Boys’ Basketball defeats Concord-Carlisle


Varshini Ramanathan

Junior Scott Beattie tracks the ball.

Varshini Ramanathan

Mehul Shrivastava, Features Editor

On Tuesday, January 16, the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team won against Concord Carlisle with a score of 58-39. Coach Chris Bramanti wanted to focus on maintaining communication for a strong defense, and that was displayed by the team throughout the game.

The first quarter was the weakest for WA. The team was still trying to get used to a stronger defense so communication was still a challenge at the beginning of the game. As a result, CC was able to keep a close score, however, WA managed to stay in the lead after the first quarter with a score of 16-15.

The second quarter proved to be slightly stronger for WA. Players such as junior Adam Scaramuzzo scored repeatedly and the defense started to come together well.

The half ended with a score of 27-22, with WA in the lead.

The third quarter was the best for WA’s defense, and they gained a significant lead on CC. For the first two minutes of the quarter, CC barely scored. Players including senior Robert Hudson and junior Benjamin Lawrence kept scoring for WA, while defense continued to hold off CC.

WA was in the lead 43-27 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, WA immediately scored at the beginning. In this quarter, CC increased their defensive playing, so the teams went back and forth a lot in attempts to score. However, WA’s offense and defense was strong and allowed them to maintain their lead to the end of the quarter.

The game ended with a score of 58-39, with WA victorious.

Bramanti was satisfied with the team’s improvement in defensive playing, and mentioned that junior Scott Beattie and senior Connor Pandiscio were key contributors, though the whole team pitched in.

“One of the things we talked about is trying to get a lot of people involved and a lot of people contributing, and I thought we did that today,” Bramanti said.

WABB will be playing at Newton South on January 19.