C-NS hounded Central Square on the defensive end, forcing lots of first-quarter turnovers that led to baskets and a quick 19-7 edge. That trend continued the rest of the half as the Northstars’ margin grew to 40-19, too much for the Red Hawks to overcome in the second half.
Brown didn’t have any foul trouble this time, amassing 19 points, while Tricarico stayed hot with 15 points and DeMonte assumed a larger role, earning 14 points. Lumia added seven points as Central Square’s Malcolm Anderson led both sides with 27 points in a futile effort.
And this leads to the pair of big road games, starting Tuesday with a visit to Class AA favorite Henninger and continuing Friday with a rematch against the same Liverpool side it lost to during the Dec. 28 final of the C-NS holiday Clasisic.