Wildcats Skate Past Wakefield

February 26, 2019

Senior Ryan Barrett and junior Joe Hill each had 2 goals and an assist to power No. 16 Wilmington to a 5-2 win over No. 17 Wakefield in a Division 2 North preliminary boys hockey contest on Monday.

The Wildcats (9-11-1) advanced to a first round matchup against top-seeded Masconomet on Wednesday.

Andrew Sullivan also had a goal for Wilmington, while Jared Venezia and Conlin Duffy had 2 assists each.

Goalie Alex Fitzler made 25 saves for the Wildcats, who outshot Wakefield 42-27. The two Middlesex League teams split a pair of regular season meetings.


Division 1 North

First round

Billerica 39

Masconomet 29

Sydney Sartell had 8 of her game-high 21 points in the second quarter to help No. 11 Billerica (12-9) grab the lead and take a 22-16 advantage into the half.

Sixth-seeded Masco pushed hard to begin the 3rd quarter and tied the game at 23-23 midway through the frame. But Billerica closed the quarter well and took a 5-point lead into the 4th.

Billerica got great defense from Sartell and overall great effort from Madison Bonvie, Haley Reinold and Erin Cann. Next up is a quarterfinal matchup against No. 3 Central Catholic.

Central Catholic 63

Arlington 35

Senior Chelmsford native Kaylee Thomas had a career-high 25 points for the 3rd-seeded Raiders.

Claire Finney had 13.

Division 2 North

First round

Wilmington 51

Lynn Classical 46

Olivia Almeida drained a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining to put No. 8 Wilmington (13-8) ahead 49-46 and the Wildcats went on to earn the dramatic win.

Wilmington will travel to top-seeded Pentucket on Thursday (7 p.m.).

Division 3 Central

First round

Tyngsboro 60

Oxford 48

The 7th-seeded Tigers got a balanced effort, led by senior guard Sara Anselmo’s 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Sam Fagundes had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, and Katie Hurynowicz had 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Tyngsboro (17-4) will travel to No. 2 Millbury on Thursday for a quarterfinal game.

NDA Worcester 84

Innovation 24

Sarah Milne led 9th-seeded Innovation with 10 points.

Innovation finished the season with a record of 15-6.


Division 3 North

First round

Dracut 67

Minuteman 51

The 12th-seeded Middies hit the road and took out 5th-seeded Minuteman.

Dracut (11-10) saw a halftime lead of 43-34 shrink to a 3rd quarter lead of 49-45, but closed out the game on an 18-6 run.

Freshman Adrian Torres had 27 points and 5 rebounds to lead the Middies. Mitchell Monette added 13 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds, while Farai Zuvaradoka had 9 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Dracut will face No. 4 Newburyport in the quarterfinals.

N.H. regular season

Merrimack Valley 52

Pelham 39

Pelham (14-3) was short-handed without the starting backcourt of Derek Crowley and Blake Woekel, but battled all night. It was a tie game going into the 4th quarter.

The Pythons were led by a career-high 18 points from senior Cam Loring. Jake Dumont chipped in with 8 points.