BABC Veteran’s Day Classic - Event Recap
The annual BABC Veteran's Day Classic was held this past weekend in Boston.
The BABC 2017 team was victorious playing up in the junior division while the Middlesex Magic came out of the open division, setting the stage for an epic triple-overtime match-up in the crossover championship.
The BABC held on for a dramatic 48-42 win in that 3OT thriller, finishing their fall with a perfect 15-0 record after winning one of the program’s four championship belts from the Zero Gravity Fall Series. BABC was led by their deep and talented backcourt of Justin Mazzulla (6’4” Bishop Hendricken), Jakigh Dottin (6’0” Cambridge R&L), Jayln Hinton (6’4” Governors Academy), Javaughn Edmonds (6’4” Thayer Academy), and Keyshaad Dixon (6’1” St. Andrews). The Magic were led down the stretch of regulation and two overtimes by Matt DeWolfe (6’8” Barrington HS, RI), Harry O’Neil (6’6” St. John’s Prep), Matt Kerans (6’0” Belmont HS), Brendan Hoban (6’1” Watertown HS), and Matt Hanna (5’9” Catholic Memorial).
The Open Division also included the Beantown Bulls, South Shore Wolfpack, and BABC South. Leading the way for the Bulls were Snowden High School products Javaughn Kittrell and Francis de Pina, while Ian Holder (West Roxbury Academy) led the team in rebounds. The Wolfpack was paced by Ben McLarey (6’5” Scituate HS), Drew Myers (6’1” Quincy HS), and Jack Buckley (6’4” Hanover HS). BABC South was led by Joe Sekator, Ira Lough, Kyle Henseler, and Dimitri Rosa.
In the 10th grade division, the BABC 9th grade Gold team played up and split the title with B2TL. BABC was led by the solid performance of Tanajh Pettway (5’11” Central Catholic), Maurice Works (5’9” East Boston), Shandon Brown (5’10” Beaver Country Day), and Cam Ray (5’10” Hillside); all of whom project to be NCAA D1 prospects in time. Playing well for B2TL were Jared Groff and Nate Freeman from the guard spots. Inside, Marques Boyd and Doug Dahl were effective on the glass. The team MVP was Jonathan Noel who found a way to score all weekend.
BABC will host its annual Holiday Classic (December 27-29) at Cathedral High School, BABC Prep Classic (January 17 and 18) at the Shelburne Community Center (17th) and Reggie Lewis Center (18th), and the BABC Winter Classic (January 19) at the Reggie Lewis Center. For more information, please visit www.thebabc.com.