The Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) swept through the West and South portions of their four-day "Select Classic" tour, squaring off against squads comprised of the best MIAA talent in each of the four main regions of Massachusetts. Today, they'll continue with games against the Central all-stars, before finishing tomorrow against the North.
For a refresher, here are the MIAA All-Star rosters.
Courtesy of the BABC, here's a quick recap of the first half of the tour:
On Thursday Night, the Boston Amateur Basketball Club started their 2014 BABC Mass/RI Select Tour with two games at Holyoke Community College.
The first game pitted the BABC Freshmen against the Western Mass Select Freshmen and Sophomore team. In a well contested, hard fought game, the BABC Freshmen pulled away in the latter part of the 2nd half to earn the 88-79 victory. In a back and forth affair, BABC led 45-39 at half and opened up a ten point 2nd half lead, only to see the Western Mass Fr/So make a run of their own to bring the game back close; ultimately BABC proved to be too much in the end. BABC was led by Cambridge Rindge and Latin guard Jakigh Dottin, who tallied a game-high 32 points in the win.
Also playing well for the BABC Freshmen were Worcester Academy forward Caden Dumas and Governor’s Academy forward Nick O’Sarrenn, who together combined for 27 points and 22 rebounds. The Western Mass. Freshmen/Sophomore Select team was led by the 25 points of State Champion forward Tyonne Malone of Putnam High School, and 14 points from Jake Midura of Chicopee High School.
The nightcap saw the BABC Junior team go up against the Western Mass Junior/Senior Select team. Holding a 37-28 halftime lead, BABC stormed away in the 2nd half en route to an 84-62 win. Playing, Competing, and Executing at a high level, the BABC Junior’s proved their stock as one of the top teams in the nation led by the impressive all around play of the Tilton School’s Terance Mann who tallied a game high 24 points. Tilton teammate, Franklin Porter added 10 for the BABC Junior’s; Noble and Greenough’s Bob Martin Jr. and New Hampton’s Jeremy Miller added 15 and 12 respectively. The Western Mass Jr/Sr’s were led by the trio of Jon Garcia, David Murrell, and Dizel Wright of the recently crowned State Champions at Putnam High School.
The action moved South of Boston to Quincy High School on Friday Night, for the 12th Annual Fitzy-Nolan games, chaired by former Mount Ida College Head Coach, Rico Cabral. The first game saw the BABC Freshmen against the South Select Freshmen/Sophomore team. In another back and forth contest, the BABC Freshmen pulled away late to earn the 98-92 victory. Trailing 50-37 at half, BABC saw the South Select come out hot from beyond the arc in the 2nd half, led by Catholic Memorial’s Kellan Grady four three pointers; but Cambridge Rindge and Latin guard Jakigh Dottin stole the show for BABC, his 17 second half points leading BABC back for the victory.
Dottin tallied a game high 25 points for BABC, while Grady topped for the Select team with 22. BB&N guard, Geo Baker added 21 points for the BABC Freshmen, while Garrett Stephenson and Terrell Brown chipped in with 15 and 12, respectively. Grady’s Catholic Memorial teammate, Brandon Twitty added 12 points for the South Select.
The final game of the night saw the BABC Junior’s against the South Select Junior/Senior team. Opening up a convincing 41-22 halftime lead, the BABC Junior’s were able to cruise to the 81-60 victory. Again, playing and executing at a high level, the Juniors proved why they are one of the top teams in the nation. Vermont Academy’s Bruce Brown led a balanced attack for BABC tallying a game high 15 points. Tilton’s Terance Mann added 14, while Durfee’s Tyree Robinson added 13 for the BABC. The South Select Jr/Sr’s were led by Mansfield’s Michael Boen who tallied a team high 13 points.
The BABC Mass/RI Select Tour will continue over the weekend, Saturday at Worcester Academy where BABC will take on some of the best from Central Massachusetts at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, the action will move to Salem State University, where BABC will play the best from the North, at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The action will conclude Sunday, at CCRI where the BABC Junior’s will take on Rhode Island’s best at 4:30 p.m.