McNamara, Sachems stun Hornets
Pentucket took its first lead of the game in the third overtime, and paced by a career-high 32 points by Kelsi McNamara the Sachems stunned North Reading 60-52 in three OTs.
Trailing by nine with 2:50 to go, the Sachems rallied to send the game into overtime. After the two teams played to a draw in the first extra session, the Hornets grabbed a three-point lead with 13 seconds remaining in the second OT.
But, coming out of a time out, McNamara nailed a three-pointer in the closing seconds to keep the game alive. The Sachems then grabbed control in the third overtime to seal the win.
McKenna Kilian was the next high scorer for Pentucket with 16 while Jess Lezon led North Reading with 17 points.
“We were down and out and we stuck with it,” said Sachem coach John McNamara. “Our kids didn’t quit and somehow pulled it out when it didn’t look possible
Knights reign supreme
North Andover won the North Shore League title for the first time since the 2006-07 season, snapping Andover’s six-year run of domination. The Knights were led by Jenna Royal (5th overall on the day), Cameron Deery (6th), Juliet McFadden (7th), Emma Callamaro (10th), Emily Colwell (12th) and Hannah Twadelle (13th).
The top boys and girls skiers from each team will ski in the Interscholastic Championships Tuesday at Bradford at 3:30 p.m.
Nagri and the champs
Central Catholic beat Lowell 66-44. The Raiders improved to 15-1, remained unbeaten in the league and clinched the MVC Large title. Alex Nagri scored a season-high 16 points, Amanda Williams tossed in 15 and Madison Borrelli pulled down 12 rebounds.
Working the boards
Ashley Berube pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked five shots and Jackie Luckhardt dished out nine assists to help Londonderry top Exeter 66-39.
Clairee Putnam grabbed a steal and broke in for a layup, then knocked down two free throws with less than 30 seconds left to give Windham a 51-49 comeback win over St. Thomas. Putnam scored eight points in the fourth to lead the rally.
Book of Genesis
Genesis Santana scored 19 points and Karisha Jimenez added 16 points as Lawrence beat Haverhill 65-46.
Windham did all the hard work, battling back from 12 down in the fourth quarter on the road at St. Thomas to tie it on a Tyler Masone trifecta with 20 seconds left. But the hosts weren’t done, and St. Thomas knocked in the tie-breaking three at the buzzer to prevail, 58-55. Tucker Lippold had 21 in a losing effort for the Jaguars.
Bradford Chrsitian allowed just a single basket over the final quarter and scored 10 of its down to rally past Boston International 38-34.