The seventh-ranked Pentucket girls’ basketball team began the fourth quarter trailing, 35-32, but senior captain Coley Viselli scored nine points in the final frame to propel the unbeaten Sachems past 14th-ranked Ipswich, 45-40, Tuesday night at Pentucket.
Both teams battled back and forth in the third quarter eager to protect their perfect seasons. The Tigers (8-1), clinging to a 3-point lead in the beginning of the fourth quarter, would soon see their lead slip away.
The Sachems (10-0) opened up the fourth quarter with 4 straight points. After a Tigers’ turnover, Viselli scored on a breakaway layup to put the Sachems up for good.
“Tess [Nogueira] was doing a great job rebounding on the boards, Alex [Moore] was managing on defense. Somebody had to manage to put the ball in hoop, and the way that those two were playing, I knew I had to jump on their backs and join them,” Viselli said.
Nogueira led the Sachems with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Viselli and Moore each added 12 points.
Braintree 56, Weymouth 31 — Sophomore Molly Reagan led the No. 1 Wamps (11-0) with 16 points.
West Bridgewater 56, Norfolk Aggie 26 — Junior Brittany Stone scored 28 points and Tiarra Nurrell added 12 for the Wildcats (9-0).
West Roxbury 50, Dorchester 45 — Marissa Serrette reached a career milestone, scoring her 1,000th point in the Raiders’ victory.
Newton North 62, Needham 35 — Junior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Tigers (9-1) with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 9 steals and 4 blocks.
Gann Academy 51, Newman Prep 34 — Junior Nikki Teperman led the Red Heifers (9-0) with 12 points.
Mystic Valley 57, North Shore 32 — Freshman Meghan Foley scored 15 points for Eagles (9-2).
Newton South 49, Acton-Boxborough 36 — Senior guard Kayla Burton scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers.
Wellesley 51, Natick 39 — Freshman Caroline Sullivan scored 17 points for the Raiders (7-4).
Oliver Ames 59, North Attleborough 48 — Senior Caitlyn Abella led the battle of undefeated teams with 17 points for the Tigers (9-0).
Minutemen 77, CASH 61 — Brandon Robinson dished out 18 assists and scored 8 points for the Mustangs (7-1). “It is definitely very unusual to see 18 assists in a high school game,’’ Minutemen coach John Fusco said. “He was phenomenal.”
BC High 68, Malden Catholic 41 — Senior Jameilen Jones scored 24 points for the ninth-ranked Eagles (7-2).
St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 80, Holy Name 37 — Pioneers coach Bob Foley, the winningest basketball coach in Massachusetts history, won his 800th career game. Drew Vittum led the No. 5 Pioneers (6-3, 3-1 Central Mass.) with 14 points.
Newton North 53, Needham 46 — Sophomore Tommy Mobley scored 28 points for the No. 14 Tigers.
Somerville 63, Cambridge 54 — Robins Guerrier scored 16 points for the Highlanders, who were 15 for 15 from the free throw line.
Marshfield 69, Falmouth 46 — Senior Alex White scored 19 points for the Rams (6-2).
Brookline 57, Framingham 46 — Junior Obi Ora finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Warriors.
Lynn Classical 7, Latin Academy 3 — Senior Ryan MacDonald scored two goals and had an assist in the Jets’ win.Globe correspondent Cat Calsolaro contributed. For more scores and highlights, go to Boston.com/schools