Tigers Take Down Presidents, 74-68

Quincy senior captains (from left) J.T. Bain, Colin Evans and James Lam shake hands with Taunton High basketball players after the Tigers defeated the Presidents 74-68 in overtime Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Div. 1 South Sectional tournament. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior captains (from left) J.T. Bain, Colin Evans and James Lam shake hands with Taunton High basketball players after the Tigers defeated the Presidents 74-68 in overtime Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Div. 1 South Sectional tournament. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

By BILL GRIFFIN

No. 5 seed Taunton rallied from a four-point deficit with 35 seconds left in regulation and rode a 29-point performance from point guard Cory Green to edge No. 4 seed Quincy, 74-68 in the quarterfinals of the Division 1 South sectionals at Quincy High Friday night.

Quincy finishes the season at 17-5. It was the second straight year the Presidents lost in the quarterfinals of the sectionals.

Quincy was seconds away from an unforgettable victory. The Presidents trailed by 13 (50-37) with 2:24 left in the third, but rallied behind a remarkable shooting performance from senior Drew Myers to grab the lead late in the game.

Quincy’s defense held Taunton scoreless for nearly four minutes during its fourth-quarter rally.

Myers had a team-high 26, including 21 in the second half and 12 in the fourth period.

Quincy went up, 64-60 on two free throws by Myers with just over 1:00 left in the game. However, Green and Jose Mercado scored on drives in the final 35 seconds to send the teams tied at 64-64 into overtime.

Green gave Taunton a four-point lead early in the OT, but Quincy drew even at 68-68 on free throws from Colin Evans and Myers with 1:01 left.

Green then put Taunton up for good with two free throws, and Mercado scored the final four points of the game to seal the win for the Tigers.

J.T. Bain had 15 and James Lam added 13 for the Presidents. Both players rebounded and passed the ball brilliantly. Evans had 10.

Quincy senior captain Drew Myers hits a three-pointer in the fourth quarter to give Quincy a lead late in the game and brought the Presidents' bench and fans to their feet. Myers had a team hight 26 points including 12 in the fourth quarter. Quincy finished the season with a 17-5 record. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior captain Drew Myers (#33) hits a three-pointer in the fourth quarter to give Quincy a lead late in the game and brought the Presidents’ bench and fans to their feet. Myers had a team hight 26 points including 12 in the fourth quarter. Quincy finished the season with a 17-5 record. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

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Presidents Rout WR, Advance In Sectionals

By BILL GRIFFIN

J.T. Bain scored 20 points and No. 4 seeded Quincy placed five players in double figures en route to an impressive 74-50 romp over No. 13 seed West Roxbury in the opening round of the Division 1 South Sectionals at Quincy High Wednesday night.

Quincy (17-4) will host No. 5 seed Taunton in the second round Friday night at 6:30.  Taunton defeated Needham, 83-71 in the first round Wednesday night.

James Lam (16), Drew Myers (13), Colin Evans (13), and Tyler Beach (10) also cracked double figures for the winners.

Quincy opened up the game by holding West Roxbury scoreless for the first five minutes of the second period as the Presidents broke out to a 31-20 halftime lead.

Quincy’s 1-2-2 zone, led by Beach, held Tysaul Horton to 14 points. Horton scored 34 in West Roxbury’s first-round win over Barnstable. Javonte Currin, who hit six threes against Barnstable, was limited to nine points by Quincy’s active, aggressive zone.

The Presidents led, 57-36 after three and coasted home with the victory.

Myers hit three three-point jumpers and Beach added a pair to highlight Quincy’s offense. Myers has nine three-pointers in his last two games.

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Presidents Defeat Red Raiders, 63-41

Quincy senior James Lam glides to the basket for two of his 10 points in the Presidents' 63-41 win over North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior James Lam glides to the basket for two of his 10 points in the Presidents’ 63-41 win over North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

By BILL GRIFFIN

Colin Evans scored 19 points and Drew Myers added 15 to lead Quincy to a 63-41 victory over North Quincy in a Patriot League game Friday night.

James Lam added 10 while Tyler Beach had six and played excellent defense for Quincy who swept the season series with North. Quincy is 14-3 overall and 12-1 in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.

Jackie Chen had 15 points while Matt Gerakis added eight for North. The Red Raiders are 11-8 overall on the season.

North Quincy junior Conor Pound blocks a shot by Quincy's Colin Evans. Evans had a team-high 19 points in Quincy's win over North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy junior Conor Pound blocks a shot by Quincy’s Colin Evans. Evans had a team-high 19 points in Quincy’s win over North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior Drew Myers hits a jump shot for two of his 15 points against North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior Drew Myers hits a jump shot for two of his 15 points against North Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior Matt Gerakis scores two of his eight points against Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy senior Matt Gerakis scores two of his eight points against Quincy Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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Quincy Girls Defeat North Quincy, 46-29

Junior center Nicole Jorgensen had 13 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four steals to lead Quincy past North Quincy, 46-29 in a Patriot League game Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Junior center Nicole Jorgensen had 13 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four steals to lead Quincy past North Quincy, 46-29 in a Patriot League game Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

By BILL GRIFFIN

Junior center Nicole Jorgensen had 13 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four steals to lead Quincy past North Quincy, 46-29 in a Patriot League game Friday night.

Alyssa Camara had 11 and Gabby Jerahian added 10 for the Presidents who swept the season series with North. Quincy is 12-5 overall and 9-5 in the Patriot League Keenan Division.

Sophomore center Remy Aucoin had 16 points and 14 rebounds for North. North is 8-11 overall and 8-7 in the league.

North Quincy sophomore Remy Aucoin had a team-high 16 points against Quincy Friday night.

North Quincy sophomore Remy Aucoin had a team-high 16 points against Quincy Friday night.

Quincy's Sarah Gibbons (left) and Gabriela Jerahian (right) battle North Quincy's Jen Butka for a loose ball. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy’s Sarah Gibbons (left) and Gabriela Jerahian (right) battle North Quincy’s Jen Butka for a loose ball. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy's Alyssa Camara tosses in two points for the Presidents against North Quincy. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy’s Alyssa Camara tosses in two of her 11 points for the Presidents against North Quincy. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy's (from left) Karyn McEvoy, Remy Aucoin and Kerin Coleman and Quincy's Michelle Le battle for ball possession. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy’s (from left) Karyn McEvoy, Remy Aucoin and Kerin Coleman and Quincy’s Michelle Le battle for ball possession. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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Quincy Bounces Whitman-Hanson, 68-49

Senior captain J.T. Bain scores two of his 17 points in Quincy's 68-win over Whitman-Hanson Thursday night at QHS. The Presidents were in control of this game from the opening tip and led 61-28 after three quarters. The win avenged a 79-74 loss to the Panthers Jan. 14 and improved Quincy's season record to 12-3. The Presidents visit Hingham Friday night and travel to Pembroke Sunday at 2 p.m. for a make-up game with the Titans.  Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior captain J.T. Bain scores two of his 17 points in Quincy’s 68-49 win over Whitman-Hanson Thursday night at QHS. The Presidents were in control of this game from the opening tip and led 61-28 after three quarters. The win avenged a 79-74 loss to the Panthers Jan. 14 and improved Quincy’s season record to 12-3. The Presidents visit Hingham Friday night and travel to Pembroke Sunday at 2 p.m. for a make-up game with the Titans. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior captain Colin Evans scored 13 points for the Presidents in Quincy's 68-49 win over Whitman-Hanson Thursday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior captain Colin Evans scored 13 points for the Presidents in Quincy’s 68-49 win over Whitman-Hanson Thursday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy also got 8 points from senior captain Drew Myers. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy also got 8 points from senior captain Drew Myers. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

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