Okuwuga in Charge for Lowell High
Senior forward Deven Okuwuga enjoyed a career night in powering the Lowell High boys basketball squad to a 63-45 “home” victory in Tewksbury on Friday night.
In New Hampshire action, Alvirne ran past Goffstown, 76-44.
Okuwuga tallied a career-high 31 points and hauled down 12 rebounds. Lowell (4-0) also received 8 points, 5 assists and 3 steals from Nate Siow, and 7 points from Ty Chan.
The game was played at Tewksbury High after Lowell High officials moved the game over concerns of a leaky roof at their gym.
Leading Tewksbury with 11 points was Shane Aylward.
Lowell Catholic 63
Arlington Cath. 59
The Crusaders led from start to finish in Lowell and were led by junior Caleb Scott, who had 13 points and 17 rebounds.
Lowell Catholic (4-0) also received outstanding play from sophomore Isaiah Taylor, who had 14 points, 5 assists, 5 steals and 5 rebounds. Also shining were sophomores Jeceb McKenzie (15 points, 8 steals) and Keenan Rudy-Phol (13 points, 4 rebounds).
Ayer Shirley 42
Led by BJ Barbella, who scored 12 points, the Tigers posted the Mid-Wach victory in Ayer.
Shea Gearty and Jacob Yurkoski claimed 11 points each for Littleton (3-2).
For Ayer Shirley, CJ Holmes and Leo Rosales shared game-high scoring honors with 13 points.
The Rams took a 35-22 lead into halftime and then held on for the CAC victory when visiting Whittier Tech made a strong charge.
Senior forward Jared Rizzo netted a game-high 18 points. Senior guards Zach Mickle and Mark Giordano added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Rams (2-2).
Newton So. 43
Westford Academy wins its first game of the year over DCL Large rival Newton South as the Grey Ghosts collected 14 steals and played excellent defense.
Senior captains Ben Lawrence (16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists) and Adam Scaramuzzo (12 points) led the winning effort. Junior Jake Barisano had 16 points, 2 blocks and 3 steals.
Senior point guard Scott Beattie had 2 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Junior Josh Rosenstein chipped in with steady ballhandling, 5 points, 4 assists and 4 steals.
N. Andover 53
Despite a 14-point, 7-rebound, 4-assist performance from junior Ryan Murphy, the Indians dropped the MVC clash at home.
Junior Aiden Deady tallied 10 points, 4 assists and 3 steals for Billerica (1-3, 0-2 MVC).
Pesky Dracut put in another great effort on the road before falling to Andover during MVC action.
Dracut trailed at the half 34-26 and kept within striking distance late into the fourth quarter despite hot shooting by Andover.
Dracut was led by freshman guard Adrian Torres, who pumped in a career-high 17 points to go with 3 assists. Sophomore JC Santiago had 10 points off the bench, while Mitchell Monette also had 10 points. Cam McCollough finished with 7 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Matt Annis and Danny Robichaud played well off the bench.
Junior guard Joe O’Malley led a balanced G-D attack with 15 points.
Evan Cook added 14 points for the Crusaders (4-1), Ryan Scott had 10 and Connor Keegan 9. Jared LeClerc and Tim Stark played solid defensive games.
Christian Beck led Tyngsboro with 11 points before getting into foul trouble.