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Basketball Basketball - Boys' Junior Varsity
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Northfield Mount Hermon
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Northfield Mount Hermon
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
From Eastern Massachusetts: Follow Route 2 west to Route 63; go north on Route 63 for approximately 8 miles to where Route 63 merges with Route  10. Turn left on Route 10 south and drive 1.7 miles (you will cross over the Connecticut River). The Northfield Mount Hermon School entrance is  on your left. Proceed up the drive. Bear left at the fork, following  signs for the Admission Office. Visitor parking is beside Bolger House.

From Interstate 91: Take Exit 28A if you are traveling north, Exit 28 if you are traveling south, and follow Route 10 north for 2.8 miles. The  Northfield Mount Hermon School entrance is on your right. Proceed up the drive following signs to the Admission Office. Visitor parking is  beside Bolger House.
Win 60-53

Kualim Johnson '21 scored a season-high 26 points as Marianapolis produced a furious second-half rally to defeat Northfield Mount Hermon in a thrilling early-season contest at Northfield, Massachusetts.  

     Johnson scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half, including a rebound off a missed free throw with under two minutes remaining to give the Golden Knights a 55-53 lead.  Free throws by Lucas Yash '20, Danny Moors '20, and Ryan Martin '20, along with solid defense on the other end, allowed Marianapolis to escape with the victory.

     Ehmil Johnson '21 added 12 points while  Yash scored all 10 of his points in the second half on a series of spectacular drives to the basket.

     After the long ride up to Northfield, Marianapolis struggled to find its footing in the first half.  A late run by Northfield widened their lead to 33-19 at the break.  And things looked even bleaker when a miscommunication on the in-bounds pass to start the second half led to a Northfield 3-pointer and a 17-point deficit at 36-19.

     But no one on the side of the Golden Knights bench panicked.  The squad instituted a full-court press  to speed things up; and, this, combined with an incredible defensive rebounding performance, jumpstarted a remarkable 33-8 run that culminated with a Yash layup with about 4 minutes left in the game for a 52-44 advantage.

     Predictably, to Northfield's credit, though, they had one more run left in them.  Three consecutive three-pointers in a two-minute span gave the home team a 53-52 lead in the waning moments, before Kualim Johnson's second-chance bucket provided the winning margin.

     Marianapolis (2-0) looks to put together a strong week of practice before hitting the court on Tuesday, December 10, at Worcester Academy for a 5:00 tip.