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Fred Hogan reaches 1000 and leads Lynn English past Danvers 71-66

Fred Hogan afterwards with family and friends

Fred Hogan afterwards with family and friends

Fred Hogan splits Mark McCarthy and Devon Allen to reach 1000 points

Fred Hogan splits Mark McCarthy and Devon Allen to reach 1000 points

(Danvers MA) A huge second half by Fred Hogan enabled Lynn English to defeat Danvers, 71-66, on Tuesday night in Northeast Conference action.

The 5-11 Bulldogs senior had a 21-point second half and reached the 1000-point plateau in the process.

Fred gained his 1000th point on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter with 3 1/2 minutes left.  The basket was not only cause for stoppage in play but it also gave the Bulldogs their first lead (62-60) of the night.

The score was tied (64-64) going into the last minute of regulation.  This was where Fred Hogan really took over.  He assisted on Danny Lukanda’s layup and followed that with a fast-break layup of his own to get LE up by four (68-64).  After Mark McCarthy’s drive brought Danvers to within two (68-66) with twenty-four seconds left, Fred took the inbounds pass, was fouled, and made both ends of a one-and-one to get the Lynn English lead back to four.  Solid Bulldogs defense forced a wild Falcons’ shot and then Danny Lukanda made a free throw with ten seconds remaining to close out the scoring.

Mark McCarthy (17 points) finds an open look

Mark McCarthy (17 points) finds an open look

Those of us on hand watching the first half would never have dreamed that Fred Hogan would have a chance to get the sixteen points he needed to reach 1000.  In a two-point first half, Fred saw few opening and plenty of freshman defender Devon Allen.

The entire LE team was unimpressive in the first half.  They came in having lost three of their last four.  They were quickly down 7-2 and then 14-6 one minute into the second period.  The Falcons put a 12-2 run on LE later in the second period and had a nice 30-14 led with 1 1/2 minutes left in the half.

The Bulldogs trailed 33-22 at halftime.

But what a difference the second half was.  The Bulldogs took control of the tempo and the steals and breakin’s began to add up.

LE got within three (40-37) midway into the third period but credit Danvers they had a rebound putback by impressive Devan Harris (22 points), and a three of the bench by Mike Nestor to keep the lead.  The Bulldogs had free throws by Erick Rosario (15 points) and a layup by Fred Hogan to end the quarter trailing by just two (49-47).

Fred Hogan floats in for two

Fred Hogan floats in for two

The last quarter featured six ties before Fred Hogan took over the final minutes and led the visitors to an important win.

No question Danvers (10-2) missed inside presence 6-8 Peter Merry.  Peter has a hip injury but should return soon.  The Bulldogs’ guards took the ball to the basket with a lot less concern with Peter Merry sitting on the Danvers bench and not in uniform.

No question the backcourt pressure created by LE took a toll on the Falcons in the second half.  The Bulldogs also had the luxury of having shot-blocker Johnny Hilaire (6-6) as the final defender when Danvers broke through the pressure.

The next game for Danvers will be hosting Billerica (2PM) on Super Bowl Sunday.

Lynn English matches up with Salem away on Friday night (7PM).

Danvers box

Lynn English box

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Devan Harris (#25) had 22 points for Danvers

Devan Harris (#25) had 22 points for Danvers

Johnny Hilaire defends Devan Harris

Johnny Hilaire defends Devan Harris

Erick Rosario (15 points) gets a breakaway

Erick Rosario (15 points) gets a breakaway

Fred Hogan uses his left hand to get a layup against defender Devon Allen

Fred Hogan uses his left hand to get a layup against defender Devon Allen

loose ball

loose ball

Fred Hogan hits in the lane

Fred Hogan hits in the lane

Johnny Hilaire (15 points) finishes a dunk

Johnny Hilaire (15 points) finishes a dunk

Erick Rosario and Stevie Collins double-team Mark McCarthy

Erick Rosario and Stevie Collins double-team Mark McCarthy

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Danvers defeats Lynn English 90-70 to remain undefeated after seven games in boys basketball

Nick McKenna (23 points) gets two

Nick McKenna (23 points) gets two

Dan Connors (20 points) heads for the hoop

Dan Connors (20 points) heads for the hoop

(Danvers)  Danvers (7-0) put together a thirty point third quarter and defeated Lynn English (4-4), 90-70, on Wednesday night at Danvers in Northeastern Conference action.

This game was fast-paced from beginning to end as both teams applied full-court pressure.  That pressure produced more fastbreaks than it did turnovers.  On this night, the Falcons were better finishers, often making an extra pass to get an open layup.

The defending Division 3 state champs, if anything, look stronger than last year.  So far they have won every game by at least twenty points.

All five starters for Danvers reached double figures with Nick McKenna leading the way with twenty-three.

Fred Hogan (21 points) gets a three at the buzzer

Fred Hogan (21 points) gets a three at the buzzer

The twenty-point spread at the end was a bit misleading because the Bulldogs only trailed by four (42-38) at halftime.

The possibility of the Bulldogs going on in the second half to pull the upset vanished as the Falcons exploded during a four-minute segment of their thirty-point third quarter.

With 5 ½ minutes left in the third quarter, the Falcon lead was just five (49-44).  During the next four minutes the game got away from the Bulldogs as Danvers outscored them, 19-4, to race to a twenty-point lead (68-48).

This game ended with a twenty-point difference so the two teams were even on the scoreboard over the remaining nine minutes of playing time.

During the crucial run, Vinny Clifford (16 points) collected eight points including a pair of 3’s.  Teammate Dan Connors (20 points) also added eight points getting his from in close.

Eric Martin (13 points and 8 assists) and Stevie Collins (6 points)

Eric Martin (13 points and 8 assists) and Stevie Collins (6 points)

The Falcons had the long-ball going (they made eight 3’s) and they also had plenty of assisted baskets.  I had point guard Eric Martin down for eight assists.  Eric had the knack of drawing the defense to him and then feeding to open players lining up 3’s.  Nick McKenna had five long ones.

It is easy to go on and on raving about Danvers but undersized Lynn English never quit no matter what the score was.  Their speed was impressive and their willingness to go at the Falcons led to some acrobatic shots.  Unfortunately, the visitors missed a ton of layups or this game could have been closer.

Fred Hogan (21), Erick Rosario (15), and Johnny Hilaire (12) led the Bulldogs in scoring.

LE got down 29-14 early in the second quarter but Erick Rosario put five points into seven straight Bulldog points to close that gap.  The Bulldogs finished the final 2:22 of the half with a 10-1 segment as Fred Hogan cashed seven points including a last-second three to pull LE to 42-38 at the half.

Erick Rosario (15 points) goes for two

Erick Rosario (15 points) goes for two

In the fourth quarter the Bulldogs had every reason to lose heart down 77-54 with seven minutes left.  Instead LE put up twelve unanswered points getting four each from Erik Rosario and Johnny Hilaire over the next 3+ minutes and the difference between the two teams was eleven (77-66).

But Danvers is so explosive that one minute later they had put together seven consecutive points (Nick Bates had three of them) and an eleven point lead quickly jumped back to eighteen, 84-66.

The next game for Lynn English will be at Winthrop on Friday night (7PM).  Danvers will be hosting Salem at the same time on the same night.

I suspect that it will be a standing-room only crowd at that Danvers/Salem game.  One side of the court still doesn’t have the wooden bleachers in place.

Johnny Hilaire took a Falcon turnover (they had thirteen) in for a dunk in the fourth quarter.

Dan Connors found plenty of openings in close.

Nick Bates (14 points) takes a three over Anthony Silfa (11)

Nick Bates (14 points) takes a three over Anthony Silfa (11)

Nick Bates went coast-to-coast after getting a rebound in the last two minutes of the game.

This was my first time seeing Danvers play since March 17, 2012 at the Worcester Centrum when they defeated St. Joseph’s of Pittsfield, 59-47, to win the D3 state title.

It is not hard to imagine the Falcons being the number one seed in Division 3 North come tournament time.  I know, there are a lot of regular season games left!  Just sayin’.

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Danny Lukanda blocks

Danny Lukanda blocks

Danvers cheerleaders

Danvers cheerleaders

Brian Redondo goes for the fake

Brian Redondo goes for the fake

Erick Rosario

Erick Rosario

Fred Hogan shoots

Fred Hogan shoots

Ben Bowden (11 points)

Ben Bowden (11 points)

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