Senior Jack Ford is the leading returning scorer for the Lynnfield boys basketball team this season. (Item File Photo)

Lynnfield boys basketball set to start a new era

LYNNFIELD -- The Lynnfield boys basketball team lost three key seniors and its head coach after last season, and the Pioneers are set to turn the page to a new era in 2020-2021.

It all starts with new head coach John Bakopolus, who served as a varsity assistant coach at Lynnfield for the past two seasons. Bakopolus points to his familiarity with the program and its players as one of the reasons why his transition hasn’t been as difficult as if he had been in a brand new setting.

“It helps immensely that I know the guys in the program and I know the lay of the land here,” said Bakopolus, a Saugus native who played high school basketball at St. Mary’s. “If I hadn’t known what was goi…

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