The Falcons just keep on firing under John Walsh, however. Danvers is off to a 4-0 start, most recently winning the Malden Christmas Tournament.
Senior Kieran Beck (the Malden Christmas Tournament MVP) has played very well so far, and junior transfer Devan Harris has also stood out. Peter Merry, a junior center, has made positive strides this season and the young backcourt of sophomore Rashad Francois and freshman Devonn Allen has showed promise.
”The kids are playing hard. We’re really inexperienced, but they’re working to get better and it’s a great bunch of kids,” Walsh said. “I’m proud of them for the way they’re progressing. You can see it somewhat coming together, but it’s a work in progress. Forget about the wins and losses, we’re starting to play the right way and that’s all I want to do.”
In The Paint, a column on North Shore boys’ basketball, runs every Tuesday during the winter sports season in The Salem News. Contact staff writer Matt Jenkins at 978-338-2648, by e-mail at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @MattJenkins_SN.