SPORTS: Boys Basketball Wins Pair, Looks To Future
By Emily LaLuna – Sports Editor
The Law boys basketball team ended its season recently with a strong finish.
The team finished with two wins, but had many close losses late in the year, including a pair of narrow defeats to rival Foran.
“Throughout the course of the season we improved as a team and as individuals,” head coach Mr. Dooley said. “I think we learned a lot of life lesson about ourselves both as basketball players , as young men and for me, as a coach.”
The captains this season were seniors Patrick O’Brien, Jeremy Doucette, and Dylan Vienneau.
“My most memorable game out of the years I was on the team was this year against Guilford,” Vienneau said. “We went into overtime and won by five points.”
The score ended with 68-63. Vienneau led the team with 20 points.
The win over Guilford was the team’s first conference road win in years. The Lawmen are in a very competitive division, which made this a huge accomplishment for the boys.
“I’m going to miss my teammates and coaches the most,” O’Brien said. “The games and practices were always fun, but they became my second family and will continue to be.”
The team beat Lyman Hall 71-62 which was the highest scoring game they had all season.
“The game I will remember the most would be our home game against Foran,” senior Giovanni Marzullo said. “Our student section cheered us on no matter what the score was, everyone played great and even though we lost it was still amazing.”
The graduating seniors this year are O’Brien, Doucette, Vienneau, Marzullo, and Tyler Curtin.
“I’m going to miss playing our cross town rivals Foran the most,” Vienneau said. “The roaring fans cheering my name and all the adrenaline that goes along with it is really a great feeling.”
With five seniors graduating, the team has a lot of room for potential underclassmen being moved up varsity.
“I’m really going to miss the seniors next year,” junior Matt Marino said. “Their leadership on the team is great and it’ll definitely be different without them around next year.”
Ten potential juniors on the team next year gives the team a good outlook for next season.
“They have a lot varsity experience so we hope to improve our record and our competitiveness,” Dooley said