Westford Earns Berth; Lowell Nips Chelmsford
Brooke Pillsbury finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists as the Westford Academy girls basketball team clinched a state tournament berth with a 57-35 victory over DCL rival Acton-Boxboro.
Elsewhere, Lowell rallied past Chelmsford High, 42-39, in an MVC cross-over game.
Ellie Nolan notched 10 points and 2 steals for the Grey Ghosts, who improved their record to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in DCL Large.
Ally Giovino tallied 5 points, 4 assists and 4 steals for Westford.
Erin Mcosker led the way on offense for A-B with 16 points.
Sara Meehan scored 9 points, including the game-winning trey with 9 seconds remaining, as Lowell overcame a 15 point third quarter deficit on the road while rallying past Chelmsford.
Niky Yrrizarry scored 13 points, and Micheala Martinez had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Red Raiders (6-8).
For Chelmsford (7-6), Katelyn Disivio tallied 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Kat Slattery notched 3 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Laconia held on to defeat Pelham in a New Hampshire Division 2 game.
Olivia Gagnon paced the Pythons offense with 15 points.
McKenna Williams scored 9 points.
Notre Dame 32
PMA-Methuen topped the Academy of Notre Dame in a Commonwealth Athletic Conference cross-over game.
Natalie Kelleher (13 points) and Bridget Ryan (11 points) helped lead the way on offense for the Lancers (7-6).
Falynne Rzezuski (10 points) and Hannah Cochran (9 points) had strong games for Littleton (4-8).
Sydney Sartell paced Billerica’s balanced attack with 11 points.
Madison Bonvie and Haley Reinold scored 9 points apiece.
Jordyn Holohan tallied 8 points, while Erin Cann (6 points) played a strong all-around game.
Central Catholic 49
Kaylee Thomas scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds as Central Catholic (10-3) outlasted Tewksbury in an MVC cross-over game.
Central Catholic secured a state tourney berth with the win.
Lowell Catholic 51
Cristo Rey 10
Freshman Rachel Donaldson led all scorers with a career-high 14 points.
Emily Bartlett (11 points) and Emily Jussaume (9 points) had strong games while helping Lowell Catholic improve its record to 3-7 overall and 2-2 in the Catholic Central League Small School division.
North Middlesex 33
Quabbin edged North Middlesex in a Midland-Wachusett League game.
Erin Bourgeois scored 14 points for North Middlesex.