Since 2010, we have held our High School Boys Fall Shootout at Medford High School and New Mission has attended each one. With good reason as the Titans captured their third shootout title by defeating a gutsy Medford team 59-46.
This year's version of Coach Cory McCarthy's squad features the usual senior leadership with scoring guard Shaquan Murray and versatile bigs Asante Sandiford and Fred Rivers Jr, but there are a lot more youngsters in the mix. The youth proved to be the key to the shootout as the Titans were able to wear teams down with their quickness and pressure defense, averaging twenty-four points off turnovers in their five games.
Not indicative of the final score was the fight put up by the host Medford in the championship. The Mustangs were very impressive throughout the day, losing their first game in pool play, but then running off three consecutive impressive wins over Whitinsville Christian, Conc0rd-Carlisle, and a one point come back win over Andover. However, Medford expended a lot of energy once they got to the final and just ran out of gas against the Titans.
Thanks to all the participants, fans, and college coaches in attendance and we look forward to the fifth installment of this event next fall.
Round Robin play
Acton-Boxborough 36 Medford 31
New Mission 48 Whitinsville Christian 31
Andover 37 Concord-Carlisle 29
Swampscott 34 Hudson 20
New Mission 54 Acton-Boxborough 19
Medford 47 Whitinsville Christian 44
Concord-Carlisle 41 Swampscott 38
Andover 45 Hudson 23
New Mission 68 Hudson 39
Acton-Boxborough 52 Swampscott 47
Medford 39 Concord-Carlisle 27
Andover 51 Whitinsville Christian 43
New Mission 79 Acton-Boxborough 30
Medford 41 Andover 40
New Mission 59 Medford 46
Shaquan Murray, Senior, Guard - New Mission
Asante Sandiford, Senior, Forward - New Mission
Fred Rivers Jr., Senior, Forward - New Mission
Gerrard Jean-Legerd, Senior, Guard - Medford
Darnell Richardson, Junior, Guard - Medford
Alex Boyd, Senior, Center - Acton-Boxborough
Jamir Henderson, Senior, Point Guard - Concord-Carlisle
Connor Merinder, Junior, Forward - Andover
Chad Nelson, Senior, Center - Swampscott
Richie Santos, Senior, Guard - Whitinsville Christian
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