KIPP boys basketball team defeats Pioneer Charter school

LYNN — Sophomore guard Dominic Jette had 22 points and seven rebounds to help lift the KIPP Panthers boys’ basketball team over the Pioneer Charter Panthers, 56-37, at the KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate gym on Thursday night.

With the win, KIPP improved to 5-2 on the season.

“Pioneer is a good team, and they always give us fits when we play them,” said KIPP coach Chris Norkun. “This is the second time we’ve played them this week, so it’s always tough to beat a team twice like that. Great job by the guys.”

KIPP senior forward Dave Meletus had a good night with 16 points and seven rebounds, while freshman forward Nathan Mehu had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Senior point guard Dalton Andujar had six points and four rebounds.

For Pioneer, junior forward Lesley Lamothe just missed a double-double, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds. Junior forward Giovanni Mercado-Vicente had six points and nine rebounds.

KIPP got off to a hot start in the first half. More specifically, it was Jette who got off to a hot start. Jette came out and hit a deep three-pointer for the first points of the game, and within the first five minutes, he had already scored 11 points. He was 3-for-5 from the three-point line, and probably could’ve done even more damage if he hadn’t gotten into foul trouble.

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Defense lifts KIPP girls over Pioneer Charter school


LYNN — Behind some solid defense and timely baskets, the KIPP girls’ basketball team defeated the Pioneer Charter, 32-17, at the KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate gym on Thursday afternoon, January 7, 2016.

“Today was the second game in a row that we got everybody in there,” said KIPP coach Andrea DeAngelo. “All of our forwards are pretty young, so it was good to get them in there and get more experience.”

Junior forward Loida Rosario was the top scorer for KIPP (4-3) with eight points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Gift Ofuokwu was right behind with seven points and four rebounds off the bench, while sophomore point guard Nayeli Germosen had a great all-around game with six points, two rebounds and four assists.

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Lynn scholars rewarded with Posse grants

LYNN — Five Lynn students were honored on January 7, 2016 in Boston at The Posse Awards Ceremony, along with their posses from their future colleges.

Posse Boston, as part of the foundation, works with six colleges and awards scholarships to 10 incoming students for each of those schools — a total of 60. The schools participating are Pennsylvania’s Bryn Mawr College and Bucknell University; Kentucky’s Centre College; Denison University in Ohio; and Hamilton and Union Colleges, both in New York.

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