Raider girls take tourney
Behind a game-high 18 points for tourney MVP Amanda Williams and 10 points for tourney all-star Casey Walsh, Central Catholic rolled over Boston Latin 52-38 in the finals of the IAABO tourney. Alex Nagri added eight points for the winners.
Kayla Riley came off the bench to score 17 points to pace Whittier to a 64-49 victory over Newton South in the consolation finals of the IAAB0 tournament at St. John’s Prep.
Trailing Pelham 27-22 at the half, Windham exploded for 50 second-half points in a 72-57 win. Clairee Putnam had 29 points, 11 in the third quarter, and Lexi Sawyer added 14 points and a whopping 20 rebounds.. Hannah Paitchel scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Pythons.
Londonderry knocked off
Still playing without injured Aliza Simpson, Londonderry was upset by Alvirne, 43-42, as the host team scored with three seconds left for the game-winner. Ashley Berube scored 15 points for the Lancers (15-2).
Londonderry’s boys canned eight 3-pointers, including four by leading scorer (20 points) Drew Coveney, in an easy 59-39 victory over Alvirne.
Return of Luke
Pinkerton Academy won its second straight game since Luke Rosinski returned from a bout of mononucleosis, whipping Nashua North 63-48. Rosinski poured in 25 points and also had 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Astros.
Lavar Harewood had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Charlie Crockett was right behind with 15 points and eight rebounds as Brooks (17-5) defeated Phillips Academy 58-50. Brooks took control in the first half, taking a 37-22 lead.
Hayes keys Central
Lloyd Hayes hauled in the puck, skated in a breakaway and fired a shot that squirted through the pads of the goalie 5-hole with less than two minutes to left to give Central Catholic a 4-3 victory over perennial powerhouse Catholic Memorial.
Conway nears record
Amanda Conway scored five goals as Tewksbury-Methuen topped Concord-Carlisle 9-6. It’s believed the Methuen High junior could set the state single-season record in her next game. Conway and Kathleen LeFebre each had two assists.