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Mwai Lights It Up for Lowell

January 24, 2018 GMT

Lowell High senior girls basketball star Shyan Mwai has committed to play at Division 1 Iona College.

Girls basketball

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 58

Chelmsford 32

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).

Tyngsboro 51

Lunenburg 46

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.

Central 53

Tewksbury 41

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.

Groton-Dunsable 51

Marlboro 43

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).

Acton-Boxboro 49

NDA-Worcester 43

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 56

Lawrence 34

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.