Just days after scoring 41 points in a win over Woburn on Jan. 31, Lexington’s 5-foot-6-inch sophomore guard Anna Kelly scored a school-record 52 points and added 11 steals and 10 rebounds in the Minutemen’s 76-59 win at Belmont on Tuesday night.
Kelly hit 19 of 34 shots, including 6 of her 10 three-point attempts, and knocked down 8 of 10 from the foul line to help Lexington improve to 7-10 on the season.
“The biggest thing is that half those points came from my teammates getting a bunch of tips [on defense] and passing ahead to me,” Kelly said. “The points don’t really matter to me. It’s all about improving our record as a team.”
With five games remaining, the Minutemen must run the table in order to earn a postseason berth.
“We’re hanging on and are trying to take it one game at a time to make the tournament,” coach Steve Solly said. ‘‘[Kelly] just erupted. It would be great to make [the tournament] so everyone can know just how good she really is.”
Concord-Carlisle 56, Bedford 54 — The Patriots rallied at home to upset the No. 8 Buccaneers in overtime.
First-year coach Maureen Sullivan attributed the victory to the work of her tricaptains.
“They’ve done an unbelievable job on and off the court bringing the team together,” said Sullivan.
Senior tricaptain and guard Angela DeBruzzi led the way against Bedford with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Guard and tricaptain Chrissy Curran made the difference in OT. Curran scored all 4 points for the Patriots, including two free throws with seven seconds left to secure the win. The third captain, senior guard Hannah Deignan, had 8 points and played great defense.
The Patriots’ 5-11 record still lands them a spot in the state tournament as the second seed in the DCL Small conference. Bedford will head to the Division 2 state tournament with a 15-3 record.
Archbishop Williams 63, Cardinal Spellman 32 — Olivia Conrad scored 14 points and Alana Gilmer added 13 to pace the No. 18 Archies.
Lynn English 69, Lynn Classical 45 — Senior forward Makayla Everette scored 12 points and collected 24 rebounds and senior guard Catherine Stinson scored 24 points and the No. 3 Bulldogs improved to 18-0.
New Mission 58, West Roxbury 24 — Denia Stewart led New Mission (12-2) with 18 points and 10 blocks.
Central Catholic 70, North Andover 61 — Senior forward Amanda Williams recorded 27 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 4 Raiders (16-1).
Plymouth North 58, Nauset 35 — Freshman forward Joie Grassi collected 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals for the host Eagles (14-2).
Winthrop 53, Marblehead 34 — Senior guard Ashelyne Babb had 13 points, 6 assists, and 7 steals for the Vikings (16-2).
North Attleborough 58, King Philip 39 — Junior guard Danielle Perron led the Red Rocketeers (14-5) with 16 points and nine rebounds as they won the Hockomock League title.
Brockton 62, New Bedford 25 — Junior Catherine Louis led the No. 16 Boxers (13-2) with 14 points while freshman Jalani Jackson added 12.
North Quincy 74, Hanover 30 — Juniors Jackie Chen and Matt Jerakis scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the No. 2 Red Raiders improved to 19-0, 13-0 in the Patriot League.
St. Clement 67, Maimonides 64 — Junior guard Brandon Williams had 35 points and 12 assists as the No. 16 Anchormen improved to 16-1.
Oliver Ames 81, Sharon 55 — Junior forward Ryan Carney had 22 points to lead the Tigers while guard James Fritzson had 32 points to go over the 1,000-point mark for the Eagles.
Milton 72, Wellesley 58 — Senior guard Anthony Smith had 15 points in the Wildcats’ upset win over the No. 12 Raiders.
Cohasset 54, Monomoy 40 — Rocco Laugelle scored 13 points and Harrison Martin added 12 as the No. 18 Skippers improved to 16-0.
Needham 46, Braintree 44 — Senior guard Ryan Charter had the winning shot at the buzzer for the visiting Rockets (14-3).