(West Newbury MA) Both teams were missing two captains.
Both teams were on losing streaks.
Triton fared best in this crucial outing for both squads and defeated Pentucket, 62-52, on Friday night.
The noise during the game was at tournament level.
It was Senior Night. Kids played at halftime and there was a heavily-involved band. To say the least, there was a lot going on.
Mason Ferrick (22 points)
The Vikings (8-7) led by senior Mason Ferrick (22 points) started fast and never trailed.
Sparked by thirteen of Mason’s points, Triton was ahead, 28-12, halfway through the second quarter.
“We were missing several key players,” said Mason, “and coach said that I had to pick up some of the slack on offense and that is what I did.”
Pentucket coach Ed Hickey cited the bad start as crucial: “We dug ourselves too deep a hole early in the game.”
The Sachems (5-9) were still in double-digit trouble early in the final quarter trailing, 43-30.
Thereafter, the struggling Pentucket offense, which had put up seven points, thirteen points, and ten points in the previous three periods, came to life.
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