Mackensey Farina scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the first quarter to help the visiting Patriots (1-0) jump out to an early double-digit lead over the Crusaders (0-2) and advance to the final of the Pete Trainor Memorial Tournament at Groton-Dunstable. North Middlesex will face Ayer-Shirley in the final at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Groton-Dunstable will face Oakmont in the consolation game at 5:30. Hannah Van Pelt (13 points) and Lindsay Werner (11 points) each pulled down five rebounds for the Crusaders.
North Middlesex 48, Groton-Dunstable 36
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Groton
Updated: Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 10:23 p.m.