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Friday roundup: Newton North boys’ basketball survives Brookline

Newton North senior guard Tommy Mobley said he expected coach Paul Connolly to enter the locker room and “flip out” at his No. 1 Tigers for allowing unranked Brookline to take an 11-point lead at halftime of Friday’s Bay State Carey matchup.

“We came out with not a lot of energy in the first half,” Mobley said. “They outrebounded us. We weren’t hustling back on defense.”

But instead of yelling at his team, Connolly calmly came to the visiting locker room to draw up a second-half game plan.

“They were very much aware of what they needed to do,” Connolly said. “I didn’t say much at the half.”

After trailing, 35-24, at halftime, Newton North tied the game at 45 at the end the third quarter and surged late to come away with a 72-62 win on the Warriors’ home court.

“It was kind of a collective thing,” Connolly said. “We played much tighter defensively in the second half.”

Mobley scored 15 points in the second half to finish with 17. Senior Sam Jefferson added 14 and seniors Brett Stanton and Napoleon Miller chipped in 10 apiece.

Miller started the second half with a steal at the top of the key and an and-one, cutting Brookline’s lead to 8.

“Napoleon is the one who kind of springboarded us,” Connolly said. “He stepped up, made some big plays. He was very vocal at halftime.”

Mobley credited Miller’s play with giving the Tigers the momentum they needed in the second half.

“We’re a tough team, we’re resilient,” Mobley said. “This Brookline team is a really good team. They’re going to give teams a hard time in the playoffs.”

The Tigers improved to 17-1, their only loss coming to New York’s Bishop Loughlin. Brookline fell to 11-6.

Newton North will take on two more Bay State Carey rivals next week: Framingham and Needham.

“We need to come out better in the first half,” Mobley said. “We can’t come out flat like we did today.”

Catholic Memorial 93, BC High 74 — Matt Hanna led the second-ranked Knights (16-1) with 23 points, while Kellan Grady added 22.

Danvers 77, Swampscott 39 — Senior captain Devan Harris led the No. 3 Falcons (14-0) with 21 points.

Cambridge 92, Boston Latin 44 — Justin Dolan scored 16 points for the No. 4 Falcons (14-1).

Westford 77, Lincoln-Sudbury 51 — Senior captain Dan Cornelius led the ninth-ranked Grey Ghosts (16-2) with 15 points. Captain Eric McCord added 13 of his own.

Arlington 50, Reading 47 — Senior Miles Robinson scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds to power the sixth-ranked Spy Ponders (17-0), who clinched their first Middlesex Liberty title in school history.

Mansfield 78, Taunton 51 — Senior Ryan Boulter led the No. 5 Hornets with 35 points and seven rebounds.

Lynn English 89, Beverly 58 — The No. 7 Bulldogs (15-1) were led by junior Anthony Silfa, who scored 29 points.

Fenway 56, CASH 47 — Senior forward Jerry Lopes and sophomore guard Jonathan Daveiga both had 14 points for the Panthers (5-9).

Governor’s Academy 56, St. George’s 50 — Sophomore guard Jalyn Hinton led the Governors (9-7, 6-3 ISL) with 21 points.

Cohasset 66, Monomoy 48 — Senior captain Harrison Martin scored a season-high 32 points to lift the Skippers (11-3). Martin drained seven 3-pointers. Junior forward Alex Norton added 19 points.

Latin Academy 52, Dorchester 43 — Rayshawn Miller had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Dragons (8-6).

Masconomet 56, Triton 53 — Senior guard Jake Rudolph poured in 20 points for the Chieftains.

Dover-Sherborn 63, Bellingham 42 — Andreas Kontopidis led the Raiders (11-6) with 18 points, 13 of which came in the first quarter.

Wareham 84, Bourne 78 — Andy White led the Vikings (13-3) with 42 points, hitting 25 of 27 shots from the foul line. Bourne’s Jacob Ashworth scored 32 points, including the final 9 in regulation to send the game to overtime, but the Canalmen (13-3) fell short.

Whitman-Hanson 75, Plymouth North 61 — Nick Smith scored 29 points for the Panthers (11-4).

Walpole 42, Milton 28 — Senior Riley Tetreault scored 19 points, senior Pat Donovan added 15, and the Rebels (11-6) secured a spot in the state tournament.

Westwood 77, Hopkinton 74 — Senior forward Matt Allegrezza led the No. 8 Wolverines (16-0) with 29 points in the double-overtime victory.

Scituate 79, Middleborough 49 — Senior captain Ben McLarey led the Sailors (9-7) with 19 points.

Pembroke 69, North Quincy 49 — Vince Mitchell scored 22 points for the Titans (12-4).

St. John’s Prep 62, Xaverian 47 — Senior forward Ben Judson led the 13th-ranked Eagles (12-4) with 14 points.

Stoneham 63, Watertown 49 — Senior captain Shane Rhuda led the Spartans with 15 points.

West Roxbury 70, O’Bryant 57 — Senior forward Javonte Currin led the Raiders with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Tyree Gross added 15 points and had 11 assists.

Apponequet 69, Somerset Berkley 62 — Senior guard Pete Loranger scored 23 points for the Lakers. Senior center Kevin Falaki added 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Melrose 59, Burlington 40 — Senior forward Anthony Gilardi led the Red Raiders (8-8) with 25 points and nine boards.

Greater New Bedford 75, Case 67 — Senior forward Kyrel Barboza scored 18 points to lift the Bears.

Oliver Ames 72, Sharon 53 — Senior Ryan Carney led the Tigers (12-3) with 22 points.

Saugus 55, Winthrop 44 — Junior Kyle Autilio netted 16 points, including the winning 3-pointer, for the Sachems (6-10).

Winchester 62, Lexington 56 — Senior captain Michael Grassey scored 30 points, including 24 of 27 from the line, and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Sachems (10-7) qualify for the state tournament while reaching 1,001 points for his career. ‘‘The best part - and I think Michael would agree - is that we needed every one of those 30 points to win the game,’’ coahc John Fleming said. ‘‘[Grassey] is having a great season. He’s a four-year varsity starter and he has put a lot of time and effort into this and he deserves this.’’

Lynn Classical 66, Peabody 43 — Senior Peter Mafo led the Rams (10-9) with 12 points.

Wellesley 63, Norwood 48 — Senior captain Andy Kaplan led the Raiders (8-7) with 19 points. Senior guard Brian Creonte scored a career-high 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.

Newton South 54, Acton-Boxborough 47 — Senior forward Jack Groper scored 5 points in overtime to help the Lions qualify for the state tournament.

Franklin 68, King Philip 53 — Senior Marcus Giese led the Panthers with 17 points.

Needham 59, Weymouth 36 — Senior captain Jack Alberding led the Rockets (12-4) with 18 points.

St. Mary’s 79, Bishop Fenwick 49 — Senior Dennis Bailer poured in 39 points for the Spartans.

Malden Catholic 64, Somerville 57 — Senior Karlens Joas had 32 points for the Lancers (10-5).

Hamilton-Wenham 81, North Reading 54 — Sophomore Marcus Zegarowski had 31 points, 5 steals, and 5 assists for the No. 15 Generals (14-0).

Chelsea 75, Essex Tech 59 — Senior Eric Flores had 23 points and seven assists, and sophomore Chris Torres had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Devils (7-7).

Arlington Catholic 56, Archbishop Williams 35 — Edwin Woods scored 20 points for the Cougars (12-3).

Marblehead 61, Gloucester 50 — Cian Saunders scored 19 points, and Will Millett added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Magicians (9-7).

Waltham 74, Weston 57 — Senior Christian LeJune had 19 points for the Hawks (8-10).

Everett 64, Medford 44 — Sophomore Jonathan Casseus and freshman Ghared Boyce scored 14 points each to pace the Crimson Tide (13-2).

Wakefield 49, Wilmington 48 — Senior Chris Calnen scored 20 points, including a free throw to ice it for the Wildcats (8-7).

Brighton 101, Madison Park 70 — Sophomore Tyrone Perry had 19 points and six rebounds for the Bengals.

Stoughton 51, Canton 40 — Senior Dennis Rebelo powered the Black Knights (5-10) with 9 points and 12 rebounds. Teammate Mike Manning led all scorers with 14 points -- all free throws.

Girls’ basketball

Pope John 64, Marian 25 — Sophomore Anya Walcott had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Tigers qualify for the state tournament for the 10th year in a row.

Bishop Feehan 70, Martha’s Vineyard 35 — Sophomore guard Emily Miccile led the No. 2 Shamrocks (16-0) with 17 points, and Feehan clinched the Eastern Athletic Conference title.

Newton Country Day 49, Southfield 44 — Senior Sarah Spellman had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons (6-7).

Mansfield 39, Taunton 27 — Senior captain Alyssa Kelley led the Hornets (13-3) with 13 points.

Arlington 51, Reading 28 — Junior center Mallory DeFeo led the Spy Ponders (11-5) with 9 points.

North Quincy 51, Pembroke 42 — Freshman Jen Butka scored 21 points for the Red Raiders.

Cohasset 52, Monomoy 23 — Junior center Meg Rosano scored 22 points - including five 3-pointers - for the Skippers (10-5). Meg’s twin sister, Emily, scored 15 points to help Cohasset qualify for the state tournament.

Pentucket 56, Newburyport 31 — Senior captains McKenna Kilian (16 points) and Kelsi McNamara (14 points, eight assists) helped the sixth-ranked Sachems (15-1) clinch the Cape Ann League championship.

Needham 47, Weymouth 37 — Junior guard Megan Wentworth led the Rockets (12-5) with 13 points and six rebounds.

Lincoln-Sudbury 68, Westford 41 — Junior guard Sarena Ho powered the Warriors (9-5) with 19 points.

Archbishop Williams 71, Arlington Catholic 46 — Senior captain Alana Gilmer led the fourth-ranked Bishops (12-7, 8-1 Catholic Central) with 22 points. Captain Jaylen Williams added 16.

Lynnfield 49, Amesbury 31 — Senior Emma Mancini scored 22 points and pulled down 20 rebounds for the Pioneers (10-6).

Medfield 69, Ashland 45 — Senior Payton Ouimette scored 23 points and had 15 rebounds to drive the Warriors (10-4).

Cambridge 65, Boston Latin 46 — Yuleska Ramirez led the Falcons (9-6) with 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. Demi Akins helped with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Falmouth 52, Nauset 29 — Junior Taylor Miller had 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals for the 16th-ranked Clippers (16-0).

Whitman-Hanson 47, Plymouth North 41 — Senior Erin Clifford led the Panthers (8-8) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, while sophomore Sophie O’Brien added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Wareham 44, Bourne 26 — Senior Kia Fernandes had 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Vikings (11-7).

Duxbury 55, Silver Lake 26 — Catherine Harrison scored 25 points to lead the No. 3 Green Dragons (15-0).

Ipswich 48, Georgetown 37 — Junior Jenna Gagnon filled the stat sheet for the Tigers, scoring a game-high 18 points while recording 13 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 blocks.

East Bridgewater 54, Carver 37 — Senior captains Olivia Signori (15 points, 24 rebounds) and Mackenzi Curtin (14 points) lifted the Vikings (7-9). Sophomore Jackie Gavin provided support with 10 points.

Hanover 62, Plymouth South 23 — Junior forward Stephanie Flynn scored 21 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to help the Indians (10-5) qualify for the state tournament. Sophomore center Meaghan Raab chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Billerica 53, Methuen 24 — Sophomore forward Maya Thompson led the Indians (13-1) with 10 points.

Revere 41, Salem 32 — Senior Tiphani Harris netted 14 points to lead the Patriots (13-2).

Hull 44, Mashpee 36 — Senior Gracie Kelly scored 8 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks to lead the Pirates (5-10).

Peabody 50, Lynn Classical 42 — Senior captain Courtney Bua scored 17 points and sophomore Melissa Gray added 15 to help the Tanners earn the come-from-behind win.

Walpole 55, Milton 35 — Sophomore Kelly Fogarty netted six 3-pointers for the Rebels (11-5).

North Attleborough 69, Attleboro 54 — Sophomore Ashley Ahern scored a game-high 19 points for the Red Rocketeers.

Franklin 70, King Philip 38 — Senior forward Lexi Martin led the Panthers with 18 points, while junior guard Lauren Rudolph chipped in 12.

Natick 48, Dedham 31 — Skylar Schmid led the Red Hawks with 18 points.

Masconomet 36, Triton 30 — Senior guard Kate Kitsakos led the 12th-ranked Chieftains (12-3) with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Shawsheen 70, Mystic Valley 55 — Emily Irwin led the Rams (10-5) with 27 points, while junior Holly DeCoursey added 16 points.

Pope John Paul II 51, Cape Cod Academy 23 — Sophomore Kaia Whitely led the Lions with 13 points.

North Reading 43, Hamilton-Wenham 25 — Frankie Elliott had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets (10-5).

Braintree 69, Framingham 23 — Senior Molly Reagan had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 1 Wamps (15-0). Senior Bridget Herlihy added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Quincy 70, Hingham 52 — Drew Myers (17 points) and Colin Evans (15 points) led the No. 17 Presidents (13-3).

Lowell Catholic 45, St. Clement 28 — Junior Estelle Penta scored 12 points, and Emily Carboneau added 8 for the Crusaders (9-6).

Andover 57, North Andover 50 — Alyssa Casey led the No. 11 Golden Warriors (15-1) with 16 points.

Chelsea 63, Essex Tech 31 — Junior Allysa Rivera had 16 points and 13 assists for the Red Devils (9-3).

Newton South 58, Acton-Boxborough 45 — Freshman Veronica Burton had 22 points for the No. 18 Tigers (13-2).

St. Mary’s 59, Bishop Fenwick 49 — Marnelle Garraud had 19 points for the No. 17 Spartans (14-4).

Central Catholic 56, Lowell 44 — Freshman Katie Kirsch had 17 points for the victorious Raiders.

Boys’ hockey

Everett 1, Somerville 0 — Junior J.J. MacLaughlin scored for the Crimson Tide and junior goalie Cassara Roderick made 35 saves.

Braintree 2, Natick 1 — The Wamps qualified for the state tournament for the seventh year in a row behind goals from sophomore Evan Googins and senior Sean Casey.

Girls’ hockey

Notre Dame (Hingham) 1, St. Mary’s 0 — Goaltender Lizzy Bell had her fourth shutout of the season for the Cougars (7-2-3).

Nobles 7, Phillips Exeter 1 — Senior captain Molly Slowe and junior forward Caitrin Lonergan each netted two goals for the Bulldogs (15-2-1).

St. Paul’s 2, New Hampton 0 — Kerri St. Denis stopped all 23 shots for the Pelicans. Gillis Frechette’s power-play goal in the second proved the difference.

Westford 5, Lincoln-Sudbury 2 — Sophomore Katie Hargrave had two goals and two assists for the Grey Ghosts (6-5-3).

Bishop Fenwick 1, Peabody 0 — Meghan Woodworth stopped all 27 shots to pick up her second shutout of the year, and sophomore Caitlin Carney scored the lone tally for the Crusaders (11-7).

Needham 4, Auburn 3 — Rachel Crowley scored twice and had an assist, while Nicole Bousquet had two assists, but the visiting Rockets (5-10) fell.

Girls’ indoor track

Hingham 74, Whitman-Hanson 26 — The Harbormen, who are undefeated in Patriot Keenan meets since 2010, clinched the league title again.