Burr & Burton, Flynn & Dagnoli Take Giorgi League Titles
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Manchester, Vt.'s, Burr & Burton Academy and Flynn & Dagnoli on Thursday captured the championships of the High School and Open Divisions, respectively, in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
Joey Shehadi scored 15 points to lead Burr & Burton past Drury High School in the finals of the High School Division.
The two teams went back and forth on the scoreboard with the Bulldogs coming out on top, 49-45.
Connor Harrington backed up Shehadi, adding 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Drury’s Alex Heck had a team-high 14 points, and Cam Lesure tallied 12.
Concluding the game, the High School Division trophies were awarded. Drury took home runner-up. Burr & Burton was awarded the championship trophy. Shehadi was named MVP, Harrington had the blocks in the league with 12.
Mount Greylock's Jake Benzinger led the High School Division in rebounds with 25, and McCann Tech's Shane Fuller had the most 3-pointers with 15.
Flynn & Dagnoli held the lead throughout the game this evening, beating MCLA 80-59 in the finals.
Brad Shove for Flynn & Dagnoli had a game high of 32 points. Brandon Eason added 13 and Keilan Cross led the team in rebounds with 13.
For MCLA, Anthony Barbosa had a team high of 26 points and Khalil Paul totaled 22.
Shove was also awarded the MVP for the Open Division. Justin Daigle took home most blocks in the league with 13. David Vidal had the most 3-pointers with 28, and for the third time; Pat Kennedy had the most rebounds in the league with 103.
Hall of Fame
Three long-time, retired players were inducted into the John Giorgi Summer League Hall of Fame as well this evening: Glenn Tatro, Paul Oporowski, and Shane Steinman.
Each was recognized for his dedication to the game and the league. Each received a plaque as well.
The Giorgi League season comes to a close on Sunday with the Women's Division championship game at 7 p.m. at Noel Field.
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