Aaron Toomey(Bishop McGuinness HS) has done it….He has made the All-Tournament team up at Amherst, Mass. after just his second college basketball game….
Jeffs Win 10th Straight Ken Wright ’52 Memorial Tournament
AMHERST, MA â€“ The Amherst College men’s basketball team used a strong defensive
performance to win its 10th consecutive Ken Wright ’52 Memorial Invitational,
earning a 56-34 victory over Castleton State Saturday afternoon in the
tournamentâ€™s title game.
After scoring a career-high 28 points in Friday nightâ€™s season opener, Conor
Meehan â€™11 (Meriden, CT) added 13 points and six rebounds against Castleton en
route to the tournamentâ€™s Most Valuable Player honor. Also on the All-Tournament
Team were Amherstâ€™s Aaron Toomey â€™14 (Greensboro, NC), Castletonâ€™s Mike Knight and
Jared Paul, Maine-Farmington’s Eric Taylor and Wells College’s Terry Harrison.
Castleton (2-1) jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Amherst (2-0) would go ahead on a
three-pointer by Willy Workman â€™13 (Northampton, MA) 7:36 into the game and never
relinquish the lead. The Lord Jeffs carried a 28-18 lead into halftime and never
let the Spartans get closer than eight points in the second period.
After surrendering 89 points to Farmington in last nightâ€™s win, the Jeffs allowed
Castleton to shoot only 30 percent from the floor, including a 1-for-13
performance from long range. Amherst also struggled from behind the arc (5-for-22)
but shot well overall, hitting 46 percent of its shots in the first half and 45
percent in the second.
David Waller â€™12 (Tampa, FL) scored 12 points for Amherst in the first half and
would finish with 14, adding 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals for a
double-double, as he and Meehan were the only two Jeffs in double figures.
Castletonâ€™s Mike Knight and Matt Cooney each had a team-high seven points, with
Greg Hughes adding six.
Eric Taylor (Maine-Farmington)
Terry Harrison (Wells)
Mike Knight (Castleton State)
Jared Paul (Castleton State)
Aaron Toomey (Amherst)
Most Valuable Player: Conor Meehan (Amherst)