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Roundup: Braintree girls’ basketball stifles Feehan

Sophomore guard Brianna Herlihy scored a game-high 14 points as the top-seeded Braintree girls’ basketball team cruised to a 51-19 victory over Bishop Feehan in the MIAA Division 1 South semifinals Monday at Massasoit Community College in Brockton.

The Wamps (21-1) move on to the sectional final for the third consecutive year and will play Newton North on Saturday at UMass-Boston.

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“This never gets old. It really never gets old,” coach Kristen McDonnell said. “Every year, we have a different group of kids, a different dynamic, some kids who are going for the first time, some that have been there three times in a row.”

McDonnell attributed Braintree’s inability to get going in the first quarter to nerves.

“It doesn’t matter how much experience you have here, I think no matter what, they’re still young kids, they’re going to be nervous when they get into the game,” McDonnell said.

After McDonnell called a timeout, the Wamps went on a 6-0 run to end the first quarter. Braintree held the Shamrocks (18-5) scoreless for much of the second quarter, until junior guard Madison Jolin scored with 1:31 left in the half. The Wamps led, 31-6, at halftime.

Division 1 South

Newton North 58, Brockton 45 — The 11th-seeded Tigers (20-3) held off a late rally by the Boxers (18-4) at Massasoit Community College to advance to Saturday’s final.

The Boxers trimmed a 17-point deficit to 7, but back-to-back layups by senior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (22 points) silenced the crowd.

Boys’ basketball

Division 2 North

Belmont 71, Salem 52 — Sophomore guard Matt Kerans ran the show for the Marauders in their road win over the third-seeded Witches, scoring 19 points, dishing out 5 assists, and grabbing 4 rebounds. Belmont junior center Adam Kleckner was sensational as well, finishing with 21 points and nine rebounds.

The Marauders surged to an 11-point halftime lead and continued their stifling perimeter defense in the second half to keep Salem at bay. Belmont will face No. 2 seed Danvers in the semifinals on Wednesday at Beverly at 7 p.m.

Division 4 North

St. Mary’s 60, Hamilton-Wenham 51 — Junior guard Dennis Bailer netted a team-high 17 points to lead the Spartans.

Boys’ hockey

Division 2 North

Beverly 5, Lincoln-Sudbury 1 — Junior defenseman Nick Albano recorded five assists to power the Panthers (20-1-1).

Track

Former Cambridge track star Tim Harding was named the track coach at Matignon. Harding was a two-time state champion for the Falcons.

Globe correspondent Jake Fischer contributed to this report.
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