Billerica’s Caroline Gillis plays tough defense on Bedford’s Samantha Cowan (14). Bedford won the girls basketball battle, 44-38, to remain
Billerica's Caroline Gillis plays tough defense on Bedford's Samantha Cowan (14). Bedford won the girls basketball battle, 44-38, to remain undefeated. Page 12. SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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Bedford High defeated Billerica, 44-38, in a non-league girls basketball game between strong programs Monday night.

Elsewhere, Tyngsboro rolled past Clinton by 44 points and St. Mary's romped over Austin Prep, 59-19.

Bedford 44

Billerica 38

One day after knocking off unbeaten Andover, Billerica (4-2) came up a bit short against undefeated Bedford.

Bedford outscored the Indians, 13-6, in the third quarter and then held on after Billerica cut the deficit to two inside the final two minutes. Kristen Bullock led the Buccaneers with 14 points.

Billerica was led by Shannon Hayes, who had 16 points and 8 rebounds. Lexie Mattar added 8 points.

Greater Lawrence 46

Notre Dame Academy 45

NDA (1-4) led 26-15 at the half, but ran out of gas down the stretch.

Billerica’s Shannon Hayes soars to snare a rebound during a 44-38 loss to host Bedford.	SUN/BOB WHITAKERSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting
Billerica's Shannon Hayes soars to snare a rebound during a 44-38 loss to host Bedford. SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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Junior forward Sarah Morrison had a team-high 16 points for the Lancers. Senior guard Lindsay Saracco chipped in with 12 points.

Tyngsboro 55

Clinton 11

Ten players scored as Tyngsboro's balanced attack was too much for Clinton to handle.

Girls basketball

Olivia Pierce led the Tigers with 9 points. Emily McPadden and Samantha Trearchis each netted 8 points. Also starring for Tyngsboro were Megan Smolinski with 7 points and Jessica Cayer with 6 points.

Tyngsboro is now 4-2.

Main South 35

Nashoba Tech 23

Freshman Callie Bridges scored 9 points and played well defensively for Nashoba Tech (1-4).

Lauren Kelley scored 6 points for the Vikings.

Algonquin 52

North Middlesex 43

Algonquin overcame a five-point halftime deficit by going on a 23-10 third quarter run en route to handing North Middlesex (6-1) its first loss of the season.

Senior forward Mackensey Farina led the way for North Middlesex with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.

Sophomore forward Olivia Cappucci added a career-high 11 points.

Freshman center Erin Antosh finished with 6 points and 6 rebounds for North Middlesex.