Wolverines sink Pirates while Hill sweep Leominster
By Shaun Moriarty
Citizen Chronicle Writer
It was a busy night around the area in high school basketball, with a few tight contests and a number of one-sided affairs.
In Leicester, the Wolverines improved to 5-4 with a 59-47 win over the visiting Oxford Pirates. Coach Mike Lynch’s team had a slim four-point margin before going on a run of 12 unanswered points in the third period, outpacing Oxford 24-9 in the period. Anthony McDonald’s Pirates team didn’t give up in the fourth period, but was unable to close the gap, falling to 5-5 on the season.
Atop Mugget Hill, the Bay Path Minutemen snuck by Blackstone Valley Tech with a 65-63 victory. The Minutemen overcame an early 24-7 deficit to improve to a solid 9-1 while the Beavers fall to 3-6.
The Shepherd Hill Rams came on strong in the second half for a road victory over Leominster. The Rams improve to 7-4 while the Devils fall to 1-8 on the year.
In Millbury, the 2-7 Woolies were stymied by the 5-4 Tantasqua Warriors in a 72-38 romp.
The David Prouty Panthers fared no better than Millbury, falling 75-41 to Worcester North. The Panthers drop to 3-7 while Worcester North improves to 2-6.
In girls hoops, the Tantasqua Warriors won their seventh consecutive game with a 44-39 victory over Notre Dame in Worcester. Notre Dame falls to 3-5 with the loss.
The Bartlett Indians topped the Southbridge Pioneers, 47-32. Bartlett pulled away in the fourth period, nearly doubling an eight-point lead to wrap up the game. The Indians are now 2-8, just ahead of the 2-9 Pioneers.
The Shepherd Hill Rams hosted the streaking Leominster Devils in Dudley, picking up a 61-47 victory over their guests. The loss snaps a five-game win streak for the Lady Devils, putting them at 5-3 on the year. Shepherd Hill improves to a strong 10-1 record.
The Northbridge Rams edge the Grafton Indians, 45-40. In Auburn, the Rockets fell to the visiting Uxbridge Spartans, 46-39. In Spencer, Worcester North rolled over the David Prouty Panthers, 54-21.