Mwai Lights It Up for Lowell
Lowell High senior girls basketball star Shyan Mwai has committed to play at Division 1 Iona College.
Mwai showed why Tuesday by pouring in 25 points and draining six 3-pointers in front of her future Iona coaches in Lowell’s 58-32 win over Chelmsford.
Elsewhere, Rachel Romich and Hannah Wynn scored 12 points each as Groton-Dunstable beat Marlboro, 51-43, to improve its record to 10-1 and clinch a state tournament berth.
Lowell (9-4) led 32-13 at the half and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half.
Sarah Meehan held Chelmsford’s best player, Hannah Polce, to just 6 points. Niky Yrrizzarry had 7 steals, 4 assists and 8 points. Also starring for LHS were Kaylee Ravagli (9 points) and Michaela Martinez (6 points, 13 rebounds).
Paced by 16-point efforts by captain Amanda Leal and Sam Fagundes, the Tigers held off Lunenburg.
Katie Hurynowicz added 10 points for the Tigers.
Ava Bradley had a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 4 assists, while Katie Kirsch had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals as Central (10-2, 8-0 MVC) qualified for the state tournament.
Tewksbury (7-4) trailed 28-20 at halftime.
Abby Hoey made her presence felt on offense for the Crusaders with 10 points.
Ellie Eisenklam scored 6 points and played well defensively.
Bishop Fenwick 57
Lowell Catholic 36
Bishop Fenwick topped Lowell Catholic in a Catholic Central League cross-over game.
Maggie Penta led Lowell Catholic with 18 points, while Emily Bartlett added 7 points.
Mary Tibbetts collected 9 rebounds.
Mystic Valley 47
Notre Dame 36
Alexis Kirkland led the way the Academy of Notre Dame with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Natalie Kelleher (6 rebounds) and Lauren Bradley (2 rebounds) scored 8 points apiece for the Lancers (9-3).
The Colonials received 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists from Lauren Koehan to power to the non-league win Monday.
Acton-Boxboro (7-4, 5-2 DCL) also had a strong game from Kate Maylander, who claimed 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Shawsheen Tech 52
Essex Tech 11
Shawsheen (8-2) made it look easy in this one as every player got to see action.
Freshman Shelby Bourdeau had 7 points and 8 rebounds for the Rams, while freshman Susanna Gillis had 8 points.
Billerica built a commanding 31-13 halftime lead while beating Lawrence in an MVC Division 2 game.
Madison Bonvie led the way with 11 points, and Erin Cann scored 8 points as Billerica notched its 10th win of the season to secure a state tournament berth.