School roundup

Oliver Ames wrestler Devin Ness dies

Members of Oliver Ames High School in North Easton were in shock Friday morning after hearing of the death of student Devin Ness.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you that senior wrestling captain Devin Ness has passed away,’’ athletic director Bill Matthews said in an e-mail. “He became suddenly ill [Thursday] night, was taken to the hospital, and passed away [Friday] morning.”

Matthews had no additional information, but said, “I expect a formal announcement will be released at a later time.”


According to the Brockton Enterprise, principal Wesley Paul said that Ness had died of an aneurysm. On Twitter, Paul said, “On behalf of the community of Oliver Ames, I extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Devin Ness in his passing.’’

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Oliver Ames canceled all athletic events and practices for Friday. The wrestling team is scheduled to compete in the Hockomock League championships Sunday.

Boys’ basketball

Everett 78, Cambridge 69 — Timmance McKinney scored 19 points and Gary Clark added 15 for the Crimson Tide, helping coach John DiBiaso get his 400th career win. “It makes me feel old,” DiBiaso said. “I’m very pleased for our kids. It was a big win on the road.”

Danvers 70, Revere 51 — Senior forward Danny Connors had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Falcons (12-0).

North Andover 72, Methuen 48 — The No. 8 Knights were led by seniors Derek Collins (18 points) and Chris Bardwell (15).


Wareham 66, Fairhaven 51 — Darien Fernandez had 21 points to become the Vikings’ all-time leading scorer. He has 1,225 points.

St. Clement 55, Matignon 53 — Ronnie Slager scored 26 points, including the 1,000th of his career, in a losing effort for the Warriors.

Carver 83, Mashpee 74 — Senior Tony Pires scored 39 points to spark the Crusaders.

Girls’ basketball

Braintree 61, Wellesley 40 — Sophomore guard Bridget Herlihy led the top-ranked Wamps (12-2) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Reading 60, Wakefield 25 — Senior Olivia Healy had 27 points for the No. 2 Rockets (12-0).


Medfield 76, Hopkinton 39 — Kristin Fechtelkotter had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the fourth-ranked Warriors (14-2).

Newton North 51, Dedham 37 — The unranked Tigers (13-1) followed their upset of No. 1 Braintree with another impressive win. Infinity Thomas-Waheed (14 points, 19 rebounds) led the way.

Sandwich 70, Plymouth South 58 — Erin Gendreau scored 22 of her 39 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Blue Knights.


Former Lynn English running back Brian Vaughan was hired as Boston English’s coach . . . North Attleboro coach Don Johnson announced the college commitments of two of his players. RB/DB Alex Jette will attend Brown and defensive end Harrison Carmichael will attend Bowdoin.

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