Travagline led his club with 13 points while center Tom Komow had 10 points.
Providence 41 - Syracuse 29
Providence earned their first win of the season after downing Syracuse 41-29. Providence took a 9-4 first quarter lead and improved the margin by a bucket in the second quarter as they had a 21-14 lead. In the second half the Friars dominated the boards and scored on a number of fast break baskets. Tom Murphy had a solid game with a game high 14 points. Center Matt Lubao came up big with 12 points. Michael Wilkins and Eric Yu put up 4 points while Zack DesMarais, Dan Havener and Peter Lawlor scored two points each. Stephan MacDonald and Zachary Newell contributed greatly in holding Syracuse to only 24 points. Tanner Houle had a great came in defeat with 15 points and Connor Schille had 9 points.
Boston College 38 - UConn 32
UConn came close to getting its first win of the season but pesky BC held on to take a 38-32 victory. BC led 34-32 with 3:30 to play and got some big buckets down the stretch to gain their 4th win of the year. Anthony Donahue had his outside came going as he scored 14 points. Dan Phillips, Michael Kelly and Brian Bottari each scored 6 points. Chris Spaziani and Jake Lovas played solid for UConn and both netted 8 points apiece.
In week 5 of the Junior Boys division Georgetown continued its dominance by winning its 5th straight and is on top of the Big East Division. North Carolina and Maryland improved to 4-1 to lead the ACC division while Miami picked up its first victory.
Georgetown 35 – Clemson 24
Georgetown remained undefeated after downing Clemson 35-24. The 5-0 Hoyas were in control throughout as Tony Mazzeo scored the games first 6 points. Mazzeo led his club for the second week in a row with 10 points. Point guard Dan Aker had another solid game with 7 points including a 3 pointer while Mike Moriarty scored 6 points. Dave Shaw led Clemson with 6 points while Nick Davis contributed 4 points.
North Carolina 43 – Marquette 36
Marquette scored the games first 7 points against North Carolina but that was before Mike Solomonides got into the game. The lightening quick guard scored 8 of his game high 20 points in the first quarter to lead the Tar Heels to a 43-36 win over Marquette. The third quarter was the key to the came as the winners outscored Marquette 17-8. Center Alex Pryzblowicz led the onslaught with 5 of his 11 points. Ryan DeCoste had 4 of his 6 points in the big quarter while Derek Cabral also had 2 hoops in the 3’rd quarter and wound up with 6 points as well. Tom Komow was sensational in a loosing effort as the big guy had 16 points. James Travaglini added 8 and Noah Jackson scored 4 points.
Boston College 31 – Duke 30
In the days closest game Boston College won for the second week in a row with a 31-30 win over Duke. Due was in control in the first quarter as they led 11-5 but after 3 segments it was tied at 23. Once again the Blue Devils stepped in front as they had a narrow 29-25 lead with 3:30 to go. In the final section Anthony Donahue scored a big basket(6 points total) while Danny Phillips did the big damage with 4 of his 12 points in the final frame including the game winning basket. Will Duggan and Brian Bottari each had 4 points to help BC improve to 3-2. Brian Rose led Duke with 8 points. Nick Glovin added 6 points and Doug Calenda scored 5 points.
Miami 49 – Syracuse 24
After a number of hard luck loses Miami had an easy time with Syracuse in posting a 49-24 victory. Miami do it all guard Sam Scrivani had another stellar game with 17 points to lead his club to its first win of the year. A number of other players had came up big for Miami as Rob Whitaker scored 10 points, Sam Fontaine added 8 points while Joseph Garcia and Alec McCabe scored 6 points each. Michael Terrio and Andre Antonitis also played well for Miami. Adam Barooshian was Syracuse’s main offensive weapon with 14 points while Tanner Houle scored 4 points.
Notre Dame 40 – Wake Forest 33
The Fighting Irish took a 21-8 first quarter lead over Wake Forest and cruised to a 40-33 victory. Steve Buckley got Notre Dame going in the first quarter with 7 of his game high 17 points. Mike Hansbury had 3 foul shots and 2 hoops for 7 points. Nick Bain had a solid game with 6 points and Jake Higson controlled the boards and scored 5 points. Jacob Christensen continued his solid play with 10 points to lead Wake Forest while Brent Torigian added 6 points.
Maryland 34 – UConn 29
It may have not been an artistic beauty but Maryland improved to 4-1 with a hard earned 34-29 win over UConn. The Huskies led 13-9 at the break before Maryland took control in the third quarter as they outscored the Huskies by 7 to take a 23-20 lead. Bobby Mountcastle was too much for UConn as the Maryland guard drove to the basket for 20 points. Alex Hurd scored all of his 7 points in the second half and Michael Kelly scored 4 points. Lee Burgess led UConn with 7 points, Mark Daly followed with 6 and Chris Spaziani had 4 and Josh Shiau had 3 points.
Cincinnati 35 – Providence 25
Include Providence as one of the many teams who have not had an answer for Drew McLoon. The nifty Cincinnati guard did it all with 21 points to lead his club to a 35-25 win over Providence. Nick Sousa had 5 points and Michael Ferreira and Dan Richards scored 4 each. Tom Murphy and Matt Lubao both had strong games for Providence with 9 points each while Michael Wilkins was solid with 4 points.
North Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland, Notre Dame and Cincinnati all improved to 3-1 while Georgetown is perfect after 4 weeks in the Junior Boys division.
North Carolina 35 – Duke 32
For the second game in a row North Carolina needed to go into overtime. Once again they prevailed in the extra session as the Tar Heels got by Duke 35-32. The Blue Devils led 17-10 at half time as they held NC scoreless in the second quarter. North Carolina big man Alex Pryzbylowicz led his club in the second half as he scored 16 of his game high 18 points. One of those was a foul shot in overtime while guard Michael Solomonides provided the winning basket in OT. Solomonides also had a fine game with 12 points while Derek Cabral had 3 points and Ryan DeCoste had one basket. Doug Calenda was the key man for Duke with 12 points while Brian Rose chipped in with 8 points.
Wake Forest 34 – Marquette 33
In a battle of 2-1 teams it was Wake Forest who got their third win with a 34-33 nail bitter over Marquette. Marquette appeared heading for victory but Chris Materna scored late in the game to give Wake the victory. Jacob Christensen had another solid game with 10 points to lead the victors. Brent Torigian added 8 points while Kyle Burke, Beufort Pyram and Brian Trudel helped out with 4 points each. Marquette center Tom Komow had 12 points including 6 points in the last quarter. Jimmy Travaglini added 6 points and Jordan Reynolds and Gerard Eastman each scored 4 points.
Georgetown 42 – UConn 31
Georgetown made it a perfect 4-0 with a 42-31 victory over winless Uconn. Anthony Mazzeo had a career game for the Hoyas. Mazzeo could not be stopped underneath as he powered his way to 17 points and numerous rebounds. Drew Loiselle had another solid game with 10 points followed by 7 from Dan Aker and 6 from Mike Moriarty. Lee Burgess played extremely well for UConn and wound up with 12 points while Jake Lovas added 6 points.
Notre Dame 33 – Providence 25
Notre Dame earned a hard fought 33-25 victory over Providence. The Fighting Irish were in control at halftime as they led 16-6. Providence however showed a lot of heart as they outscored Notre Dame 15-5 in the third quarter to tie up the contest. In the final quarter it was too much Notre Dame. Mike Hansbury paced the Notre Dame attack with 8 points. Dan Pho netted 6 points, followed by 5 from Steve Buckley and 4 from Jake Higson. Thomas Murphy had a big game for Providence with 8 points. Peter Lawlor was steady with 5 points and Stephen MacDonald and Daniel Havener added 4 points each.
Boston College 47 – Syracuse 43
Boston College outlasted a game Syracuse squad 47-43 in a game that wasn’t decided until the last few seconds. When Boston College jumped to a quick 6-0 lead on the back of Anthony Donahue’s hot shooting (12 points in the game), it appeared that they would roll to their second victory. Syracuse however fought back to tie the game and even took the lead briefly later in the first quarter as Connor Schille set up several nice baskets for the Orangemen. B.C. rode the strong inside play of Michael Kelly (8 points) and the outside shooting of Nathan Harman (8 points) to a 19-14 half-time lead. The Eagles threatened to run away with it when they hit Syracuse with a 13-2 run to start the half but Syracuse fought back to tie the game at 35 behind the one-two punch of Adam Barooshian (12 points) and Tanner Houle (14 points). The game see-sawed back and forth until B.C.’s Brian Bottari scored 5 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and Dan Phillips had a huge three point play. Boston College’s Will Duggan provided two huge jump shots during the game while Bobby Hoffman and Lyndon Langhorne played tough defense.
Cincinnati 53 – Miami 44
Cincinnati improved to 3-1 in a high scoring 53-44 victory over Miami. The teams were even after the first quarter at 11 each before Cincinnati pulled ahead to lead 29-16 at the half. Miami battled back to within 5 with a strong 3rd quarter and narrowed it to a 3 point gap in the 4th before Cincinnati got some key baskets by Pat Doherty and Dan Richards. Scoring leaders for Cincinnati were Drew McLoon (23) and Nick Sousa (19). Steve Richards, Zach Ricardo and Chris Shepherd were strong defensively. For Miami, Sam Scriavani continued his strong play with 15 points while his backcourt mate Joey Garcia added 8 points. Miami also received solid contributions from Mike Terrio and Rob Whittaker.
Maryland 39 – Clemson 29
Maryland proved too strong for Clemson as they took a 39-29 decision. The key to the game was the second quarter as Maryland outscored Clemson 9-2. Guard Bobby Mountcastle led the attack with 12 points. Center Anthony Andre and Alex Hurd also added to the scoring punch. Tom Martin and Nick David both had 7 points to lead Clemson.
After 3 weeks Georgetown is the only undefeated team in the junior boys division as Notre Dame, Clemson and Cincinnati all fell for the first time. For Georgetown it was an over time sensation while Notre Dame lost an over time thriller.
North Carolina 47 – Notre Dame 46
In a battle of two heavy weights North Carolina took a 47-46 decision over Notre Dame in over time. The Tar Heels led by 3 late in the game but guard Bobby Hansbury hit nothing but net for a 3 pointer and the contest went into over time. In the extra two minutes Hansbury hit on another 3 pointer while Nick Bain calmly sank two foul shots. Unfortunately for the Fighting Irish that was not enough as North Carolina center Alex Pryzblowicz had 5 over time points including a game winning foul shot with less then a second to go to give his club the dramatic one point win. Pryzblowicz led his club with 17 points as he dominated the inside with a number of rebounds and blocked shots. Mike Solomonides added 10 points while Derek Cabral had a big game with 8 points and Ryan Decoste scored 7 points. Yung Fu Fung thrilled the crowd with his first basket of the year. Nick Govoni also scored while Nick Anniballi and Yung Yue Fung also made strong contributions. Hansbury led all scores with 20 pints. Steve Buckley stepped up big for Notre Dame with 14 points while Bain and Dan Pho had 4 points.
Georgetown 43 – Miami 40
Georgetown was clearly headed for its first loss of the season as they trailed Miami by 3 with 5 seconds to go. Drew Loiselle had other ideas as the Hoya star hit a fade away from 3 point lad as time expired to send the game into over time. In the extra session Anthony Mazzeo scored two hoops and Danny Aker added another as Georgetown prevailed over winless Miami 43-40. Loiselle had a game high 17 points including 10 in the last quarter. Mike Moriarty had a solid game with 9 points while Aker added 6 points. For Miami, Sam Scriavani had another double figure game as he scored 17 points. Joe Garcia scored 9 points while Andre Jaquint added 6 points.
Marquette 47 – Clemson 36
Marquette won their second game in a row led by Jimmy Travaglini's 16 points and a big game from Tom Komow who had 14. Clemson kept the game close by relying on 18 points from David Shaw and 8 from Nick Davis as well as a solid press that had the game close late in the game at 35 -32, Marquette stepped up big however and finished with a 12 -4 run to secure the victory with some very good defense and rebounding down the stretch. Marquette was aided by solid games from Jordan Reynolds with 7 points and Gerard Eastman with 4 points and some good rebounding as well as a career first hoop from Ryan Carr on a foul line jumper.
Wake Forest 39 – Cincinnati 35
Beaufort Pyram’s 18 points led Wake Forest to a 29-25 win over previously undefeated Cincinnati. After being down 26-22 after 3 quarter Wake outscored the Bearcats 13 to 2 in the first part of the 4th quarter. Pyram keyed the surge with 8 points while guard Brian Trudel had 3 of his 7 points in the same section. Jacob Christensen helped out with 8 points while Bob DiFronzo scored 6 and Brent Torigian added 4 points. Drew McLoon led Cincinnati with 13 points and Evan Lefebvre, Daniel Richards and Michael Ferreira had 4 each.
Syracuse 38 – UConn 34
With 3:30 left in the game Syracuse appeared poised to win their first game of the season as they led by 16 points. UConn however almost made a miraculous come back as they outscored Syracuse 12-0 in the final segment but fell just short 38-34. Syracuse guard Adam Barooshian made a number of great drives to the hoop and scored 14 points. Tanner Houle hit for 8 points while Evan Brown, Oliver Farren, Alex Lin each had 4 points. Joe Roark, Phil Lane, Danny Reynolds and Conner Schille also played well to help Syracuse to improve to 1-2 on the season. Chris Spaziani led UConn with 12 points of which 6 came in the last quarter. Lee Burgess also had 6 in the final quarter and ended up with 10 points. Jake Lovas had a solid game with 8 points.
Maryland 32 – Boston College 30
In another close call Maryland hung on to defeat Boston College 32-30. Maryland led 32-24 going in the final segment. BC however put on pressure defense and blanked Maryland 6-0 down the stretch but 2 points was a close as they got. Bobby Moutcastle led all scorers with 11. His Maryland team mate Alex Hurd used his athleticism for 10 points while Anthony Andre added 7 points. Anthony Donahue and Dan Phillips each had 8 for BC while Michael Kelley had 6 and Brian Bottari and Nathan Harmon scored 4 each.
Duke 24 -- Providence 21
In what turned out to be a tale of two games, Duke prevailed over Providence 24-21 in a battle that came down to the wire. Duke opened up the game scoring the first three baskets in the first quarter while Providence’s only score came on free throws. The second period saw more of the same as Duke widened the lead at halftime to 10-3 in a low scoring match where the shots were just not going in.
The start of the second half appeared to be more of the same as Duke continued to hit their shots and extend the lead to twelve. Then the second game began and the Providence shots started to fall. By the end of the third period Duke’s lead was only three. Providence, Led by Zack Newell and Peter Lawler in the last quarter cut Duke’s lead to only two points when the game’s high scorer, Brian Rose hit a free throw to guarantee victory with six seconds left for the exhausted Duke team. Brian ended the game with nine points and Doug Calenda contributed eight to lead the Blue Devils.
Marquette, Duke and Maryland all grabbed their first win of the season while Notre Dame, Georgetown, Clemson and Cincinnati made it 2-0
Duke 46 - Wake Forest 31
Led by the tandem of Nick Glovin and Doug Calenda (17 and 12 points respectively), Duke registered their first victory of the season by defeating Wake Forest 46- 31. Duke was in control throughout as they led 10-4 after one quarter and 23-14 at the break. While inside presence of Glovin and Calenda was too much for Wake Forest, Duke also received solid back court play from Jeff Falco as the pesky point guard added 8 points. Also contributing timely baskets for Duke were Brian Rose, Anthony Omobono, Justin Hennessey, Ishaan Goel and Brian Perry. Jacob Christiansen was the main man for Wake Forest as he scored 12 points. Beufort Pryman and Brian Trudel each had 4 points.
Marquette 50 – Providence 23
After loosing a close game in week one Marquette had no problem in week two as they ran past Providence 50-23. Jimmy Travaglini showed he is going to be one of the top guards as he ripped off 28 points. Travaglini had plenty of help as Jordan Reynolds tossed in 6 followed by 4 points by Mason Trubey and Nathan Haded. Peter Lawlor, Stephen McDonald Daniel Havenar and Matt Lubao each had 4 points for Providence.
Maryland 34 – Syracuse 27
The second quarter was the key in Maryland’s 34-27 win over Syracuse. Maryland outscored the Orangemen 9-0 in the second stanza to even their record at 1-1. Anthony Andre had 4 of his game high 12 points in the second quarter. Bobby Mountcastle had a strong game with 8 points and Alex Hurd and Terrance Turney scored 6 points each. Maryland also received fine play from Brian Robillrd, Shree Nadkarni, Michael Kelly, Andrew Lloyd and Connor Martin. Tanner Houle led Syracuse with 8 points while Connor Schille and Adam Barooshian each scored 6 points.
Cincinnati 43 – North Carolina 37
Despite playing with only 6 players Cincinnati had enough legs to defeat North Carolina 43-37. The victors led 13-9 after one and improved the lead to 26-17 at half time. Drew McLoon led the way with 16, of which 7 came in the big second quarter. Michael Ferreira and Nick Sousa had big games with 11 points each while Evan Lefebvre added 6 points. Cincinnati also received outstanding defensive play from Pat Doherty and Chris Sheppard. North Carolina’s Michael Solomonides led all scorers with 25 points while Alex Pryzbylowicz added 6 points.
Georgetown 38 – Boston College 33
Georgetown outscored Boston College 12-6 in the third quarter and went on to a 38-33 victory. Guard Danny Aker had six of his 11 points in the third quarter to lead Georgetown to the win. Center Drew Loiselle scored 6 and was dominant on the boards. Anthony Mazzeo had some big shots and scored 6 points while Dan Huntington added 2 baskets. Mike Moriarty and Tom Bradley also contributed baskets in the win while Kevin Moriarty had a fine all around game. Dan Phillips was tough around the basket and led BC with 12 points. Anthony Donahue scored 10 points and Brian Bottari added 7 points.
Clemson 45- Miami 42
It was another close encounter for Clemson as they got by Miami 45-42. This contest was close throughout as neither team could break away to a big lead. Clemson guard David Shaw had another stellar game with 15 points to lead the Tigers. Nick Davis has 12 points of which 6 came in the final quarter. Tom Martin also had a big scoring game with 10 points. Miami guard Sam Scrivani was outstanding in a loosing effort as the talented guard scored 15 points of which 9 came from the foul line. Andre Jaquint scored 8 of his 10 points in the second half and Joe Garcia added 5 points.
Notre Dame 42 – UConn 24
If two games is any indication Notre Dame is going to be a force to be reckoned with. The Fighting Irish ran past UConn 42-24. Center Dan Pho was dominant with 18 points while the other big guy Jake Higson scored 6 points. Mike Hansbury also scored 6 points while Nick Bain, Jim Lyons and Tim Callahan had two points each.