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(Byfield MA) Amesbury got double/doubles from Cam Keliher and Nick Marden tonight.
That was more than enough to defeat Triton, 70-51, in Cape Ann League action.
This game was close for a half, with the Indians only slightly ahead (29-28) at the intermission.
The Indians (3-2) dominated the second half.
“The kids battled the entire game,” said Amesbury coach Tom Comeau afterwards.
“We wanted to spread them out and battle inside,” Coach Comeau added. “They’re a big physical team.”
Nick Marden (11 points/13 rebounds) was impressive for Amesbury. “He’s a beast inside,” said Coach Comeau.
Endicott commit Cam Keliher (20 points/10 rebounds) handled the ball well and registered eight points in the final quarter as the Indians built their lead.
In the third quarter it was Matt Welch (18 points) getting nine of those points as Amesbury put a lead together.
“Matt continues to go to the basket and cause havoc inside,” said Coach Comeau.
“I thought we started out good in the first half but the game got away from us in the second half,” explained Triton’s Dylan Wilkinson post-game. “We did our best. Cam (Keliher) is a tough one to guard.”
Cam said afterwards that the team came into the game confident. “We had beaten Georgetown before the break. We knew it would be tough here. We hadn’t beaten them here in something like ten years.”
The keys to the win according to Cam were “we pushed the ball and played good defense.”
The Amesbury rebounding impressed Triton coach Ted Schruender. “Amesbury killed us in rebounding,” he said. “We also lost our composure in the second half.”
“Our pressure helped wear them down in the second half,” said Coach Comeau.
I was impressed with the way Amesbury shared the ball. “These kids have played together for a long time,” said Coach Comeau. “They trust each other.”
Coach Schruender: “Cam is a great player. He’s also a classy, classy kid.”
Griff Dupuis and Quintin McHale led Triton with fourteen points each. Griff connected four times from long range.
Dylan Wilkinson made three 3’s and reached eleven points for the (2-3) Vikings.
Dylan told me that he plans to go to college and hopes to walk-on for a chance to play basketball.
Amesbury 18 11 22 21 = 70
Triton 10 18 15 8 = 51
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