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Triton holds off East Boston 36-27 in non-league girls basketball

Christine Ciccone heads for the basket.

Christine Ciccone heads for the basket.

Harley Wood (8 points) readies to rebound

Harley Wood (8 points) readies to rebound

(Byfield)  A run of nine unanswered points combined with clutch free throw shooting were keys in Triton getting past East Boston, 36-27, on a snowy Monday night of non-league action.

The Viking girls broke away from an 11-11 tie with a run of points that began late in the second quarter and stretched two minutes into the third quarter.  Their nine-point collection put the home team on top, 20-11.

Thereafter, strong Triton free throw shooting (eight-for-ten) was needed to hold off the fast-closing Jets.  The visitors would get within six (27-21) with 5 ½ minutes left in the game but that was the best they could do.

Megan Muldowney contributed five points in the nine-point run that gave the Vikings separation.  In there was an old-fashioned three as the sophomore went coast-to-coast down the left side and was fouled.

Amanda Colpitts and Hannah Canning trap Stephanie Rizzo

Amanda Colpitts and Hannah Canning trap Stephanie Rizzo

Freshman Christine Ciccone and sophomore Hannah Canning each had a basket in the important Triton run of points.

The hero of the free throw shooting was certainly senior co-captain Harley Wood.  Harley hit on all six attempts including a crucial four during the last 2 ½ minutes of this game.

The Jets were pesky on defense especially in the first half when they caused thirteen Viking turnovers.

A three by sophomore Daniela Villegas tied the Jets with Triton at eleven in the second period.

The teams had played at East Boston earlier in the season and Triton had been the winner, 26-20, so it was easy to imagine another tight game.  However, the nine straight Vikings points appeared, at the moment, to doom such a finish.

Chuckearah Johnson finishes a hook shot

Chuckearah Johnson finishes a hook shot

But the girls from the Boston City League put five straight points together in the fourth quarter (Daniela Villegas layup and free throw plus a Chuckearah Johnson hook) to make things interesting (27-21) with 5 ½ minutes left.

However,  Triton answered with a Hannah Canning layup, a free throw by Nikki Sullivan, and a jump shot from Kaitlyn Muldowney to restore their double digit lead (32-21) and take command.

Sophomore Jasmine Lemus (8 points) was high scorer for Eastie.

Harley Wood and Hannah Canning topped the Viking point producers.

Triton (2-12) will be at Georgetown tomorrow (Tuesday) night in Cape Ann League action.

Jasmine Lemus (8 points) takes a shot

Jasmine Lemus (8 points) takes a shot

East Boston (1-11) had its lone win over Snowden in the Boston City League.

Chuckearah Johnson (7 points) made the game’s highlight shot when she went into the lane and spun out nailing a nifty hook shot.

Triton boxscore

East Boston boxscore

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Daniela Villegas lines up a shot

Daniela Villegas lines up a shot

Amanda Colpitts defends Chuckearah Johnson

Amanda Colpitts defends Chuckearah Johnson

scramble

scramble

Marisa Dorman

Marisa Dorman

Megan Muldowney

Megan Muldowney

Nikki Sullivan surrounded by Jets

Nikki Sullivan surrounded by Jets

Kaitlyn Muldowney

Kaitlyn Muldowney

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Manchester-Essex girls get by Triton 37-21 with strong second half

Sydney Christopher (nine points) heads down the lane

Sydney Christopher (nine points) heads down the lane

Liza Logue (seven points) looks for an opening

Liza Logue (seven points) looks for an opening

(Byfield) Manchester-Essex put together a strong second half and defeated Triton, 37-21, in Cape Ann League girls action on Monday night.

The Vikings (1-10) trailed only by three (17-14) with 3 ½ minutes left in the third quarter but were done in by a ten-point run by the Hornets (4-7) over the next 2 ½ minutes.

This good segment of offense for ME opened up a 27-14 advantage that turnover-prone Triton could not recover from the rest of the way.

The point scorers for the Hornets during the game-deciding run were Maya Heath (two free throws), Sam Taylor (converted rebound), Liza Logue (layup), and Ivy Silag Sterns (layup and jump shot).

The run of points was certainly a factor in the Hornet win but equally important was a second half in which they took better care of the ball.  In the first half ME had fourteen giveaways (by my count) while in the second half the miscues fell to six.  With fewer turnovers the Hornets were able to get more shots and enough of their attempts went in to result in a victory.

Kaitlyn Muldowney (eight points) led Triton in scoring

Kaitlyn Muldowney (eight points) led Triton in scoring

Triton went down 6-0 early but thanks to converted rebounds by Kaitlyn Muldowney and Harley Wood, as well a long shot by Kaitlyn, the Vikings tied the score early in the second quarter.

Triton was within two (13-11) just before halftime but Sydney Christopher nailed a last-second shot for ME giving the visitor a 15-11 halftime lead.

The Vikings were still in contention down only 17-14 after an Amanda Colpitts layup in the third quarter.

However, Triton put together a stretch of poor ball management (five turnovers) that coincided with ME making shots. That combination did in the home team.

The Vikings had seventeen turnovers in the second half while ME had only six.  Both teams applied full-court pressure.

Ivy Silag Stearns takes a long pass from Sydney Christopher in for a layup

Ivy Silag Stearns takes a long pass from Sydney Christopher in for a layup

Freshman Sydney Christopher (nine points) led the Hornet scorers.  Liza Logue had seven and Ivy Silag Sterns six.

Kaitlyn Muldowney was Triton’s top point getter with eight points.

The best pass in this game was a long inbounds pass from Sydney Christopher to a breaking Ivy Silag Stearns that set up Ivy for a layup in the final quarter.

Triton and Manchester-Essex met on December 28th in a tournament non-league game which the Hornets won, 35-24.

Division 4 Manchester-Essex was 5-16 last season.  They are now 2-6 in the Cape Ann League.

Division 3 Triton last won four weeks ago defeating East Boston.  The Vikings were 4-16 last season.

eyes on the ball

eyes on the ball

There is no pattern to the games I will be cover.  My first inclination is to watch top teams play – I saw the Pentucket girls defeat Billerica.  I expect to see the Central Catholic boys (9-1) face a very good Lowell team on Friday night.

However, I am also drawn to games in which the two teams have losing records.  It is my belief that the intensity will be very high as both teams go after something that has been hard for them to get.

Such was the case in the Triton/ME game.  The effort by both teams was apparent and for 2 ½ quarters this game was even.  Triton gave it their best shot and never let up.

Manchester-Essex box score

Triton box score

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Carolyn Heslop defended by Megan Muldowney

Carolyn Heslop defended by Megan Muldowney

Sydney Christopher hits a shot late in the first half

Sydney Christopher hits a shot late in the first half

Sam Taylor blocks the shot of Harley Wood

Sam Taylor blocks the shot of Harley Wood

Christine Ciccone and Allyson Conway (24)

Christine Ciccone and Allyson Conway (24)

Fraley Morton and Amanda Colpitts

Fraley Morton and Amanda Colpitts

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