Pats refuse to go quietly during Class S battle

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Coventry - posted Tue., Mar. 6, 2012
Colin Delaney puts in a layup for Coventry during the third overtime period of the game. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Colin Delaney puts in a layup for Coventry during the third overtime period of the game. Photos by Melanie Savage.

The Coventry High School boys’ basketball team fought hard until the last second to keep their season alive during a round-one Class S tournament game against Griswold on March 5. Coventry entered the match-up with a 15-5 record at a number 10 seed; Griswold was 9-11 with a number 23 seed.

It was a close game from the start, and it stayed close through four periods and a nail-biting three periods of overtime. But a final score of 67-69 ended the season for the Patriots, and sent Griswold on to round two against St. Paul Catholic.

It was a strong team effort for the Pats, with a number of players contributing. Notable performances included junior Tommy Myers, who never let up. Myers was a high scorer for the game, along with team co-captain Colin Delaney. Delaney performed well during regulation but really came alive during overtime, when he played a key role in keeping his team in the game. Also doing his part was junior Nicolai Vanek. Vanek’s three-pointer with less than a minute to go in the second period of overtime tied up the score and gave the Pats another four minutes of play.

The coach for the Coventry boys’ basketball team is Mike Peracchio. Seniors on this year’s team are Taylor Vann (co-captain), Ryan Boutin, Colin Delaney (co-captain), Justin Lindinger and Mike Dolan (co-captain).


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