The Chelmsford High boys basketball team defeated visiting Westford Academy during a non-league boys basketball clash Sunday, 66-57.
In girls basketball action, Westford Academy started slowly and dropped its first game of the winter, losing 49-47 to undefeated Fenway.
The Lions took control of the game midway through the first quarter and never looked back.
Chelmsford led by four after one quarter and then by 15 at halftime.
Matt Kuda led the Lions (5-5) with 20 points, while Jack Campsmith netted 15 points. Brad Hausler contributed 13 key points to the winning effort.
Westford (6-4) received great play from junior forward Dan Cornelius, who had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Junior center Eric McCord had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Groton-Dunstable sank clutch free throws down the stretch and hung on when an Algonquin player was short on a 35-foot attempt at the buzzer.
There were six lead chances during an exciting fourth quarter.
The Crusaders (4-6) received 14 points from junior guard Drew Moore. Also starring were junior guard Matt Tornaritis (10 points, 7 assists, 6 steals) and sophomore guard Corey Romich (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals).
Gavin Keough added 4 points and 9 rebounds.
The host Patriots captured their fifth victory in a row thanks to the hot shooting of senior center Blaine Taylor, who scored a game-high 21 points.
Senior guard Jamir Henderson collected 15 points, while senior guard Jon Dor and sophomore forward Eric Sellew each pocketed 12 points for Concord-Carlisle (7-1), which led 37-17 at halftime.
For Billerica, Josh Bradanese came up with 12 points.
The Grey Ghosts fell behind 16-2 and were outscored in the opening quarter, 19-8, before rallying.
Westford took a one-point lead with two minutes remaining, but the hosts held on.
Senior forward Sam Hyslip collected 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Grey Ghosts (8-1). Rebecca Sennott added 8 points. Fenway moved to 8-1.
Division 1 State Relays
The distance medley team of Max Higson, Connor Brown, Kevin Murphy and Quinn Cooney placed second in 10:38. The 4x400 team of Cooney, Higson, Mike Russo and Brown placed sixth in 3:34.31.
The Red Raiders weren't able to win their third straight championships at this event at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury.
The 4x800 team of Tyler Richards, Andrew Whitney, Tom Abraham and Randy Nong took third in 8:07.30. Combining for a fifth-place finish in the distance medley were Abraham, Egan Ojunga, Richards and Nong in 10:53.46.
In the shot put, Nicolau Coury, Liam Sullivan and Maligie Kallon placed sixth (122-9 3/4).
Only Newton North (60) and Lexington (42) finished ahead of third-place Lowell (28)
The shot put relay team of Sam Carson, Jillian Pattershall and Tiffany Chhun finished fifth in a school-record distance of 98 feet, 4.75 inches.
The sprint medley relay team of Kaley Richards, Leyshla Gonzalez, Illeana Medina and Alexa McGuire were second in a school-record 4:08.92. In third place, in 12:51.92, was the distance medley relay squad of Marissa Richards, Hannah Laughlin, Lexi Richards and Kaley Richards. The 4x200 team of Gonzalez, Medina, Danielle Crawford and McGuire took fourth in 1:49.22.
Cody Trudel, Kevin Pawlak and Jon Ko won the long jump relay with a distance of 58 feet, 73/4 inches.
Quadir Barnard-Pratt, Jake Schladenhauffen and Andrew Bowen took sixth in the high jump (16-6). In the shuttle hurdles, Brian Uram, Liam Donaher, Ko and Jack Nephew were sixth in 28:03.
The 4x200 team of Rachel Vining, Nicole Fondots, Andrea Bert and Kate McCluskey was fifth in 1:49.21. The same four athletes were sixth in the 4x400 in 4:10.21.
Austin Prep 4
Junior Meg Hanlon scored 2 goals and had an assist as Austin Prep skated past Hingham, 4-1, in a non-league game Saturday.
Rachel Utegg had a goal and assist, while Michaela Boyle notched 2 assists. Maddy Ricci scored a goal for the Cougars (6-1-1). Austin Prep's Caty Flagg made 29 saves.