Boys Basketball Beats Saugus


ALEX LAINE, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, the boys basketball team beat Saugus by a score of 54-44, moving to a record of 5-2. 

Gloucester started slow on offense, but their defense kept them ahead 10-7 at the end of the first quarter; Nate Montagnino already scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds.

Halfway into the second quarter, the Fishermen went on a 7-0 run to put them up 23-13. Saugus quickly responded, ending the half with a 12-2 run, cutting the Gloucester lead to only two points heading into halftime.

Gloucester heated up in the third quarter, scoring 17 points, led by Ashton Davis with seven in the quarter, who didn’t play at all throughout the first half. Saugus managed to stay in the game though, scoring 16 points in the quarter, 14 of which came from Isiah Rodriguez.

“I thought we did a good job coming out in the second half with more aggression and intensity,” Head Coach Adam Philpott said. “We’ve struggled starting games this season and we’ve allowed teams to stay in the game because of it, but I thought we came out with a real purpose in the second half.”

The Fishermen took the game away in the fourth quarter, with threes from Alex Laine, Adam Borowick and Evan Anderson, along with free throws from Montagnino and Laine, putting them up by 10 with less than three minutes left. 

Nate Motagnino ended the game with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Charlie Amero pitched in with nine points. Alex Laine and Ashton Davis added seven each.  Adam Borowick had six, and Evan Anderson had five.

The Fishermen’s next game will be away against Beverly on Friday at 7pm.