No. 7 Patriots edge Colonials; OT treys lift North Middlesex.




North Middlesex 65, Shrewsbury 63: Mark Schulze (15 points) hit two 3-pointers in overtime for the seventh-ranked Patriots (7-1, 4-0 Mid-Wach A) after Josh Desai tied the game at 56-56 for the second-ranked Colonials (5-3, 3-1) with 9 seconds left in regulation.

Matt Foley had 13 points and 20 rebounds for North Middlesex, and Drew Dion had 10 assists to go with his six points.

Wil Michalski led the Colonials with 18 points.

Bartlett 61, Auburn 47: Junior power forward D.J. Kirby-Thomas had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the host Indians (2-6). Kwabeena Apeagyei added 12 points.

Sophomore Kyle Minton (19 points) hit five of his six 3-pointers in the first half for the Rockets (2-6).

Bethany Christian 47, South Lancaster 30: Zack Pfeffer scored 19 points to lead the host Eagles (7-2, 4-0 WCAC).

Brett Coustaffon's 12 points paced the Crusaders (3-6, 2-1).

Bromfield 59, Maynard 48: Junior guard Brian McCullough scored his 18 points in the second half while leading the host Trojans (4-5, 2-1 Mid-Wach D). Senior center Jeff Yates added 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Kyle Howes had 12 points for Maynard.

Clinton 59, Oakmont 46: Senior Brendan Cutler had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Sergio Colon and Harry Franco each added 14 points to lead the visiting Gaels (7-2, 2-1 Mid-Wach C).

Clinton led, 33-19, at the half, and dominated on the boards.

Senior forward Luke Bakanowsky had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (0-7, 0-3).

Douglas 86, North Brookfield 53: Senior Ryan Beaudette poured in 32 points and classmate Nate Pajka added 17 for the visiting Tigers (4-3, 3-1 Dual Valley), who led, 42-20, at halftime.

Senior Josh Zaik scored 13 points for North Brookfield (6-3, 2-2).

Fitchburg 57, Algonquin 35: Steph'fon Teague and Abi Akanni each scored 14 points for the ninth-ranked Red Raiders (4-3, 3-1 Mid-Wach A) in Fitchburg.

Vic Kozica (7 points) led the Tomahawks (1-6, 1-3).

Groton-Dunstable 55, Westboro 43: Junior Kyle Romich scored six of his game-high 22 points during a third quarter run that pushed the host Crusaders (6-1, 3-0 Mid-Wach B) past the Rangers (3-6, 0-2),.

After trailing, 20-14, in the first quarter and 26-25 at halftime, Groton-Dunstable outscored Westboro, 16-9, in the third quarter, Romich finished the second half with 13 points.

Junior Will Peregoy had 12 points and nine boards, while Brian Murphy had four blocks.

Brian Orlando led the Rangers with 15 points.


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