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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BALLAS TV on the Underground Grind

- South Kent floor-general Zedric Sadler is the best guard in New England you've never heard of...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kealen Ives leads Classical to upset win

Kealen Ives: The 2nd best KI in New England
  Derek Malloy Remix with KI
- Tonight down in Rhode Island, sophomore floor general Kealen Ives went for 24 points against the state's top back-court in Rob Hazard and Austin Bemmelem to lead Classical to a big upset win over previously unbeaten North Providence.  Check out the craftsmanship of KI.

South Kent combo guard Chris Thomas

- Ballas TV with a Chris Thomas early season highlight mix

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Tourneys set to kick off in Beantown

Beantown Holiday Hoops gets goin' tomorrow
Vacation Week Holiday Tourneys
- In the USA, there are two types of Holiday Basketball Tournament: pre-Christmas and post-Christmas, and now that Santa has wrapped it up for 2011, it is time for the ladder.  Let's take a look at what's goin' on.

BABC Holiday Classic
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday @ At Chelsea HS 

Tuesday - 12/27/11
4:00pm - Malden Catholic vs Everett HS
5:30pm - Cambridge R&L vs Bishop Guertin (NH)

Wednesday - 12/28/11
4:00pm - West Roxbury vs Capital Prep (CT)
7:00pm - Loser of MC/Everett vs Reading

Thursday - 12/29/11
2:30pm - Winner of MC/Everett vs Reading
4:00pm - New Bedford vs West Roxbury
5:30pm - Class A Consolation*
7:00pm - Class A Final*


Tuesday and Wednesday @ the Kroc Center 
- This first-year event brings a whole new dimension to the Beantown post-Christmas Holiday Tournament Scene as top teams from all over the Northeast with descend upon the Kroc Center for a two-day event which will feature two 4-team brackets listed below.  Check it out.

Red Bracket Semis - Wednesday - 12/28/11
12pm - Archbishop Carroll (PA) vs. Hudson Catholic (NJ)
2pm - Bishop Loughlin (NY) vs. East Boston (MA)

Green Bracket Semis - Wednesday - 12/28/11
4pm - Amityville (NY) vs. Roman Catholic (PA)
6:30pm - St. Anthony (NJ) vs. New Mission (MA)

Championship Thursday - 12/29/11
 12:30pm - Red Bracket 3rd-Place Game
2:30pm - Red Bracket Championship Game
4:30pm - Green Bracket Consolation Game
6:30pm - Green Bracket Championship Game


Wednesday and Thursday @ Newton South HS
 - In the first semifinal on Wednesday night, Catholic Memorial will face off against Lexington at 6pm.  Immediately following, the second semifinal pits Newton North against Newton South in a rivalry game.  Consolation game and Championship at 6pm and 7:30pm Thursday.
 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

State of the Union Address: Rhode Island

Tom Hunt: Ocean State's top sniper
Rhode Island State Championship Race: D1 - D2, D3
Derek Malloy with Buzz Naismith - There are three highly-coveted Cups up for grabs this winter in the Ocean State of Rhode Island.  In Division One, out to a 5-0 start and armed with the state's best inside-outside combination in junior floor-general Charles Correa and senior swing-man Cesar Meija, St Raphael Academy is the the clear-cut favorite.  Another D1 contender is Central HS, who, behind the trio of Jarrell Lawson, Daniel Mendes, and Jerrelle Washington, is out to an impressive 3-1 start, with their lone-loss a close defeat to St Raph's on opening night.  Another dangerous D1 contender is Mark Bayha's ball-club at LaSalle HS, which won 3 straight out of the gate before dropping one to Mount Pleasant on Friday night.  With junior gunner Tom Hunt and a talented supporting cast, LaSalle will be right there in the thick of it...Other Rhode Island D1 teams to keep an eye on are Mt Pleasant HS, Cranston East HS, and Coventry HS...In terms of the Division Two Ocean State Cup, the clear-cut favorite can be found at North Providence HS, where Rob Hazard and Austin Bemmelen combine to form the top back-court in the state.  North Providence is out to a 3-0 start, with both Hazard and Bemmelen averaging 20+ ppg...In Division Three, the favorite for the Cup looks to be a Prout HS ball-club which is out to a 4-0 start behind 25ppg from Erik Remieka.  Another contender is a Johnston HS ball-club that has begun 2-0 behind 19ppg from Ryan Anderson and 16.5ppg from Evan Hopson.

Stay tuned as we keep an eye on the Cup Pursuits.  To keep your finger on the Rhode Island high school basketball pulse, check out...

MIAA EMASS D1 Top 20 - Updated

Steve Haladyna: Scored his 1000th on Friday Night's SJP win
MIAA EMASS D1 Top 20 - Updated 12/25/11
1) St John's Prep (3-0) *Update - Overcame a slow start to knock off a scrappy Andover squad.  Big test this week against New Mission in the BABC Holiday Classic.

2) Catholic Memorial (4-0) *Update - Another easy win for CM against Franklin.  The Knights play in the Garden City Holiday Classic later this week with Lexington, NN, and NS.

3) Central Catholic (3-0) - Rick Nault's team is right there at the top led by senior pit-bull guard Luis Puello.

4) East Boston (2-1) - Huge win at home last Tuesday over Charlestown for Malcolm Smith's squad.  Zach Gattereau, who had 24 against the Townies, looks to be on the verge of City League Stardom.

5) Charlestown (3-1) - Suffered a set-back on Tuesday night at Eastie, they'll bounce back and begin their ascent back up the mountain.

6) Newton North (2-0) - Year in and year out, Paul Connolly is a master of getting the most out of his team.  This year should be no different, and the Tigers have a nice combination of veteran and rookie talent.

7) Acton-Boxborough (3-0) *Update - Big win against BC vaults the undefeated Colonials into the Top 10.

8) New Bedford (2-0) - Needed OT to get a win against St Bernard's out of Central Mass.  The Whalers have one of the state's top duos in Jonathan Fortes and Steve Wynn.

9) Brookline (2-1) - B-Line looks ready to make a run behind sophomore floor general EJ Rogers and an athletic supporting cast.

10) Mansfield (2-0) - Big win for Mike Vaughn's squad over Jake Layman and King Philip also those in the "know" weren't "stunned."

11) BC High (2-2) *Update - Loss to A-B drops BCH out of the Top 10 for now.
 
12) Lynn English (2-1) - Keandre Stanton is one the top players in the state; however, red flags were raised in Lynn after the Bulldogs dropped one to Beverly.

13) Brockton (2-1) - If the Boxers can get everyone on the same page, they certainly have the talent to make a run at the Cup. 

14) Needham (2-1) - Well-rounded ball-club has one of the best coaching staffs around with Head Coach Paul Liner and a top-notch AC in former Wellesley HS Head Coach Mike Reidy.

15) Boston Latin (4-1) *Update - Statement win against Westford vaults Latin into the Top 20.  Only loss to A-B.

16) Weymouth (2-0) - Senior lead guard Damien Lugay busted out for 36 in the Wildcats' opening night OT win over Natick.

17) Lawrence (2-0) - The Lancers are off to a nice start.  Look out for sophomore forward Roberto Speing.

18) Madison Park (3-0) - Dennis Wilson's ball-club is out of the gates 2-0.  We'll see what they got on the other side of the New Year's Ball.

19) Andover (2-0) - The 1-2 front-court punch of junior Sam Dowden and senior James Costello will lead Dave Fazio's club to a lot of wins.

20) Westford Academy (4-1) *Update - Set-back to Boston Latin drops the Grey Ghosts five spots.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

@Mr_UpperClass with a Nerlens 'Thoughtpiece'

Tiblanc TV's take on Nerlens Noel thru the lens

State of the Union Address: MIAA Central Mass

Matt Mobley: Makin' name for himself
Central Mass Super Seven headin' into Christmas
(With input from Guru Chris Bradley)

1) Holy Name (4-0) - Senior scoring guard Tyler Delorey and Holy Name have sprinted away from the pack early with 4 straight wins to start the season. Impressive victories over Eastie & Whitinsville Christian.

2) St. Peter-Marian (3-1) - Senior combo guard Matt Mobley in one of the top athletes in the State and SPM has some nice pieces around him.

3) St John’s (Shrewsbury) (3-1) - Lost their opener to Brockton, but Matt Palecki and Kenny Harrington have led SJS back with 3 straight wins as they ready for their 2012 Cup Run.


4) Fitchburg (1-0) - The under-the-radar senior duo of speed-demon guard Quinton Perkins and strong-bodied swing-man Abi Akanni has Fitchburg ready for a serious run.

5) Milford (3-0) - Nice start for the home of Mass Little League Heaven.  Big opening night win at Wellesley.

6) Wachusett (5-0) - Nice 5-game winning streak to start the season with work-horse big Tim Sheridan leading the way.
 
7) Whitinsville Christian (1-1) - Junior lead guard Colin Richey leads a no-nonsense D3 contender out on the trail.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tiltonius Highlights from FLA

Wayne Selden & Nerlens Noel featured on the big-screen by JMBasketballVideos.com

State of the Union Address: MIAA EMASS D2

Aaron Calixte has the Orange n' Black on the hunt
MIAA D2 Dirty-Dozen headin' into Christmas
1) New Mission (3-0) - Damion Smith has transferred in to New Mission HS from La Lumiere Prep in Indiana.  When and if he puts on a Titans uniform, it'll be awfully tough to keep them from the top spot, but even without, New Mission is the fastest team in the state and they are the no-nonsense favorite for the Cup.

2) Stoughton (3-0) - Aaron Calixte leads a dangerous stable of Stoughton guards out onto the Trail towards the Cup.

3) King Philip (1-1) - They have the State's top player in Jake Layman and an able-bodied lieutenant in pogo-stick forward Tykei Hallman. 

4) North Andover (1-0) - In one of the most basketball-crazed towns in Eastern Mass, the Canucks have their best squads in recent memory.

5) Wellesley (2-1) - The Raiders dropped their opener to Milford before responding with two blow-out wins.  They'll get the chance to return the favor to Milford tomorrow as they play the 2nd of a home & home.

6) Brighton (3-0) - Malik James has led Hugh Coleman's squad out to a 3-0 City League start. 

7) Wakefield (2-0) - Upstart squad out of the gates with 2 W's.  The Wake's got a good one in freshman Bruce Brown. 

8) Melrose (2-0) - Sophomore sensation Jalen Adams and his mates are 2-0 and have Mel-Town buzzin'.

9) Reading (1-1) - Kenny Reed and Jerry Ellis-Williams form a dangerous inside-outside combination for the Rockets. 

10) Oliver Ames (2-0) - Nick Bruha and his crew has Easton talkin'. 

11) Beverly (2-1) - In the upset of the year thus far, Beverly knocked off Lynn English earlier this week and in one motion declared themselves in on the hunt for the Cup. 

12) Belmont (2-0) - Up to their winning ways again with a 2-0 start, we'll see what happens once they get into the meat of their schedule.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

State of the Union Address: MIAA EMASS D1

Mike Carbone: Sean Connolly's Mr. Clutch
MIAA EMASS D1 Top 20 headin' into Christmas
1) St John's Prep (2-0) - The experienced duo of Steve Haladyna and Mike Carbone put the Prep on top of a currently cluttered MIAA Eastern Mass Top Floor. 

2) Catholic Memorial (3-0) - Impressive win over St Peter Marian at the Basketbull Catholic Showcase.  Matt Droney should have been on some preseason All-State teams.

3) Central Catholic (2-0) - Rick Nault's team is right there at the top led by senior pit-bull guard Luis Puello.

4) East Boston (3-1) - Huge win at home on Tuesday over Charlestown for Malcolm Smith's squad.  Zach Gattereau, who had 24 against the Townies, looks to be on the verge of City League Stardom.

5) Charlestown (2-1) - Suffered a set-back on Tuesday night at Eastie, they'll bounce back and begin their ascent back up the mountain.

6) Newton North (2-0) - Year in and year out, Paul Connolly is a master of getting the most out of his team.  This year should be no different, and the Tigers have a nice combination of veteran and rookie talent. 

7) BC High (2-1) - Two nice wins over Brockton and Brookline, one loss to Charlestown.  Jameilen Jones leadin' the Bill Loughnane Attack. 

8) New Bedford (2-0) - Needed OT to get a win against St Bernard's out of Central Mass.  The Whalers have one of the state's top duos in Jonathan Fortes and Steve Wynn.

9) Brookline (2-1) - B-Line looks ready to make a run behind sophomore floor general EJ Rogers and an athletic supporting cast.

10) Acton-Boxborough (2-0) - Seniors Joey Flannery and Kevin LaFrancis give the Colonials the top tandem in the Dual County. 

11) Mansfield (2-0) - Big win for Mike Vaughn's squad over Jake Layman and King Philip also those in the "know" weren't "stunned."

12) Lynn English (2-1) - Keandre Stanton is one the top players in the state; however, red flags were raised in Lynn after the Bulldogs dropped one to Beverly.

13) Brockton (2-1) - If the Boxers can get everyone on the same page, they certainly have the talent to make a run at the Cup. 

14) Needham (2-1) - Well-rounded ball-club has one of the best coaching staffs around with Head Coach Paul Liner and a top-notch AC in former Wellesley HS Head Coach Mike Reidy.

15) Lexington (2-1) - The tallest and longest squad in Eastern Mass will get better quickly and should be dangerous when they get into their groove. 

16) Westford Academy (4-0) - The Grey Ghosts are the first Eastern Mass team to reach the 4-win plateau. 

17) Weymouth (2-0) - Senior lead guard Damien Lugay busted out for 36 in the Wildcats' opening night OT win over Natick.

18) Lawrence (2-0) - The Lancers are off to a nice start.  Look out for sophomore forward Roberto Speing.

19) Madison Park (2-0) - Dennis Wilson's ball-club is out of the gates 2-0.  We'll see what they got on the other side of the New Year's Ball.

20) Andover (2-0) - The 1-2 front-court punch of junior Sam Dowden and senior James Costello will lead Dave Fazio's club to a lot of wins.

The Legend of Goodluck Okonoboh

The Goodluck Flow dropped from the penthouse by Ballas TV

TJ Warren's New England Album

Ballas TV out the work-shop with a TJ Warren Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

City of Palms Classic: Tilton + WMA

Jaylen Brantley has a knack for Florida Magic
 Black&Gold Inner-Squad Scrimmage
- Up here in The Colony, we are all stuck battling our first real crippling cold stretch of the winter; however, there are a couple of New England squads who escaped the cold by sneakin' down to FLA to compete in the City of Palms Classic.  On Monday afternoon, Wilbraham & Monson went up against Urspringschule out of Germany in their first round game and came away with a 60-59 win thanks to the heroics of Jaylen Brantley, who had 21 for the game and hit a tear-dropper in the lane with under 2 seconds remaining to give the now 8-2 Titans the win...Later on Monday, Tilton played their 1st-Rounder against a Friends Central HS team out of Philly featuring ESPN #24 ranked senior Amile Jefferson.  It was wasn't pretty, as Tilton gave Friends an 80-50 thirty-piece-McNugget.  Leading the way for the now 9-2 Rams was Nerlens Noel, who had 9 points and 17 rebounds, and Georges Niang, who led the scoring with 20...With both New England squads earning first-round wins, the City of Palms Table has been set for a 2nd-Round show-down between WMA and Tilton tonight in Florida.  Heard some of the guys on those teams know each other...Stay Tuned. 

State of the Union Address: NEPSAC Class B

Aaron Davis has led Brooks out to a hot start

Class B Top 6 headin' into Christmas

1) Beaver Country Day (5-0) - So far, so good for Juan Figeura's squad as they head to St Nick's on the no-loss party bus.  They'll next be in action at the Roxbury Latin Holiday Tourney next week. 

2) Brooks School (6-0) - The veteran trio of Anthony Barry, Aaron Davis, and Connor Mahoney makes Brooks a favorite. 

3) Canterbury (4-2) - Princeton-bound 7-foot center Edo Lawrence gives Castle Canterbury Class B's premier anchor. 

4) Rivers (3-3) - When Andrew Mirken's well-balanced squad is clicking, they are a headache for the opposition. 

5) Suffield (3-3) - As Jeff Depelteau's ball-club gels, they could emerge as a contender as the season goes along. 

6) Roxbury Latin (2-0) - Sophomore point guard Patrick Benzan has led Tony Texiera's club out to a 2-0 start.  They'll sing their carols before hosting their tournament the Wednesday and Thursday after Xmas.



City of Palms Classic Highlights

- Kyle Stanton drops Tilton highlights from yesterday at the City of Palms Classic. Vicious Selden alley-oop.

Monday, December 19, 2011

State of the Union Address: NEPSAC A

Connor Green: Dangerous weapon for Exeter
Class A Top 8 headin' into Christmas 
1) Philips Exeter (7-0) - The only NEPSAC Class A team to enter the holiday break undefeated.  The duo of Connor Green and Chris Braley has been impressive thus far.

2) Choate Academy (5-1) - The tactical back-court trio of John Papale, Shane McLaughlin, & Peter Weston makes this squad very dangerous.

3) Salisbury (5-2) - The interior duo of Chris McCullough + Samuel Dingba combined with the back-court of Ryan Frazier and Brandon Headley makes Salisbury a Class A Force heading into 2012.

4) Tabor Academy (5-3) - As this squad meshes going into the new year, they will be right in the thick of things in the Class A Cave.

5) St Paul's (5-3) - Nice 1-2 punch w/Harrison Taggart & Tarik Smith

6) Taft School (3-3) - Nice 1-2 punch with Matt Daley and Kade Kager


7) Milton Academy (4-4) - Solid back-court with a nice anchor and athleticism on the wing...Do they have enough scoring?

8) Philips Andover (3-4) - Nice 1-2 punch with Ryan Hartung and Thomas Palleschi.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

State of the Union Address: NEPSAC AA+

Tilton comfortable on top of Mount AA - Photo: Five-Star
AA+ Independents Top 10 headin' into Christmas  
1) Tilton (8-2) After defeating St Marks on Friday, Tilton ran away from Hotchkiss on Saturday behind 30 from Georges Niang, 18 from Goodluck Okonoboh, and 14 from Wayne Selden.  Through ten games, this team has been as good as advertised and the jury is still out about whether anyone in Class AA will be able to challenge the Rams.

2) St Marks (6-1) - Kaleb Tarczewski led the way with 29 and Nick Stauskas added 19 as St Marks rebounded from a loss to Tilton on Friday to take down Vermont Academy by a score of 72-56.  St Marks heads into the holidays with a record of 6-1.  They'll get another chance at Tilton down the line...

3) Cushing Academy (7-0) - Head Coach Barry Connors has seen his club pass every test thus far this season.  The egg nog will taste good for the Penguins through the holidays, then, the tests will continue when the calendar flips.

4) Marianapolis (6-1) - With their only defeat coming against a high-powered Bridgton squad, Marianapolis is a physical club that will be a handful on the other side of the New Year's Ball.

5) Vermont Academy (5-3) - Not very deep, especially down-low, but if their 1st 7 can cohesively gel, they have the talent to play with anyone.

6) Wilbraham & Monson (7-2) - Jaylen Brantley seems to have the Titans Machine humming going into break.  Does WMA have enough down-low to contend with the Double-A Top Dogs??  We shall see...

7) St Andrews (6-2) - Looked good this weekend sweeping two games at their holiday tourney.  If they can get consistent scoring production for the wings, they can compete at the top.

8) Putnam Science Academy (6-3) - Shaun Lawton is probably the breakout player of the year so far in New England.  On Saturday, he continued his early season surge with 29 points to lead the Mustangs to a big 60-56 win over South Kent.

9) Worcester Academy (4-4) - Rene Castro has been outstanding early on..Jamie Sullivan's squad should be dangerous as the roster meshes.

10) Kimball Union (8-2) - They have a tough interior combination in Abdul Malik-Abu + Jesse Chuku and a nice stable of wings, but does KUA have enough in the back-court to get it done in the dense forest?

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State of the Union Address: NEPSAC AAA+

Steven Adams: New Zealander finna shake things up in the Colony
AAA+ Independents Top 8 headin' into Christmas
1) Brewster Academy (10-0) - The #1 ranked team in the Five-Star Top 25 has passed all tests thus far this Winter.  They head into 2012 as King of the Mountain and by the way, mark your calendars, Brewster vs Tilton on ESPN on January 15th at the HoopHall at 4pm.

2) Northfield Mount Hermon (10-0) - Another AAA team that heads into Santa Land undefeated is John Carroll's ball-club at Northfield Mt Hermon, which is now 7-0.  The Hoggers should without question be in the Five-Star Top 25.  The reason they are one of the top teams in the country is the same reason that 12 seeds beat 5 seeds year in and year out in the 1st Round the Big Dance.

3) St Thomas More (9-0) - STM won two more games this week over MCI and the Robinson School to go into the weekend 9-0.  Led by combo guard AJ English, the Chancellors are definitely the surprise AAA team of the season thus far.

4) New Hampton (10-2) - New Hampton has now won five straight after they took the Chip at the Hill School Tournament this weekend.  As Pete Hutchins' young squad gels heading into the Mayan Jungle, they will be a dangerous tribe come trophy-time in March.

5) *(Ind) Notre Dame Prep (10-5) - Head Coach Ryan Hurd has a terrific three-headed back-court monster of Adonis Filer, Sam Cassell Jr, and Myles Davis.  Now, we wait for Mr. New Zealand and see where the chips fall.

6) South Kent (5-4) - After an impressive 5-0 start which vaulted them all the way up to #8 in the Five-Star Top 25, SK has now lost 4 in a row.  Can they regroup in 2012?

7) Bridgton Academy (6-2) - According to their schedule, the Bridg is currently wrapping up the 2011 portion of their season up at the Sun Youth Invitational in Quebec.  They've shown as one New England's most dangerous squads early on: however, with Amir Garrett heading to St Johns for 2nd semester, that certainly changes things a bit in terms of firepower.

8) *(Ind) Lee Academy (15-5) - Another squad up in Montreal at the Sun Youth...This club is hard-nosed and deep and they will keep comin' at teams all winter.  Kiefer Douse & Drew Crudup have impressed to date.

Kaleb Joseph Kung-Fu Mix

Derek Malloy drops KJ's debut mix  - #2eZ

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Prep Recap

Kamali Bey looks to be regaining his form for WMA
St Andrews Holiday Classic
- In July, the back-court of Jaylen Brantley and Rene Castro guided BABC to the biggest Chip of Live-July in the Peach Jam EYBL Championship.  Well, yesterday, the summertime co-pilots went head to head as Castro's Worcester Academy squad took on Brantley and Wilbraham & Monson in the opening game of the St Andrews Holiday Classic.  WMA came away with a 67-57 victory, with Brantley leading the way with 17 points + 11 dimes.  Kamali Bey added 16 and freshman Marcel Pettway pitchred in with 15.  For Worcester, Castro led all scorers with 28 and sophomore Matt Cimino had 13.  WMA now 6-2, while Worcester is 3-4...In a big-time showdown yesterday afternoon between Tilton and St Marks, the defending champs cruised to a 71-55 victory to retain the Class AA Belt.  Things looked good for St Marks early as Kaleb Tarczewski scored the ball in the post and was able to draw 3 three questionable foul calls on Nerlens Noel which sent Noel to the Tilton bench mid-way through the 1st half.  For St Marks, this seemed an opportunity to take advantage, but Tilton hung tough and maintained around a 10 point first half lead before taking a 37-27 advantage into the break.  The second half was all Tilton from jump street as their lead grew from the 10-point to the 20-point plateau five minutes into the frame and that's basically where the lead remained until the horn sounded with Tilton winning by a final of 71-55.  For Tilton, now 7-2, Georges Niang led the way with 25 while Wayne Selden had 22.  For St Marks, Tarczewski had 22 and Nick Stauskas had 15...Putnam Science defeated South Kent by a score of 60-56 in a contest in which Shaun Lawton led the march with 29.  South Kent is now 5-4 after having lost four straight following their win over Tilton a few weekends ago...St Andrews had no problems handling a Hotchkiss ball-club that was playing without sophomore guard Makai Mason (broken finger) and junior power forward Austin Colbert (concussion.)  St A's  won by 20+ points behind 20 points from senior Tom Garrick and a dozen apiece from sophomores Bonzie Colson and Henry Bolton...Beaver Country Day remained undefeated by beating Suffield 62-57 in the final of the Beaver Holiday Tournament...Salisbury is now 5-1 after winning 68-36 against Loomis Chaffe in the championship of the Bob Southall Classic behind 15 & 14 from Samuel Dingba and Chris McCullough...Also, Marianapolis blew out Holderness 60-34 to move to 5-1, Vermont Academy cruised over Brimmer & May to bring their record to 6-2, and Cushing remained undefeated (6-0) with an easy victory over Christian Heritage. Stay tuned for lots of action today.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

East Boston Preview

Zach Gattereau: Ready to emerge as a force?
Ba Ba Ba Eastie and the Jetsss
- In addition to Charlestown, another Boston City League team looking to make a Massachusetts D1 run is Malcolm Smith's ball-club at East Boston HS.  The Jets will be led by an athletic front-court of juniors in Will March, a talented 6'5 combo forward who is just beginning to come into his own, Zach Gattereau, a long, athletic 6'5 versatility specialist, and Kenny Ramos, a long, athletic wing with the ability to score in a variety of ways.  And in the back-court, Eastie will roll with the senior combination of speed-demon guard Pat Santos and strong-bodied combo guard Algeno Jean....Note: Eastie opened their season tonight with a 62-19 blow-out win over Boston Latin Academy.

Ketchup Notebook

Markus Neale: 34 points in Westie's opening-night win
Weekly Catch-Up Notebook
- Putnam Science has split two games this week, winning 81-60 on Monday against Hyde and falling to Winchendon yesterday by a score of 67-60 in a game in which Dayshon Smith went for 31. Putnam is now 5-3 on the season while Winchendon improves to 2-7....Salisbury scored a 54-51 comeback win over Kimball Union yesterday to improve to 3-2 on the season. Brandon Hedley led the way with 23 for Jeff Ruskin's club while Jesse Chuku led KUA with 16.  Salisbury moves to 3-1 while KUA falls to 5-2...Behind 26 points from Arizona-bound Kaleb Tarczewski, St Marks cruised out to 5-0 on the season with a 65-40 road win over Lawrence Academy on Wednesday. Big showdown tomorrow for Dave Lubick's squad as they'll face Tilton in a big-time AA showdown tomorrow at the St Andrews Invitational in Rhode Island.  Roxbury Latin is off to a 2-0 start to the season behind a hot hand from sophomore floor general Patrick Benzan, who has averaged 18 points and 9 assists through two games..In MIAA action, sophomore guard Markus Neale erupted for 34 points in Westie's opening night win over Dorchester...Also in the Boston City League, New Mission began their D2 Mass State Title Defense with an 83-25 trouncing of Burke...Catholic Memorial opened up shop on Tuesday night with a 86-59 trouncing of Woburn..Out in Central Mass, senior guard Tyler Delorey scored 25 points to lead Holy Name to a 75-41 trouncing of Westborough HS.

 

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