Bristol Tops Northern Essex Knights 89-63 in Saturday Tournament

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The Northern Essex Community College men’s basketball fell in the semi-final round of the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday in Springfield to top seeded Bristol by a score of 89-63.

Alexis Estrella of Lawrence put forth the strongest overall performance for the Knights as he scored nine points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added 3 steals on the defensive end of the ball. For his efforts he earned a nod onto the MCCAC All-Tournament team.

Three Knights were able to score in double figures offensively led by Guney Kiliticglu of Istanbul, Turkey, who scored 14, his fellow countryman Emir Alagoz added 13 while Kyle Martin of Amesbury tossed in 10.

Bristol’s Alexander Holloway was the game’s high scorer as tossed in 20 points.

Despite the loss, Northern Essex has earned the four seed in the Region XXI Tournament and will play host to MassBay on Wednesday night at 6 in the first round of the regional tournament.