Hogan and Temin Strong in Early Season Wins
Jan Taylor - New England Prep Stars
Lynn Engsih and Swampscott earn early season wins
Hogan and Lynn English Roll
Fred Hogan scored 19 points, including 12 in the first half, to help the Lynn English Bulldogs boys basketball team defeat the Beverly Panthers, 70-52, at the Henry Cabot Lodge Field House.
The Bulldogs, who lost by one point in overtime to Salem on Tuesday, were determined to get back on a winning streak against the Panthers, who were undefeated coming in to the game. They jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back from there. Beverly's Josh Cairns, who led the Panthers with 14 points, scored six in the first quarter to keep his team in the game.
Lynn English earned a bigger lead in the second quarter and took advantage of some costly Beverly foul trouble. They went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter and received contributions from Hogan, who scored eight straight points, Erick Rosario and Anthony Silfa. Ben Bowden, the only senior starter, played strong defensively and grabbed some key rebounds.
The Bulldogs ran away from the Panthers in the second half as they went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter to give them a 15 point lead to start the fourth quarter. Silfa, who scored 12 points, came off the bench to help his team offensively in teh quarter.
"After losing to Salem on Tuesday, we were determined to beat Beverly," Hogan said after the game. "Our goals for the season are to win the city tournament (a holiday tournament against Lynn Classical, St. Mary's and Lynn Tech) and win the NEC large schools division."
Temin Helps Swampscott Defeat Winthrop
Val Temin scored 14 points and Dan Trentsch added 12 to help the Swampscott Big Blue boys basketball team defeat the Winthrop Vikings, 66-53, at Swampscott High School.
The Big Blue, who have several returning varsity players, showcased their experience by outscoring the Vikings, 17-5 in the first quarter. They continued to dominate Winthrop in the second quarter and received key contributions from Temin, Steve Bowers and Chad Nelson. They were ahead 38-22 at halftime.
Swampscott extended tehir lead in teh third quarter. Trentsch scored six, including four from the free throw line, in the third quarter, to give the Big Blue an 18 point lead heading into to the fourth quarter.
Even with the game out of reach for Winthrop, the Vikings did not give up in the fourth quarter to make the game close. They outscored Swampscott 17-12 in the final quarter and cut Swampscott's lead to just nine points in the final minute of tplay before the Big Blue scored the last four points of the game.
"It's nice to win our first game of the season," Temin said after the game. "We have a tough game coming up next week against Danvers. Our goal is to make the state tournament and we can achieve that since we have experience at the varsity level."
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