Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As a player, assistant and now head coach, Wilmington's Joe Maiella has been a member of the Wildcats for decades.
Joe Maiella has only been the Wilmington boys basketball head coach for four years. But he's been a Wildcat for much longer. Maeilla, whose team suffered through a difficult campaign this year after recent success, played at Wilmington High School and was an assistant coach for 19 years before taking over the job of head coach. Are you a big fan of the Wildcats? You'll also want to see:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Despite some big losses from last year's team, several returning players and some new faces hope to bring the Wildcats back to the playoffs after missing out in 2011-12.
Wilmington boys basketball head coach Joe Maiella is looking forward to a team with hardhat mentality. But he’s not a fan of construction comparisons when it comes to this year’s squad. “We don’t use the word rebuilding,” said Maiella, whose team lost a significant number of contributors to graduation last year. “To me, that’s an excuse for coaches to use. We want to compete in every single game, and we want to make the state tournament.” This year’s Wildcats will have a different look from previous teams. Rather than shooting the lights out from the perimeter, Maiella’s charges are more likely to grind down opponents with a strong inside game. James Wilkinson, Colin Doherty and Tommy Letellier are this year’s captains, leading the charge …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Redmen drill game-winner with 10 seconds left, hand Wildcats home loss.
Tewksbury senior sharp shooter Bobby Lumbard scored a career-high 21 points and nailed a long-range three-pointer with just 10 seconds left in the game to give the Redmen their biggest win of the season, 53-52 over rival Wilmington High Tuesday night. The setback drops Wilmington to 5-5 on the year, though the team's Middlesex League mark remains at 3-1 after non-league tilt. The victory, almost unthinkably, puts the Redmen in solid shape to qualify for the MIAA Division 2 state tournament for the first time since 2007. Tewksbury came into Tuesday's game with a 2-3 record against tournament qualifying opponents, including a 62-52 loss to Wilmington in December. "This was the big one, this was definitely the big one," Lumbard said. "This …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Wildcats use strong second half for third straight win.
After a slow start, things are coming together for the Wilmington boys basketball team. The Wildcats started off the campaign at 0-3 and were forced to deal with the loss of star guard Vinny Scifo. But since then the team has won three straight, the latest coming on Tuesday night in a 60-50 decision over visiting Stoneham. Tim McCarthy led Wilmington with 16 points, Cole Peffer drained 13 markers, and John Parsons chipped in 12 points of his own. Kyle Albanese worked hard in the paint and hauled in 13 rebounds in the win.