, Newburyport, MA


January 24, 2014

Taking to the Garden


For senior Bradley Whitman, there is no better location to re-enter the win column than the Garden. If the Vikings fail at doing so, it won’t be because of a lack of desire.

“The last two games we have figured out that we played with heart and passion, so that’s there,” Whitman said. “We just have to control the ball better and communicate better on defense. If we do that we will probably be successful, because that’s really all that’s holding us back.”

In the previous five games, Triton has fallen by an average of just 6.8 points, including a two-point loss to North Reading and a four-point loss to a Manchester Essex team that sits atop the Cape Ann League’s Baker Division.

The Vikings will undoubtedly have a strong task at hand tomorrow, as the Crusaders continue toward their goal of qualifying for the MIAA State Tournament. Needing 10 wins to punch their ticket, Fenwick sits just three games short.

“They have a lot of good, skilled players and are a senior-heavy team,” Clay said.

“They trap a lot. That’s an area where we have been vulnerable and why we have coughed the ball up the majority of the time. This week we have practiced how to get out of them.”

Win or lose, it’s a game that everyone involved won’t soon forget.

For Whitman, one of just two seniors on his team, it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories in his final season wearing the blue and white jersey.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I’m going to make the most of it and enjoy it with my teammates,” Whitman said. “Obviously there’s a lot of history in that arena. The Celtics won so many championships there. It will be a cool atmosphere for a high school player to be in.”

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