Basketball, Boys: Junior Varsity defeats Worcester

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Saturday’s game against Worcester Academy promised to be a tough one as we were coming off a Friday night game and we knew Worcester would want revenge from the first game. We did a nice job of establishing a defensive presence early in the game. Nikhil Barnes alone had six blocks, most coming in the first half. And while we were able to create a lot of good looks, we didn’t convert very well and were only leading 26-21 as t the half. We knew that it would be best to try to end the game early in the second half by clamping down on defense and that’s what we were able to do. We pulled up by over 10 about 4 minutes into the second half and were able to stretch our lead to fend off any thoughts of a comeback, ending up 63-48. It was a good effort against anopponent who did not quit. Peter Shea got himself back on the scoreboard with 15, leading the team. Tommy Leimkuhler scored 14 and had his usual array of critical contributions to our success. Crawford Rice was a presence also offensively and defensively, and finally Oscar Patton put in 11 points with six big rebounds. We now have the full week to look ahead to our last game of the season against archrival Choate at home on Friday night.