Lexington Boys' Basketball Team Nets Road Win
LHS beats Reading by four, 61-57.
The Lexington High School boys' basketball team won a close contest Tuesday at Reading, 61-57, with Demitri Monovoukas acting as an unstoppable force for the Minutemen with 30 points on the night.
"This is a big win for us on the road in the Middlesex League," said Lexington coach Reggie Hobbs. "We're growing as a team and as a program. The team is developing unity, chemistry and trust. We come in everyday and try to develop those things."
Both squads came out aggressive to start the game, battling to a 13-11 finish in the Rockets' favor to close out the first quarter. Lexington pulled away in the second period though, taking a five-point lead going into the midway point.
Despite battling to a tie score at 55 in the fourth quarter, the Minutemen were able to stay one step ahead of their opponent. A Trey Jones basket allowed Reading to take a 57-55 lead with just 1:30 to go, but that would be the last time the Rockets would score.
Lexington, on the other hand, went on a six-point scoring rally to close out the game and lock in the 61-57 final score, thanks to some clutch field goals and foul shooting by team captains Lyle Morrison and Monovoukas.
Monovoukas had an outstanding night in all aspects of the game. The senior registered a staggering 30 points, while making six out of his seven free throw attempts.
Monovoukas also locked in two three-pointers in the fourth quarter to keep the Minuteman in the game as both squads struggled to hold on the late lead.
"[Monovoukas] took over in certain points of the game when we needed baskets, and we were able to rely on him. He has a high motor, he can shoot the threes, and he's a nice player," said Lexington coach Reggie Hobbs.
On the Rockets' end, Trey Jones was the scoring leader with 18 points, followed by Kenny Reed with 16.
"We need to take care of the basketball, and can't have unforced turnovers," said Morrissey. "We had effort all night, but not the kind of effort we needed for 32 minutes."
The Rockets missed nine free throws on the night, a statistic that Morrissey refers to as "inexcusable."
"The missed foul shots is just concentration, and that's inexcusable," he said.
Lexington Girls' Squad Loses in Reading
The Reading Memorial High School girls basketball team (4-0) continued its undefeated streak Tuesday night, downing Lexington 65-30.
Reading sophomore Olivia Healy was the scoring leader with 23 points, followed by Carlene Kluge with 11 and Morgan O'Brien with 10.
Lexington's captain, Cat Costello, was the scoring leader for the Minutemen, locking in 11 points.