On Sunday afternoon there was a boys/girls doubleheader at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA. It was the Coaches vs. Cancer event, with the girls team playing against Masconomet followed by the boys team taking on St. John's Prep.
The boys game was played at a fast pace and an extremely high level - it was a very fun game to watch. Watching this game only reaffirmed the belief in my mind that NH desperately needs a shot clock. If either Central Catholic or St. John's Prep was in the NHIAA they would be easily the best team in the state. Central won it 80-56, as junior forward Doug Gemmell (from Windham, NH) had a great game, finishing with 7 points and 7 rebounds. He had a couple of big rebounds and and-1 finishes late that iced the game and the win for Central. 6'3" freshman wing player Ben Judson (from Plaistow, NH) was also in action for St. John's Prep.
Three of the starters for the Central girls team are granite staters - sophomore guards Courtney Walsh (8 points on the game) and Alex Nagri (6 points) and senior guard Alex Borrelli (7 points), while 6'1" freshman forward Erica Hadad had 2 points off the bench. However, Central was playing without two of their better players and came up short, losing to Masco 59-38. Check out the video below to see some of the top plays made by the NH girls playing for Central.