Despite missing some key pieces to this year's team at the event, Andover withstood a furious rally from Whitinsville Christian to capture the second installment of our Fall Shootout in Kingston, MA. The 51-47 final was keyed by guards Chris Dunn and Max Silveira who combined for 36 points and a suffocating
team defense that was consistent throughout the tourney. Whitinsville Christian was led by Grant Brown, Richie Santos, and Tim Dufficy (combined 38 points), but they just couldn't make enough shots down the stretch to overtake Andover.
Round Robin Results
Andover 52 v. Whitinsville Christian 39
Concord-Carlisle 49 v. Framingham 45
Weymouth 46 v. Wachusett 49
Quabbin 42 v. Framingham 43
Whitinsville Christian 48 v. Wachusett 32
Quabbin 48 v. Concord-Carlisle 41
Andover 54 v. Weymouth 48
Wachusett 55 v. Framingham 41
Whitinsville Christian 41 v. Concord-Carlisle 37
Weymouth 48 v. Quabbin 47
Andover 61 v. Wachusett 52
Whitinsville Christian 64 v. Weymouth 63
Andover 51 v. Whitinsville Christian 47
Tim Dufficy, G, WCS - The sharpshooting guard has great extension on his jump shot and can score in bunches. He brought back WCS from the dead in the semi-finals versus Weymouth in which he scored eight straight to force overtime and made the first basket in the extra period.
Chris Dunn, G, Andover - Instant offense for the Golden Warriors, Chris will be a key component to their team success this season. Defenses have to respect his three-point shooting ability and he has enough
athletic ability to attack the rim if driven off the arc.
Ryan Jones, F, Weymouth - Has the skills of a guard, but the mentality and physicality of a power forward. A nasty rebounder and finisher around the basket, Ryan will be one of the better players in the Bay State League this year.
Max Silveira, G, Andover - Max is great attacking the rim and he seems to always make the right decision at the point. He can shoot the three, but is definitely more comfortable in the painted area. Defensively he is tough as nails and is willing to guard anyone.
Jesse Maresca, G, Wachusett - Jesse was knocking shots down all day and he did a super job getting out on the break. In probably the best game of the day, he led his team over Weymouth by scoring 16 points, with a majority coming in the second half and at critical moments.
Grant Brown, F, WCS
Connor Deegan, G, Weymouth
Nathan Duda, G/F, Framingham
Mitch Granese, G, Quabbin
Richie Santos, G, WCS
Alex Sugarman, C, Concord-Carlisle
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