Both middle school teams win


By Staff Reports

MARLBOROUGH—Diana Bibinski scored nine points and AMSA’s middle school girls basketball team withstood a late rally by Hopedale to secure a 26-23 victory on Friday at Fore Kicks.

The Eagles jumped out to a 17-6 halftime lead, but struggled in the final two quarters, particularly at the free throw line, where they converted just 1-of-15 attempts. Hopedale had a chance to tie it with a 3-point attempt in the final minute, but the try rattled off the rim and AMSA held on.

The Eagles forced 28 turnovers to help them remain undefeated for the season (7-0).

AMSA 58, Hopedale 47

The middle school boys basketball team used a 23-11 run in the third quarter to pull away, extending its record to 9-2.

Carter Dummett led the Eagles with 15 points and 12 rebounds. He had seven points in the first quarter and was a force under the basket.

“We did a great job of passing and moving the ball around,” Carter said.

Nico Ciolino added 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for AMSA, which forced Hopedale into 20 turnovers with a suffocating defense.