AYER — The Parker Charter School boys basketball team got its MIAA Tournament run off to a fabulous start, edging Notre Dame of Worcester 80-77 in a Division 4 Central first round matchup.
High school roundup
Parker advanced to a quarterfinal matchup at No. 1 seed Worcester Tech on Friday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday night, Matt McNamara had 12 points, including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to lift No. 8 Parker past ninth-seeded ND. Hayden Rios and Jared Osofsky each scored 16 points for the winners.
Matt Doherty scored the game-winning basket for Westboro in a 52-49 win over Groton-Dunstable in the Clark Tournament final last week.
Earlier, in the Clark semifinals, G-D senior guard Evan Cook scored 22 points, including the 1,000th point of his high school career, as the Crusaders upset top-seeded Hudson, 51-38.
The Crusaders played Grafton Thursday night in the second game of an MIAA Tournament doubleheader at G-D. The girls took on Marlboro in the opener. Both games occurred after Voice deadlines.
The Groton-Dunstable boys hockey team has a tournament game this Saturday when the Crusaders take on Westboro at NorthStar Arena in a Division 3 Central quarterfinal battle. The puck drops at 4:45 p.m.
Elsewhere, the Ayer Shirley girls basketball team lost its first round game in the Division 3 Central tournament to Northbridge, 46-40.
The Ayer/Lunenburg and Littleton/ Bromfield boys hockey team began their quest along the state tournament trail on Wednesday night, after deadline.