By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI

LYNNFIELD — Freshman Alex Fleming was the lone member of the Lynnfield High boys’ basketball team to make the Cape Ann League All-Star team. The forward made the CAL Second-Team All-Star squad as he averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds this year.

“He is a talented player who answered the call for us,” said Pioneers head coach John Bakopolus, who just completed his second year at the helm. “He often had to cover guys who were much bigger than him but he held his own. He ended up playing all 32 minutes in most of the games.”

Fleming was the team’s top scorer this season.

This season was a developmental one for the team as, with the youngest roster in the league, they went 1-19 overall and 1-13 in the league.

ALEX FLEMING (Kristine Marengi Photo)

“Wins and losses wise, it was a tough year,” acknowledged Bakopolus, as he started three freshmen. “Despite our record, the kids had a positive attitude and they were a committed group.”

Lynnfield will lose two seniors to graduation, Mekhi Peters and Dean Bey. Both players played center.

“They were great kids,” said Bakopolus. “I got to coach them as an assistant for two years and as a head coach the final two. I wish them luck in the future.”

Next year, the Pioneers will be one of the more experienced teams in the league as 11 players are expected to return. One of the players due back is junior Alex Gentile who missed much of this year due to a back injury. He will be a senior captain next winter along with fellow junior Cam Marengi. Marengi is a guard.

“We will have a good mix of players next season,” said Bakopolus, who is a teacher at Minutemen Tech in Lexington. “We will be coming back with a lot more experience.”