The Winthrop High basketball team handled two Northeastern Conference South Division rivals this past week, defeating Swampscott Friday evening 63-54 and then running past Danvers, 67-50 Tuesday evening.
“We played well, but there is still a lot of room for improvement, both individually and as a team,” said WHS head coach Dave Brown.
Friday’s victory at Swampscott saw a well balanced Winthrop scoring attack with four Vikings reaching double figures, led by Taj Generazzo with 16 points. J.P. Doherty and Mike Griffin both tallied 13 points. Quinton Dale added 11 points and also pulled down 14 rebounds. Joe D’Amore just missed the double figure mark with nine points.
In the eventual rout of Danvers, which was a close 34-33 contest at the half, Griffin had an amazing shooting night, tingling the twine for 22 points and draining four three pointers. D’Amore was next on the point parade with 17 points and Dale once again scored 11.
“We protected the ball much better in these two games than we did in our season opener,” said Brown, referring to the loss to Marblehead last Tuesday. “But we have a lot of work to do on our defense.”
The boys will host Gloucester tonight (Thursday) at 7:00 and then are off until January 4 when they travel to Saugus.