Porter defeats Ames

  • TO THE HOOP — Porter’s Lucas Isrow goes up for the layup during Thursday afternoon’s game against Ames during ORA play. Athol Daily News/Mike Phillips—

  • BLOCKED — Nathan Griffith, left, of Porter blocks Sayyid Roberts of Ames from getting to the hoop, Thursday in ORA play. Athol Daily News/Mike Phillips

  • LOCKED IN — Sean Ramos (front) of Ames is locked in going toward the hoop during Thursday’s matchup against Porter in ORA play. Athol Daily News/Mike Phillips—

Friday, March 02, 2018

ORANGE — Both youth basketball teams showed the tenacity to win on Thursday afternoon, but Porter Transportation got things done at Fisher Hill School, defeating Ames Trophy, 24-8, during Orange Recreation Association (ORA) play.

Lucas Isrow led the way for Porter, scoring 12 points. David Vitello led Ames with four points.

Isrow started things off with a jumper plus a layup off a mid-court steal. Roy Adams then pitched in another layup off a mid-court steal for a 6-0 Porter lead. Isrow converted on another steal and layup to make it 8-0 going into the second quarter.

Vitello put Ames on the board with a basket from underneath the hoop to start the second quarter. Jaxson Archambault responded with a layup for Porter, followed by a layup by Nathan Griffith. Vitello connected on a hook shot to pull Ames within 12-4. Archambault connected on a layup with 10 seconds left in the second to give Porter a 10-point lead by quarter’s end.

Porter began the third quarter on a 4-0 run thanks to a long jumper by Griffith, followed by a rebound and basket by Zaccai Perry. Down 18-4, Matthew Vitello went down and around a defender to pull Ames within 18-6 at the end of the third quarter.

Marshall Ames began the fourth quarter with a one-footed basket for Ames to cut the deficit to 18-8. Porter ended the game on a 6-0 run led by Isrow, who scored all six points. Isrow completed 2 of 4 free-throw attempts and then converted on another two layups to lead Porter.


Play of the game goes to Matthew Vitello’s basket in the third quarter. Vitello gathered in the ball in the paint. He then went underneath the defender and over their backside to complete the layup.


Most Valuable Player between Ames and Porter goes to Porter’s Lucas Isrow, who gathered in four steals and turned in 12 points.


Porter: Isrow 12, Archambault 4, Adams 2, Perry 2.

Ames: David Vitello 4, Ames 2, Matthew Vitello 2.

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