The Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) concluded its charity barnstorming tour over the weekend with stops in Salem, Worcester and Providence.
Here is the release from the BABC:
Boston Amateur Basketball Club continued its Select Tour through Massachusetts and Rhode Island over the weekend. Saturday saw the action take place at historic Worcester Academy; one day after legendary former Worcester Academy Coach, Donald “Dee” Rowe was honored by BABC with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The first game saw the best Freshmen and Sophomores of Central Mass take on the BABC Freshmen team. In a hotly contested game throughout, the Central Mass Freshmen and Sophomores were able to pull out the victory. Leading 45-40 at half, the Central Mass Selects saw a balanced attack which saw Quaboag’s Will Watkins and Main South’s Edyesser Parades lead the squad with 15 points each.
Also chipping in for the Central Mass Selects was Groton-Dunstable’s Corey Romich and St. Peter Marian guard Makai Ashton-Langford who both poured in 11 points. Leading the way for the BABC Freshmen was mainstay Jakigh Dottin who tallied a game high 31 points while forward Garrett Stephenson chipped in with 10 points.
The afternoon game saw the best Juniors and Seniors of Central Mass take on the highly touted BABC Junior team. Living up to the hype, the BABC proved the Central Mass Selects no shot. Pulling away for good midway through the first half, the BABC Junior’s were able to come out with the 76-47 victory. A balanced attack led BABC, seeing New Hampton’s Jeremy Miller tally a game high 19 points, while Vermont Academy’s Bruce Brown added 14 and Tilton’s Terance Mann added 11. The Central Mass Selects were led by Doherty High’s Youssef Fodaile who tallied a team high 13 points.
Sunday saw a full day of action starting with two games at Salem State University. The first game pitted the BABC Freshmen against the North’s best Freshmen and Sophomores. Pulling away late in the 1st half, BABC was able to sustain their 12 points (43-31) halftime advantage throughout the 2nd half en route to a convincing 93-68 victory.
Another balanced attack for BABC was led by Jakigh Dottin, who tallied a game-high 18 points. BB&N guard Geo Baker added 14, while Portsmouth, R.I. product Cole Swider added 11 and Garrett Stephenson chipped in with 10. The North Select team was led by Central Catholic guard Kevin Fernandez who poured in 17 points. Malden Catholic and St. Mary’s of Lynn products Michael Boyd and Anthony Silfa each added 12 in the loss.
The second tilt saw the BABC Juniors go against the North’s best juniors and seniors. Holding a slim 37-32 halftime lead, BABC was able to put together a solid second half to complete the 80-65 victory over a talented North team. Leading the way for BABC was Tilton’s Terance Mann, who scored 16 points, Vermont Academy’s Bruce Brown (15 points), New Hampton’s Jeremy Miller (14 points), and Durfee’s Tyree Robinson (12 points). Leading the way for the North Select’s was recently crowned Gatorade Player of the Year Tyler Nelson, who poured in 18 points, including 12 from beyond the arc.
The final leg of the Select Tour saw the BABC Junior’s travel to CCRI to take on the best Rhode Island has to offer. The Juniors played perhaps their best game of the tour, coming away with the 99-48 victory. Leading the way for BABC was Durfee’s Tyree Robinson, who tallied a game high 23 points; Newton North’s Tommy Mobley, who scored 17; Vermont Academy’s Bruce Brown, with 16 points; while Tilton product Franklin Porter added 15.