Junior Varsity boys master Masters by a basket, 49-47
The Junior Varsity boys team mounted an astounding comeback last Saturday in their match up against Masters Regional Academy JV at the Block Island School.
In the first half of basketball the Hurricanes' shots were not falling, but Jameson “Malone” Padien kept them in the game ripping down rebound after rebound. With one of their leading scorers, Gavin “G-smooth” Smith, in foul trouble, the BIJV knew they had to step their game up. Down 18 to 30 at the half, the ’Canes knew they had to pick up their defense efforts and start getting stops.
In the second half the B.I. Hurricanes came out with major intensity. Ryan “Bad Boy” McGarry was laying down the law in the paint and blocked three shots in the opening five minutes of the second half. Rookies Andrew “Baseline” McGarry, Mac Brown, and Tyler Mack all gave the 'Canes productive minutes. Silas “Monjcity” Monje and Ebben “Polamalu” Howarth also contributed valuable minutes scattering the stat line with multiple rebounds, steals, assists and game presence.
As the game was winding down Masters Regional Academy scored a three-pointer to put them up by one point with 25 seconds left to play. Ryan “Rejection” McGarry rallied his teammates saying, “Games not over until the clock reads zero, boys.” Richard “Mr. Clutch” Conant hit timely free throws in the closing seconds of the game to put the Hurricanes up by 1. Masters missed on a Hail Mary three-point attempt and the 'Canes took the victory. Conant and Smith led the team in points with 18 and 13 respectively, while Paiden and McGarry contributed with over 10 rebounds each.