No. 6 Doherty coasts Polar Bears in benchmark win over Burncoat.





Doherty, 73, South 53: Junior forward Jayna Cormier had a career-high 38 points for the No. 6 Highlanders, 16 of them in the fourth quarter as host Doherty (5-0, 3-0 Inter-High) expanded a 48-42 lead into a comfortable win.

Cormier added 16 rebounds and seven blocks. Senior forward Emily Capstick had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Point guard Tia Conteh contributed four points and six assists.

Junior guard Katherine Edmonds, the leading scorer in Central Mass., had another big game, scoring a season-high 35 points and adding 9 rebounds and 5 steals for the Colonels (1-6, 0-2).

North 35, Burncoat 30: Sophomore guard Shayla Connors (seven points) made a steal and a layup to give the host Polar Bears (5-2, 2-1 Inter-High) their first lead, 28-26, with four minutes to play, and North went on to post what was reportedly its first girls' basketball victory over Burncoat in more than a decade.

Senior forward Jamie Alonzo led North with nine points, while guard Shanelle Sims paced the Patriots (2-4, 1-2) with 16 points.

Leicester 44, Oxford 32: Junior Rachel Meyers had 11 points and 11 rebounds while Laura Quink had nine points and four steals to lead the host Wolverines (2-4, 2-2 SWCL).

Leicester took a 19-9 lead at halftime with a spurt just before the break that saw Brittany Flynn score all five of her points. Baylee Ford came off the bench to score four points and give the Wolverines a comfortable lead.

Caroline Bercier scored 17 points for the Pirates (2-3, 2-3).

Northbridge 42, David Prouty 19: Victoria Wood scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the first half as the visiting Rams (3-3, 3-2) jumped to a 22-6 halftime lead and cruised past the Panthers (1-7, 0-6).

Kasey Hamilton had eight points to lead David Prouty.

Quabbin 45, Hudson 36: The host Panthers (3-4) built on a five-point lead in the fourth quarter as Lindsey Howland scored five of her 10 points in the period and added 12 rebounds.

Mary Beth Parslow had a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds for Quabbin. Kara Knights had 13 points for the Hawks (1-6).

Shepherd Hill 60, Grafton 26: Tina Gauvin had 14 points and 11 players in all scored for the ninth-ranked Rams (4-1) at home.

Megan Treu had 11 points to pace the Indians (1-4).


St. John's 92, Xaverian 83: Diver Patrick Ryan recorded his second qualifying score, earning him a spot in the state meet, as the Pioneers (4-0) defeated the Hawks (1-4) at Holy Cross.


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