In what has become one of the state’s more exciting girls’ basketball rivalries, top-ranked Bishop Feehan edged No. 3 Braintree, 52-46, on Monday to claim the Division 1 title at the Comcast/IAABO Board 27 tournament at Malden Catholic High.
Junior forward Anna Shaughnessy registered a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to pace the defending state champions.
“I’m very, very proud of my girls,” said Bishop Feehan coach Michael Deady. “They were outstanding. I think they really stood tall, but what a game Braintree gave us. They always give us a great game.”
In a game that had several lead changes, the Wamps (16-4) held a 2-point edge at the half. But Shaughnessy quickly led the Shamrocks (17-2) to a 3-point advantage after three quarters.
Feehan kept the momentum until sophomore guard Adriana Timberlake drained a 3-pointer from the corner to put Braintree ahead by 1 with 2:30 left.
But in the final minute, Shamrocks senior center Marissa Fontaine converted two clutch baskets to secure the win.
“At the end, we knew we had to work together to get open,” said Fontaine, who has committed to play at Bentley. “We went high pick-and-roll just to open up a side to get something going, and they switched, which meant I had a mismatch, so we were able to capitalize on that.”
It was yet another chapter in a rivalry that never fails to disappoint. After winning state titles in 2014 and 2015, and also its first 22 games last season, the Wamps fell to Bishop Feehan, 59-44, in last year’s Division 1 South final.
The teams met again Dec. 28 in Attleborough, with the Shamrocks escaping with a 61-60 win.
Round 3 on Monday was just as competitive.
“It’s unbelievable. It just makes winning the games that much more meaningful,” said Deady of the rivalry. “We earned it, but that’s because of [Braintree coach] Kristen [McDonnell] and her girls that do a wonderful job.”
“This tournament was awesome to get us ready for the [state] tournament,” said Fontaine, whose Shamrocks wrap up the regular season Wednesday at North Attleborough. “This is the best of the best to play against, and obviously playing against Braintree, you don’t get better games than that.”
Braintree, which had won the last three Comcast tournaments, was led by Keelah Dixon’s 21 points and five rebounds.
“That’s why we’re here,” said Deady. “We’re here to play the best teams in the state, and we did that today. It doesn’t get any tougher than this.”
Andover 48, Cambridge 43 — Senior Jillian Webber netted 21 points to power the fourth-ranked Golden Warriors (19-1) to their 19th straight win in the championship game of the Tucscan Brands Round Ball Classic at Central Catholic. With one minute remaining in the fourth quarter and the score tied, sophomore guard Gia Bramanti hit a 3-pointer to give Andover the lead. Bramanti finished with 10 points.
Fontbonne 43, Archbishop Williams 42 — The Bishops’ Asiah Dingle led all scorers with 19 points, but junior Annabelle Larnard (16 points) hit a pair of foul shots with 12 seconds left to give the Ducks (17-3) the victory in the Westwood Riley Classic championship.
Arlington 65, Malden Catholic 63 — The Spy Ponders outlasted the Lancersto clinch the Division 2 boys’ title in the Comcast/Board 27 Classic in Malden. Senior cocaptain Colin McNamara led Arlington (19-1) with 19 points. Freshman guard Bensley Joseph chipped in 16 points and 5 assists.
Everett 85, Lowell 59 — Seniors Theo Zidor and Jordan McAfee have an unmistakable chemistry, always seeming to complement each other in key moments when the Crimson Tide are in need of a boost.
On the Crimson Tide’s home floor, the two big men continued their attack on overmatched opponents, leading second-ranked Everett (16-1) over No. 12 Lowell (14-5). Zidor finished with a double-double (26 points, 14 rebounds), while McAfee poured in 16.
Franklin 70, Cardinal Spellman 66 — The 10th-ranked Panthers (17-4) received 22 points from Josh Macchi in the nonleague win. Freshman Craig Faria had 26 for Spellman.
Revere 69, Arlington Catholic 60 — Senior guard Curtis High (28 points) paced the host Patriots (11-8) in the championship game of the General Patton tourney.
Natick 64, Danvers 61 — The Redmen (13-7) fell into a 24-8 hole in the first half before surging to tie the game at 44 at the end of three quarters. With a minute remaining in the game and the score knotted at 59, Natick junior Kyle DeWitt hit a 3-pointer to seal the comeback win. Junior captain Peter Ryan led the Redmen with 12 points.
Masconomet 65, Bishop Fenwick 64 — Dan Monagle paced the Chieftains (6-12) with 22 points. Isaiah Cashwell-Doe had 28 for Fenwick.
Holliston 79, Framingham 71 — Junior captain Andrew Lynch lifted the Panthers (15-5) to an overtime victory in the Keough Classic championship game with 27 points. Ryan Benco, a junior for the Panthers, scored 6 of his 7 points in the overtime period.
Catholic Memorial 88, Brookline 79 — Senior Ulyen Coleman led the Knights (14-5) with 23 points. Brookline sophomore Chris Camille led all scorers with 37.
Melrose 77, Lynnfield 72 — Senior guard T’mahri Mercer (42 points, 6 steals, 4 assists, 4 rebounds) helped the Red Raiders (13-6) come back from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to take down No. 18 Lynnfield.
St. John’s Prep 65, Beverly 61 — The Eagles came back from a 13-point deficit to win the Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic championship behind tournament MVP Tommy O’Neill’s 21 points.
Norwood 4, King Philip 1 — Senior Charlie Gover and freshman Anthony Marchant each tallied a goal and assist to lead the Mustangs (8-10-2).
Bishop Feehan 5, Old Rochester 4 — Senior Kyle Browne potted two goals to lift the Shamrocks.
Cohasset 6, Whitman-Hanson 3 — Mike McKelvey’s hat trick paced the Skippers (10-6-1). Alex Uva had two goals for the Panthers.
North Reading 7, Sandwich 2 — Junior defender Kevin Murphy scored twice for the Fighting Hornets (15-1-3), who will face Lowell Catholic in the John Hayes Memorial Tournament championship game tomorrow night.
Dedham 8, Saint Joseph Prep 2 — Senior captain Jake Moulton lit the lamp five times for the Marauders.
Notre Dame (Hingham) 4, Needham 4 — Freshman Skylar Irving scored the tying goal with 2:52 left in regulation as the top-ranked Cougars (17-0-1) charged back from a 4-1 deficit to earn a point against the No. 2 Rockets (19-0-1). Elizabeth Phelan and Elizabeth Hernberg had two goals apiece for Needham.
Watertown 4, Medford 3 — Senior Aurora Fidler netted a hat trick and junior Jonna Kennedy made 32 saves for the Raiders (7-11-2).
Methuen 2, Haverhill 1 — Kaia Hollingsworth made 26 saves while Kelly Golini scored a goal and assisted on Lydia Pendleton’s tally for the No. 8 Rangers (15-1-3). Jess Chicko scored for the No. 17 Hillies (12-6-2).
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