Pelham High star Jake Vaiknoras drives to the basket against Con-Val’s Andy Bennett on Wednesday. Vaiknoras netted a career-high 30 points and the
Pelham High star Jake Vaiknoras drives to the basket against Con-Val's Andy Bennett on Wednesday. Vaiknoras netted a career-high 30 points and the Pythons won. SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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Senior Derek Rachier drained two free throws with seven seconds left to lift the Dracut High boys basketball team to a thrilling 63-62 non-league win over visiting Tyngsboro.

BOYS

Dracut 63

Tyngsboro 62

Dracut overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter with superb long-distance shooting -- the Middies drained 10 3-pointers in the game.

Boys, girls basketball

Junior Adam Barbosa netted four 3-pointers and Zach Mellonakos chipped in with 12 points. Rachier was also superb offensively.

For Tyngsboro (9-9), which needs one win in its final two games to make the Central Mass. tournament, sophomore guard Austin Coene canned a career-high 36 points. He added 8 rebounds.

Pelham’s Joe MacArthur soars for a basket in a win over Con-Val.	SUN/BOB WHITAKERSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.
Pelham's Joe MacArthur soars for a basket in a win over Con-Val. SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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Chuckie Keenan added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Keenan put the Tigers ahead 62-61 with two free throws.

Pelham 57

Con-Val 46

Junior guard Jake Vaiknoras netted a career-high 30 points to power the Pythons to the home victory.

Pelham (8-6), which led 29-18 at halftime, also received 9 points from Ryan Frank.

Melrose 72

Wilmington 47

Unbeaten Melrose (17-0) was too much for Wilmington (2-15).

Sophomore forward Zack Abbott had 11 points, and sophomore center Connor Bennett added 10 to lead the Wildcats. Senior forward Colin Doherty chipped in with 8 points.

Littleton 67

Bromfield 33

Senior sharpshooter Chris Murray collected 19 points to power Littleton to yet another win.

The Tigers (17-1) started slowly but played a strong second half.

Providing strong play inside for Littleton were Alex Mclaughlin (6 rebounds) and James Ray (5 rebounds). Mclaughlin and Matt Jackson each sunk two 3-pointers.

Waltham 79

Westford Academy 55

The Grey Ghosts played a solid first quarter Tuesday, but it was all Waltham (14-3) and Michael Gelineau for the next three.

Gelineau scored 29 points, which included seven 3-pointers and his 1,000 point.

Westford (14-4) was led by Justin Mount (13 points, 7 rebounds) and Troy Faretra (15 points). Eric McCord had another solid game with 7 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks.

GIRLS

Lowell Catholic 38

St. Joseph 36

Sophomore guard Monica Pech scored her only basket of the game on a baseline runner with 5.4 seconds left to put the Crusaders on top.

LC trailed 31-26 at the start of the fourth. Key free throws by Sarah Callahan (7 points) tied the game with a minute left. Freshman Estelle Penta led the way with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Taylor Patterson had 5 steals and Liz Friedrich collected 6 rebounds.

Littleton 35

Bromfield 30

Litteton led most of the way to improve to 12-5.

Kristen Smith scored 10 points to lead the Tigers, while Meg Ackerman added 7. Julia Court played a strong defensive game, holding Bromfield's leading scorer to just 2 points.

Whittier Tech 66

Shawsheen Tech 57

Senior Arianna Medeiros had 18 points and 9 assists, but Shawsheen couldn't hold a one-point fourth quarter lead and dropped to 11-2.

Sophomore Emily Irwin had 14 points for the Rams and junior Shanell Nardone scored 11.