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Evan Cook 1,000 points
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Groton-Dunstable Regional High School senior guard Evan Cook poured in 52 points in two games to inch closer to 1,000 for his career and lead the Crusaders into the Clark Tournament semifinals.

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Cook scored 34 points (16 on free throws) in a 64-57 victory over Fitchburg, then added 18 more in a 64-37 Clark Tournament quarterfinal win over Millbury.

That left Cook needing just six points in the Crusaders’ semifinal matchup with Hudson High, which took place late Wednesday night after the Voice’s weekly deadlines, to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

Against Fitchburg, Connor Keegan was also in double-figures with 10 points for G-D, while in the Millbury game Keegan and Jacob Gavel were both good for 12.

Groton-Dunstable took a 16-4 overall record into the Clark semis. The MIAA Tournament basketball seedings and pairings were scheduled to be announced Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lunenburg 51

Ayer Shirley 41

Emily Dumford scored 20 points while lifting the Blue Knights past Ayer Shirley in a consolation round game of the Togo Palazzi Tournament in Maynard.

Riley Murphy notched 12 points for the Panthers (12-8), while Katie Hart had 11 points. Lezlie Walker scored 6 and Stepha Hart contributed 5 points.

Grot-Dunstable 57

Wilmington 47

Emma Wilson led the way on offense with 17 points as Groton-Dunstable topped Wilmington in a semifinal game of the Spartan Classic at St. Mary’s in Lynn.

Bronwyn Mulligan notched a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Hannah Wynn checked in with 10 points, 6 assists and 7 rebounds.

Pentucket 52

Grot-Dunstable 41

The Crusaders fell in the Division 2 championship game of the Spartan Classic in Lynn.

Pentucket led 20-19 at halftime but slowly pulled away in the second half. Hannah Wynn led the Crusaders (15-5 overall) with 16 points and 6 assists. Emma Wilson contributed 10 points. Rachel Erickson added 6 points and 3 steals.

Abby Eisenklam hauled down 10 rebounds for Groton-Dunstable.

ND-Worcester 57

N. Middlesex 34

Katie Kleeman netted a team-high 11 points for the Patriots. Chipping in with 6 points apiece were Joanna Chase and Emma Chase.

North Middlesex played well in the second quarter to pull within 25-23 at halftime before Notre Dame-Worcester pulled away in the third quarter.

N. Middlesex 41

Gardner 32

Alexandra Bellemare and Emma Chase tossed in 11 points each while leading North Middlesex past Gardner in a Midland-Wachusett League matchup.

BOYS HOCKEY

Little./Bromfield 3

Fitchburg 3

The Littleton/Bromfield Tigers outshot their CMass. rivals 38-26 but had to settle for the draw.

Littleton (8-8-3) got goals from Dan Paxton in the first period, Justin Montepeluso in the second and Maddox Lizotte (short-handed) in the third.

Assists went to Sean Mizzoni, Danny Angell, Chris Berger and Lizotte. Ben Canfield stopped 23 shots in net.

Algonquin 5

Grot-Dunstable 4

The Crusaders had three one-goal leads, but couldn’t hold on to capture the road victory.

Algonquin scored the lone third-period goal to win. Groton-Dunstable (9-8-1) needed one point to make the state tournament with two regular-season games left. Seedings and pairings will be announced by the MIAA on Saturday.

Will Zinkann, Brendan Ferrari, Tyler Dodge and Alex Cianci all scored goals for the Crusaders. Dodge also set up a goal. Ryan Cox dished out 2 assists.

Nashoba Tech 5

Minuteman 3

It was Senior Night for Nashoba Tech and senior Matt Venti tallied 2 goals and an assist.

Jonathan Wright also had 2 goals and an assist. Aaron Marinella contributed a goal and 2 assists in the victory.

Little./Bromfield 5

Assabet 3

Littleton/Bromfield triumphed despite being outshot, 30-17.

Danny Angell had a hat trick for the Tigers, and Maddox Lizotte had 3 assists. Justin Montepeluso and Derek Peterson also scored goals.

Littleton goalie Ben Canfield made 27 saves.

Concord 5

Bishop Guertin 4

The Cardinals trailed 4-1 and battled back to nearly tie it.

Ben Young had 2 goals for BG and Pat Madden had a goal and an assist. Mike Kiely netted the other Guertin goal.

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