MVC Wins for Billerica and Tewksbury
The Billerica High girls basketball team trailed at the end of one quarter, 15-10, but the Indians were able to pull even at the half en route to a 44-36 win over Merrimack Valley Conference rival Methuen on Friday night.
In other MVC play, Tewksbury romped past Lowell, 49-29, and Andover hammered Dracut, 82-33.
Billerica took the lead in the third quarter for good and led by three possessions for most of the fourth quarter.
Madison Bonvie led Billerica with 10 points, while Brooke Larson chipped in 9 points. Erin Cann played a great game defensively.
Leading by just three (21-18) at halftime, the Redmen turned on the jets in the second half to pull away for the home MVC victory.
Senior guard/forward Lizzy Gallella scored a game-high 21 points. Junior Julia Cafferty contributed 9 points off the bench and junior forward Allie Wild chipped in 9 points for Tewksbury (3-1).
Senior capt. Hannah Wynn collected 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals to help Groton-Dunstable stave off Tyngsboro in Groton.
Junior guard Emma Wilson contributed 11 points and 4 steals for the Crusaders (2-1). Junior forward Abby Eisenklam added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.
For Tyngsboro (1-3), senior Sara Anselmo (16 points) and junior Sam Fagundes (12 points) both reached double figures.
The Rams broke out to a commanding 38-7 halftime lead and waltzed to the CAC victory.
Senior guard/forward Shannon Fitzgerald was immense with a triple-double, claiming 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 steals. Sophomore point guard Susanna Gillis earned 12 points and 5 steals for the Rams (3-2).
Ayer Shirley 60
Sparked by an 18-point effort from Stepha Hart, the Panthers defeated the Tigers in Ayer.
Adding 11 points for Ayer Shirley (1-2) was Ryschel Perez.
For Littleton (0-4), junior forward Maddy O’Meara and freshman guard Hannah Cochran netted 7 points each.
The Wildcats pulled out the tight Middlesex League home victory despite trailing 9-0 to start the game.
Wakefield took an 11-5 advantage into the second quarter, but Wilmington rallied behind the strong play of Kylie Ducharme. Wakefield had a last-second chance to win the game but could not convert.
Newton South 30
In a defensive battle between two of the top teams in the Dual County League, the Grey Ghosts won in Westford.
Senior Tess Keele, senior Morgan Rose and freshman Carly Davey all had 6 points for Westford (4-0, 2-0 DCL Large). Rose hauled down 12 rebounds, Keele added 4 rebounds, and Davey contributed 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
The Middies ran into a buzzsaw as perennial MVC power Andover rolled.
For Dracut, sophomore guard Abby Sancartier netted 9 points and freshman guard Tati Fevry added 8 points.