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Strong finish gets Georgetown girls past Whittier (70-65) in the D4 North First Round

Christina Medley (27 points) and Kristin Hogan (23 points) were the scoring stars for Whittier and Georgetown

Royal celebration afterwards

(Haverhill) Plenty of excitement in this one.

After nine lead changes it was Georgetown breaking away in the last 2 ½ minutes to defeat Whittier, 70-65, in the first round of the D4 North tournament on Tuesday night at Whittier.

Neither team was shy about firing the long ones – there were eighteen 3’s made during the game – but the Royals won this one late from inside the arc.

A jumper from Ali Newbury (her first shot) put G’Town ahead 65-63.  After a Whittier turnover, Kristin Hogan hit a driving layup from the left.  Christina Medley answered with two free throws with 33 seconds left to cut the Royal lead to 67-65.

Kristin Hogan seals the win with free throws

Ten seconds later Marisa Agganis hit one of two free throws to extend Georgetown’s lead to 68-65 with twenty-three seconds to go.  Whittier was still within one-possession range but Christina Medley missed a long three. After a Wildcat rebound and timeout Kendra Brasil was called for a double dribble.  Kristin Hogan then put the game out of reach with two free throws.

Christina Medley (27 points) and Kristin Hogan (23 points) took every open shot that came their way and made plenty of them.  Christina has scored over 1000 points for Whittier.  In this one she hit five long ones and put up eighteen points in the back-and-forth second half.  Kristin connected on four 3’s and tallied fourteen in the second half.  In one sequence in the 4th quarter Kristin made a jump shot and almost immediately stole the inbounds pass and put in a layup.  It was about the fastest four points you’ll ever see.

After an even first quarter (15-15) the Wildcats built up a ten-point lead (30-20) with Christina contributing a layup, a converted rebound and two free throws.  Whittier was ahead, 32-24, at the half.

Whittier was still in good shape (38-31) after two minutes of the third quarter before Marisa Agganis and the Royal defense kicked in.  Marisa hit a three and then three straight Wildcat turnovers led to Royal scores, two by Marisa and one by Kylie Troy.  Suddenly, G’town had the lead (40-38) halfway through the third period.

Christina Medley heavily guarded as GHS coach Dave Tucker watches

Christina Medley had answers.  She hit a jump shot, nailed a three (from Kendra Brasil) and set Kendra up for a long one.  That was an eight-point run to now give Whittier the advantage, 46-40.

Georgetown capitalized on another Whittier turnover (they had twenty-two) very late in the 3rd quarter that gave Marisa a layup with two seconds left.  Whittier led, 50-46, at the end of the quarter.

Kristin’s quick four points put Georgetown in front, 56-55, with 5 ½ to play.  A Morgan Gott triple boosted the advantage to 62-58 with four to play.  But back came Whittier on a three by Christina and two free throws from Catherine Roache to tie the game 63-63 with 2 ½ minutes left.  The Royals made the big plays thereafter and came away with the tournament win.

Marisa Agganis (left) steal

Marisa Agganis was a Cape Ann League All-Star this season.  She showed why in the second half of this game with fifteen points and numerous steals.  She also took a pretty hard foul late in the game.

Kristin Hogan injured fingers on her shooting hand early in the third quarter.  She was out of the game for a while.  The rest may have helped her as she scored Georgetown’s first ten points in the final quarter in the first 2 ½ minutes.

Christina Medley made plenty of 3’s in pregame and continued the accuracy in the game itself.

Whittier staged a pregame light show.  I thought I was at the TD North Garden…..well, not quite.

Georgetown plays #3 seed Fenway on Friday night at Burke High School in the D3 North quarter-finals.

Georgetown boxscore

Whittier boxscore

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pregame show

Morgan Gott (15 points)

Taylor Nelson

Andrea Terranova

Samnell Vonleh

Christina Medley

Kendra Brasil (15 points)

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Wire-to-Wire 61-41 Win for Ipswich over Georgetown in Boys Basketball

Tyler Wade (17 points) dives after a ball going out of bounds.

Dan OFlynn (15 points) drives – Matt Gott (#40) defends

(Ipswich) Ipswich halted a five-game losing streak with a never-trail, 61-41, win over Georgetown on Friday night at Ipswich in Cape Ann League action.

The Tigers (1-3 CAL / 2-7 overall) were quickly off 5-0 on an Erik Fyrer drive and a Louis Galanis triple and never looked back.

Ipswich boosted the lead to sixteen (37-21) three minutes into the third quarter on three straight Erik Fyrer hoops.

The Royals, however, have Tyler Wade and he led a G’Town response back into contention with an old-fashioned three, a layup, and an assist on Pat Bjork’s layup.  That run left the Royals behind, 37-28, with two minutes left in the third quarter.

The next five minutes of play should be on the Ipswich season highlight film.  Nice passes, triples, and assisted baskets all showed up as the Tigers dazzled with a 17-2 run and took the doubt out of this one, 54-30, with 4 ½ left.

Mike Scola and Dan O’Flynn handed out the assists while Brenden Gallagher registered two triples during this surge.  Brenden also brought back the Bob Cousy (or is it Rondo?) flashbacks with a behind-the-back pass that sent Dan in for a layup he was fouled on.

Louis Galanis takes a turn at shadowing Tyler Wade.

For Georgetown (0-4 CAL / 3-6 overall), it was a frustrating fourth consecutive loss.  Tyler Wade (17 points) was kept busy with a series of Tiger defenders and frequently set up teammates for shots that didn’t fall often enough.  Equally excruciating for the Royals was missing seventeen of the thirty-three free throws they took.

GHS coach Mike Rowinski’s frustration boiled over two minutes into the second half when he pulled all five starters off the floor.

I saw Ipswich in their overtime loss at Amesbury earlier.  The most improved player since then was Erik Fyrer.  The 6-4 sophomore was foul prone and frustrated at Amesbury.  In this one, he fouled less while blocking and rebounding more.  He showed a nice touch around the basket collecting twelve points.

Guard Dan O’Flynn (15 points) led the Tigers in scoring getting all his points on layups and free throws.

The two teams will meet again at Georgetown (January 30th) in a nonleague game.

Ipswich box score

Georgetown box score

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Tyler Wade (17 points)

Erik Fyrer (12 points)

Dan OFlynn shirt pull

Sam Hurst-MacDonald putback

Matt Jaeger gets two

Georgetown clears bench

Christian Gesualdi gets two

Erik Fyrer blocks Tyler Wade shot

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Triton Softball Edges Georgetown 5-4 With 4-Run Seventh

Emily Jutras scores the winning run for Triton in the 7th.

Jenn Delaney delivered the game winner for Triton.

(Byfield)  Triton (4-6) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Georgetown, 5-4, in Cape Ann League softball action on Monday afternoon.

This is a game that Georgetown (2-3), as a team, won’t remember fondly and I dare say pitcher Sarah Erlandson would rather forget even more so.

Sarah took over for her sister Jane in the bottom of  the fifth in a 1-1 game.  The talented senior survived a three-walk fifth with three K’s and then helped her team grab a 3-run lead (4-1) in the top of sixth with an RBI single.

Sarah had more trouble finding the strike zone in the bottom of the six and issued three more free passes.  She escaped unscathed for the second straight inning because of Viking miscues on the bases.  First, catcher Taylor Nelson gunned down Marion Dullea trying to get to third on a wild pitch.  Then Kylie Gilroy fell victim to the look back rule after walking and Sarah struck out Jenn Delaney to end that promising inning for Triton.

Unfortunately for Georgetown, the strike zone continued to elude the Royals’ pitcher in the seventh and this time there was no escape.  Three of the first four batters received walks and Emily Jutras drove in two of them with a double to center.  Another walk loaded the bases with two outs and then Kylie Gilroy walked to force in Brooke Jamison from third to tie the score.  That set the stage for Jenn Delaney, who had struck out to end the sixth,  to stroke a hit to left and score Emily with the winning run.

Marion Dullea pitched a complete game.

Winning pitcher Marion Dullea retired the last six batters in a row after giving up three runs in the 6th.  She gave up six hits to go with five strikeouts and just one walk.

Jane Erlandson pitched her first four innings this season for the varsity.  The sophomore allowed three hits and one walk to go with three strikeouts.  She is not as fast as her sister but on this day had much better control.

Georgetown picked up a run in the first on a couple of hits including Taylor Nelson’s single to left that drove in Kassie Barba.

Triton’s solo run (in the 4th) was driven in by Vanessa Eisen.  Emily Jutras was the run scorer.  She had singled and stolen second before Vanessa’s hit to left.

Both Sarah Erlandson and Emily Jutras led their team’s with two hits each.

(I collect my own stats and draw my own conclusions.  Mistakes happen unintentionally.)

Sarah Erlandson – eleven walks in 2 2/3 innings

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Town Common Photo

This picture appeared on the front page of The Town Common (February 16th -22nd, 2011) with the following caption: “Johnny Spears (#4) of Georgetown defends Darren Lewis (#10) of Triton during the Vikings, 65-49, win on February 9th at Triton.”

The photo was taken at night in the very well-lighted Triton gymnasium.

Hard to resist a picture of (arguably) the two best players in the game when they are together.  They also were not moving at any speed which lessened blurring possibilities.

I used my Canon EOS Rebel T1i camera.  I was shooting in the TV mode.  Shutter speed was 1/160, F-stop 5.0, Exposure compensation + 1/3, and ISO at 1600.

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Strong Second Half Gives Triton Boys 65-49 Win Over Georgetown

Johnny Spears (#4) guards Darren Lewis (#10).

(Byfield) Maybe it was the addition of the wrestling crowd that filtered into the seats in the second half to watch the end of the Georgetown/Triton basketball game after the Triton/Hingham wrestling match ended.

Whatever the cause, Triton (7-9) played a spirited second half, especially late, making shots and defending tirelessly and came away with a crowd-pleasing ,65-49, win over the Royals (8-7) on Wednesday night at Triton.

Triton had defeated Lynnfield on Tuesday night while Georgetown got by Newburyport on the same night. That left both teams a bit tired for this game.

The first half ended tied, 29-29.  Darren Lewis (22 points) put up sixteen points in the first half for Triton while Johnny Spears (18 points) had twelve for Georgetown.

Unintentionally, Triton was able to stay close in the first half because they committed foul after foul.  What would normally seem like a bad idea wasn’t because Georgetown hit just six of sixteen attempts with two front-ends of one-and-one’s included.  So instead of fouling their way into a deficit, Triton left at the half tied.

The second half was a disaster for Georgetown.  They shot 25% (7-for-28) and missed seven more free throws.  Defensively, they gave up cuts to the basket and wide-open long range shots.  The Vikings were over 50% from the floor including a sizzling 6-for-10 from long range.

Richard Fecteau and Cal Kneeland collected five of the 3’s between them in the second half.

Triton jumped out with an 8-1 run and led 37-30 after two minutes.  However, by the end of the quarter and into the start of the 4th quarter Georgetown rode points from Tyler Wade, Patrick Bjork, and Ben Warren to cut their deficit to 45-41.  Later a three by Tyler had Georgetown still within range at 52-47 with 4 ½ minutes to go in the contest.

Georgetown likes to press and they can score quickly off of turnovers so that 5-point lead was anything but secure.  However, with the incoming, enthusiastic wrestling crowd in their seats, the Vikings were dominating and entertaining the rest of the game.

Darren Lewis breaks for the basket with Johnny Spears chasing.

In the last 4 ½ minutes, Triton produced thirteen points while limiting Georgetown to just two points.  The Royals missed seven shots from the field, four from the line, and had two turnovers.  Meanwhile, Cal Kneeland converted a rebound, and nailed a three.  Richard Fecteau hit a three.  John Mills had an old-fashioned three and Darren Lewis closed things out with a layup.

Richard Fecteau denies Tyler Wade the ball.

Richard Fecteau put some serious denial defense on Tyler Wade in the second half.  As a result the Royals struggled to ran any sort of organized offense in the second half and it caught up to them completely in the last 4 ½ minutes when good shots were hard to come by.

Johnny Spears and Tyler Wade collected 34 points between them.

Johnny Spears (18 points) and Tyler Wade (16 points) led the Royals scorers but had to take a ton of shots to get those points.  Defensively, however, that twosome had a hand in most of Triton’s nineteen turnovers.

Johnny was five-for-ten from the foul line while Tyler was two-for-nine.  Tyler even had an air-ball in the mix.  Be certain that fatigue had plenty to do with those results.  These kids are usually good shooters.

( I collect my own stats.  Take my own pictures and generate my own commentary.  Any mistakes are unintentional.)