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    Roundup: Williams wins double-OT thriller

    Olivia Conrad’s two free throws were the final touches the eighth-ranked Archbishop Williams girls’ basketball team needed in a double-overtime thriller over host Bishop Feehan, 77-75, on Sunday.

    The 6-foot-1-inch junior center was 6 for 6 from the free throw line as she scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

    The game was tight throughout, with Bishop Feehan leading at the half, 30-28.


    “We had the height advantage, but they were very intense on the boards and, for the first half, they outrebounded us,” said Bishops coach Jim Bancroft.

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    In th second half, the Bishops capitalized on better shot selection, but the game was knotted at the end of regulation, 60-60.

    “We made some minor adjustments and we gave them more cushion off the ball, so we didn’t have to put anybody in a help position,’’ Bancroft said. “The second half is the way we play and hopefully we can carry that over into the season.”

    Better rebounding was the difference-maker in the first overtime, as the Bishops challenged Shamrocks senior center Sierra Schrader, who scored 7 of her 18 points as the teams went into the second OT tied at 69.

    The Bishops started feeding senior Sara Ryan (17 points), who hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 75. Ryan was the team’s leading scorer last year and is a University of Southern New Hampshire commit.


    “Sara has been stepping into those positions when we need a hoop and she seems to be coming through,” said Bancroft.

    Conrad then hit her two free throws to push the bishops’ record to 4-1.

    Sophomore forward Alana Gilmer led the Bishops with 19 points while sophomore forward Jaylen Williams added 10 rebounds and three block shots.

    The Shamrocks (3-2) also got big games from Maddie Jolin (23 points) and Cara Adams, who sank five 3-pointers.

    Reading 49, Fenway 38 — Olivia Healy had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the Rockets’ win.


    Andover 64, Salem (N.H.) 44 — Senior guard Devon Caveney led the Golden Warriors (4-1) with 23 points.

    Boys’ basketball

    South Boston 51, Duxbury 50 — Senior guard Marcus Campbell (17 points) landed a full-court buzzer-beater to win the game for the Knights (4-2).

    Malden Catholic 59, Brookline 58 — Sophomore Austin Batchelor scored the last 5 points for the Lancers, including the winning bucket with 11 seconds remaining.

    Oliver Ames 82, Walpole 77 — Sophomore Ryan Carney scored 36 points and was named MVP in the Tigers’ championship win in the Val Muscato tournament.

    Winchester 76, St. Clement 52 — Ryan Murphy scored 19 points and Tim Mangano added 18 in the Sachems’ win.

    BB&N 49, Dexter 30 — Sophomore guard Koby Antwi led the winners with 16 points and 10 steals.

    Hingham 61, Stoughton 41 — Eddie Bowler, tourney MVP, scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds as the Harbormen won the Blue Devil Classic final.

    Cohasset 62, Blackstone-Millville 52 — The visiting Skippers (4-1) were led by Shane Haggerty’s game-high 26 points to win the championship game of the BMR Holiday Tournament in Blackstone.