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Crowley Unstoppable for Pelham in Big Win

January 12, 2019
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Junior guard Derek Crowley put up a career-high 31 points to lead the Pelham High boys basketball team to a 54-49 win over previously unbeaten Pembroke Friday night.

Boys basketball

The Pythons improved to 5-2 overall.

Crowley was phenomenal on the offensive end for Pelham, but he had help from Cam Loring, who finished with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Shawsheen 72

Chelsea 68

Shawsheen (7-2) trailed by as many as 13 in the 4th quarter but rallied to win its 7th straight.

Senior Zach Mickle scored 12 of his 22 points in the 4th quarter to spearhead the comeback. He also knocked down 6 3-pointers.

Senior Jared Rizzo had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Rams. Senior Ryan Smith came off the bench and provided 5 points and 4 steals.

Billerica 74

Methuen 65

Billerica continued its recent strong play, improving to 6-4.

Junior forward Ryan Murphy had 18 points, 4 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge. Junior guard Aiden Deady had 17 points and 5 steals, while sophomore guard Ankeet Patel had 17 points.

Jake Loftin chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Lowell Catholic 64

Matignon 34

The Crusaders (7-3) cruised in this one with a balanced scoring effort.

Keenan Rudy-Phol had 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Derek Hall had 10 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Sophomore Isaiah Taylor had 12 points and 8th grader Manny Gayyean had 8 points in his first varsity start.

Lowell Catholic outrebounded Matignon by 24.

Greater Lowell 68

Northeast 41

Juniors Tyler Bussey and Jose Lazu had career-highs with 21 and 14 points, respectively for Greater Lowell (8-2).

Playing well in their first varsity game were Nesly Savil and Wesley Burk.

Lincoln-Sudbury 58

Westford Acad. 47

Westford dropped a tough one in overtime after L-S hit a floater at the buzzer to send it to an extra frame.

The Grey Ghosts (3-8, 1-3 DCL Large) trailed 40-33 after 3 quarters, but battled back to even it up and ultimately take the lead with less than 2 minutes remaining .

Littleton 54

West Boylston 48

Jason Frisoli connected on seven 3-pointers and had 21 points to power Littleton (5-5).

Braden Lynn had 12 points for the Tigers.

Dracut 56

Chelmsford 47

The Middies improved to 5-4 and have won 5 of their last 6.

Dracut had 9 players score on the night, led by Tyler Guerrero’s 10 points and 7 rebounds. JC Santiago added 9 points and 6 rebounds, and Mitchell Monette had 7 points, 6 assists and 6 steals.

The Middies held a 33-24 halftime advantage.

Minuteman 51

Nashoba Tech 39

Junior guard Jose Soba had 17 points (10-for-10 at the line) and 5 assists in the loss for NT (2-7).

Senior captain Nate Psilopoulos added 10 points for the Vikings.

Groton-Dunstable 72

Shrewsbury 58

The Crusaders ran their record to 9-1 overall, snapping a 32-32 halftime tie and running away at the finish.

Senior guard Evan Cook led the way offensively for G-D, scoring 26 points. Brian Scott added 14 to the total, while Jacob Gavel was good for 8. Defensive stalwarts were Connor Keegan and Jared Leclerc.

The Crusaders have a big game with Westboro on Tuesday.

Tyngsboro 69

Lunenburg 46

Christian Beck drained five 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 24 points for THS.

Phil Sutherland and Ryan Gauthier added 11 points each for THS. Jason Kelly had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

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