Senior captain Taylor Kapsimalis hit three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 15 points and junior Izabella Gubala (7 points) knocked down 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 1:10 to help the host Tigers (10-8, 6-4 Wachusett D) close out the Panthers (8-9, 4-7) and qualify for the district tournament. Maynard out-scored Ayer-Shirley 12-6 in the third quarter to turn a 22-17 halftime deficit into a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Christina Babcock hit four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 14 points for the Panthers.
Maynard 37, Ayer Shirley 32
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Maynard
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 9:38 p.m.