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(Byfield MA) Georgetown can shoot and they’re not hesitant to give up a shot to get a better one for a teammate.
“It’s all about trusting your teammates,” said senior Matthew Torgerson afterwards. “They all can shoot.”
There were plenty of extra passes as Georgetown defeated Triton, 65-49, on Monday night.
The Vikings (3-6) hung with the Royals (7-2) for a quarter.
“In the beginning they were really hitting us on the glass,” said Georgetown coach Josh Keilty post-game. “In the second quarter our guys really committed to rebounding.”
The Royals limited the home team to just seven points in that decisive second quarter and gained permanent separation (35-21) at halftime.
Georgetown tortured Triton with three’s in the first half netting six. Junior Cory Walsh (15 points) drained three of them in the second quarter alone.
“Georgetown moves the ball really well,” said Triton coach Ted Schruender. “They made a lot of three’s, and that’s hard to stop.”
The Vikings were better in the second half, but the Royals never lost their double-digit lead.
Georgetown showed in the second half that they’re not all about long-range shots although they did have four more 3-pointers.
The Royals interior game was also strong because of their ability to pass into high percentage, around-the-basket, scoring opportunities.
Harrison Lien (15 points) and Grant Lyon (17 points) scored almost all their points from close to the basket.
Triton’s Dylan Wilkinson led all scorers with twenty-two points. On at least four of his baskets, Dylan secured a rebound and maneuvered his way through the entire Georgetown defense for a successful layup.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, Dylan was the only one in double figures. The Royals had three players in that zone.
“We’ve been grinding at every practice,” said Matthew, “and it showed tonight. “We’ve been playing together all summer and in fall leagues. We play like a family.”
“I thought we shot it pretty well tonight,” said Coach Keilty. “Cory Walsh played great with those five three’s.”
“Anytime you can make shots like we did it gets your defense going,” added Coach Keilty.
The Royals have now won three straight. Last year they were 5-0 before ending their season.
Both Georgetown and Triton have lost to Amesbury.
Coach Schruender is still optimistic. “I know where we’re at, but I like the way my team competed. We need to reach another level and I think we’re going to get there.”
Jack Lucido was limited to three points tonight. He had five 3’s in the Royals’ 2-point win over Newburyport. Fewer points by Jack didn’t matter tonight because they have multiple scoring options and will share the ball to locate the hot hands.
Both schools were well represented in the stands.
Georgetown 16 19 15 15 = 65
Triton 14 7 17 11 = 49
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