Basketball: Fishermen boys break losing streak


Dawn Enos

Captain Brady Sullivan brings the ball up the court

ALEX LAINE, Sports Writer

On Tuesday, the Fishermen boys basketball team beat Winthrop, 54-40 to bounce back from consecutive losses to Salem and Swampscott last week.

This win pushes them to No.15 in Division III, only two wins away from clinching a playoff spot.

“We took care of business. Goal going forward is to be the best team we can be, come game one of the tournament,” Assistant Coach Tyler Conigliari said after the win. “I think this team has a run in us if we can bring it all together.”

Adam Borowick started the scoring for the Fishermen, scoring eight of their first 10 points; while Gloucester’s defense came out strong and kept them in the lead the whole game. They only let up six points to Winthrop in the first quarter. 

Winthrop responded with 19 points in the second quarter, finishing with an 8-2 run (28-25) heading into halftime. Brady Sullivan also racked up five assists in the first half.

It was more of the same in the second half, with Winthrop only scoring 15 points through the rest of the game. Gloucester’s offense dissected the Viking’s 2-3 defense, pushing the ball to Nate Montagnino in the middle for most of the game. 

Nate dominated Winthrop on the inside all night, finishing with 27 points and 20 rebounds. He scored all of his points in the paint or on the free throw line.

The Fishermen’s next game will be away on Friday against Division I Peabody at 7p.m.