Beato and Louf-Woods are the true dirty work players, but Holloway, Kazadi and Salamida give Doyle options off the bench. As a whole, that group provides depth that is critical to how Dunston, Baez, and Muse play down the stretch of games.
“It’s definitely going to help because we can spell some guys early on and hopefully that will give them a little more gas down the stretch,” Doyle said. “We do like to play guys a lot, but at the same time we feel we have some guys off the bench we feel can sustain and give those guys a break. Any little added break will hopefully help down the stretch, and that’s where we’ve been struggling.”
St. Mary’s of Lynn honored its 1,000-point scorers with a banner-raising ceremony last Saturday at Tony Conigliaro Gym. One banner was raised featuring all the 1,000-point scorers, then a second banner went up for the school’s all-time leading scorer: current Peabody High boys coach Thad Broughton.
Broughton played for the Spartans from 1997-2002, scoring 2,005 points and helping St. Mary’s to back-to-back Division 4 state titles in 2001-02. Broughton’s 2,000th point came on the floor of the Boston Garden.
The other St. Mary’s 1,000-point scorers (boys and girls) are: Tori Faieta (Class of 2011, 1,471 points), Loren Green (2001, 1,464), Tyler Grillo (2009, 1,427), Ed Lewis (1995, 1,282), David Brown (1989, 1,267), Derrick Norris (1995, 1,197), Nick Gagliolo (2012, 1,180), Robyn Mazin (1997, 1,072), and Peter Gray (1982, 1,006).
Finding one solid reason why the St. John’s Prep team is off to an 8-0 start is not easy.
The Eagles have some talent, but they’re not out-of-this-world gifted. They have size, but in relation to past St. John’s Prep teams they’re probably below average. They play hard, but when has head coach Sean Connolly expected anything but maximum effort from his teams?