Cross, Rogers and Berchoff had all contributed big games in the Panthers’ 53-45 win over Classical in the first game of the season.
“We played one of our junk defenses where we keyed on three people (Cross, Rogers and Berchoff) if all three were in the game,” said Classical (11-7) coach Tom Grassa. “They accounted for 43 points in my gym, and I’ve been looking at the boxscores. Those three consistently might account for 40 points.”
The one player in Orange-and-Black who did bring the energy was junior forward Zach Duguid, who pounded the glass and scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half. Duguid was the only real presence for Beverly outside of Abate.
“(Duguid) played really hard. He did a great job, got after the glass and scored in the paint,” said Lewis. “And he had energy. If we all had energy like that tonight, it might have been a different score.”