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School roundup: Lincoln-Sudbury gets oriented

After closing out the second quarter strong, the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors outscored Doherty, 18-5, in the third en route to a 66-52 Division 1 Central win on their home floor Monday.

The contest was the first time an Eastern Mass. team played in a Central Mass. sectional tournament game after the MIAA’s realignment.

Lincoln-Sudbury’s patient and balanced offense used motion to wear down Doherty, while coach Paul Rouse’s team simultaneously shut off the paint on its defensive end.

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“The goal in the second half was to make them play defense by executing our offense for a longer period of time,” Rouse said. “We figured that would tire them out, get them in more foul trouble and, as long as we scored, we could pull away.”

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Sophomore James Mortimer (18 points) keyed Lincoln-Sudbury’s burst in the third quarter, scoring 8 points with two 3-pointers.

“They would over-help on our point guards and it was just a catch-and-shoot every time. It was pretty simple,” said Mortimer, a 6-foot-4-inch forward who also helped protect the rim.

“Coach doesn’t appreciate it too much, but I always like swatting balls into the stands and getting the crowd into it.”

Seniors Robby Katz and Sam Casey also came up huge for Lincoln-Sudbury, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Warriors led by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter, until Doherty’s Youssef Fodaile went on a 9-0 run by himself.

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Fodaile finished with a game-high 26 points, but after he fouled out with 1:40 remaining, it was all but over for the Highlanders.

It was no coincidence the Warriors opened up a huge third-quarter lead as Fodaile went scoreless in the period.

Burncoat 57, Westford 44 — Zehmier Brown had 18 points to lead the host Patriots (14-7) past the Grey Ghosts (10-11).

Worcester South 65, Acton-Boxboro 49— Nate Mensah scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, while KC Cunningham had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists as the Colonels (12-9) topped the host Colonials (11-10).

Division 1 South

Durfee 67, Bridgewater-Raynham 63 — Junior Tyree Robinson scored 28 points and classmate Melvin McWhorter chipped in with 16 points for the Hilltoppers.

Division 2 North

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Woburn 66, Melrose 59The fifth-seeded Tanners (16-5) advanced behind 18 points from junior Jimmy McRae, 17 points from senior Andrew Murphy, and 14 points from sophomore Mat Catizone.

Marblehead 68, Chelsea 42 — Junior guards Spencer Craig (14 points) and Cian Saunders (10 points) helped lead the host Magicians (12-9).

Girls’ basketball

Division 1 South

Bishop Feehan 87, Wellesley 61 — Maddie Jolin had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists and Lauren Manis added 19 points to lift the Shamrocks.

Division 4 North

Matignon 47, Austin Prep 42 — The Warriors (8-13) were led by sophomore Natalie McAllister (13 points), junior Francesca Pinard (9 points), and junior Megan Brown (8 points).

Division 4 West

Boys’ hockey

Division 1 North

Waltham 2, Westford 1 — Ben Macewen set up Kevin Shaw with 2:32 left in the third for the winning goal. Macewen also scored the first goal, while Shamus Egan made 36 saves. Cam McDonald scored the Grey Ghosts’ lone goal.

Division 3 South

Abington 6, Attleboro 2 — Jake Quinlan scored four goals as the Green Wave advanced to face top-seeded Cape Cod Tech.