Boston High School: Jon Perez

Saturday's Bay State Games results

July, 17, 2011
Courtesy of Bay State Games media relations director Peter Cohenno:


Boys Scholastic 11/12 Grade
Emmanuel College – Boston, MA

Southeast 103, Metro 77
Sayvonn Houston (Brockton, Brockton HS) poured in 37 points to propel Southeast to a 103-77 win over Metro. Jaleel Moise (Brockton, Brockton HS) and Jon Perez (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) added 20 and 19 points respectively for the winners. Metro had three players in double figures led by Kenny Ramos’s (Mattapan, East Boston HS) 14 points. Adam Zakaria (Arlington, Arlington HS) and Paul Brooles (Arlington, Arlington HS) chipped in with 12 apiece.

Coastal vs Northeast
Coastal declared winner due to a Northeast forfeit.

West 78, Central 54
West ran away with a 78-54 victory over Central. For the winners, Jesse LeCroix (Orange, Mahar HS) led all scorers with 26. Casy White (Easthampton, Easthampton HS) and Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) netted 14 apiece. Central’s Matt Kneece (Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury HS) paced his squad with 16 points.

Coastal 104, Southeast 97
Chris Green (Taunton, Taunton HS) tallied 30 points to help Coastal edge Southeast, 104-97, in a fast-paced, offensive battle. Nelson Baptiste (Falmouth, Falmouth HS) contributed to the assault with 22, and Andrew Kenyon (Swansea, Case HS) put up 20. Southeast big man Sayvonn Houston (Brockton, Brockton HS) led all scorers with 33. His teammates, Damien Lugay (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) and Jon Perez (Weymouth, Weymouth HS), added 18 and 14 points, respectively.

Northeast vs Central
Central declared winner due to a Northeast forfeit.

West 109, Metro 63
West had two players score more than 20 points as they destroyed Metro 109-63. Metro kept the game tied at 18 through the first quarter. However, West came alive in the second, scoring 36 points, and went into halftime leading 54-33. In the second half, West forward Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) netted 21 of his 23 points and was the game’s leading scorer. West guard Jesse LeCroix (Orange, Mahar HS) added 22 points of his own. Metro’s Mo Magras (Medford, Medford HS) tallied 12 points and led the team in scoring.

Boys Scholastic 9/10 Grade
Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Metro 65, Southeast 62
Metro defeated Southeast 65-62 in a close game that went down to the final minutes. Metro scored early and had an 18-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Southeast pulled within two at the half. Going into the fourth quarter they were tied at 48. Southeast guards Jonathan Joseph (Brockton, Brockton HS) and Andrew Reardon (North Easton, Oliver Ames HS) combined for seven of the team’s final 13 points. Guard Lutjy Mondesir (Brockton, Brockton HS) led the team with 10 points, while Metro’s Tyler Sullivan (Arlington, Arlington HS) led all scorers with 16 points.

West 65, Northeast 40
West played a balanced game and limited its mistakes in a 65-40 win over Northeast. West forward Justin Crosby (Westfield, Westfield HS) scored a team-high 12 points while guard Kamil Stasiowski (Palmer, Palmer HS) added another nine points in the second half. Northeast shooting guard Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) led all scorers with 18 points, 15 of which he scored in the second half.

Coastal 67, Central 46
Coastal’s defense limited Central to five first quarter points on their way to a 67-46 win. Coastal’s defense, anchored by center Owen Murphy (Plymouth, Plymouth North), played strong the entire game and only allowed 12 first half points. Coastal’ offense was led by guard Andrew McGill (West Falmouth, Falmouth), Murphy and forward Tucker Bouchard (Kingston, Silver Lake) each scored 12 points. In the second half, Central finally started to find the net, scoring 17 points in each of the final two quarters.

Southeast 76, West 74
Southeast is going for the gold after defeating West, 76-74. Southeast was up 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, though West pulled within three, 27-24, at the half. The game remained tight into the fourth quarter when things really got interesting. With West down and seconds remaining on the clock, forward Justin Crosby (Westfield, Westfield HS) drilled a three to send the game into overtime. Despite allowing the game to be tied, Southeast played aggressively in overtime and West found themselves down again with just five seconds remaining. However, there wouldn’t be any miracles this time. West bobbled a pass and the ball went out of bounds. Southeast guard David Harrison (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) led all scorers with 28 points, while Crosby scored a team-high 22 points for West.

Central 75, Northeast 26
Guard Isaiah Tatum (Worcester, Holy Name) led all scorers with 16 points as Central beat Northeast, 75-26. Central was ahead 37-17 at the half and never looked back. Central guard Jesse Meresca (Sterling, Wachusett) added another 12 points, while Northeast point guard John King (Swampscott, Swampscott HS) led the team in scoring with 10 points.

Coastal 76, Metro 72
Coastal held off a late charge by Metro to secure a 76-72 win. Coastal’s Tucker Bouchard (Kingston, Silver Lake) and Metro’s Matt Woods shared the honor of game’s high scorer with 22 points apiece. Jesse Bunting (Plymouth, Plymouth North) chipped in with 15 for the winners, while Kevin Foley netted 16 in the losing effort.

Girls Scholastic
Reggie Lewis Center – Boston, MA

Northeast 66, Metro 41
Northeast opened up a huge halftime lead and never looked back on the way to a 66-41 decision. Northeast got scoring from its entire roster with Carlene Kluge (Reading, Reading HS) tallying the most points with 13. Metro’s Gena Restiano (Revere, Revere HS) notched a game-high 15 points.

West 55, Southeast 42
Forward Alexis Chappell (Springfield, Sabis HS) was the only West player in double figures, netting 14, but her team was still able to come out on top, 55-42. Kayla Corshia (Medway, Medway HS) and Ashley Snyder (Foxboro, Foxboro HS) each scored 12 for Southeast.

Central 81, Coastal 70
In a high-scoring affair, Central hung on for an 81-70 victory over Coastal. The bulk of the winner’s points came from Sammie Battaini (Leominster, St. Bernard's Central Catholic) and Raegan Muhlerin (Baldwinville, Narragansett Reg HS), who dropped 25 and 23, respectively. Coastal’s Jen Rock (Byfield, Triton) nailed five 3-pointers to finish with 21 points, and Angelique Martinez (Taunton, Taunton HS) was in double digits with 13.

Waltham High School – Waltham, MA

Metro/Northeast 2, Central 1
Metro/Northeast defeated Central, 2-1, on Saturday morning. Junior Erika Kelly (Watertown, Watertown HS) scored both of Metro/Northeast’s goals to propel her squad to victory. The lone goal for Central was scored by freshman Justine Sheehan (Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury HS) with an assist from junior Haylie Dolan (West Brookfield, Quaboag Reg. HS).

Southeast 2, West 0
Southeast earned a 2-0, shutout victory against West on Saturday morning. Junior Katy Cronin (Franklin, Franklin HS) broke the game open for Southeast with an unassisted goal. Southeast extended its lead, when sophomore Brenna Spolidoro (Franklin, Franklin HS) scored with an assist from junior Mackenzie Hudson (Stoughton, Stoughton HS). Sophomore Carolyn Cook (Medfield, Medfield HS) and junior Katie Kelley (Walpole, Walpole HS) combined for the shutout in goal for Southeast.

Metro/Northeast 5, Coastal 2
After falling behind by a pair of goals, Metro/Northeast scored five unanswered including two from Erika Kelly (Watertown, Watertown HS) to upend Coastal, 5-2. Brittany Oliver (Chelmsford, Chelmsford HS), Nicole Woods (Beverly, Beverly HS) and Alexa Baumgartner (Newton, BB&N) each potted a goal. Maggie Johnson (Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard Reg HS) netted both scores for Coastal.

West 2, Central 0
Emiko Barker (Hatfield, Smith Academy) and Emily Medeiros (Wilbraham, Minnechaug Reg. HS) each scored a goal to pace West in its 2-0 win over Central. In net, Sarah Cote (Athol, Athol HS) and Jill Newton (Feeding Hills, Agawam HS) combined for the shutout.


Boys Scholastic
Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Northeast 10, West 7
Northeast survived a barrage from West to take a 10-7 victory. The undefeated Northeast squad took an early 4-0 lead before West came storming back in the second and third quarters with seven goals to take a 7-5 advantage. Northeast, unaccustomed to trailing, awoke from its slump and scored five unanswered in the fourth quarter to salvage the win and remain undefeated. Brian Walsh (Lowell, Lowell HS) was the top scorer for the winners with three, and Brendan Gilgun (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS) and Cole Connolly (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS) added two goals apiece. Brady Aitken (Pittsfield, Pittsfield HS) potted three for West in the losing effort.

Coastal 16, Central 6
Coastal dominated the entire contest on the way to a 16-6 win. James McCleod paced the offense with five goals and Ethan McCullough (Brewster, Nauset Reg. HS) contributed four markers for Coastal.

Coastal 14, Metro/Southeast 7
Coastal took a 10-2 advantage into halftime and never looked back on the way to a 14-7 win. Brett McAvay had an outstanding game for Coastal with seven goals scored. James McCleod added four tallies. Metro/Southeast got four goals and an assist from Ryan McCarthy (Medford, Medford HS). The two teams will play again on Sunday in the bronze medal game.

West 16, Central 2
West earned a berth in the gold medal game Sunday against Northeast with an impressive display against Central that resulted in a 16-2 victory. Junior goalie Tyler Walsh (Northampton, Northampton HS) was the cornerstone in the strong defensive showing. Brady Aitken (Pittsfield, Pittsfield HS) led the offensive charge with five goals.

Girls Scholastic
Waltham High School – Waltham, MA

Metro 18, Northeast/Central 11
Metro routed Northeast/Central, 18-11, in a high-scoring, offensive showcase on Saturday morning. Junior Michelle Kudlate (Waltham, Waltham HS) and freshman Shannon Fitzgerald (Newton, Newton North) led the Metro squad to victory with seven and six goals, respectively. Junior Katie McKenna (Danvers, Danvers HS) was the top scorer for Northeast/Central with four goals.

Southeast/Coastal 11, West 6
Southeast/Coastal played tight defense and got balanced scoring to defeat West, 11-6. The winners had four players with two goals including Hope Kelley (E. Walpole, Walpole HS), Natalie Devine (East Walpole, Fontbonne Academy), Madison Hughes (Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard Reg. HS) and Alexandrea Bergamo (Plymouth, Plymouth North HS). Alexa Allen (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) had a pair of tallies for West.

Southeast/Coastal 17, Northeast/Central 4
Southeast/Coastal outgunned a gutty Northeast/Central squad, 17-4. Natalie Devine (East Walpole, Fontbonne Academy) was the game’s high scorer with five goals. Jackie Connors (Ashland, Ashland HS) added three scores, while Megan Kiley (Braintree, Archbishop Williams HS) and Kristen Hickey (Dedham, Ursuline Academy) each chipped in with a pair of tallies. Northeast/Central’s Isabella Gitto (Leominster, Leominster HS) netted three of her teams goals.

Metro 11, West 10
Metro edged out West, 11-10, in a tightly contested match-up in the final game of the day. Shannon Fitzgerald (Newton, Newton North) continued her stellar performance in the tournament with three goals for Metro, and Bridget Wack (Waltham, Waltham HS) and Jordan Sullivan (Malden, Mystic Valley) had a pair of tallies each. West’s Ashley Owen (Westfield, Westfield HS) netted two goals in the losing effort.

Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Chelmsford, Swampscott, East Longmeadow, Plymouth North, Newton North, Oliver Ames, Nelson Baptiste, Leominster, Archbishop Williams, Minnechaug, Silver Lake, Martha's Vineyard, Jonathan Joseph, Shrewsbury, Northampton, Smith Academy, East Boston, Erika Kelly, Narragansett, Ursuline Academy, Foxborough, St. Bernard's, Alexis Chappell, Carlene Kluge, Sayvonn Houston, Kayla Corshia, Gena Restiano, Kenny Ramos, Cole Connolly, Bay State Games, Chris Green, Jose Allen, Jesse Bunting, Jordan Mendez, North Shore Tech, Carolyn Cook, Katie Kelley, Ryan McCarthy, Brian Walsh, Andrew Kenyon, Justin Crosby, Ashley Snyder, Sammie Battaini, Pittsfield, Angelique Martinez, Triton Regional, Katy Cronin, Isabella Gitto, Natalie Devine, Shannon Fitzgerald, Jaleel Moise, Adam Zakaria, Paul Broles, Jesse LeCroix, Casey White, Easthampton, Matt Kneece, Damien Lugay, Andrew Reardon, Lujy Mondesir, Tyler Sullivan, Kamil Stasiowski, Owen Murphy, Andrew McGill, Tucker Bouchard, David Harrison, Isaiah Tatum, Jesse Meresca, Raegan Muhlerin, Justine Sheehan, Haylie Dolan, Brenna Spolidoro, Mackenzie Hudson, Brittany Oliver, Nicole Woods, Alexa Baumgartner, Maggie Johnson, Emiko Baker, Emily Medeiros, Sarah Cote, Jill Newton, Brendan Gilgun, Brady Aitken, James McCleod, Ethan McCullough, Brett McAvay, Tyler Walsh, Michelle Kudlate, Katie McKenna, Hope Kelley, Madison Hughes, Alexandrea Bergamo, Alexa Allen, Jackie Connors, Megan Kiley, Kristen Hickey, Bridget Wack, Jordan Sullivan, Mystic Valley, Ashley Owen

Role players vault No. 15 NN over Weymouth

February, 8, 2011

NEWTON, Mass. -- Newton North head coach Paul Connolly found himself joking to reporters, following his No. 15 Tigers' 55-45 win over No. 14 Weymouth, that perhaps a change in music was in the works.

The jury's probably still out on Barry Santana's musical exploits, but you get the idea. On an afternoon when the attention went to Tiger stalwarts Mike Thorpe and freshman sensation Aaron Falzon, and how they'd collectively shut down uber-talented Weymouth swingman Jared Terrell, Santana slipped under the radar and had himself a pretty nice day at the office, with 16 points to go along with 15 boards. Junior Jared Masinton also stepped up with 12 points.

"We've got a lot of games coming up, so I want to play a lot of guys," Connolly said. "We played 10 in the first half, 12 for the game, and I think we've got some pretty good depth in our team. Guys really stepped up, Barry had a great game for us. That was a good win for our team today."

Down the stretch, as the Tigers locked up defensively, Santana put things away by hitting five of six free throws. And with it, North (12-4, 9-3) avenged Jan. 11's loss at Weymouth, a 56-51 upset that gave the Tigers their first Bay State Conference loss. Weymouth (13-3, 10-2) stays one game ahead of the Tigers in the Carey division, with the loss.

"The game plan was banging them first, be the toughest team out there," said Santana, a 6-foot-2 junior. "You know? Punch them first. They fell in the beginning, but they fought back, but we punched last. We finished strong."

Indeed, the Tigers threw a haymaker to start this afternoon contest, opening the game up on a 15-2 run and leading 18-6 after one quarter. North forced the Wildcats' stars, junior Damian Lugay (10 points, five rebounds) and super sophomore Terrell (13, nine) into settling for perimeter shots as opposed to their trademark physical drives to the lane. Terrell went 0 for 5 from the field in the first quarter, creating his own shots off step-backs but unable to sink them.

But the Wildcats found a renewed urgency heading into the fourth quarter. Trailing 39-31 to start the final eight minutes, there was considerably more bounce in the steps of Terrell, Lugay and Khary Bailey-Smith as they tipped away loose balls to start transition, swiped entry passes or deflected them back out to the perimeter. Meanwhile the the Wildcats exploded for an 11-4 run to start the quarter, using penetration to kick passes out to the baseline, and out to the wing for sharpshooters Patrick Deegan and Jon Perez (10 points, three 3-pointers).

That penetration, combined with athleticism, led to alot of trips to the line for Weymouth in the second half. But as was the case in their other two losses this season, sub-par shooting from the charity stripe left alot of points off the board. The Wildcats, who went 43 of 70 from the line combined in losses this season to Needham and East Boston, were just 6 of 17 on free throws in the second half.

Weymouth cut the lead to 45-44 with 3:20 left when Terrell swung it to Perez on the right wing, and Perez -- after hesitating for a second -- calmly sank the three-ball. That was their last field goal the rest of the game, however, as the Wildcats managed just a free throw the last three minutes.

"You know what happens is, you get down early and then you use so much energy to get back in, that we just didn't finish," Weymouth head coach Jim Dolan said. "They hit their foul shots and we certainly didn't hit ours. That's kinda been our Achilles heel, if you will, but my kids didn't quit and I'm really proud of them for that."

Terrell Rallies No. 12 Weymouth in BSC tilt

January, 12, 2011
WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- Against Bay State Carey royalty, Jared Terrell climbed upon a mound of whistles, steals and dunks to assume his thrown. The Weymouth boys' basketball team is making a case for its own.

Amid a rash of Newton North turnovers, Terrell exploded for a series of gymnasium-shaking dunks to rally the Wildcats on Tuesday, before they held on at the free throw line for a crucial 56-51 victory.

The dynamic sophomore scored 16 points, including eight in the span of two minutes in the fourth quarter. In that time, he made four steals, helping turn what was a 37-34 Tigers lead at the beginning of the period into a 47-41 Weymouth advantage with 5:08 to play.

Streaking, flying and dunking amid deafening cheers, Terrell continued to establish himself as one of the state’s most exciting second-year players -- and Weymouth (8-0) as a strong candidate to end Newton North’s streak of eight straight Carey titles.

“Jared’s just a freakish athlete,” Weymouth coach Jim Dolan said. “We needed him to step up, make a couple steals and finish, and he did that.”

It was a rare win for Weymouth, ranked 12th in ESPN Boston’s MIAA poll, over its divisional rivals. Dolan said it was just the second time in his eight years coaching the Wildcats that he’s beaten Newton North (5-2), during which the Tigers, currently ranked 17th by ESPN Boston, found no equal in the Carey division.

But after surviving several scoring bursts by Newton North’s Michael Thorpe (23 points, seven rebounds), the Wildcats switched to an aggressive 1-3-1 half court trap -- dubbed “Rebel” by Dolan -- to force the Tigers into 10 fourth-quarter turnovers and 21 for the game.

It came after a brilliant third quarter in which Thorpe nearly outscored the Wildcats by himself, 10-11, and had Newton North up by as many as five points. Then Terrell hit, changing the game in a flurry of transition baskets.

“Just a couple of those breakouts,” Newton North coach Paul Connolly said. “I mean, Jared Terrell shooting a dunk is a very high percentage shot. When you give up those little runs in a one-possession game, those are huge plays.”

They were ones Weymouth was waiting on. Having broken 70 points four times -- and 80 twice -- already this season, the Wildcats don’t enjoy life in low-scoring affairs. Creating baskets often starts with their defense. Terrell’s making a habit of finishing them.

“The whole game, we’re just trying to push it, fast paced, and they slowed it down a little bit in the third quarter,” Terrell said of Newton North. “But then in the fourth, we picked it up a little bit, started playing our game instead of theirs.”

Terrell, of course, had help. Jon Perez added 10 points, Damian Lugay grabbed 11 boards and Khary Bailey-Smith hit six of his final eight free throws -- all in the final two minutes -- to push his point total to 10.

“We just had to play ‘D’,” Perez said, “and that’s what we did.”

It helped erase big nights from Newton North’s Luke Westman (11 points, eight boards) and freshman Aaron Falzon, who was bloodied by an elbow to his left eye but returned to total 10 points and seven rebounds.

But in the end, the Tigers went as Thorpe did. Weymouth held him to a free throw in the fourth quarter.

“He got a little tired,” Connolly said. “Keep playing, you’re not coming out, I’m sorry. He’s a First Team all-league player, they have some kids in there, trying to get in his head, talking trash to him. But he had none of it and just battled and played. It’s just a tough ending.”

It may be the beginning of change in the Bay State Carey.

“Hey, this is their year to maybe win the league,” Connolly said. “We’ll see. They have a senior-oriented team, they’re good, they’re tough. We’ll keep going, though. My guys will be back.”


-- After the game, Connolly raved about Falzon, a promising forward who can shoot from the outside and is learning how to body up in the paint.

“I’ve been on him, I’ve been riding him,” Connolly said. “I know all the prep schools are on him, and they’re feeding him a bunch of [non-sense] about going here, doing this. To be honest with you, I can care less about that. That kid has never worked so hard in his life playing the game of basketball and learning the game of basketball, learning how to play the right way. Once he gets the athletic piece, once he gets a little more bounce, he’s going to be really, really, really good.”

Connolly then referenced Terrell, who’s well-built for his size and has the athleticism to easily thrown down transition dunks.

“And Aaron doesn’t have that bounce yet,” Connolly said. “That’s the separation. That’s why they talk about Jared Terrell as a Division-I athlete. … [But] I think the sky’s the limit for Aaron.”

-- Dolan didn’t want to look too far ahead regarding his team’s chances to win the division despite Tuesday’s win. He instead cautioned that his team needs to stay in the moment.

Unfortunately, that also likely means no practice Wednesday with heavy snow expected to hit the area.

“We want to get better every day,” Dolan said. “It happened to be Newton North tonight. I think we got better, got some defensive stops. It’s a win in the Bay State league. They’re tough to come by.”