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For the McDevitts, basketball is a family affair

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:10 am
by Tom Nolette
For the McDevitts, basketball is a family affair
Matt McDevitt and his father, Mike, will savor tournament games this weekend.

... It promises to be quite a weekend in the McDevitt household. On Friday night, Matt’s father, Mike, will coach the St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team in a Division III NCAA tournament game at Tufts.

St. Joseph’s earned its automatic NCAA berth with an 81-70 overtime victory in Standish against Emmanuel College in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. The victory raised McDevitt’s 25-year career record to 500-190 and marked his 11th conference title. He quickly hustled over to Cross Insurance Arena to watch Matt, still battling the effects of a bad cold, help Greely beat Falmouth, 47-26.

“He’s the first McDevitt to win a regional championship (in basketball),” said Mike McDevitt, an Ellsworth High grad who became a 1,000-point scorer at St. Joseph’s. “It was a pretty cool day.” ... ly-affair/