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High School Basketball

Wakefield boys’ keep up dogged defense

Their commitment to lockdown, suffocating D is relentless, all 32 minutes of a game, and it’s proven to be the foundation for a 7-2 start for the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ basketball team.

“We get excited on defense,” said Wakefield coach Brad Simpson , after his squad employed an effective 1-3-1 full court press the entire game, forcing nearly 20 turnovers en route to a 65-36 victory over Middlesex League rival Wilmington last week.

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