Lowell Catholic Romps; Pair of Tigers on Prowl
Jeceb McKenzie and Keenan Rudy-Phol scored 15 points each while leading Lowell Catholic past Austin Prep, 79-37, in a Catholic Central League boys basketball game.
In the Midland-Wachusett League, Tyngsboro beat Oakmont and Littleton knocked off Quabbin.
Lowell Catholic 79
Austin Prep 37
Lowell Catholic was only up by five, 28-23, at halftime, but relied on its defense to take charge after the break. The Crusaders had 26 steals in the game.
McKenzie (5 steals), Rudy-Phol (3 steals) and Alex Antoine (12 points, 4 steals) helped spark Lowell Catholic’s defense.
Isaiah Taylor finished with 11 points, 10 assists and 7 steals for Lowell Catholic (3-0).
Phil Sutherland scored 12 points while leading Tyngsboro past Oakmont in a Mid-Wach game.
Chris Ausiello (10 points) and Jason Kelly (8 points) helped spark the Tigers’ attack.
Elcharis Kamuanga scored 6 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Jacob Yurkoski paced the Tigers’ attack with 17 points as Littleton evened its record at 2-2.
Luke Elliott scored all 13 of his points in the second half.
Ayer Shirley 50
Riley Lennon led the way on offense with 19 points as Innovation Academy defeated Ayer Shirley to improve its record to 3-0.
Derik Linton had a double-double for Innovation, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Innovation was 20-for-24 from the free throw line in the second half.
The Rams won for the first time in three tries this year as they cruised past host Northeast Regional in a Commonwealth Conference game in Wakefield.
Senior guard Mark Giordano led a well-balanced Shawsheen offense with 19 points and senior guard Zach Mickle added 15.
Also, junior forward Jalen Massengill contributed 12 points and junior center Santino Garofalo recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
Wayland overcame a four-point halftime deficit while rallying past Westford Academy in a DCL game.
Senior captain Ben Lawrence and junior Declan Morse led the way on offense for the Grey Ghosts (0-3) with 10 points apiece.
North Andover 69
North Andover jumped out to a 29-14 halftime lead in this MVC game.
Brennan Rodgers scored 14 points for Tewksbury (0-2).
Justin Villanueva scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds while leading the way for Lowell (3-0).
Deven Okuwuga tossed in 13 points for the Red Raiders, who had a 28-23 lead at halftime.
Nate Siow (9 points, 7 assists) and Carlos Nunez (10 points, 6 rebounds) had strong games for Lowell.
Dracut played Central Catholic tough from start to finish in this MVC cross-over game.
The Middies only trailed by a point at halftime, 36-35. Dracut was only down by five points midway through the fourth quarter.
Farai Zuvaradoka netted 15 points, and Cam McCullough added 15 rebounds and 5 points for Dracut (0-2).
Will Peters scored 13 points and had 7 rebounds.
Mitchell Monette tallied 13 points.
Reading got off to a fast start, jumping out to a 17-3 lead after the first quarter, while topping Wilmington in a Middlesex League cross-over game.
Evan Witalisz (10 points), Aiden McGrath (9 points) and Stephen Anthony (8 rebounds) played well for the Wildcats.
Brian Scott netted 13 points for the Crusaders in this Mid-Wach cross-over game.
Evan Cook and Connor Keegan tossed in 11 points each for G-D (2-1).
Trailing 38-30 at halftime, Chelmsford cut the deficit to 3 in the 3rd quarter.
Alex Silva led the way for the Lions with 22 points. Graham Jeffries had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Jack Beauchesne had 13 points and Suubi Nkugwa had 12 points and 5 assists.