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Local Roundup: Perez’s Free Throws Lift Fitchburg State

January 23, 2019

WESTFIELD -- Senior guard Jonathan Perez sank two free throws with 0.3 seconds left as the Fitchburg State University men’s basketball team defeated the Owls of Westfield State University, 79-77, in MASCAC action on Tuesday at the Woodward Center.

The Falcons (8-9, 4-1 MASCAC) were paced by junior Andre Ruff, with a team-best 20 points and three boards, and classmate Nicholas Tracy, with 17 points and five assists.

Women’s basketball

Westfield State 99

Fitchburg State 68

Junior Catherine Coppinger led Fitchburg State (8-8, 2-3 MASCAC) with a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds, while teammate Angelina Marazzi chipped in with 12 points and five boards.

Girls’ basketball

Leominster 62

Fitchburg 41

JaVona Smith scored 13 points to lead the Blue Devils (5-5), while teammates Haley Mondville (12 points) and Grace Adams (11 points) also played well against their rivals in the road victory. Fitchburg was led by an eight-point effort from Mia Cavins.

St. Bernard’s 55

Whitinsville Christian 40

Sabrina Patton had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead St. Bernard’s (5-5), and teammate Lisbeth Hoyt added 13 points and seven steals. Also for St. Bernard’s, Lauren Wilmot finished with nine points.

Monty Tech 60

Advanced Math 39

Emily St. Thomas scored 23 points for the Bulldogs (9-2).

Oakmont 48

Quabbin 33

Oakmont Regional stayed unbeaten at 12-0 thanks in part to a 16-point effort from Leah Pelkey.

Boys’ basketball

Hudson 65

North Middlesex 40

Will McCarthy scored nine points to lead North Middlesex in defeat.

Oakmont 44

Quabbin 39

Evan Pappas scored 17 points to lead the Spartans (6-7) to victory. Also for Oakmont, Dan Dumas scored 13 points.

Boys’ hockey

Worcester 3

Lunenburg 2

Aaron O’Connor and Tristan Gallant scored for Lunenburg.

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