Basketball: Upper Cape Tech Boys Defeat Cape Tech
By: Dan Crowley
The Upper Cape Tech boys’ basketball team (12-7, 8-1 ML) put another notch in the win column last night with a 58-41 victory over Cape Cod Tech.
“The kids did a nice job,” Coach Tom Donovan said. “We got off to a slow start, but made some adjustments. We came out with some pressure in the third and had some nice passing between James Peterson and Jeff Johnson and Ken Silva hit a couple of baskets.”
UCT had a 26-14 lead at halftime, then exploded early in the third as Darrin Galvao hit three times from outside the three-point line opening up the lead.
Galvao led the UCT scoring with 18 points. Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Peterson and Jon McDonald each tossed in eight points with Peterson hauling in nine rebounds. Silva also collected nine rebounds, mostly in the second half for the Rams.
Upper Cape Tech rolled over Norfolk Aggie Tuesday with a 67-24 win.
The Rams pounded the net in the opening half as they pulled away with a 17-0 scoring run. By halftime UCT held a comfortable 32-11 lead.
Galvao led the scoring for the Rams, putting up 16 points. Aggressive rebounding by Johnson and Peterson helped keep Norfolk Aggie off the scoreboard. Ben Ingemi played another tremendous game, finishing with 11 points.
Ingemi was outstanding Friday night. With a win the Rams would nail down a spot in the state tournament and Ingemi was swinging a big hammer.
“It was his biggest game in a UCT uniform,” Coach Donovan said of his senior guard on senior night.
When it was over, Ingemi and the Rams punched their postseason ticket with a 61-42 victory over South Shore Voke.
Ingemi scored the first four points of the game and had 10 in the opening quarter as UCT pulled out to a 15-5 lead.
Aggressive defense and quick hands on the part of the Rams forced 14 Viking turnovers in the first eight minutes. Silva was all over South Shore, poking the ball away, and Peterson was a force down low, taking away the inside shot.
Ingemi, Silva, and Galvao kept the points coming in the second quarter, with Silva knocking down a three-pointer in the final minutes as the Rams took a 24-18 at the half.
The Vikings made it a two-point game early in the second half, but Ingemi got back to work and put up six points for UCT sparking a rally. Johnson followed with a put back and Ingemi buried a three-pointer as the Rams took a 35-24 lead. Kyle Poitras and Johnson combined for the next nine points and James Roellke hit a three-pointer.
Ingemi led all scorers with 23 points. Johnson added 10 points. Galvao had nine and Silva had eight.
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