(Beverly MA) Masconomet coach Bob Romeo started individually naming players who had played well against Beverly this afternoon and then stopped himself and said, “It didn’t matter who I put in to play. Everyone did well.”
No one on hand for the opening round of the Larry McIntire Board 130 Classic would tell you otherwise.
The Chieftains (16-5) defeated Beverly, 73-20.
Note that I didn’t write, “humiliated,” because the Masco coaching staff was quick to pull starters, call off pressure, and curb fast breaks in a game that went totally south in the second half.
Marissa DuLucia (10 rebounds) in close
The obvious attempts to lessen the point disparity weren’t completely successful because each new layer of Chieftain players could play defense and put up points at the end of lengthy possessions.
Beverly (9-10) will have their final chance tomorrow to get the win (against Revere) to qualify for the tournament.
Panthers coach Seth Stantial was quick to praise Masco but was very disappointed with his own team: “Our energy was awful. We deserved to lose by that much. Apparently, I did a very bad job of getting us ready.”
The Chieftains are coming off wins over two of the Cape Ann League’s best teams; Amesbury and Pentucket.
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