Asiah Dingle, defense lift Archbishop Williams

Asiah Dingle (center) battles for the ball with Bishop Fenwick's Jennie Meager (left) and Courtney Norton during Archbishop Williams’s 48-24 victory Tuesday in Braintree.
Asiah Dingle (center) battles for the ball with Bishop Fenwick's Jennie Meager (left) and Courtney Norton during Archbishop Williams’s 48-24 victory Tuesday in Braintree.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

When senior guard Asiah Dingle causes mayhem on defense, the second-ranked Archbishop Williams girls’ basketball team is nearly unstoppable.

She made seven steals and added 14 points and four assists as the Bishops (8-0) beat No. 14 Bishop Fenwick, 48-24, on Tuesday night in Braintree.

“We like defense,” Dingle said. “I like to reach. Sometimes I tell myself not to reach, but my hand just reaches. When they put the ball out in front of me, it makes me want to get it.”

Trailing Bishop Fenwick, 13-9, with under a minute left in the first, Dingle propelled a 26-4 run that spanned to the final minute of the third quarter. She contributed 11 points, 6 steals, and 2 assists in the surge.


Archbishop Williams coach Matt Mahoney said when Dingle’s shot’s not falling it makes her ramp up on defense.

“When it isn’t falling she gets more active,” he said. “We knew our shots weren’t falling so we had to figure we had to win by defense and the girls stepped it up.”

When Dingle makes a mistake, she follows it up with something spectacular. When she overthrew a pass, she commented to her coaches “that was too high,” and immediately followed with a steal and score.

“If I turn it over, I try to get it back and make up for what I did wrong,” Dingle said.

The Crusaders (5-4) had a 4-point first-quarter lead, but a deep 3-pointer from Bishop sophomore Megan Marcel kept the Bishops alive early and sparked the 22-point swing.

A hoop by Sammi Gallant (10 points, 5 rebounds) cut the deficit to two possessions, the closest they’d get.

Juniors Monica Spain and Bridgette O’Reilly led Archbishop Williams through a dominant third-quarter stretch when Spain assisted on two O’Reilly triples and added a basket of her own.


“I can count on my teammates, everyone chips in every single game,” Dingle said.

Duxbury 56, Whitman-Hanson 38 — Freshman Teagan Curran poured in 18 points as the host Dragons (6-1, 5-0 Patriot) cruised past the previously unbeaten Panthers (7-1, 3-1). Senior captain Alli Cavallo netted a game-high 20 points.

“She doesn’t play young,” Duxbury coach Bob Sullivan said of Curran. “I’ll compare her to [Jayson] Tatum ... she doesn’t play afraid.”

Senior captain Alli Cavallo netted a game-high 20 points, doing most of her damage coming off screens and getting into the lane. Nicole Callander (10 points, 14 rebounds), Curran (12 rebounds) and Cavallo combined for 32 boards.

“When our shots didn’t go early, our defense kept us in the game,” said Sullivan. “That’s who we are.”

In other action ...

Andover 53, Chelmsford 37 — Junior Gia Bramanti dropped 20 points for the Golden Warriors (3-5).

Arlington 41, Lexington 23 — Ellie Demaree scored 16 points to lead the Spy Ponders (3-3).

Arlington Catholic 55, Cardinal Spellman 28 — Junior Erin Donlan put up 30 points for the Cougars (5-3), while senior Carrigan Dall added 16 points.

Belmont 66, Winchester 21 — Maiya Bergdorf (14 points) and Jenny Call (12 points) led the No. 7 Marauders (6-1) in a dominant performance.

Bourne 52, Case 32 — Emma Fenton led the Canalmen to a victory with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Braintree 51, Needham 43 — Adriana Timberlake scored 16 points and Jenna Roche netted 11 to lead the Wamps (4-1).


Bridgewater-Raynham 56, Barnstable 29— Junior Kaleigh Matulonis scored 8 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished out 8 assists to lead the Trojans (4-4) in the Old Colony opener for both programs.

Cambridge 64, Weston 36— Junior guard Kalkidan Mamo led the Falcons (4-4) with 18 points.

Cathedral 76, St. Mary’s 59 — Dejah Jenkins and Mackenzie Daleba scored 14 points apiece as the Panthers overcame a 14-point deficit to stay unbeaten in the Catholic Central League.

Central Catholic 71, Dracut 43— Katie Kirsch recorded 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 steals to lead the Raiders (6-2, 3-0) in the Merrimack Valley showdown.

Foxborough 74, Stoughton 46 — The Warriors (7-1) rolled behind Ashley Sampson (23 points) and Lily Sykes (16 points).

Franklin 55, Taunton 41 — Sophomore forward Ali Brigham finished with a triple double for the Panthers (5-4) with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 blocks.

Greater Lowell 55, Presentation of Mary 21 — Kylie Bouley led the Gryphons (6-2) with 19 points on five 3-pointers.

Greater New Bedford 49, Fairhaven 33 — Senior center Lynsey Ramos and senior forward Sarah Duarte each had 14 points for the Bears (2-4).

Lincoln-Sudbury 49, Concord-Carlisle 26— Sofia Rosa carried the Warriors (4-2) with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Lynn Classical 47, Beverly 32 — On a night in which senior Paris Wilkey scored her 1,000th point, the Rams (6-1) eked out a win as senior Irianis Delgado scored 19 points.

Malden 48, Medford 24 — Senior guard Mackenzie Furlong finished with 17 points for the Golden Tornadoes (3-3).


Mansfield 52, Attleboro 31 — Senior center Meg Hill (15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks) led the way for the Hornets (7-2).

Masconomet 61, Ipswich 33 — Sophomore guard Mak Graves scored 18 points to carry the Chieftains (5-1).

Matignon 50, Lowell Catholic 48— Korine Haidel scored 13 points, Katty Haidel added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Lauren Lividoti registered 10 points as the Warriors (5-0) recorded the narrow win.

Medfield 79, Norton 24— One night after notching 14 steals, Maggie McCarthy almost matched the effort with 10 more takeaways in addition to 16 points and 11 rebounds for her second consecutive triple-double for the Warriors (8-2).

Mystic Valley 50, Shawsheen 38 — Junior Anastasia Bessler led the Eagles (5-2) with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Nauset 41, Falmouth 28 — Rogan Neehan led the Warriors (3-0) with 16 points.

Newburyport 55, Georgetown 31 — Krysta Padellaro led the way for the Clippers (7-0) with 18 points.

Newton South 63, Waltham 25 — Senior guard Veronica Burton scored 22 points while Amari Turner notched 17 for the top-ranked Lions (8-0).

North Andover 51, Haverhill 43 — Emily Sifferlen led the Knights (5-6) with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 steals.

North Quincy 36, Plymouth South 24 — Senior captain Jenn Butchka led the Red Raiders (4-4) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

North Reading 51, Manchester Essex 48 — Junior guard Mia DiNotrio scored 8 of her 16 points in overtime while classmate Casey McAulife contributed 12 points for the Hornets (6-1).


Oliver Ames 47, King Philip 34 — Kayla Raymond paced the Tigers (5-2) with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Pope John 53, Saint Joseph Prep 33— Sophomore Shannon Collyer recorded a career-high 17 points for the Tigers (2-5). Sophomore Mackenzie Curtis added 14 rebounds, with eight in the fourth quarter alone in the win.

Revere 62, Everett 48 — Valentina Pepic led the Patriots (4-2) with 25 points and 16 rebounds, netting her 1,000th point. Erika Cheever also added 15 points in the winning effort.

Sandwich 58, Dennis-Yarmouth 32— Senior forward Caroline Wilson led the Blue Knights (3-6) with 29 points.

Saugus 51, Peabody 35 — Junior Alessia Salzillo dropped 17 points for the Sachems (4-2).

Scituate 39, Hanover 31 — Jaycie Rojik scored 17 points to lead the Sailors.

Swampscott 39, Gloucester 28 — Sophomore Emme Laundry led all scorers with 9 points and seven rebounds to pace the Big Blue.

Weymouth 48, Brookline 46 — Maggie Fitzgerald led the Wildcats (2-4) with 20 points.

Boys’ basketball

Acton-Boxborough 59, Wayland 50 — The Colonials (3-3) got the win behind Stan Bernard’s 15 points and Shea Doherty’s 13 points.

Apponequet 74, Old Rochester 63 — Senior forward Andy Johnson scored 23 points for the Lakers (6-0) and Adam Seablom added 20 points.

Arlington 65, Lexington 58 — Sophomore guard Bensley Joseph carried the Spy Ponders (6-1) to a win with 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Austin Prep 62, Marian 39 — Logan Bravo collected 20 rebounds while Stephen Reddy led the Cougars (4-1) with 17 points.

Cambridge 61, Weston 42 — The Falcons (8-0) trumped the Wildcats to win their 53rd consecutive game.

Cardinal Spellman 54, Arlington Catholic 36 — Sophomore Craig Faria scored 15 points to boost the Cardinals (6-1).

Case 65, Bourne 51 — Senior Drew Plante scored 26 points for the Cardinals (5-1) in the win.

Catholic Memorial 80, St. John’s Prep 76 — The No. 18 Knights (5-3) opened a 16-point cushion late in the third quarter and held on for Catholic Conference win at home over the second-ranked Eagles (6-2). Senior captain Kani Glover paced CM with 23 points and Tommy O'Neil led Prep with 25.

Durfee 65, Stoughton 47 — The Hilltoppers (4-3) secured the win behind 20 points from Nilin Nehra.

Franklin 72, Taunton 60 — Sophomore guard Chris Edgehill carried the Panthers (7-1) with 23 points.

Latin Academy 61, Quincy Upper 52— Ikenna Azums led Latin Academy (3-4) with 21 points.

Lynn Classical 60, Beverly 57 — Behind juniors Jaylen Johnson (16 points), Dyrrell Rucker (15), and Malik Anderson (19), the 14th-ranked Rams (6-0) escaped for the Northeastern Conference North win over the Panthers (6-2). Rams guard Deontae Plouffe was pivotal with 10 rebounds.

Madison Park 62, O'Bryant 49 — Senior guard Dominic Jones was all over the floor for the Cardinals (2-5), recording 22 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals.

Malden 66, Medford 51 — Senior guard Tyler Holness scored 25 points for the Golden Tornadoes (6-2).

Mansfield 64, Attleboro 51 — Senior forward John McCoy finished with 23 points for the 7-1 Hornets.

Marshfield 70, Pembroke 61— Senior forward Jake Weisgerber scored 26 points and senior guard A.J. Conn notched 21 points, 8 of which came in the fourth quarter, to help the Rams (6-1) to a win.

Matignon 66, Cristo Rey 43 — Senior forward Connor Byrne paced the Warriors (5-2) with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Mystic Valley 66, Shawsheen 61 — Junior forward Ben Soto had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and junior guard Joshua Briceus notched 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Eagles (7-2).

Needham 63, Braintree 46 — Brown commit Thomas Shaughnessy scored his 1,000th point for the Rockets (7-0).

Quincy 78, Plymouth North 59 — Junior forward Brendan Keaveny dropped 16 points for the Presidents (5-3), leading a lineup that included five players who scored double-digits.

Rockland 67, Cohasset 53— Senior forward Zach Sharland scored 36 points to lead the Bulldogs (5-2). Senior Aidan Glennon added 19 points.

Sandwich 66, Dennis-Yarmouth 47 — Nick Abbott led the Blue Knights (3-5) with 16 points.

Wakefield 64, Wilmington 39 — Senior guard Andrew Miller led the Warriors (3-5) with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 steals.

Westwood 59, Holliston 58— Nick Anderson scored 24 points to lead the Wolverines (3-5).

Whitman-Hanson 61, Duxbury 38 — Senior captain Sean Leahy poured in 25 points and sophomore Ryan Bosse added 11 to lead the Panthers (5-1, 4-0) in the Patriot League matchup.

Winchester 72, Belmont 62 — Senior Liam Fitzpatrick scored 21 points to pace the Sachems (7-2).

Boys’ swimming

St. John’s Prep 97½, Andover 80½ — Senior Oliver Zmetrovich won the 200 individual medley (1:38.00) and the 100 butterfly (54.90) as the Eagles (4-0) dealt the Golden Warriors (5-1) its first loss in the inaugural meeting between the perennial Division 1 powers. “Those were nowhere near my best times,” said the 18-year-old Zmetrovich. “But it’s right where I want to be going towards states.”

Natick 95, Needham 91 — The 400 freestyle relay quartet of Evan Walker, Ben Schmelmer, Jordan and Ian Arnold set a school record (3:22.58) in the final event to lift the Redhawks (5-0) over the host Rockets.

Girls’ swimming

Duxbury 99, Silver Lake 78 — The Green Dragons stayed unbeaten (5-0) behind victories from seniors Mary Buckley (200 IM) and Anna Jamieson (100 butterfly).

Girls’ hockey

Natick 4, Wayland 3 — Molly Burnes scored twice, including the game-winner, for the Redhawks (4-2-1).

Globe correspondents Katherine Fominykh, Karl Capen, Trevor Hass, and Nate Weitzer contributed to this report. To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email hssports@globe.com.