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Basketball Pioneers take down Georgetown to remain in contention for the top spot in the CAL

By Joe Mitchell

 

The Lynnfield High School boys’ basketball team is cruising along with a 13-3 record after its latest win, this time over Georgetown Monday night, 67-59.

Coach Scott MacKenzie’s squad is not thinking about the Division 3 North state tournament just yet, because there’s still a matter of a regular season title at stake with four games remaining on the schedule.

Daniel Jameson was the team’s leading scorer versus Georgetown with 20 points that included five three-point bombs. Billy Arsenault, the sparkplug in the backcourt, was next in line with 18 points. Zach Shone also ended up in double figures with 15 points.

The Pioneers also controlled the inside game with the presence of Matt Mortellite in the paint to pull down rebounds. The school’s all-star quarterback throughout the last two years grabbed 11 boards against the Royals to lead in that department. He also contributed five points to the winning cause.

The game was close in the first half, with the Lynnfield boys holding a slim 32-31 lead at intermission. The game still remained close in the third quarter. Going into the final frame, Lynnfield was ahead by two this time, 45-43. But then, they heated up with more consistent production among a handful of players.

Following the win over the Royals, the Pioneers will take on host Triton Friday night, Feb. 9. They will then be heading to Danvers to face the Falcons on Valentine’s night. Newburyport comes to town Feb. 16 to play the local quintet, before they face host Melrose Feb. 19 to complete the regular season.

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