Blazers’ Garrett Naimie’s 6 points earn ‘Legit Player of the Week’ honors
A week after scoring a league single-game record of 26 goals, the Blazers scored 10 straight goals to take a 10-1 lead en route to a 21-11 blowout over PrimeTime, with six different players registering at least four points in the game.
Garrett Naimie picked up three goals and an assist during the Blazers opening run and finished the game with five goals on just six shots on goal, plus five loose balls and a caused turnover, earning “Legit Player of the Week” honors. Brandon Dube, Greg Rogowski and Kyle Baker all added six-point nights of their own, and Marty Bowes added five points on a hat trick plus two helpers. Randy Fraser registered two goals and two assists on the night, with Joe Evans stopping 31 shots, ensuring that PrimeTime could never get back into the game despite winning the battles for loose balls and the most shots.
Brendan Grant scored a hat trick for PrimeTime, which also got multi-point nights from Ken Keirstead, Jason Wellemeyer and Connor MacNeil.
In the opener, winless Team Legit played its best game of the session but never could completely catch up after a first-half deficit, falling to the MegaWhales 13-9. The game was tied at three before the MegaWhales took a 6-3 halftime advantage. That lead stretched to four goals at 9-5 before Legit rallied, with Bryce Serriello netting two of his six goals on the night in a run that brought the score to 9-8.
Legit had chances to tie things up but Chris Hettler (29 saves) stood tall in the MegaWhales net, before Mike Maggio netted two straight goals to make the count 11-8 and let the MegaWhales coast home.
Grant Whiteway had the high-points night for the MegaWhales with two goals and four assists. Maggio, Nick Coppola and Bryan Bendig each finished with three goals and an assist, while Kyle Minaker chipped in with a goal and two helpers.
For Legit, Serriello led the way with his six scores, but Brandon Keith, Sean Lawton and Rob Murray all had multi-point games.
The BBLL returns to the floor on Nov. 17, with PrimeTime taking on Legit at 9 p.m., followed by the MegaWhales seeking to avenge their only loss against Bullseye in the nightcap.
The Boston Box Lacrosse League plays at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. For stats, standings and more information on the league, go to BostonBoxLax.com. The league posts announcements and commentary on Twitter and can be followed @BostonBoxLax.
Legit Player of the Week honors go to the individual whose all-around contributions had the most significant impact to his team’s performance. Legit Lacrosse operates lacrosse superstores in Mashpee Commons and Hanover, Mass., with everything a player could possibly need to make his or her game legit, including a full selection of box equipment. For more information, go to legitlacrosse.com; on Twitter @LegitLacrosse.
South Shore Sports Center is located at 55 Recreation Park Drive in Hingham; fans and friends can watch games from the arena seating or at the Skybox Lounge, where food and drinks are served. Information is available at southshoresportscenter.com.