Monday, August 10, 2009

EMASS Boys Basketball--Belmont wins the 1st Annual Boston Summer High School Shootout

Belmont Outlasts North Andover in Boston Summer High School Shootout

Andrew Musler hit a driving 10 footer off the backboard at the buzzer over Alex Blaine for the win for Belmont High School over North Andover High School in the final of the 1st Annual Boston Summer High School Shootout at Wentworth Institute of Technology. With the win Belmont posted a perfect (7-0) record for the weekend.

Belmont shot out to the early lead but North Andover, behind the shooting of Tommy O'Connell and Matt Sifferlain, gained control of the game and were actually leading by 7 points with a little more than one minute to play. After 2 successive steals by Marcus Papas, Musler hit 2 three point field goals to bring Belmont within 1 point to setup the final heroics. Musler lead all scorers with 30 points.

The 2 most exciting games of the weekend both involved Andover High School. In pool play, New Mission High School's Osmal Odena hit a fall away 3-point shot at the buzzer to defeat Andover. In the quarterfinals, in a border war, North Andover, behind the inside play of Alex Blaine, took out Andover High School )66-62). Joe Bramanti was a force for Andover and D.J. Fazio hit 3 big three point field goals to keep Andover in the game.

Here is the rundown of the playoffs as well as the Most Valuable Player and All-Star teams from this weekend;


Woburn 68 Littleton 60
Belmont 45 New Mission 42
Somerville 68 Acton Boxboro 64
N Andover 66 Andover 62

Semi -Finals:

N Andover 65 - Woburn 55
Belmont 58 - Somerville 53


Belmont 60 - N Andover 59

Most Valuable Players - Andrew Musler, Belmont

First Team All Stars:

Alex Blaine N Andover
Joe Bramanti Andover
Marco Coppola Watertown
Sam Longwell Acton Boxboro
Nick Lund Woburn
Andrew Musler Belmont
Joe Mussachia Manchester Essex
Osmal Odena New Mission
Franklin Salvatore Somerville
John Williamson Littleton

Second Team All Stars:

Billy Bonnet Malden
Vinnie Cortina Belmont
Ousmane Drame New Mission
DJ Fazio Andover
Nate Freni Malden
Raudy Minaya Metheun
Skerky Odivian Somerville
Randy Parker Woburn
Brima Rogers Concord Carlisle
Matt Sifferlain N Andover


Anonymous said...

Beano , Great job on coverage of the Boston Summer Shootout .
Mark Papas did a terrific job in organizing this event .
As described there were a lot of good ball games and Talented players for the fan to see .

It bodes well for the HS basketball fan for 2009-10
Take Care and keep up the good work
I have found it difficult to find the Coverage you provide in some of the Boston area papers .
Thanks for the effort


Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.