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Top-ranked Cambridge blasts past No. 7 New Mission

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The top-ranked and defending Division 1 state champion Cambridge Rindge & Latin boys’ basketball team has been on a mission all season.

Get back to Springfield.


The Falcons proved again why they are still the team to beat with a 91-52 victory over seventh-ranked and defending Division 2 state champion New Mission in the Tuscan Brands Round Ball Classic at Central Catholic in Lawrence on Sunday.

Led by seniors Jakigh Dottin (18 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds) and Dimon Carrigan (20 points, 20 rebounds, 4 blocks), Cambridge dominated the undersized Titans in the paint.

“For us, we want to take advantage on the inside. When you have guys who are that big and that tall, you want to get them touches,” said Cambridge coach Lance Dottin.

The 6-foot-8-inch Carrigan was able to assert his presence in a big way on both the offensive and defensive ends, coming up with big blocks that led to transition layups.

New Mission (13-6) kept the game close early and trailed, 18-14, after the first quarter as sophomore Trahe Qualls (13 points) sank some open looks from the outside.


In the second quarter, though, with the Titans’ talented twin guard duo of Charles and Charlie Mitchell on the bench in foul trouble, the Falcons took control.

Cambridge (19-0) went to a full-court zone press that forced six turnovers in the quarter, and a Carrigan putback dunk at the buzzer was the exclamation point on a 43-25 halftime lead.

“We really just played our game the Cambridge way,” said Carrigan. “It was all about executing on the offensive end and playing strong defense.”

The lead grew to as many as 30 points in the third quarter thanks to the stroke of senior Malik Correia (17 points), who hit three 3-pointers in the span of a minute, and five total in the game.

A steal and an emphatic one-handed slam by junior Jonathan Cenescar halfway through the fourth quarter stretched the Cambridge lead to 80-43 and prompted Dottin to send in the reserves.

Seniors Kevin Nunez and Alexander Delarosa chipped in 12 points apiece for New Mission, but only five players scored, compared with nine for Cambridge.

Acton-Boxborough 47, Somerville 46 — Senior forward Didier Mathelier tipped in the winning shot for the Colonials (12-9) as time expired. Senior center Luke Rogers led A-B with 12 points.

Lexington 79, Lincoln-Sudbury 57 — Spencer Kendall and Jack Amsler scored 24 points apiece to lead the Minutemen (7-12).

Cohasset 56, Archbishop Williams 54 — Junior Chase Bomeisler (25 points) and sophomore Thatcher Stone (19 points) led the Skippers (14-5).

Mystic Valley 53, Cristo Rey 34 — Sophomore guard Ben Soto led the Eagles (11-8) with 21 points and 8 rebounds in the semifinals of the Eagle Classic.

Beverly 67, Masconomet 43 — Patrick Gavin notched a career-high 39 points to lead the Panthers (11-6).

St. John’s Prep 69, Bishop Fenwick 44 — Matt Relihan (21 points), Nate Hobbs (20), and Patrick Sweetnam (16) combined for 57 points for the fifth-ranked Eagles (14-5).

Westwood 80, Bishop Feehan 68 — Senior Tim Giovino led the Wolverines (17-3) with 27 points. Dylan Linehan notched 19 points in the win.

Arlington 59, Marlborough 54 — Freshman Bensley Joseph notched 17 points and nine rebounds to propel the Spy Ponders (18-1) in the Malden Catholic Tournament semifinals.

Girls’ basketball

Woburn 60, Revere 50 — Senior captains Marissa Gattuso and Mya Blazejowski scored 19 points apiece as the sixth-ranked Tanners (15-3) handed the No. 1 Patriots (18-2) their second straight loss in the Comcast/Board 27 tournament at Malden Catholic.

Gattuso closed out the win with a steal and 3-point play.

“She’s our leader, she’s been our leader for a long time,” said Woburn coach Stephen Sullivan. “I thought she played tremendously.”

“I’m just very proud of the way they bounced back after a tough game against Feehan yesterday to gut out a win today.”

Hingham 60, Norwood 29 — The Harbormen (13-7) were led by senior captain Abby Landry (18 points), who was named MVP of the Comcast/Board 27 tournament.

Hingham held Norwood to 12 points at halftime and forced them to six consecutive turnovers to start the third quarter. Offensively, Hingham made the extra pass.

“When we do things together and share the ball and get everyone good shots, along with trying to make extra the pass, I think we’re very effective,” said Hingham coach Eugene Buczynski.

Newton South 56, Beverly 37 — Veronica Burton netted a team-high 26 points to lead the No. 10 Lions (15-4) in the Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic.

St. Mary’s 46, Coyle & Cassidy 35 — Junior forward Olivia Nazaire notched a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Spartans (14-8).

Newton North 52, Bayview Academy (R.I.) 39 — Say Lassiter scored 15 points for the No. 3 Tigers (17-1) in the Spartan Classic at St. Mary’s.

Pentucket 37, Belmont 35 — Sophomore center Liv Cross paced the Sachems (18-2) with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Cohasset 49, Nantucket 34 — Freshman Molly Greer scored 19 points with 13 rebounds for the Skippers (12-6).

Masconomet 46, Bishop Fenwick 42 — Grace Fahey, Paige Amyouny, and Mary Erb scored 10 points each to lead the Chieftains (14-5).

Cambridge 59, Wachusett 48 — Senior guard Kalilah Hall dropped a team-best 20 points for the Falcons (9-9) in the Tuscan Brands Round Ball Classic in Lawrence.

Canton 55, Blackstone-Millville 47 — Aiden Ryan scored 14 and Kyara Beauchemin added 10 points, but the visiting Chargers (10-9) fell to the Bulldogs (5-15).

Hopkinton 51, Westborough 32 — Mikayla Pucci and Ivy Gogolin each scored 15 points to lead the top-seeded Hillers (17-2) past the eighth-seeded Rangers (4-15) in the first round of the Westboro Invitational Tournament. Haley Brown led the Rangers with eight points, while Casey McNamara and Emma Phelps each scored seven.

Medway 57, Algonquin 38 — The Tomahawks’ Elyssa Nicholas scored 19 points in the first half, but was held scoreless the rest of the way as the fourth-seeded Mustangs (13-6) outscored Algonquin, 37-8, in the final two quarters to take a first-round win at the Westboro Invitational Tournament. Riley Childs led Medway with 23 points.

Holy Name 64, Franklin 54 — Sophia Masciarelli had a game-high 23 points and was 11 for 13 from the free throw line, including 7 for 8 in the second half and 4 for 4 in overtime, as the third-seeded Naps (14-5) topped the sixth-seeded Panthers (9-10) in a first round game of the Westboro Invitational Tournament. Logan Lornell added 19 points for the Naps, who outscored Franklin, 12-2, in overtime. Ali Brigham led Franklin with 15 points, while Bea Bondus added 14 points.

Acton-Boxborough 52, Shepherd Hill 48 — Molly Springer scored 15 and Bailey Savage added 14, but the second-seeded Rams (14-5) couldn’t prevent the seventh-seeded Colonials (6-13) from rallying in the second half to advance in to the semifinal of the Westboro Invitational Tournament. Lauren Keohan had 15 points to lead Acton-Boxboro.

Boys’ hockey

Malden Catholic 1, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 — Lancers (12-3-3) senior Thomas Albert scored the game’s lone goal for the Globe’s top-ranked team.

Girls’ hockey

Hingham 5, Braintree 2 — Senior captain Julianna Lynch scored a natural hat trick to lead the No. 18 Harbormen (10-5-5).

Marblehead 8, Wakefield 0 — Olivia Fusegni, Cate Delaney, and Bella Peters each scored two goals for Marblehead/Swampscott (9-8-1).

Auburn 3, Central Catholic 0 — Amalia Monson had a goal and assist, while Anna Sosik and Nicole Bousquet added goals and Colleen Fellows made 18 saves to lift the visiting Rockets (7-10-1) past the Raiders (2-16-1).

Globe correspondent Clevis Murray contributed to this report. For highlights, go to Report scores to 617-929-2860/3235 or email

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