Acton-Boxborough Boys Basketball: News

Saturday, March 15
A-B COLONIALS HOOP NEWS
END OF SEASON BANQUET: The banquet was held on March 13th at the Maynard Elks.  The four seniors (Alex Boyd, Eustaquio Carvalho, Nnamdi Udokwu and Patrick Kyoyetera) were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the program.  Varsity team MVP was Nnamdi Udokwu.  The Steve Shook Memorial Award was presented to Alex Boyd.  
 
COLONIALS SEASON ENDS IN 1st ROUND: Worcester South played a strong game at both ends of the floor and beat A-B 65-49 in the first round of the state tournament.  For details click on the SCHEDULES & RESULTSlink on the left and then "State Tourney Game".  A-B wraps up its season at 11-11. 
 
Roche Bros. Wrap-Up: Congratulations to Needham for winning the 14th annual Acton Roche Bros. Roundball Classic.  They defeated Somerville 60-39 in the championship game.  Needham's Mike Elcock was named Tourney MVP.  Big thank you's go out to Somerville and Haverhill for their participation, Acton Roche Bros. for its generous sponsorship, and to Athletic Director Steve Desy and his staff for all their hard work and support. 
 
Colonials Over Haverhill: A-B won its regular season finale 58-33 over the Hillies in the consolation game of the Roche Bros. Classic.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then Roche Bros. Classic.  
  
Somerville Over A-B in Roche Bros Opener:  The Highlanders held the lead for most of the second half, hit key free throws down the stretch, and beat the host Colonials 42-38 in the first round of the Roche Bros. Classic.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then Roche Bros. Classic.  
 
DCL ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED: A-B seniors Alex Boyd and Nnamdi Udokwu were both selected DCL All-Stars.  Its was the first such honor for both players.  Newton-South junior guard, Geoff Gray was voted DCL Large MVP.  Concord-Carlisle seniors Jamir Henderson and Blaine Taylor were chosen Co-MVP's in the DCL Small.
 
Colonials Beaten by Westford: A-B made it interesting at the end, but were unable to overcome a Westford 10 point fourth quarter lead, eventually losing 50-46 at Regan gym.  A-B drops to 10-9 and finishes 5-3 in the DCL Large.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then Westford at AB.   
 
Colonials Qualify for States:  For the 14th time in 15 years, A-B has qualified for the state tournament after a 72-59 road win over Boston-Latin.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then AB at B-L.   
 
The Patriots Pull Away:  A-B played another strong defensive game and cut the lead to one point early in the final quarter before C-C pulled away for the 58-43 win.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then AB at C-C
 
Colonials Silence the Roar: Behind a strong defensive effort and 22 points from junior guard Mike Mundowa, A-B beat the Newton-South Lions 46-37 on Friday night. For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then Newton-South at AB.   
 
A-B Holds On: The Colonials pulled out a hard fought road win over Bedford 52-50 in a DCL crossover game.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then A-B at Bedford.   
  
St. Peter- Marian over A-B: After leading at halftime by a point, the Colonials were outscored in the second half 32-21 and were defeated by the Guardians 55-45 at Regan gymnasium.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then St. Peter-Marian at AB.  
 
L-S Defeats A-B: The hosts Warriors came out strong, took an early lead, and never looked back, beating the Colonials 55-42 at George Horton Gymnasium in Sudbury.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then AB at LS.  
  
A-B OVER WAYLAND: Senior big men Nnamdi Udokwu and Alex Boyd combined for 25 points and 28 rebounds as the Colonials defeated Wayland 54-47 at Regan gym.  
 
COLONIALS SPLIT: After an exciting Friday night league win over Westford 61-41, A-B lost a tough one on Saturday to Lexington at the TD Garden 49-48.  Overall, two great efforts and a memorable 24 hours of basketball.  For details, click on theSCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then on the respective game.   
 
Waltham Over A-B: Waltham high avenged an earlier loss this season beating A-B 41-38 at Regan Gym.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then "Waltham at AB".   Next up, the Colonials visit Concord-Carlisle on Tuesday 1/21.  JV begins at 4pm and Varsity at 5:30. 
 
Colonial Hold On vs L-S: Both teams fought hard but A-B was able to hold on late for a 48-44 victory over DCL Large rival Lincoln-Sudbury.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then "Lincoln-Sudbury at AB"  
    
A-B DEFEATS BOSTON-LATIN: Nine different players scored for the Colonials as they defeated the Wolfpack 70-48 at Regan Gymnasium.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then "Boston-Latin at AB".  
   
COLONIALS BEATEN BY N-SA-B struggled shooting in the first half and was never able to recover, losing to Newton-South 60-43 in a DCL Large game.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then A-B at N-S.   
 
Tough End to Lowell Holiday Tournament: The Colonials were beaten soundly by Pelham (NH) 61-40 in the consolation round of the Lowell Holiday Tournament.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then LOWELL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT (Pelham).  
 
A-B Edged in Overtime: Lowell High defeated A-B in overtime 59-57 in the semifinals of the Lowell Holiday Tournament.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then LOWELL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT (Lowell).  
 
A-B OVER HAVERHILL IN LOWELL TOURNEY: Three Colonials scored in double figures as A-B downed Haverhill 55-41 in the quarterfinals of the Lowell Holiday Tournament.  For details click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then LOWELL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT (Haverhill).  
  
ALUMNI GAME ON XMAS EVE: Over 20 former A-B players came back on Christmas Eve morning for some basketball, some memories and some fun.  It was great to see players from several teams return to Regan Gym, including all the way back to the class of 1994 (Dee Thomas - and he's still quicker than most!).  Thanks to all those that participated and I'm already looking forward to next year! - Coach K
  
 
A-B Wins Home Opener: The Colonials got contributions from the entire squad and defeated the visiting Weston Wildcast 46-31 at Regan Gymnasium.  For details, click on the SCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then on Weston at AB.  
 
COLONIALS OVER WALTHAM: A-B won their season opener 52-48 over the host Waltham Hawks.  For details, click on theSCHEDULE & RESULTS link on the left and then on AB at WALTHAM.  
 
Non-League Schedule for 2013-2014: A-B will be playing St. Peter-Marian (Worc.) and Waltham (2nd game) in non-league games next year.  In addition, they will play three games in the Lowell Holiday Tournament and two games in their own Acton Roche Bros. Roundball Classic. 
 
Acton Roche Bros Classic Field Set: Newcomer Haverhill High will be joining A-B and returners Needham and Somerville in the upcoming 2014 Acton Roche Bros. Roundball Classic.  Match-ups will be set in the fall.
 
2013-2014 TEAM CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED: Alex Boyd, Eustaquio Carvalho and Reid Larsen will be the captains for the 2013-2014 season.  Congratulations to all three players!
 
 
POST SEASON AWARDS ANNOUNCED - On Thursday March 14th the end of season team banquet was held at the Maynard Elks.  Thanks to the Boosters and the banquet committee for all their hard work in planning such a great event.  Varsity award winners were announced as well.  Congratulations to:
  • Most Improved - Reid Larsen
  • Steve Shook Memorial Award - Billy Jackman
  • Team M.V.P. - Joe Euele 
 
DCL All-Star Team Announced: A-B's Joe Euele and Reid Larsen were voted to the All-Star team for the DCL Large school division.  Wesford Academy's Justin Mount and Troy Faretra were voted league Co-MVP's.   
 
FLANNERY COMMITS TO BABSON - Congratulations to 2012 alumnus Joey Flannery on his commitment to play basketball begining in Fall 2013 for Babson College.  Joey is playing at the Taft School this year.  This is great choice for Joey and Babson is lucky to have him! 
 
COLONIALS DEPART DISNEY WORD - The 2012-2013 varsity team played in the KSA Classic at Walt Disney World on December 13-14.  The Colonials were defeated by Eaglecrest, Colorado on December 13th and beat Tottenville, NY on December 14th.  
    
LONGWELL NAMED W.P.I. CAPTAIN: Congratulations to 2011 alumnus Sam Longwell on being named team captain for the W.P.I. Men's Basketball team.  Only a sophomore, this is a great honor.  Congrats to Sam!
 
'We're going to Disney World!' - The 2012-2013 A-B Colonials Varsity basketball team will be playing in the KSA Classic Basketball Tournament, December 13-16th, 2012.  The games will take place at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.  The team will play two regular season games against opponents to be determined.  The team will be holding several fundrasing events this Fall to help finance this exciting opportunity.  Some events will include:
  • Raffle Calendars - Buy a calendar for $10.  Prizes to be rewarded for the entire month of November!
  • Kids Night Out - Saturday night September 22nd.  Spend a night with the varsity basketball team at the ABRHS gymnasium!  Games, contests, dinner and more!
  • Columbus Day Clinic - Four-hour clinic with the varsity team on Columbus Day.  Learn first hand what it takes to be a varsity player and help get ready for your own tryouts!
  • Two Raffles - for a new iPad and Boston Celtics tickets!
More information and registration forms for these and many other exciting events coming soon!.  Please help the team make this trip a big success!
 
THANK YOU!! - On behalf of the team, I want to thank all of our fans for supporting us throughout the 2011-2012 season. It was an incredibly exciting and satisfying year and a big part of that was because of YOU, our fans.  Thanks so much for taking the time to come out and support our student-athletes - Coach K 
  
END OF SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Senior Kevin LaFrancis became just the 14th player in school history to score 1000 points.  He finished his career with 1012.  Congrats to Kevin!
  • Kevin was also selected as a member of the Boston Herald "Dream Team" and as a Boston Globe All-Scholastic.  Kevin and Joey Flannery were also selected Lowell Sun First Team All-Stars.
  • Team award winners announced at the end of season banquet: MVP - Kevin LaFrancis.  Most Improved - A.J. Gotthelf.  Steve Shook Memorial Award - Joey Flannery.