2021 Agganis All-Star Boys Basketball Game
South 80, North 77
Lynn Classical’s Jayden Thornton was unstoppable, scoring a game-high 33 points and six 3-pointers to earn South MVP honors and lead his squad to a come-from-behind win. He wasn’t the only Rams player to dominate, as Angel Garcia notched the game’s only double-double with 17 points — 15 in the second half — and 12 rebounds. Swampscott’s Jacob Cooke knocked down a pair of threes and notched 14 points in the win. Masconomet’s Harry Osgood had eight points and three rebounds, while Bishop Fenwick’s Alex Gonzalez had four points and six rebounds.
Sammy Batista showed up for the North squad looking more than comfortable on his home court with four 3-pointers and 25 points to earn North MVP honors. Wakefield’s Brett Okundaye also made a splash with a monster one-handed dunk in the first half and ended his night with 13 points and six rebounds. Saugus’ Myles Manalaysay (10 points) and Lynnfield’s Luke Martinho (11) also brought plenty of offense to the mix while Revere’s Calvin Boudreau had an all-around solid game with six points and seven rebounds. Salem’s Guillermo Pimental scored four points.
2021 Agganis All-Star Girls Basketball Game
South 50, North 36
St. Mary’s players accounted for 47 of the 50 points for the South, led by South MVP Maiya Bergdorf and Nicolette D’Itria. Bergdorf scored a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds, while D’Itria tacked on 20 points and six rebounds. Alyssa Grossi added four points and four rebounds. Lynn Classical’s Sailor Brinkler had six rebounds.
Andover’s Tatum Shaw exploded for 13 points and three steals in the second half to earn North MVP honors. Masconomet’s Olivia Filmore also shined, scoring 12 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a well-rounded performance. Essex Tech’s Katerina Napoli added seven points and eight rebounds.