Roundup: Springfield Cathedral tops Malden Catholic

There was much more than a trophy on the line Thursday night in the championship game of the Springfield Cathedral Tournament. The showdown between host Cathedral (Springfield) and Malden Catholic was a crucial measuring-stick game between two Super 8 contenders.

The fourth-ranked Panthers scored three second-period goals to take down top-ranked MC, 5-2, in each team’s final game before the postseason.


“We couldn’t have ended the year with a better opponent, with a better win,” said Cathedral coach Brian Foley. “We’ve had a great regular season. This game was a good confidence-booster, we’re confident that we can play with anybody in the state.”

After the Lancers took a 1-0 lead in the first period, Holy Cross commit Peter Crinella got the Panthers (15-2-5) on the board 30 seconds into the second. Tallies by John Leonard and DJ Petruzzelli followed to give Cathedral a 3-1 lead heading into the third.

Get Sports Headlines in your inbox:
The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Crinella, the tournament’s MVP, added another on a 5-on-3 power play early in the third to extend the lead to 4-1. The Lancers (16-4-0) cut the lead to 4-2, before Leonard capped the win with an empty-netter.

Duxbury 5, BC High 2 — Senior defenseman Tyler Powers and senior forward Shayne O’Brien each scored two goals for the No. 9 Green Dragons (15-2-3) as they upset the No. 2 Eagles (14-2-4).

Boys’ basketball

BC High 79, Woburn 66Sophomore guard Jack Loughnane scored 17 points to pace the Eagles (13-7). Senior Zac Bailey added 13.


BB&N 61, St. George’s 41 — Junior forward Ben Crawford scored a career-high 29 points for the Knights (17-6).

Cambridge 69, Quincy 60 — Jakigh Dottin led the Falcons with 17 points.

Girls’ basketball

Winthrop 44, Somerville 21 — Senior captain Ashelyne Babb led the Vikings (19-3) with 13 points. Senior Theresa Jones added 12 points.

Marshfield 63, Plymouth North 57 — The Rams (15-7) clinched the Atlantic Coast League title behind seven 3-pointers from Jackie Waite.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of