Manchester Essex 55, Cathedral 47
The Hornets improve to 12-7 on the season avenging an early season loss in the process. Liam Aldrich led the way with 18 points while breaking the Cathedral press and distributing the basketball.
Head coach Bryan Shields called the defensive effort from Taylor Ketchum and Petey Morton “the difference in the game” as the pair shut down Cathedral’s top two scorers, who torched the Hornets for 49 points in the team’s first meeting of the season. Shields also praised the play of Jeff Durkin and Craig Carter off the bench for playing extra minutes with a couple of players in foul trouble.
Gloucester 36 (Tuesday)
Gloucester was officially eliminated from tournament contention with the loss. The Fishermen kept things close in the first half before struggling from the field in the second half allowing the Magicians to pull away.
Austin Davis led the Fishermen with eight points, Connor Adkins and Jeff Oliveria chipped in seven points each.
Swampscott 55, Gloucester 52
Gloucester falls to 7-14 with a tough loss on senior night at the Benjamin A. Smith Fieldhouse. The Fishermen fell victim to a controversial no-call in the final seconds of play according to head coach Bill Cahill.
Jeff Oliveria led the way with 13 points, Drew Shairs had 12 while Jason Vizena scored nine points in the loss.