The Oakmont Regional girls basketball team powered past host Fitchburg High for a 62-21 victory at the Doug Grutchfield Field House on Monday evening.
Oakmont (8-6) was paced by Amaiya LeBlanc, who scored a game-high 14 points. Victoria Mays added 12 points for the Spartans, who head to Townsend Tuesday night to square off with North Middlesex Regional.
Gianexis Santiago led Fitchburg (1-16) with 11 points. The Red Raiders return to action Friday night, hosting rival Leominster High.
Nashoba 65, Shrewsbury 32: Emily Quinn erupted for 30 points as the Wolves moved to 12-3.
Leominster 73, St. Paul 54: Justin Dadah Jr. poured in 20 points to lead four Leominster players in double figures as the Blue Devils improved to 8-5. Terrance McCormack added 17, Chase Hause had 16 and Dylan Carr scored 11 in the victory.
St. Bernard’s 63, Abby Kelley 37: The win lifts the Bernardians to 8-6.
Nashoba 76, Shrewsbury 46: The Wolves move to 12-2 with the victory.
North Middlesex 8, Leominster 0: The win lifts the Patriots to 7-8, while the Blue Devils fall to 0-14.
Mitchell 85, Fitchburg State 66: The Falcons dropped to 8-12 (3-5 MASCAC) with the non-conference loss.
Mitchell opened the contest with a 5-2 edge as senior Mikey Buscetto hit a 3-pointer before Fitchburg State answered back with a 3 from senior Mikal Garcia and a Tajahn Joyner layup for a 9-5 lead.
The Falcons extended the lead to 15-9 on buckets by seniors Dayne Allen and Quincy Taylor, but the Mariners trimmed the deficit to 18-17 with senior Jalen Benson and freshman Bishop Taylor notching buckets.
The hosts battled back to knot the score at 24 following a pair of free throws by senior Alfonzo Stokes before the Green and Gold got a layup from Allen for a 24-22 edge.
Michell closed out the half on an 8-2 run for the 40-32 advantage going into halftime.
Following the intermission, Mitchell upped the advantage to 44-34 as senior Ahmani Browne, but Fitchburg State proceeded to go on a 9-3 run with Garcia, Taylor and freshman Tyrone Manderson hitting baskets to reduce the lead to 49-43.
Trailing 53-45, the Falcons got free-throws from Allen and sophomore Matthew Tanis to cut the lead to 55-48 before the Mariners pushed the margin to 70-53 with Benson draining a 3-pointer.
The Green and Gold answered back when junior Jaylen Swan netted a layup and Manderson sank two from the charity stripe, but the hosts secured the victory with newcomer Adam Gardner registering a basket.
The Falcons were paced by Taylor’s team-best 14 points and six rebounds, while Allen added a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards.