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Roundup: Newton North’s Thomas-Waheed steals show

Linda Martindale began her coaching career more than 20 years ago, but she believes this year’s Newton North girls’ basketball squad takes as much pride in its defense — if not more — than any other team she’s been around.

True to form, the No. 13 Tigers smothered Brookline from start to finish in a 57-27 Bay State Carey Division win on Tuesday night.

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Junior forward Infinity Thomas-Waheed had 10 of the team’s 24 steals to round out a triple-double (20 points, 13 rebounds). Senior point guard Madison Beatrice had seven steals and four assists, and sophomore guard Amanda Ortiz finished with 14 points and three steals.

The Tigers (16-1, 12-1) have won 15 games in a row and are atop the Bay State Carey with Braintree (15-2, 13-1), which they beat two weeks ago. to split their regular-season series.

Medford 50, Cambridge 48 — The host Mustangs (10-7) qualified for the state tournament by beating Cambridge for the first time since 1999. Sean Doncaster scored 21 points, including the winning shot with eight seconds left.

Quincy 50, Silver Lake 41 — Freshman Nicole Jorgenson led the Presidents (8-9) with 24 points, 24 rebounds, and 7 blocks.

Reading 74, Lexington 34 — Olivia Healy notched a triple-double with 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 steals for the No. 1 Rockets (15-0).

Dracut 50, Haverhill 33 — Molly Hoopes had 15 points, 17 rebounds, and 15 blocks for Haverhill.

Fenway 63, Madison Park 47 — Point guard Tajanay Veiga-Lee led the Panthers (12-3) with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Sharon 55, Franklin 49 — The Eagles (10-4) qualified for the tournament behind junior forward Carlie O'Driscoll’s 25 points.

Newton South 44, Weston 35 — Weston’s Saliah Serrette scored her 1,000th career point.

Wakefield 45, Melrose 43 — Junior Rachel Hamilton scored the winning basket with one second left.

Lynn English 70, Salem 65 — Diondra Woumn scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds in overtime for the ninth-ranked Bulldogs (15-2).

Boys’ basketball

Whittier 91, Minuteman 64 — Justin Reyes had 41 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Wildcats.

Melrose 65, Wakefield 61 — The Red Raiders (15-0) clinched the Middlesex League behind freshman guard Sherron Harris’s 29 points.

Newburyport 52, Triton 43 — Senior Ian Michaels led the Clippers (10-5) with 14 points as they qualified for the state tournament.

Franklin 54, Sharon 40 — The Panthers (11-4), led by Sam Bohmiller’s 22 points, made the tournament.

North Reading 54, Pentucket 36 — The Hornets (16-0) wrapped up the Cape Ann Large behind 15 points from senior Chris Capozzoli.

Silver Lake 71, Quincy 63 — Tucker Bouchard had 29 points and the Lakers (11-5) clinched a berth.

Hingham 65, Duxbury 40 — The Harbormen, led by Eddie Bowler’s 26 points and 10 rebounds, qualified for the state tournament.

Danvers 79, Swampscott 31 — Danny Connors led the No. 1 Falcons with 21 points.

Mansfield 76, Milford 52 — Brendan Hill scored 17 points to lead the No. 2 ranked Hornets (17-1).

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