Monday, March 11, 2013
The Wayland High School boys basketball team fell to the Falcons on Saturday at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.
The Wayland High School boys basketball team know what they were in for heading into the North Division 3 title game. And they got exactly what they expected. During a hard fought scrap with defending bracket champion Danvers, the Warriors continue their recent comeback trend as they knotted things at 52-52 with less than two minutes remaining. But the team's latest comeback fell just short and the Falcons escaped with a 57-52 win. Star senior Jaleel Bell poured home 17 points and snagged 10 rebounds despite being heavily guarded throughout. But Danvers' Jake Cawlina drained a clutch three in the closing minutes and Danvers held on to eliminate Wayland. “We had won five games in a row, coming into this one, being down at the half, so we’re…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
No. 2 seed Danvers escaped a late Wayland push to eliminate the locals by a 57-52 margin in the North Division 3 final at Lowell's Tsongas Center.
A stellar Wayland High School boys basketball season came to a close on Saturday on the hardwood of Lowell's Tsongas Center. The No. 4 Warriors erased a double digit Danvers lead and trailed by just one point late, but the Falcons used a late push to seal a 57-52 win. "We've been a second half team," said Wayland head coach Dennis Doherty. "But against a team like Danvers that is that skilled and talented, we need to play better in the first half. Coming back was a very difficult." Check back with Wayland Patch on Monday for more photos and reaction.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Warriors handed North Reading its first defeat of the year during the North Division 3 semifinal round.
The Wayland High School and North Reading student sections had plenty to say during Wednesday's North Division 3 boys basketball semifinal tilt at Burlington High School. It was the Warrior faithful, however, that got in the last word. No. 4 Wayland pulled away during the second half and cruised to a 64-48 victory that propelled the locals into the bracket final, scheduled for Saturday in Lowell's Tsongas Center. Both sides of the bleachers were packed with vocal fans, who went back and forth at each other throughout the game. Wayland pounced to a 7-0 edge to start the game before the Hornets came back to take a 29-25 lead into halftime. But it was all Warriors in the second half behind the stellar effort of standout senior guard Jaleel …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wayland tied Tuesday's quarterfinal game at 1-1 in the second half before Wilmington earned a penalty kick victory to advance to the North Division 2 semifinal.
The Wayland girls soccer team notched one overtime upset in the North Division 2 bracket. It took penalty kicks, but Wilmington made sure the Warriors couldn't make it two. The sixth-seeded Wildcats took a 1-0 lead just before halftime and held onto that edge until midway through the second half. But the upstart Warriors, the tournament's No. 14 seed, tied the game on a Wilmington own goal in the second frame. After 20 minutes of sudden death overtime with no winner decided, the teams went into penalty kicks. Maddy Jones and Morgan Fletcher each connected on their penalty kicks to give Wilmington a 2-1 edge, but Wildcat goalie Kim Woods stuffed the other three tries, including a final Wayland attempt to tie it. The loss came one round …