Johnson, ST Defeat NDA
Junior center Brooke Johnson scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Shawsheen Tech beat the Academy of Notre Dame, 50-46, in a CAC girls basketball game.
In an MVC crossover game, Lowell topped Billerica, 51-47.
Notre Dame 46
Alex DiPerri and Shannon Fitzgerald helped pace Shawsheen’s balanced attack with 12 points apiece.
The Rams overcame a five-point halftime deficit while improving their record to 6-2.
Sam Adamczyk led the way on offense for Notre Dame with 17 points. Lauren Bradley netted 11 points for the Lancers (8-2).
Brittany Mota scored a career-high 20 points with six treys, four of which came in the fourth quarter, while leading Lowell past Billerica.
Shyan Mwai helped spark the Red Raiders attack with 16 points, while Michaela Martinez notched 12 rebounds and scored 4 points. Kaylee Ravagli tossed in 7 points for Lowell (7-3, 5-1 MVC Div. 1).
For host Billerica, Nicole Wedge netted 13 points and Madison Watford added 8 points.
Nashoba Tech 14
The Vikings had a cold-shooting game at home. Amanda Fales led Nashoba (3-4), which trailed 21-7 at halftime, with 12 points. Kaitlyn May chipped in 2 points. Defensive stars were Julia Marple and Ava Pittman.
Greater Lowell 64
Fatta Krah claimed 13 points and 9 rebounds to power the Gryphons to their latest CAC triumph.
Greater Lowell (8-1) led 39-13 at halftime. Also shining were Araceli Lopez (12 points, 6 rebounds), Michaela Kelly (9 points), Shaidamond Vazquez (8 points) and Kylie Bouley (8 points).
Senior Mimi Pyram tallied 16 points and the Tigers rolled to the Mid-Wach road victory.
Littleton, which led 36-14 at halftime, also received 7 points from senior Meg Wile. Littleton is now 6-3, 2-1 in Mid-Wach D.
The Middies were overwhelmed at home by the perennial MVC power. Senior forward Melissa Iannuzzo had another strong game for Dracut with 19 points.
Central Catholic 51
North Andover 45
Central Catholic led 20-12 after one quarter and held on for the MVC victory. Katie Kirsch was dominant with 17 points and 13 rebounds for Central (8-2, 6-0 MVC).
Captain Amanda Leal scored a game-high 16 points and host Tyngsboro played airtight defense.
Adding offense to the Tigers’ balanced attack were Katie Hurynowicz with 9 points and Sam Fagundes with 7 points. Sara Anselmo and Madison Hickey added 6 points each.
North Middlesex 47
North Middlesex cruised to the road victory, getting a big night from Molly McFague, who scored a career-high 11 points to go with 9 rebounds.
Hadley Beauregard (15 points, 5 steals, 4 assists, 6 rebounds) and Maddie Harrington (season-high 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks) also played well for NM (6-4, 4-0 Mid-Wach C).
Ayer Shirley 60
West Boylston 48
Katie Hart and Rhyschel Perez netted 11 points each to lead Ayer Shirley’s balanced offense in West Boylston.
Adding 10 points each for the Panthers (6-5) were Hayley Sheriff and Riley Murphy.
Boston Latin 48
Lauren Koehan paced Acton-Boxboro’s offense with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Kate Maylander scored 11 points and had 6 rebounds for the Colonials (6-4, 5-2 DCL).
Freshman forward Kate Kruger led the way for Chelmsford with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Hannah Polce netted 15 points, while Meghan Goode added 6 points and 3 assists for the Lions (3-6, 2-4 MVC Div. 2).
Nashoba Reg. 39
Hannah Wynn helped spark a balanced attack with 12 points as Groton-Dunstable improved its overall record to 9-0. The Crusaders are 4-0 in Mid-Wach B.
Nicole Tammaro had a strong all-around game, finishing with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Erin Gallella scored 14 points while helping Tewksbury top Haverhill in an MVC cross-over.
Lizzie Gallella added 12 points, while Izzy Picher had 10 points and 10 rebrounds for Tewkbury (6-3, 4-1 MVC Div. 2). Alli Wild scored 11 points.