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Mickle Hero for Shawsheen

February 9, 2019
Northeast's Jared Gordon (15) and Greater Lowell Tech's Tyler Bussey hit the floor to battle for a loose ball. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

Zach Mickle made a big 3-pointer in overtime to propel Shawsheen Tech to a 61-58 win over Whittier Tech on Friday night in boys basketball action.

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Mickle finished with 20 points.

Shawsheen Tech 61

Whittier Tech 58

Jared Rizzo posted a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Rams (13-3). The game was tight from start to finish.

Wilmington 60

Stoneham 38

Wilmington sophomore Evan Witalisz had 17 points, making five 3-pointers in the process, to power his team.

Chris Stokes and Stephen Anthony chipped in with 14 and 11 points, respectfully. Kevin Palmerino, Owen Surette and Aidan McGrath played solid defense for the Wildcats all game.

Greater Lowell 75

Northeast 38

It was Senior Night at Greater Lowell and the Gryphons (14-4) rolled.

Jacob Burk had 15 points for GLT, while Tyler Bussey had 13 points and Luis Huertas had 12 points. Paul Choate dished out 10 assists.

Pelham 57

John Stark 45

Pelham (12-2) jumped on John Stark early with an 18-4 first-quarter lead and built the advantage to as much as 28 points in the second half.

The Pythons were led by Blake Woekel’s 18 points. Derek Crowley added 12 points and Jake Dumont chipped in with 11 points.

Cambridge 62

Westford Academy 52

Senior captain Adam Scaramuzzo had 21 points for Westford in a tough loss.

Junior Jake Barisano chipped in with 12 points. Cambridge took a 32-24 lead into halftime. The Grey Ghosts cut it to four a couple of times in the third quarter and then again in the fourth, but couldn’t get any closer.

North Middlesex 62

Lunenburg 51

The Patriots captured the home victory in Townsend, their first of the season, behind an 18-point effort from Jacob Talmer.

The Patriots (1-17) stormed out to a 40-27 halftime lead.

Methuen 58

Billerica 54

Junior Ryan Murphy netted 18 points, but Billerica slipped to 10-8. Aiden Deady had 9 points and Michael Bragg had 7 points for the Indians.

Haverhill 59

Tewksbury 52

The Redmen were down 29-27 at the half and 42-40 after three quarters, and were unable to rally for the win.

Sophomore guard Kalu Olu led Tewksbury (2-15) with 16 points, while sophomore guard Mike Kelly had 10 points.

Westboro 66

Groton-Dunstable 53

The Mid-Wach B title was up for grabs in this one as G-D (12-4) fell short.

Senior Evan Cook had a team-high 18 points for the Crusaders.

Brian Scott contributed 15 points and Connor Keegan added 10 points.

Sizer 45

Nashoba Tech 44

Nashoba Tech fell in an overtime thriller.

The Vikings were down by 3 with seven seconds to play in regulation, and then senior guard Sam Poston hit a deep triple to tie it. Sizer’s Jonathan Poole converted a put-back with five seconds remaining in overtime for the game-winner.

Poston led the Vikings with a team-high 14 points, while junior center Tyler Alden had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Chelmsford 58

Dracut 52

Visiting Dracut built a 16-point lead in the third quarter, but hot-shooting Chelmsford cut the deficit to just 41-38 entering the final quarter.

Playing well for the Middies (9-9) were Mitchell Monette with 14 points, Adrian Torres with 8 points and 5 steals, and Will Peters 9 points with 9 rebounds.

Maynard 78

Ayer Shirley 42

Despite 15-point performances from Dekae Ebika and C.J. Holmes, Ayer Shirley (3-14) fell at home.

Oakmont 67

Littleton 62

The Tigers allowed 30 points in the second quarter and they couldn’t recover in the Mid-Wach home loss.

Littleton (9-9) received 16 points from Austin Lynn, 15 from P.J. Barbella and 11 from Jacob Yurkoski.

The Tigers need to beat Tyngsboro next week to qualify for the state tournament.

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