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Senior Dan Zabbo had a night to remember for the Dracut High boys basketball team on Friday, pouring in 41 points.

Boys basketball

Zabbo drilled nine 3-pointers in his tremendous effort, but his Middies fell to Chelmsford, 85-71, in a Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 contest.

The game was tied 53-53 after three quarters.

Chelmsford 85

Dracut 71

Chelmsford's balance proved to be too much.

Senior Mike Calicchio had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and junior Jack Campsmith added 20 points for the Lions (11-6). Matt Kuda had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Jackson Gamer was in double-figures with 13 points.

Dracut senior Adam Barbosa scored 9 points.

St. Clement 72

Lowell Catholic 55

Lowell Catholic (10-6) trailed the CCL Small's top team by just 2 points at the half (31-29), but St. Clement (15-1) pulled away in the final two frames.

Junior guard Brian Ngaruiya led the Crusaders with 19 points. Senior center Yi Shi had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The loss snapped a 7-game winning streak for LC.

Central Catholic 81

Lowell 60

Senior guard Tyler Nelson had 23 points and Central (13-4) rolled to the home win over MVC rival Lowell (9-9). Aaron Hall had 19 for the Raiders.

Lowell senior Dewayne Thomas had a nice night with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Andre Ruff added 10 points and Luis Lora had 9 points.

Lowell needs to win one of its final two games to qualify for the state tournament.

Pelham 70

Souhegan 35

Sophomore forward Keith Brown scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Pelham in a New Hampshire Division 2 contest. Jake Vaiknoras tallied 22 points for the Pythons, who improved to 12-3 overall.

Ryan Frank added 11 points for the Pythons.

Wilmington 55

Wakefield 53

Junior James O'Regan swished a turnaround jumper with 5 seconds left in OT to propel Wilmington to the Middlesex League victory.

O'Regan's hoop, 2 of his 10 points, came with no time left on the shot clock.

Junior center Connor Bennett scored 23 points and added 17 rebounds, while junior forward Ryan Horgan added 12 points and 2 boards. Matt Spur sank two key free throw in OT.

The Wildcats are 3-13.

Chelsea 57

Shawsheen 54

Chelsea outlasted the Rams in overtime in a CAC Large game. The score was 48-48 after regulation.

Senior Jared Pinette was a force for Shawsheen Tech, checking in with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Junior Pat DeCourcey scored 12 points for Shawsheen (3-12).

Freshman Sean Hines netted 7 points, five of which came in the fourth quarter, and pulled down 5 rebounds.

Concord-Carlisle 72

Boston Latin 52

Senior guard Jamir Henderson scored 33 points as Patriots improved to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in DCL Small.

Eric Sellew had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Blaine Taylor tossed in 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for C-C.

Tyngsboro 66

Lunenburg 52

Austin Coene was an all-around force for Tyngsboro, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Drew Hurynowicz added 19 points, 7 assists and 6 steals for the Tigers (15-2).

Ben Foley (11 points, 4 rebounds) and David Walker (7 points, 13 rebounds) also played well.

Greater Lowell 66

Lynn Tech 57

Jayson Colon helped spark the Gryphons' balanced attack with 14 points.

Ian Kirumira played well defensively and scored 11 points for Greater Lowell Tech (12-2, 6-0 CAC Large).

Angelo Pilato notched 13 points.

North Middlesex 54

Groton-Dunstable 53

Tyler Thomas scored 8 points for North Middlesex, including the game-winning with 5 seconds left to play.

Bobby Larsen scored 13 points for the Patriots.

Korey Romich (14 points) and Matt Tornaritis (12 points) scored in double-figures for G-D (7-10).

Senior Scott Csaplar finished with 9 points and 15 rebounds for the Crusaders.

Seniors Matt Werner and Bob Flanagan also played well for G-D.

Lincoln-Sudbury 57

Westford Academy 38

Westford struggled through a poor shooting night en route to dropping to 9-8. 

Littleton 62

Tahanto 23

Seniors Alex McLaughlin and Travis Bassett scored 11 points each for the Tigers (13-4) while Nick Fontanella checked in with 10 points.

Seniors Brad Magnuson, Matt Jackson, Matt Johnson and Mike Wilson played well.