Monday, March 12, 2012

Brockton Takes On Charlestown For Div. 1 Semis

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—When Brockton’s boys basketball team takes the
floor at TD Boston Garden Monday night, topping the list of strategies to win
is the team’s tenacious defense that has brought them to the Garden’s storied
parquet floor and the Div. 1 South Sectional Championship.
“Two more games,” said Brockton’s William Baker after the Boxer’s 57-48 win over Madison Parker Saturday at UMass.
“It’s not just to The Garden, it’s to the DCU
Center,” Baker said.
The win earned the Boxers the Div. 1 South title and a game against Charlestown to potentially advance to the state final.
The team celebrated the sectional championship, but Baker said the team is focused on the next game and playing the team defense that forced Madison Park to turn over the ball a crucial 3 times in the waning
minutes of Saturday’s match—turnovers that gave Brockton the ball and forced Madison Park to foul.
Brockton extended its lead to 9 by the time Blakely dribbled
the ball around the court to tick off the game’s final seconds and a celebration of the South Sectional final.

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