Bay State Games: July 15 recap

Bay State Games communications coordinator Craig Kaufman sends along results from all of today's action, which included 14 medals awarded:

WOBURN, Mass. –- Sunday marked the final day of scholastic competition in the 2012 Bay State Games and fourteen teams were awarded gold medals as the bronze and gold medal games were contested at venues across Massachusetts. All six regions were represented at the basketball finals at Wentworth Institute of Technology, while Field Hockey, Soccer and Boy’s Lacrosse wrapped up in Waltham, volleyball finished their event in Foxborough and Ice Hockey completed play at New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Meanwhile, swimming and diving finished at Harvard University and the rifle shooting competition gave out their individual medals in four divisions.

A quick rundown of all the gold medals won on Sunday:

Boy’s 9-10 Basketball: West

Girl’s Basketball: Southeast

Boy’s 11-12 Basketball: Central

Boy’s Soccer: Central

Girl’s Soccer: Northeast

Boy’s Lacrosse: Southeast

Field Hockey: Metro/Northeast

Boy’s Ice Hockey: Northeast

Girl’s Ice Hockey: Northeast

Basketball Gold Medal Games

Boy’s 9-10: West 58, Northeast 52

West’s Keith Natale (Hatfield) poured in a game-high 30 points as West jumped out and held a lead for much of the second and third quarters.

Northeast came back to tie the game at 49 apiece with 2:00 minutes left on the clock thanks to free throws from Raymond Sainristil (Malden).

West took the lead for good when Robin Marchese (Greenfield) fed Natale for a fast break layup to make it 51-49 West.

The Northeast team pulled back to within a point but Jake Ross (Florence) drilled a three-pointer with under thirty seconds left to give West a 54-50 advantage.

Northeast’s Cory Green (Taunton) scored 13 points in the loss, while Sainristil poured in 9 points.

Girl’s: Southeast 74, Metro 60

Southeast had four players in double-digits, including a team-high 18 from Olivia Murphy (Canton) and 15 from Chrystal Holland (Stoughton), including eight points in the fourth quarter. Kristin Fechtelkotter (Medfield) poured in 13 points and Katie Lowerre (Sharon) was also in double-digits with 12.

Metro was led in scoring by Diandra Humphries, who netted 12 points and Jennifer Fajardo (Revere), who scored ten. Melissa Baptista (Somerville) added nine points in a losing effort.

Boy’s 11-12: Central 92, Coastal 66

Central withstood the second half onslaught of Coastal’s Chris Green (Taunton), who scored 23 of his 27 points after the break. Central had players with 26 and 22 point-nights and outscored Coastal 42-26 in the first half.

Boy’s Lacrosse

Gold Medal Game: Southeast 18, Coastal 4

Southeast’s offensive onslaught was led by Conor Martin (Plainville) and Colin Spilane (Franklin), who netted three times apiece and Jack Vail (Franklin), who pitched in two goals and two assists. Jake Sargent (Franklin), Steve Righini (Weymouth) and Sean Williams (Scituate) also scored two times apiece and Keison Cunningham (Weymouth) led the way in goal with five stops. Joe Tyo scored twice for Coastal, who also got goals from Andrew Jamiel and Ryan Woefel, and nine saves in goal from Nick McCarthy.

Bronze Medal Game: Central 5, Metro 3

Central’s Alex Sabel (Algonquin) led the way with two goals and an assist to help Central capture the bronze medal. Paul Nardone (Algonquin) added two goals and Matthew McIntire (Milford) made four stops in net. Metro got goals from Robert Damigella (Waltham), Jacob Poirier (Waltham) and Jack Trottier (Tyngsborough) and 14 saves from Scott Powell (Swampscott).

Boy’s Soccer

Gold Medal Game: Central 1, Metro 0

Another tightly contestested gold medal game saw Tyler Martin (Charlton) score in the 40th minute. The Central back line made the one-goal lead hold up, withstanding a Metro offensive push down the stretch.

Bronze Medal Game: West 2, Coastal 1, OT

An exciting bronze medal game went to the West Region thanks to Mark Richards (Springfield), who scored both of their goals. He took an assist from Mick Rouette (Monson) in the 18th minute to give West a 1-0 lead, then struck the game winner in the 80th minute. Coastal had equalized in the second half on a 57th minute goal by Timothy Amaral (New Bedford), with the assist coming from Klisman Sousa (New Bedford).

Girl’s Soccer

Gold Medal Game: Northeast 1, West 0

The game-winning goal came off the foot of Sophie Draper (Andover), who scored in the 63rd minute to give Northeast the edge in a tightly contested Gold Medal Game.

Bronze Medal Game: Central 2, Southeast/Coastal 0

Central got a goal in each half to clinch the bronze medal, getting on the board in the 26th minute when Kylie Lowe (Brimfield) connected on a pass from Sarah Kane (Sutton). They doubled their advantage in the 55th minute through a goal off the foot of Julie Corey (Marlborough).

Field Hockey

Gold Medal Game: Northeast/Metro 2, Southeast 0

Bronze Medal Game: Central 2, Coastal 1

Ice Hockey

Boy’s Ice Hockey

Gold Medal Game: Northeast 4, Metro 4 (Northeast Wins Shootout 1-0).

Bronze Medal Game: Southeast 4, Central 3

Girl’s Ice Hockey

Gold Medal Game: Northeast 2, Southeast/Coastal 1

Bronze Medal Game: Central/West 6, Metro 3

Air Rifle (Boy’s Scholastic)

Gold – Brendan Whitaker

Silver – Zack Connell

Bronze – Tyler Lefebvre

Air Rifle (Girl’s Scholastic)

Gold – Mackenzie Martin

Silver – Sonya May

Bronze – Margot Lee

Free Rifle (Boy’s Scholastic)

Gold – Zack Connell

Silver – Tyler Lefebvre

Bronze – Brendan Whitaker

Standard Rifle (Girl’s Scholastic)

Gold – Mackenzie Martin

Silver – Sonya May

Bronze – Sarah Maclagan

Swimming Update

Dan Moran, Matthew Tynan, and Kelly Lennon turned in standout performances during the first 2 days of Bay State Games competition at Harvard University’s Blodgett pool. The trio led the way among all swimmers with 4 gold medals each; Moran & Tynan accounted for nearly half of the 12 records set during Friday’s and Saturday’s competition.

Moran broke 4 of his own records in the Masters 19-34 category: 800M Freestyle (8:59.35), 200M (2:11.29), 100M Fly (59.38), 400M Free (4:16.77). Tynan Open (16-18) current Bay State Games record holder in the 400M and 800M Free repeated as champion finishing in 4:15.53 and 8:50.75. He also set a new record in the 200M Fly (2:11.23) and finished 1st in the 200M Free (2:01.42). Lennon Scholastic (13-15) finished 1st in the 200M Fly (2:11.23), 800M Free (9:59.05), 200M Free (2:15.81), and 400M Free (4:47.90).