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Cam Armand (22) and Corey Parsons (21) lead Triton past Ipswich 56-40

Cam Armand (22 points) made seventeen free throws

Cam Armand (22 points) made seventeen free throws

Corey Parsons (21 points) had twelve points in the first quarter

Corey Parsons (21 points) had twelve points in the first quarter

Pat Flaherty had ten points in the Ipswich rally in the second half

Pat Flaherty had ten points in the Ipswich rally in the second half

(Byfield MA) “What are you trying to do, break in a new whistle?” yelled one of the frustrated Ipswich spectators.

Triton defeated Ipswich, 56-40, on Monday night in a game in which forty-two fouls were called and sixty-three foul shots taken.

The Vikings (5-6) proved to be the much better free throw shooters and that played a big part in carrying them to their fourth straight win.

Seniors Cam Armand (22 points) and Corey Parsons (21 points) had exceptional games for the winners. Cam made 17-of-22 free throws in the second half while Corey tallied twelve points in the first quarter to drive Triton to a 17-6 start.

Ipswich (2-7) couldn’t make shots from anywhere and trailed, 37-18, with 4+ minutes left in the third quarter.

That bad shooting never changed but the ferocity of the Tigers defense did. Over the next 7+ minutes of playing time Ipswich trapped, gambled, and forced ten Triton turnovers and closed to 43-37 with five minutes left in the game. Freshman Pat Flaherty had ten points in the Tigers run to contention.

Cam Armand moves into the lane

Cam Armand moves into the lane

The rest of the way the Vikings made sure that the ball was in senior Cam Armand’s hands most of the time. Why? The young man can shoot free throws. Cam drained 10-of-12 in the final five minutes to keep the visitors from getting any closer.

The Tigers dropped their fifth straight. Their shooting was downright scary! I don’t know what they shot from the field but my stats had them making only eight of twenty-nine free throws. In one section of the second half they missed nine straight.

Triton, despite the win, has to face the reality of twenty-six turnovers. Those empty possessions didn’t hurt them against cold-shooting Ipswich but it might against teams ahead.

Ipswich trailed the entire game.

Fifth win of the season for the Vikings

Fifth win of the season for the Vikings

It was a special win for the Vikings because this was their fifth win with a lot of season left to go. Last year Triton won just four games all season. They are surely improved.

The Tigers’ Pat Flaherty cashed a rebound as he was falling backwards. Later, he got away with inbounding the ball off the back of a Triton player and laying it in.

IHS coach Alan Laroche and guard Jake Long were assessed technical fouls in the third quarter. Every foul called, and there were plenty, seemed to arouse the ire of the team it was called against.

This was a game in which there were many fouls committed. Both teams defended with passion but there was way too much reaching in the open court. Those fouls have to be called.

The referees were several minutes late for the second half.

Jake Long sees a rare opening

Jake Long sees a rare opening

Tough night for Jake Long. I saw the IHS junior nail six 3’s on the way to a 24-point performance versus Newburyport on Friday night. Jake was limited to five points by Triton.

The Tigers look to break their losing streak on Friday night when they host Pentucket. The Vikings will be a Manchester-Essex on the same night hoping to add to their four-game winning streak.

Triton boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

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Action around the basket

Action around the basket

Referee identifies the guilty party

Referee identifies the guilty party

Cam Armand shoots technical foul shots

Cam Armand shoots technical foul shots

Freshman Pat Flaherty

Freshman Pat Flaherty

Corey Parsons followed by Pat Flaherty

Corey Parsons followed by Pat Flaherty

opening tip

opening tip

Conor Henry blocks Alex Kujlic

Conor Henry blocks Alex Kujlic

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Triton boys defeat non-league Shawsheen 63-40

Cam Armand (13 points) gets out front

Cam Armand (13 points) gets out front

Nick Venora led all scorers with fourteen points

Nick Venora led all scorers with fourteen points

(Byfield MA) Triton finally found happiness in the New Year with a 63-40 victory over Shawsheen in non-league action on Wednesday night.

Both teams entered the contest winless in two attempts in 2015.

Shawsheen (2-3) stayed close for a quarter and even had a 14-12 edge 1+ minutes into the second quarter but after that Triton’s long-range accuracy enabled them to pull away for good.

The Vikings (2-6) drained nine long ones.  The Rams clicked twice from beyond the arc (Sean Hines) in the first period but came up empty thereafter.

Cam Armand (13 points) connected three times for Triton from downtown.  Cam’s first of two three’s in the 2nd quarter put the home team in front for good.  Cam’s second three ended the first half putting Triton up 26-18.

Sean Hines had eight points for the Rams in the first quarter

Sean Hines had eight points for the Rams in the first quarter

The team from Billerica was still within comeback range trailing 44-34 with a minute left in the 3rd quarter.  However, Triton put a 10-1 segment together over the next five minutes of playing time into the final quarter and gained separation, 54-35.  Eric Rybicki had two three’s to pace the Vikings in that run of good offense.

Coach Dave Clay used everyone on his bench.  There was no noticeable dropoff in hustle no matter who was playing.

Senior Nick Venora led all scorers with fourteen points.

Ellsworth Rogers now has the cast off his arm.  He is hoping to return to action for Triton later in January.

Corey Parsons tries the lane

Corey Parsons tries the lane

Shawsheen are Division 3 and play in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference.  The Rams were 6-14 last season.  Their next game will be against CAC opponent Chelsea at home on Friday night (7PM).

Triton, from the Cape Ann League, faces undefeated CAL opponent Lynnfield (8-0) at home on Friday night (6:30PM).
Triton had seventeen turnovers while Shawsheen had sixteen.

Triton box

Shawsheen box

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Nick Venora surrounded by Ryan Donnell (35) and Connor Macloud (33)

Nick Venora surrounded by Ryan Donnell (35) and Connor Macloud (33)

Cam Armand and Pat DeCourcey

Cam Armand and Pat DeCourcey

Pat DeCourcey defended by Eric Rybicki and Cam Armand

Pat DeCourcey defended by Eric Rybicki and Cam Armand

Curtis Lanphear dials long distance in the closing minute

Curtis Lanphear dials long distance in the closing minute

Colin Brennan eyes the hoop

Colin Brennan eyes the hoop

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Hamilton-Wenham rallies to defeat Triton 51-44 in season opener

Max Zegarowski (14 points) defends Nick Venora (12 points)

Max Zegarowski (14 points) defends Nick Venora (12 points)

Nolan Wilson (15 points) gave Triton trouble inside

Nolan Wilson (15 points) gave Triton trouble inside

(Byfield MA) Hamilton-Wenham went down by eleven in the first quarter but rallied back to defeat Triton, 51-44, in the season opener for both squads in the Cape Ann League on Tuesday night.

The Vikings shot well early and played the Generals even in the second half but had a nightmare segment in between.  Triton went from a 15-4 lead in the first quarter to a 29-17 deficit in the third quarter during just under twelve minutes of playing time.  Nine Vikings’ turnovers played a big part in the lengthy drought.

Newcomer Nolan Wilson (transfer from Landmark) paced HW with fifteen points.  Nolan is 6-5 and at least 200 pounds and Triton (with 6-4 Ellsworth Rogers injured) had trouble matching up.  The Generals seemed to look to get the ball inside on each possession.

Max Zegarowski finished with fourteen points.  The 6-5 sophomore nailed four 3’s in the Generals’ 25-2 surge.

Senior Cam Armand (13 points) keyed Triton’s fast start with ten points in the first quarter.

Corey Parsons (15 points) eyes the hoop

Corey Parsons (15 points) eyes the hoop

Triton was down by twelve (29-17) early in the second half but Corey Parsons (15 points) and Nick Venora (12 points) carried the team to within four points in the final quarter.

Nikos Lara enabled the visitors to preserve their lead down the stretch with an old-fashioned 3-point play at the three-minute mark and minute later converting his own miss for a basket.

Marcus Zegarowski (11 points) was solid playing point guard for HW.  The sophomore made a couple of quick drives to the basket in the first half.

Jimmy Campbell in heavy traffic

Jimmy Campbell in heavy traffic

Jimmy Campbell finished with six points but had at least five assists.  In the end game he was matched up on Triton’s Corey Parsons.

The Vikings Kevin Clark didn’t score any points but he did a pretty good job covering the Zegarowski brothers.

Both teams resume play on Friday night.  HW hosts Pentucket while Triton travels to North Reading.

Jimmy Campbell was a Cape Ann League first team All-Star last year.  Ellsworth Rogers, Cam Armand and Marcus Zegarowski were on the second team.

HW       7   15   13  15   51
Triton  15   2   13   14   44

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Marcus Zegarowski (11 points) launches a three

Marcus Zegarowski (11 points) launches a three

Nikos Lara shoots in the lane

Nikos Lara shoots in the lane

Kevin Clark defends Max Zegarowski

Kevin Clark defends Max Zegarowski

loose ball

loose ball

Corey Parsons double-teamed by Nikos Lara and Max Zegarowski

Corey Parsons double-teamed by Nikos Lara and Max Zegarowski

Cam Armand (13 points) keyed the Vikings fast start

Cam Armand (13 points) keyed the Vikings fast start

opening tip

opening tip

Ellsworth Rogers (blue sweater) watches

Ellsworth Rogers (blue sweater) watches

 

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Triton wins tight one 53-52 over Amesbury

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Cam Armand (16 points) had four long ones

Cam Armand (16 points) had four long ones

(Byfield MA) No one person loses a team game but you’d probably have trouble convincing Amesbury’s Pat Scanlon.

Pat had a great chance at a game winner in the last second of the Indians’ 53-52 loss to Triton on Monday night in Cape Ann League action.  His shot rimmed out and the Vikings survived to put to rest a six-game losing streak.

For Amesbury (2-9) the string of losses reaches eight.

This figured to be a tight game with both teams looking for their first victory in 2014 and seeing this matchup as one they could win. It turned out to be a tense contest to say the least especially in the last minute.

Ryan Foley set up Pat Scanlon for a basket in the lane with a remarkable behind-the-back pass to pull Amesbury to within one (53-52) with thirty-nine seconds left.

Brad Whitman hit two free throws with a minute left

Brad Whitman hit two free throws with a minute left

Triton (4-8) then turned the ball over (Ryan Foley steal) with twenty-five seconds to go.  Plenty of time for Amesbury.  The Indians, in fact had the ball the rest of the way.  Shots in heavy traffic by Jack Fortin and Ryan Foley failed to connect.  Then the inbounds play from Fred Halloran to Pat Scanlon failed to get the points needed as the game ended.  Close, so very close!

The Vikings relied heavily on the 3-pointer and connected eleven times.  Cam Armand and Corey Parsons both cashed in four times from long range.  Nick Venora had two and Brad Whitman one.

Amesbury chose to get to the basket as often as possible.  Pat Halloran (14 points) and Ryan Foley (10 points) made several successful drives with defenders all over them.

Pat Halloran (14 points) floats in the lane

Pat Halloran (14 points) floats in the lane

The Indians ran eleven unanswered points in the first quarter to take an 11-3 lead with 3+ minutes left.  The Vikings, playing in front of a vocal support group, recovered in the second quarter putting eight straight together to pull in front, 24-22, four minutes before halftime.

There were six lead changes in the exciting second half and neither team led by more than four points.

Amesbury missed three field goal attempts in the last twenty-five seconds but probably even bigger misses were the three front end’s of one-and-one’s by Fred Halloran, Pat Halloran, and Pat Scanlon earlier in that final quarter.  Meanwhile, Brad Whitman made both of his free throws with a minute left.  Brad’s second made free throw turned out to be the game winner.

Triton would have cringed at their final forty seconds if this game had been lost.  Up by a point, they just did not take good care of the ball.  If they had they probably would have been fouled and could have added to their lead.  Their turnover gave Amesbury a golden chance.

Corey Parson (14 points including four long ones)

Corey Parson (14 points including four long ones)

Another Vikings lapse was in Amesbury’s last possession as their defensive breakdown on the inbounds play almost gave away the game-winner to the Indians.

But it was all these near-misses and up-and-down action that made this a terrific game to watch.

And while I think of it, when a team loses by a point you have to go back to what happened to the Indians at the start of the second half.  Amesbury was very late getting back after halftime.  They never warmed up and came onto the floor not even knowing which end they were defending.  As the Indians settled into the wrong end defensively, Triton’s Kevin Clark was left alone to dribble in for an uncontested layup to start the half.  Those two points turned out to be huge.

Cam Armand (16 points) and Corey Parsons (14 points) led the Triton scorers.

Jack Fortin had two three’s for Amesbury.

Triton’s next game is Wednesday (6:30PM) hosting Rockport.

Amesbury will travel to North Reading for a 7PM game.

Amesbury box

Triton box

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rebound battle

rebound battle

Triton cheerleaders exceed legal limit in fun

Triton cheerleaders exceed legal limit in fun

 

Ryan Foley (10 points) drives on Kevin Clark

Ryan Foley (10 points) drives on Kevin Clark

Coaches Dave Clay and Tom Comeau

Coaches Dave Clay and Tom Comeau

Pat Halloran and Jake Gilbert

Pat Halloran and Jake Gilbert

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