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THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Central Catholic boys’ basketball dominates Lawrence

Senior Colin Bradenese (game-high 23 points, 12 rebounds) led No. 8 Raiders (8-2) in 59-50 win over No. 3 Lancers (9-2).

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Ex-Everett coach John DiBiaso calls audible in abrupt move to Catholic Memorial

After winning 12 state titles in 26 years with the Crimson Tide, the 61-year-old coach said his switch to CM was “just something John DiBiaso needed for himself.”

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Barbieri is the backbone for Burlington hockey

A four-year varsity player and two-year starter in goal, vocal senior has earned his captaincy for 9-2 Red Devils.

John DiBiaso named Catholic Memorial football coach

After a legendary 26-year run at Everett, the state’s third-winningest coach takes the helm at CM.

HAVERHILL

Haverhill tech school students making new baseball dugouts

After surveying the site two months ago, students then poured concrete foundations, mixed mortar, and set about building the block walls for the 10-foot by 30-foot area.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LYNN ENGLISH 63, LYNN CLASSICAL 60 (OT)

It’s (Lynn) English over Classical in an overtime thriller

Junior Alonzo Linton (35 points) and freshman Ademide Badmus (15 rebounds, 2 clutch free throws) lift Bulldogs over archrival.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Posting up with parental guidance

Mansfield’s Meg Hill and Franklin’s Ali Brigham credit parents, former college standouts, for their development on the court.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Arlington boys’ hockey powers past penalty-prone Austin Prep

The No. 12 Spy Ponders (5-4-1) capitalized on eight penalties by No. 6 Cougars (7-4-1) with three power-play goals in 3-2 win.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Braintree girls’ basketball bounces back to beat Natick

Jeniyah Jones (17 points) closed out Bay State Conference victory as Wamps rallied from 19-point first-quarter deficit.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | BROCKTON 86, BRIGHTON 81 (OT)

In OT, Brockton boys’ basketball nets a perfect 10

Boxers forced 21 Brighton turnovers in final two-plus quarters for a 10-0 start.

BOYS’ SWIMMING | WESTFORD 94, CHELMSFORD 87

Westford surges past Chelmsford in pool

Junior Owen Schwab (100 and 500 freestyle) powered Grey Ghosts to uplifting nonleague win.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Methuen/Tewkbury girls’ hockey up for the Division 1 challenge

Coach Sarah Oteri and the Red Rangers embracing move from D2 with a eye on reaching state final.

HOOPHALL CLASSIC | SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL 75, NEWTON NORTH 69

Newton North boys fall short at Hoophall Classic

Ethan Wright netted 30 for Tigers, but Ward (19 points) and Torres (19) dominated paint for 10-0 Springfield Central.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Shorthanded? No sweat for St. John’s Prep vs. Burlington

Senior Shamus Lombard scored winning goal on second of two shorthanded tallies for No. 4 Eagles (6-1-1) in 3-2 win over Red Devils (9-2).

BABC SLADES HOLIDAY CLASSIC | ST. JOHN’S PREP 73, O’BRYANT 58

A big rebound for St. John’s Prep basketball

Tommy O’Neil (22 points, 15 boards) and Nate Hobbs (25 points) power Eagles past O’Bryant in BABC Slades Holiday Classic.

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Bishop Stang boys’ basketball remains perfect

Junior wing Dijuan Chummack led Stang (9-0) with 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in 68-62 win over Belmont (5-4).

MSTCA James Kalperis Indoor Division 3 relays

North Attleborough boys’ and girls’ sweep

Won eight combined events, tying meet record in boys’ long jump (18.31 meters) and setting another in girls’ high jump (4.74).

GIRLS’ HOCKEY | DUXBURY 2, PLYMOUTH NORTH/SOUTH 1

Jillian Cosgrove powers Duxbury

The senior scored twice as the fourth-ranked Dragons got past Plymouth North/South.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

No. 18 Reading boys’ hockey triumphs at Belmont

Junior captain Michael Tobin scored a pair of goals to lead the way for the Rockets (6-2) in 4-1 victory.

BABC PREP CLASSIC | WOODSTOCK 116, TILTON 90

Tyrone Perry (52 points) lights up BABC Prep Classic

Off the bench, Brighton High grad buries 13 treys in Woodstock Academy’s 116-90 win over Tilton.

MSTCA JAMES KALPERIS INDOOR DIVISION 2 RELAYS

Record-setting day for Natick girls

The school set the mark for the 4x800 meter and the 4x50 yard relays.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BABC hosting weekend tourneys at Cathedral

Prep Classic, Patrick J. Harrington Memorial Game, and Slades tourney a showcase of boys’ basketball talent from region.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Lawrence 89, Lowell 65

Lawrence boys’ basketball hands Lowell first loss

Lowell had no answer for junior Luis Reynoso, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Me’ara Carter, Fenway in command

The 6-foot-3-inch center had 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists in two-plus quarters of play.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | FENWAY 53, O’BRYANT 28

Me’ara Carter, Fenway in command

The 6-foot-3-inch center had 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists in two-plus quarters of play.

Newton North 70, Cambridge R&L 45

Newton North ends Cambridge R&L’s 53-game winning streak

Ethan Wright scored a game-high 36 points as Newton North stopped the two-time defending champs.

Division 1 state coaches relays

Lowell boys, Andover girls win Div. 1 state coaches relays

Lowell and Andover won with depth on its side.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

Wrestlers fashion opinions on new uniforms

A new rule allows wrestlers to wear two-piece uniform composed of a compression shirt and fight shorts.

Xaverian athletic director Charlie Stevenson retiring

Xaverian athletics has never been better under Stevenson, 66, who stepped down as head football coach after the 2016 season.

INDOOR TRACK

Small team, big heart

With just 16 athletes, Norwell High’s girls’ indoor track team is intent on making the all-state meet in February.

INDOOR TRACK

Woburn girls’ relay team wants the peak

After a disapppointing second-place finish at last February’s All-State indoor track championship, the Woburn High girls’ 4x400 relay team is seeking redemption.

INDOOR TRACK

Acton-Boxborough’s Friborg a running machine

An iron deficiency that surfaced last year isn’t about to keep the 17-year-old track star from her appointed rounds.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

St. Mary’s boys’ basketball holds off Cardinal Spellman

Jalen Echevarria scored 29 points to help the Spartans (6-1, 4-0) remain unbeaten in the Catholic Central Large.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

BC High is now showing its bounce

After a 1-3-1 start, the senior-led Eagles have taken flight with four straight wins, punctuated by back-to-back shutouts.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Belmont girls’ basketball taking their game to next level

The top seed in Division 2 North last winter, experienced Marauders embracing their move up to D1.

BOYS’ HOCKEY | BC HIGH 3, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 0

Luke Garrity, BC High pull out all the stops to beat CM

Garrity had 12 saves, several on prime scoring bids, to lead the second-ranked Eagles.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY | NDA-HINGHAM 3, WESTWOOD 2

Notre Dame-Hingham girls skate past Westwood

Junior Alexa Graziano struck first and assisted on second goal for defending Division 2 champions.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Senior trio leads Danvers boys’ hockey over Winthrop

Falcons (7-1) got 26 saves from goalie Yegor Bublik and back-to-back third-period goals by Conor Purtell and Nic DiSciullo in 3-1 win.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Asiah Dingle, defense lift Archbishop Williams

The senior guard had 14 points, 7 steals, and 4 assists for the No. 2 Bishops (8-0)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LYNN CLASSICAL 60, BEVERLY 57

Lynn Classical escapes Beverly to stay undefeated

The Rams were led by juniors Malik Anderson (19 points), Jaylen Johnson (16), and Dyrrell Rucker (15)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 80, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 76

Catholic Memorial enjoys home cooking, beats St. John’s Prep

Senior Kani Glover finished with a team-high 23 points for 18th-ranked Knights

BOYS’ SWIMMING | ST. JOHN’S PREP 97.5, ANDOVER 80

In first meeting, St. John’s Prep leaves Andover in its wake

Senior Oliver Zmetrovich won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly for 4-0 Eagles.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Winchester girls’ hockey following the lead of their vocal captain

Senior Mariah Redler (torn ACL) has a prominent role on the bench for coach Craig Seabury and 5-0 Sachems.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Dimon Carrigan transfers to Eastern Florida State College

After a dominant semester at Bunker Hill CC, former Cambridge star will play for Division 1 junior college tean.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Rodriguez has a leading role in Lawrence

Four years after arriving from the Dominican Republic, senior guard has emerged as a game changer on and off court for 7-1 Lancers.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Damien Perry leads Bishop Stang boys’ basketball over Bishop Feehan

The 5-foot-10-inch junior guard scored 26 points en route to his 1,000th career point in 71-61 win for the Spartans (8-0).

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Senior duo leads Westford boys’ basketball past L-S

PJ Crann (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Robbie Hudson (14 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks) were stellar in DCL victory.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY | WINCHESTER 3, READING 1

Winchester girls’ hockey stays unbeaten

Junior goaltender Baile Lazarus (20 saves) backstopped No. 13 Sachems (5-0) to 3-1 win over Reading.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BC High boys’ hockey hands Xaverian its first loss

Michael Grant scored a pair of first-period goals to help the fourth-ranked Eagles (3-3-1) score a dominant 8-2 victory over the No. 8 Hawks (5-1-2).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LAWRENCE 72, ANDOVER 60

In transition, Lawrence boys’ basketball turns up D

Juan Felix Rodriguez (25 points) and Luis Reynoso (21) trigger up-tempo attack against Andover.