The Block Island Times

Varsity boys split victories with Masters

By Thomas Conant III | Feb 10, 2013

The boys varsity had two tough games last weekend back-to-back against Masters Regional Academy.

Friday’s game was played at Masters’ infamously loud gym and the Saturday game was played on Block Island. Both games were heated and very close. Friday the Hurricanes, shorthanded without Oliver Mott, were neck and neck with Masters. Jaixen “McHustle” Hall was an animal on the boards as well as in his defensive presence; picking up multiple charges as well as altering shots. Tadhg O’Neill and James “the Colonel” McNerney both had great games as well, ripping down rebounds and defending the paint. Mason “the Flash” Littlefield ended with eight assists while fighting through a bruised left knee in addition to adding timely scoring. Griffen “Downtown” Hall put in his fair share of three pointers. Howell “the 3rd” Conant led the team with 24 points, while Jaixen Hall and Tadhg O’Neill both grabbed 10-plus rebounds. Mason led the team with eight assists. The ’Canes lost the game in the final seconds by 2 points.

The Block Island varsity team was hungry for revenge the next day when Masters made the trip to Block Island. The ’Canes home game was very close, like the previous one. Griffen “Downtown” Hall was on fire from three-point land, leading the team in scoring going 5 for 10. Oliver “The Glove” Mott was effective on the boards and also scored 10 points. James “the Colonel” McNerney led the team in rebounds with 7 while putting on a box-out clinic. Mason Littlefield scored a few huge lay-ups towards the end of the game that helped push the ’Canes to a 68 to 66 victory. Conant, having an off night offensively, contributed on the defensive end with three blocks and three steals. Jaixen “Fluffy” Hall brought his usual 110-percent hustle and dominated on the defensive and offensive boards.

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