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
Sean Dorcaster, G, Medford: Sean is a solid off guard with the ability to shoot off the dribble or drive strong to the basket. He was able to score in a variety of ways and almost willed his team to
victory against eventual champions New Mission. The colleges in attendance had a close eye on him as we expect Sean to be one of the top players in the GBL this season.
Sam Dowden, G/F, Andover: Sam has improved dramatically since his freshmen year and may be one of the hardest working players in the state. His strong build and knockdown shooting ability make him
a nice college prospect and a nightmare for coaches in the MVC.
Shaquan Murray, G, New Mission: Although backcourt mate Greg Bridges gets alot of the attention, Murray was the most consistent guard for the Titans at the shootout. He plays with a controlled aggressiveness and has an uncanny ability to get to the basket. His key baskets in the semi-final game allowed New Mission to break away from a pesky Arlington Catholic team.
Alex Sugarman, C,
Concord-Carlisle: Alex had a great shootout and was the key to C-C's run to the finals. He looks to still be a work in progress, but he has nice touch around the basket and runs the floor well. If he can stay on the floor and avoid foul
trouble, C-C will be one of the contenders in the DCL this
Matt Woods, G, Arlington Catholic:
Probably the most underrated player at the shootout, Woods showed a complete game last Saturday. He hit threes, pull-up jump shots, posted up smaller guards, and defended players at all positions. He is continuing to improve his game and by season's end could be a prospect worthy of many colleges' attention.
Kyle Foote, G,
Greg Bridges, G, New
Juwan Gooding, G, New Mission
Taylor, F, Concord-Carlisle
Jamir Henderson, G, Concord-Carlisle
A great day of high school basketball Saturday Sep. 8th, was capped off by an
exciting final in which New Mission defeated an underrated Concord-Carlisle
squad. New Mission was paced by the guard play of Greg Bridges, Juwan Gooding,
and Shaquan Murray while C-C's inside duo of Alex Sugarman and Blaine Taylor
kept them in the game. The Titans regain their title after falling to SJP last
year and look to be a force again in the D2 North. Final scores of each game is
Acton-Boxborough 41 vs.
Arlington Catholic 43
Andover 55 vs. Medford 52
Medford 45 vs. New
Arlington Catholic 46 vs. Concord-Carlisle 51
vs. New Mission 43
Acton-Boxborough 37 vs. Concord Carlisle
Catholic 49 vs. Medford 45
Andover 59 vs. Acton-Boxborough
Concord-Carlisle 55 vs. Andover 40
Mission 61 vs. Arlington Catholic 45
New Mission 51
vs. Concord-Carlisle 46
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