Senior captain Tania Holmes scored a career-high 37 points as the Medford girls’ basketball team stunned second-ranked Lynn English, 52-50, at Cooper Gymnasium in Medford last night.
“It was back and forth,’’ Medford coach Leo Burke said. “It was a game of runs and we survived their runs and held on down the stretch.’’
Junior forward Aleah McAusland-Ace chipped in 8 points, 6 in the fourth quarter, and senior captain Emily Welch pulled down 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (8-5).
“They missed a few shots, we rebounded at crucial times down the stretch and got the ball to Tania, who’s our best foul shooter,’’ Burke said.
Lynn English (11-1) went on a run late in the second quarter and hit a shot at the buzzer to take a 26-25 lead into halftime, but could not finish the job.
“I told them they were coming to Medford undefeated, they are very well coached and a very talented team, but if we play as a team we have a chance to win,’’ Burke said. “It was a total team effort tonight.’’
West Roxbury 39, Dorchester 35 - Senior Vanessa Bertrand set a career mark with 14 rebounds for the Lady Raiders (8-6).
Canton 42, Attleboro 41 - Senior forward Olivia Murphey led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Blue Hills 66, Southeastern 59 - Sophomores Margarita Delaporta (19 points) and Michaela Adams (18 points) led the Warriors (11-1).
Archbishop Williams 68, Austin Prep 24 - Sophomore Leah Spencer scored 12 points and junior Sara Ryan 11 to lead the Bishops.
O’Bryant 75, CASH 66 - Junior center Jared Butler had his fifth straight double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigers (5-6) extended their winning streak to five.
Duxbury 6, Sandwich 1 - Lily Connolly scored a hat trick to lead the third-ranked Green Dragons (9-0) to their ninth straight victory, a rout at Gallo Arena in Bourne.
“Being undefeated, we just know that we want to keep it and beat every team and come out strong like we usually do,’’ Connolly said.
Duxbury coach Friend Weiler was concerned the team’s performance would decline after a break for midterms and a recent cancellation against Barnstable because of poor weather.
Weiler believed the Green Dragons (9-0) needed a “wake-up call’’ and No. 16 Sandwich (9-3) obliged. In the opening period, freshman Nicole Martin scored with an assist from junior defenseman Katie Flynn to give the Blue Knights a 1-0 lead.
Connolly tied the score 31 seconds later with a shot just below the crossbar past freshman goaltender Molly Kennedy. Two minutes later, senior defenseman Martha Findley blasted a slap shot from the blue line for a 2-1 lead.
Connolly netted her second goal to give the Green Dragons a 3-1 lead in the second period and completed the hat trick later in the period.
Arlington Catholic 8, Austin Prep 1 - Natalie Flynn (three goals, one assist), Allie Stone (two goals), and Jess Piracini (two goals one assist) lifted the second-ranked Cougars.
Braintree 5, Newton North 2 - Senior Ally Perdios led the No. 15 Wamps (7-3-1) with two goals and two assists.
Acton-Boxboro 5, Newton South 0 - Katie Goguen finished with a hat trick for the fourth-ranked Colonials (11-0-1).
Winthrop 7, Medford 3 - Senior captain Mackenzie Clark had two goals and four assists, bringing her career point total to 168, for Winthrop/Lynn English (7-2-1).
Canton 3, Westwood 2 - Meaghan McKenna netted two goals for the Bulldogs.
Lincoln-Sudbury 4, Boston Latin 0 - Senior captain Lexi Welsch led the Warriors (3-7-1) with two goals.
Pembroke 8, Silver Lake 3 - Senior captain Tommy Cahill, senior Cullan Fitzgerald, and junior Jon Nelson potted two goals apiece to lead the way for the Titans (9-1-2).
Canton 11, Attleboro 0 - Senior forward Matt Malloy led the offensive onslaught with four goals for the Bulldogs (9-1).
Dennis-Yarmouth 4, Falmouth 1 - Freshman Kevin Lacroix made 48 saves in his first start for the Dolphins (4-5-3). Jon Fanara led the offense with a goal and two assists.
Masconomet 39, Catholic Memorial 34 - The Chieftains’ Julian Bandereck had a second period pin on the Knights’ Cam Carpenter in the 195 weight class. In a heavyweight duel, the Chieftains’ Jim Rhuda picked up a late match pin to seal the win.