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February 28, 2013

Falcons roll Greater Lawrence in Martin's return


“I liked the way we defended, we shot the ball decently, and we rebounded pretty well,” Danvers coach John Walsh said. “Certain kids stepped up in Eric’s absence, but you could see what a difference he makes when he’s out there.”

Martin’s ability to handle the ball also made everything run much smoother on offense, especially for senior guard Nick McKenna. McKenna assumed most of the point guard duties with Martin out, but he shifted back to his normal position last night and the Reggies paid the price.

McKenna shot the ball extremely well and finished with a game-high 24 points.

Sophomore Vinny Clifford also got in on the act, hitting five threes and dropping 18 points. Nick Bates (12 points) and Dan Connors (10) also reached double figures for the Falcons.

Getting a win after two consecutive losses was huge for the Falcons.

“We hadn’t really felt that all year, so we didn’t know what it was like to play after a loss,” Martin said. “To come out and get a big win was definitely good for everyone’s confidence, and then we can just get back on the winning track. Each game will be tougher and tougher, but as long as we do what we’re supposed to do and play hard, we should be all right.”

agateHed:Danvers 78, Greater Lawrence 41

agate_boldCentered:Division 3 North first round

at Danvers

agate_lineQuarters:Greater Lawrence@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Fabian 3-0-8, Martinez 2-0-4, Reyes 1-0-3, Reynoso 6-2-16, Guerrero 2-1-5, Estrella 2-1-5. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 16-4-41@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Danvers@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Martin 0-0-0, Bates 5-2-12, Connors 4-2-10, McKenna 9-4-24, D’Hemecourt 0-0-0, Cawlina 1-0-2, Woodbury 1-0-2, Eldridge 0-0-0, McCarthy 0-0-0, Beck 1-2-4, Clifford 6-1-18, Merry 3-0-6, Crittendon 0-0-0. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 30-1-78@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Halftime@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Danvers, 36-15.

agate_lineQuarters:3-pointers@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: GL, Fabian 2, Reynoso 2, Reyes; D, Clifford 5, McKenna 2.

agate_lineQuarters:Records@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: GL, 10-11; D, 19-2.




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