Senior forward Maddie Balassie scored 18 points and hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second half to propel the Patriots (2-1) to a semifinal win in the Pete Trainor Tournament. North Middlesex will now face either Ayer-Shirley or Oakmont in the final at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ayer. Junior center Mackensey Farina had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for North Middlesex, while Lindsay Werner led the Crusaders (0-3) with 14 points.
North Middlesex 58, Groton-Dunstable 48
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Townsend
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.