Published in the December 31, 2015 edition
By DAN NUNN
Get Past Sachems, 72–58
NORTH READING — Behind double-doubles from senior captains Justin Dorosh and Adam Goldstein the Hornets downed the defending Division 3 North Champion Pentucket Sachems 72–58. Dorosh stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and in the words of Coach Casey “continues to play like an all-league player.” Goldstein added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
North Reading got off to a slow start in their first road game of year, missing their first six shots. But after junior Mike McCauley finally got them on the board with a three the offense got rolling. The Hornets took an 18-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter their full court defense wreaked havoc on the Sachems causing six turnovers. The lead got as high 14 but a Pentucket three right at the end of the quarter closed the gap and North Reading took a 33-22 lead into the half.
The Hornets kept rolling in the second half. The lead ballooned to as much 18 but the Sachems wouldn’t go away. But thanks to strong free throw shooting down the stretch North Reading went on to the 72–58 victory.
After the game Casey was effusive in his praise of junior captain and point guard Anthony Eldridge. “Everything we do goes through Anthony and he continues to establish himself as one of the best point guards in the league”
Crush Greater Lawrence, 79–55
The Hornets moved to 4–0 after their impressive 79–55 victory over the Greater Lawrence Reggies on Monday afternoon. Adam Goldstein was the leading scorer with 13 points. Senior Nick O’Connell added 11 and Anthony Eldridge chipped in with 10 points and 8 assists.
The boys hoped to extend their record to 5–0 when they took on Notre Dame yesterday, Wednesday, in an unusual 2 p.m. start because of winter vacation.