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Senior forward Michaela Mello scored 11 points and added seven rebounds while Mackenzie Mello collected 13 rebounds and made five steals to lead North Andover girls basketball 64-32 over Lowell.
Morgan Lumb added 14 points, seven assists and four steals. The Knights improved to 8-1.
DeBaldo leads upset
Becca DeBaldo scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Pelham girls basketball knocked off previously-undefeated Goffstown 53-48. Jordan Parece added 13 points, 10 assists and outstanding defense for the winners.
Devon Caveney sunk three of her six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Andover finished the game on a 16-2 run to defeat Methuen 54-43 in girls hoops. Caveney finished with 24 points, Abby Katz added 12 rebounds and Olivia Biles knocked down four 3-pointers for the winners.
Georgetown’s comeback failed
Christian Gesualdi helped Georgetown boys basketball battle back from 10 points down at halftime to tie the game 31-31. But the Royals could not pull ahead and lost 46-45.
Gesualdi poured in 17 points but missed a final shot from just inside the 3-point line with time expiring.
Tyler Verrette led an Andover defense that allowed just three points in the second and third quarter combined and Jack Konevich knocked down four 3-pointers on the way to 12 points as the Golden Warriors downed Methuen 65-36 in boys basketball action.
Wildcats rally back
Andrea Terranova scored a team-high 16 points as Whittier girls basketball turned a six-point deficit after three quarters into a 53-47 victory over Greater Lowell.
Reynoso’s double-double not enough
Oscar Reynoso’s 17 points and 11 rebounds weren’t enough as Greater Lawrence boys basketball lost 50-49 to Lynn Tech in double overtime.
A desperation shot with 3 seconds left didn’t reach the rim.