Hollis Brookline High School Highlights
Friday, January 4, 2013
Dec. 28: HB 47,
Nashua North 40
The Cavaliers held off the Titans despite having just one player in double figures. Shea Whalen came off the bench to score a team-high 10 points for HB, while Connor Walsh and P.J. Flaum had eight points apiece.
North got 14 points each from Jordan Lates and Aaron Cordova, who hit four 3-pointers for the Titans, helping them keep the game close in the fourth quarter.
The Titans had just 15 points at halftime, and didn’t score until midway through the third quarter, but a layup by Cordova got North within four early in the fourth. HB was able to stretch the lead back to seven in a sloppy quarter, but the Titans got within four, 40-36, on a 3 by Cordova with 2:30 to play.
Four free throws by Whalen and a basket by Logan Blake helped the Cavs hang on for the win.
Dec. 29: Thornton 73,
HB 66 (2OT)
The Trojans hit game-tying baskets at the end of the fourth quarter and first overtime, and outscored the Cavaliers 15-8 in the second OT to advance to the title game.
Jeff Gelinas led Thornton with 23 points, including a layup that tied the game at 58 in the final second of the first overtime. That came after Quinn Richardson-Newton, who had 22 points, hit a 3 to tie the game at the end of regulation.
HB got 18 points from Connor Walsh, as the Cavs rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half. Down 21-7 at the end of the first quarter, HB took its first lead early in the third quarter and led by as many as four before Thornton came back to lead 38-36 going into the fourth.
The Cavs had a chance to put the game away in the first overtime. Up 55-53 with 1:14 left, Thornton’s Malcolm Dopwell was called for a foul and was given a technical after slamming the ball on the floor, but HB made just 1 of 4 free throws. Tim Rencken scored on the ensuing possession to put the Cavs up five, but they wouldn’t score again until early in the second OT.
PJ Flaum added 17 points for HB and Rencken finished with 16, all of which came in the second half.
Adam Ek also had 12 points for Thornton, which was 32 of 34 from the free line, including a 12-for-12 performance by Richardson-Newton.