Monday, October 24, 2011

BSM Fall Throwdown Report

Jackson Donahue dropped in 24 against BABC Sophs
 Bay State Magic Fall Tournament
Freshmen - The BABC Frosh went 3-0 on the weekend, taking down the 15u Chip behind the impressive young trio of Jordan Scurry, Bruce Brown, and Terrence Mann...You will hear these names mucho going forward.  Also impressive for BABC was efficient big man John Witowski, a cerebral player who knows how to start the break, finishes with both hands around the basket, and can step out and shoot the ball with range.  When you throw in Marcel Pettway, Tyree Robinson, Brendan Hill and a few other potential wild-cards, you've got a the makings of a loaded roster next spring.

Sophomores - The stock of the RI Hawks 16s continues to rise as they went 3-0 on the weekend to take the 16u Chip.  Their pivotal victory came on Saturday afternoon, when they earned an impressive 67-63 upset-win over the BABC 16s.  Leading the way for the Hawks was combo guard Jackson Donahue, a big-game player who knocked in six threes on his way to 24 points.  Henry Bolton added 17 and, along with Kealan Ives, did a terrific job of handling the ball against the BABC fever-pitch defensive pressure.  On the interior, the combination of Edson Dascy, Dexter Thompson, and Steve Roach did a nice job defensively and on the glass for coach Jay Elliot.

Juniors/Seniors - In the 17u/18u division, the Middlesex Magic went 2-0 in pool play before defeating BABC 71-67 in the final to take down the BSM Fall Throwdown Chip.  In the final, Mike Crotty's club was led by the efforts of Mike Thorpe, Kyle Reardon, Jesse Pagliuca, and Mark Murphy.  Thorpe finished with 14 points and was instrumental throughout the game in breaking the BABC full-court press.  Reardon stacked up with 18 dollars and 14 boards.  Jesse Pagliuca was consistent throughout to come away with 16 points.  And Mark Murphy came off the bench to drill four treys on his way to 14 points. Also chipping in to the victory was the tenacious back-court effort of Michael Corcoran and the aggressive interior play of the King Philip duo of Tykei Hallman and John Mullane.

Stay tuned later today for the BSM Fall Throwdown Notebook

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