Taylor Lights It Up for LC
Sophomore Isaiah Taylor had a near quadruple-double, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 8 steals, as the Lowell Catholic boys basketball team opened its season with a 100-41 victory over Matignon in a Catholic Central League Small School Division game.
In the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, Greater Lowell Tech beat Shawsheen Tech, 83-68.
Lowell Catholic 100
Sophomore Jeceb McKenzie chipped in offensively with 23 points and 6 steals.
Junior Caleb Scott finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Lowell Catholic’s defense forced 27 turnovers.
Nashoba Reg. 52
North Middlesex 22
Matt Haskins and Dominic Yancy had strong all-around games for North Middlesex in this Mid-Wach loss to Nashoba Regional.
Newton North 64
Junior forward Ryan Murphy was an all-around force for Billerica, finishing with 25 points and 7 rebounds.
Senior guard Jake Loftin scored 8 points and dished out 5 assists.
Malden built a 31-21 halftime lead while topping Tewksbury in a non-league game.
Sophomore guard Kalu Olu led the way on offense for Tewksbury with 19 points.
Brennan Rodgers scored 12 points for the Redmen.
Ross Cotnam was the high-scorer for Littleton in this Mid-Wach cross-over matchup with 13 points.
Austin Lynn tossed in 9 points for the Tigers (1-1).
Greater Lowell 83
Greater Lowell broke open a close game by outscoring Shawsheen Tech, 48-34, in the second half of this CAC Large matchup.
Luis Mota paced the Gryphons’ high-powered offense with 21 points.
Luis Huertas netted 18 points, and Paul Choate had 15 points, including a pair of dunks.
Tyler Bussey (12 points), Devonte Mutandwa (10 points) and Josh Ortiz (strong defense) also played well for Greater Lowell (2-0).
Subi Nkugwa and Alex Silva scored 10 points each while helping Chelmsford grind past Tyngsboro in a non-league game.
The Lions trailed by as many as 11 in the second half. Gramm Jeffries added 7 points to spark the Lions’ attack
Tyngsboro’s Christian Beck led all scorers with 14 points.
Elcharis Kamuanga and Jason Kelly netted 8 points each for the Tigers.
Senior captain Ben Lawrence had a strong game for Westford Academy, finishing with 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Ryan Power (20 points) was the high-scorer for Waltham.
Dracut played perennial MVC power Lawrence tough from start to finish.
The Middies only trailed by two points with two minutes to play in the game before Lawrence was able to seal the victory.
Will Peters had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Dracut, which trailed 27-25 at halftime.
Mitchell Monette tossed in 12 points and had 4 steals, while Cam McCullough tallied 5 points, 10 rebounds and 7 steals.
Freshman Adrian Torres added 6 assists and 5 steals.