Christian Encarnacion had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Greater Lowell Wednesday. (Item Photo: Vanessa Leroy)

KIPP boys basketball comes up short to Greater Lowell

LYNN — For all intents and purposes, the KIPP Academy boys basketball game is starting from scratch. 

Wednesday's 67-47 loss to Greater Lowell at the High Rock Street facility was only the Panthers' fifth game of the season. It was played without fans and an almost-sterile environment and coach Brian Tobin could feel the difference. 

"We beat Lynn Tech Monday at their place, and the stands were full, the music was playing, and the kids had a lot of energy," Tobin said. "But when it's like it was tonight, you have to bring your own energy. And I …

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