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.
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.
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.
Cohasset 56, Archbishop Williams 54 — Junior Chase Bomeisler (25 points) and sophomore Thatcher Stone (19 points) led the Skippers (14-5).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Pentucket 37, Belmont 35 — Sophomore center Liv Cross paced the Sachems (18-2) with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
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.
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