Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Paul Feeney had a game high 19 points and eight rebounds. Zach Ruby had nine points and five assists. Paul Murphy had eight points. Both Steve Burrill and Dan Rafuse had seven points.
While the Norton boys’ basketball team is known for their outside jumpers and three-point shooting, they can still go to the basket and get production. Getting 26 trips to the free throw line in their previous match against Holliston, the Lancers once again went to that strategy, which lead to their 61-27 victory. “We thought we could drive to the basket again. That was an emphasis we talked about before we played,” said Lancers head coach Marc Liberatore. Driving to the basket and getting plenty of space down low, the Lancers (13-4 overall, 13-2 TVL) had no problem with the Panthers (4-13, 3-12). The Lancers jumped out to a fast start with Holliston unable to do anything about it. Getting men down low, the Lancers’ edge in rebounding …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Norton gets by Medway 66-63
Down by 10 with five minutes to play in the game, the physical play of the Medway Mustangs was getting the better of the Norton Lancers boys’ basketball team. “You can see why they’re in second place. That's a good physical hard rebounding team,” Lancers head coach Marc Liberatore said. One minute later the Lancers were down by one after an 11-2 run that saw the Lancers erupt from beyond the three point line to get back into the game. With clutch stops the Lancers (8-3) took down the Mustangs (6-3) 66-63 to remain in sole possession of first place in the Tri-Valley League standings. A strong opening quarter saw the Lancers dish the ball near the basket at will for a quick 12-2 lead midway through the opening quarter. The Mustangs got the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Lancers erased a double digit lead, but the Vineyarders hold on to win by five.
Down 15-5 late in the first quarter, it looked liked the Lancers were in for a blowout night against the Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders. Their fast pace style of offense was leaving the Lancers with no time to set up any sort of defense. By the end of the fourth quarter it was a one possession game, but old habits from the first half returned as the Lancers (6-3) lost to the Vineyarders (6-1) 65-60. “They tend to do that because they love to play transition basketball and get up and down and run,” Norton coach Marc Liberatore said. Keeping the Lancers in striking distance were Colin Feeney and Steve Burrill who were responsible for 21 of the Lancers’ 27 first half points. Burrill ended the game with 27 points including seven from the …
Lancers fall to the Vineyarders 48-32.
Based on their previous meeting from earlier in the season, it was no secret that the Lancers girls’ basketball team’s game against the Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders was not going to be easy. Going into the game at 5-3 while playing in the competitive Eastern Athletic Conference, the Vineyarders were not a team that was going to let up at any point. “They’re a great team and they play in a great league,” Norton head coach Nicole Nunes said of the Vineyarders. Despite an impressive opening quarter, the Lancers (1-8) fell to the Vineyarders (6-3) 48-32. In the first quarter the Lancers moved the ball well enough to jump out to a 14-8 lead. Getting to the basket off of turnovers and steals, the Lancers’ started the game in the opposite manner…
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Games 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Date Opponent Dec. 16 @Dover-Sherborn Dec. 20 Hopkinton Dec. 22 @Ashland Dec. 28 @Martha’s Vineyard 3 p.m. Jan. 3 Millis Jan. 6 Holliston Jan. 10 @Westwood Jan. 12 Martha’s Vineyard 4 p.m. Jan. 13 Bellingham Jan. 17 @Medway Jan. 20 @Medfield Jan. 24 Dover-Sherborn Jan. 27 @Hopkinton Jan. 31 Ashland Feb. 3 @Millis Feb. 7 @Holliston Feb. 10 Westwood Feb. 14 @Bellingham Feb. 17 Medway
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Warriors get 4 scores in double digits and Meghan Brown scores a game high 17 for the Lancers.
As successful as the game was for the Medfield Warriors, it was just as frustrating for the Norton Lancers. After keeping the score to within 3 almost midway though the second quarter, the Lancers fell apart as the Warriors beat the Lancers 68-20 in the first game of the season. Early signs in the first quarter indicated a defensive struggle, as both teams were hurting for points. With both teams tightening up on defense, it was going to take an extra strong offensive effort to win the game, and Medfield couldn’t get it early on. “That first quarter obviously a little frustrating for us. We need to play a lot better than that. We had looks that we should have been making that we weren't making,” said Medfield head coach Mark Nickerson. …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Locals look to carry momentum from final week of the regular season into postseason.
With two impressive victories this past week to complete the regular season, the Norton High boys’ basketball entry in the Varsity Division of the Mass. Premier Courts Summer League will certainly head into the postseason with a great deal of momentum. Entering the week with an 8-3 mark, Norton knocked off previously undefeated Mansfield 56-52 on Monday night and then earned a 70-58 verdict over North Attleboro on Wednesday night to complete the regular season in fifth place in its division with a 10-3 record. “We are coming off two good wins against two good Hockomock League teams,” said Dan Nagle, who is the team’s head coach. “The Mansfield win was a great win. This week showed me and the guys that they can play with anyone. The two …