Boys Travel Teams
Last Update: 27 January 2008
CYBL 6th Grade Boys Travel "White" Team
The sixth grade Chelmsford White team split two games beating Tewksbury 46-31 and losing to first place Lowell 47-46.
In the first game, Chelmsford jumped out to an early lead that it never gave up with Jake Phillips and Brad Krueger leading the way with 10 points apiece. Phillips also grabbed 9 rebounds. Chelmsford controlled the boards grabbing a season high 50 rebounds led by Jake Murphy with 13 and Nick Alvarez with 12. Alvarez also scored 6 points while Murphy had 3. Chelmsford distributed the ball well against Tewksbury's multiple zone defenses with scoring coming from a number of players including 5 points from Max Higson, 4 points from both Josh Ambrosino and Michael Hohrath and baskets from Nathan Trznadel and Max Aukshunus.
In the second game Chelmsford battled first place Lowell but
came up short by 1. Nathan Trznadel was unstoppable scoring
23 points including 7 of 9 from the free throw line, and coming
up with 9 rebounds and 5steals. Jake Murphy and Brad Krueger
both scored 8 points with Murphy grabbing 17 rebounds. Nick
Alvarez scored 6 points with 9 rebounds. Max Higson and Michael
Hohrath helped the scoring attack with 2 assists each with Hohrath
grabbing 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Mark Albee played very good
defense taking two charges to turn the ball over to Chelmsford.
Lowell led most of the way but with 14 seconds left, Chelmsford
took a 1 point lead. The Chelmsford defense held Lowell for
the next 10 seconds before Lowell scored on a great shot. With
2 seconds left and the distance of the court to go, Chelmsford
was able to get a decent shot off with an inbound pass over
half court and a shot from the arc, just missing and dropping
Chelmsford's record to 9 and 4.
CYBL 8th Grade Boys Travel "Maroon" Team Game Summaries
Chelmsford "Maroon" 52
Chelmsford "Maroon" 38
The Chelmsford 8th Grade Boys Maroon Travel Team split weekend games against a pair of highly ranked Merrimack Valley opponents, by defeating Nashua at home on Sunday after losing an epic battle at Andover on Saturday.
In Saturdays game against Andover, the Chelmsford boys played tremendous defense and had several opportunities to pull out a victory but simply could not outlast the first place Andover boys. Neither team ever led by more than 5 points in the game, with Chelmsford actually leading throughout most of the first half. Unfortunately, Andover hit 6 straight free throws in crunch time to win the game by 4 points. Leading the way for Chelmsford were Colby Emanouil with 16 points, Sam Wong with 8 points, and Brett Harrington with 6.
On Sunday, the Chelmsford team avenged an early season loss at Nashua, by dominating the Nashua boys from start to finish. Chelmsford jumped out to an early 7- 0 lead, and never looked back behind 12 points each from Sam Wong and Colby Emanouil. It was another superb defensive effort that carried Chelmsford to the victory, with a season high 19 team steals by Chelmsford.
The all around strong defensive effort was led by Wong and Matt Coughlin who had 10 rebounds apiece, and Emanouil and Bobby Khirallah who had 6 steals each. Along with the leading scorers Wong and Emanouil, other players adding to the scoring column for Chelmsford included Brett Harrington, Corey Everleigh, Coughlin, Eddie Sheridan and Khirallah. This complete defensive effort bodes well for the 8th Grade Maroon travel team as it enters the second half of its regular season schedule next week.
Grade 8 Boys (Maroon)
Andover “Blue” 43 - Chelmsford “Maroon” 17
In their second game of the young season, the Chelmsford Maroon 8th grade travel boys basketball team ran into a very talented and tough Andover Blue team at McCarthy School Gym. Although the Chelmsford team started out with a high intensity defense for the first 12 minutes of the game, the overall depth of the Andover Blue team wore them down late in the first half leading to a 19-9 halftime deficit for the boys in maroon.
Leading the way for Chelmsford was Sam Wong, who had a team high 5 points, to go along with 8 rebounds. Colby Emanouil chipped in with 4 points, and Tim Joy had 7 rebounds in a solid defensive effort. The Chelmsford boys did take away a couple of important lessons in the defeat, so the game was not a total loss. They learned that they must work better as a cohesive unit and not try to take the game into a one-on-one format.
Also, they were able to observe a very good Andover set offense during most of the game, and recognize that players CAN be freed for wide-open easy shots if such a half court offense is executed properly. When the Chelmsford boys are able to execute such a well planned half court offense, and not lose defensive intensity at the same time, they will become a force to be reckoned with.
Last Update: 19 February 2007
Grade 6 Boys (Maroon)
The Chelmsford 6th grade boys travel basketball team lost a close game to Tyngsboro 29-27 last weekend at the Parker gym. After falling behind 13-9 at halftime, the Chelmsford 6th graders played well in the 2nd half coming back to tie the game 22-22. With 25 seconds left in the game and the score tied again at 27-27, Tyngsboro made 2 free throws for the 29-27 final. For Chelmsford, Bobby Sullivan had 8 points, Eric Van Gelder had 5 points, and Billy Grant had 4 points. Scoring a bucket each was Sam North, Ben Martin, Will Cavalier, Joe St. Hiliare, and Nick Solomonidies. Also playing well was Craig Wallace, Adam Daniels, Matt Rabbitto, and Greg Johnson.
Grade 8 Boys (Maroon)
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team lost two games last weekend to Andover 55-40 and to Billerica 51-45. In the game at Andover, Chelmsford was on top 15-14 before Andover went on 10-0 run just before the half to take a 24-15 lead at the break. Andover stayed on top in the 2nd half to win 55-40. Arron Witkus had 13 points to pace Chelmsford. Trevor Harrison had 6 points, Nick Martin and Matt Daniels had 5 points each, Andy Basler and Dom Zaher had 4 points each, and Kevin Hazel had 3 points.
The game against Billerica was close throughout. Chelmsford started with an 8-1 run, but Billerica came back to take a 15-14 lead. Later, after two Chelmsford free throws, the local boys were in front 21-19 at halftime. There were 8 lead changes and 4 tied scores in the seesaw second half. With less than a minute to go Billerica went up 45-44 and after a Chelmsford missed shot, Billerica made their free throws down the stretch for the 51-45 final.
Hazel (8 points, 4-4 at the line, 9 rebounds) played a strong game inside for Chelmsford. The 8th graders also got 10 points from Daniels, 9 points from Witkus, and 5 points each from Martin and Basler. Zaher had a 3-pointer and 5 points total. Harrison chipped in with 3 points and Mike Taylor was solid from the point.
Grade 6 Boys (Maroon)
The Chelmsford 6th grade boys travel basketball team split 2 games last weekend, beating Westford, 38-35 in a thrilling overtime game, thanks to Sam North's long 3-pointer, but losing to Nashua, NH, 40-36
Against Westford, the 6th graders started the game with a 10-0 run, but the team that had the ball last would prove to be the winner. In the first half, Adam Daniels led the Chelmsford offense with 3 nice assists from the point en route to a 13-12 halftime lead. In the 2nd half, Chelmsford got strong inside play from Matt Rabbito and Will Cavalier and the Chelmsford boys held a slim 30-28 edge with less than a minute to go. Ben Martin made 1 free throw with 15 seconds left to put the Lions on top 31-28, but Westford made a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie at 31-31 sending the game into OT.
In the extra period, Chelmsford got a bucket from Rabbito and one free throw each from Martin and North to match Westford's two hoops and the game was tied again at 35-35. With the ball near mid court, Chelmsford called time out with 3 seconds left. Then off the inbound pass, Chelmsford's North made a dramatic 3-point shot from beyond half court to propel Chelmsford to the 38-35 victory.
High scorer for Chelmsford was Rabbito with 11 points. North finished with 7 points. Cavalier, Martin and Eric Van Gelder had 6 points each. Greg Johnson chipped in with a hoop and Chelmsford got excellent defense from Joe St. Hilaire and Craig Wallace.
Against Nashua, with Chelmsford down by a hoop at 13-11, Nashua went on a 9-0 run to push the lead to 22-11. Just before the break, Van Gelder made a 3-point shot and Chelmsford was behind by 8 at halftime, 26-18. Starting the 2nd half, Daniels scored 6 points and St. Hilaire and Wallace provided the rebounds in Chelmsford's 10-2 run to tie the score at 28-28. From there Nashua pulled in front to stay. The final was 40-36.
High Scorer's were Rabbito with 8 points and Van Gelder with 7 points. Daniels finished with 6 points. Cavalier and North each had 5 points, Nick Solomonidies had 4 points, and Ben Martin added a free throw. The 6th graders are now 7-7 in league play and 16-10 overall.
Grade 8 Boys (Maroon)
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team lost to Dracut 57-50 at the McCarthy gym last weekend. In early action with Chelmsford up 4-2, Dracut went on a 14-0 run to go on top 16-4. Although Mike Taylor's 3-point shot ended the run, Dracut went on to hold an 8 point halftime advantage, 26-18. In the second half, the Chelmsford 8th graders worked hard to cut into the deficit and closed the gap to 5 points at 53-48, but Dracut held on to win in the end, 57-50. Arron Witkus (11 points) and Taylor (10 points) each had two 3-point field goals to lead Chelmsford. Nick Martin had a 3-point shot and 9 points. Matt Daniels also scored 9 points and Andy Basler had 8 points. Colby Emanouil, Kevin Hazel, and Dom Zaher each added a free throw and Trevor Harrison was strong off the glass. The 8th graders are now 4-11 in league play and 9-16 overall.
5th Grade Boys
Joe Fontaine exploded for16 points and 5 steals to lead Chelmsford 5th grade boys to their 7th win with a decisive victory last week over Lowell 47-30.
Lowell jumped out to an 18-10 lead but after a nice steal and basket by Devon Lekan, the momentum turned. Russ Olive heated up with 8 points and a couple of nice passes down low to Brad Hausler (6 points) who dominated the low post.
In the second half, Eric Rose (4 points) ran the offense well getting everyone involved. Todd Dowrey and Mike Calicchio each had 4 points and while Jake Phillips chipped in with 2 points. Drew Harmer and Phillips also pulled down several rebounds to secure the victory.
8th Grade Boys (Maroon)
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team split a pair of away games last weekend, losing to North Andover, 72-63, but winning over Dracut 57-51.
Against North Andover, Chelmsford got 8 first half points from Colby Emanouil and the Chelmsford boys were down by a bucket at halftime 33-31. In the 2nd half, North Andover started strong and extended the lead to 50-36. Chelmsford responded with an 11-2 run capped by a Mike Taylor 3-pointer and the lead was down to five at 52-47, but that’s as close as Chelmsford would get. North Andover pulled away to win 72-63.
Andy Basler led Chelmsford with 12 points. Arron Witkus and Matt Daniels had 11 points each. Emanouil finished with 10 points, Taylor had 7 points, and Nick Martin had 6 points. Kevin Hazel scored 4 points and Dom Zaher added a basket. Also playing well for Chelmsford was Trevor Harrison.
In the win over Dracut, the Chelmsford boys started fast with an early 18-9 advantage en route to a 27-21 halftime lead. In the 2nd half, the Chelmsford 8th graders kept up the intensity to take a 10 point lead at 36-26 and later, still held the 10 point edge at 49-39. Martin made a 3-point shot to put Chelmsford up by 12 points at 56-44 and the boys held on for the 57-51 final.
The big men for Chelmsford, Hazel, Daniels, Harrison, and Basler, controlled the boards contributing to the win. High scorer was Emanouil with 10 points. Scoring 9 points each were Witkus, Martin, and Daniels. Taylor and Basler had 6 points each, Hazel had 5 points and Zaher scored 3 points. Chelmsford got great support from Zach Hayes off the bench.
Boys 6th Grade Maroon Team
The Chelmsford 6th grade boys travel basketball team split a pair of away games last weekend, beating Andover 44-40, but losing to North Andover 56-36. In the win against Andover, the Chelmsford 6th graders took an early lead at 15-5 and stayed on top for the rest of the game en route to the 44-40 victory. High scorers for Chelmsford with 8 points each were Will Cavalier, Bobby Sullivan, and Billy Grant. Matt Rabbito and Greg Johnson had 4 points each. Scoring a bucket each were Joe St. Hiliare, Sam North, Craig Wallace, Ben Martin, Adam Daniels, and Eric Van Gelder.
In the game against North Andover, the Chelmsford 6th graders played an outstanding first half with the game tied 25-25 at halftime. In the 2nd half, however, Chelmsford defense struggled and the offense could only manage 11 points. The final was 56-36. Playing well for Chelmsford was St. Hiliare, North, Wallace, Martin, Daniels, Van Gelder, Cavalier, Sullivan, Nick Solomonidies, Grant, Rabbito and Johnson.
Boys 8th Grade Maroon Team
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team lost a close game to Pelham 55-48 last weekend at the McCarthy gym. The 8th graders played a strong first half and led at the break 21-19. Chelmsford struggled on defense in the 2nd half and Pelham was able to overtake Chelmsford and went on to win 55-48. High scorers for Chelmsford were Colby Emanouil and Matt Daniels with 12 points each. Nick Martin had 9 points and Arron Witkus had 7 points. Scoring a basket each was Mike Taylor, Andy Basler, Trevor Harrison, and Dom Zaher. Also playing well for Chelmsford were Kevin Hazel and Zach Hayes.
Boys 6th Grade Maroon
The Chelmsford 6th grade boys travel basketball team won an exciting overtime game against Tewksbury 57-53 last weekend at the Parker Gym. The Chelmsford boys held a slim 5 point lead at halftime, 28-23. In the first few minutes of the 2nd half Tewksbury outscored Chelmsford 17-7 to go on top 40-35. But Chelmsford came back to reclaim the lead 48-46. Late in the game with Chelmsford up 53-50, Tewksbury made a dramatic last second 3 point shot tying the game at 53-53 sending it into OT. In the extra period, Chelmsford played excellent defense and got 4 free throws: 1 from Greg Johnson, 1 by Bobby Sullivan, and 2 from Eric Van Gelder to secure the 57-53 victory. High scorers for Chelmsford were Sullivan with 14 points and Johnson with 13 points. Sam North had 6 points. Will Cavalier and Matt Rabbito scored 5 points each and Craig Wallace, Billy Grant and Nick Solomonides scored 4 points each. Ben Martin and Adam Daniels assisted on many Chelmsford baskets and Joe St. Hiliare was strong off the glass.
Boys 8th Grade Maroon
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team lost a pair of games last weekend to Wakefield 57-43 and Methuen 68-48. Against Wakefield, the boys fell behind 10-6 but then went on a 7-0 run to go up 13-10. Later, Wakefield scored 2 quick hoops just before the break to go on top 27-22 at halftime. In the 2nd half, The Chelmsford 8th graders worked against Wakefield's 1-3-1 zone, but could not cut into the deficit as Wakefield pulled away for the 57-43 final. High scorer for Chelmsford was Nick Martin with 12 points including 3 three's. Matt Daniels had 8 points and Mike Taylor had 7 points including a three. Other scorer's for Chelmsford were Colby Emanouil 6 points, Arron Witkus 4 points, and a bucket each by Zach Hayes, Trevor Harrison, and Andy Basler. Also playing well for Chelmsford were Dom Zaher and Kevin Hazel.
In the game against Methuen, the Chelmsford 8th graders played a strong first half and led at the break 27-26. Mid way through the 2nd half, Methuen held a slim 2 point edge at 39-37. From there however, Methuen outscored Chelmsford 29-11 over the final 8 minutes for the 68-48 final. High scorers for Chelmsford were Daniels with 12 points and Basler with 11 points. Martin had 8 points, Witkus had 7 points, and Hayes had 4 points. Adding a bucket each were Zaher, Hazel, and Harrison. Also playing well for Chelmsford were Taylor and Emanouil.
Boys 5th Grade
Chelmsford remains undefeated (5-0) to stay atop the West Division with a hard fought victory over Dracut on Saturday. In the first half Mike Calichio came off the bench to spark the Chelmsford offense scoring 6 pts and grabbing 5 rebounds. Todd Dowrey had the hot hand early pumping in 8pts against a solid Dracut defense. Russ Olive (8pts) had a strong game at point guard hitting several foul shots and also knocked down a couple of key jump shots in the second half. With Dracut's press defense Eric Rose (2pts) and Joe Fontain (4pts) were outstanding getting the ball to half court with very few turnovers. Brad Hausler and Jonathan Morse each had a basket and were solid under the boards pulling down a combined 16 rebounds. Defensive standouts for Chelmsford were Devin Lekan, Drew Harmer, Jake Phillips and Brad Krueger.
Boys 6th Grade Travel - Maroon Team:
In recent Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball action, the Chelmsford 6th grade boys travel basketball team lost 2 away games by a total of three points. The boys lost to Wilmington 40-39 and lost to Pelham, NH 43-41. Against Wilmington, Chelmsford held a 17-16 edge at the break. The 2nd half was close throughout with Wilmington making a basket with 20 seconds left to go up 40-39. Chelmsford had 2 shots in the final seconds, but the ball would not fall. High scorers for Chelmsford were Greg Johnson with 8 points and Bobby Sullivan with 7 points. Scoring 4 points each for Chelmsford were Ben Martin, Adam Daniels, Billy Grant, and Will Cavalier. Chipping in with a bucket each were Sam North, Matt Rabbito, Eric Van Gelder, and Nick Solomonides. Also playing well for Chelmsford were Craig Wallace and Joe St. Hilaire.
Against Pelham, the game was tied at the half 18-18. Chelmsford went up by nine in the 2nd half at 31-22, but Pelham came back to win 43-41. Leading the way for Chelmsford was Van Gelder with11 points. Scoring 4 points each were Johnson, Rabbito, Cavalier, and Grant. Adding a hoop each were Wallace, Martin, Daniels, North, Sullivan, Solomonides, and St. Hilaire.
Boys 8th Grade Travel - Maroon Team:
The Chelmsford 8th grade boys travel basketball team went 1-2 in Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball action last week. The 8th graders lost to Nashua, NH 52-36 and Billerica 45-43, but beat Wilmington 52-43. Versus Nashua, Chelmsford fell behind early 12-5, but by half time trailed by only three points at 22-19. Chelmsford opened the 2nd half with a hoop by Nick Martin on a nice pass from Mike Taylor and Chelmsford was down by one at 22-21. From there, Nashua went on an 18-4 run to take a 40-25 lead and went on to win 52-36. High scorers for Chelmsford were Matt Daniels with 12 points and Martin with 10 points including a three from beyond the arc. Chelmsford’s Arron Witkus threw up a spectacular shot for a hoop and Andy Basler added 4 points. Adding a bucket each were Taylor, Zach Hayes, Kevin Hazel, and Colby Emanouil. Also playing well for Chelmsford were Trevor Harrison and Dom Zaher.
Against Billerica, the Chelmsford boys started slow and fell behind 11-1, but trailed by 6 points at halftime, 21-15. Hayes led Chelmsford’s aggressive 2nd half defense and the Chelmsford boys came back to tie the game 43-43 with less than a minute to play. Billerica got a hoop to go up 45-43 and Chelmsford had one last chance, but the shot wouldn’t drop. Daniels was a force inside for Chelmsford with 19 points. Emanouil and Witkus scored 6 points each. Basler added 4 points. Chipping in a bucket each were Zaher, Harrison, Taylor, and Martin. Chelmsford got strong play off the glass from Hazel.
In the win over Wilmington, Chelmsford held a 4 point advantage at halftime 21-17 and later in the game with 4:53 left the boys still held a 4 point edge at 38-34. The 8th graders out scored Wilmington 14-9 down the stretch for the 52-43 victory. Passing was key in the game as Taylor, Hayes, Zaher, and Martin had many assists to push Chelmsford to the win. High scorers for Chelmsford were Harrison and Daniels with 14 points each. Emanouil had 6 points and Zaher had 5 points. Witkus and Basler scored 4 points each. Martin had a three point basket & Taylor added a bucket.