Boys’ basketball outlasts Boston Latin to secure second win


Austin DeSisto

WA lines up pregame.

James McDermott, Co- Sports Editor

Westford Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball traveled to Boston Latin on Tuesday, December 21st, and came home with a winning score of 54-37, led by senior Griffin Eddy.

The first quarter was a hard-fought, low-scoring, defensive battle. Both teams came out of the gate with a lot of energy, deflecting passes, stealing the ball, and blocking shots left and right. Senior Rohun Voruganti provided a much needed offensive spark, scoring five quick points towards the end of the first quarter. Westford Academy and Boston Latin were notched at 11 apiece.

WA and Boston Latin remained in a low-scoring game throughout the remainder of the first half. Voruganti led WA in scoring in the first half with six points, helping WA take a 21-19 lead at halftime, but WA’s offense continued to struggle overall.

“We fought hard defensively in the first half but our offense was lacking. I think as a team we need to work on free throws and executing in transition,” Voruganti said. 

WA came out firing to start the second half, playing with a much faster pace than the first two quarters. Taking advantage of Boston Latin’s flat start to the half, Eddy scored 7 of his 13 points in the third quarter to help WA take a commanding 37-26 lead heading into the final quarter. Eddy constantly got to the rim for high percentage shots, wearing out the defense.

WA once again came out strong to begin the fourth quarter. WA put the game away with their suffocating defense, leading to fast break offense. Senior Will Bramanti led the way on the defensive end of the floor with four steals over the course of the game.

WA impressed head coach Christopher Bramanti by out-scoring Boston Latin 17-11 in the fourth quarter to secure their second win of the season, improving to 2-0.  

“[Boston Latin] is a very tough place to play.  Always a long trip there. There is just something about the place that makes it difficult to win there,” Bramanti said.

WA will look to move to 3-0 against Algonquin tomorrow at 5:30 at Westford Academy.