The Saugus Travel 7th Grade boys’ basketball team opened the season with three wins by defeating Swampscott, Hamilton-Wenham and Winthrop. Center Ryan Dupois’s strong inside presence led the way as he scored 20 points in each of the first two contests. In the third victory over Winthrop, point guard Michael Fronduto erupted for 31 points, many of those coming on shots from three-point land. He nailed three straight treys late to cement the win.
Though Fronduto and Dupuis have led the charge offensively, the outside shooting of Rylan Bierenbroodspot and Ryvr Vargas have solidified a balanced attack for Saugus. The inside game has been enhanced by the play of Edvin Rovcanin and Christian Kennedy. Forward Miles Davis has been an effective penetrator to the hoop, and Michael Casoli, Philip Mirisola, and Cam Nguyen have played great defense.
The team is coached by Saugus High varsity coach Joe Bertrand and travel director John Furey.