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Undefeated Newburyport (11-0) wins Kinney semi-finals 69-45 vs Triton

Adam Bovee finds Clipper teammate Tommy Jahn for a layup

Trevor Ward was part of a very effective Newburyport defense

(Newburyport MA) Newburyport continues to roll along.

The Clippers (11-0) are now just one win away from a perfect season after taking out Triton, 69-45, on Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Kinney Tournament.

“They’re a really good team,” said Triton coach Ted Schruender afterwards.

Hard to argue.

The Clippers were unselfish on offense and relentless on defense.

That combination made it a tough night for the Vikings (3-8).

“Newburyport plays great pressure defense,” added Coach Schruender.  “They’re physical and they overplay.  You have to take advantage with backdoors and by attacking the rim.”

Jake Robertson had twenty points including five 3’s

Newburyport had a 15-point win (63-48) against Triton on February 3rd at Newburyport.  In that game, Jake Robertson had twenty points including six 3’s.  Also, in that game, the Clippers gained separation with a 24-point second quarter.

In tonight’s game, Jake again had twenty points but “only” five 3’s.  Separation in this one?  The Clippers, led by Max Gagnon, had a 24-point third quarter.

Kyle Odoy guarded by Jake Robertson

The struggle for Triton was trying to get open shots.  The Clippers were man-to-man in the first half and had active zone pressure in the second half.  Both were very effective in limiting second chances and clear paths to the basket.

“We were at them right away,” explained senior Trevor Ward. “Our defense gave us the advantage tonight.”

Trevor had two layups in a nine-point Clipper run in the first quarter that pushed them ahead, 12-4.

An eight-point run, including two Jake Robertson 3’s gave the home team a, 20-11, lead in the second quarter.

The game got away from Triton in the big Newburyport third quarter.

Junior Max Gagnon (13 points) had a stretch of terrific offense during that quarter.  First, he hit a three (from Jack Fehlner).  Then he went full-court on a rebound.  Next, Max had a steal that he took in for a layup.  Not bad for a minute’s worth of work!

Dylan Wilkinson (12 points) looks for an opening

That surge of offense gave Newburyport a, 48-29, lead with four minutes left in that third quarter. Triton didn’t have the weapons on this night to recover.

“I was feeling it tonight,” said Max post-game.  “To see it go in gives me confidence.  I have put in a lot of work on my shooting and we do plenty of shooting in practice.”

Part of the success Newburyport had on defense was keeping track of Triton’s Dylan Wilkinson.

“He can shoot and he can get hot,” said Newburyport coach Dave Clay.  “We were keying on him.  We wanted to mark him every time he stepped over halfcourt.”

Dylan was limited to twelve points and had Triton’s lone 3-point basket.

The Newburyport offense was spread.  They had thirteen 3’s and thirteen 2-point shots.

Trevor Ward makes a pass for a layup

Their passing was excellent.  Most of their outside shots were open looks after several passes.

The second-half point separation gave both coaches opportunities to use everyone in uniform.

“I enjoyed watching the progress of the players who haven’t been getting a lot of minutes,” said Coach Clay.  “They’ve played against very good players in practice and it’s helped them grow.”

Part of Coach Clay’s concern over Dylan Wilkinson was over the fact that in Newburyport’s last two games, individual players Kyle Beal (Rockport) and Cam Keliher (Amesbury) had big games versus the Clippers.  I watched Cam put up a remarkable 44 points and nearly lead Amesbury to a huge upset.

Action on the boards

Triton has now lost twelve straight to Newburyport (by my count).  Last win for the Vikings was in 2015 when Dave Clay was coaching at Triton.

Ten players scored for Newburyport.

Coach Schruender: “We got outplayed by a very good team.  However, I don’t question the heart of our team.  It was a tough win-lose season but that doesn’t change the fact that I had a great group of seniors that I’ll miss a lot.”

Newburyport box

Triton box

The link to this game will be posted on Twitter (mcclellandpeter).  It also should be posted on Mascores.  Pictures from the game will be posted on Instagram (mcclellandmiscellanea) in a day or so.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Peter Sullivan

Dennis Brendan and Tommy Jahn battle

Jack Fehlner

Kyle Odoy and Jake Robertson

Jared Leonard chased by Adam Bovee

Griffin Dupuis

Dylan Wilkinson (12 points) gets to the rim

Jack Fehlner and Charlie Cahalane pressure Alden Lentz

Andrew Cullen saves a ball going out of bounds

Charlie Cahalane (9 points) eyes the basket

Jake Robertson passes to the perimeter

Nick White finds the camera

Stone Butler

 

 

 

 

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Pentucket notches first win 47-46 versus Triton after eleven lead changes

Dylan Wilkinson falls away after nearly winning the game at the buzzer for Triton

Nick Daly (10 points) had the game-winner for Pentucket

(Byfield MA) Nick Daly’s runner from the right gave Pentucket the lead with three seconds left.

Triton responded with a set play.

It nearly won the game for them at the buzzer.

“Nine out of ten times that shot goes in,” said Pentucket head coach Ed Hickey post-game.  “It was run well, and we were lucky it didn’t work.”

As a result, the relieved Sachems had their first win of the season, 47-46.

“Alden (Lentz) threw a great inbounds lob pass,” recalled Triton coach Ted Schruender of the final play. “Dylan (Wilkinson) came off a nice backscreen by Quintin McHale, but it just didn’t work out.”

It was catch-and-shoot for Dylan and “at a tough angle,” added Coach Hickey.

The Sachems (1-2) managed to lead at the end of every quarter but hardly dominated within each quarter.

Dylan Wilkinson elevates for a chance at a block

There were lead changes in every quarter totaling eleven for the game.  Three happened during the last two minutes of regulation.

Consecutive inside scores by Kyle Odoy, Travis Overbaugh, Quintin McHale, and Nick Dupuis pushed the Vikings ahead, 44-40, with three minutes left in the game.

Pentucket responded with a rebound basket by Michael Perlitch and a three from the right by Nick Daly with 1:47 remaining to retake the lead, 45-44.

After turnovers by both teams, Travis Overbaugh cashed an offensive rebound with eighteen seconds left putting Triton on top, 46-45.

On Pentucket’s final possession, Triton switched to a man-to-man and junior Nick Daly ended up with the ball on the right side with the clock running out.

“I was going to take a three,” explained Nick post-game,” but I saw an opening to get to the hoop.  The shot hit a lot of rim but went in.”

Quintin McHale (12 points) finds a teammate

“I thought that Quintin had great position on that last play,” recalled Triton coach Ted Schruender.  “He (Nick Daly) made a tough shot.  Quintin may have tipped the shot, but it still went in.”

Triton (3-5) had good looks, especially in the first half, but couldn’t make enough shots to gain separation.

Pentucket struggled to get high percentage shots most of the game.

“We played well,” said Coach Schruender, “but they hit shots at the end of the shot clock that were tough shots.”

“Triton caused a lot of turnovers and it got them some easy hoops,” said Coach Hickey.

The Sachems struck from beyond the arc seven times including four times in the first quarter.

Junior Che Condon paced Pentucket with fourteen points including three 3’s. Nick Daly added ten points.

Quintin McHale (12 points) and Dylan Wilkinson (11 points) led Triton.

Travis Overbaugh turns a turnover into two points

Senior Travis Overbaugh had nine points for Triton including two layups off steals in the second half.

Coach Hickey: “Being in quarantine for two weeks really set us back.  We’re getting better and the kids are really working hard.”

Nick Daly: (On the last play) “That last play was close. The pass went over my head and when I looked the shot was falling out.”

Pentucket had six games postponed during their quarantine time.  They are scheduled to play their final five games in an eight-day span.

“We don’t mind the games being packed in at the end,” said Coach Hickey.  “The kids just want to play them.”

Triton box

Pentucket box

The link to this story will be on Twitter @mcclellandpeter.  It should also end up on Mascores.  Pictures should make Instagram @mcclellandmiscellanea.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Ryan Tedeschi

Che Condon (14 points) defends

Jared Leonard

Quintin McHale and Dylan Wilkinson surround Che Condon

Drew Sullivan (32) and Griffin Dupuis (24)

Travis Overbaugh guards Silas Bucco

Dylan Wilkinson in for two

Kyle Odoy splits Silas Bucco and Nick Daly

Dylan Wilkinson double-teamed

Nick Dupuis in close

Kyle Odoy covered by Kenneth Lee

Alden Lentz set to run the final play for Triton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ipswich holds off Triton 53-52 in OT

Ipswich celebrates after edging Triton

(Byfield MA) “I was afraid that they might call a foul, but I got all ball.”

That was how freshman Will Wertz explained it after his last-second block preserved Ipswich’s, 53-52, win over the Triton on Friday night.

The Vikings (1-3) had just three seconds to work with but perfectly executed an inbounds play to give Dylan Wilkinson (17 points) a look from the right corner.

Dylan Wilkinson (17 points) to the hoop

Despite the loss, Triton coach Ted Schruender wasn’t totally surprised by the way things went.  “You had two evenly matched teams so it could have gone either way.  We were hot and then they were hot.”

There were nine lead changes early into the second half.

Then the Vikings, led by Dylan Wilkinson and Kyle Odoy (16 points) turned up the heat defensively (four Ipswich turnovers) and strung twelve straight points together in a 3 ½ minute segment of the third quarter.

The showcase performance sent the home team up, 36-26, with three minutes left in the third quarter.

Ipswich wasn’t done, however.

Kyle Odoy (16 points) splits two Tigers

“We really showed resilience tonight,” explained Ipswich coach Alan Laroche.  “We were down ten and didn’t stop believing that we could come back.”

And back the visitors came.

Triton’s, 42-32, lead vanished as Ipswich heated up.  The Tigers (2-2) had three’s from Charlie Henderson and Aidan O’Flynn putting twelve straight points together and regained the lead, 44-42, with four minutes left.

Ipswich took a two-point lead with twenty seconds remaining in regulation (Ray Cuevas layup) but senior Kyle Odoy (16 points) had a tying layup with eight seconds left to force OT.

Nikhil Walker (11 points) looks to convert a rebound

The Vikings built up a four-point lead in the first minute of overtime and still had that margin (52-48) in the last minute and had the ball.

Ipswich, however, did everything right in that last minute and pulled out the exciting win.

Charlie Henderson (14 points) started things for the Tigers in that pivotal last minute getting a steal and a layup.  Then it was solid Ipswich team defense that forced a 5-second violation as Triton tried to inbounds the ball.  Still trailing by two (52-50) Ipswich was able to get Ray Cuevas (13 points) a 3-point shot which he cashed to get the Tigers in front.

Ray Cuevas stops Kyle Odoy on the baseline

“Ray is a great player,” said Coach Laroche.  “We try to get him as many looks as we can.  Screens were set for him and he used them.”

“All game long I was struggling for downtown,” said Ray Cuevas afterwards.  “You keep shooting and sooner or later they fall.  I knew that last shot was going in.”

In it went and then Will Wertz’s block sealed it for the Tigers.

“Will didn’t shoot very well tonight but he came up big for us at the end,” said Coach Laroche.

Nikhil Walker excelled on defense and added eleven points for Ipswich.

Charlie Henderson double-teamed

Despite the loss Coach Schruender was optimistic: “These guys work hard and we’re going to get better.  I’m just happy that we’re out here playing.  We’re hoping for no interruptions in the future.”

This was the second overtime loss for the Vikings this week.

Triton box

Ipswich box

The link to this coverage will be on Twitter (@mcclellandpeter).  I also expect to post pictures on Instagram (mcclellandmiscellanea).  The story/pictures should appear on Mascores too.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Coach Alan Laroche pregame with Ray Cuevas and Nikhil Walker

Jayden Halecki (40) in a crowd of Vikings

Nick Dupuis

Aidan O’Flynn

Kyle Odoy and Will Wertz

Dylan Wilkinson shoots over Charlie Henderson

Kyle Odoy finds an opening to the basket

Zach Liebert at the line

Board battle

Quintin McHale at the line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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