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Teamwork from Townies

Sophomore Tyrese Hoxter scored 27 points for Charlestown, but it was juniors Akosa Maduegbunam and Iser Barnes who carried the No. 4 Townies to an 86-75 overtime victory at Madison Park last night.

Maduegbunam scored 8 of his 18 points in the extra frame, highlighted by a fast-break slam that gave the Townies a 80-73 lead with just under three minutes to play.

“When your number’s called, you have to be ready to answer,’’ Maduegbunam said. “My team needed someone to step up and I was happy to take that role.’’

The high-flying guard hit a jumper to start overtime and sparked a 12-2 run, in which Barnes contributed 6 points.

The Townies were ahead comfortably, 66-54, with 3:59 to play when Madison Park coach Dennis Wilson called a timeout.
By Anthony Gulizia
Globe Correspondent / February 16, 2011

The Cardinals went on a 10-0 run and cut the lead to 2, forcing Charlestown to call time. Madison Park’s Ray Matthews then hit two free throws to tie the score at 66 with 1:28 to play.

Junior Rony Fernandes hit a jumper for the Townies, but the Cardinals’ Khayree Hudson answered. The teams traded free throws, then Hudson drove the lane, scored, and was fouled.

After Hudson missed the free throw, Hoxter took the inbounds pass and drove up the court, tying the game at 71 with 10 seconds to play.

Globe correspondent Paul Sulzer contributed to this report.

Article URL: http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/basketball/articles/2011/02/16/teamwork_from_townies/

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