The offense crawled in for much of the game, with Cardinal Spellman and Medway slugging it out in a low-scoring MIAA Division 3 South boys’ basketball section final.
Only in the fourth quarter did the lids come off the hoops, but it was Spellman’s Joe Glynn who was head and shoulders above his peers, leading the proceedings with 24 points and contributing nine rebounds as the Cardinals took the contest, 51-45.
Glynn scored 11 fourth quarter points, shooting 7 of 8 from the free throw line, as the junior forward kept cutting into the Medway defense on drives to the hoop.
“Joey goes the whole game,” said coach Michael Perry. “He’s on the press. He’s up and down the court. He’s on the press. He’s on the boards. He doesn’t come out much and he doesn’t get into too much foul trouble. That’s just him as an athlete. It’s a gift and you take it from there.”
Though he was the center of the offense, the biggest play likely came when Glynn kicked the ball out to freshman guard Ryan Roach who sank a late three-pointer for his only points of the game to extend the Spellman lead.
Glynn isn’t sure why the freshman was given the nickname “Toasty,” but had no doubt about his shooting prowess.
“I saw that Toasty was wide-open and I knew that he could hit that shot,” said Glynn.
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