Caitlyn Abela scored her 1,000th career point for No. 5 Oliver Ames but the performance was not enough as fourth-ranked Medfield (19-1) rallied to beat the Tigers, 61-55, in the championship game of the Rebel Hoop Classic in Walpole. It was the first loss of the season for Oliver Ames (19-1).
Lauren Petit was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 16 points. She also had six steals and three assists and was named tournament MVP.
Last season, Oliver Ames beat Medfield in the championship game of the Rebel Hoop Classic and the script looked to be the same when the Tigers jumped to a 10-0 lead to start Wednesday’s game.
In the second quarter, Medfield trailed by as much as 13, but the Warriors chipped away to cut the deficit to 6 at the half.
In the third, Medfield took the lead for the first time and went into the fourth leading, 44-42. The comeback was led by Jen Narlee, who finished with 14 points and 10 boards.
Braintree 53, Needham 33 — Ashley Russell recorded 13 points and seven assists and Molly Reagan added 13 points and six boards for the No. 3 Wamps (20-2).
Billerica 65, Methuen 45 — Alexa Napoli scored 15 points for the No. 6 Indians (18-2).
Pentucket 54, Hamilton-Wenham 40 — Tess Nogueira registered 11 points and 14 rebounds for the No. 12 Sachems.
Scituate 63, North Quincy 45 — The No. 19 Sailors (16-3) clinched the Patriot League Fisher title behind Kelly Martin’s 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Cardinal Spellman 73, Medway 47 — The 18th-ranked Cardinals (17-3) captured the Medway tournament title behind Ryan Roach’s 14 points and 13 assists.
Reading 53, Haverhill 51 — Senior Nate Clark hit a bank shot as time expired to boost the Rockets past the Hillies.
Catholic Memorial 4, Fairfield Prep 3 — Aaron Clancy netted a hat trick as the No. 6 Knights (11-6-2) handed Fairfield Prep its first loss of the season.
Wilmington 3, Tewksbury 2 — Dylan DiNatale scored his second goal with 1:38 remaining to lead the No. 12 Wildcats.
Beverly 3, Lynnfield 0 — Andrew Irving led the No. 17 Panthers with a pair of goals and Tim Birarelli recorded his seventh shutout of the season.
Chelmsford 4, Beverly 1 — Devon Livington scored twice as the Lions (8-11-2) handed No. 13 Beverly/Danvers its first loss.