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Manchester-Essex gets 39-34 road win over Triton

Kaitlyn O'Connell (#23) makes a key left-handed layup over a Triton defender.

Kaitlyn O’Connell (#23) makes a key left-handed layup over a Triton defender.

Kaitlyn O'Connell (led all scorers with eleven points)

Kaitlyn O’Connell (led all scorers with eleven points)

(Byfield MA) Freshman Kaitlyn O’Connell sparked a fourth quarter rally that gave the Manchester-Essex Hornets a 39-34 win over the Triton Vikings on Monday night in Cape Ann League action.

Both teams entered the game with eight W’s.  Tonight’s ninth for the Hornets moves them one game closer to the ten wins needed to qualify for the MIAA tournament.

This was a poor-shooting affair with few fast-breaks.  The half-court defenses for both teams were excellent forcing low-percentage shots and limiting second-change opportunities.

Kaitlyn’s heroics came in the second half as she canned all eleven of her points.  Her last-minute three in the third quarter moved her team to within three (27-24).

Early in the fourth quarter ME sophomore Grace Brennan struck from beyond the arc and added two free throws to give the Hornets the lead for good, 29-28, with 6:22 remaining.

Then Kaitlyn put her own six-point package together and this run gave the visitors the separation needed to win this one.

Kaitlyn’s three baskets in crunch time gave a glimpse of the kind of player she could become at ME.  The first one was a floater in the lane.  (The floater is the great equalizer for a point guard shooting over shot blockers.)  In the second one, Kaitlyn stole the ball from Tessa Lafrance and turned it into a layup.  In the final basket, the freshman got down the lane and successfully used her left hand to keep her layup attempt from being blocked.

Kaitlyn’s 6-point run gave the Hornets a 35-30 lead with 1:10 to go.

Alex Kennedy tries to find a way to get a shot off against Sarah Robinson.

Alex Kennedy tries to find a way to get a shot off against Sarah Robinson.

In the last minute, Triton (8-5) had free throws by Alex Kennedy and a cashed jump shot from Izzy Cambece but those scores were offset by four ME free throws (Mel Carter and Sarah Robinson).

Another key to the Hornets’ win?  High-scoring Tessa Lafrance was held to only four points.  Credit Mel Carter with a little help from Bridgett Kiernan and Emily Jacobson for denying Tessa many clean looks.

Triton’s best moments were when they put nine unanswered points together to turn a 14-10 deficit in the first half into a 19-14 lead in the first minute of the second half.

In that mix of points was an old-fashioned three by Alex Kennedy (feed from Tessa Lafrance) and a Tessa fast-break layup after a ME turnover.

The Vikings had the lead to six (27-21) late in the third period before Kaitlyn O’Connell influenced the outcome in favor of ME in the final going.

The Vikings have only played at home five times in thirteen games.  On Friday night they will host winless Lynnfield.

Manchester-Essex (9-3) have won all five games at home including victories over Pentucket and North Reading.

My previous looks at both teams had two things in common: the teams lost (ME to Newburyport, and Triton to Amesbury) and both had one very bad quarter.

The Hornets visit 12-1 Amesbury on Friday night.

In Triton’s last win (40-38 over Ipswich), it was Erin Savage making two free throws in the last minute that got the job done.

Classy move by ME's Sarah Robinson

Classy move by ME’s Sarah Robinson

Classy move by ME’s Sarah Robinson.  After Erin Savage made an all-out attempt to make a steal in the last minute of the game (and was called for a foul), Sarah talked to Erin and patted her on the back.

I was impressed with the gritty style of Bridget Sheehan and Alex Kennedy.  Both play serious defense and are willing to take the ball to the basket.

Prettiest play of the game?  Triton fast break in which Tessa Lafrance found Alex Kennedy breaking in from the left for a layup.

Manchester-Essex box

Triton box

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Izzy Cambrece and Kaitlyn O'Connell

Izzy Cambrece and Kaitlyn O’Connell

Bridget Sheehan locates the ball

Bridget Sheehan locates the ball

Bella Pomeroy defends a Tessa Lafrance layup attempt

Bella Pomeroy defends a Tessa Lafrance layup attempt

Bridget Sheehan gets her shot blocked by Mel Carter (#12) and Sarah Robinson (#24).

Bridget Sheehan gets her shot blocked by Mel Carter (#12) and Sarah Robinson (#24).

Mel Carter plays denial defense on Tessa Lafrance

Mel Carter plays denial defense on Tessa Lafrance

Mel Primpas sets up teammate Bridgett Sheehan for a layup with a nice pass

Mel Primpas sets up teammate Bridget Sheehan for a layup with a nice pass

Alex Kennedy guarded by Kaitlyn O'Connell

Alex Kennedy guarded by Kaitlyn O’Connell

Kaitlyn O'Connell hits a third-quarter three

Kaitlyn O’Connell hits a third-quarter three

Bridgett Sheehan covered by Grace Brennan

Bridget Sheehan covered by Grace Brennan

Bella Pomeroy shoots in the lane

Bella Pomeroy shoots in the lane

Erin Savage gets a rebound

Erin Savage gets a rebound

Bella Pomeroy looks for a pass

Bella Pomeroy looks for a pass

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

ME coach Lauren Dubois and Bridgett Kiernan

ME coach Lauren Dubois and Bridgett Kiernan

 

 

 

 

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Third quarter surge key in undefeated Amesbury’s 44-30 win over Triton

Flannery O'Connor (#12) had ten points for Amesbury in the third period.

Flannery O’Connor (#12) had ten points for Amesbury in the third period.

Tessa Lafrance (15 points) was shadowed by Maddie Napoli

Tessa Lafrance (15 points) was shadowed by Maddie Napoli

(Byfield MA) Amesbury (11-0) remains unbeaten after defeating Triton, 44-30, on Monday night in Cape Ann League action.

This game was anything but pretty as the two teams combined for forty-three turnovers and nineteen missed free throws.

How did Amesbury win?  The Indians had a 19-3 third quarter.  Flannery O’Connor (16 points) had ten points and two assists in the breakaway frame.  The Vikings (6-4), meanwhile, had seven turnovers in that same quarter and didn’t score at all in the final four minutes.

The run of good offense/defense by Amesbury brightened a dismal 18-18 first half for both teams.

Triton “won” the other three quarters but certainly not the crucial third quarter and that cost the home team.

Another factor in the Indians’ victory was the denial defense Maddie Napoli played on Tessa Lafrance.  Tessa did get fifteen points but eight of them were in the final quarter.

Outside accuracy was almost non-existent for both teams.  Amesbury found layups off turnovers and rebound breakouts.

It turned out that Amesbury had an excellent 2-2-1 pressing defense but because of their infrequent baskets we didn’t see much of it in the first half.

Sophomore Flannery O'Connor

Sophomore Flannery O’Connor

Late in the third period, however, was a different story, as AHS turned pressure into points.  The Indians closed the 3rd quarter with ten straight points.  Flannery had eight of those points; two of them off Triton turnovers, one on a full-court layup, and a 4th on a feed from Ali Napoli.

Given the opportunity in the first half to function without facing full-court pressure, Triton was much more comfortable.  They passed the ball and they saw to it that Erin Savage was in a position to make plays.

Defensively in the first half, the Vikings forced long shots and really swallowed up Amesbury penetrations.

At halftime, you didn’t know how the second half might go.  The Indians, however, did play most of the first half without foul-plagued Flannery.  The sophomore certainly made a difference in the third quarter.  She can rebound, pass, and score inside.

One scary moment in this game was when Maddie Napoli dove into the stands to save a ball.  Maddie collided with a man holding a baby as she saved the ball to her sister Ali.  Ali made a layup while Maddie made sure that things were okay in the stands…….and they were.

Amesbury came into this game averaging sixty-four points per outing.

Amesbury matched last season’s win total with their eleventh win.

The Vikings had won four straight before losing their last two.

The undefeated Indians have yet to face Pentucket, Newburyport, and Manchester-Essex.  All of those teams have winning records.

Tessa Lafrance puts in a rebound

Tessa Lafrance puts in a rebound

Amesbury’s next game is Tuesday hosting non-league Stoneham.

Triton visits Essex Tech on Wednesday.

Julia LaMontagne had five baskets and four of them were off feeds from Flannery O’Connor.

Triton box from the game

Amesbury box from the game

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Ali Napoli scores while her sister Maddie checks on spectators.

Ali Napoli scores while her sister Maddie (in the background) checks on spectators.

loose ball

loose ball

Maddie Napoli gets to the basket

Maddie Napoli gets to the basket

Chelsea Lynch shoots over Mel Primpas

Chelsea Lynch shoots over Mel Primpas

Maddie Napoli in heavy Triton traffic

Maddie Napoli in heavy Triton traffic

Kate Carter

Kate Carter

Tessa Lafrance on a break with Abbie Sartori chasing

Tessa Lafrance on a break with Abbie Sartori chasing

Abbie Sartori tries to stop Erin Savage

Abbie Sartori tries to stop Erin Savage

Bridget Sheehan looks for an opening

Bridget Sheehan looks for an opening

Chelsea Lynch surrounded by a trio of Vikings

Chelsea Lynch surrounded by a trio of Vikings

Erin Savage and Abbie Sartori

Abbie Sartori and Erin Savage

 

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North Reading defeats Triton 41-31 to gain share of CAL Kinney Division title

North Reading: 2015-16 Cape Ann League Kinney Division co-champs

North Reading: 2015-16 Cape Ann League Kinney Division co-champs

Jess Lezon (19 points) defended by Tessa Lafrance (13 points)

Jess Lezon (19 points) defended by Tessa Lafrance (13 points)

(Byfield MA) North Reading is not going to have any problem with sharing.

The Hornets (18-2) rode Jess Lezon’s nineteen points to defeat Triton, 41-31, on Wednesday night. The win gives NR a share of the Cape Ann League Kinney Division title with Pentucket.

The Hornets haven’t had a CAL girls’ basketball title, shared or unshared, since 1993!

But the drought is over and NR now can get ready for the Division 3 tournament. The MIAA bracket will be released on Friday.

Triton (10-10) sealed their ride to the Division 2 tourney with a recent win over Everett.

The visitors took the lead for good (5-4) just three minutes into the game on a three by senior Julia McDonald.

Jess Lezon (6’5”) drew plenty of Vikings defenders wherever she was. The Yale commit dominated the second quarter with eleven points getting terrific feeds from teammates. North Reading led 28-15 at halftime.

Jess Lezon gets a layup over Abby Ostrander

Jess Lezon gets a layup over Abby Ostrander

Junior Tessa Lafrance had thirteen points and defended Jess Lezon. Her problem? Foul trouble. If there is such a thing as a foul magnet, Tessa was it. Triton coach Dan Boyle was forced to keep the 6’ junior on the bench for half of the second quarter and didn’t start her in the 3rd quarter. Tough place to have your top scorer and your best defensive matchup against Jess Lezon.

The Vikings were able to chop some points off the NR halftime advantage in the second half. After an Erin Savage three, Triton got as close as they would get, 36-29, with three minutes left.

A couple of things that caught my eye in this game were: Triton played some serious defense, and North Reading did not force the ball inside but passed into open shots on the perimeter.

The Vikings constantly applied pressure and were quick enough to be able to take chances and recover defensively. They jumped passing/dribbling lanes and forced thirteen turnovers by my count.

North Reading wasn’t shy about taking three’s, especially wide open ones. And there were quite a few available because Triton did everything they could to deny passes inside. One thing that worked several times for NR was quick breakouts. Several times when the break didn’t produce a good shot they were able to hit Jess Lezon rolling down the lane.

Triton seniors honored before their last home game

Triton seniors honored before their last home game

Triton seniors (Morgan Snow, Hannah Clark, Jessica Greaney, and Abby Ostrander) were honored before the game.

The Hornets have won five straight and sixteen of their last seventeen. They could be the top seed in the Division 3 North.

NR’s two losses were against Pentucket and Newburyport. Both of those teams are in Division 2.

Pentucket coach John McNamara was in the house.

Last time I saw the North Reading girls in action was at Manning Field in Lynn when they won the Division 3 North soccer title.

Two weeks ago North Reading defeated Triton, 51-36, at home. Jess had twenty in that game while Carly Swartz had seventeen.

Jess scored her 1000th point on February 11th.

Morgan Snow on the move

Morgan Snow on the move

The Hornets are now a man-to-man team. They have nine seniors on their roster.

Being courtside I catch things that are said on the court. I also get a glimpse of facial reactions. At one point Jess Lezon was covering Mel Primpas. The height discrepancy was very noticeable. Hannah Clark had the ball on the wing and Mel backed down on the block with Jess behind her. Hannah saw the mismatch and smiled.

Box score Triton

Box score North Reading

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Tessa Lafrance gets her 5th foul

Tessa Lafrance gets her 5th foul

Jess Lezon looks for a pass

Jess Lezon looks for a pass

Erin Savage guarded by Julia McDonald

Erin Savage guarded by Julia McDonald

Katie Welch (#5) covers Tessa Lafrance (#20)

Katie Welch (#5) covers Tessa Lafrance (#20)

Pentucket coach John McNamara does some scouting

Pentucket coach John McNamara does some scouting

Morgan Snow shoots over Carly Swartz

Morgan Snow shoots over Carly Swartz

Halftime entertainment

Halftime entertainment

 

 

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Triton runs nineteen straight in 36-19 rout of Hamilton-Wenham

Tessa Lafrance (19 points) had her way inside against Hamilton-Wenham

Tessa Lafrance (19 points) had her way inside against Hamilton-Wenham

Cate Blatchford scored the first basket on a full-court drive

Cate Blatchford scored the first basket on a full-court drive

(Byfield MA) Triton scored nineteen straight points during the first half and easily defeated cold-shooting Hamilton-Wenham, 36-19, on Friday night in Cape Ann League action.

Tessa Lafrance (19 points) paced the Vikings.

Hamilton-Wenham (4-4) started fast with layups by Cate Blatchford and Cecily Szady but after that the home team was the only team making shots for over twelve minutes of playing time.

Kelly Walsh did miss four free throw attempts during the disastrous segment and there were five turnovers but it was the shooting from the floor that killed the Generals.

My research told me that HW was intent on pressuring full-court but in order to do that a team has to make shots and that just didn’t happen on this evening.

Tessa had ten of her points during the nineteen-point run. Other contributors were Erin Savage, Morgan Snow (4 points), and Alexandra Kennedy (3-pointer).

Tessa Lafrance draws a crowd

Tessa Lafrance draws a crowd

The best moments for HW were at the start (quick 4-0 lead) and at the end when they shut down Triton for the final 4 ½ minutes, created six turnovers, and tallied seven points (Lauren Flynn, Kristina Renaud, and Haley Rivers).

The Vikings (5-4), other than in the final 4 ½ minutes, handled HW pressure with good passing. Credit Mel Primpas, Morgan Snow, and Erin Savage for preventing costly backcourt miscues.

6’ Tessa Lafrance was a matchup nightmare for the shorter HW squad. Tessa can take and make from long range, although she had only one from long range versus HW. Closer to the basket, however, Tessa’s height and strength overwhelmed the Generals. And from what I saw in this game, her teammates will find her when she’s in close. Erin Savage collected several assists this way.

Best pass of the game may have been Alexandra Kennedy’s to Tessa for a layup in the last quarter.

Erin Savage (9 points) defended by Liz Kirschner

Erin Savage (9 points) defended by Liz Kirschner

Junior Erin Savage (9 points) was a crowd pleaser early in the 4th quarter when she rebounded a Tessa miss, scored and was fouled.

Both teams return to action on Monday night (6:30PM). Triton is at Amesbury while HW hosts Pentucket.

Hamilton-Wenham was 2-18 last season with one of those wins being in their opener over Triton, 52-50.

Triton was 11-11 last season going out in the D2 North first round to Wakefield.

Triton box

HW box

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Dive for the ball!

Dive for the ball!

Alex Kennedy (32) blocks

Alex Kennedy (32) blocks

Lauren Flynn (1) gets an opening

Lauren Flynn (1) gets an opening

Mel Primpas covered by Liz Kirschner

Mel Primpas covered by Liz Kirschner

Tessa Lafrance shoots in the lane

Tessa Lafrance shoots in the lane

Game on!

Game on!

Kelly Walsh heads baseline

Kelly Walsh heads baseline

Jacqueline Fibbe and Morgan Snow

Jacqueline Fibbe and Morgan Snow

Jacqueline Fibbe, Cecily Szady, and Bridget Sheehan

Jacqueline Fibbe, Cecily Szady, and Bridget Sheehan

Tessa Lafrance launches a three

Tessa Lafrance launches a three

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Fast start and Kelsi McNamara (23 points) too much for Triton in 52-39 loss to Pentucket

Kelsi McNamara (23 points) gets a screen from McKenna Kilian

Kelsi McNamara (23 points) gets a screen from McKenna Kilian

Morgan Snow caught in Pentucket trap

Morgan Snow caught in Pentucket trap

(Byfield MA)  Triton had a nightmare first quarter and spent the rest of the game trying to recover.

They never did and Pentucket downed the Vikings, 52-39, on Tuesday night in Cape Ann League action.

The Sachems have now won fifteen straight and sport an impressive 18-1 record with three games remaining.

Pentucket gave the home team a full dose of full-court, trapping pressure and rolled to a 19-2 first quarter.  Triton committed ten turnovers and the Sachems turned several of the miscues into instant baskets.

Triton head coach Dan Boyle burned two timeouts early in that quarter to try and stop the Sachems but the inexperienced Vikings persisted in dribbling into traps and passing into traffic with bad results.

Kelsi McNamara paced Pentucket with twenty-three points, none of them in the runaway first quarter.  However, Kelsi was part of the effective Pentucket traps that led to turnovers and also assisted on four baskets in the quarter.

Camille Mihalchik (#22) hit several shots from the corner

Camille Mihalchik (#22) hit several shots from the corner

The Vikings finally broke a run of thirteen Sachems points when Camille Mihalchik hit a jump shot early in the second quarter assisted by Erin Savage.

Jessica Greaney (Triton) and Boo Torrisi (Pentucket) traded free throws before Kelsi put six straight points together.  The Pentucket senior took a steal in for a layup, hit a floater in the lane, and two free throws to increase the Sachems edge to, 26-5, with 1+ minutes left until halftime.

The rest of the way Triton played a lot better.  Why?  They lessened the turnovers.  They had only four (by my count) in the second half.  Less turnovers, more scoring opportunities.

Key to the Vikings’ turnaround was sophomore Mel Primpas.  The point guard handled the Pentucket pressure and gave Triton a chance to display their outside shooting and inside height advantage.

Carolyn Modlish shadows Tess Lafrance (13 points)

Carolyn Modlish shadows Tess Lafrance (13 points)

Tessa Lafrance caught fire with a ten-point third quarter including two 3’s as the home team collected nineteen points.

Triton put a 10-1 segment together that stretched into the final quarter to close to within ten points (42-32) with five minutes left in the game.  Five different Vikings (Morgan Snow, Tessa Lafrance, Abby Ostrander, Camille Mihalchik, and Erin Savage) scored in the rally.

After a Pentucket timeout, the Sachems responded with six straight points (Kelsi free throw, Audrey Tipson layup, and Kelsi three) and erased any thought that an upset was possible.

The Vikings did get two three’s in the last minute (Tessa Lafrance & Jessica Greaney) to tighten the final score to 52-39.

McKenna Kilian (13 points) had eight points in the decisive first quarter for Pentucket.

When you see Pentucket play the first thing you notice is their disruptive defense.  Watch a little longer and you start to appreciate their ability to see and successfully pass to open teammates.

full-court pressure

full-court pressure

Best play of the game?  Last two minutes.  Kelsi had the rebound and McKenna Kilian broke down the left side.  A good pass would have been to McKenna on the left wing.  A great pass happened when Kelsi took a couple of dribbles up the court and tossed a remarkable drop-in pass over the defender that McKenna caught in stride behind the defender for a layup.

The two teams played on January 5th and Pentucket won, 32-20, at Triton.  Boo Torrisi paced Pentucket with eleven points.  Kelsi had only 7 with no three’s.

This game was scheduled for Pentucket but their schools are closed this week because of the snow on the roofs.

loose ball

loose ball

Pentucket finishes their regular season with two games in St. Mary’s tournament next week.  They are scheduled to host North Reading this Friday.  With the school’s closed you wonder if they’ll be able to have Seniors’ Day at Pentucket.

Triton has won seven of their last nine games.  They host Malden tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

Boo Torrisi and Carolyn Modlish took turns denying Tessa Lafrance the ball.

How did Rebecca Torrisi become “Boo?”  As an infant she was called “Bec-a-boo” by family and it stuck.  For those of you familiar with Paul Harvey, “Now you know the rest of the story!”

Mel Primpas spent some time covering Kelsi.  These two photos show what happened to Mel when she got too close to Kelsi.petr A9 Mel about to flypetr A10 Mel flies

Pentucket Boxscore

Triton Boxscore

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Colleen Jameson defended by Hannah Clark

Colleen Jameson defended by Hannah Clark

looking for a rebound

looking for a rebound

Carolyn Modlish breaks ahead

Carolyn Modlish breaks ahead

Kelsi McNamara in the lane

Kelsi McNamara in the lane

McKenna Killian (13 points)

McKenna Killian (13 points)

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Triton girls hold off Georgetown 43-39

Tessa LaFrance (16 points) gets two over Cayla Durkee in the first quarter

Tessa LaFrance (16 points) gets two over Cayla Durkee in the first quarter

Maya Spence (7 points) saw plenty of Triton defense

Maya Spence (7 points) saw plenty of Triton defense

(Byfield MA) Triton gave away a huge lead but held on to defeat Georgetown, 43-38, on Monday afternoon in Cape Ann League girls’ basketball.

The Vikings (6-7) have now won three straight games.

Sophomore Tessa LaFrance led Triton with sixteen points, getting eleven of those points in the Vikings’ remarkable 17-1 first quarter.

Georgetown (6-6) looked to be feeling the effects of yesterday’s 64-48 win over Saugus in the early going.  Triton had several coast-to-coast layups at the beginning as the Royals failed to get back on defense.

Credit Triton, they chose to limit the touches Maya Spence (22 points against Saugus) would get with a box-and-one defense in the first half.  Megan Muldowney, Melanie Primpas, and Hannah Clark all put in time effectively denying Maya the ball and the Vikings got off to a great start.

The Royals first point (free throw Cassidy Troy) came with 3:15 left in the first quarter…….and it was their only point in that quarter.

That sizable deficit, down sixteen after a quarter, could have been the start of an afternoon laugher but it wasn’t.  I saw the Royals “out” of a game against Newburyport Friday night but the next thing I knew some of their 3’s started to drop and their trapping defense began to work.  That’s also what happened in this game.

Ashley Hovan sparked the Georgetown comeback with two 3-pointers off the bench

Ashley Hovan sparked the Georgetown comeback with two 3-pointers off the bench

The visitors trailed by nine (32-23) after three quarters.  Enter junior Ashley Hovan for the Royals for the first time.  Ashley drained two 3’s in less than two minutes and, combined with a Graceann Conte layup, suddenly G’town had Triton in their sights, 35-31, with nearly six minutes left in the game.

A converted rebound by Camille Mihalchik, after a steal and a layup by Morgan Snow, boosted the Triton margin back to eight (39-31) with 4+ minutes to go.

Again Georgetown, down but not out, as they tallied seven unanswered points.  Four of the points came from free throws, despite missing four straight, and the other points were on Isabel Block’s 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining.

Anyone’s game, for sure, at 39-38.

Tessa LaFrance (16 points) scored the key basket for the winners driving down the lane for two and later teammate Morgan Snow hit a baseline jump shot, after a G’town turnover, to restore a 5-point lead.

tie-up on the baseline

tie-up on the baseline

The Royals responded with a free throw (Cassidy Troy) but thereafter inexplicably allowed Triton to run out the last twelve seconds to end the game.  Fouling seemed like a logical option to this reporter.

Georgetown never led in this game.  They next play on Friday at Pentucket.

Triton’s next game is hosting Lynn Voc on Wednesday night.

Triton was much taller than Georgetown and had quite a few offensive rebounds.  They also had several blocks.  On one play in the first quarter, Tessa LaFrance blocked a shot, recovered the ball, and drove the length of the court to score.

Rory Donoghue and Tessa LaFrance

Rory Donoghue and Tessa LaFrance

Tessa LaFrance, Erin Savage, and Kayla Durkee were 2nd team Cape Ann League All-Stars last season.  Tessa and Erin are sophomores while Cayla is a junior.

Triton won by four points but missed ten free throws (5-for-15).  Two 1-and-1’s were included.

Georgetown lost by four points despite missing twelve free throws (11-for-23).

In my opinion, the advent of the 3-point shot has lessened the inclination of players to practice foul shots.  Good teams are going to make you pay if you foul them.

Triton boxscore

Georgetown boxscore

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Jessica Greaney eyes the hoop

Jessica Greaney eyes the hoop

scramble

scramble

Tight Triton defense

Tight Triton defense

Mollie Swanton goes for a steal

Mollie Swanton goes for a steal

Morgan Snow on the run

Morgan Snow on the run

 

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