FITCHBURG -- Groton-Dunstable continues to mature each week it takes to the court.

The Crusaders bounded past the winless Gardner Wildcats Monday night by a score of 55-23 at Monty Tech Vocational High School in Fitchburg.

Groton-Dunstable's dynamic duo of Corey Romich (16 points, 6 rebounds) and Gavin Keough (16 points, 4 rebounds) led the Crusaders offense to victory.

Groton-Dunstable opened the game on a 9-3 run behind a three-pointer from Romich, and a pair of baskets from Tyler LeClerc and Keough. On the following Crusader possession, Jake Allen skipped a pass over to Keough, who deposited inside the hoop to push the Groton-Dunstable lead to 11-6.

Romich hit a transition three-pointer from 22 feet to make it 14-6 with 11 minutes remaining in the half. Groton-Dunstable led by as much as 13 points in the first half, behind another three from the top of the key by Romich, who was fed by Allen.

Following the three-pointer from Romich, the Crusaders took a 28-15 lead into the second half.

Groton-Dunstable outscored Gardner in the second half 23-8, behind great hustle plays from the likes of senior Ronnie Peck, LeClerc and Keough.

One thing is certain about the Groton-Dunstable summer basketball team, they love to run and score in transition. Groton-Dunstable possesses a lot of speed and is very dangerous when in open space.

Gardner tried to hang with the Crusaders, but the confident shooting of Romich and Keough was too much for the Wildcats to handle.


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Groton-Dunstable improves to 6-4 on the summer campaign.